Thursday, 16 November 2017

Release Day Review ~ One Shot by BJ Harvey


Book Description:

Boy meets girl, boy wins girl, boy nails girl - boy’s gone by morning.

I think for sure it must've been a dream because there’s no way a guy could look like that, touch me like that and be so in tune with me on every known level, and disappear, leaving me with nothing but a good story to tell my friends.

When he walks into my bar three months later, everything I thought I knew and what we’d had disappears in the blink of an eye and the blinding light of the three-carat diamond on his fiancee's hand.

It seems what I thought was a dream is now my most complicated reality, and I've got absolutely no idea how to fix it - or if I even want to.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***


“Awkward, meet Mortifying. Also, here are Shame, Embarrassment, Anger, Disgust, and over in the corner there is Complete and Utter Confusion and her friend I’m Going to Have to Move States and Join a Women-Only Commune with Cats and Unlimited Batteries.”


BJ Harvey is one of those authors that never fails to deliver for me. No matter what she decides to write I end up devouring it, normally in hysterical laughter, normally with a few tears, but more importantly with what I crave, emotion and character connection and One Shot was no different. With One Shot, BJ Harvey does angst, and she does it amazingly well. Damn, this book had me swearing, had me wanting to kill someone, all the while enveloping me with a huge amount of hope. Hope that love conquers all and bitches get their just desserts.


“Guys like that are assholes. They bump and grind, then leave behind.”


Kenzie Sharp threw all her rules out the window when she met Millen Ross. The chemistry was palpable, their connection one that you find only once in a life time and yet it seems that still wasn’t enough. These two just clicked, like peanut butter and jello, like a sad movie and a tub of Ben & Jerry’s, it just has to be done. But life never makes it easy and these two have one heck of a journey ahead of them.


“I’m talking about the flirting, the chemistry – the way he played me in the best possible way and got my body reacting to everything he did with barely a touch.”


Kenzie was a woman you couldn’t help but love, she had the patience of a saint, was as honest as the day was long and had one motto in life, no lies, ever. Kenzie lived and died by her motto. She had seen first-hand the damage that lies can do and this was one rule she would never break…until she met Millen.


“This is wrong. This is crazy. This is – ”
“This is something bigger than the both of us.


Millen Ross was completely and utterly adorable. He was endearing, he was loyal to a fault, self-sacrificing and an heir to the Ross empire, an empire that his father had worked tirelessly to see succeed. Millen oozed sex appeal and as ever with BJ Harvey, she writes formidable men. I found myself reading between the lines with this book, deep down you know the man and I found myself wondering who was pulling his strings.


“Love isn’t perfect…It’s how you work through it all that’s important. The hard stuff, the obstacles, the highs, the lows, the triumphs, and the tragedies. It’s a beautiful pain that’s always worth it if you’re both willing to work to make things right.” ~ Kenzie’s Dad


When Kenzie and Millen are together the pages were combustible, the banter was cute and funny and really brought these two characters to life. I adored their first meet, I instantly felt their connection and these two were a couple I couldn’t help but champion along.


“When we’re apart I’m broken. When we’re together I’m whole.”


BJ Harvey pulls out the big guns in this book, yes there is drama, but what do you expect with an angsty romance. I ran the gamut of emotions, the air was blue a time or two, and as I said above, death threats may have been made, but I loved the fact that BJ Harvey managed to elicit these emotions in the first place, because it meant that she had done her job and done it well. I adored this book and the epilogue goes a long way to make up for the journey that BJ Harvey took me on. Sometimes the heart just knows.

Release Day Blitz ~ The Roommate "dis"Agreement by Leddy Harper


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Book Description:

Item One: Divorced man seeks female roommate for companionship.

Cash Nicholson isn’t looking for a girlfriend, but he wants to come home to someone after a bad day at work.

Item Two: Single mother needs apartment.

Jade Robertson is desperate, and her best friend’s couch just isn’t going to cut it anymore.

Item Three: No surprises.

Romance.

Work.

Pasts.

Agreements aren’t promises…

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About the Author:

Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped. 

She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.

She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females. 

The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.

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Cover Reveal ~ Hunt Me Down by AL Jackson

 Hunt Me Down
  A stand-alone novella in A.L. Jackson's brand-new Fight for Me series...
Coming December 1st

 

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I'm so excited to reveal the HUNT ME DOWN cover! HUNT ME DOWN was originally a part of the GLAMOUR Anthology, and now is coming to you as its own novella! I had so much fun writing this little story - it's an uber-sexy introduction into the world of Gingham Lakes, Alabama. So be sure to get this on your TBR - Broderick Wolfe is coming for you December 1, 2017!

Book Description:

Never underestimate a man who knows what he wants . . .

Broderick Wolfe is a man accustomed to getting what he wants. He will hunt it, fight for it, and make it his own.

Lillith Redd is a straight-laced attorney who’s dedicated her life to serving the people of her hometown of Gingham Lakes.

When Wolfe Industries sets its sights on leveling the old part of town and building a high-rise hotel in its place, Lillith steps up to go toe-to-toe to with its owner.

Little do either of them know, they’ve just met their match.

Hunt Me Down is a modern-day reboot of Little Red Riding Hood set in the world of A.L. Jackson’s bestselling FIGHT FOR ME series, originally a part of the Glamour Anthology and previously titled Red Hot Pursuit. This novella is a fun, flirty, uber sexy contemporary romance. The only fantasy happening here is in the bedroom. So hold on—you’re getting ready to sink your teeth into something hot and sweet.

Disclaimer: This book was originally titled Red Hot Pursuit in the Glamour anthology. It has not been changed or added to in any way. This novella does not need to be read before Show Me the Way and does not give away any spoilers for other Fight for Me novels.



    

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About the Author:



A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, FOLLOW ME BACK, the second stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Blog Tour, Review & Excerpt ~ Love on the Edge of Time by Julie Richman

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Love on the Edge of Time, an all-new stand-alone story about a love too great to be bound by time, from Julie A. Richman is available NOW!

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Love on the Edge of Time by Julie A. Richman
Publishing Date: November 13th, 2017

Book Description:

He likes whiskey and wild women

She likes Ben & Jerry’s

He’s about to get kicked out of his own band

She ate her way off the Miss America pageant circuit

What could these two possibly have in common?

A psychiatrist

A lot of unresolved issues

A whole bunch of shared lifetimes

And a love that is never-ending

As bad boy rocker, Jesse Winslow, and former pageant queen, Kylie Martin, each fight the demons screwing up their lives, the one person who holds the key to healing their ills and reuniting two souls that have searched for one another, lifetime after lifetime, is the only one who knows the whole truth.

And keeping that truth from them may just be in preeminent psychiatrist Dr. Claire Stoddard’s best interests.

Claire has committed the ultimate sin in the medical world. She’s fallen for the one man she’s forbidden to love.

Her patient, Jesse Winslow.

And she’s not about to lose him to Kylie Martin... Again.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***


“Was this possibly their karmic retribution, their day in the sun?”


Julie Richman delivers one unique story that will capture your heart implicitly. This was a trope I hadn’t read before and as the words unfolded my attention was captured from the very beginning. This was a book I went into totally blind, I didn’t even read the blurb and I am glad, because the unexpected was utterly breath taking. Julie Richman never fails to deliver exceptionally heart felt stories and Love on the Edge of Time was no different, the emotion and the character connection was all on point and it is these attributes that really suck you in, taking you along for one hell of a ride.


“Which part of the loss cut the deepest, was difficult to discern, but I had the distinct feeling that it was the death of a dream that would have the most lasting and devastating impact.”


Fate and destiny, something that we want to believe in and yet somehow you always remain a sceptic. But when the evidence is before you that it does exist, do you go with the flow or fight? This was an inspiring read and really leaves your brain running a mile a minute. I am being deliberately vague because I don’t want to give anything away, but this is definitely a book that you need to go into without any preconceived notions. Let the words transport you, envelope you, and take you on one emotional roller coaster.


“…Even if I didn’t know the truth about us, did you ever think I’d let you go?”


This is a longer book than most and while I appreciated everything I read I did feel the beginning was a little slow. However, once the essence of the book became clear I was all in and couldn’t put it down, so if you do pick this book up and struggle in the beginning, like I did, give it the benefit of the doubt. You won’t be disappointed.

With flashbacks to the past I was totally engrossed as Julie Richman showed her true talent. At times I did feel the flashbacks were a little too long and took me out of the present, but sometimes it was like reading a story within a story that brought a whole new dimension to this overall.


“You’re a gift, Kylie. Like an angel who came into my life. I’d be a fool not to see that. And I’m not sure I deserve you, but I’ll be damned if I let go.”


I really cannot say anymore without giving away this plot, so I am just going to say, this is no cookie cutter book, neither is this a typical Julie Richman read, however, it was stunning. Julie Richman’s trademark signature writing is prevalent throughout as she transports you into the lives her characters have led and will leave you gagging for more. The ending I never saw coming and I admire the author for delivering the story the characters demanded. Fantastic read.

Excerpt:

This time he didn’t text. He just called, waking her at two-fifteen a.m. “Bare-ly dressed again tonight?” Her laugh, filled with sleep was gruff. “Barely dressed every night.” “What exactly do you have on?” “A pink tank top and pink silk bikini.” “Take them off,” he ordered. “Excuse me,” there was an element of surprise in Kylie’s voice. “You heard me. Take them off. Now.” Just hearing rustling on the other end of the line, he could feel his cock stiffen and it felt damn good after all this time. Baby, I’m back, he thought. “We’re having phone sex? But, Jesse, we haven’t even kissed yet,” her protest was weak. And even she knew it. “Yes, we’re having phone sex, and when I get back to New York, we’re going to do a lot more than kiss. You’ve friend-zoned me, Toots, and I’m busting out.” Kylie was smiling on her end of the phone. Friend-zoned Jesse Fucking Winslow? Was he serious? “Nobody puts Jesse in a friend-zone,” she couldn’t help herself. “Are they off?” He totally ignored her joke. “Mmm-hmm.” “What was that?” he asked, his voice gruff and serious. “Yes, they’re off.” “Okay, spread your legs, and with your phone, take a picture of your pussy for me.” “Seriously?” She knew she was blushing in the dark. “Take the picture, Kylie.” “Okay, but if you sell this to the paparazzi, I will kill you.” There was a rustling sound, then, “Oh, my God, I can’t believe I’m doing this.” He laughed. “Okay, here it comes. I hope it’s photogenic. It would be really embarrassing to have a non-photogenic pussy.” Pulling the phone from his ear to look, Kylie could hear his moan, exciting her even more. “So photogenic, Toots, just like the rest of you. And I love the red landing strip. It’s so hot. Oh, man, I love this. Spread your legs wider and use one hand to spread your lips open for me and send me another.” Following his directions, she did as he requested.

About the Author: 


I must've been 5 or 6 when I started writing "stories". I would write them and hide them. Not wanting anyone to see my "secret" thoughts. I needed to write - even back then. Now I'm just not hiding them anymore. Is that a sign of maturity? Nah... Writer, photographer, insatiable wanderluster, edge-player, foodie, music addict, pop culture fanatic, animal lover, warrior for the rights of people and planet, and avid cusser (am a Native New Yorker, so very little offends me...and if I am offended, it must be pretty freaking bad..like bad grammar!) I am a big believer in signs and if we keep ourselves open, there are guideposts all along the way. Stay humble. Be true. Be you. Life is not a dress rehearsal...

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Release Day Blitz ~ Spider by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills comes a new standalone romance about a flawed hero and the woman he can’t forget.

Spider, a sexy and forbidden new standalone, is LIVE!

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Title: Spider Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills Publication Date: November 13th, 2017

Book Description:

He calls himself Spider.

I just know him as the sinfully gorgeous guy with eyes of fire that fate places next to me on the airplane.

I didn’t who he really was . . . future rock star . . . my stepbrother.

He kissed me because he thought he’d never see me again. He would.

Everyone warned me about him.

They told me he was careless and ruthless and screwed up.

They said he’d leave me with a hole in my heart.

Maybe I should have listened.

Maybe I should have built a fortress to keep him out.

But I crumbled instead.

They say an unbreakable thread connects those who are destined to meet. If that’s true, then the moment he sat next to me, we were bound together forever.

He just had to figure it out before it’s too late…

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About the Author:


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She's addicted to dystopian books and all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Instagram, Ian Somerhalder (seriously hot), astronomy (she's a Gemini), and tattoos. She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education. When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets and paints old furniture.

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Release Day Review ~ Misadventures on the Night Shift by Lauren Rowe


Book Description:

Hotel clerk Abby Medford has always enjoyed the quiet solitude of the night shift. The long, boring hours allow her time to study her law books. But when bad-boy-rocker Lucas Ford checks into the penthouse suite one night and demands Abby personally deliver his room service request, her formerly quiet nights are quickly filled with Lucas’s erotic games.

But as Abby soon learns, if she thinks she can indulge her innermost desires with Lucas without giving him her heart, she’s dead wrong.

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Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.


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Our Review:

Review by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***


“One day you’ll figure out how to be you out there in the real world and not just with me. And that’s when you’ll conquer the world.”


I absolutely adore Lauren Rowe, she is one of those authors that has the knack of delivering incredibly hot, heart-felt romances all the while having you in stitches with her trademark wit. This authors sense of humour is fantastic and never fails to give me a smile from ear to ear. Misadventures on the Night Shift is a book I went into blind, I didn’t know what to expect, but loved what I got. Rockstar romance with a little hate/love thrown in for good measure.


“So this is what unrequited love feels like, huh? No wonder there are so many songs written about it. It’s torture.”


Abby is a law student by day and a hotel receptionist by night. Her job suits her fine as she manages to go to classes and with the night shift being dead, she can study at night too. Win, win situation as it pays the bills. Abby comes across in the first instance as conservative and quiet, but that is the “new” Abby. Abby had a past that she was keen to forget and never wanted to repeat, however, one late night check-in is her biggest test to date.

Lucas Ford is the lead singer of one of the biggest boy bands. A band that Abby has followed for years and a lead singer that has been the main focus of her dreams and fantasies ever since. Lucas has had a mini breakdown; the record companies are stifling his creativity and have basically held him to ransom until he produces the music they want. They have holed him up in the hotel for a week so that he can write. But how can you write something you don’t want to?

Abby and Lucas do not hit it off and the initial tension and the barbs that fly between these two had my head going back and forth, like watching a tennis match. With illusions shattered Abby tries to avoid Lucas like the plague, but since his sparring matches with her, it seems he becomes inspired and Lucas is not letting his muse escape.


“Happy people write happy songs, I guess… And miserable people make art.”


I loved that both these characters had a past and both were fighting their own demons. Their commonality and their love of music brought these two together and I did feel that their pairing was inspired. I felt sorry for Abby insofar as she felt the need to suppress her true self, however, was grateful that Lucas made the real Abby stand up.

As I said, this book was extremely hot in places, adorable characters and a selfless hero that despite the persona he portrays was nothing like the man inside. Lucas was a stunning hero that captivated me from the very start. Another great read from Lauren Rowe.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Friday Frights ~ PNR Review ~ Wicked Deeds (Krewe of Hunters #23) by Heather Graham


Book Description:

Nevermore… 

Eager to start their life together, historian Vickie Preston and Special Agent Griffin Pryce take a detour en route to their new home in Virginia and stop for a visit in Baltimore. But their romantic weekend is interrupted when a popular author is found dead in the basement of an Edgar Allan Poe–themed restaurant. Because of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the corpse, the FBI's Krewe of Hunters paranormal team is invited to investigate. As more bizarre deaths occur, Vickie and Griffin are drawn into a case that has disturbing echoes of Poe's great works, bringing the horrors of his fiction to life. 

The restaurant is headquarters to scholars and fans, and any of them could be a merciless killer. Except there's also something reaching out from beyond the grave. The late, great Edgar Allan Poe himself is appearing to Vickie in dreams and visions with cryptic information about the murders. Unless they can uncover whose twisted mind is orchestrating the dramatic re-creations, Vickie and Griffin's future as a couple might never begin…

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Shirley ~ 4.5 stars


As always Ms Graham has written another intriguing book, blending the paranormal, mystery and romance. While also having the great man himself Edgar Allan Poe popping in and out of the story making it really great reading.

The book starts with historian, Vickie Preston and Special Agent Griffin Pryce travelling to their new home but have decided to take a short break in Baltimore for a romantic weekend. It was not to be. A body had been found in the basement of an Edgar Allen Poe themed restaurant. Being a mysterious death and bizarrely staged the FBI's Krewe of Hunters paranormal team has been invited by the local police to investigate and being on the spot, so to speak, Vickie and Griffin has been asked to start the proceedings.

With more bizarre deaths happening Vickie and Griffin are kept busy. Thankfully Vickie's gift is giving them an insight into what is happening. With the help of Edgar Allan Poe in his ghost state reaching out to Vickie to help, this book will keep you turning the pages to see what is going to happen next.

It is fast paced and spellbinding. Keeping you guessing to the end who the murderer is.

You have to feel for poor Vickie and Griffin. Their romantic weekend has been turned upside down but with the deep love they share they do get to share some alone times. 


“Frustration is a terrible thing,” she said.
“I know.” I was suffering from it.
She laughed; she was in his arms.
Life was magic.


With ghosts helping to untangle these deaths and all the characters being so diverse in this book. The story is both entertaining and clever and I loved it.
Great book Ms Graham. Another hit for me.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Review ~ The Hunt (A Hard Love Romance #3) by Monica James


Book Description:

From international bestselling author Monica James.

My name is Hunter O’Shea and I have a confession to make…I’ve met a girl who consumes me. I know that makes me sound completely whipped, but Mary “Lamb” Mitts has the power to bring me to my knees…it’s just too bad she hates my guts. But that’s okay, because I hate hers, too. The fiery redhead stirs something in me that I can’t explain. 

This temporary insanity could be due to the fact my best friend, who used to be a bigger player than me, is getting married. That must be it. I’m caught up in an Oprah moment. 

The only solution is to get back in the game and forget she exists. That theory is great—too bad I don’t want anyone else. 

I…just…want…her. 

I’m so screwed.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars


“In the end, some of your greatest pain become your greatest strengths.”


I found Monica James years and years ago when she had just started writing and no matter what book she has written, her voice has always transported me on her carefully crafted journeys. After meeting Hunter in Dixon’s books, I always knew that this book was going to be a riot and Monica James did not disappoint. This enemies to lover’s romance will have you laughing out loud as well as swooning and smiling like an idiot. Hunter for all his crassness and having no filter makes for entertaining reading and despite his constant foot in mouth problem you cannot help but love him.

Hunter is the last man standing of the three friends, Finch is still pussy-whipped and being Dad of the Year and of course our Dixon is getting married, so Hunter feels the need to take over the mantle of manwhore and take one for the team. However, this life is getting old, especially when the woman he so desperately wants cannot stand the sight of him. However, there is a fine line between love and hate.


“I don’t kiss…”
“Why not?”
“’Cause I don’t want you falling in love with me.”


Since the moment that Mary and Hunter met, battle lines were drawn, and this fiery redhead could spar with the best of them. Mary’s forked tongue, quick wit and poisonous barbs are her armour for her heart, a heart that was battered by the one man she thought would be her forever. Now permanently scarred this woman is not letting any man in, especially a manwhore like Hunter.

Hunter and Mary’s interactions are hilarious and these two certainly know how to poke the fire underneath one and other. Monica James really brought Hunter to life and this larger than life character became one that played out in glorious technicolour before me. I was like the voyeur looking in, witnessing the battles, feeling that scorching chemistry and just waiting for both of them to realise that together they could seriously make music. Hunter has never been in love, never had a girlfriend so this is virgin territory for him, but for a man with no experience he certainly makes up for it in other departments.


“…And you, Hunter… are something else. You take my breath away, and I’m afraid I’ll forget how to breathe on my own.”


The push and pull was highly entertaining, the dialogue was hilarious, and the character connection was on point. Not too heavy on the angst, this was all about the couple and breaking down those barriers, restoring confidences and knowing that no matter your past, when you find “the one” there is nothing you can do about it, the heart wants who the heart wants. With some hot and heavy scenes, Monica James really cements these two as a couple and with work shenanigans bringing an interesting side story there is something for everyone. One of the most entertaining enemies to lovers I have read.


“A simple look can convey a million words they say, but this only suggests one—fight…for the one you…love.”


Release Day Blitz, Review & Excerpt ~ The Other Brother by Meghan Quinn


THE OTHER BROTHER by Meghan Quinn is finally here! Check out the excerpt and teasers!


THE OTHER BROTHER
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Model: David Harris


Book Description:

I got the call. The dreaded call every child fears. My dad wasn’t well, and the man who had always been my everything needed me.

There was only one thing to do; pack up and head back to my hometown. I had finally made my dream life in the city with the great job and loving boyfriend. But was there really a choice not to go?

I found a wonderful job, a quaint house to rent, my boyfriend was working on joining me in Binghamton, and my favorite pizza place was only miles away. Life was good.

Until I met my neighbor.

It's been three years since I'd seen Aaron Walters, and my God is he all kinds of sexy gorgeous. Figures. He was supposed to be my forever, the man I grew old with, but he had different plans. How can a man who ripped my heart apart still trip me up? How can he make me still want him now more than ever?

I’m tempted, I’m drawn toward him, I’m completely and utterly unaware that I’m dating his biological brother.

Now two men own my heart. The question is, which brother will I choose?


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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***


“I’m the one she couldn’t give up. Only, I kind of wish she did…”


Meghan Quinn never fails to deliver, whether it be her hilarious rom-coms or her heartfelt contemporary romances. I didn’t know what to expect with The Other Brother, the title led my brain totally down the wrong path as I went into this book completely blind. What I got was unexpected, emotional, heartfelt, stunningly beautiful and one of the most unique second chance romance stories I have ever read. Don’t forget to read the dedication at the end, it pulls this whole story together and will have you sweaty eyed in no time.

The Other Brother regales us with the story of Aaron or Smalls as he is known to his two friends, Tucker and Racer. In Tucker and Racer’s books (Twisted Twosome and My Best Friends Ex) the Aaron we came to know had a huge heart, was quite quiet yet incredibly intriguing. I had eagerly been anticipating his book, each one has been totally different and yet when this trio are together their commonality and deep-rooted friendship is apparent for all to see. The banter and the high jinks when these three are together will have you laughing out loud, especially when anything from Debbie’s is thrown into the mix, but at the heart of this story is one man that you will take deep into your heart and soul, one that you will want to hug and nurture, one where you will be itching to eradicate the pains of his past, one man who you will desperately want to shine.


“…from as far back as I can remember, I’ve always been the other. The other friend, the other employee…the other brother. For once in my life I want to be the only.”


Your childhood is one of the most important periods of your life, from creating your own personality, your individuality and your confidence. Your childhood shapes your adulthood and your parents are the ones that are supposed to show you the way. When this process is incredibly flawed the repercussions can be dramatic and for Aaron that childhood was still haunting him. Aaron was incredibly self-deprecating, he truly didn’t appreciate his worth, he put himself at the bottom and everyone else above him, even if that meant sacrificing his own happiness. Aaron had a huge heart, when he loved, he loved hard, completely devoted. I simply adored him, and I desperately wanted him to find that complete devotion in return.


“The harder you love, the harder you fall.”


Amelia is back in town to look after her ailing father. Renting a house in a community close to her father’s care home Amelia is shocked when she finds her new neighbour is her first love, the one that she has never got over, the one that permanently broke her heart. Fate has a way of showing us the way and the fact that their paths cross once again is not coincidence. The connection that these two have is so strong, even after all these years and a lot of water under the bridge.

Meghan Quinn delivers a story that will have you rapt from first to last page as the past and present of Aaron and Amelia comes to life in all its heart-breaking and heart-lifting glory. The emotion as ever was on point as you cannot help but take these characters into your heart. Aaron, as I said above was adorable in every single way. He was selfless, he lifted the lives of so many people despite the stagnancy of his own. Aaron always felt the need to prove himself and yet he couldn’t see just how well loved, appreciated and invaluable he had become. The relationship between Aaron and Amelia’s father had me in tears at times as Meghan Quinn touches on Alzheimer’s.

There was nothing not to love about this book. The writing as ever was spectacular. That trademark humour prevalent throughout with tears of laughter accompanying those sneaky tears of emotion. The character connection was perfection, between both primary and secondary and the story was compelling and unputdownable. Another winner from Meghan Quinn.


Excerpt:

Why? Why does he have to magically appear in my life? Moving back to Binghamton, I thought about the possibility of maybe running into him, but I thought it unlikely, something that would never really happen.

Boy, was I wrong.

What a sick joke life is playing on me.

Aaron Walters, the boy who broke me into pieces is my neighbor.

I can’t fathom the impact I feel already.

Seeing him in hip-hugging jeans and a tight, plain shirt did a number on me. It kept me up all night as memories of what we used to have flooded my mind.

His voice.

His stature.

The way he used to kiss my neck.

The way I felt so protected in his arms.

Too bad his arms couldn’t protect me from his devastating, heart-breaking self.

And hell, he looked good. Too good.

He’s always been tall with handsome features and a chiseled jaw, but now he’s bulked up to the point that I could see his abs flexing under his shirt, the same shirt that stretched over his biceps.

But it wasn’t his muscles or handsome features that once again made my heart ache, it was those eyes. So bright, so blue, so kind, but still so sad. It reminded me of the first day I met him, of the day he stole my heart from every other man on the market.

Broken, unsure, yet yearning for love. It was all there, and like experiencing a moment of déjà vu, I was transported back into a time when I felt invisible, like I could conquer anything with him at my side.

Once again, I was wrong.

About the Author:


Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if "It's Raining Men" starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing... enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!




Excerpt Reveal ~ Love on the Edge of Time by Julie Richman

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Love on the Edge of Time, an all-new stand-alone story about a love too great to be bound by time, from Julie A. Richman is coming November 13th!

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Love on the Edge of Time by Julie A. Richman
Publishing Date: November 13th, 2017

Book Description:

He likes whiskey and wild women
She likes Ben & Jerry’s
He’s about to get kicked out of his own band
She ate her way off the Miss America pageant circuit
What could these two possibly have in common?
A psychiatrist
A lot of unresolved issues
A whole bunch of shared lifetimes
And a love that is never-ending
As bad boy rocker, Jesse Winslow, and former pageant queen, Kylie Martin, each fight the demons screwing up their lives, the one person who holds the key to healing their ills and reuniting two souls that have searched for one another, lifetime after lifetime, is the only one who knows the whole truth.
And keeping that truth from them may just be in preeminent psychiatrist Dr. Claire Stoddard’s best interests.
Claire has committed the ultimate sin in the medical world. She’s fallen for the one man she’s forbidden to love.
Her patient, Jesse Winslow.
And she’s not about to lose him to Kylie Martin... Again.

Excerpt:


I’m at a table in the back-right corner, he texted. In a cab a few blocks away. See you in 5. Kylie was running a few minutes late, not rudely late, just fashionably late. She had pulled nearly everything she owned out of her closet, trying to find something that was flattering, yet rock-star cool and ‘Yeah, I know his ex is a top model’. ‘So What’ chic was the look she was trying to pull off. It wasn’t easy. With the recent weight loss, she was between sizes. Her big girl clothes, as she was now referring to them, looked like misshapen potato sacks on her and her pageant days’ wardrobe were nowhere near an option yet, and might not ever be. She made the decision. It’s New York, seriously, just pick something black. And so black it was. Black legging jeans, black high boots, a thin, black, cashmere V-neck sweater, all topped with a black leather jacket. Twisting her hair, she clipped it up, then pulled a few strands out to frame her face and a few at the base of her neckline. It was messy and sexy. Standing in front of the mirror, she wondered for whom she was dressing. Jesse? Well, yeah, you don’t want to be seen with a rock star looking like a beast on parade. The paparazzi? Same logic applied as for Jesse. The skinny model ex-girlfriend? Well, not really for her, but for everyone who would make a comparison. For herself? C’mon, he’s Jesse Fucking Winslow. Get real. As she made her way to the back of the darkened restaurant, Kylie could feel her spine straighten, shoulders fall back, chin up. The only thing missing was the sash as she gracefully floated past tables, the male occupants covertly attempting to sneak an appreciative look without alerting their female companions. I’ve still got it. And her confidence soared as she sat down in the chair next to one of the sexiest, most recognizable men on the planet, and he had watched every man in the restaurant check her out. “You look gorgeous, Toots.” “Thank you.” It was still surreal that she was sitting here with her new buddy. “I’m going to have to fight half the guys in the restaurant off you.” Laughing, “I doubt that.” Kylie rolled her eyes.

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About the Author: 


I must've been 5 or 6 when I started writing "stories". I would write them and hide them. Not wanting anyone to see my "secret" thoughts. I needed to write - even back then. Now I'm just not hiding them anymore. Is that a sign of maturity? Nah... Writer, photographer, insatiable wanderluster, edge-player, foodie, music addict, pop culture fanatic, animal lover, warrior for the rights of people and planet, and avid cusser (am a Native New Yorker, so very little offends me...and if I am offended, it must be pretty freaking bad..like bad grammar!) I am a big believer in signs and if we keep ourselves open, there are guideposts all along the way. Stay humble. Be true. Be you. Life is not a dress rehearsal... 

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