Monday, November 19, 2018

Review: The Princess, the Prick & the Priest (Confessions #4) by Ella Frank

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Confessions: The Princess, The Prick, and The Priest, a fun, flirty story in the contemporary MMM Confessions Series from USA Today bestselling author Ella Frank is available NOW!

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Everyone said our love wouldn’t work.
That it was too hard, too complicated, too messy.
Oh how I enjoy proving everyone wrong.
My men are smart, sexy, sophisticated—
and most of all, crazy about me.
The only problem is trying to explain
that to my big, opinionated Italian family.
But after all we’ve been through, we deserve a
happily ever after. And if there’s one
thing I know about my guys, they always
manage to have a few surprises up their sleeves.


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Review:

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

And finally one of my favorite triads of 2018 is getting the happily ever after they deserved. The story is not about any more revelations regarding the past of one of the men, but it's rather a series of steps that will lead them to a happy life. The epilogue was precious and I couldn't have asked for a better ending. I am very happy with the way the author tied up the story. There are no drama or soap opera-ish situations that could make me dislike the book and think of it as over the top. It's just the three men, trying to find the best way possible to spend their lives with while trying to survive Robbie's family. Robie's sisters are one of a kind each and they made a few situations very interesting. I would love a story where the pregnant sister gets her own happy ending. I don't remember their names to be honest, but I liked them all.


The story is mostly focused on Robbie. Julien and Priest's confessions are mostly about him and the whole story felt like these men were trying to adjust to a permanent life as a triad, but not in a bad way. Julien and Priest were married before Robbie came into the picture and now he has to fit in, in a way that won't make him feel felt out or as a secondary person. Things worked out perfectly and I am very pleased with this book. You must read it!

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Excerpt:
CHAPTER ONE
I’m not sure why everyone dreads their thirties.
As far as I’m concerned, it’s going to be
the best decade ever ~ Robbie
Six Months Later… “LOVERS, I’M HOME,” Robbie Bianchi called out to his boyfriends, as he juggled several shopping bags in one hand and kicked the front door shut behind him. He stuffed his car keys into the pocket of his shorts, and as he evened out what he was carrying, he took the stairs that led him up to the first floor of their new home. With the same smile on his face that he’d left with that morning, Robbie headed across the hardwood floors past the dining room, and into the kitchen, where he spotted a note waiting for him: We’re upstairs, princesse. Come find us when you get home. Robbie grinned at the messy crown drawn above the i in princesse, but then quickly did as he was told. With one hand on the steel rail, he took the stairs two at a time, and as he reached the second floor where the bedroom was located, he walked inside to find it empty except for the fish swimming around the tank that lined the wall facing their bed. Dropping his shopping bags on the end of the mattress, Robbie headed up to the final floor, where he knew his men were waiting for him. He opened up the glass door that led to the penthouse deck, and when he stepped outside and the warm rays washed over him, Robbie took in a breath of fresh air. Ah, he’d always loved summer. Everything about it. The sun, the smell of the freshly cut grass, and the clothes—or lack thereof—Robbie thought, as he reached for the edge of his white tank top and drew it over his head. As he tucked it into the back of his shorts, Robbie scanned the wide deck, his eyes roaming over the wooden slat floor, the hot tub over in the corner, and the glistening water of the lap pool surrounded by the potted greenery bordering their rooftop oasis. This space had been the final selling point with all three of them when they’d made the decision to leave the condo after what had happened there with Jimmy. It was the perfect place for Julien to relax and do his yoga, for Priest, who loved a good soak to clear his mind, and for Robbie, for whom it was all about the calm he got from finally seeing his men happy and at peace. And that was exactly how he found one of them right now. There, stretched out on one of the sun loungers, was the brand-new reason that Robbie loved summer—an almost-naked Julien Thornton. Dressed in tight, black, barely there swim shorts that left little—okay, nothing—to the imagination, the only other thing Julien was wearing was a pair of Aviator sunglasses. His rich, olive-colored skin was glistening with water droplets as he lay sprawled out with his hands behind his head, and oh my God was he a feast for the eyes. As Robbie walked to the end of the lounger, his eyes roamed up Julien’s toned legs to his muscular thighs, and ended at the bulge that tight material was cupping like a glove. Oh yes, this was hands down the best part about summer now, and luckily for Robbie and Priest, tanning was a favorite pastime of their seriously sexy Frenchman. Bonjour, princesse.” Julien’s honey-toned voice wrapped around Robbie, informing him that he’d been caught staring. But he didn’t care—not one little bit. “One second, please. I’m concentrating here,”Robbie said, his gaze trailing up all he could see to finally land on Julien’s face. “Now, sorry, what were you saying?” Julien chuckled as Robbie walked alongside him. “Bonjour, princesse.” “Oh, yes,” Robbie said, and bent down to brush a kiss across Julien’s lips. “Bonjour, Jules.” Robbie went to straighten, but before he got too far away, Julien took hold of the back of his neck and craned up for a deeper kiss. Robbie’s lips parted, and Julien slipped his tongue inside, making Robbie’s cock jerk to attention, as he braced his hand on the back of the lounger and sank into the deliciousness that was all Julien.
About Ella:

EllaFrankElla Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite contemporary romance, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!” Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Phillips.

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Review: Tequila, Tequila by Emma Hart

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Tequila + you best friend + your bedroom = um, whoopsie?

Tequila Tequila, an all-new hilarious standalone romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is available NOW!

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Don’t sleep with your best friend.
Take it from me. I did it. And it was awful.
I-wish-the-tequila-made-me-forget kind of bad.
The problem is, Luke has forgotten. He swears that he can’t remember a thing about that night beyond the trays of tequila shots being set on the tables.
Except I can’t forget. I can’t forget how good his hands felt until I fell over and hit my hip on the dresser, and I sure as hell can’t forget the entire two minutes of tap-tap-squirt.
Awkward. Embarrassing. And the new subject of a couple of dirty lucid dreams.
But I have no intention of telling him what we did. Nothing good comes from telling your best friend he’s the worst guy you’ve ever slept with.
Which makes the tequila on my birthday a very, very bad idea…


Review:

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Τap-tap squirt is the saddest and yet funniest thing. A hero in a romance novel is supposed to be the best lover in the universe and this one could only tap-tap squirt. I was worried about the second time they would fall in bed because a repeat of the same performance was not what we wanted. The whole time I was like "Please let it be the alcohol and not a person who is not good in the horizontal mambo" You will find more about that once you read the book.

I was wondering when Aspen and Luke would become something more because after their 3 seconds in bed, things are weird between them and we are just waiting for the spark that will ignite the flame. Aspen lies to Luke the morning after and says that nothing happened between them and Luke has some memory flashes which makes the whole situation just awkward. I was just basically waiting for these two to realize that they could be more than friends and that the attraction was mutual because the chemistry was there.

Abuelita is a scary person. I wouldn't dare to cross her off. She and her flip-flops could haunt you for life. It felt a little stereotypical to be completely honest, but her trying to set up Aspen with all of Luke's cousins was fun. The characters are not the most mature people I know, but they made it work. Luke is always at Aspen's place and eats her food for example. He should have pitched in some money for all these groceries. Abuelita ended up feeding them both though.


Overall, the book was good. Not one of Emma Hart's best works, but in some parts it was funny and I would recommend it because it was a good book.

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Excerpt:
Have you ever walked into a store and had to ask where the lady section is?” I paused, my grip on the fridge door firm, and turned to him. I simply blinked. I wasn’t going to justify that with an answer. “It took three people before a poor woman at the customer service desk took pity on me and walked me to the tampon aisle,” he went on, oblivious to my death stare. “She hovered over me for a second and I started fucking sweating, Aspen. Sweating.” I bit my lip and moved the ingredients for his sandwich over to the board on the island. “I almost dropped my phone trying to find the photo you sent me, and when I finally brought it up, I was so fucking confused I stood there like a lame damn duck for five minutes before she came back to help me like she knew I was a total idiot.” Was it wrong that I was way more amused about this than anything else? A part of me told me I should feel bad, but… “Did you know there are tons of those things? The boxes are all different. There are different brands. Different sizes. Different… absorbency levels.” He shuddered, his wide, muscled shoulders shaking with his cringey thought. “For flows and stuff.” “I shop there regularly. I am aware.” “Not that fucking regularly if you sent me to buy them,” he muttered. “Anyway, the nice lady who was trying her best not to laugh at the idiot in the sanitary products aisle asked me who I was buying them for. My mom, my sister, my girlfriend…” I chopped the lettuce. “When I told her it was for my best friend, she looked at me funny for a minute before nodding. Then, she dragged me over to the aisle with the candy and told me that Twizzlers went well with tampons. I was so confused I didn’t question her, so here.” He lifted a small bag from the stool next to him and tossed it in my direction. “You’re the proud owner of eight packets of Twizzlers.” “Oooh, Twizzlers!” I dropped the knife and dove into the bag, pulling out all the long, red packets. “This is like heaven!” “Dude.” Luke leaned forward and held his hands out. “My sandwich?” “Geez, who’s on their period? You or me?” I put the candy down and went back to making his sandwich. “You should have saved the Twizzlers until after you got your food.” “Rookie mistake.” He shook his head. “Please don’t ever ask me to buy you tampons again. I’m not sure my ego or reputation can take it.” “Your reputation got shot to shit on your twenty-first when you mooned the mayor in the town square,” I reminded him. “And I haven’t mooned anyone since,” he replied. “My pants now stay firmly on when I drink.”

About Emma Hart
EmmaHartEmma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages. She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs. Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud. Yes, really. She's that sarcastic.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Release Blitz: Recall (Red Ledger Vol2) & The Red Ledger Part 6 by Meredith Wild




Recall (The Red Ledger Volume 2)
by Meredith Wild 
Release Date: 13th November
Genre: Suspense/thriller
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Synopsis
There’s no turning back… The second I spared Isabel’s life, everything changed. I used to deal in death wishes. Now the instinct to protect her charts the course. Because every time I turn away from her, something turns me back. She’s uncovered a side of me that I can no longer ignore. Doesn’t change the fact that she doesn’t belong in my world.  Isabel’s learning to hold her own, but nothing can prepare her for the life I’m being called back into. With a long road ahead of us, I won’t make promises I can’t keep. She can barely accept the dark deeds of my past—a bloody history spelled out in a ledger she’s more preoccupied with than I’d like. When an old associate sets a dangerous plan in motion, I can’t hide who I really am. And there’s no turning back…



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Review:

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Part 6 is over and all I can think is that part 9 needs to be the final chapter. I am feeling like we are running around in circles and that the characters need to find some peace of mind. I would like a part dedicated to them just trying to have a normal relationship. The stuff happening here made me worry about the place were Isabel and Tristan stand. Right now, I wouldn't call what these two have a romantic relationship. They are heading in a dark direction and the re-appearance of a certain character was not to my liking. I hope that things won't get too complicated. I just want to see them go through everything they have to, to solve this mess and be able to live a semi-normal life since I don't think that a normal life is in the books for them. 

The book has some action and Tristan and Isabel made some progress with their quest, but I found my thoughts focusing only on the romantic part of the story. I am not sure as to where I stand with the series and I think that is starting to losing me as a fan. 
"Meredith Wild effortlessly moves into the suspense genre, joining the ranks of James Patterson and Robert Ludlum. Thrilling, suspenseful and heart-stopping!"
-New York Times bestselling author Alessandra Torre

"The Red Ledger is Wild's most daring, suspenseful, and brilliantly executed work to date."
-USA Today bestseller Angel Payne
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Meet The Author
Meredith Wild is a #1 New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers.
In 2014, Wild founded her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, under which she hit No. 1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York TimesThe Hollywood ReporterPublishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 20 languages.
Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey appreciator, and shameless sun worshipper. Find out more about what projects she’s working on next at www.meredithwild.com.
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Blog tour: Our Sweet Destiny (Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens #2) by Addison Cole






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By: Addison Cole
Releasing Nov 14, 2018
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Blurb
After ditching a troubled relationship—and her veterinary practice in the process—Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing. That is…until her horse is injured and the son of the man her father has been feuding with for more than forty years comes to her rescue. She’s spent forever trying to deny her attraction to headstrong, too-handsome-for-his-own-good cowboy Rex Braden. The last thing she needs is that particular man complicating her life.


Fiercely loyal Rex Braden has never put anyone or anything before his family. Despite the irate family history, sparks fly between Rex and Jade, unleashing fifteen years of stifled, forbidden love—causing the rebel in each of them to rear its powerful head.
Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained as Rex and Jade find out if true love really can conquer all.
Our Sweet Destiny is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you’d expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you’re looking for a more explicit romance, pick up the steamy edition, Destined for Love, written by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa’s sweet-romance pen name.




Review:

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Our sweet destiny is a modern and less lethal retelling of Romeo and Juliet. Jade and Rex's fathers had a huge falling out many years before and since then they refuse to talk about what happened and to each other, which makes Jade and Rex's relationship forbidden on some level. Of course, that doesn't stop the sparks or the chemistry. It's there even if our characters refused to admit their feelings which was frustrating. I would have liked them to get together sooner, but instead, they are circling each other.

I liked reading about Jade working as a vet. Even though we see a lot of horses her been a vet is not brought into the spotlight often. She was a likable character and I liked that she stood her ground. She is the kind of heroine that doesn't get on my nerves and she easily won me over. Rex was a little me more doufus, but at least he wasn't bad. Both characters were good individually and I liked each for different reasons. I was happy to not see them fight for silly reasons and be understanding.

I have a feeling that my favorite couple in the series is going to be Josh and Riley. From the moment their names were dropped in the same paragraph, I knew that I wanted them to become a couple and I was happy to find out that their story is next. I am almost certain that I will enjoy that book. These two didn't steal the spotlight from Jade and Rex though and it was just a secondary plot in order to ease the reader to the third book.

Overall, the book was good. I wanted to find out the story behind the falling out way earlier than we did because I needed something to convince me that these were supposed to be off-limits to each other and I was mostly satisfied with the revelation of the past. Our sweet destiny is not going to be a favorite of mine, but I still liked it, hence the 4 stars.





Excerpt:

Rex watched Jade stomp away, and he let out the breath he hadn’t realized he’d been holding. When she’d bent over the table to sign her name, her shorts had ridden up just enough to expose the tender skin where her thighs ended and her rear end began, and he’d just about lost it. He’d been with plenty of beautiful women, but there was something about Jade that made his heart soar. He’d first noticed it when she was a carefree teenager, vibrant and eager in everything she did, with a ready smile. Even then she had a body that wouldn’t quit, and now she was harder, louder, and her body had matured in ways that set his blood on fire. That strange combination touched him in all the right places.

Why’d she have to come back to town? He’d done so well not thinking about her when she was away at school. And now, every time he saw her, his body reacted with a visceral, carnal need. As she stomped away, he wondered why the one woman who lit his veins on fire had to be the daughter of his father’s only enemy.





Author Info
Addison Cole is the sweet-romance pen name of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language.

Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Visit Addison on her website or chat with her on social media. Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.








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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Release Blitz: Stranded in the Woods (Holiday Acres #3) by Noelle Adams

 

A surprise snowstorm. A grumpy recluse. One very hot night. When the snow finally melts will Penny Holiday and Kent Matheson find their happy-ever-after or are they destined to remain friends? Contemporary Romance fans will love this charming holiday romance from New York Times Bestselling Author Noelle Adams! 




About Stranded in the Woods: 

Title: Stranded in the Woods 
Author: Noelle Adams 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: November 13, 2018 
Publisher: Noelle Adams 
Series: Holiday Acres #3 
Format: Digital eBook 
Digital ISBN: 9781386276081 


Synopsis: 

A surprise snowstorm. A grumpy recluse. One very hot night. 

When Penny Holiday gets stranded during a snowstorm, she has to seek refuge with Kent Matheson, a childhood friend who lives like a hermit and has never forgiven her family. Kent is everything she shouldn’t want, but feelings are awakened in his cabin in the woods that don’t disappear when the snow finally melts. 

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Excerpt: 

“Oh, Kent.” Her voice was gentle, almost tender. “You know that’s not true, right?” 
“What?” 
“You can do relationships. You were friends with me for eighteen years, and you never let me down.” 
For no good reason emotion caught in his throat at that. “Not eighteen years. We weren’t friends when you were in the cradle.” 
“Pretty much. I remembered having that contest over who could draw the better dog when I was like four years old. We were friends for all those years. You can do relationships.” 
“That’s only because I pulled away before I had a chance to mess our friendship up.” 
“You can keep telling yourself that if you want, but I know it’s not true.” 
She was so beautiful in the candlelight, with her eyes deep and her lashes thick and her lips curved sensuously that Kent had to fight a wave of arousal that almost matched the power of the clench in his heart. 
“I think it is,” he said thickly. 
“And I know it’s not. You’ve always been a good friend to me until you decided that you didn’t want to be.” 
“I did want to be. I just didn’t want to mess it up. And don’t tell me I wouldn’t have eventually ruined it because I’m about to ruin whatever’s left between us right now.” 
She blinked. “What do you mean?” 
“I mean I’m about to kiss you, and what would that do to our friendship?” 
He wished he was better at guarding his words, hiding his feelings, but he’d never been good at that like Scott and Phil were. He was almost as bad at it as Penny. 
Penny’s voice was hoarse now. “You’re about to…” 
“Kiss you.” 
Her cheeks flushed in the flickering light, and she met his gaze in something like a challenge. “Then why don’t you?” 
“Why don’t I what?” 
“Kiss me. What the heck do you think we were talking about?” 
“You want me to kiss you?” 
“Why wouldn’t I?” 
“Because we’re friends.” 
“And that means I’ll never want to kiss you?” 
He was breathless now for a different reason. Things were happening so fast he couldn’t keep up. “You want me to…” 
“Kiss me.” She swallowed down the last of her hot chocolate. “If that’s what you want. If it’s no good, then we won’t do it again.” 
He stared at her, breathing heavily until he couldn’t hold back anymore. 
She was asking him to kiss her, and everything about her was kissable. 
Kent was going to kiss her even if it was the worst thing he could do. 

Copyright © 2018 Stranded in the Woods by Noelle Adams 


Other Books in the Holiday Acres series: 

Stranded on the Beach (Holiday Acres #1) 

A forced vacation on the beach. The man who broke her heart. A second chance at love. 

Rebecca Holiday’s sisters force her to take a two-week vacation on the beach for some much needed rest, but then she runs into the man who broke her heart, the only man she’s ever loved. 

When they decide to spend time together, it’s only supposed to be closure, but what they might discover is a second chance at love. 

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Stranded in the Snow (Holiday Acres #2) 

An unexpected snowstorm. The man she hates the most. One very hot night. 

Olivia Holiday does not expect to spend the weekend stranded in a romantic cottage during a snowstorm with the one man she resents the most. Scott Matheson is a player and holds a grudge against her family, and she really shouldn’t find him so hot. They share a deep history as well as an attraction, and it all comes out as they’re trapped together for one hot night. 

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Stranded for Christmas (Holiday Acres #4) 

A snowstorm. Her much older business partner. One very hot night. 

Laura Holiday doesn’t believe in romance. Her life revolves around her work and her six-year-old son. The last thing she wants is a fling with her friend and business partner, Russ Matheson, who is emotionally unavailable and thirteen years older than her. But one night in a snowstorm changes their relationship forever. 

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About Noelle Adams: 

Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she reads any book she can get her hands on and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.  She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.  Website  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Goodreads  |  Amazon  |  BookBub 


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