Thursday, August 20, 2015

Capture
By Rachel Van Dyken

I love everything that RVD writes, and this was no exception.  This is a new stand alone novel that is has a combo of Seaside and Ruin characters. 

Synopsis:

Losing your ability to speak at the age of seventeen; it’s not normal or fair.
But trauma, has a way of throwing normality out the window.
Dani lives anything but a normal life.
Her sister is married to one of the biggest names in Hollywood.
Her best friends are rockstar duo AD2.
And she has more love around her than most people experience in a lifetime.
But that doesn't change the fact their parents are dead.
Or that it's her fault.
It seems her new normal is being a mute, living on the inside, unable to actually
communicate on the outside.
That is until Hollywood’s newest heartthrob Lincoln Greene hires her as his assistant for
the summer.
He's gorgeous, completely unavailable, and unobtainable.
But that doesn't stop her from wondering...if things were different...would he want her?
If she was whole, would he be the other half?

I loved the characters in this story.  I already loved the Seaside and Ruin characters, but I loved Lincoln and Dani as well.  Lincoln was sexy and sweet but also a little dorky, which made him loveable to me.  Dani was only seventeen but she was smart and funny and sarcastic. 

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Rachel's books are always funny, sexy, and sweet, and this one was no different.  The characters are so great and I love them all.  We also meet Zane in this book and he was amazing!  I can't wait to hear the rest of his story, and his book is next!!  
Capture is LIVE and available now!!  It can be read as a stand alone, but I loved the Ruin series as well as the Seaside series, they are great reads and totally worth it.  


 
 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tyrant
by TM Frazier
This is the followup book to King and I have been anxiously awaiting it's release!!  The end of King was a huge cliffhanger so I couldn't wait to see how it was resolved.  
Synopsis:
I. Remember. Everything.
Only now I wish I didn’t.
When the fog is sucked away from my mind like smoke through a vacuum, the truth that has been beyond my reach for months finally reveals itself.
But the relief I thought I would feel never comes, and I’m more afraid now than I was the morning I woke up handcuffed in King’s bed.
Because with the truth comes dark secrets I was never meant to know.
I will put the lives of those I love most at risk if I let on that my memory has returned, or if I seek help from the heavily tattooed felon who owns me body and soul.
I don’t know if I’m strong enough to resist the magnetic pull toward King that grows stronger every day.
He’s already saved me in more ways than one. Now it’s my turn to do whatever it takes to save him.
Even if that means marrying someone else…
  
At the end of King, King has sent Pup back to her family in exchange for his daughter, but we know right away that's not what happens.  
This book picks up right where this one ends, and so much happens.  We learn who Pup really was, and all the things that led her to be at King's house to start with.  As her memories return, she realizes all the terrible things that had happened.  There are so many twists and turns in this one, and I really enjoyed it.  Everything was tied up in a nice bow at the end.  

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There is also a giveaway for a signed set of King and Tyrant!!  Make sure you enter!!


If you haven't read King yet, here is the Link 

And Tyrant is available now!!   

 
Getting Hot
by Mia Sheridan
Getting Hot is book 2 in the Jail Bait series, but can be read as a standalone.  I really enjoyed this one and it inspired me to read the other books in the series.
Synopsis:
Rules of engagement:
1) You have the right to use force to defend yourself.
2) Fire may be returned to stop a hostile attack.
3) You may not seize the property of others to accomplish your mission.
4) Detention of civilians is authorized in self-defense.


Delilah Morgan and her older sister Destiny have been on their own for two years, since their parents burned down the family home and went to jail for cooking meth. She’s street smart and tough. Nothing about her says sixteen, and she’s not about to tell anyone, especially Bran, the hot ex-marine bartender Destiny has her eye on. He’s stable and successful and everything her sister needs to keep them off the street. The only problem, something about Bran inspires her and suddenly she’s writing the best music she ever has. About him.
Branson Silo knows what it means to be in the line of fire. Home for a year from his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, he thinks he’s safe…until he meets Delilah. Despite her sharp tongue that makes him want to take cover, he can’t deny the attraction. But when he hires her to play weekends at his family’s saloon, he finds out she’s more than he can handle…which is saying something considering he used to blow things up for a living.
When the grenade finally explodes and the shrapnel flies, will Bran be left standing? Or has he survived years at war only to be taken down by Jail Bait?

I had no expectations going into this book and I was pleasantly surprised.  I  loved Branson and Lilah.  Lilah's sister Destiny made me mad though.  This is also one of those books when you want to scream at the characters for a good portion of the book!!  But I loved the story and it was really hot!!

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 This book is available now and will be $.99 for the first 2 weeks!!  There is also a giveaway for a $50 gc so make sure you enter!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Moment of Letting Go
by JA Redmerski 
 
This book is LIVE today and I really enjoyed it!!
 
SYNOPSIS:
Sienna Murphy never does anything without a plan. And so far her plans have been working. Right after college, she got a prestigious job and gained the stability she'd always craved--until work takes her to the sun-drenched shores of Oahu and places her in the path of sexy surfer Luke Everett. For the first time, she lets her heart take control. Drawn to his carefree charm, she makes a spontaneous and very un-Sienna-like decision to drop everything and stay in Hawaii for two more weeks.
Luke lives fast and wild. When he meets Sienna, he's convinced that some no-strings-attached fun is just what she needs. As their nights quickly turn from playful to passionate, Luke can't deny the deep connection he feels. But there's a reason Luke doesn't do long-term. He can't promise Sienna forever, when the enormity of his past has shown him just how fragile the future can be.
 
This was a great book about overcoming fears and I devoured it.  I loved Luke and Sienna.  Luke was sexy and fun, and also a little sad.  Sienna was strong and serious, and was learning how to let things go.  I really loved this story, it reminded a bit of The Edge of Never, by this same author.  

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The author is having a giveaway for 10 copies of The Moment of Letting Go, so make sure you go enter!!! 
 
Happy Reading!!! 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Cover Reveal for Marley
by Lesley Jones
 
From the author of Carnage 1&2, comes this follow up novel. Marley tells the story of Carnage from Marley Layton’s POV. It will give you the missing years. Marley is a companion novel to Carnage 1&2 and both of those books should be read first.
Want to know what really happened in that hotel room in Paris?
Want to know if the rumours of Marley, Sean and their sexploits were true?
We got to watch Georgia fall apart but what was Sean going through in those four years they were separated?
Marley will give you the answers but he might just break your heart along the way.
"‘So, they want me to write a book? They want to know about my band, my life, my loves and my losses. But they have no idea what they’re asking for. If I give them what they want, they’ll get so much more than the sex and drugs and the rock and roll they’re expecting. They’ll get the secrets that I’ve kept for so long, they’ll get an insight into the person I really am, or at least was. They think they know my story, they know nothing.
If I do this, if I write honestly and give them the ugly truth, people will get hurt. People that I love, people that have already suffered in the worst possible ways.
Do I do this, or do I walk away? Taking my secrets to the grave."
Marley is an adult contemporary romance. It contains content suitable only for grownups with an open mind. There are scenes of group sex which include m/f/m a little bit of f/m/m and even some f/f/f/m/m/f/f/f. There is drinking and drug taking involved. A lot of swearing, some Essex slang and some very high emotion. Please don’t complain after reading this book that you weren't warned.
And yes, of course you’ll need tissues.

I have been waiting for awhile for this one, so I am super excited for this to come out.  And the cover is HOT!  I can't wait to read more of Marley's story, and I am certain it is going to break my heart.  This book will be available sometime this fall.
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Kick Push
by Jay Mclean
 
I have read everything from this author so I was excited to read this one as well.  And it definitely does not disappoint!
 
Synopsis:
There's a single defining moment within every skater.

It lasts only a second. Two if you're good.

Three if you're really good.

It's the moment you're in the air, your board somewhere beneath you, and nothing but wind surrounds you.

It's the feeling of being airborne.
The sixteen-year-old version of me would've said it was the
greatest feeling in the world.
Then at seventeen, I had my son.
And every single second became a defining moment. Even the ones that consisted of heartbreak when his mother left us.

Seventeen. Single. Dad.

That's what my life became.
Yet, every day, I managed to find that feeling of being airborne.
Or at least I convinced myself I did.
But I lied--to myself and to everyone around me.
Until she showed up; Tanned skin, raven dark hair, and eyes the color of emeralds.

You know what sucks about being in the air?
Coming down from the high.
Sometimes you land on the board and nail the trick.
Then kick, push, and coast away.
Other times you fall.
You fall hard.
And those are the times when it's not as easy to get back up, dust off your pads and try again.
Especially when the girl with the emerald eyes becomes your drug...
And you become her poison. 
 
I was sucked into this book from the prologue!!  I fell in love with Josh immediately.  He is a single dad who is just trying to keep it all together.  He is sweet, funny and sexy!!  Becca comes along, and we know there is more to her, and it makes her incredibly complex and a bit mysterious.  She also broke my heart.  This book was very emotional, and I loved it!  Parts of this story are sweet, and funny, and heartbreaking.  I laughed and I cried, so many FEELS!!!!!  I fell in love with Josh, Becca, and Tommy, and I think you will too. 
  
 
This is the first in a series, and I would not call the end a cliffhanger, but it is not all tied up!  This was a 5+ read for me and I loved it!!
 
 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Out of Time
by Beth Flynn
 
Out of Time is the followup book to Nine Minutes.  Nine Minutes was one of my favorite reads of 2014, and I have been anxiously awaiting this one.  Even the Synopsis is crazy
 
Synopsis:
They thought with his execution it would all be over.
They were wrong.

The leader of one of South Florida’s most notorious and brutal motorcycle gangs has been put to death by lethal injection. Days later, his family and friends should have been picking up the pieces, moving on. Instead, they’ve been catapulted into a world so twisted and dangerous even the most ruthless among them would be stunned to discover the tangled web of deception, not only on the dangerous streets of South Florida but all the way to the top.

In this gripping follow-up novel to Nine Minutes, Out of Time takes readers from the sun-drenched flatlands of 1950s Central Florida to the vivid tropical heat of Fort Lauderdale to the halls of Florida’s Death Row as we finally learn the gritty backstory of Jason “Grizz” Talbot and the secret he spent his life trying to conceal.

Not even Grizz’s inner circle knows his full story—the tragedy that enveloped his early life, the surprise discovery that made him the government’s most wanted and most feared, and the depths of his love for Ginny, the tenderhearted innocent he’d once abducted and later made his wife.

Once Grizz’s obsession and now the mother of his child, Ginny has spent years grieving the man she’d first resisted and then came to love. Now remarried to Tommy, a former member of the gang, the pair a spent more than a decade trying desperately to live a normal existence far from the violent, crime-ridden world they’d once carved out on the edge of the Florida Everglades. For Tommy, especially, the stakes are high. Desperately in love with Ginny for years, he’s finally living his dream: married to the woman he never thought he could have. But even with the fa├žade of normalcy—thriving careers, two beautiful children, and a genuinely happy and loving marriage—they can’t seem to put the past behind them. Every time they turn around, another secret is revealed, unraveling the very bonds that hold them together.

And with Grizz finally put to death, now Ginny has learned secrets so dark, so evil she’s not even sure she can go on.

Will these secrets tear their love to pieces? And how far will Grizz go to protect what he still considers his, even from beyond the grave?
 
Out of Time is book 2 in the series and is definitely not a stand alone.  It does answer a lot of questions, but it also creates more!  There will be a book 3, so things are not tied up at the end of this book.  
We get a ton of insight into all the characters in this book, especially the younger years of Grizz and Grunt.  I loved that this book jumped between POV's.  We got a lot of Grunt's POV from Nine Minutes, which gave me a lot of insight into his feelings for Ginny.  It also jumps time frames as well, the book spans a good 50 years.  So much happens in this book!!
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This one blew me away, just like Nine Minutes did.  So much happens and I wasn't sure who was good and who was bad, and what was going to happen next.  The end in INSANE!!  It is definitely a cliffhanger, and I cannot wait for the next one.  If you read Nine Minutes, you absolutely must read this one. 
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