Thursday, October 18, 2018

Cover reveal: Trust in me by Sierra Cartwright

Hawkeye operative Trace Romero lives on the edge, taking risks and thriving on danger. When his boss’s little sister’s house is broken into, he’s tasked with keeping her—and her secrets—safe. Trace’s arrival turns Aimee Inamorata’s perfectly ordered life upside down. The dominant and infuriatingly arrogant man is the kind of jaded alpha male she’s spent a lifetime avoiding. Now he’s sleeping in her house, telling her what to do, looking like temptation and sin, igniting a flame that threatens to consume her. The madman determined to kill her is closer than anyone thinks, and Aimee will need to learn to trust Trace before it’s too late.

USA Today Best-Selling Author, Winner of the 2015 Best BDSM Book of the year (Bind), 2015 Reader’s Choice Best Erotic Romance (Bind), 2015 Golden Flogger (Crave), 2014 LASR Book of the Year award (In The Den), 2013 Best BDSM Book of the Year award (Over The Line), Golden Flogger Award 2015 nominee for her books Command, Bind, and Brand.
Sierra was born in Manchester, England where she spent her early years traipsing through castles. After living in Denver for a number of years, the internationally acclaimed author now resides in Galveston, Texas. She loves the way history blends with Southern manners (being called “sugar” is an experience unto itself).
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Blog tour: Dream (Rosewood Bay #4) by Carly Phillips


"Carly Phillips is a go-to author for steamy, emotional contemporary romance!" --Jennifer Probst, New York Times Bestselling Author

Dream an all-new emotional and romantic standalone from New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips is available now!


She was his best friend, his first love. And she broke his heart. Now she's back. Will they find a second chance?
As a little girl, Andrea Harmon wanted to marry a prince, and Kyle Davenport hoped it would be him. But he never told her how he felt, and lost her as a result. Because sometimes the bad guy gets the girl. And Kyle left town to get over her.
Andi made the wrong choice years ago, choosing the bad boy over the best friend she trusted and she paid for it every day since.
Coming face to face with his former best friend was bound to happen once he moved back to Rosewood Bay, but for Kyle, becoming her son’s new teacher is a painful reminder of what they never had. But this time around, Kyle is determined to change their ending. Prince Charming is determined to break down her walls.
Except that no happily-ever-after is won without a fight—and her ex-husband doesn’t like to lose.



Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

After the sisters got their happy endings I thought that the series would end. Fortunately, Andi got a book herself and now I hope for more books in the series. Am I too greedy? Maybe I am, maybe I am not. I just know that I like the series. I might have felt like the series is dropping in quality, but this book is good and better than most of the books I had the chance to read recently. I wanted a longer book because I felt like the characters needed more time to develop their relationship. Something more was needed. This is not a bad book, but it had room for improvement. Still, Kyle and Andi got a good story and I liked them both. 

Andi has gotten away from her abusive ex-husband and she is raising her son with the help of her brother. Kyle is his teacher and her former best friend. We find out why is that early in the book and for the most part, I felt sorry for Andi. She was too young and without someone to guide her or give her advice. Kyle was also too young to know and try to protect her. Now, he is a grown man though and he knows what to do and what not to. I liked that he wasn't pushing her around and actually listen to her and her wishes. He wasn't overprotective and he was just helping her without the smothering. He was the kind of man you want to have in your life. 

The book was on the short side, but I still liked it and have positive feelings about it. I decided to go with a 4-star rating because it's the one that fits the best. I hope that the author will continue the series and we will see more from the characters we know and love. In this book, the sisters make an appearance or two and I was happy with that. I saw them live their lives after they got their happily ever after. 

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“I didn’t mean to drag you away from Kimberly. You two seemed to be hitting it off.” He didn’t pull his hand away from her face, struck by the tinge of something in her voice. Jealousy? And if so, why did it please him that she cared? “Kimberly was like a leech who wouldn’t let go. She even used her sick brother’s story to hang on to me. I wasn’t doing anything more than offering sympathy,” he said, opting for the truth. Andi blinked, unmistakable relief in her pretty brown eyes. “Really?” “Did it bother you when you thought I was into her?” he heard himself asking, knowing he hadn’t planned to go down this road, but the attraction between them was a real, tangible thing. His fingers itched to run through her thick, wavy hair, and he couldn’t tear his gaze from her glossed lips as she ran her tongue nervously over them. Not to mention the energy it took not to look down at her full breasts beneath the jersey. “Would it upset you if I said it did? That watching you with her stirred up feelings that took me by surprise?” “I shouldn’t want you, Andi. You hurt me. Took a fucking knife to my heart. But that was in the past. And what’s going on now between us is the present.” Her eyes shimmered with unshed tears, the past alive despite them both wanting to put it behind them. But everything inside him was pulled toward her now, drawn to her fragile strength and beauty. He dipped his head and pressed his mouth to hers. Warm and giving, her soft lips moved beneath his. His hand slid around her jaw, tilting her head, giving him better access as his tongue delved into her mouth and tangled with hers. Finally, finally, finally, finally. His heart beat out the word in rapid rhythm, a long-held desire coming true as her kiss turned him inside out. He explored the deep recesses of her mouth, tasting her essence, aware of his body’s reaction, the swell of his cock behind his jeans, the spike in adrenaline, the racing of his pulse. Despite the pain, the anger, the hurt, this was the girl of his dreams and she was in his arms, eagerly accepting his kiss. He slid his hand into her hair, grasping the thick strands between his fingers and tugging as the kiss turned hotter and he backed her against the vanity, his waist flush against hers, his hard erection cradled between her thighs. His cock throbbed with unappeased need, desire flowing between them. Until a hard knock sounded on the door, startling them into breaking apart. She looked at him, wide-eyed, the surprise etched in her face as strong as the shock rippling through him. “Be right out,” he called to the person on the other side of the door. He glanced at Andi, her face now flushed a bright red. “There’s no way to avoid walking out together, is there?” she asked. “Whether you go first or last, whoever it is heard my voice.” Her blush deepened. “Well, then here’s to giving them something more to talk about.”
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Review: Player by Staci Hart


I should have known it was only a game.
I should have known he was too good to be true.
He’s nothing but a player...

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He’s a player.
He plays the bass with expert fingers. He plays women with intoxicating charm. And he’ll play me with the ease of a virtuoso.
Who better to teach me to play than the master himself?
I’m his model student, front row, pencil sharp. Pick up lines? I’ve got them. Free drinks? By the dozen. Kissing? Let me grab my chapstick.
But the most valuable lesson I’ve learned is that there’s so much I don’t know. Like why his touch sets off a chain reaction straight to my nethers. Or how I’m certain each kiss is the best I’ll ever have, until the moment his lips take mine again.
There’s so much I don’t know.
Like the fact that I’m only a bet.
But we are what we are. He’s a player, through and through.
And I’m the fool who fell in love with him.



Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I am giving 3 very generous stars to the book. I haven't felt so grossed out in a long time when reading a book. Somewhere in this story (not in the beginning), Sam plays with his band in bad (I think) and in the crowd, he sees 4 women he has slept with and mentally introduces us to them by letting the reader know what they liked or were like in bed. Did we really need to know that? I could have lived my life not knowing that, but I guess the author needed to reach a word count. The book has a lot of mentions of Sam's past hook-ups that weren't really necessary and some of them managed to bring Val down. Like she needed something like that in her life. She is already too insecure about her appearance and her appeal to the other sex. So, she didn't really need to hear that he had tried a position with another woman. Even Sam noticed that the light in her eyes dimmed.

What bothered me the most is that Sam has tons of experience (according to Dante "he slept with half the Manhattan" and from what I saw in this book, I believe him) and Val had only two partners and Sam saw 4 while he was playing with his band. If I knew that so many women were hanging out in the place my bf and I were also hanging out I wouldn't want to go back there. Val needed to grow some backbone and confidence. I honestly wouldn't have minded if she had kissed or even did something more with another man. In my mind, it seems only fair. I was disappointed with both main characters and nowadays I am starting to get tired of all the heroines who are practically a virgin while the "hero" is a walking STD. In some cases, this fact is not thrown in our faces like it was in this book, so I don't end hating it so much. I wish Sam had been more romantic or even showed that he cared for her in a deeper level. I was doubting him for 90% of the story and I can say that I liked Val with Adam more than I liked her with Sam.

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The night flew by, time speeding up and sliding past with nothing to mark the hours but his laughter and my smiles and our bodies bouncing around the parquet like we had nothing in the world to do but dance. I had no idea how late it was until “New York, New York” came on with the house lights. Sam hooked me under his arm and guided me out into the chilly fall evening. Like an idiot, I’d come without a jacket, and I tried to play it off like I wasn’t cold. A shiver wracked down my spine, betraying me. He shrugged off his leather jacket. “Here, wear this.” “B-but then y-you’ll be cold,” I said, shifting away from him in an effort to stop him. “Look, it’s n-not even cold. It’s f-fake cold. It’s only what—like, sixty out? M-my body is j-just being drunk and d-dumb.” “Val.” The word was a gentle warning. He held out his jacket like a matador. “Put it on.” “N-no,” I said with a laugh. He shook it once like he was taunting me. “Toro.” I giggled, stumbling a little as I brought my hands to the top of my head, pointer fingers to the stars. “Olé!” I cheered as I charged. But instead of running through his jacket, I found myself in his arms. I didn’t know how it happened. The jacket was there, and then it was gone. But instead of being laid out on the sidewalk like I should have been, Sam’s arms were hooked around my waist, our bodies winding together and twisting from the force of his catch. And then I looked up, and time stretched out in a long, still moment. His eyes on my mouth. Mine on his. His nose millimeters from mine and his mouth so close, if I turned my head just right, our lips would brush. The warmth of him was everywhere. I wasn’t cold anymore. I was on fire. So I said the first thing that entered my empty mind. “Are you going to kiss me, or am I gonna have to lie to my diary?” The moment broke with our laughter, filled the air around us, stopped my chugging heart. He pressed his lips to my forehead. I sighed. “I guess that’ll do.” He hooked his jacket over my shoulders, taking a moment to look over my face, watching his fingers as he tucked a loose curl behind my ear. “Come on. Let’s get you home. You did good tonight, Val.” “Thanks to your expert advice.” But he smiled. “Pretty soon, you’ll figure out you didn’t need me at all.” And I smiled back and pretended like it was possible that statement held an iota of truth.

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Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Release Blitz: Wilder by Colet Adebi

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“With amazing characters, steamy scenes and some interesting banter, this novel was a good read and I would recommend it.” Goodreads Reviewer
Wilder, the sexy conclusion of the Wild Duet will sweep you away in this hot, new Hollywood romance from Colet Abedi is now LIVE.


In Hollywood, the rumors flow as freely as the champagne. But like everything else that glitters here, how do you know what is real?
I thought what I had Jamie Donovan was real.
That he was the hero starring in the movie of my dreams.
The man to light my soul and body on fire.
That was until the rumors hit too close to home.
Can I trust our budding relationship?
Or is it as fake as the world around me?

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Colet Abedi is a television and film executive based in Los Angeles. She had her first taste of living her dream as head writer and showrunner for the FOX-owned MyNetworkTV serials, American Heiress and Fashion House. She is the creator and executive producer of Unsealed: Alien Files, which is in its fourth season. She is the co-author of young adult fiction novel, FAE. Book one was released by Diversion Publishing Group and was an instant bestseller. The Dark King, the second in the planned FAE trilogy, was released in May 2014. FAE was optioned by Ridley Scott & Giannina Scott.
Colet is a native of California, graduated with a B.A. in English literature from the University of California at Irvine, and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three dogs.
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Release Blitz: Knight: A Club Alias Novel by K.D. Robichaux

Title: Knight
A Club Alias Novel
Author: KD Robichaux
Genre: Erotic Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 16, 2018


He’s been my best friend for eleven years, ever since I witnessed his heroism in Afghanistan and nursed him back to health. The young soldier grew into a man I could spend the rest of my life with. But I can never let him know just how much I love him, because not even a hero who lived through a war can survive my past.

She knows every little detail about me. There’s no one in this world I love and care for more. After years of meeting up on my mercenary missions to spend time together, she’s finally coming to see my home, my club, and meeting my friends, who don’t even know she exists. Will I finally be able to convince my secret lover to tear down her fortress so we can become so much more than best friends?

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I want to begin saying that even though Corbin and Vi's story seemed very interesting and something worth reading, I am glad that I didn't read their book. It has a few tropes that I detest and I am happy I skipped it. 

Before this book was released, the author had published a few novellas featuring Clarice and Brian, so you might be familiar with them. If you haven't read these novella's there is no problem because the book can be read as stand alone. That's the way I read it. It didn't change a thing since most of the book is about the therapy sessions they have to go through before Clarice can join the club.  We see how their relationship developed over time and mostly what their lives were like during the war. These two people have been in love with each other for a long time and in this book, they have the chance to be together and admit their feelings for each other. Clarice had a reason for choosing to not commit to Brian and we find it early enough. Some people might find it silly, but I didn't have a problem with it since fear is irrational. I loved the ways they decided to break the rules without breaking the rules and giving Clarice a chance to be with the man she loves. 

I think that 4 stars is a good and fair rating for the book. It was good and I was able to read it easily which is always a plus. I would recommend it and if the author plans to write another book in the series, I will probably read it.  

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KD Robichaux wanted to be a romance author since the first time she picked up her mom’s Sandra Brown books at the ripe old age of twelve. She went to college to become a writer, but then married and had babies. Putting her dream job on hold to raise her family as a stay at home mom, who read entirely too much, she created a blog where she could keep her family and friends up-to-date on all the hottest reads. From there, by word of mouth, her blog took off and she began using her hard-earned degree as a Senior Editor for Hot Tree Editing. When her kids started school, and with the encouragement from her many author friends, she finally sat down and started working on her first series, The Blogger Diaries, her very own real life romance.

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Blog tour: Going Down On One Knee (A Mile High Matched Novel Book 1) by Christina Hovland

Today we have the blog tour for GOING DOWN ON ONE KNEE by Christina Hovland! Check it out and get your copy today!


Author: Christina Hovland

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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"An utterly charming opposites-attract-story. Hovland perfectly balances simmering sexual tension with a surprising amount of emotion, and the stomach-flip-causing ending is the perfect example of why I read and love romance." - New York Times Bestselling Author, Lauren Layne   Number-crunching Velma Johnson's perfectly planned life is right on course.   That's a lie. Sure, she's got the lucrative job. She's got the posh apartment. But her sister nabbed Velma's Mr. Right. There has to be a man out there for Velma. Hopefully, one who's hunky, wears pressed suits, and has a diversified financial portfolio. He'll be exactly like, well... her sister's new fiancé.   Badass biker Brek Montgomery blazes a trail across the country, managing Dimefront, one of the biggest rock bands of his generation. With the band on hiatus, Brek rolls into Denver to pay a quick visit to his family and friends. But when Brek's sister suddenly gets put on bed rest, she convinces Brek to take over her wedding planning business for the duration of her pregnancy.   Staying in Denver and dealing with bridezillas was not what Brek had in mind when he passed through town, but there is one particular maid-of-honor who might make his stay worthwhile.   Velma finds herself strangely attracted to the man planning her sister's wedding.   Problem is, he ticks none of the boxes on her well-crafted list. Brek is rough around the edges, he cusses, and doesn't even have a 401(k). But trying something crazy might get her out of the rut of her dating life--so long as she lays down boundaries up front and sticks to her plan...

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

First of all, the  "boxes on her well-crafted list" is a very downgrading term to be used for what Velma was doing. She had a spreadsheet with an algorithm that was rating all her dates from one to 10 according to some traits the men she was dating had. I got creeped out reading this. Why would she want to keep a memo of the men she dated in the past but didn't work out for her? Her saving point is that she realized that she made mistakes and owned up to them. I was expecting a lot from Brek. For example, Velma goes to 2 dates early in the book and I was ok with it because I never thought that she would go on a second date with the same man (yes, Velma is a serial dater). When Brek got on a date with another woman I was disappointed in him. I kept expecting him to be something steady in the book and keep pursuing Velma no matter what. He comes with baggage, but he matured a lot and he was willing to take the next step before Velma did which is not usual considering that she had a 5-year plan and he didn't even have a steady home. I was happy with both of them. They made mistakes, but they didn't get on my nerves and I couldn't fault their actions. 
The secondary characters are good and overall I liked the book. I would recommend it. At some parts, it might have gotten a little slow, but for most of the book, we had a good pace. I wish we had seen more of Brek and his wedding planning. It was one of the best parts of the book even if he didn't always do things the right way. I hope that Jace will get a book since he seemed like such a good person and he was funny. 

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Christina Hovland lives her own version of a fairy tale—an artisan chocolatier by day and romance writer by night. Born in Colorado, Christina received a degree in journalism from Colorado State University. Before opening her chocolate company, Christina’s career spanned from the television newsroom to managing an award-winning public relations firm. She’s a recovering overachiever and perfectionist with a love of cupcakes and dinner she doesn’t have to cook herself. A 2017 Golden Heart® finalist, she lives in Colorado with her first-boyfriend-turned-husband, four children, and the sweetest dog around.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Blog tour: Lovers at Heart, Reimagined (The Bradens #1.5) by Melissa Foster

Today we have the blog tour for Melissa Foster’s LOVERS AT HEART, REIMAGINED! Check out this fantastic new contemporary romance and be sure to grab your copy today!


Author: Melissa Foster

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens. A Note From The Author: Treat Braden and Max Armstrong's love story is the beginning of my beloved Braden series and introduces you to some of my favorite characters, and to a family that has become so real to me, they're always by my side. If you are already a fan of the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection, you may have read Treat and Max's original story, Lovers at Heart. For the past several years, I have had the nagging feeling that there was more to Treat and Max's story than I had originally thought. One of the greatest things about being a writer is the ability to reimagine worlds and create new stories. I wanted to give Treat and Max a more mature story without losing the essence of who they are. This is Treat and Max's story, reimagined, and I hope you love it as much as I do. In LOVERS AT HEART, REIMAGINED… Treat Braden wasn’t looking for love when Max Armstrong walked into his Nassau resort, but he saw right through the efficient and capable facade she wore like a shield to the sweet, sensual woman beneath. One magnificent evening together sparked an intense connection, and for the first time in his life Treat wanted more than a casual affair. But something caused Max to turn away, and now, after weeks of unanswered phone calls and longing for the one woman he cannot have, Treat is going back to his family’s ranch to try to finally move on.   A chance encounter brings Treat and Max together again, and it turns into a night of intense passion and honesty. When Max reveals her secret, painful past, Treat vows to do everything within his power to win Max’s heart forever—including helping her finally face her demons head-on.

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Time to be honest here. I don't understand why this book is called reimagined when it's practically the same story. I don't know how many differences it has from the original, but I just finished "A love so sweet" by Addison Cole aka MF alter ego and it was the same story. I don't know if changes were made for that book also, but I feel like I read the same book twice. It wasn't bad, but I once I finished ALSS I began this one, so it felt like it was just a repeat reading. So basically I am going to write the same review for both books. 

My final rating for this book is 3.5 stars because it didn't blow my mind and at the same time it wasn't bad. I will round it up to 4 because as you know I am a kind person when it comes to rating a book. I would have given it a higher rating, but I couldn't get into it for some time. Things got better over time and I liked it overall. This branch of Bradens is a promising one and I will certainly read the rest of the books someday. All of them were interesting for different reasons and it looks like it's going to be one heck of a ride. 

Treat and Max had their ups and downs, but it was mostly ups. They had a misunderstanding 6 months ago, when Treat thought that Max had a one-night stand with another man, but now he is determined to be the one and only in her life. He is not afraid to show emotion and admit his feelings which is something that doesn't happen often these days with heroes in romance novels. Max has her demons and that is hurting her and prevents her from enjoying her life. I did not like what happened to her, but I liked the way it was resolved and how she was able to move on afterward. They had a good relationship that was solid in my eyes. 

The book is a good beginning for a new series. We meet all the future main character from the Braden side of the family and I liked all of them, even Dane who made a huge mistake in the past. With a little hesitation, I would recommend it. 

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole. Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod. Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.   Never miss a brand new release, special promotions or inside gossip again by simply signing up to receive your newsletter from Melissa.

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