Review: Built by Jay Crownover

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Review/Excerpt Tour for BUILT by Jay Crownover! BUILT is a Contemporary Romance novel being published by HarperCollins, and it is the 1st full-length novel in The Saints of Denver Series, a spinoff of her New York Times bestselling Marked Men Series. This amazing book releases on January 5th!

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December 31st

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January 2nd

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January 5th

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January 9th

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About BUILT:

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes an electrifying new spin-off series,Saints of Denver, featuring all the characters fans have been dying to read about.

Sayer Cole and Zeb Fuller couldn’t be more different. She’s country club and fine-dining, he’s cell-block and sawdust. Sayer spends her days in litigation, while Zeb spends his working with his hands. She’s French silk, he’s all denim and flannel.

Zeb’s wanted the stunning blonde since the moment he laid eyes on her. It doesn’t matter how many smooth moves he makes, the reserved lawyer seems determinedly oblivious to his interest—either that or she doesn’t return it. Sayer is certain the rough, hard, hot-as-hell Zeb could never want someone as closed off and restrained as she is, which is a shame because something tells her he might be the guy to finally melt her icy exterior.

But just as things start to heat up, Zeb is blindsided by a life altering moment from his past. He needs Sayer’s professional help to right a wrong and to save more than himself. He can’t risk what’s at stake just because his attraction to Sayer feels all consuming. But as these opposites dig in for the fight of their lives, battling together to save a family, the steam created when fire and ice collide can no longer be ignored.

Review:

Zeb knew the moment he met Sayer that he wouldn’t ever not want her.  She was all silk and he was rough in the worst way.  When Zeb finds himself in need of a lawyer and a friend, Sayer is the first person he thinks of.  As Sayer becomes closer to Zeb and helps him every where she can their passion for one another ignites, but can it last?  Will Sayer let go of her past and choose Zeb or will she let him walk out of her life forever.

I absolutely fell in love with Zeb.  His love for Sayer and his family softens his rough exterior.  It isn’t just that that really endears him he is the complete package with a twist of bad boy in there.  I would totally swoon if I met Zeb.  Its not just my love for Zeb that makes this book a keeper.  The story is very well done.  It draws you in from the first page where Zeb and Sayer meet to the last page where you will be dying for more.  If you are a Jay Crownover fan you will no doubt love the first book in her Saints of Denver series.

 Excerpt:

“One battle at a time, Zeb. That’s all we can tackle, okay?”

He was quiet for a long moment, but I could hear him breathing and then finally he grunted a little bit and replied, “Well, then the battle I need to tackle right now is those god-awful walls. Thank you for talking me off the ledge. It’s impossible not to hope for the best when I talk to you.”

Maybe it was the overwhelming quiet of my house or it was the wistfulness in his voice. Or maybe it was really the fact that no matter how hard I tried to keep a clear divide between the two of us, I was always going to be too eager to cross over it when an opportunity presented itself. Like a goddamn fool.

Calling myself every kind of name there was in the book, I blurted out, “I’m not doing anything tonight, and Poppy went out with Rowdy, so if you need an extra set of hands to help with the paint I can swing by the house.” I wanted to groan. I was the least handy person in the whole world and I don’t think I  had ever even held a paintbrush, but the idea of getting to spend some one-on-one time with him was just so tempting that I ignored all of that and secretly hoped he would ignore it, too.

He chuckled a little. “Are you serious?”

I shrugged even though he couldn’t see it. “Sure. Why not?”

“Well, I’m not going to turn down free labor, especially when that free labor looks like you. Do you even own anything that you won’t be pissed to get paint on, Say? What I do tends to get dirty.” His voiced dropped a little bit and there was a husky timbre to the words that made me shiver.

There was a double entendre there that was impossible to miss and it made all of my skin heat up from the inside out. Not to mention no one had ever shortened my name before. I wasn’t exactly the cutesy nickname type. My father wouldn’t have approved and as such I was always just “Sayer.” Zeb’s shortening my name felt intimate. It felt far more familiar than I should be allowing myself to get with him. Still I didn’t say anything other than “I’m sure I can find something.”

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Jay Crownover - author picAbout Jay Crownover:

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men and The Point series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

 

 

 

 

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Review: Wicked Reunion by Michelle A. Valentine

Today I am lucky enough to bring you an awesome book by Michelle A. Valentine.  She truly can write a rock star romance like no one else.  This is the second book in her Wicked White series.  If you are a Black Falcon fan like I am you will love Wicked White and Wicked Reunion. For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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About WICKED REUNION:

College sweethearts London Uphill and Jared Kraft were inseparable. He was a rising baseball star with a promising future, and she seemed destined to become “Mrs. Kraft.” Then a tragic night and a series of devastating mistakes caused Jared to walk away from his life, leaving London without any explanation and tearing the couple apart.

Five years later, Jared has reinvented himself by putting down the bat and picking up a guitar to play for the red-hot band Wicked White. In all that time, London hasn’t gotten over her forever love—or the pain—despite seeking solace in the arms of the one man no one dreamed she’d run to.

When Wicked White’s lead singer goes MIA, Jared finds the time—and courage—to return to his hometown and face the mess he made. He’s shocked at how London’s life has changed, yet he’s determined to prove their love is worth fighting for. Is this breakup too big for any hope of a reunion tour? Or can London open her heart to Jared once again?

Review:

London has always loved Jared.  Jared has always loved London.  But, when Jared’s world falls apart and he leaves London she doesn’t know what to do.  After five years, London still can’t get Jared out of her mind or her heart.  When he finally comes back, a successful rock star, London is shocked and surprised.  What she has always wanted has come true.  Unfortunately, her life is more complicated now than ever.  Can they reconcile or will Jared go back to his rock star world alone?

I am a huge Michelle A. Valentine fan.  This has really solidified her place as rock star romance royalty.  Jared and London are very complex yet relatable characters.  The story itself pulls at the heartstrings and really doesn’t let you put it down until you have turned the last page.  As with all of her books they can be read as standalones, but with one taste you are going to want all of them.  If you are fan of hot rock stars and the women who love them then you won’t be able to wait until you get your hands on this one.

 

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 Excerpt:

He cups my face. “London . . .”

“Jared.” I can only whisper his name in return before he pulls me in for a kiss.

He doesn’t move too fast. He holds my face in his hands as he presses his mouth to mine. There’s no urgency in his actions. It’s almost as if he’s taking the time to savor every second of this.

He wraps his arms around my waist and pulls me in tighter. “I’ve missed you so much. Can you ever forgive me for leaving you—for that night in the parking lot? For everything? You should hate me, I know that, but I swear to God if you’ll let me, I’ll make it up to you.”

For years I’ve dreamed of him saying this, begging for my forgiveness and promising that he would make it up to me.

 

ABOUT MICHELLE A. VALENTINE

Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of erotic and New Adult romance. Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos, and sexy musicians inspired her erotic BLACK FALCON series.

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Review: Tattooed Emotions by Alicia Rae

Today I have the second book by Alicia Rae in the Tattooed series.  This book picks up where Tattooed Emotions leaves off.  If you thought Tattooed Emotions will bring you to tears you better buy stock in Kleenex for Tattooed Scars.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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About TATTOOED SCARS

Raelyn Jennings knows one thing for certain. She loves Damien Heathman with every fiber of her being. A life without him wouldn’t be one worth living.

Damien has never loved a single soul—until Raelyn. She heals the pain that has tainted the deepest part of his heart. She is his everything, his single reason for breathing. Damien’s relentless determination refuses to let anyone or anything stand in his way of being with her.

But soon, Damien’s and Raelyn’s pasts begin to collide with their future in ways they never thought possible, testing their undying love for one another.

Damien’s dark secrets from the scars hidden beneath his tattoos threaten to reveal themselves while Raelyn is faced with impossible decisions that need to be made.

Can Damien convince Raelyn to take a risk in hopes of securing the longevity of their future? Or will Raelyn choose the safe path that also comes with a limit?

There isn’t any time to waste, for the clock never stops ticking.

Review:

Raelyn has finally convinced herself that she loves Damien.  The problem is she thinks she is sick again.  After going to the Dr and getting confirmation that she is her world turns upside down.  Raelyn is ready to bow out gracefully and live the rest of her life with Damien no matter how short.  Damien isn’t ready to accept that.  He will fight for her even when she is ready give up.  Will they both be able to love fully when their love may come with an expiration date that is sooner than either wants?

I think every woman wants a man like Damien.  He will fight for you even if you don’t want to.  I know in that respect I was totally jealous of a fictional character, Raelyn.  Their story really deepens in this book.  We really get to know more about Damien and his past.  Diving more into both characters pasts really added a depth to this story.  I truly enjoyed it even if id does bring you to tears at times.  I would recommend this sequel whole-heartedly, but I would also suggest reading Tattooed Emotions first.

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tattooedemotionsAbout TATTOOED EMOTIONS

Raelyn Jennings has survived the unthinkable. She’s been given a second chance to live, to breathe, to feel. Her ability to overcome such a traumatic hurdle has created armor around her heart. But beyond her shield is fear, a consuming deep one, of the unknown. Raelyn vows to herself that she’ll solely focus on the one constant in her life, her career as the CEO for a prestigious accounting firm.

Damien Heathman’s unrelenting determination has made him a powerful, respected man. He’s sexy and confident and utterly breathtaking. His dominance and strength is evident in every purposeful stride, every meaningful look, and every soft caress.
Raelyn has worked with Damien’s company, Heathman Enterprises, for many years, but they’ve never crossed paths—until now.

Damien’s presence fills a room. He steals Raelyn’s breath and sparks her broken heart back to life. Once Damien sets eyes on Raelyn, there is no turning back. He wants her, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her. Not even the dark secrets hidden behind his tattoos will stand in his way.

The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is palpable.

Can Damien convince Raelyn that he is worth the risk? Or will Raelyn allow her past to control her future, feeling the chance of another heartache is too great to bear?

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Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and wedding photography.

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Review: Tattooed Emotions by Alicia Rae

I know its been a while for a review from me.  Since Thanksgiving I have been super busy with family stuff.  But, today I have a great book for you.  Tattooed Emotions by Alicia Rae is a complex emotional story that will have  you falling in love and crying while you do it.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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Raelyn Jennings has survived the unthinkable. She’s been given a second chance to live, to breathe, to feel. Her ability to overcome such a traumatic hurdle has created armor around her heart. But beyond her shield is fear, a consuming deep one, of the unknown. Raelyn vows to herself that she’ll solely focus on the one constant in her life, her career as the CEO for a prestigious accounting firm.

Damien Heathman’s unrelenting determination has made him a powerful, respected man. He’s sexy and confident and utterly breathtaking. His dominance and strength is evident in every purposeful stride, every meaningful look, and every soft caress.

Raelyn has worked with Damien’s company, Heathman Enterprises, for many years, but they’ve never crossed paths—until now.
Damien’s presence fills a room. He steals Raelyn’s breath and sparks her broken heart back to life. Once Damien sets eyes on Raelyn, there is no turning back. He wants her, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her. Not even the dark secrets hidden behind his tattoos will stand in his way.

The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is palpable.

Can Damien convince Raelyn that he is worth the risk? Or will Raelyn allow her past to control her future, feeling the chance of another heartache is too great to bear?

Review:

Raelyn has just overcome one of the greatest obstacles in her life when she meets Damien.  She is immediately attracted to him but knows that since he is a client of her accounting firm he is off limits.  Damien has a different idea.  Raelyn is his and nothing will stop him from getting what he wants.  But will Raelyn give over her heart if it means possibly hurting someone?  Can Damien get passed his past to share his heart and soul?

Raelyn and Damien’s love story is full of love, lust and tears.  Raelyn is very relatable.  Her fear of getting sick again and risking having to hurt someone by loving them is something that most people would be able to relate to.  Damien is definitely the alpha male that all women would be attracted to.  A man that would go to the ends of the earth to keep you and your heart safe.  If you like a good story full of steamy scenes, tears and a heart full of love you will want to pick this up ASAP.

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