Friday, 23 February 2018

Release Day Review ~ The Praetorian by Dawn L Chiletz


Book Description:

Prae·to·ri·an /prēˈtôrēən/- a skilled warrior serving as the personal guard of a Roman Emperor. 

Bad-boy rock star Roman Creed keeps his secret locked behind a door. 

When Seamore Productions offers to find him a new bodyguard through a reality TV show, Roman reluctantly agrees. He needs some good press and better security. The last thing he expects is a beautiful, curious cop to get under his skin and into his past. Why can’t he stop thinking about her? 

Tough-as-nails detective Reed Manning keeps her secret locked away in her mind. 

After being suspended from the police force, she considers trying out for the show. She’s supposed to keep her eye on the cash prize, but her potential boss captures her attention. What is he so desperately trying to hide? 

When a single decision can change a life-
Never let your guard down.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars


“An overreaction only lasts a moment, but a regret lasts a lifetime.”


Dawn L Chiletz is the queen of reality TV books and after being blown away by The Fabulist, she does it again with The Praetorian. What I love about these books is that they are written in such a way that you feel like you are on set, a part of the audience watching the drama unfold before your eyes. Dawn L Chiletz sweeps you into the story with ease and will have you on the edge of your seat as all the drama and suspense unfolds.


“When I know what I want, I almost always get it. And right now, there’s nothing I want more than to know her. Let the games begin.”


The Praetorian is a mixture of romance and suspense and this was the perfect blend all wrapped up under the reality TV umbrella. All the characters in this book were well crafted, but Dawn L Chiletz saved the best for our hero and heroine Roman Creed and Reed Manning.

Roman is the lead singer in a well known and highly successful band, but he is in dire need of some positive publicity. He is far from the rocker bad boy, but sometimes the press are in the right place at the right time and no matter what the reality is, the way they twist it can have dire consequences. Reed has been receiving death threats for a long time, so when the opportunity comes up for The Praetorian his manager thinks it is an ideal opportunity. The Praetorian is a reality TV show to find a close protection officer (bodyguard) for Roman Creed and as each task unfolds, so does one evil plot.

Roman as a person was awe inspiring, so not what he lets the fans see on stage. Roman was deep, he had a huge heart and would do anything for anyone. Roman was extremely private, and being thrust into the spotlight was not what he wanted, but he makes the best of it and when one feisty cop grabs his attention, he doesn’t stand a chance.


“I told you I don’t like to talk about my shit. But if not telling you means I could lose you, then I’m willing to give you all I’ve got. Because when I’m around you, I can’t think. All I can do is feel. I haven’t allowed myself to feel for a really long time. Right now, more than anything, I want to feel you in my arms, against my skin, and underneath me, all night long.”


Reed Manning is a detective, currently suspended for beating a man who neglected and battered a child. Reed comes from a similar background and wears her heart on her sleeve. Expecting to be let go from the force she needs the money and when she sees an advert for The Praetorian, she signs up. Reed was a fantastic character, she had guts, determination and knew how to stand up for herself. Reed though was an extremely good judge of character and as The Praetorian unravels into something a lot more sinister, she is like a blood hound.


“For a moment, I consider the idea that he has something to hide. Who am I kidding? So do I. In some ways, I’ve been hiding my whole life.”


The chemistry between Roman and Reed was electric and Dawn L Chiletz does an amazing job bringing these two characters to life. I loved how their relationship developed and how that was intertwined with a suspenseful plot. The drama has you on the edge of your seat while the sex scenes will have you squirming on them. This was definitely a page turner and one that I couldn’t put down. I cannot wait for more from her reality TV books, there are none like them out there and they always make for fantastic reading.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Cover Reveal ~ Confessions: Robbie by Ella Frank

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Confessions: Robbie, an all new tantalizing contemporary MMM Romance by Ella Frank is coming March 8th!

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Confessions: Robbie
Author: Ella Frank
Release Date: March 8th

Book Description:


Relationships are complex.

Love ever-changing.

And when it comes to rules of the heart,

they were made to be broken…

That’s what Robert Antonio Bianchi was telling himself, anyway.

Otherwise, he really had no excuse for what—or who—he’d done. 

No excuse, except for his lonely heart, a pitcher of margaritas, four Bitter Bitches, and the apparent need to confess all his weaknesses to the two men he knew would bring him nothing but trouble.

But trouble was nothing new.

Just ask his crazy sisters or any of his friends, and they’d be the first to tell you:

If there was a bad decision to be made, Robbie always had a knack for making it. 

And thus begins the story of the priest, the princess, and the prick.



About the Author: 


Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite contemporary romance, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!” Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Phillips.

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Cover Reveal ~ Rebel Heir by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

We are thrilled to bring you the cover from New York Times Bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, REBEL HEIR the first book in a new, sexy duet releasing on April 9th!


COVER CREDITS:
Model: Micah Truitt
Photographer: Leonardo Corredor
Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative
   


Book Description:

How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons:
Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check.
Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check.
How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:
Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony looking crowd. A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season.
Check. Check. Check.
I should add—especially when the guy is your sexy, tattooed God of a boss.
Especially when he not only owns your place of employment but inherited half of the town.
Especially when he’s mean to you.
Or so I thought.
Until one night when he demanded I get in his car so he could drive me home because he didn’t want me walking in the dark.
That was sort of how it all started with Rush.
And then little by little, some of the walls of this hardass man started to come down.
I never expected that the two of us, seemingly opposites from the outside, would grow so close.
I wasn't supposed to fall for the rebel heir, especially when he made it clear he didn’t want to cross the line with me.
As the temperature turned cooler, the nights became hotter. My summer became a lot more interesting—and complicated.
All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming. 


Rebel Heir is the first book in the Rush Series Duet. Book Two, Rebel Heart, will release six weeks later on May, 22, 2018.

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Amazon paperback ➜ Rebel Heart (Book Two)


     

About the Authors:

    

 Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over ninety Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides 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.


      
   

 Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son and beautiful daughter with autism. With over a million books sold, she is a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over fifteen novels, including RoomHate which hit #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Other New York Times bestsellers include Stepbrother Dearest, Neighbor Dearest, Drunk Dial, Cocky Bastard, Stuck-Up Suit, Playboy Pilot and Mister Moneybags (the latter four co-written with Vi Keeland).

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Cover & Excerpt Reveal & Giveaway ~ Tic Tac Love by AM Willard

Release Date: March 14, 2018
Cover Design: MadHat Books

Book Description:
 

For as long as I can remember, I've been in love with Paxton West. I've planned our wedding in my head a million times. What our babies would look like. How we would grow old together and still play our favorite game— Tic-Tac-Toe.

However, we have one problem. Paxton doesn't believe in true love, soul mates, or happily ever after. Oh, did I also tell you he doesn't want kids? It also means I can't explain to him that he's the only guy for me, or about my—our—current situation. The past started with a game of X's and O's. Then came the miles and miles that kept us apart. Next came tequila shots... They're never a great idea. Now, more than ever, the future scares the crap out of me. If my plan backfires, I could not only lose my best friend but the love of my life. Dang those tequila shots.

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Excerpt:

Stepping out into the hallway, I head toward my door with my shoes and keys in my hand. All I can think of at this moment is stripping down out of these clothes and face-planting into my pillow where I can sleep the many drinks off. Right as I open the door, I hear the faint ding echoing down from the elevators. Shrugging it off, I enter my apartment and lock up behind me. I guess I find it odd that someone else would be wandering the halls this late or early. I’m never out at this time and have no idea what the neighbors do after I fall asleep. A new male neighbor moved in a few weeks ago. I already had the pleasure of bumping into him while trying to not spill my coffee one morning. I still deny that it was his looks that threw me off.
I drop my keys into the bowl next to the door before heading straight to my room where I lose my heels and strip out of my shirt and bra. Right as I unbuckle my jeans, I hear a faint knock, so low that I’m not sure if it’s my door or a bump against the wall from next door. Knock… knock… echoes again. I grab my shirt from the floor, slide it over my head, and go to investigate the sound that’s causing the hairs on my neck to stand. Rounding the kitchen island, my feet dig into the ceramic tile as the lock on my door twists. I’m frozen in place… Unable to move anything on my body as I hold my breath waiting to see what’s happening. It’s now that my mind races with all the horror movies I’ve screamed at over the years. The ones where the girl is either running up the stairs to hide from the intruder instead of outside to safety. Or where they just stand there as if a target is placed on their chest. Just pick one, because I’m that girl at this moment. My face is frozen, ice coursing through my veins. The hairs on the back of my neck are at full attention as if we are standing to pledge to the flag. My eyes stare straight ahead as the door opens in slow motion. Saying a little prayer, I close my eyes and wait for what’s going to happen next. Fear overtakes me, consuming my body, mind—everything.
“Belle, what are you doing?” I hear his voice, but then I’m afraid to open my eyes. Could it be possible that two people in this world have the same husky voice that makes me weak in the knees?
With my eyes still squeezed shut, my other senses go on high alert. The drop of a bag, the tap-taps of a set of shoes against the tile grow louder and louder as the person gets closer to me. “Belle, open your eyes and breathe before you pass out.”
Slowly, I do as he instructed. That’s the moment that I lean against the counter for support as I thank God that it wasn’t a killer that had a key to my place. Paxton’s face scrunches up as he reaches over for me.
“What were you doing?”
“I thought you were here to kill me; I was bracing myself for the worst.”
“What have I told you about watching those horror movies, huh? You let them get to you, and why would a killer use a key?”
“I don’t know; they could’ve made a copy when I wasn’t paying attention, or it could’ve been the security guard—who knows… What are you doing here?”
“Not the welcome I thought I’d receive, but my plans changed. You were more important to come see.”
I let Paxton’s statement set in before I smile up at him. Stepping closer, I wrap my arms around his neck and breathe him in. The faint hint of the stale airport, his earthy spice, and lemon soothes my nerves.
“Are you just getting home?” he inquires, and I notice his voice hints to a bit of jealousy. That confuses me as he’s never been the jealous type. One to worry about my well-being—yes, but not curious about where I’ve been or with whom.
“I am,” I answer as I pull away from him and step over to the fridge. Opening it up, I grab a bottle of water before glancing back over to Paxton. His hands are gripping the edge of the countertop, face blank not revealing any indication of what he’s thinking. “Want something to drink or eat?” is the only thing that I can think to ask.
“No, I’m good. I think I’m just going to head to bed.”
“Paxton,” I let his name slip from my mouth to stop him. He slows his stride over to his bags, turns to look at me and, before I can say anything else, wanders over to me.
“Belle, get some sleep, and we’ll chat in the morning,” is all he says before placing a kiss on top of my head. I stand here in the middle of my kitchen with a bottle of water in my hand, watching his back retreat from me to the spare bedroom. I’m not sure how long I stand here, confused and unable to move. It’s the sound of the shower turning on that breaks me from my thoughts. Causing me to realize that this isn’t a dream. Instead of sulking from the blow off that I just received from Paxton, I force myself to go to my room. Closing the door behind me, I pad over to my dresser, pulling out a pair of boxers and a top to change into. The sound of the water still running through the pipes on the other side of my bedroom causes my heart to beat faster. I can’t explain the way I feel right now. How I’m confused about what I should be feeling. I’m blaming the amount of alcohol that’s in my system. It’s not like he’s never showered here before. It’s more the fact that he blew off an assignment to come see me. That’s something Paxton’s never done. Work has always come first for him. No matter what, he’s never turned down a job; well, for as long as I known him. My head hits the pillow, but my eyes refuse to close. The wheel’s spinning a million times faster than it ever does. With the water off, the apartment is quiet, and I can hear his footsteps down the hall and how they stop outside my door before going to his. The door clicks shut, finalizing that there won’t be a conversation tonight. Unless I pull a trick out of the old handbook.
I roll over, grab my phone from the nightstand, and power it up for the first time since I shut it off in the elevator. It’s then that I notice the messages from Paxton. I listen to his voicemail and read through his text. I can’t scroll up to where I left the short, clipped response to him canceling this weekend.
Me: Are you okay? I know you’re tired, but something seems off.
I could crawl into bed and lie next to him, but taking the chicken way out of this is better tonight. I don’t trust my mouth, and I’m pretty sure that I’d slip up and say something that I’d regret tomorrow. I’m sobering up, but the way he made my heart restrict tonight from the pain that was washed over his face out of concern for me is causing me to expect the worse. Did he come here to tell me something’s wrong? Was that why he canceled his trip?
 

Giveaway:

One of Five ARC's for Tic Tac Love


 

About the Author:

Bestselling Author, A.M. Willard resides in Savannah, Georgia. She joined the Peach State many years ago after leaving the crystal blue waters and sugary white sand behind from the Panhandle of Florida. She's also known for being a wife, mother, and caretaker for her farm animals. A.M. loves anything sassy, glittery, and is a sucker for the Hallmark Channel. That last one might be the reason she believes in soulmates or it could be because she married her high school sweetheart for twenty years ago.

After releasing her first novella series back in 2014, A.M. set out on a new goal to bring her readers a broad range of romantic stories from her desk. This includes Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance, and from time to time some Sexy Romance. A.M. is an active member of RWA (Romance Writers of America). 

Connect with A.M.

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Excerpt Reveal ~ Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan

         

Excerpt Reveal ~ Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan


Book Description:

A hot and hilarious new standalone from New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan. 


We met in a trapped elevator.

Emmett was on his way to work, sophisticated and handsome in his tailored suit and tie.

I was on my way to the sperm bank. Awkward, right?

At thirty-five, my life hadn’t taken the path I thought it would and I was tired of waiting—I wanted a baby. And I was ready to take matters into my own hands to make it happen.

After our ill-fated elevator encounter, Emmett insisted on taking me to dinner—he also insisted on something else—that I ditch my plan involving a turkey baster and let him do the job. He would be my baby daddy. He was a wealthy and powerful CEO with little interest in diapers or playdates. And since he didn’t want kids, I’d be on my own once his bun was in my oven, free to go my own way.

But once his baby was inside me, it was like a switch had been flipped, and I got a whole lot more than I ever bargained for. 

This full-length standalone contains a hot, swoonworthy hero, lots of playful banter and some hot baby-making ! Enjoy. 

Pre-Order Links:

Google Play: https://goo.gl/psywcQ

Excerpt:

Emmett 

I love my dick. 

That’s a fact. 

And I’m not afraid to admit he’s both my best friend and my most trusted advisor. Sure, he’s gotten me into some tight spots over the years—pun very much intended—but that’s what makes life fun, right? I wouldn’t trade our relationship for the world. He stands tall and proud . . . and when he spots something he likes? He bobs with pleasure, begging to get closer. 

And as for me? Well, I trust his judgment. Completely. He didn’t bob for the stunning and funny Laura in accounting. I knew there was a reason, and as it turns out, she’s a bit of a klepto. Three hundred seventy-two staplers kind of klepto. 

But I’m not a total douchebag, I promise. I’m just a young CEO under immense pressure, so in my downtime, blowing off steam is practically a necessity. It’s my duty to keep my dick happy, and a steady diet of beautiful women keeps us both satisfied. I do what I can to make his life as simple and as easy as possible. Plenty of no-strings sex does the trick. 

I find that when he’s well taken care of, I feel better and my brain works efficiently. Shit, my whole life just seems easier. 

It’s that simple. I love my dick, and loving my dick makes my entire life better. 

When my dick perks up in interest, begging for a taste of the woman we’re stranded with in a stuck elevator for two hours, I listen to his dirtiest wishes and ask her out to dinner. But the last thing I expect her to say is that she’s not interested in my dick. She’s just interested in the stuff inside, the stuff that can give her the baby she so desperately wants. No strings attached. 

Who am I to say no? 

Welcome to the craziest ride my dick’s ever gotten me into.

   

About the Author:


A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. 

 Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras 

Monday, 19 February 2018

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward

     

Gentleman Nine is LIVE!!!!


   

Book Description:

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.  

Growing up, the three of us were friends.
He was the nerd.
I was the playboy.
She was the beauty.

Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits.

He lied.

I went off to college, and he got the girl.
Amber never knew how I felt.
They were together for years—before he broke her heart.

Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch.
When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men.

One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings.

Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity.

Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message.

She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend—me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.)


Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel. 

When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she was stunned to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.


 

Buy Links:

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Our Review:

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


“My life had come full circle – with a few hiccups along the way.”


Penelope Ward is always a master story crafter and one thing that I always love about her books is her ability to surprise me and once again she did. This story had the ability to be predictable, but Penelope Ward wove her Ward magic and makes it anything but. Gentleman Nine is the perfect blend of humour, angst and swoon and the two main characters are both relatable, adorable and two people that you will be championing from the very beginning. I love how the title of this book ties in with the story itself, when a title actually means something, it makes it all the sweeter.

Gentleman Nine has all the feels, those emotions I crave by the bucket load are prevalent in spades and this friends to lover’s romance is one that will have your heart fit to burst in no time. I loved the banter and the dialogue and Penelope Ward does a fantastic job in bringing these characters to life, with heart and soul.


“Honestly? It feels like I’m dying from a broken heart.”


Our heroine is Amber who is still recovering from a surprise split from her childhood boyfriend of nine years. Even though it has been a year the hurt still smarts and this once confident woman finds herself questioning everything she once believed in. Channing was Amber’s best friends big brother and after her passing these two became best friends. After being united in grief, Channing’s feelings towards Amber changed, but as he was going away to college, he kept them to himself, but shared his feelings with his best friend, who then stole the girl.


“She was like a sister to me – a sister I secretly wanted to fuck but knew I never would.”


Now the tables have turned, Amber is once again single, and Channing finds himself on a two-month secondment in Amber’s city, needing somewhere to stay he calls his best friend and all those feelings come rushing back.


“But the mark of true friendship is that you can still come full circle, even if life circumstances change.


The chemistry between these two was electric and the fact they were so close and best friends cemented them as a believable couple. They knew each other inside out and all their little nuances. Their reconnection was like falling into step and the banter soon follows. While crossing that best friend line, I loved how their morph into more comes about. Channing was adorable from the very beginning and only gets better the more the book progresses.  


“…I beg to differ. Because now I’m in bed with you. So, I’d say I won the game in the end.”


The twists and turns were fantastic, the secondary characters all added value and the story flowed effortlessly. This was a one sitting read for me, I couldn’t put it down. Another amazing read from Penelope Ward.

About the Author:

 

 Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 13-year-old girl with autism and a 12-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

  Connect with Penelope Ward 


Other Books by Penelope Ward:

Sins of Sevin



Stepbrother Dearest


Gemini



Jake Undone (Jake #1)



My Skylar



Jake Understood (Jake #2)

kobo: http://bit.ly/1LQ7Fvk


Mack Daddy



Co-Written with Vi Keeland

Playboy Pilot

Cocky Bastard

B&N: http://bit.ly/1EjxNpY

Stuck Up Suit

Kobo: http:// bit.ly/1RJdUif

Dear Bridget, I Want You


Mister Moneybags

Barnes & Noble: http://smarturl.it/kx7h8m

Excerpt Reveal ~ Hero by Lauren Rowe


Hero, an all-new sexy standalone romance by Lauren Rowe is coming March 12th!

 

Book Description:
 
A standalone contemporary romance in the MORGAN BROTHERS SERIES from USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren Rowe. The story of firefighter Colby Morgan that proves heroes come in many forms . . 

The first time I laid eyes on Lydia Decker, I couldn’t speak. Or breathe. Or string two coherent thoughts together.

And I don’t mean any of that figuratively.

I’m not talking about a guy being floored by the sight of a gorgeous woman—although, of course, Lydia is gorgeous beyond words.

No, when I first laid eyes on Lydia Decker—my physical therapist—I was lying flat on my back in the ICU, high as a kite on painkillers, breathing on a ventilator, my bones as broken and splintered as my spirit.

When I first laid eyes on Lydia Decker, she was a ray of light in the dark. Hope for the hopeless. A salve for my singed and battered soul.

She said she’d been assigned to fix me. That she was there to bring me back to life. She said helping me was her calling.

And then she touched me. Physically, emotionally, spiritually. She healed me.

And I fell in love.

But what I didn’t know . . . what I couldn’t possibly know . . . was that Lydia Decker needed fixing far more than I ever did.



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Excerpt:

“Okay, everyone. I’m sorry to shut this party down, but it’s closing time at the bar. Colby and I have some physical therapy to do.”
Relief floods me. That’s exactly what I was wishing she’d do—clear them all out so we can be alone.
Goodbyes are said. Hugs are administered. And, finally, blessedly, it’s just Lydia and me. “Alone at last, Mr. Morgan,” she says, taking the seat next to my bed.
I slide my hand in hers. “Alone at last, Miss Decker. There is a God.”
She smiles. “You might not say that after I get through with you. Some of what we’re going to do together is going to be extremely frustrating for you, I’m sure.”
“Bring it, beautiful lady. As long as you’re the one administering the torture, I’ll enjoy every second of it.” She rolls her eyes.
“Okay, Mr. Flirty Pants. Enough with that. Let’s get serious for a second. Okay?”
I smile broadly. “What? I can’t say you’re beautiful? Because you are. You’re drop dead gorgeous, actually. I’ve never seen a more spectacularly gorgeous woman in my life.”
She’s fighting not to smile too big and it’s adorable. “Thank you. Sweet of you to say. Incredibly ridiculous, but sweet. Unfortunately, though, we don’t have time to sit here and talk about my earth-shattering beauty all day. You’re not my only patient.”
“I wish I were.”
“So do I.”
My heart lurches.
She clears her throat. “I shouldn’t have said that. Forget I said that.”
She blushes. “Momentary insanity brought on by your outrageous charm.” She takes a deep breath like she’s pressing some internal restart button. “Okay. In all seriousness. This is going to be a long, hard road for you, Colby. But I want you to know you’re not walking it alone. Inch by inch, step by step, I’ll be right here with you, okay? My job is helping you get back to being you as quickly as possible.”

Electricity surges through my veins, and not because of her words. Because of the zap I feel through the touch of our palms. Her incredible energy is physically palpable. “Thank you,” I whisper, my eyes locked with hers, my fingers zipping and zapping with the influx of her energy into my body. “I wouldn’t want to be on this journey with anyone but you, Lydia. I don’t want anyone else.”

 
About the Author:


USA Today and internationally bestselling author Lauren Rowe lives in San Diego, California, where, in addition to writing books, she performs with her dance/party band at events all over Southern California, writes songs, takes embarrassing snapshots of her ever- patient Boston terrier, Buster, spends time with her family, and narrates audiobooks. Much to Lauren’s thrill, her books have been translated all over the world in multiple languages and hit multiple domestic and international bestseller lists. To find out about Lauren’s upcoming releases and giveaways, sign up for Lauren’s emails at www.LaurenRoweBooks.com. Lauren loves to hear from readers! Send Lauren an email from her website, say hi on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook by searching for @laurenrowebooks.

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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Review ~ She Asked For It by Willow Winters


Book Description:

Don’t judge a book by its cover.
You’ll tell me you don’t… but you already think you know what my story’s about.

You have no idea.
Just like the people sitting in this courtroom.
She asked for it. That’s what they keep saying.

And no, it’s not because my skirt was too short or I was drunk at a party.
It’s nothing like that. It’s because of what I like and how I like it.

They’re judging me as I sit in the front row, my eyes drawn to the man on trial.
If I’d known it was going to end like this, I never would have gone home with him.
But he’s the type of man I just can’t say no to.

I wanted to feel his lips kiss down my neck.
I dreamed of running my fingers along the rough stubble on his jaw.
I craved his hands on me, pinning me down.
I needed to whisper his name in the dark, late at night.

You still think you know what happened? You don’t.
He’s innocent and I enjoyed every second I was with him.

Let me tell you my story, all about how I asked for it.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars


“One night changed my world forever. It made me pray harder. But God never answered my prayers to make the dirty thoughts stop at night.”


Wow, what an insane ride. OMG, this was one of those books that pulled me in from the synopsis alone and of all the assumptions I had made about what would be between the covers I couldn’t have been more wrong. Willow Winters covers some hard topics in this book, but in such a way it will have you thinking in the heroine’s shoes. Powerful story with a hidden message that will not leave you for a very long time.

While this book was fairly low on angst, which was not expected considering the storyline, the plot was perfectly paced and unputdownable. This book sucks you in from the very beginning and with two very different, but extremely likable characters you cannot help but become invested in their totally effed up story.


“I already told you, I want you and I’m not going to stop until you’re screaming my name just how I want to hear it.”


Our heroine is Allie and she is one feisty woman that owns her sexuality. Allie lived her life, her choices and no one could deter her from the path she had set in her mind. Allie was a refreshing heroine in the way she had balls and they were made of steel.

Dean, Dean, Dean…I adored him. The predictable sexy as sin asshole on the outside, but when it came to Allie, the protective, vulnerable, sensitive, hero on the inside. There was no hiding his emotions around Allie, she changed him and she brought out a side of him he never knew he had. He would lay down his life for her, so strong were his feelings and emotions towards her. It was stunning to read the change in both of these characters.

Willow Winters throws you a curveball in this book, something I never saw coming, but executed flawlessly. My assumptions from the synopsis were always in the back of my mind and as the book went on I was constantly waiting for the shoe to drop. It never did. The character connection was on point, the plot was well developed and explored and left the reader wanting for nothing…expect maybe a catch up with these later on down the line. However, this is the first in a series and I am hoping that as other characters get their stories told, these characters will have cameos so we can keep abreast of developments lol.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Cover Reveal ~ The Pecker Briefs: Ford & Viveka's Story (Legal Affairs #7) by Sawyer Bennett

The Pecker Briefs: Ford and Viveka's Story (The Legal Affairs Series, Book #7) 
by Sawyer Bennett 
Release Date: April 17, 2018

 

Book Description:

I never thought a pecker would get me in so much trouble. 

I mean, sure… if you’re talking about a certain anatomical feature of mine that the ladies just love. Given my bachelor status and appreciation for all things curvy and feminine, I could absolutely see that. But a different pecker is making my life much harder than it needs to be. 

My name is Ford Daniels, partner at the law firm of Knight & Payne, and my latest case has me wading through the finer points of peckers—woodpeckers that is. Specifically, the red-cockaded woodpecker. I swear, I can’t make this stuff up but that’s what the sexy-as-hell blonde chained to a tree told me this morning. 

Her name is Viveka Jones and she is so much more than a pretty face. She’s got wit, charm, and razor-sharp smarts. Turns out my client is looking to bulldoze the red-cockaded woodpecker’s natural habitat in favor of a multimillion-dollar subdivision and the sexy attorney with legs for days (and days), just happens to be counsel for an animal rights group looking to put a halt to construction. 

My client’s pissed, but all I can think about is getting Viveka across the table from me. And then on the table underneath me. Perhaps up against the wall. And then— 

Well, let’s just say when it’s all said and done, I’m hoping the red-cockaded woodpecker isn’t the only pecker that gets some attention from Miss Viveka Jones.

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About the Author:

 

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone. Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both. Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe. 

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Review ~ Keep Her Safe by KA Tucker


Book Description:

Making a Murderer meets Scandal in this story of police corruption, family secrets, and illicit affairs from bestselling author K.A. Tucker, celebrated for her “propulsive plot twists and searing seduction” (USA TODAY).

Noah Marshall has known a privileged and comfortable life thanks to his mother, the highly decorated chief of the Austin Police Department. But all that changes the night she reveals a skeleton that's been rattling in her closet for years, and succumbs to the guilt of destroying an innocent family's life. Reeling with grief, Noah is forced to carry the burden of this shocking secret.

Gracie Richards wasn't born in a trailer park, but after fourteen years of learning how to survive in The Hollow, it's all she knows anymore. At least here people don't care that her dad was a corrupt Austin cop, murdered in a drug deal gone wrong. Here, she and her mother are just another family struggling to survive...until a man who clearly doesn't belong shows up on her doorstep.

Despite their differences, Noah and Gracie are searching for answers to the same questions, and together, they set out to uncover the truth about the Austin Police Department's dark and messy past. But the scandal that emerges is bigger than they bargained for, and goes far higher up than they ever imagined.

Complex, gritty, sexy, and thrilling, Keep Her Safe solidifies K.A. Tucker's reputation as one of today's most talented new voices in romantic suspense.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars


“Who were you, really, Jackie Marshall?”


KA Tucker never fails to astound me and Keep Her Safe was a fantastic reminder of just how well this author can write Romantic Suspense. While in Keep Her Safe the suspense was the predominant story line the little bit of romance that is interspersed is a perfect balance to the overall story. This book had me on the edge of my seat from the very beginning, no filler chapters whatsoever, just perfect story building pulling the reader in from the very start. Crime Thrillers are my go to books when I need a break from romance and this was the perfect combination of both.


“He predicted that Noah might be lying in bed next to me one day, deciding whom to protect. Whom to disappoint. Whom to betray.”


As ever, the writing was flawless, captivating and utterly enthralling as this book starts with the death of the chief of police and a tangled web of lies, deceit, guilt and corruption is slowly unravelled by the chief of police’s son, Noah.

Noah was a fantastic character and his morals and scruples were firmly in place no matter what he unearthed. Wanting to get to the bottom of what made his mum do what she did, nothing could have prepared him for what he would find. Noah’s loyalties are tested to the limit and when his discoveries bring him into the path of a childhood friend old memories are brought to the surface.


“We all know who Jackie chose… She chose wrong. But will Noah make the same mistake?”


Gracie was an amazing character, a woman that had carried the weight of the world on her shoulders, a little girl that was forced to grow up way before her time and a woman that was now incredibly jaded. Her outlook on life was fantastic, she was incredibly strong and stubborn but that only made me love her all the more.

With some jaw dropping twists and turns that I never saw coming I was engrossed in this book from first to last word. KA Tucker was the master at suspense and red-herrings in this book and while some I saw coming, there were a lot I didn’t. What a fantastic read.