Monday, 27 March 2017

Review ~ Confessions of a Carpool Captive by Dawn L Chiletz


Book Description:

My name is Liz Foley. I love my accounting job because I’d rather deal with numbers than talk to people. 

My best traits:
I have (RBF) Resting Bitch Face.
I give snarky come-backs.
I have no friends.

My worst traits:
I speak in run-on sentences when I get nervous.
I’m attracted to assholes.
I’m broke.

Enter Finnigan Walsh – the new guy at work. 

His best traits:
He’s kind of hot, I suppose.
He has a working car.
He sings to me and brings me coffee. 
Nothing ever gets to him, even when I add more people to our carpool.

His worst traits:
See above

I don’t like him. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself. 
After all, it’s not about how fast you get there. It’s the journey. Right?
Damn this carpool.

You’d better buckle up.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~  5 stars


“Sometimes people paint themselves the shade they think they deserve and you have to dig deep to see their true color.”


I found Dawn L Chiletz in December with her quirky cover for The Fabulist and I adored that book. When I saw that she had another release I just had to 1click and dive in. Was ‘The Fabulist’ a one off or had I found another author that I just “clicked” with? I can honestly say, me and this author are going to have a whole lot of history, I adore this authors voice, I love her honest and relatable characters, I love the emotion that she manages to evoke effortlessly and I love that her stories are unique and inherently captivating. Confessions of a Carpool Captive had me in tears of laughter and tears of heart break but most of all I experienced this journey along with the rest of them, a journey I loved every single step of the way.


“‘There are many roads in life and we choose which path is right for us. Just remember, it’s not about how fast you get there. It’s the journey that matters most. Live for the journey.’”


Confessions of a Carpool Captive is a RomCom and contemporary romance with Dawn L Chiletz’s hilarious brand of humour smattered throughout. Our heroine is a woman that will test your patience, but a woman that you will inherently love and want to find her happy ever after. Our hero is the stuff that book boyfriends are made of and Finn has definitely left his mark and catapulted himself onto my BBF list.


“I think it’s time you finally show me how you drive.”


Liz is an introvert and loves nothing more than her own company, she hates idle chit chat and keeps herself to herself. Liz lives in the bubble of Liz, where her emotions are safe and her walls are firmly erect. Having been hurt in the past her heart is an impenetrable fortress and her unapproachable demeanour is the fallout from this and a reflection of her upbringing. Liz was an oops baby, born to relatively old parents who had long given up hope of the blessing of a child. As such, Liz was old before her time, but none the less, she adored her parents and when her father died, he took a huge piece of her with him.


“I stare at the man who could be my everything, or who could completely destroy me.”


Finn is a marketing manager and is the total opposite of Liz. He is the epitome of happy-go-lucky, he sees the best in everything and everyone, he is perpetually happy, charming, would do anything for anyone and had the hugest of hearts. Finn is also extremely persistent and it was this trait that he needed the most if he was ever to penetrate the walls of Liz.


“…when I met you, it was like finding the other half of my soul.”


These two meet on one fraught journey into work, Finn pulled over by a cop in the carpool lane and Liz a gawker laughing at Finn’s expense. Finn was new to the company and had only met Liz on the usual introductions round. Now knowing that he could take advantage of the carpool lane if he could persuade Liz to share his ride he was a man on a mission and Finn does not give up easily.


“Don’t you see how good we are together? We fit. Tell me you care about me as much as I care about you. Stay. Make the choice to fight for us.”


These two together were hilarious and yet totally captivating. The dry banter, the wit and sarcasm had me laughing out loud and yet both of their vulnerabilities brought me to my knees at the same time. Finn and Liz wheedled their way into my heart and it this character connection that made this book the gem it was. When Liz and Finn’s carpool becomes five, the shenanigans really begin and it is these friendships that really open up Liz as a person whether she was willing or not. These friendships were contagious and I loved the camaraderie between this group of misfits. Their union may have been an out for Liz, but forever friendships were made.


“He’s always been the captor and I, his prisoner, both of his carpool and of his game.”


I loved everything about this book, the comedic timing was on point, the dialogue was fantastic and the character connection was sublime. This was one of those books that I never wanted to end and characters I did not want to be separated from. I cannot wait to see what this author delivers next, I for one will be at the front of the queue.

Blog Tour, Review & Excerpt ~ Wedlocked (PresLocke #4) by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

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Wedlocked from Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine is available now!!!

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Wedlocked by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
Cover Reveal: March 2nd, 2017
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Cover Designer: Jay Aheer 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Description:

Because you have believed in them,
Celebrated with them,
Loved and encouraged them,
Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine invite you to join
Ace Samuel Locke
And
Dylan Prescott
Saturday the Twenty-Fourth of May
At Six-O’Clock in the Evening
The Grand Floridian Hotel
4406 Palm Way
Orlando, Florida
For Love, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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Our Review:

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


“Every time with him felt like the first time, and part of me still couldn’t believe that it was real. That we could do this, be together in every way…that he was mine.”


Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine delivered the perfect ending for the perfect couple, yes, this book is pure unadulterated fluff, with a side of humour and of course some off the charts, steaming hot M/M action, but that is what this ending warranted and it was absolute perfection. This book for me was bittersweet, it was an ending I was desperate for, but a series I never wanted to end. With many couples still together, some with rings, some not, I hold out hope that maybe, their stories will continue and these two will feature at some point.


“As our bodies moved together, the rawness of the moment wasn’t lost on me. I could feel the sweat, the pre-cum, and lube aiding to the animalistic act taking place on the bed, and it just ramped this moment up even more. We’d had the sweet. We’d had the tender. And right here in this moment, it was all primal. I was making him mine in all the ways I possibly could, and Ace was letting me. Fuck, was he ever.”


Ace and Dylan’s story has been a fairy tale from the very beginning, a Cinderella of sorts and Dylan had definitely met his Prince Charming. Throughout this whole story though, I have never ever once questioned their feelings and love towards one and other and that love is only cemented throughout Wedlocked. There will not be a dry eye in the house as these two go from Dylan Prescott and Ace Locke to Mr and Mr Locke-Prescott. Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine delivered a stunning, heart-felt and emotional wedding befitting of a couple head over heels in love.


“You are everything I never dreamed I could have… You’re so damn perfect for me, Dylan. So. Damn. Perfect.”


We are treated to the shenanigans involved in planning the wedding of the century, of course the bachelor party and then the crème de la crème of weddings. All our favourite characters have a huge part to play and this was a perfect culmination to both authors series. For me, crossovers rarely work, but with these two series it is like they have always been family from the very start. The camaraderie and high jinks and love that these friends have for one and other is prevalent on every page and this was the perfect marriage of both worlds.


“If Dylan left me, nothing would make me happy anymore anyway. Not even millions of dollars.”


We have little angst in the form of Dylan’s biological mother, but her venom is soon snuffed out and I am glad that her poison did not detract from the message throughout this book. This was a celebration in all its glory, a heart-warming, soul-lifting, fit to bursting celebration and it was more than I could have ever hoped for. All I need now is for a certain lawyer and a hot bar owner to pop their wedding cherry too and then I will walk around with a perpetual smile.


“There’s no settling over here. That’s a dirty word reserved for boring types who bow down to society’s expectations. No offense.”
“All has been taken. You’re just one big offense, Logan. How does Tate put up with you?”
“With a firm hand and a full mouth. These are the two things that keep me…in check.”

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Excerpt:

“SO YOU’RE GONNA want to keep your toes on the tail of the board and grip the rails under your chest like this,” Dylan said as he lay across the surfboard to show me the basics of his favorite pastime on the secluded stretch of beach. Not that I was paying much attention to the words coming out of his mouth. I was much more interested in the way his muscles flexed beneath the skintight Body Glove wetsuit he wore. 

As he pushed himself up into a standing position, my gaze traveled down the broad expanse of his back and down to his ass. 

“See how my dominant leg is in the back, and— Ace? Are you paying attention?” 

“Mhmm,” I murmured as I bit down on my lower lip and continued my perusal. 

Dylan turned to face me, and his hands went to his hips. “Oh yeah?” he said when I looked up. “What did I just say?” 

Taking a step forward, I gave him a cocky grin and tugged him off the surfboard and onto the sand until he was flush against me. Then I let my hands roam down over the firm, round muscles of his ass. “Something about being a dominant in the back,” I said, nipping at his lobe. “So why don’t you turn around?” 

A groan of frustration left Dylan then, but his head tilted to the side to let my lips trail down his neck. “You’re not gonna feel so cocky when you can’t get up on that board.” 

“Oh, I can always get it up, don’t you worry.” 

His hands covered my chest and he gently pushed me away. “How about you prove it, hotshot?” Then he pointed to the longboard I’d rented for the weekend. “Why don’t you show me how it’s done.” 

“It’s more fun watching you.” 

“Ace. Get your ass on that board.” 

I squinted in the sun and grinned. “You gonna be this bossy all weekend?” 

“If you’re lucky.” 

I took a step back so I was by my board, and crossed my arms. I had my wetsuit on, but it was still undone and hanging around my hips while Dylan walked me through this process step by step, and my move had the desired effect. He rubbed a hand up the back of his neck and over his hair, leaving it tousled and oh so sexy. 

“What?” I asked. “I’m back on my side of the board.” 

“Don’t try and act innocent with me, Locke. I’m trying to teach you a new skill. One that will keep you from hurting yourself. And you’re standing there being all…” He waved his hand up and down, gesturing to my exposed upper body. 

“Yes?” 

“See. Stop it,” he said, and then pointed to the board. “And zip up that damn wetsuit so I can’t see all your muscles.” 

I arched a brow as I moved to slip my arms through the stretchy synthetic material, and when I reached for the zipper and pulled it up to the base of my skull, Dylan groaned. 

“Okay, that’s almost worse than no wetsuit.” 

“I’m sorry. You’re not checking me out, are you? Because you’re supposed to be paying close attention to teaching me something that could save my life,” I said as I turned around and made a show of bending down to get on the board. 

“You having fun right now?” Dylan asked. 

“Maybe a little.” 

“Yeah, well, let’s hope that holds true when the wave dumps you on your ass.” 

I let out a sigh and gripped the board just as he’d told me, because the truth of the matter was, I had never surfed a day in my life. I grew up in Chicago, for God’s sake. But Dylan, with his sun-kissed hair, long, lean body, and eyes the color of the sea, looked right at home with the sun shining down on him as his feet sank into the sand by my head. 

“Let’s try this a couple more times here on land, and then we’ll get you out in the water. We won’t have you trying to stand up just yet. But if you can get the hang of at least catching the wave into the shore, we might be able to progress.” He crouched down and said, “Remember, toes on the tail of the board and grip the rails, and then push up.” 

As I did as he instructed, I paused in the push-up position and was rewarded when he leaned in and took my lips in a sweet kiss. 

“Again,” he whispered, and I moved back down to repeat the move, and this time when I paused, I was rewarded with a deeper kiss. When he pulled away too soon, I grumbled and he laughed, straightening. “Any more of that and we won’t make it into the water. On your feet, Locke, it’s time to hit the waves.”

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About Ella Frank:

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!” A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR. You can reach her on the web at www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ella.frank.author Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips. 

Connect with Ella: 

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Website – www.ellafrank.com 
Twitter – @EllaFrank2012 

About Brooke Blaine:

You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.

She is the author of Flash Point, a romantic suspense standalone, as well as the co-author of the erotic series, A Desperate Man, with Ella Frank. The latter has scarred her conservative southern family for life, bless their hearts. Licked, a romantic comedy, will be released November 11th, 2015 and is the first in the L.A. Liaisons series.

If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find - just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.

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Twitter- @BrookeBlaine1

Release Day Blitz ~ Seat 2A by Dela


Author: DELA
Title: Seat 2A
Release Date: March 27, 2017


Book Description:

When Jessie Evans, a Georgia Southern University cheerleader, leaves for her best friend’s wedding the last thing she expects is for the seat next to her to be taken. After all, she’d only canceled Seat 2A hours prior after catching her boyfriend cheating.

Kendal Vargas, son of a Spanish emigrant fashion guru, is on his way to Whistler for a “mancation”. Running to buy a neck pillow before his flight, Kendal bumps into Jessie Evans. Kendal is in a hurry. Kendal does not stop to help her. Kendal forgot his neck pillow and the plane is about to leave and hey—who could travel without a neck pillow?

Charmed by Jessie’s beauty, and watching her board his very plane, Kendal takes a whim and changes his seat to one he hopes would be next to her. Jessie ignores Kendal’s attempt to be chatty but when their connecting flight gets canceled overnight, the pair has a chance to make a real connection.

Seven years later, Jessie bumps into Kendal in the produce aisle of a Portland grocery store. No neck pillow is involved, except there is a beautiful little girl who looks just like him. Fate has given them another shot but will Kendal’s whims keep them apart?

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About the Author:

 

Dela is a rising author in both the Young Adult and Contemporary Romance genres. Her contemporary romance debut, SEAT 2A, will release March 27, 2017 followed by BEYOND THE NEON SHORE, the much-anticipated sequel to her popular Aztec-inspired series, THE 52ND. It is scheduled to release June 3rd, 2017.

Before writing, Dela worked as a paralegal and could be found snowboarding in Brianhead, Utah. She currently lives in Las Vegas with her husband, three kids, and one exceptionally fat Chihuahua.

Release Day Blitz ~ Dirty Filthy Rich Men (Dirty Duet #1) by Laurelin Paige

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Dirty Filthy Rich Men, an all-new sexy, contemporary romance from NYT Bestseller Laurelin Paige is LIVE!!!

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Dirty Filthy Rich Men 
by Laurelin Paige 
Publication Date: March 27th, 2017 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Description:

From NYT Bestselling author Laurelin Paige, discover a whole new world filled with sex, love, power, romance and dirty, filthy rich men.

When I met Donovan Kincaid, I knew he was rich. I didn’t know he was filthy. Truth be told, I was only trying to get his best friend to notice me.

I knew poor scholarship girls like me didn't stand a chance against guys like Weston King and Donovan Kincaid, but I was in love with his world, their world, of parties and sex and power. I knew what I wanted—I knew who I wanted—until one night, their world tried to bite me back and Donovan saved me. He saved me, and then Weston finally noticed me, and I finally learned what it was to be in their world.

And then what it was like to lose it.

Ten years later, I’ve found my way back. Back to their world. Back to him.

This time, I’m ready. I've been down this road before, and I know all the dirty, filthy ways Donovan will try and wreck me.

But it’s hard to resist. Especially when I know how much I’ll like it.

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About the Author:

Laurelin Paige

USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige 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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Cover Reveal ~ The Gravity of Us (Elements #4) by Brittainy C Cherry

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The Gravity of Us (Elements #4) 
by Brittainy C. Cherry
Release Date: April 13th, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Quirkybird Designs

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Book Description:

Graham Russell and I weren’t made for one another.

I was driven by emotion; he was apathetic. I dreamed while he lived in nightmares. I cried when he had no tears to shed.

Despite his frozen heart and my readiness to run, we sometimes shared seconds. Seconds when our eyes locked and we saw each other’s secrets. Seconds when his lips tasted my fears, and I breathed in his pains. Seconds when we both imagined what it would be like to love one another.

Those seconds left us floating, but when reality knocked us sideways, gravity forced us to descend.

Graham Russell wasn’t a man who knew how to love, and I wasn’t a woman who knew how to either. Yet if I had the chance to fall again, I’d fall with him forever.

Even if we were destined to crash against solid ground.

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About the Author:

Hi! I'm Brittainy! Join me as we travel through my mind as a Romance Author. This includes such things as my random thoughts, tricks, tips, things I'm learning, things I'm re-learning, things I'm forgetting, and my weird ways of crafting stories. 
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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Release Day Blitz & Excerpt ~ Confessions of a Carpool Captive by Dawn L Chiletz


Author: Dawn L. Chiletz
Title: Confessions of a Carpool Captive
Release Date: March 24, 2017


Book Description:

My name is Liz Foley. I love my accounting job because I’d rather deal with numbers than talk to people. 

My best traits:

I have (RBF) Resting Bitch Face.

I give snarky come-backs.

I have no friends.


My worst traits:

I speak in run-on sentences when I get nervous.

I’m attracted to assholes.

I’m broke.


Enter Finnigan Walsh – the new guy at work. 

His best traits:

He’s kind of hot, I suppose.

He has a working car.

He sings to me and brings me coffee. 

Nothing ever gets to him, even when I add more people to our carpool.


His worst traits:

See above

I don’t like him. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself. 

After all, it’s not about how fast you get there. It’s the journey. Right?

Damn this carpool.

You’d better buckle up.

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Excerpt: 

The blinding beams of flashing lights make me quickly refocus my attention. I stretch my neck in an attempt to see five cars ahead. We’re moving at a snail’s pace as usual and I’m certain I’ll get an eye-full of whatever shenanigans are going on today once I get closer. I’m not afraid to admit that I take great pleasure in other people’s driving woes. It’s like watching bad porn; you can’t look away because your eyes are glued open in horror and you’re secretly afraid of missing something. Watching people get pulled over is my one pleasure on this long-ass drive every day. There’s usually at least one good scene a day.

As I inch closer, I can’t help but speculate what happened this time. Once, I swear I saw ten people climb out of a Ford Focus. The only thing that would have made watching them all fall out over each other even more hysterical would have been if they were dressed as clowns.

The officer walks around the side of the shiny, expensive-looking, black SUV just as I inch closer. He curls his finger and the driver steps out. I can only see the back of his head, but he’s wearing a tailored suit and he’s tall, slender, and sculpted. The officer motions to his passenger before rubbing his hand over his face. The driver leans back into the car, I suppose to say something to her. She’s wearing what seems to be a scarf over her head and is completely immobile. I wonder if it’s an old woman. Maybe she’s in shock. What did he do to get pulled over? My mind works overtime trying to decipher his faux pas.

I glance over at the blue notebook on my passenger seat. I love inventing stories. It’s my favorite pastime while I drive. Actually, in general. As I pass people on my commute, I try to decide who they are, where they are going, and what their story is. Maybe someday I’ll get the courage to write a book. But for now, I just keep a notebook of all my favorite highway adventures and journal anything interesting in my day.

The man seems to be tugging on the woman’s arm.

I gasp loudly. He literally pulls her out the driver’s side door as I arrive at his bumper. After my initial shock passes, I almost piss myself laughing. His passenger is a woman, but she’s full of hot air. Her dress blows open in the breeze and I see her perky plastic boobs. What kind of man has a blow-up doll? Maybe he takes her everywhere in case he needs to get off. I picture him curled up next to her at night, stroking her hair.

He positions her next to him as if she’s standing and places his arm around her. I’m laughing so hard, I feel tears in my eyes. This is going to be the beginning of a great story, I can feel it.


About the Author:


Dawn L. Chiletz is the author of The Contest, Waiting to Lose, Enough, Can’t You See, The Fabulist and Confessions of a Carpool Captive.

“Sarcasm and humor are my favorite tools. I write whatever I’m feeling. Sometimes that means a romance, a mystery, a thriller, or a tear-jerker. I like giving everything a little twist and I try to stay original. I hope people like not knowing what to expect from me. I never know what I’ll write next either.”

Dawn currently resides in Illinois with her husband, two boys, and three dogs. When she’s not binge writing or reading, you’ll most likely find her on Facebook or playing taxi driver to her kids.
  

Review Week Round-Up


We have had a huge review week on the blog, eight reviews!! Here is a re-cap just in case you missed any!!


Co-Wrecker by Meghan Quinn ~ 4 stars


Book Description:

What do ice cream and Sadie Montgomery have in common? They're both ice cold, but one taste is never enough.

I wanted to be friends — I would have even settled for her seeing me as anything but a nerd — but there was no getting through. So just like any hard-headed, red-blooded man out there, I made up my mind.

I’d make my coworker fall for me.

I’d like to say it was simple, but like every other epic love story, all it took was one drunken night and a lot of naked courage to get the girl. For a moment, at least.

Love with a coworker is never simple, especially since Sadie’s trying to keep us on the low. Not to mention her persistent ex-boyfriend who won’t leave her alone. But I’ve never been good at giving up, and I don’t plan to start now.

The whole thing is a recipe for a rocky road, but I plan to eat the whole gallon, no matter how bad the brain freeze.

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Alpha Balla' by Angela Foxxe ~ 4.5 stars


Book Description:

Superstar NFL player John Wild had it all. The looks, the skills and the money. 

He could have any woman he wanted. But he didn't want just any woman. He wanted a mate. 

This was because John Wild was harboring a dark secret life as a Werewolf and his desire for a mate was growing by the day. 

Childhood sweetheart Heather Camp might just be John's fated mate. But Heather has her own dark secret. In fact, it’s a secret so dark it just might get them both killed… 

WARNING: Steamy paranormal read, best enjoyed alone!

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Animal (A Prisoned Spin Off) by Marni Mann ~ 5 stars


Book Description:

I captured the guilty. 

Locked them inside our prison. 

Tortured their bodies and abused their minds.

I had murdered hundreds. 

Never recognized one.

Until her face.

Until that scream.

I was hired to take her life.

But first, I had to figure out how she ruined mine.

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Bleed the Water Red by RL Griffin ~ 4.5 stars


Book Description:

When Kate Tennison returns to the low country of South Carolina it’s with her tail tucked between her legs. She doesn’t want to be there and face the love of her life, who’s now married with a child. Distance has not broken the spell of fear that surrounds why she ran from her home in the first place. 

Her story is a tragic one. 

Mom in rehab. 

Father dead. 

Career annihilated. 

When we run from something looking back over our shoulder, we miss the scars on the arms that now hold us. 

Can the magic of the water heal her wounded heart or does something dangerous lurk underneath the perfect features of the new man she’s decided to take a chance on?

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Goodbye Paradise (Hello Goodbye #1) by Sarina Bowen ~ 4.5 stars


Book Description:

Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh and Caleb called it home. 

In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world. 

But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves. 

It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret.

Caleb has always protected Josh against the worst of the bullying at the Compound. But he has secrets of his own, and a plan to get away — until it all backfires. 

Josh finds himself homeless in a world that doesn’t want him. Can Caleb find him in time? And will they find a place of safety, where he can admit to Josh how he really feels? 

Warning: Contains a hot male/male romance, copious instances of taking the Lord's name in vain, and love against the kitchen counter. This book was previously released under the title: In Front of God & Everyone.

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The Brave Line by Kate Stewart ~ 4.5 stars


Book Description:

She is a five foot seven long list of things he can’t have.

He is a determined cop, desperate to keep his heart sealed behind his badge.

Michelle is a survivor. With a fresh perspective on life, she trades her tragic past in California for the coastal waters of Charleston. Fueled by a new career as a dispatcher, she’s determined not to let her scars weigh her down. She apologizes for nothing, especially her insatiable need for a certain police officer.

Rowdy is a newly minted sergeant dedicated to his job, but the life of a Charleston police officer has never been more dangerous. With his need to take order of a city spiraling out of control, the last thing he wants is an entanglement with a mouthy dispatcher. But, there’s just one problem. He can’t get enough of her.

As the heat rises between the unlikely pair, so does the tension.

Three months of summer was all it took to shake their foundations, rattle their walls, and bring them crashing down.

It was lust.

It was love.

It was real.

And it would have been perfect . . . if it wasn't already over.


Note to reader:
This book has several elements and explores topics that some may consider triggers. For mature audiences only. Explicit sex, violence and language.

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Crooks & Kings (The Wild Bunch #1) by London Miller ~ 4 stars


Book Description:

In a game of crooks and kings, only the cunning survive … 

Mariya Kuznetsov was a girl with secrets. 

Christophe 'Fang' Lupei was a man with demons. 

For her, it was supposed to be a way out from beneath the hands of a man who wanted her dead. 

For him, it was supposed to be a job to make amends for a past wrong. 

A bratva princess running from her past. A Romanian bank robber seeking atonement. 

They were never meant to fall in love.

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The Heartbeat Hypothesis by Lindsey Frydman ~ 4.5 stars


Book Description:

Audra Madison simply wanted to walk in the shoes of Emily Cavanaugh, a free-spirited teenager who died too young. After all, Audra wasn’t supposed to be here.

Thanks to Emily, Audra has a second chance at life. She’s doing all the things that seemed impossible just two years ago: Go to college. Date. Stargaze in the Rocky Mountains. Maybe get a tattoo. You know, live. 

Jake Cavanaugh, a photographer with mysterious, brooding gray eyes, agrees to help chronicle her newfound experiences. She makes him laugh, one of the only people who can these days. As they delve into each other’s pasts – and secrets – the closer they become.

But she’s guarded and feels like she can’t trust anyone, including herself. 
And he’s struggling with the fact that his beloved sister’s heart beats inside her.

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Friday, 24 March 2017

Blog Tour & Review ~ Co-Wrecker by Meghan Quinn

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Co-Wrecker, an all new sexy, laugh out loud romantic comedy is available now!

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Co-Wrecker by Meghan Quinn Publication Date: March 23, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Photographer: Lauren Watson Perry

Book Description:

What do ice cream and Sadie Montgomery have in common? They're both ice cold, but one taste is never enough.

I wanted to be friends — I would have even settled for her seeing me as anything but a nerd — but there was no getting through. So just like any hard-headed, red-blooded man out there, I made up my mind.

I’d make my coworker fall for me.

I’d like to say it was simple, but like every other epic love story, all it took was one drunken night and a lot of naked courage to get the girl. For a moment, at least.

Love with a coworker is never simple, especially since Sadie’s trying to keep us on the low. Not to mention her persistent ex-boyfriend who won’t leave her alone. But I’ve never been good at giving up, and I don’t plan to start now.

The whole thing is a recipe for a rocky road, but I plan to eat the whole gallon, no matter how bad the brain freeze.

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



“…that’s the problem with shame. Shame doesn’t like company. Shame’s not something that likes to be shared.”


Meghan Quinn’s ability to make me laugh holds no bounds, this author just has to type the word “the” and I’m laughing…seriously though, Meghan Quinn is just a natural when it comes to romantic comedy. After reading Co-Wrecker I will never look at baseboards, a marriage proposal, liberal Europeans, ice-cream and bats without bursting out laughing, seriously I had floods of tears, but tears from hysterical laughter. This was the perfect book at the perfect time, laughs were desperately needed and Meghan Quinn more than delivered.


“She lost her socks. Couldn’t find them.”
“Oh yeah? ...Did you search her vagina well enough? Or are you going to take a second look?”


I love a geek, especially a glasses wearing geek, I was one…once…but nowhere near as attractive or outgoing as Andrew. Despite his passion for calculators, Derek Jeter and Tron our Andrew has personality. Andrews personality was infectious, his innate wit and comedic timing was perfect and the dialogue was sincere yet cheeky. I loved everything about Andrew, there was nothing to hate, he was the kind of character that you just click with, he rubs off on you, in all the right ways (wink wink).


“He’s kind, sweet, handsome, smart, and has a good head on his shoulders. He’s a four-leaf clover in a field of weeds; you don’t let men like him slip through your fingers.”


Sadie is a woman that came from a rough background yet made the most of it. Sadie was extremely intelligent, was valedictorian, got a scholarship to Cornel…until she gave it up. Sadie had her reasons and now she finds herself just existing. Sadie has lost her smiles, lost her personality and has turned into a bristly, cough syrup drinking, sour puss that needs to find her true self once again.


“Within twenty-four hours, he’s firmly placed himself in my life when I believed there were no vacancies.”


Andrew and Sadie’s paths cross when Andrew takes a summer job at the restaurant where Sadie works. Training newbies is Sadie’s idea of hell, even if they are decent eye candy. While there is plenty of candy in the toppings they find themselves using every day, the only candy these two are interested in is each other. Sadie has baggage, trust issues and is closed off. Andrew is persistent, compassionate, understanding but sometimes that is not enough, sometimes tough love is the only love.


“I love you, Andrew, but you’ve never been able to be just friends with a girl. You always hand over your heart.”


Andrew and Sadie were perfect for one and other, they complemented one and other but Andrew was far from a settler, he didn’t want a piece of Sadie, he wanted all of her. I adored Andrew for forcing Sadie to love herself first and foremost, to sort herself and her issues out. Meghan Quinn delivers a book littered with some fantastic side characters that all had their parts to play. I loved Tucker and he was another guy with a huge heart and I would love to see him get his happy ever after, the guy deserves it.

In summary, this was a cute, swoon-worthy romance that was light on angst and huge in heart. Hilarious in places and sensitive when needed. Another winner from Meghan Quinn.

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Excerpt: 

Knowing I will probably regret this, I lift from the freezer, ice cream scraper in hand, and jerk toward Sadie just in time to slip on some melted ice on the floor shooting me across the fountain and straight into Sadie. 

But not just Sadie; straight into her chest—her billowing, womanly chest. It’s a satisfyingly soft cushion for my head but from her instant outrage, I’m going to guess she’s not keen on me using her breasts as a pillow. 

“What the hell are you doing?” she asks, trying to back away, difficult when I’ve got her pinned against the counter. 

Fumbling to get some kind of grasp on my falling body, scraper still in hand, I give her a bit of motor boat—not on purpose—and muffle in her breasts, “I’m sowwy.” 

“Get off me.” 

“I’m twying,” I say, finally getting a grip on the counter behind her and standing tall. Glasses askew, hat on the floor, and a smothered feeling on my face, I straighten my apron and clear my throat. “My apologies.” Her friend is laughing, hand on her stomach, as I push my glasses back on my nose. “Although, I’m grateful for your sturdy bosom for catching my fall. It might have been a twisty straw to the eye, and I’m not sure my glasses would have held up on such an impact.” 

Sturdy bosom? Shit, Andrew, don’t fucking say words like bosom. And for the love of God, don’t say a woman has a STURDY bosom. Say words like tits. Tits are more manly. 

“Tits,” I mutter. 

“Excuse me?” Sadie has the look of horror on her face. 

Fuck, did I say that out loud? 

“I think he said tits, Sadie,” her friend cuts in, thumbing through the straw holder. Yup, I said tits out loud. 

“I heard him, Smills,” Sadie mutters under her breath. 

Glaring at me, looking for an answer, I shrug my shoulders, because I have nothing. No way of digging myself out of this one. Funny how your brain can literally stop working the minute you need it the most. Come on, old fella, kick it into high gear. Come up with something witty, something snarky, something that will put a Band-Aid over this rather raw and embarrassing incident. 

But, good fuck. I just had my face in her chest. What man could come back quickly from that? 

“Well . . .” Sadie has her arms crossed over her bosom, waiting for an answer. No. Her arms are crossed over her breasts. Shit. Shit

Nerves crawl up the back of my neck, igniting my ears into lava levels of heat. Crap. Just say anything. 

Clearing my throat, I pat her shoulder and say, “Sturdy tits.” 

And here I thought it couldn’t get any worse, at least my hand didn’t pat down her breast to see if her nipples were made of steel, or to see if her areolas consist of chain-link mesh. You have to look at the positive.

About the Author: 


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A BLONDE AT HEART 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!

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