Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Exes with Benefits
by Nicole Williams

Nicole Williams has quickly become one of my go to authors, her stories always suck me in!! 

The only benefit I want from my ex is a divorce.

We got married for all the wrong reasons. The one thing we got right was our separation. I should have known better than to think I could bet on forever with a guy like Canaan Ford. Everything about him screamed impermanent, from his wild eyes to his restless soul.

When I left him and the small town I’d spent my whole life in, I swore I’d never go back. Never only turned out to be five years. Canaan claims he’s changed, but he hasn’t—same knowing smile, same rough demeanor, same body crafted from sin and sinew. And yet, something is different. He thinks this is his chance for redemption. My disagreement comes in the form of divorce papers dropped in his lap. He refuses to sign them. Unless . . .

He wants a month to prove himself to me—that’s his offer. One month to make me fall in love with him again and if I don’t, he’ll sign the papers. As much as I want to say no, I agree. I can suffer my ex for a short amount of time if that’s what it takes to be free of him once and for all. I fell for him once; I won’t make that same mistake twice.

He says we’re not over. I say we were over before we got started. Only one of us can be right, and I can’t let it be him.

I adored this book!  This is a great second chance romance, with some heartbreak thrown in.  I fell in love with Canaan from the beginning.  He made some mistakes, but he more than made up for them.  And Maggie made me a little crazy!  I understood her apprehension on some level, but I wanted to shake her a little too.  I loved learning about the past, and watching them move past it.   

This is available now, and I highly recommend it.  It is a stand alone, and so so good. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hate To Love You
by Tijan

This is a new stand alone from Tijan.  This is a YA story with the perfect amount of angst, I loved it. 

Rule #1: No hot guys.
It might sound ridiculous. I get it. It kind of was, but college was supposed to be my sanctuary. It was my place to start over. The rumors, the whispers, and the jealousy I endured through high school would all be gone.
No one would know me at college.

Rule #2: No drama.
I’d major in pre-law. I’d make a few loyal friends. Everything would be easy-breezy. No one was going to use me or hurt me. I wouldn’t let them.

Rule #3: New year. New place. New me.
And all because of Shay Coleman.

Football captain and quarterback, he was the big guy on campus. The cocky guy in my political science class with a smirk. I hated him on sight . . .

. . . and he was about to break all my rules.

This is a perfect college aged, enemies to lovers story.  Kennedy cracked me up with her rules.  She was above and beyond with her ideas.  And Shay was a sexy, alpha and I loved him from the beginning. 
This book does tackle some serious issues with college students right now.  It was a little different than the normal Tijan books.  But it does plenty of angst and sexiness to deliver.  I really enjoyed it.

This book is live and available now!!  If you are a YA fan, you should definitely read this one!!  If you have read and enjoyed Fallen Crest, this is right up your ally!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Lucky Heart
by Devney Perry

Devney Perry has quickly become one of my go to authors.  Her stories are emotional and full of alpha males.  I love them!

Life on his ranch could be their future. If they can overcome their past.
Felicity’s life story reads like the script to a bad soap opera. Girl’s high-school boyfriend becomes a drug addict. Girl falls for boyfriend’s best friend. Girl leaves them both behind only to return home years later for murdered ex-boyfriend’s funeral. Now she’s back home in Montana, ready to start fresh. She’s got a long list of amends to make and relationships to rebuild, including one with the man who has owned her heart for sixteen years.
Silas doesn’t need much. He’s got a great horse, close friends and the Lucky Heart ranch, but something has always been missing. He’s not an idiot. He knows the missing piece is Felicity. And now that she’s returned to Prescott, he’s got a second chance to win her heart. This time, the only thing standing in his way is history. Drudging up the past is going to be about as painful as playing tug of war with barbed wire. But if they can heal old wounds, he’ll get the girl he should have had all along.
We met Silas and Felicity in previous books, but this can be read as a standalone.  I loved Silas from the beginning, but Felicity was a B when we saw her before.  I loved getting to know her and seeing her past.  She is sassy and an excellent I loved that they go there HEA!  I love every book in this series, so even though this is a standalone, I recommend the whole series.  I can't wait to see what happens next! 

This is live and available now, and I highly recommend it.  It is a sweet and sexy alpha small town romance!! 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Royally Endowed
by Emma Chase

I loved the first 2 books in this series, and I couldn't wait to read this one.  And it was so so good!!!

Logan St. James is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at times—but Ellie Hammond’s willing to overlook that. Because, have you seen him??

Sexy. As. Hell.

And Ellie’s perky enough for both of them.

For years, she’s had a crush on the intense, protective royal security guard—but she doesn’t think he ever saw her, not really.

To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job—a relative of the royal family he’d sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she’s determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after.

The Queen of Wessco encourages Ellie to follow in her sister’s footsteps and settle down with a prince of her own. Or a duke, a marquis…a viscount would also do nicely.

But in the pursuit of a fairy tale ending, Ellie learns that the sweetest crushes can be the hardest to let go.
Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a family on the wrong side of the law. But these days, he covers his tattoos and scars with a respectable suit. He’s handsome, loyal, brave, skilled with his hands and…other body parts.

Any woman would be proud to bring him home to her family.

But there’s only one woman he wants.

For years he’s watched over her, protected her, held her hair back when she was sick, taught her how to throw a punch, and spot a liar.

He dreams of her. Would lay down his life for her.

But beautiful Ellie Hammond’s off-limits.

Everybody knows the bodyguard rules:
Never lose focus, never let them out of your sight, and never, ever fall in love.

I loved Nicolas and Henry, but Logan was on a whole new level.  He was broody, and sexy, and a perfect alpha.  And I adored Ellie, her inner dialogue was hilarious.  This story spans about 5 years and I loved that.  Watching how Logan and Ellie's relationship progressed was so fun.  We got so much insight into both of there feelings.  We also get a good amount of the other couples, which was so much fun!!  This was a perfect last book to this series, it tied up everyone's story perfectly. 

Royally Endowed is live and available now!!  It is sexy, sweet, and so good!!  I highly recommend it.

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Beauty of Us
by Kristen Proby

I am in love with Kristen Proby!!  I devour everything she writes, so I as always, I couldn't wait for this one.

Riley Gibson is over the moon at the prospect of having her restaurant, Seduction, on the Best Bites TV network. This could be the big break she’s been waiting for. But the idea of having an in-house show on a regular basis is a whole other matter. Their lives would be turned upside down, and convincing Mia, her best friend and head chef of Seduction, that having cameras in her kitchen every day is a good idea is daunting. Still, Riley knows it’s an opportunity she can’t afford to pass on. And when she meets Trevor Cooper, the show’s executive producer, she’s stunned by their intense chemistry.
Trevor’s sole intention is to persuade Riley to allow Best Bites TV to do a show on her restaurant. But when he walks into Riley’s office, he stops dead in his tracks. The professional, aloof woman on the phone is incredibly beautiful and funny. But can he convince her that he’s interested in Riley for himself? Or is he using the undeniable pull between them to persuade her to agree to his offer?

I love all of Kristen Proby's books.  They are always fun and sexy, and this one didn't disappoint.  I loved Riley and Trevor.  Riley was funny and sassy, and I want to be her!! Trevor was such a good guy, even when he was a little clueless, and super sexy.  This is a fun and sexy read that is a perfect end of summer read!!  I love this whole series!
The Beauty of Us releases on 8/22 and is available for pre order now.  If you pre order, you will also get a sneak preview of her new series!

Wish You Were Here
by Renee Carlino

I am a huge Renee Carlino fan, and I was so excited to get my hands on this book. 

You know when you’re looking at someone and you can’t help but smile at how oblivious they are to their own charm? That’s what was happening to me, and it was making me feel…happy. Euphoric. Something indescribable. It was like we already knew each other, like we had met in a previous life. Memories that didn’t exist began exploding in my mind like fireworks.
Charlotte has spent her twenties adrift, searching for a spark to jump-start her life and give her a sense of purpose. She’s had as many jobs as she’s had bad relationships, and now she’s feeling especially lost in her less-than-glamorous gig at a pie-and-fry joint in Los Angeles, where the uniforms are bad and the tips are even worse.

Then she collides—literally—with Adam, an intriguing, handsome, and mysterious painter. Their serendipitous meeting on the street turns into a whirlwind one-night stand that has Charlotte feeling enchanted by Adam’s spontaneity and joy for life. There’s promise in both his words and actions, but in the harsh light of morning, Adam’s tune changes, leaving Charlotte to wonder if her notorious bad luck with men is really just her own bad judgment.

Months later, a new relationship with Seth, a charming baseball player, is turning into something more meaningful, but Charlotte’s still having trouble moving past her one enthralling night with Adam. Why? When she searches for answers, she finds the situation with Adam is far more complicated than she ever imagined. Faced with the decision to write a new story with Seth or finish the one started with Adam, Charlotte embarks on a life-altering journey, one that takes her across the world and back again, bringing a lifetime’s worth of pain, joy, and wisdom.

This was an emotional read that I could not put down.  It's a story about love, loss and soul mates.  I loved Adam and Charlotte and Seth.  I loved Charlotte and her misdirection.  I could totally relate to her.  This is a beautiful and heartbreaking story that I cannot say enough good things about.  This a tear jerker, but don't let that out you off!!     

I adored this book and I highly recommend it.  It is a beautiful and heart breaking story that totally consumed me.  It comes out tomorrow, but it available for pre order now.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Darkest Sunrise
by Aly Martinez

This is book 1 in The Darkest Sunrise duet.  And it is amazing!

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Words destroyed me.
“I’m sorry. She didn’t make it.”
“Daddy, he can’t breathe!”
“There’s nothing more we can do for your son.”
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Those syllables and letters became my executioner. I told myself that, if I didn’t acknowledge the pain and the fear, they would have no power over me. But, as the years passed, the hate and the anger left behind began to control me.
Two words—that was all it took to plunge my life into darkness.
“He’s gone.”
In the end, it was four soft, silky words that gave me hope of another sunrise.
“Hi. I’m Charlotte Mills.”

I was sucked into this book from Page 1.  This was a heartbreaking story will all kinds of twists and turns.  This book made me cry and laugh in the same chapter.  This is a story about two broken people trying to find there way out of the darkness together.  I loved Charlotte and Porter.  Charlotte was broken and so so sad.  And Porter was angry and trying to figure out how to move on.  As we discovered new details, I was pretty sure I knew how this story was going to go.  But I had no idea how we were going to get there.  And it was so incredibly heart wrenching when we did get there.  This book is amazing, and it does end on a cliffhanger.  But Book 2 comes out on July 27, so no worries!  I have read the conclusion, and it's perfect!  I cannot say enough good things about this book, and I think everyone should read it!