Review: Royally Yours by Emma Chase

Today I get to bring to you a great novel by the phenomenal Emma Chase.  This is the fourth book in her Royally series.  Every dynasty has a beginning and this is Lenora and Edwards story.  This was a really great book.  It has a lot of emotion that will definitely bring tears to your eyes.  For my full review, keep reading after the book blurb.  Happy Book Birthday to Royally Yours!

39801783Book Blurb:

Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.

It’s a big deal.

When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.

What she isn’t… is married.

It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.

Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.

Even Queens. Especially them.

**

Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.

And a sacred promise keeps him there.

To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.

**

Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.

Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.

This is theirs.

Review:

Princess Lenora has been raised to be the first Queen of Wessco.  But, when it is her turn to take the reigns all her advisors and parliament want is her to get married.  Edward gave up on court life.  He has no drive to be anything but an adventurer.  That is until his brother asks him to come home to take back over.  His brother also has another request…marry the queen.  Lenora and Edward are like oil and water.  Until they finally give each other a chance.  Can a true love story come from an arranged marriage or will Edward flee the life that he desperately hates?

I loved this book.  This is the first in the series that I have read and now I really want to go back and read all the previous books.  This is technically the prequel that starts the family.  Lenora and Edwards love story, though non-traditional, becomes quite epic.  Emma Chase was able to bring all of the heart-wrenching emotions into this book.  You will laugh, cry and swoon before you finish the last chapter.  this is a story that sucks you in and won’t let you go.  I still have a book hang over from this epic love story.  If you are like me and haven’t picked up this series yet, then run out and pick up this fantastically written series that will leave you swooning.

 

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Review: Flirting with Forever by Kendall Ryan

I’ve waited years for the perfect girl, yet she was right in front of me all along.

My best friend, Natalie, has been by my side through everything. Leaning on my shoulder, borrowing my sweatshirts…and making my pants too tight when she flashes me that sassy smile that drives me crazy.

But she has no idea about that last part. She doesn’t have a clue I’ve felt this way about her for years.

Until one night after too many cocktails, we fall into bed together.

I’m flirting with my forever…she just doesn’t know it yet.

This book is a sexy, slow-burning best-friends-to-lovers romance with a guaranteed HEA and no cheating. Dive in, and get ready to melt for Cam!

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Cam in a moment of solidarity makes a stupid pact with his best friend, Jack.  Only with this pact he finally sees his other best friend for what she is, a beautiful woman that he can’t stop fantasizing about.  Natalie, realizes she wants to not be lonely anymore.  But, when Jack sets her up with one of his bartenders she can’t keep her eyes off of Cam.  As Cam and Natalie finally begin to realize they both want more than just friends there is that pact and their friendship on the line.  Can they take the jump or will they continue to watch the other from the sidelines?

This was a great sexy read.  The slow burn of Cam and Natalie’s love story really made it feel realistic and not just another story with steamy sex scenes.  I love a good friends to lovers story.  This felt so much more though.  Cam and Natalie felt like this had been building up to this moment for such a long time they just couldn’t see it.  Kendall Ryan does a phenomenal job in creating a story and characters that you truly enjoy and can’t put down until they finally get their happily ever after.  If you are looking for the next good romance you need to pick this one up.  You won’t regret it for a moment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Review: Timid by Devney Perry

 

Willa Doon has always been shy. Her quiet demeanor was something she’s always embraced. That is, until Jackson Page moves to town. The one man she desperately wants to take notice struggles to remember her name.

Year after year, Willa stands by, watching as the bartender slash playboy drowns his demons in beer and sex. Then one night, he shows up at her door, suddenly aware that the girl he’s seen around Lark Cove is now a beautiful woman.

Except what he doesn’t remember is that this visit isn’t his first. They spent a night together once before. A night he’s forgotten, thanks to a bottle of tequila.

A night that crushed a timid girl’s heart, and set a broken man on the path to heal them both.

Review:

Willa Doon has swooned over Jackson Page from the moment she saw him 9 years ago.  She has never been bold and Jackson has always looked through her.  But, when one night changes everything Willa has so much hope.  Only to be dashed by Jackson the next day.  Jackson can’t believe he’s never truly noticed Willa until he saw Thea’s drawing of her.  He knows she has been haunting his dreams and he needs to know her.  What he doesn’t expect is that Willa has given up on him and wants nothing to do with him.  Jackson will have to work for her heart.  When he finally gets it will he break it because of fear or will he embrace what could be?

Oh my goodness!  This book was phenomenal.  I couldn’t put it down.  It will make you swoon and completely fall in love with Willa and Jackson’s love story.  It truly is an epic one.  Willa really comes into her own.  She is a very timid and shy character.  Though the depths that she has is shown when she finally fights for what she wants.  Jackson is no longer the playboy.  He is so much more.  These two are a love story that anyone would give to have.  It feels real and true.  With this also comes great side characters.  We get to have Hazel, Thea, Logan and Charlie back.  We also get to meet Willa’s parents who are definitely people anyone would want to have in their lives.  Devney Perry does it again.  She manages to leave you speechless with the power of the emotions she writes.  I can’t wait for the next book in this series.  Lark Cove has easily become one of my favorite contemporary romance series.  If you need to fall in love, pick up this series.  You will be swooning and begging for more.

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I scooched my chair in toward the table, trying to put a little more space between Jackson and me, but he wasn’t having it.

He put both hands on the back of my chair, then leaned in close. “Hi, Willa.”

“Uh . . . hi.” I shivered at the heat from his chest on my bare shoulders.

Why was he standing so close? My parents were right there. Our table was one of four tall, square ones in the center of the room and there was plenty of space between tables.

Plenty. P-L-E-N-T-Y.

But was Jackson using any of that plentiful space?

No sirree. He stayed pressed against the back of my chair, like there were only three inches of usable space behind him, not three feet.

My skin prickled he was so close. I tried to nudge my chair forward again but it barely moved. Sweat beaded on my temples and I pulled in a shaking breath.

Jackson’s woodsy, rich scent was everywhere. It overpowered the stale beer, pizza and peanuts, and I inhaled a deep breath, unable to resist.

Sexy Hot Forest. That’s what they’d call his cologne.

 

 

 

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: Kiss the Girl by Tara Sivec

I am so happy to bring to you the final book in the Naughty Princess Club series.  Ariel’s story is everything we wanted it to be.  It is laugh out loud funny.  Incredibly witty dialogue and characters you will never forget will make this one book you won’t want to put down.  For my full review, keep reading after the book blurb.  I guarantee if you haven’t picked up this series yet, you will want to do that immediately.

38492048Book Blurb:

A struggling antiques collector finds herself falling in love with a millionaire playboy; but can she ever be a part of his world?

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.

While her friends have broken free of their insecurities, Ariel Waters is struggling to come out of her shell. Her ex-husband took away her voice and her self-confidence, and Ariel is drowning under a sea of debt to afford the alimony she has to pay him. She refuses to ever fall for a man’s charms again, and is determined to make her own way.

When her house and her beloved antiques are taken by the bank after too many missed payments, Ariel finds herself adrift until the infuriatingly charming Eric Sailor comes to her rescue. Although she can’t stand the millionaire playboy, Eric’s kindness and unconditional support reveal hidden depths and a love that Ariel never imagined she could find.

But there are outside influences who will stop at nothing to keep them apart; can Ariel and Eric weather the storm and find a way to be together?

Review:

Ariel’s life is crumbling down around her.  The one person there to help pick up the pieces is the most annoyingly handsome man she’s ever met.  Ariel doesn’t ever want to rely on a man again.  All Eric wants to do is help her get back on her feet and show her that all men aren’t like the one that destroyed her self confidence.  Ariel fights her feelings tooth and nail but those dimples and his hairless cat wears her down.  Will Ariel finally become the naughty princess that she’s always been or will her fear hold her down for good?

I LOVED THIS BOOK!  Ariel was always my favorite character in this series.  Her book did not disappoint.  Ariel and Eric are the perfect duo.  She is so rough around the edges and though you think at first Eric is just a shallow guy but he is so much more.  The banter between the two of them is priceless.  It is truly some of the best work by Tara Sivec.  She is the queen of laugh out loud dialogue that only a few people would actually say out loud.  Ariel reminds me of the characters in her Chocolate Lovers series.  She doesn’t hold anything back.  In the end, Ariel is so much more than just the bawdy, no-holds bar chick.  She has a heart…though if she were here she’d definitely stab me in the throat for saying that.  Overall, I will miss this series terribly.  I can’t wait to see what Tara Sivec comes up with next.

Review: When Light Leads to You by C.S Ellis

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Title: WHEN LIGHT LEADS TO YOU

Author: C.R. Ellis

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About WHEN LIGHT LEADS TO YOU

JASMINE
Once upon a time, there was a girl who had a crush on a boy. Eventually, they fell in love. They lived happily ever after.

Except they didn’t. Not even close.
I’m the girl, but that’s not my story.

Once upon a time, I fell for a boy, but we didn’t have a happily ever after. In fact, we crashed and burned. Which turned out to be for the best because it forced me to grow up and realize the only wedding bells in my future are the ones I orchestrate for clients.

For six years I’ve been perfectly content with meaningless, short-lived flings and running from anything that resembles a real relationship.

That boy?
He’s my best friend’s brother, and he’s no longer the boy I fell for—he’s a man I can’t stand.

Oh, and he’s also my new neighbor.

DEAN
Seemingly overnight, Jasmine Winters went from being my sister’s best friend to being the girl I couldn’t get enough of. But like most good things, it didn’t last.

Things fell apart so suddenly, I’m able to convince myself that summer never happened. At least, I was, until the only distance between us is a hallway instead of a time zone.

Six years ago, I let Jasmine slip through my fingers without an explanation because I was convinced we’d be better off apart. But now that we’re neighbors, our unspoken vow of apathy has unwittingly been shattered. Our exchanges consist of trading insults and icy stare downs. But in-between, I catch glimpses of the way she used to look at me, glimpses of the girl I fell for years ago.

Things are different now, though. This time… I won’t let her walk away without giving me answers.

When Light Leads to You is the second full-length novel of the Forget Me Knot series, but can be read as a standalone. **Due to strong language and the sexy times between these two, this book is recommended to readers ages 18 and up.**

Review:

Jasmine’s worst nightmare is currently living across the hall from her.  The one man who single-handedly created the woman she is lives there.  He also happens to be her best friend’s brother.  With Dean back in town she can’t avoid all contact with him.  Everything she does seems to pull him closer instead of apart.  When Jasmine and Dean finally confront their past will they be able to finally see a future together or will their pasts come back to destroy everything they have?

I thought I loved Jade and Emmett when I read Why the Stars chase the Sun, Jasmine and Dean have them beat hands down.  They are the epitome of sexual tension.  They fight their attraction tooth and nail.  When they finally succumb to their passion it will literally make your kindle steam up.  Their history and misconceived slights caused so much pain and that is felt through out the book.  What is spectacular is how they learn to get around it.  This book just like the previous one kept me glued to each page until the end.  The push and pull will have the reader staying up late to find out if they really do get their happily ever after.

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C.R. Ellis is a Texas native who writes contemporary romance novels with plenty of drama and humor, and just enough heat to ignite e-readers and paperbacks everywhere. She can almost always be found attached to her laptop with coffee nearby and her two trusty canine sidekicks by her side. When she’s not writing or plotting, she enjoys going to concerts with her sweet husband, dragging him along to see rom-coms at any theater that serves booze, checking off the next destination on her ever-growing travel bucket list, and trying new recipes.

 

Her passion for writing stems from her lifelong love of reading, and she often binge-reads entire books in a day. She’s an unapologetic book hoarder, and her paperback collection is rivaled only by her massive shoe collection.

 

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Review: Why Stars Chase the Sun by C.R Ellis

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Title: Why Stars Chase the Sun

Author: C.R. Ellis

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Why Stars Chase the Sun:

JADE

Twenty-four hours.

A no-strings-attached adventure with the most gorgeous man I’ve ever seen—this was my alcohol-slash-lust-fueled proposal, and given before I could consider the potential ramifications. While his looks alone are enough to make a girl swoon, it’s the rest of him—a perfect balance of mysterious, sweet, and effortlessly charming—that draws me in. Through his cryptic comments and half-answers, he’s quickly become an enigma I’m determined to solve.

 

One way or another, this adventure promises to snap the stagnant, lackluster pattern my love life has been locked in lately.

Is it naïve and a little reckless to think this won’t blow up in my face? Probably.

But the bigger question is the only one I need to answer…

Is the chance to soar among the stars worth the risk of being burned when the sun eventually rises?

 

EMMETT

Love is a mistake I won’t make again.

My rules are simple. Keep things surface-deep. Don’t make plans. And never, ever get attached.

One look at her is all it takes for me to break my first rule.

One conversation with her is all it takes for me to question everything.

Which means accepting her proposal is bound to be a mistake.

She has no idea who I am or what kind of demons I live with, so I tell myself there’s no harm in spending one day with her. But the more I lose myself in her, the more she brings me out of the darkness and into her light, the harder it’ll be to let her go.

When reality comes crashing down on us in the worst way possible, I have to decide between walking away…or risking everything for the woman who breaks all of my rules.

Review:

Jade has had her heart broken before.  As a wedding planner she is responsible for making other people’s happily ever afters come true.  She doesn’t believe this will ever happen to her.  That is until she meets Emmett.  By accidentally hitting him with a stick she threw for her dog she finds herself intensely attracted to him.  When they find each other at a bar later, she doesn’t expect him to accept the drunken proposal of hers.  What happens when the one day proposal becomes more?  Can two broken souls heal each other or will their reality crush them?

Jade and Emmett were addictive.  Their attraction was palpable.  Though their attraction came first and foremost it was definitely their dialogue and banter that helped to make this such a dynamic book.  As the pages turned their characters became more and more complex.  This added such a great dimension to the story.  Along with them were their family and friends.  Jasmine, Dean and Harrison really helped the story by bringing both drama and comedy.  The added suspense of Emmett’s family’s plotting really made this book one addicting read that I couldn’t put down.  I can’t wait for Jas and Dean’s story.

 

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C.R. Ellis is a Texas native who writes contemporary romance novels with plenty of drama and humor, and just enough heat to ignite e-readers and paperbacks everywhere. She can almost always be found attached to her laptop with coffee nearby and her two trusty canine sidekicks by her side. When she’s not writing or plotting, she enjoys going to concerts with her sweet husband, dragging him along to see rom-coms at any theater that serves booze, checking off the next destination on her ever-growing travel bucket list, and trying new recipes.

 

Her passion for writing stems from her lifelong love of reading, and she often binge-reads entire books in a day. She’s an unapologetic book hoarder, and her paperback collection is rivaled only by her massive shoe collection.

 

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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: 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 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.

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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: Embracing Her Heart by Melissa Foster

Today we have the blog tour for Melissa Foster’s Embracing Her Heart! Check out this fantastic new contemporary romance and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: EMBRACING HER HEART

Author: Melissa Foster

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Embracing Her Heart:

Welcome to Oak Falls, Virginia, home to horse farms, midnight rodeos, bookstores, coffee shops, and quaint restaurants where you’re greeted like family and treated like treasured guests. Buckle up for a wild ride. Like any Southern girls worth their salt, the sweet-talking, sharp-tongued Montgomery sisters can take men to their knees with one seductive glance or a single sugarcoated sentence.

In EMBRACING HER HEART…
Leaving New York City and returning to her hometown to teach a screenplay writing class seems like just the break Grace Montgomery needs. Until her sisters wake her at four thirty in the morning to watch the hottest guys in town train wild horses and she realizes that escaping her sisters’ drama-filled lives was a lot easier from hundreds of miles away. To make matters worse, she spots the one man she never wanted to see again-ruggedly handsome Reed Cross.

Reed was one of Michigan’s leading historical preservation experts, but on the heels of catching his girlfriend in bed with his business partner, his uncle suffers a heart attack. Reed cuts all ties and returns home to Oak Falls to run his uncle’s business. A chance encounter with Grace, his first love, brings back memories he’s spent years trying to escape.

Grace is bound and determined not to fall under Reed’s spell again-and Reed wants more than another taste of the woman he’s never forgotten. When a midnight party brings them together, passion ignites and old wounds are opened. Grace sets down the ground rules for the next three weeks. No touching, no kissing, and if she has it her way, no breathing, because every breath he takes steals her ability to think. But Reed has other ideas…

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The Bradens & Montgomerys are part of Melissa’s Love in Bloom big-family romance collection featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy contemporary romance and women’s fiction.. All Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone and may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance.

PLEASE NOTE: Future books in the original Montgomery series are crossing over to the Bradens at Pleasant Hill, and for this reason I have combined the series into THE BRADENS & MONTGOMERYS (Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls).

THE BRADENS & MONTGOMERYS (Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls). Order of future books is subject to change.
Embracing Her Heart
Anything For Love
Trails of Love
Our Wicked Hearts
Searching for Love
Wild Crazy Hearts
Summer of Love
Hot For Love
Sweet Sexy Hearts
Winter of Love
Claiming Her Heart

Review:

It’s only a short trip for Grace.  She was only home for three weeks to refocus and teach a playwriting class.  What she doesn’t expect to find is the one man who has always captured her heart.  Reed didn’t expect to see Grace when he is interrupted working on Grace’s parent’s deck.  It is undeniable that the sparks they once had are still there.  When they finally admit to being together and decide to make the most of Grace’s time at home.  When the time finally comes will Reed and Grace finally make a go of it or will their love finally be severed?

This was a great love story.  For a fan of romance that is saying something.  Reading romance you expect a love story.  But, a great love story leaves an impression and gives you a hangover because you can still feel their love.  This is one of those books.  Reed and Grace are such complicated characters.  The misunderstandings of youth are finally hashed out in this great second chance love.  I felt like I was part of their second chance.  It wasn’t just their love story though, their friends and family were fantastic.  I can’t wait to see more of them in the books to come.  As for Reed and Grace’s love I will be feeling this story for days to come.  Melissa Foster does it again.  Her talent overflows the pages and won’t let the reader go until the last page is turned.

 

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About Melissa Foster:

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa’s fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.

Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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