Thursday, December 1, 2016

One
by ES Carter
 
I am a huge fan of ES Carter and I have enjoyed all her books, and this one made me nervous, but was very excited to read it none the less.
 

 


Synopsis:
One click.
One perfect frame.
That's all it takes to capture an eternal moment; although most people let them pass by without acknowledgement.
I don't waste any.
Not a single one.
If I see something of beauty, I want to experience it, feel it and immortalise it.
If I see someone of beauty, I want to taste them, worship them and memorise them.
I don't have a type, if I like you, I like you.
I don't have a preference.
My bisexuality is a gift, not a defect.
It's the freedom to see beyond gender.
One blink.
One touch.
One night.
Life is filled with so many ones.
One chance to get things right.
One life to live as you choose.
One decision that gives you acceptance.
One person to fill the emptiness.
Just one?
Nah, like I said, life is full of ones.
My camera lets me focus on the good times; I develop from life's negatives, and if things don't work out, I just take another shot.
Who needs just one? 
 
We met Isaac in previous books and he was bi sexual, so I wasn't sure which way this book was going to go.  So that being said, this is my first m/m book!  That is what made me nervous.  This story is beautifully written.  It's a story about figuring out who you are and what you want from life.  It is heartbreaking at times, but also inspiring.  It is also extremely HOT!  This was an emotional gripping story that I really enjoyed.  

All the books in this series are available now and I recommend all of them.  


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Hold My Breath
by Ginger Scott
 

 


Synopsis:
Fractions of seconds can do lots of damage. One decision can ruin lives. A blink can be tragic. And loving a Hollister…can hurt like hell.

I would know.

They say the average person can hold their breath under water for two full minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger brother Evan be the one to shine.

Evan got the girl, and Will…he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.

The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister.

My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it was Will who pushed me. Will…who really knew me.

And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.

In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds—and what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp. 
 
I have become a huge Ginger Scott in the last few months, and I have devoured everything I could find by her.  I was very excited for this one, and I loved it!
I liked Maddy from the beginning.  She was strong, but sad.  Maddy's future went on hold when her boyfriend Evan died in a plane crash.  And Will, his older brother has come back and stirred up all those feelings.  This is the story of both of them moving past that and moving forward together.  And in true Ginger Scott style, there is quite a twist that I did not see coming.    


This story is sad at times, but also uplifting and inspiring.  I highly recommend this story

Hold My Breath Purchase Link 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Heat Wave
by Karina Halle
 
This is a brand new stand alone by Karina Halle and I am a huge fan of hers, so I was excited to get my hands on this one.
 
Synopsis:
They say when life closes one door, another one opens.
This door happens to lead to paradise.
And a man I can never, ever have.

Still grieving the loss of her sister who died two years ago, the last thing Veronica "Ronnie" Locke needed was to lose her job at one of Chicago’s finest restaurants and have to move back in with her parents. So when a window of opportunity opens for her – running a kitchen at a small Hawaiian hotel – she’d be crazy not to take it.

The only problem is, the man running the hotel drives her crazy:
Logan Shephard.
It doesn’t matter that he’s got dark brown eyes, a tall, muscular build that’s sculpted from daily surfing sessions, and a deep Australian accent that makes your toes curl.
What does matter is that he’s a grump.
Kind of an asshole, too.
And gets under Ronnie’s skin like no one else.

But the more time Ronnie spends on the island of Kauai, falling in love with the lush land and its carefree lifestyle, the closer she gets to Logan. And the closer she gets to Logan, the more she realizes she may have pegged him all wrong. Maybe it’s the hot, steamy jungles or the invigorating ocean air, but soon their relationship becomes utterly intoxicating.

There’s just one major catch.

The two of them together would incite a scandal neither Ronnie, nor her family, would ever recover from. 

Halle has brought us another amazing romance in an incredible location.  This book is about longing, love, moving forward and forgetting the past and finding who your family is.  When Veronica arrives in Hawaii she is lost and at the end of her rope.  And Logan, her brother in law and the hotel owner, is broody and sexy and Veronica wants to hate him.  Watching them both come to know who they are and what they want is amazing.  And the scenery in the story is incredible.  It makes you feel as though you are there, and now I want to go to Hawaii!!! 




This is available now and I highly recommend it.  This is a complete stand alone with a happy ending and amazing scenery.  

Purchase Link for Heat Wave 

 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Lucas
by Jay McLean
 
 
Synopsis:
In a sprint, every millisecond counts.
When you're waiting for love, those milliseconds can feel like eons.


High school senior Lucas Preston has it all: star of the track team, a scholarship waiting for him, an apartment to himself and a revolving door of girlfriends. He also has an older sister, five younger brothers and a father who relies on him to make sure those brothers don't kill each other.

His saving grace? Lois "Laney" Sanders, a girl he started to fall in like with when he was just eleven.
A girl who became his best friend, his confidant, his courage.

It took only sixteen clicks and eight seconds for Lucas to realize that his like for Laney had turned into love.
Eight life-changing seconds.
It's also the exact length of time it took to lose her. 
 
I am a huge fan of this author and I fell in love with Lucas immediatelyThis is a spin off from the More Than series, and we met Lucas in Lucy and Cameron's book.  I have always loved Jay McLean's books because they are funny and sweet but also emotional and heartbreaking.  And this one is no different.  In Lucy's book we get to know some of the Preston family, but this one gets even deeper in there dynamic.  It made me feel like I was part of the Preston clan.  And Laney was amazing.  She was strong and sweet, but also vulnerable.  There was of course a time when I wanted to scream at them both!  And also several heart breaking parts, I adored the whole thing.  The relationship between Lucas and Laney was so complex and sweet and I loved being a part of it.
 Lucas is available now, and I highly recommend it!!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Preppy Part 1
by TM Frazier 
I am a huge fan of this series, and I loved Preppy in the previous books so I was so excited for his story!!  This is not a stand alone, you will need to have read the first 4 books in this series to really understand what's going on.  
Synopsis:
Samuel Clearwater, A.K.A Preppy, likes bowties, pancakes, suspenders, good friends, good times, good drugs, and a good f*ck.

He’s worked his way out from beneath a hellish childhood and is living the life he’s always imagined for himself. When he meets a girl, a junkie on the verge of ending it all, he’s torn between his feelings for her and the crippling fear that she could be the one to end the life he loves.

Andrea ‘Dre’ Capulet is strung out and tired.

Tired of living for her next fix. Tired of doing things that make her stomach turn. Tired of looking in the mirror at the reflection of the person she’s become. Just when she decides to end it all, she meets a man who will change the course of both their lives forever.

And their deaths.

For most people, death is the end of their story.
For Preppy and Dre, death was only the beginning. 

 
I loved this story.  Preppy is hilarious and super twisted.  We loved him so much in the first books in the series, that I was afraid this book wouldn't live up.  But it definitely did!  This story is very dark and twisted, with a little angst thrown in!! We get the darkness with this story, but also a ton of emotion.  We get into Preppy's head and we learn why he is who he is.  
Dre is a new character, and when we meet her, she is a mess.  But as I got further into the story I fell in love with her.  There were times I wanted to scream at the both of them.   
This is Part 1, so it does end in a cliffhanger, but not as bad as I feared.  I can't wait to get my hands on Part 2.
Preppy Purchase Link 
The author is also giving away a signed copy of Preppy, so make sure and enter!!
Giveaway link  

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Bachelor Auction
by Rachel Van Dyken
 
 
I love this author so I as always, I was excited to read this one.  Rachel Van Dyken's books are always fun and sexy, with a little twist, and this one didn't disappoint.  

Synopsis:
Jane isn't entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn't she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after? Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes---or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire---maybe do exist.

Except Brock Wellington isn't anyone's dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk---even if it was just a fa├žade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it's karmic retribution that he's tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can't have. But while they can't have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy .
 


I loved this characters in this story.  Jane was sweet and innocent and Brock was sexy and a little jaded.  RVD always has a way of making you fall in love with not only the main characters, but also the supporting cast.  I LOVED the twins and can't wait to read more about them.  I also enjoyed the Cinderella references, they were so fun.  
This is a light and fun read that I highly recommend.  It's sexy and sweet but will also make you laugh

 

This book is available now and is the first in this new series.   
The Bachelor Auction Purchase Link

The author is also giving away a Kindle Fire, so make sure you go and enter
Giveaway Link 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Unstable
by SE Hall
 
I am a big SE Hall fan so I was excited to get a new one from her.  And the cover is HOT!!!!

Synopsis:
After eight years, Henley Calvert is headed home. Back to the family farm and small town she left behind, never to be thought of again.

Too much regret and shame to bear.

But she’s the only one left to see to her family’s legacy, so she must return to Ashfall and face all the ghosts that haunt her.

****

Gatlin Holt, the family farmhand, awaits her arrival, and lends a hand—in more ways than one. He reacquaints Henley with the lay of the land while helping her heal her soul with a new outlook on life.

Yet every time she thinks some peace may be within reach, Henley hits another roadblock. The biggest of which is Keaton Cash—her childhood nemesis who owns the farm next door.

****

And no, it’s not a love triangle. That’s impossible when Henley’s heart is closed, incapable of love.  

I know this says it is not a triangle, but at first I really thought it was.  It doesn't take long to figure out it's not.  It took me awhile to come around to Henley.  She starts off very brash and rough.  Once we got some insight into her we figure out why she is that way.  This is one of those stories where you can't put it down because you have to know where it's going.  

   
 There is a sexy, dirty talking cowboy, and a super wise cowboy you just want to hug, but I'm not going to tell you which is which!  There is a crazy crazy twist at the end!!  I highly recommend this one.  I promise you will be surprised!