Thursday, May 26, 2016

Dare to Take
{Dare to Love #6}
Carly Phillips 

~ Synopsis ~
She was off limits, 
But he couldn't resist. 

There are just some guys you don't touch--even someone as innocent and inexperienced as Ella Shaw knows that. But when her brother's best friend is up for grabs and willing, she can't resist. After all, she's wanted him for years... 

On leave from the army, Tyler Dare is just looking for a little fun, but his best friend's sister is off limits. Yet unable to deny how sexy and alluring she is, he finds it all too easy to succumb to a night of passion and heat that ends the next morning in the worst way possible. 

Now, Ella is stranded on a tropical island with a hurricane bearing down, and only Tyler can save her. It's his chance to make amends for the past and show the woman he's never forgotten that he's coming after her . . . in more ways than one.

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~ Review ~
This book is part of a series but can be read as a standalone.  It was a quick enjoyable read for me since I had not read any of this authors work before.  Tyler seemed to carry a world of regret with him and Ella was one of them.  Given the opportunity to ride to her rescue and right his wrongs was very important to him.
I liked Ella a lot. Who hasn’t fallen for one of their sibling’s friend? But to have it and then have it gone in a fleeting moment can be devastating.  The torch Ella carried for Tyler may have been muted but the fire still burned underneath.

What better place for a reunion than a tropical island? But they the author doesn’t allow for steamy sex and seduction to fix all that is wrong.  Don’t get me wrong we do get the intense chemistry between Tyler and Ella but they don’t just fall into be to solve their problems. 
Overall this is would be considered a second chance romance.  Having not read the series from the beginning I did feel that I was missing out on some of the back story and updates on other characters.  I did enjoy the book though from start to finish and would definitely pick up another book by this author in the future. 

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~ About the Author ~
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today's readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. 

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Release Day Review
Kendall Ryan
      ebook Wed      
~ Synopsis ~  

Hard core fucking.

It’s not what I really want, but it's all he has to offer. He's filled with turmoil and heartache and regrets, but for two hours every Wednesday all he feels is me. How much I desire him, how desperate he makes me, how much I'd like things to be different between us. Real.
He used to be my best friend back before he got married. And now? Now, he’s a young widower. It'd be wrong on so many levels to expect something more from him. So I give him what he needs. Dark delicious fucking. But I know I can’t keep this up. I've already given him my body, my soul. I want him to have my heart. It might drive him away forever, but that’s a risk I’m forced to take.
Wednesday is an angsty romp told from dual points of view. If you’re in the mood for something quick and dirty, you’ve found it. Proceed at your own risk.

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~ Review ~
Wednesday may have just moved closer to Friday's on my list of favorite days of the week. A short sexy read from Kendall Ryan that will get definitely get you in the mood.  I seem to fall harder for the damaged alphas and Shaw definitely had his issues.  There was a bit of a twist in the novella that I hadn't expected but it truly added to the story line.

Best friends to lovers.....but not in a way that you would expect.  Chloe and Shaw have known each other for years. Grew up together in their sleepy little seaside town.  A place where everyone seems to know everything.  But as it turns out....some things aren't always as they seem. 

There were a few moments when I wished Shaw would have done things a bit differently but I have to give credit to Chloe for re-directing Shaw to have him find his way "home".

If you are reader of Kendall Ryan's you will love this sexy read. If you are new to Kendall's work this will be a great introduction to her work.  

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~ About the Author ~   
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.
She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.
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Friday, May 20, 2016

Series Cover Reveals for……

Kendall Ryan 
 Hitched, Volume 1
Release Date: July 5

Marry the girl I’ve had a crush on my whole life? Check.

Inherit a hundred-billion-dollar company? Check.

Produce an heir… Wait, what?

I have ninety days to knock up my brand-new fake wife. There’s only one problem—she hates my guts.

And in the fine print of the contract? The requirement that we produce an heir.

She can’t stand to be in the same room with me. Says she’ll never be in my bed.

But I’ve never backed down from a challenge and I’m not about to start now.

Mark my words—I’ll have her begging for me, and it won’t take ninety days.

On the heels of her smash hit and New York Times bestselling SCREWED series, Kendall Ryan brings you HITCHED, a romantic comedy that delivers heart and heat. A NYC playboy turned business mogul has ninety days to win over the woman he's always desired in order to save his father's company. One tiny problem: She hates his guts.

Hitched, Volume 2
Release Date: July 19

Hitched, Volume 3
Release Date: Aug 2


Early Praise for HITCHED:

"Charming, swoony and playful, Kendall Ryan's Hitched left me salivating for more. More Noah, more Olivia, more of this series which already has my heart all aflutter, my smile perma-pinned to my face, and my mind aching for answers." -- Give Me Books

"Hitched was a perfect non-stop read!” – Jacqueline’s Reads

"Childhood friends and now frenemies forced to wed and make a baby in mere months? I’m IN!" - Bookalicious Babes Blog

"Fun, flirty and steamy, Hitched will have you addicted from the first word! Kendall Ryan delivered big time, I'm practically salivating for more!" - Angie, Angie and Jessica's Dreamy Reads

Friday, May 13, 2016

Blog Tour Review
Honor Me
{Men of Inked Series #6}

Chelle Bliss
Cover Photography by Eric Battershell of Burton & Coco Hughes
Release Date: May 10, 2016
~ Synopsis ~
I had everything I ever wanted—a wife, a kid, with two more on the way. I was living the American dream. After the babies were born, we hit a rough patch. I did everything to prove my love, to show Suzy that nothing was more important than her. After some work and a lot of time, we found our groove again. Just when life had evened out, a familiar enemy came back to haunt us. It wasn’t my past that followed us, but my brother’s. When the danger gets too close, I’ll do anything to defend my family. There’s nothing more important than the people I love, and I’ll protect what’s mine—even if it costs me my life.

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~ Review ~ 

I was very excited to see that Chelle was going to give us more of the family that I have grown to love. Honor Me is an opportunity to catch up with the Gallo's and get updated on all things Suzy and City! City was the first Gallo that Chelle Bliss introduced us to and City, James & Thomas are by far my favorites.

At the start of Honor Me we find that there's a bit of unspoken feelings between City and Suzy. Raising a family can add strain to any relationship but when you couple that with feelings of insecurity and self doubt it can make things very complicated.

The family antics that I have come to appreciate from all of the Men of Inked Series all still in play. Ma & Pa are just as flirty as their kids. The girls still like to get on one another about their sexual escapades and well the men are true to the alpha forms.

We get to revisit some of the story lines from the previous books and we find once again that Family is everything to the Gallos. They will love, protect and lay down their lives for one another .

I never doubted that City and Suzy loved one another and that they would find the way to navigate the rough waters to come out together on the other side of things stronger than ever. If you thought you fell for Joe "City" Gallo in Throttle Me, wait till you get a glimpse of him now.

Don't miss the latest edition to the Men of Inked Series and if you haven't started this series you are truly missing out!

~ About the Author ~
USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss crafts stories about real-life scenarios with fantasy Alpha males. Her writing includes humor as well as steamy sex.
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Thursday, May 12, 2016


Release Day Blitz
Stay With Me
Kelly Elliott

Release Date: May 12, 2016
~ Synopsis ~
Life moves on.Only people who have never lost anyone they loved with all their heart can blindly believe those words.What if I didn’t want to move on? What if I wanted to wake up every morning with that familiar ache in my chest, knowing I’d never see her again?But, life can change in a moment.I knew that better than anyone … So, when I couldn’t get those mesmerizing green eyes out of my head, I decided to do something about it.Would one night with her be enough, or would my heart decide it was finally time to move on from the past?

 ~ Excerpt ~
 “Kilyn, you make me feel something I haven’t felt in a long time. It both excites and scares me. We keep running into each other and Gus would say it was a sign and, fuck I don’t know, maybe it is. All I really know is I want to get to know you better.”My brow lifted. “Get to know me better how?”His eyes turned dark while he quickly swept them over me. My body responded with a shudder. When he took a step closer to me, my heart was pounding so loudly I couldn’t hear my own thoughts.His hand slipped around the back of my neck, pulling me closer.Oh. Dear. God.My knees shook as I reached up and grabbed onto his arms to keep myself from falling. Thano softly ran his lips along my neck and a small moan slipped from my mouth.I could feel his hot breath on my skin as he talked in a low voice. “I want to know what I do that makes the pulse in your neck beat like this.”My breath caught when he pressed his lips to my neck and whispered, “Eísai tósi ómorfos.”The foreign words swam around in my mind so beautifully. With my breathing labored, I panted out, “I have no idea . . . what you . . . just said. But you can get to know me in any way you’d like.”It might have made me sound like a cheap whore, but in that moment I didn’t care. All I cared about was this man was able to bring back feelings I had buried long ago.And I liked it.I liked it a lot.


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   ~ About the Author ~

Kelly Elliott is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason...he claims it's because he loves her!
She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.
In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.

One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus....her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.

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Cover Reveal
Playboy Pilot
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Genre: Contemporary Romance; Standalone
Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, r.b.a designs
Model: Sahib Faber
Photographer: Greg Vaughan
Release Date: September 19, 2016
 ~ Synopsis ~

From the New York Times bestselling authors of Stuck-Up Suit and Cocky Bastard, comes a sexy new standalone novel.

Money or love? Which would you choose? 

You probably just answered the question in your head thinking it's an easy decision.

For me, it's not. Did I mention it's a lot of money? A hell of a lot.

I needed to go far away to think it through.

As I embarked on an impulsive trip, I hit a detour when I met sexy Carter in the airport lounge. We struck up a heated conversation.

Then, he left.

I thought I'd never see him again.

But fate had other plans.

Surprise! He was the pilot of my flight.

The bigger surprise was the adventure that followed after the plane landed.

Carter was dangerous and always on the move.

Even though our connection was magnetic, I knew it was only temporary.

He would give me tickets, and I would follow him around the world to exotic places.

A bevvy of flight attendant exes and rumors about Carter's reputation were never far behind.

I didn't know what to believe.

But I was addicted. Nothing else mattered anymore. And I was going to get hurt. Because a part of me wanted to be the one to finally ground the playboy pilot.

At the very least, he was taking me on a thrilling ride.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn't see coming.

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~ About the Authors ~
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!
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Additional Books by Vi Keeland

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

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MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)
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Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)

Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)

The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You (Cole Series, Book One)

Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)

Standalone novels
Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)
First Thing I See
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The Baller

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.
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Other books from Penelope Ward


Jake Undone (Jake #1)

Jake Understood (Jake #2)
Other books from Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Stuck-Up Suit
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Cocky Bastard