Monday, 15 January 2018

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland

 

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Book Description:

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards. 

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction. 

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn't dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems. 

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.

It’s just sex, not love.

But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars


“I thought I couldn’t get you out of my mind, but it was my heart that wouldn’t let go.”


Vi Keeland is one of those authors that always delivers and once again Sex, Not Love ticked all those boxes. Sex, Not Love is one helluva swoon worthy romance while embracing the fears that many people have before embarking on putting their heart out there. This book was full of heart, emotion and real life and I couldn’t help but champion these two characters along.


“If Hunter was my real thing, why did I have to go back to imposters?”


Natalia Rossi and Hunter Delucia first meet at their best friend’s wedding and the instant attraction was sizzling. Neither want a relationship, neither succumb but it wasn’t for want of trying and smooth words. Having married best friends means that their paths keep crossing and that sizzling hot chemistry never wanes, no matter the months and months that pass.


“It’s been nine months, and here you are still chasing me after one night in my bed. And I didn’t even put out. Imagine the condition you’d be in if I did.”


Natalia was a great heroine, divorced at twenty-eight and incredibly jaded with the male species. However, she had all that Italian feistiness which made her character pop off the pages, Vi Keeland did an amazing job bringing this character to life. Natalia had a heart the size of Texas, put everyone before herself but she was no doormat, she was just inherently kind and generous.

Hunter Delucia on the outside was the typical commitment-phobe but there was a lot more to this utterly adorable man. Drop dead sexy, with a filthy mouth and the equipment to back it up, this man had it all, so why was he still single?


“You wore me down, and now you’ve worn me out, Mr. Delucia.”


Starting as friends with benefits with strictly no emotional attachment was a tall order considering the chemistry that these two shared, but they have a lot of issues between them to work through. I loved how Hunter’s past was slowly eeked out with flashbacks to the past and gave a greater insight to the man he is today.


“So if you want to protect her—really allow her to move on without it dragging out for years like things with my dad did—don’t leave her questioning. Because while the truth hurts, it’s like a Band-Aid when you rip it off. The pain goes away. It’s the lies and questioning that keep you aching for a long time.”


This was all about exploring a connection, breaking through the barriers and grabbing a once in a lifetime opportunity with both hands. Confiding, trusting and finding that soul mate, that no matter the bad, makes everything seem so much better. Absolutely adored it, read it one sitting and could easily re-read it again.


“I used to think Hunter Delucia had stolen a piece of my heart. But I was wrong. Because eventually, even the heart stops beating. This man stole a piece of my soul—because the soul lives forever, and so will my love for this beautiful man.”


About the Author:

     

 Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in nineteen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six. 



Other books from Vi Keeland: 

Standalone novels

Beautiful Mistake



Egomaniac



Bossman



The Baller



Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)



Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

Beat



Throb



MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)

Worth the Fight



Worth the Chance



Worth Forgiving



The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You



Made for You



Co-written novels


Cocky Bastard



Stuck-Up Suit

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Playboy Pilot 



Mister Moneybags

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Dear Bridget, I Want You

Friday, 12 January 2018

Cover Reveal & Giveaway ~ One Last Time by Corinne Michaels

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One Last Time by Corinne Michaels 
Release Date: February 26th, 2018 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book Description:

From New York Times bestselling author, Corinne Michaels, comes a new heartwarming standalone romance.

I’m getting really good at cutting my losses. 

First, the husband. Divorcing him was the best decision I ever made. But between single-parenting and job-hunting, I can’t catch my breath. When a celebrity blogging position falls into my lap, I’m determined to succeed. 

That is, until I get my first assignment and actually see Noah Frazier for the first time . . . practically naked and dripping wet. My heart races and I forget how to form complete sentences. His chiseled abs, irresistible smirk, and crystal blue eyes are too perfect to be real. So, what do I do? Get drunk and humiliate myself, of course. 

I’m ready to forget the awkward night, yet Noah has no intention of allowing me to move on. Instead, he arranges for me to write a feature on him, ensuring a lot more time together. One embarrassing moment after another, one kiss after another, and before I can stop myself, I realize—I’m falling in love with him. 

But when the unthinkable happens, can I even blame him for cutting his losses? 

What I wouldn’t give for just one last time . . .

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About the Author:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Corinne Michaels is the author of nine romance novels. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife.

After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.

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Monday, 8 January 2018

Review ~ End Game (Dirty Money 4) by Lisa Renee Jones


Book Description:

How deep can you love?

Passion and danger collide in the explosive finale to Emily and Shane's story.

After tragedy strikes, Shane hovers on the edge of being consumed by darkness. He will fight for the woman he loves. He will destroy his enemy. He will not back down. As shocking twists, dark secrets, and explosive betrayals within the Brandon family come to the light, Shane must fight harder than ever before.

Every thread weaves a dangerous web. Emily and Derek. Brandon Senior. Maggie and her affair. The leader of the dangerous cartel who's wedged itself inside the Brandon Empire. It all comes to a head in the shattering conclusion to the Dirty Money series.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars


“I will live to hurt you. I will live to torture you. You will die a slow, painful death for this.”


I couldn’t wait for the conclusion to this series and Lisa Renee Jones did not disappoint with one heck of a page turner. Once I picked this one up there was no stopping me as I devoured it from first to last page. Lisa Renee Jones left us on a doozy of a cliff hanger in book three and while I still had the ending clear in my head, I was grateful for the re-cap that she provides before the book starts. End Game starts where Bad Deeds ended and once you start, you won’t come up for breath.

Shane and Emily’s story was left in a bloody heap at the end of Bad Deeds and without giving anything away, this review is going to be vague. The fallout from Shane’s brother’s activities with the Martina Cartel is far from over and Shane spends the majority of this book still putting right, Derek’s wrongs. Amongst the legal stuff though is the continuation of the story and this book, as well as suspenseful was sad as hell.


“This book is not closed, but we’re the ones turning the pages.”


I cried a river reading this book as well as being on the edge of my seat as Shane fights to right so many wrongs. Love and loss is the meat of this book, and while at times it was quite sappy, for me, that was needed to start to mend my broken heart. All the puzzle pieces begin to fall into place but the Martina Cartel are not going to make anything easy. This book really tests Shane’s limits, how far would our clean-cut lawyer go to save the people he loved? This book has Shane questioning everything he knows about himself but at least he is surrounded by grounded people that can take the emotion out of his decisions.

This has been a fantastic series and as ever, Lisa Renee Jones’s writing had me on the edge of my seat one minute and swooning the next. I wish I could include more quotes, I highlighted a tonne but they are all spoilers and this is definitely a conclusion you need to read all by yourself. I have been addicted to this authors writing style since the first book I picked up of hers and with a new series on the horizon and a busy publishing schedule for 2018, I cannot wait to see what comes next.

Other Books in Series:

Hard Rules (Book One)


Damage Control (Book Two)


Bad Deeds (Book Three)

Friday, 5 January 2018

Friday Frights ~ PNR Review ~ Straight to Hell (Hell's Gate Book 1) by Jane Hinchey


Book Description:

Everything you think you know is about to change.
My name is Lucifer. You can call me Lucy – I’m also known as the Devil and Satan, though why my idiot brothers came up with those nicknames is beyond me. I’m an Arch Angel and I run Hell. Yup, I’m the CEO.

Hell is easy. Hell runs like a well-oiled machine. Punishment befitting your sins is carried out and once your sentence is done, voilĂ , you get to go to Heaven. Simple. Easy.

Until suddenly there’s a blip on the radar. A breach. Some numbnuts on earth are trying to open a portal to another dimension. A very bad, very terrifying, very deadly dimension. So instead of my simple life in Hell, I end up earth side, where nothing is as it seems, looking for the soul-stealing monster, avoiding the grumpy angel sent from Heaven and finding out my brothers Michael and Gabriel are twats. That last part’s not true – I’ve known they were twats all along. 

With an unexpected fondness for my new human friends as a distraction, and my demonic presence stirring up a shit show of epic proportions, all I want to do is go back to my peaceful life in Hell. But someone has to save the world. It may as well be me.

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Reviewed by Shirley ~ 5 stars


I've got to admit I thoroughly enjoyed this first book in a brand-new series. It’s a fun read but also has a compelling story and is a touch erotic.

Who would of thought that Lucifer is in fact a woman, whoa. Also, she is not only the evil person that everyone believed but is in fact a compassionate woman who cares about the human race.

Lucifer or Lucy as she likes to be called gets more than she bargained for when she came up to Earth. After finding out that a soul stealer has come through from another dimension, she finds he has already killed and was determined to stop him at all costs and send him back to where he belonged. This is how she meets Levi, handsome and sexy and Lucy falls hard.

After Levi gets over the shock when meeting Lucy for the first time and he explained who she was.


"You're...You're... a woman."
He blew out a surprised breath.
"Correct." Lucy says.


Working together to find the soul stealer the attraction between them gets hot even for a girl from Hell. So much so that it leaves Lucy baffled as to how strong her feelings were for a human and when Levi took her in his arms.


“He pulled me to a halt, and lowered his mouth to mine, fusing us together. He wrapped his arms around me, the hold tight, unyielding. The heat was blistering and surreal at the same time, and I felt it all the way down to my toes.”


With more hurdles to overcome, like having to eat like a human lol, Lucy comes up against animosity from a friend of old. Also, a brother out for vengeance.

Great read, loved every word. I couldn't put it down. Hate having to wait until January to how it all goes for Levi, but I'm sure it will be well worth the wait. Excellent book Ms Hinchey.