Friday, October 24, 2014

High Stakes by Nikki Groom

Here is my review for High Stakes by Nikki Groom, The Kingdom book 2.  I really enjoyed book 1, and the end was quite the cliffhanger, so I was anxiously awaiting the conclusion.
"Stupid. Beautiful. Girl. How did you ever think you could be free?”
The last words I heard before the darkness took me and my dreams were shattered
I was on my way to having it all.
Friends, family and a future.
Everything I had wished for but never thought possible.
Denham King showed me just how good life could be. A life where love and happiness were within reach.
I should have known it would never last.
My past is a dark, damp cloud, that has seeped into my skin and left a cold promise.
A promise of hurt and pain.
A promise of a long, hard fight, where the stakes are high and the risks threaten lives.
When your world gets thrown in all directions, and your dreams for the future are torn from your grasp; how do you go on?
Can I fight the demons that haunt me?
Can love save me from fate’s cruel path?  

After the ending of book 1 I was very concerned about where this book was going to go. 

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It went a completely different direction than I thought it was going to.  This story kept us guessing all the way till the end.  There were so many twists and turns, I really didn't know where it was going.  And I loved that!  I loved the characters, Ari is strong and confident.  And Denham is swoon worthy for sure!  This was a great conclusion to a great series. It kept me on my toes, and it was sexy too!!  I loved all the characters in this story, I am hoping that she will do a story for another couple that we meet in the book. 

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I highly recommend this series, and both books are available now.  Book 1 is on sale for $.99 right now!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Here is the cover for Forever With Me by Kristen Proby.  This is the last book in the With Me in Seattle series.  I am excited for this book, but very sad that this series is ending.  I have really enjoyed it and I will miss the Montgomery's.
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Dominic Salvatore seemingly has everything a man could want. He’s found a new relationship with his father and the entire Montgomery family. His vineyard, Cuppa di Vita, is a success. There’s only one thing that eludes him: a certain driven, intelligent, and sexy as hell blonde named Alecia.

Alecia works tirelessly building her event planning business. It’s the most important part of her life. Despite the beautiful, lavish weddings she organizes, Alecia is convinced that the idea of true love is a myth. While Dominic is a sexy, intriguing man, welcoming the handsome Italian into her bed, and her life, is a risk she’s not so sure she’s willing to take.

However Dominic isn’t used to taking no for an answer, and it’s not long before these two are burning up the sheets and discovering a connection that neither can deny. But will it be strong enough to last forever?

 “I’m going to eventually make you understand how amazing you are, tesoro.” – Dominic Salvatore

Forever With Me is scheduled to be released on December 2, 2014. 



Friday, September 26, 2014

Here is the beautiful new cover for the new series from Heidi McLaughlin!  It is a romantic suspense series, and I can't wait!
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Synopsis for HERE WITH ME:
Ryley Clarke has grown up with the military in her blood, with both parents serving their country. Ryley knows the risks of being married to the military. But when the unthinkable happens, and her future husband is killed in action, Ryley can barely survive... until Evan's twin brother, Nate, helps her pick up the pieces.

After serving on a special mission with the military for six years, Evan Archer returns home to find the unthinkable - the love of his life, Ryley Clarke - engaged to his brother, Nate.  With Nate on deployment, Evan needs to figure out what happened in his absence, and more importantly, how to win Ryley back from the man he once considered his best friend, but now thinks of as his rival.

They are also having a giveaway for a signed paperback and $20 giftcard!!!  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Love Always by Yessi Smith
**This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn't suitable for readers under the age of 17.**
In love with a man on the brinks of greatness, Dee has her life figured out. The love they share is comparable only to the love they feel when they find out Dee is pregnant. Josh and Dee welcome their future together with eagerness as they plan a wedding, baby, and the upcoming tour for Josh’s band Wasted Circle. Big things are finally happening.
During Wasted Circle’s first big show, tragedy strikes leaving Dee alone. The life her and Josh planned for ends up being nothing but desolate promises. Unable to watch his best friend’s girlfriend drown under her own despair any longer, Adam steps in to help Dee cope with her loss and the upcoming birth of her baby. Adam is patient, kind and unrelenting. He stands by her side, never faltering despite his growing desire to be more than Dee’s supportive shoulder and the idea that he is betraying Josh. He refuses to give up on Dee and remains loyally by her side even when she admits herself into a psychiatric ward and he is left to father Josh and Dee’s baby.
But even sweet and sturdy Adam has his limits.

I was sucked into this story from the beginning.  And my heart was immediately broken!  I really thought this book would be a traditional rock star book, but it isn't.  The band is really just a background to the main story, which is the evolution of Dee and Adam's relationship.  Adam was an amazing character that stepped up and totally took over.  I loved him.  I felt for Dee, and I wanted to hug her, but there were several times when I wanted to scream at her.  We had an inside view into Dee and Adam's turmoil, and I just wanted to yell at them to just talk to each other!!!
This story had love, heartbreak, angst, and it was sexy too.  It made me cry and laugh.  I really enjoyed it. 
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Here is the link to the giveaway as well, you can win a copy of Love Always!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

by SE Hall and Erin Noelle
I have loved everything by both of these authors, and I was really excited to read this co-authored book.  
Graham is Bryce, Bryce is Graham, and his brother dead.

Jocelyn Craig was never a part of the plan in his search for answers, and neither was what they find, together.

Love, freedom, truth...will she choose what has always been or what could possibly be? 
This book sucked me in from the beginning.  I loved both Bryce/Graham and Jocelyn.  Bryce/Graham was sexy and a little arrogant.  Jocelyn was smart, funny and beautiful, and not afraid to go after what she wants.  This book also had great supporting characters that I immediately adored. 
The story keeps you on the edge of your seat.  You can tell as the story goes that everything isn't adding up, and I couldn't wait to get to the conclusion.  I liked that this wasn't a typical romance novel.  It wasn't all sex and mush, it actually had a great twist, but it still managed to be sexy and hot.   
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I definitely recommend this book!  It was a 4.5 star read for me, with great characters and a little mystery to keep you going!!  Both of these authors can create amazing characters that stick with you long after you have finished the book.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Schooled 4.0 by Deena Bright
I am a huge fan of Angelisa Stone, and Deena Bright is one her pen names, and this is her new book, and I am super excited to share it with you!

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This book looks sexy and hilarious and I can't wait to get my hands on it!!

Here is the synopsis, should be released sometime around the end of September!!!

Schooled 4.0
The “SMUT-TACULAR” Teachers’ Edition
Four Books in One
“How far will you go for an A?”
The horrifying shock of witnessing her husband banging his skank-whore secretary spurred this ever-wholesome and rule-following teacher to seek some new lessons of her own.  A young teacher learns about sexuality, pleasure, and satisfaction from rather unlikely and forbidden teachers, her former students, now recent college graduates.  Not only does she get SCHOOLED by the beautifully-built, all-American football player who struggled to pass her class, but she also learns a few tricks from the innocent, well-read, and thoroughly sexy bookworm.  Both men teach her that not all curricula worth learning comes from a book.  But when it’s time to make THE FINAL LESSON PLAN, the newly-sexualized teacher must take the curriculum further into the bedroom and even closer to her heart in order to decide which scholar will graduate “cum lade.” 
But while the teacher is working on her lessons, her friend is making some heat of her own in CHAR GRILLED JASPER, burning up the pages with sexy secrets and sizzling sensuality.  Meanwhile, a “girls only” class is experimenting in the sciences with a focus on chemistry, physics, and of course anatomy in ALL GIRLS’ SCHOOL.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Bittersweet Catastrophe (Second Chances 2.5)
by Maureen Mayer
This book is the third in a series, and it was only supposed to be a novella, but it's almost 200 pages, and a ton happens!!!  This is the continuation of Shayne and Liberty's story, who we meet in book 1.  I have really enjoyed this series, and this one didn't disappoint. 
For•ev•er (fɔˈrɛvə; fə-): without end; everlasting; eternally
It might have taken twenty-two years to find Liberty, but now that Shayne has her, he’s not willing to let her go without a fight.
Shayne and Liberty finally found their forever, leaving Shayne’s past indiscretions behind and moving forward to start a life together. But what if forever wasn’t truly in the stars for them?
What should be one of the happiest times in their lives as newlyweds quickly turns into a race against time. Liberty must choose between accepting her fate and protecting her family, and taking a risk that could ultimately end in more heartache.
Liberty’s decision will test the strength of their trust, but is it enough to keep Shayne from breaking down altogether and losing the woman he loves? 
I loved Shayne in Relinquishing Liberty, and that just grew in this book.  He is a little bit of a bad boy, but with a huge heart, and he LOVES Liberty with everything he has.  Liberty frustrated me a bit in this story, but without giving too much away, I think I would have done what she did, had I been in her position.  
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This book was sexy, and heart breaking at times.  I wanted to scream at Liberty and hug her also.  I loved that we got Shayne's POV in this story, I loved getting into his head.  This book made me laugh, but also made me sob like a baby.  I experienced every heart break with Shayne and Liberty and it completely sucked me in.
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I really liked this continuation of Shayne and Liberty's story and I can't wait for more.  There is one more book in this series coming, and I can't wait.  The first 2 books in the series are on sale for $.99 right now, so if you haven't had the pleasure of reading them yet, now is the time!