Thursday, January 18, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland, Contemporary Romance

SEX, NOT LOVE
A Contemporary Romance Novel
by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author 
Vi Keeland 

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards. 

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction. 

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn't dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems. 

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.
It’s just sex, not love.
But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

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REVIEW: *6* STARS
Vi Keeland cannot write a bad book...EVER. It's not in her DNA. It's like asking water not to be wet. And I honestly don't know how she does it because man, her books keep getting better and better. Sex, Not Love was SO MUCH MORE than what the blurb provides. So. Much. More. And don't get me wrong, the blurb was intriguing, but OMG, this book.

As always, her hero was beyond what the term swoon-worthy could possibly describe. Hunter was not only attractive (and by attractive, I mean flipping HOT), but he was humble, funny, down-to-earth, and had quite frankly, YUMMY. That man had quite the dirty mouth too! *wink* His "baggage" was heart-shattering, though. Not only was the situation by itself sad but then come to find out a detail within that situation...? Wow. I found myself literally saying out loud "oh, my gosh, no!". Vi Keeland evoked a lot of emotions from me with this book. A lot. From laughter to tears, my emotions were all over the place while reading!

Natalia...man, I loved her character! From her sassy remarks to her conversations with Anna (SO DAMN REALISTIC!) to her relationship with her step-daughter, Izzy. Her character was one I connected with and truly enjoyed reading about. I loved that Hunter challenged her, but I loved, even more, how in the end it was her who challenged him.

So, really, I won't say anything about the plot because you need to read it, but just know that Vi Keeland once more hit a home-run. This book was flawless and perfect. It's kicked off my 2018 Top Favorite Books List with a bang!! I was left feeling all-kinds of hungover after finishing this one. SIX STARS.



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

EXCERPT REVEAL: Don't Be Afraid by CA Harms, A Second-Chance Contemporary Romance



DON'T BE AFRAID by CA Harms

A Second Chance Contemporary Romance


Have you ever looked at someone and just knew,

knew that they were put in your life for a reason?

The one person that would be not only your best friend,

but would be your absolute everything?

That’s how I felt the first time I saw him.


That one day when a few little words changed our entire lives forever…

Don’t be Afraid, he said.
Life can change so quickly.
One moment you can be smiling and feeling as if you're walking on clouds and the next, everything you love, everything you treasure crumbles at your feet.

I told him to fight, I told him I needed him.
We needed him.
But there are just some fights that can't be won…

He was my angel then, and he’s still my angel now.
In a way, I believe he’s still looking out for us, giving us a future.
Sometimes it’s as if I can still feel his presence,
guiding us and keeping us safe.

So, I won’t be Afraid.
I'll live. I’ll fight.
It’s what he would have wanted.
I’ll do it for him…


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EXCERPT REVEAL
I sat in the darkness with my legs curled up in the chair, my body shielded by the large blanket I had wrapped around me. I’d thought of going to bed a long time ago, but instead, I was listening to the Pat’s breathing patterns.

This was his third night sleeping in the hospital bed in the center of our living room, and though he hated it, I knew it was easier for him to sleep on than our old worn out couch.

Each night after he’d fallen asleep, I tried to go to bed, but I eventually found myself back in the living room, watching him and listening to his breathing. I guess I needed it for my piece of mind. Though his breaths were weak and labored, I still needed to be able to hear them. I think in some weird way it was comforting.

When he was asleep he wasn’t angry or fighting to push people away. He was just peaceful. I needed to see him this way, I guess, because the hard times were beginning to drown out those happy memories and each day I found it more and more difficult to hold myself together.

The room was dark, save for the illumination from the light above the sink in the kitchen. The gentle hum of the refrigerator was the only other sound. I’m not sure at what point I allowed myself to fall asleep, but I was jolted awake by the sound of his raspy voice filtering through the darkness.

“Sawyer.”

I sat up straight and the cover slipped from my shoulders as I leaned forward, looking him over from head to toe. My heart raced as the thought of being here alone with him when something catastrophic happened. The moment my eyes reached his, I found him staring back at me.

“Is everything okay?” He shook his head, and my heart seized in my chest. I stood and walked toward his bed, my hands shaking as I did my best to stay in control of my fears. “What hurts?”

He lifted his hand and rested it over his heart.

I stared at him in confusion.

“I’m sorry.” I could sense whatever it was on his mind was hard for him to face as his eyes shimmered with unshed tears. “Please don’t hate me.”

Suddenly it was hard to breathe.

“Why would I hate you?” I took his hand and offered a gentle squeeze. “I could never hate you, Patrick.”

“I’ve been such an ass and knowing this, but unable to control it breaks me.”

“You’re going through so much,” I said as I sat on the edge of his bed.

“So are you.”

I closed my eyes for only a moment when he ran his fingers through my hair that hung loose over my shoulders. “I’ve allowed the fear to consume me and gave it the power to make me forget what I have. I’m just scared.”

I opened my eyes, and his cheeks were wet from the tears he tried to control.

“I’m so scared of everything I’m gonna miss. I’m scared of not being here to protect you and Abigail.” He took in a shuddering breath. “I don’t want you to be alone, Sawyer.”


MEET THE AUTHOR:
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.



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Monday, January 15, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Everywhere Unraveled by Fiona Keane, YA ROMANCE


Everywhere Unraveled by Fiona Keane is available for purchase!
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YA ROMANCE | FOUNDLINGS SERIES #2


They told me I had to leave her.
They were right.

It doesn’t matter that she’s the first thing I think about every morning, and my last thought before I sleep.

It doesn’t matter that the moment my heart started beating was when I laid it at her feet.

As long as she’s around me, she’s in danger. I have to keep her away, keep her safe, before this storm overtakes us.

The truth is something she cannot know, should never know. Even if that means I’ll never see her again.

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** Books must be read in order. **

REVIEW: 5 STARS
A page-turning sequel!! Jameson and Sophia’s suspenseful story continues in this second installment in the Foundlings series! 

This book picks up right where book 1 left off and while we got a lot of questions answered, there’s still so much more to be revealed. The general storyline following these characters is truly addictive!! I can’t get enough. Gosh, I need book 3! 

Jameson is as always very swoon-worthy. His devotion to Sophia will make anyone’s heart melt. He’s her protector through and through and would do absolutely anything to keep her safe, to make her happy.

Sophia isn’t the strongest 18-year-old, but can you blame her? Going through everything she’s already experienced and now all of what’s happening? I’d be having back-to-back panic attacks too! Good thing she has Jameson bu her side. 

Fiona Keane’s writing is truly amazing. I am so glad I have found her because she’s quickly become one of my favorite authors! She’s now on my auto-purchase list because I KNOW I will love her stories. 

Go grab this book! If you haven’t read Nowhere Girl, start there because books in this YA Romantic series must be read in order. You won’t be sorry, I promise! FIVE STARS!!!!

 
 
 
 

MEET FIONA KEANE
Fueled by coffee and rainy days, shelves of books consuming her home in the Pacific Northwest, and a vivid imagination, Fiona writes about love because she believes the world needs more of it. She could spend eternity lost in a story, taken into someone’s thoughts while she is left lingering there long after the pages have turned. Fiona works to meld themes in the current world and spin them into stories of longing, determination, and hope. Her characters are relatable and relevant, as they battle their own fictional version of existence.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

EXCERPT REVEAL: Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland

SEX, NOT LOVE
A Contemporary Romance Novel

by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author 
Vi Keeland 

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards. 

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction. 

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn't dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems. 

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.
It’s just sex, not love.
But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

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EXCERPT REVEAL
“You’re not going anywhere before you do two things.”
“Two things?”
“Leave your number and kiss me goodbye.”
“I…I…you haven’t brushed your teeth.”
Hunter chuckled. It felt like he could see through all of my bullshit. Reaching over to the nightstand, he grabbed his phone and held it out to me before getting up. “Toothpaste in the bathroom still?”
“The little one the hotel sets out.”
“I’ll brush. You type.”
While he was in the bathroom, I mulled over not typing anything into his phone. There was no way I was keeping in touch with a man living three-thousand miles away. A guy like him was the last thing I needed. But then I thought better of just telling him I’d put my number in. He seemed to have figured me out pretty quick. So instead, I typed my name and number, only I changed the last two digits.
And it was a good thing I did, because when Hunter returned from his bathroom trip, the first thing he did was check that I’d entered something. Luckily, he didn’t attempt to call me. Satisfied, he tossed his phone on the bed and nodded.
“Thank you. Now kiss me.”
I could see he wasn’t going to let me leave without this. So, sacrificing to make my plane, I pushed up on my toes and delivered a quick peck to his lips.
Mmm.... Nice and soft.
(And minty fresh.)
“Well…it was nice to meet you.” I turned to dart out the door, but Hunter grabbed my wrist yet again.
“I said kiss me.”
“I did!”
“Kiss me the way you kissed me last night.”
Before I could even attempt to let that sink in, Hunter yanked me against him. One of his large hands cupped the back of my neck, and he squeezed firmly to direct my head where he wanted it. Then, his lips crashed down on mine.
The shock of feeling his mouth against mine quickly dissipated as he licked my lips, encouraging me to open for him. His tongue dipped inside, and he groaned as he tilted my head and deepened the kiss. The vibration of the sound traveled between us and sent a hum through my body. Soft and gentle went out the window after that. He grabbed a fistful of my ass, and I lifted my body up onto his, wrapping my legs around his waist. As he backed us to the wall, a sense of familiarity overcame me. I couldn’t remember the specifics of our previous kiss, but I now knew deep inside what it had felt like.
My cell dropped from my hand so my fingers could tangle in his hair. Yanking on the soft strands, I couldn’t get enough. A moan from deep inside my chest moved through our connected mouths. Hunter pushed harder, his thick erection pressing into the center of my open legs. He rocked as he kissed me, causing a friction through two layers of clothing that was leading me to a place I didn’t think it was possible to go fully dressed.
It felt like he wanted to swallow me whole, and in that moment, I would have let him. My breasts were crushed to his chest, and a heartbeat raged out of control—only I wasn’t sure if it was my own or his. Jesus, where does a man learn to kiss like this?
I was breathless and stunned when our kiss broke. Hunter sucked on my bottom lip, tugging it before releasing my mouth.
His voice was strained. “Change your flight. We’re not done here.”
I swallowed, trying to gain some composure. “I can’t.” My voice was barely a whisper. It was all I could muster.
“Can’t or don’t want to?”


Friday, December 1, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Hunt Me Down by A.L. Jackson

Hunt Me Down
A stand-alone novella in A.L. Jackson's brand-new Fight for Me series...
NOW LIVE on Amazon & KU! http://amzn.to/2Aq1ADk


Never underestimate a man who knows what he wants . . .

Broderick Wolfe is a man accustomed to getting what he wants. He will hunt it, fight for it, and make it his own.

Lillith Redd is a straight-laced attorney who’s dedicated her life to serving the people of her hometown of Gingham Lakes.

When Wolfe Industries sets its sights on leveling the old part of town and building a high-rise hotel in its place, Lillith steps up to go toe-to-toe to with its owner.

Little do either of them know, they’ve just met their match.

Hunt Me Down is a modern-day reboot of Little Red Riding Hood set in the world of A.L. Jackson’s bestselling FIGHT FOR ME series, originally a part of the Glamour Anthology and previously titled Red Hot Pursuit. This novella is a fun, flirty, uber sexy contemporary romance. The only fantasy happening here is in the bedroom. So hold on—you’re getting ready to sink your teeth into something hot and sweet. 

Disclaimer: This book was originally titled Red Hot Pursuit in the Glamour anthology. It has not been changed or added to in any way. This novella does not need to be read before Show Me the Way and does not give away any spoilers for other Fight for Me novels.


REVIEW: 5 STARS
Broderick is one delicious piece of man candy! *waves self* Oh, my. A hot, dirty-talking lawyer?? Yes, please!!! I also love a badass female lead and Lilly was just that! She did not take crap from anyone, especially Brody! Their chemistry? Yeah, it sizzled!!! Holy hotness. 

While this was a quick, short read, it still packed a punch. It had passion, drama, and some emotional angst to keep me glued throughout the story. 

Five stars to this one and I cannot wait to read the next installment in the series! 




Thursday, November 16, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland

SEX, NOT LOVE
A Contemporary Romance Novel

by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author 
Vi Keeland 

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards. 

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction. 

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn't dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems. 

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.
It’s just sex, not love.
But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

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Model: Fabian Castro
Photographer: Rafael Catala
Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative



COVER REVEAL: Hunt Me Down by A.L. Jackson

Hunt Me Down
A stand-alone novella in A.L. Jackson's brand-new Fight for Me series...
Coming December 1st

Cover Designer: RBA Designs
Photo: Focus and Blur


Never underestimate a man who knows what he wants . . .

Broderick Wolfe is a man accustomed to getting what he wants. He will hunt it, fight for it, and make it his own.

Lillith Redd is a straight-laced attorney who’s dedicated her life to serving the people of her hometown of Gingham Lakes.

When Wolfe Industries sets its sights on leveling the old part of town and building a high-rise hotel in its place, Lillith steps up to go toe-to-toe to with its owner.

Little do either of them know, they’ve just met their match.

Hunt Me Down is a modern-day reboot of Little Red Riding Hood set in the world of A.L. Jackson’s bestselling FIGHT FOR ME series, originally a part of the Glamour Anthology and previously titled Red Hot Pursuit. This novella is a fun, flirty, uber sexy contemporary romance. The only fantasy happening here is in the bedroom. So hold on—you’re getting ready to sink your teeth into something hot and sweet. 

Disclaimer: This book was originally titled Red Hot Pursuit in the Glamour anthology. It has not been changed or added to in any way. This novella does not need to be read before Show Me the Way and does not give away any spoilers for other Fight for Me novels.