Review: Office Mate by Katie Ashley

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Thorn

From the first time I played army as a kid, the military has been my life. As an Airborne Major, I’d led my men through two tours in Afghanistan. But when my father was elected president, I became an even greater target for the enemy—a prize for someone to take out. To ensure not only the safety of myself, but of my men, I got stripped of my cammies, shoved into an Armani suit, and placed into a management position at my father’s company. After years of trekking through the desert with an assault rifle, I was way out of my area of expertise, which my transition coordinator was more than happy to let me know on a daily, if not hourly basis. The brunette bombshell would be the death of me in more ways than one, especially since I hadn’t been with a woman since my last deployment. She’s turning out to be one of the greatest foes I’ve ever done battle with.

Isabel

In the backwoods Georgia town I was born in, you either married right out of high school or got the hell out of town. I chose the second and never looked back. After graduating top in my class, I started working for The Callahan Corporation. Fast forward five years and I was about to become the youngest female manager in the history of my department. And then all the blood, sweat, and tears I’d put into my career were for nothing when the boss’s billionaire son was handed my position on a silver platter. Not only that, I was expected to help transition him into the job that was supposed to be mine. Sure, he’s easy on the eyes with his chiseled good-looks and impossibly built physique, but I’m not going to let that distract me. I hope soldier boy is good at military strategy because sabotage is the name of the game I’ll be playing.

Review:

Isabel has had laser focus on what she wants out of life.  She has worked for her success and getting this promotion would mean validation of everything she had done.  What she doesn’t expect is the very sexy guy who caused her to spill coffee on herself, cops a feel and sees her half naked is the one taking her promotion from her.

Thorn has been comfortable on the battlefield not the corporate office for the last few years.  Since his father is now the ruler of the free world he needs to take a position away from combat.  He didn’t expect the person who is supposed to help him transition into this position is the same one who he took that position from.  Can the two of them find a middle ground while their attraction simmers just under the surface?  Or will everything both have worked for blow up in their face?

This was one addictive read.  I couldn’t put this down until I was finished.  Thorn and Isabel were fantastic characters.  I loved her spunk and his depth of character.  It really had quite a few levels to a romantic comedy.  I really liked the addition of the dogs and how they help Vets with PTSD.  That was an unexpected addition to a book primarily about the slow burn of this romance in a corporate setting.  I truly enjoyed the slow build of this romance.  It definitely wasn’t a wham bam thank you ma’am.  If you are looking for a great beach read that you won’t want to put down even if you are getting sunburnt this is the one you need to pick up ASAP!

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Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of both Indie and Traditionally published books. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, and her spoiled mutt, Duke. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent eleven years teaching both middle and high school English, as well as a few adjunct college English classes. As of January 2013, she hung up her red pen and expo markers to become a full-time writer. Each and every day she counts her blessings to be able to do her dream job.

Although her roots are firmly planted in the red Georgia clay, she loves traveling the country and world to meet readers and hang out with fellow authors. When she’s not writing or chasing down her toddler, you might find her watching reruns of The Golden Girls, reading historical biographies, along with romance novels, or spending way too much time on Facebook.

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Review: Blood Match by K.A. Linde

Today I get to bring to you the second book in her Blood Type trilogy.  This continuation of the first book has brought the story to a whole other level.  Not to mention the heart crushing twist in the end.  For my full review (spoiler free) keep reading after the book blurb.

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A desperate human. A powerful vampire. A world divided.

Reyna Carpenter was promised paradise. She was delivered into hell.

Giving up her body for money was supposed to be the hardest part of becoming a blood escort. She never expected to lose her heart to her dark, enigmatic boss, Beckham Anderson. After being taken by a depraved captor who plans to rule the world, Reyna will do anything to return to Beckham.

She just has to find the will to survive this game.

From the pawn, rises a queen.

Review:

It’s been 8 weeks since Reyna was kidnapped.  Betrayed by someone she thought she could trust.  Now, she is a human blood bag.  All she wants is for Beckham to find her and rescue her.  When help finally comes she can’t completely understand how her world and Beckham have changed in that small amount of time.  Reyna wants revenge and to help others like her, but when she gets her chance will her sacrifices pay off or just trap her?

Another fantastic, book throwing, sobbing into my pillow kind of story.  K.A Linde has continued Reyna and Beckham’s story but also added a lot more depth to characters we were desperate to know more about but didn’t realize.  Elle, the rebel group, plays a very prominent role in this book.  We dive more into the world of the rebels and learn more about what is going on and how things with the vampires got so bad.  Reyna and Beckham’s love story truly grows…after a few bumps along the way.  In the first book of this series we just got a taste of their love but in this one, steam will definitely be coming off the pages.  This book has everything a great second book has.  It propels the story, brings the reader deeper into the lives of the characters and leaves you screaming at the author, then crying, then screaming again…you get it.  If you haven’t started this series yet, you needed to like yesterday.  This book only solidifies K.A Linde’s ability to write a paranormal romance with the best of them.

Tattered by Devney Perry

 

 

Thea Landry has always known her place in modern-day society. It’s somewhere just above the trash can her mother dumped her in as a newborn but below the class where much comes easy. With her tattered shoes and bargain-bin clothes, her life has never been full of glamour.

So when a rich and charismatic man takes interest, she doesn’t fool herself into thinking their encounter is anything more than a one-night stand. Months later, she’s kicking herself for not getting his phone number. Or his last name. She’s given up hope of seeing him ever again.

Until one day, years later, Logan Kendrick waltzes into her life once more and turns everything she’s built upside down. This time around, she won’t make the same mistake. She’s going to fight to keep him in her life—not for herself.

But for their daughter.

Review:

Thea has had a rough life.  She always saw herself as trash.  That is until she had her daughter.  Her one night of hot sex with Logan gave her the love she always wanted.  Since they decided on an anonymous night she never thought she see him again.  When he sits down at a table at her bar she knows she must tell him about his daughter.   Logan didn’t expect to ever see Thea again.  He knew their one night felt like much more than sex.  Seeing her again floors him and spurs all those feeling back into action.  When the bombshell of him now being a father is dropped he doesn’t know how to react.  The one thing they both know is that they will fight to make everything great for their daughter, but will their relationship grow or fizzle out with the heat that is between them?

I adored this book.  I love Devney Perry as it is but this was a wonderful love story.  The love story isn’t just between a man and a woman but also a mother and daughter and father and daughter.  Thea and Landon are palpable in their sexy feelings and underlying love for each other.  There is also a lot of trauma that they have to fight through to get to the good stuff.  Their daughter Charlie was so awesome.  She is the best tomboy but so very complex.  She was just like any other 6yr old.  If you haven’t read a Devney Perry book yet, you need to pick this one up.  I became addicted to this story.  The characters are complex and enthralling.  The story is memorable and touching.  This book has all the hallmarks of a great book with a great book hangover.

 

 

 

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He stared at me for a long moment. “You’re sure she’s mine?”

“She’s yours.”

“Then that’s good enough.”

“I—really?” I blinked. He didn’t want to verify paternity? He just . . . trusted me?

He nodded. “Really.”

“I swear, I tried to find you, Logan. On my life, I swear it. But the hotel wouldn’t give me your name no matter how much I begged. And you paid cash for your drinks and never mentioned your last name. I tried, but I just . . . didn’t know where to start.”

“It’s not your fault. I believe you.”

The sincerity in his voice made my throat burn. Goddamn it. I was going to cry.

I’d worked so hard not to cry today. I’d fought to keep my emotions in check and my head from spinning out of control. But this was going to make me break.

I wanted so badly for Logan to believe that I hadn’t kept Charlie from him intentionally. The fact that a man like him would trust someone like me without proof meant more than he’d ever know.

“Thank you,” I choked out past the lump in my throat.

“So, um, is Charlie inside with your husband? Or boyfriend?”

The urge to cry disappeared and I barked out a laugh. “Smooth.”

He chuckled. “It’s been a long day for me. Give me a break, will you? This morning I was in New York, then I came to Montana for a business meeting and discovered a daughter. I’m off my game.”

 

 

Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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Review: Double Down (All In #2) by Alessandra Torre

Double Down

By Alessandra Torre

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Synopsis

 

In Vegas, there was one man who was off limits. One man… and I fell for him.

I knew there were risks. Still, I played the game. When Dario Capece called, I answered. When he beckoned, I came. When he broke all my rules, I looked the other way.

I knew there were risks. I just never realized they included death.

Review:

Bell is still in danger.  Only now she has to fake her own death, leave her hometown and all of this is orchestrated by the man she loves.  A dangerous man that she trusts.  The rules surrounding her and Dario are being broken and rewritten.  Can they survive the weeks ahead or will everything blow up in their faces?

With this series, I have fallen in love with Alessandra Torre’s writing.  Bell and Dario are very tough characters to relate to.  Some how she makes the reader relate and fall for both the waitress and the casino boss.  How is beyond me?  But as I read, Bell and Dario’s complex and suspenseful story I got completely sucked in.  I couldn’t put this down until I found out how they ended up.  The glitz and glamour of the Vegas strip is stripped down to the nitty gritty and the dark dangerous side is shown.  With that also comes a steamy love affair that can compare to any fairytale.  This is part two in the duet.  I would recommend reading the first book then diving right into this one.  I dare you to try to hold out.  This is a great vacation read that will leave you panting for more.

 

 

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Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.

 

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Review: Up to You by Daisy Prescott

Today we are celebrating the release of UP TO YOU by Daisy Prescott. This is the fourth book in the Love with Altitude standalone series. Check out the buy links and teasers for the book below.

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BOOK BLURB:

I’m the last single woman among my friends. Don’t feel sorry for me. I’m fine with flying solo, especially with ski season right around the corner. You won’t hear me complaining. Until my mother decides I need a date for my cousin’s wedding … and chooses the worst man in the world for me.

Landon Roberts is the human equivalent of a parka with every ski pass he’s ever purchased hanging off of his zipper. Apparently my mother is the last person in Colorado to know about Landon’s reputation.

To make things worse, his super hot brother Aiden’s back in town. Still gorgeous and still not remotely interested in me.

I can survive this wedding disaster as long as I pretend my date is someone else.

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As one of the stars of Aspen’s rugby club, I don’t need help meeting women. Tell that to my mother. She’s picked out my date for the biggest wedding of the year.

Mae London is the local girl who broke every heart in the valley before she left for California. Now she’s back and hotter than ever. Too bad she hates me.

Enlisting the help of my brother, I’m going to become the ideal man, and charm Mae right out of her bad opinion of me.

This wedding date will be perfect as long as I pretend to be someone else.

Review:

Mae is dreading her cousin’s wedding.  Its going to be just another high society Aspen party.  What she doesn’t count on is her mother’s insistance that Landon, the town’s local manwhore, be her date.  Knowing that this will be bad she braces herself for the worst and hopes for okay.  When Landon’s brother, Aiden, comes back to town she finds herself wishing he was the one taking her to the wedding.  As their lives keep colliding so does the sexual tension of years past.  Will Mae survive the wedding fiasco or worse fall for her ideal man?

I adored this book.  I love this series and Mae and Aiden’s story was a fantastic addition.  It was fun, romantic and sexy.  Daisy Prescott had me turning the pages faster and faster to find out what would happen next.  The love triangle between Mae and Aiden and Landon was just the right amount of drama.  As Mae and Aiden fall into each so does the reader.  You feel everything they are feeling and every romantic gesture Aiden does will make even the most stoic woman swoon.  The setting of the mountains of Aspen and the wild and crazy crew help set up the romantic comedy with laughs and loves.  You will love the story between Mae and Aiden but you will also love the outlandish things Landon says even when he knows he shouldn’t.  Be prepared there is quite the twist at the end you may not see coming.  If you haven’t grabbed a Daisy Prescott book, I’d recommend this series as one of her best.


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USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies about real love.

Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. Her Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall. Daisy’s Love with Altitude latest small town, rom com series is set in Aspen, Colorado. Bewitched is a magical serial set in Salem, Massachusetts. Don’t miss her standalone, Tinfoil Heart, a rom com about love, letting go, and little green men.

 

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Review: Unconscious Hearts by Harper Sloan

 

Ari Daniels didn’t count on her whole world tumbling down around her in a mess of shredded promises, broken love, and unbelievable heartbreak. Alone and stricken with grief, she shouldered the blame and eventually closed her heart off, refusing to open it for another. After all, anytime she tried, guilt and regret were waiting in the wings to remind her how painful it was.

A bet and one steamy night with a stranger force Ari to confront all she’s been hiding behind. She tries to move on, but he refuses to stand down, wanting what she is terrified to give—herself. This man may very well destroy her in the end, especially when it’s clear he has his own demons.

What happens when two broken souls come together, finally allowing themselves to believe in the beauty of love … only to have to fight harder than ever to keep it.

Review:

Ari has let her dark past control her for the past 7 years.  All that remains is her thriving business and her best friend, Piper.  When she meets a dark and handsome stranger wanting to sell her a lot of upscale items she can’t take her eyes off him.  Their attraction is immediate and flammable.  Unfortunately, for two pained souls there is never an easy happy ending.  When the past rears its ugly head can they survive it together or will their pain tear them apart before they begin?

This has been my first Harper Sloan book and I am highly impressed.  Ari and Thorn’s story was addictive and dramatic.  The pain that these two went through is felt through the story as it is told.  Their love is also felt.  Not to mention the very steamy sexy times.  All I am going to say is there is one hell of a Magic Mike moment. Ari and Thorn are very complex characters but as we are introduced to their friends and family, Wilder, Piper and London, you get sucked into the world that Harper Sloan has created.  Harper Sloan created a story set in Las Vegas but you won’t really know that.  This could have been set anywhere with its dynamic characters, complex emotional story and very sexy, sexy times. This is definitely a great beach read.  Though I do recommend being careful who you read this around.  You may blush at times.  If you haven’t read Harper Sloan, like I was before this, I recommend you pick up this first book in this series.  I can’t wait for the next book, Piper and Wilder’s story.

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His eyes get hard for a beat before his features smooth back out. “Yeah, beyond sure. No one to pass this shit down to, and even if there was, I wouldn’t be givin’ someone ideas of materialistic bullshit if I did. More to life than all this shit.”

“Okay, well, in that case …” I cough, not wanting to fight with him about our views when it comes to expensive wants versus needs. Last time I tried to argue the benefits of learning to care for and value something you work hard to buy, I had a black eye for almost two weeks. “In that case, I’m prepared to offer you a lump sum as a buyout for the whole collection, but I also want to mention, again, that consignment would be a more lucrative approach. Our buyout is just a standard percent of resale value, but consignment would allow us to mark up each to give you a larger profit.”

“Told you, babe, want it gone. I don’t give a shit about making it more lucrative. Look around you, hardly hurting.”

“Still, it’s my obligation to make sure you’re informed.”

“Consider me informed.”

“Okay … so I can offer a tentative amount of three million. I would need more time to inspect each item in depth for any defects that could affect the value and also to research a few pieces I feel may be limited editions so that could also affect the value. Meaning that amount could go up or down, but I wouldn’t expect it to be less than two point five or more than four point seven-ish. I wouldn’t need but maybe five days tops, and I can come during the day if that works better for your schedule.”

“You get this gone in two days, and I’ll take one mil.”

My whole body jerks back as if I had been slapped, staring at him like he was absolutely insane.

“That’s absolutely insane,” I tell him, voicing my thoughts.

“No, that’s me not giving a shit and wanting it gone so I can get out of this place and sell it and all this shit some hand with care placed around each room. Woulda left this shit in and sold it with the house, but for some reason I’ll never understand, you’re here, and I still just want it gone. You don’t need five days when I’m taking a two mil hit, babe. That would waste your time and mine, and I’m not a huge fan of wasting my time. Way I see it, you win, and I get a cold mil for some shit I didn’t buy nor care about. So you get this shit outta here, and all I need is that.”

“Thorn, I can’t in good conscience accept that.”

“Then dirty that conscience up and laugh your tight little ass all the way to the bank. Don’t give a shit as long as it’s gone, and I don’t have to do anything to make it that way.”

“This is insanity.”

“Insanity would be tossing it all at the Goodwill drop-off. I’m making money. You’re making money. Only thing sweeter than making money is doing it while I’m getting my cock wet, and babe, that only happens when my stock rises at the same time my cock does.” He steps closer, and I back into the island, my chest burning as I hold my breath. “Course, never had four mil worth of shit to sell to a woman who makes my cock rise without even trying.”

“Thorn,” I whisper, placing my hand against his hard chest with the intention of pushing him back. Only, the second his warmth burns through his shirt and hits my skin, I can’t move an inch.

“Ari,” he mocks, his eyes bright.

“I, uh, the paperwork …” I close my eyes and focus on my breaths and the words my mouth can’t seem to form. When my heart slows enough that I won’t die of a heart attack right here in heaven, I look back up at him. “You’re breaking my brain, Thorn. Please step back so I can think clearly without my body trying to die on me.”

The corners of his eyes crinkle as he continues to gaze down at me, but he does step back. My arm falling down to my side.

“As much as I wish I could have this room cleared out for you tomorrow, it will take at least until late Monday. I’ll need to meet with you beforehand to have some legal paperwork signed for the sale due to its size. But my lawyer is an old family friend, so I can have that by tomorrow around dinnertime, if you wouldn’t mind meeting me to take care of that. I won’t be able to get the cashier’s check until after those are signed, so late Monday is the best I can offer you.”

“Want this shit gone, but it’s hardly a hardship to wait a few more days if that means I’ve got a few more opportunities to try to make you want me as much as you want this shit around you,” he says, his deep voice thick with desire.

“Good heavens, you don’t stop, do you?”

“Not unless you beg, babe.”

“I think it’s best we went back to keeping things professional, Mr. Evans.”

This time, it isn’t a ghost of a smile on his lips. Oh, no. Not this time. If I thought he was handsome before this moment, I was a fool. Because Thorn Evans giving you his full, unhindered smile and a gaze so thick with unspoken promise as it washes over you and creates a fire of the desire you already felt … well, that expression on him turns him from sinfully hot to heart-stopping and irresistible instantly.

“It would take me five minutes to get you to beg me for it, Ms. Daniels. Admit it.”

Offended at the thought that I’m easy, I narrow my eyes. Finally. At least anger is an emotion I’ve had plenty of practice dealing with. “I’m not sure what kind of women you’re used to, but I promise you, I am not that type of woman.”

“Maybe three,” he oddly says, ignoring me.

“Three, what?” I snap.

“Minutes, sweetness. Three minutes and you’d be begging me for all this shit and my cock.”

My mouth flounders, and I gasp.

“Though, pretty sure I could get that in less than a minute and get you doin’ all the work while I watch from my back.”

My arm is up, palm cracking against his cheek before I have the ability to do anything to stop it. “I think we’re done here.”

I walk around him, ready to find my way out and let him find someone else to take all of this off his hands even if it kills a little part of my lux loving soul. When his hand curls around my bicep—not painfully, but firm enough to make me stop—I look over my shoulder with a frown. For a man who was just slapped, he looks almost gleeful.

“One minute, Ari. Give me a minute and if you aren’t ready to beg me for it, when those sixty seconds are up, you can take this shit and not give me a penny for it.”

Walk away, Ari. Walk. Away. No amount of money is worth being some man’s whore.

Spinning away from his hold, I jerk my arm free and step toward him with a roll up to my toes, getting my face as close to his as I can. His scent overwhelms me. The subtle notes of his cologne fog my rational thought, making me drunk with need, and I sway slightly before correcting myself.

“Thirty seconds,” I retort, my jaw tight with stubbornness.

I’m not sure who I shocked more—him or me. I have my answer, though, when I see victory flash in his eyes. Oh, my God … what have I done?

“You’re on,” he agrees, his eyes alight with the promise backed up by his devilish grin.

I nod, incapable of anything more. I stand there in shocked silence as he takes my phone, his thick fingers moving quickly over the screen. I vaguely hear a chime from his pocket and before I can so much as blink, he’s handing me my things.

“Tomorrow, I’ll text you. Paperwork first, then you beg.”

I gulp, jerk my head in what I hope resembles a nod of agreement, and then … I flee.

 

 

 

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Review: The Right Stud by Ilsa Madden-Mills and Tia Louise

 

Title: The Right Stud
Authors: Ilsa Madden-Mills & Tia Louise

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: June 4, 2018

 

Blurb
Wall Street
Journal bestselling author Ilsa
Madden-Mills and
USA Today
bestselling author Tia Louise are back with an all-new romantic comedy filled
with Southern sass and steamy scenes that will have you laughing out loud and
fanning yourself. Pour the sweet tea and get ready…
“The best way to get
over your sh**ty ex-fiancé is to get under a shiny new stud…”
As soon as
Mr. Tall, Blond, and Handsome walks into that bar, I know he’s the hook-up I
need to get over stupid Cheater Kyle.
A few
stolen kisses in a dark hallway, and I’m pretty sure we’re headed for a home
run—until he disappears without a trace.
Whatever.
Men are all snakes in the grass, and I don’t need a new one anyway.
I resolve
to forget about his perfect lips (and chest of steel) and instead focus on
turning my Granny’s old beach house into a profitable B&B.
What I
don’t expect is for him to show up the next day in my kitchen!
You see, my
sexy mystery man is none other than Jax Roland, the drop-dead gorgeous home
improvement star of The Right Stud, and
he’s got an offer I can’t refuse.
With a
suitcase in one hand and a hammer in the other, he wants to move in and
renovate my old house while he films his new show.
But my
roommate has secrets, and they threaten to rip our blossoming friendship—and
possible love—apart.
When push
comes to shove, is Jax really The Right
Stud
or is he just another nail in the coffin of love?

Review:

Ashton has given up on men.  After her douche of an ex cheated on her she is finished with men.  All she wants to do is renovate her grandmother’s old home to make it into a B&B.  She doesn’t expect to kiss a sexy man on a whim at a bar who doesn’t return when he said he would.  But, when the sexy man appears on her doorstep the next day as the guy who will renovate her home she is thrown for a loop.  Jax doesn’t expect to see the sexy Ashton again.  Let alone have her effect him the way she does.  As the sexual tension simmers between them so does the things left unsaid.  Will Jax and Ashton survive the lies or will nothing get made over?

I adored this book.  This was a fun read.  Jax and Ashton were so steamy you could practically feel it through the pages.  It isn’t just them that makes this book so good.  Mrs. C, Rufus, JC van Ram and Lulu will make you laugh out loud.  This story is a mix of Property Brothers and Modern Family.  You will laugh out loud at the shenanigans of JC van Ram and you will swoon at the idea of Jax using the hammer shirtless.  You will also see the typical romance and the trials of lies and trust.  With all good stories the happily ever after will be well worth the read.  If you are looking for another great summer read with quirky characters and mouthy birds, then look no further.

 

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Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise
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Review: Even Money by Alessandra Torre

 

Even Money

By Alessandra Torre

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Synopsis

Sometimes it only takes a minute. A connection of eyes across a room, and everything changes. I was a cocktail waitress with a fondness for partying and meaningless sex.
He owned half of Vegas, with the reputation to match. I should have turned away. Instead, I stepped closer. Then, the lies started.
Rumors spread.
Stalking commenced.
And someone died. None of it stopped me from falling in love.

Review:

Bell is just living her life.  She is going to school and working at a casino.  What she doesn’t count on is meeting Dario.  Dario is the one guy in Vegas you don’t want to be involved with or have him interested in you.  Bell does just that.  As Bell and Dario get swept up together the danger around them escalates.  Just when they could get a chance at a happily ever after their life is flipped upside down.

This was my first Alessandra Torre book.  I am hooked.  This was gripping, exciting page turning book.  The story was a fairly typical romance with the back drop of Las Vegas.  What makes this much more than that is the suspense and danger.  As you turn the page you don’t know what will happen next.  This was a great first book in this duet.  The story has a perfect mix of sexy romance and suspense.  Dario and Bell are very complex characters that add to the depth of the story.  If you are looking for a great summer suspense, this should be a go to for you.

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About Alessandra Torre

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.

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Review: The Lies I’ve Told by J.L Berg

The next on our big day of releases is the newest book by the phenomenal, J.L Berg.  This is definitely an emotional read.  It will definitely rip your heart out only for you to fall in love with the broken hero.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

38771402Book Blurb:

Everything was going according to plan…

After years of working my way up the corporate ladder, it was finally my time to shine. I was about to receive the promotion of a lifetime.

But just like that, my life was destroyed with a single career crushing email.

Now, I am headed back home to North Carolina, under the ruse of an extended vacation to help run the family inn while my sister is on maternity leave. After all, what is family for? Plus, a few days at the beach could definitely help uncomplicate this crazy life of mine.

Enter Aiden Fisher.

Aiden is a guest at my sister’s inn. He’s wicked hot, a huge flirt and has one of the sexiest British accents I’ve ever heard. But beyond all that, I see a darkness in his soul, as if he’s carrying a great weight upon his shoulders.

I find myself pushing back my trip home to Florida in hopes that maybe I’ll look into those hazel brown eyes and finally see truth shining back instead of lies. That maybe he’ll stop running and tell me the truth for once.

But you know what they say about liars? It takes one to know one and I’ve been telling the biggest lie of all – I’ve fallen hopelessly in love with Aiden.

And isn’t that the scariest truth of all?

Review:

Aiden should be celebrating his success.  Instead the news he received makes him just want to get drunk and forget.  When he gets an email pleading for him to help out a town that he created a sculpture for previously.  He knows he needs to get away.  The email came just in time.  When he arrives he meets the very sexy Millie.  Millie is only helping her family with their Inn temporarily.  Though after her recent change she has no where else to be.  As they get to know each other, their feelings get tangled in the lies they hold onto.  Can Aiden and Millie find their way to each other?

I fell in love with this book.  It was so heart wrenching at times.  J.L Berg is so masterful in her story telling skills.  She grabs the reader and makes them feel for the characters.  You laugh with them and cry with them.  Aiden and Millie’s story encompasses all of that.  They are both at a crossroads in their life.  Finding themselves in Okracroke for different reasons feels like fate.  The journey these two characters take to take down the walls around their hearts is inspiring.  I loved that this story felt real.  The idea that no love really has a happily ever after.  That it is something that is worked for and through all obstacles.  I have truly loved all of the characters in this series.  I think though that Millie and Aiden had the most to lose and gain.  J.L Berg will definitely have you buying more Kleenex as you read this book.  With that being said….I can’t wait for the next book!

Review: In Bed with the Beast by Tara Sivec

Happy Monday!  Today and tomorrow is going to be a really busy day for me on here.  Be sure to stay tuned for some reads you don’t want to miss.  Today’s first is by one of my favorite authors, Tara Sivec.  This is the second book in her newest series, The Naughty Princess Club.  Welcome to a naughty version of Beauty and the Beast.  For my full review, keep reading after the book blurb.

38492044Book Blurb:

Meet the Naughty Princess Club, a series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that brings readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that three women fall into once they decide to strut their stuff and bring on their own happily ever after.

Living in her overprotective dad’s basement, shy Belle lives her life through books. Being a part of the Naughty Princess Club is the first adventure she’s ever had, plus she desperately needs the money to save one of her favorite places – the local library.

But when her new friends and new business gets her kicked out of her dad’s house, Belle is rescued by the surly Vincent “Beast” Adams who invites her to be his house guest until she gets back on her feet. Despite his attitude problem and long list of rules, Belle finds herself warming to the muscled man with a penchant for growling and starts seeing a gentle side to him that wasn’t there before.

Yet there’s a room that Beast keeps locked and Belle keeps getting hints that Beast is hiding something…can a nerdy librarian tame the beast or will their romance be over before it has a chance to blossom?

Review:

Belle is tired of living in her dad’s basement.  Her only outlet is the library she works out of and her new friends stripping business.  Her father doesn’t approve of her new friends or their business.  Kicking Belle out forces her to live in the library.  That is until Vincent “Beast”  realizes what she is doing.  With his growling and attitude he forces her to come live with him.  They see that the chemistry between the two of them burns so bright.  Can the beauty who spouts trivia and the Beast act on their feelings or will lies force them apart for good?

I was so excited for this book.  Beauty and the Beast is one of my all time favorite fairy tales.  This was a fantastic take on the tale.  Belle is quirky and quite fun.  Beast lives up to his name.  Once the two of them really open up to each other the sexy times really steam of the pages.  Just like the previous book, the fairy tale base is essential but that is where it ends.  The characters of all the naughty princesses and their heroes are so unique, funny and entertaining.  We get to see Ariel and her mouth, along with Cindy and PJ, who have not stopped their frisky behavior.  If you are looking for a great fun sexy book for your summer reading I guarantee you that this is exactly what you are looking for.  I can’t wait for Ariel’s book next.  Tara Sivec really comes through with an entertaining story that will make you blush and laugh out loud.

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