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Monday, June 12, 2017

Made the Grade: The HIS Collection, Book 4

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 5728 KB | Expected Release Date: June 6, 2017 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Ardent Prose

"His Temptation" [The HIS Collection, Book 4] by Amber Bardan

Author's Book Description : Dog walking was supposed to be Katie’s easy third job.

When she answered the ad, she had no idea she’d be working for Clay “The Grinch” Colson—recently retired baseball superstar. He’s every bit as intimidating as the scowl he’s famous for, and Katie believes the rumors she’s heard about how mean he is are true—until she sees him with his overgrown, crazy Boxer, Dixie.

Lucky Katie gets completely unexpected, front-row seats to a side of Clay the tabloids never captured. Every. Single. Morning. And the more she’s exposed to his gruff affection, the more she can’t help thinking there’s so much hiding behind that scowl… The more she wonders what she’d have to do to have him call her his good girl.

Every morning, the sexiest woman he’s ever seen comes to his house and calls him Daddy. Sure, she’s his dog walker, but that doesn’t mean she has the right to sashay into his world every morning, plant that saucy little gaze on him, and say, “Good morning, Daddy.”

Now that’s all he can think about—being her very dirty daddy.

*Daddy play. Completely Safe. Always a HEA*

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars! Throughout the past year that Katie has been working for the retired baseball superstar, Clay “The Grinch” Colson, she has admired him from afar. What she didn’t know until recently was that Clay was been admiring her too. When their feelings are brought out into the open they agree to a mutually beneficial affair and it seems to work out well … that is until reality and true feelings come into play. Will Katie have it in her to prove to Clay that what they have together could mean a whole lot more if only they give it a try or will past fears get in their way of a future together?

This is one erotic romance that surprised me with its heartwarming twist while entertained me the whole way through. If you are interested in reading about a budding romance between a young twenty-something who deals with more than one at her age should and an older hunky brooding retired baseball player who is finding out who he is now that his world has changed, than this is the book for you. Especially if you are not put off by the kink (non-taboo) play that brings Clay and Katie together. It was surprisingly sweet, yet it was the spicy “playtime” between them that was truly the best part of this novel.

I recommend it to those looking for a quick adventurous erotic romance.

-- On a side note --
I will say that Clay's secret was a surprising twist that I didn't see coming, even though Katie did. 🤔

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : HIS Everything (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : His Obsession (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : His Rules (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : His Girl (Book 5) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : His First (Book 6) - TBA


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Author's Novel Extras : His Temptation - Overview

Author's Series Extras : The HIS Collection - Overview & Website (For more steamy details!)

Book Teaser(s) :
"I made them for you."
With my precious almond flour.
"You made them especially for me?" He looks up from the tin, and his brow has a completely different kind of squint than usual. One that makes me fluttery.
I swallow. "Yes."
"Then I guess I'd better try them all." He takes one of each and lines them up in front of him.
"Well, aren't I a lucky man?" He glances up at me and winks.
Winks. My heart skips five beats. A grin bursts across my cheeks. ~ within Chapter 6

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Made the Grade: Bite Harder by Jenika Snow

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 1210 KB | Release Date: February 9, 2017 | Publisher: Evernight Publishing | Obtained: Amazon

"Bite Harder" by Jenika Snow (Note: "Bite Harder" is another name for "All Bite, No Growl.")

Author's Book Description : Forget the foreplay. For the truly committed, it's all bite.

Willow has loved Devon and Case for as long as she can remember, but as lion shifters they will eventually find their mates. When she allows herself to be with her two lions after a drunken party, she fears she's ruined a lifelong friendship and flees before morning.

Devon and Case have been inseparable since they could walk, but they can't tell anyone that they are mates. The pride of shifters they belong to won't accept a same-sex mating. But it's not just their lives they have to worry about. They've also just realized they've become a triad with Willow--three shifters mated.

When a shocking revelation brings Willow's world crashing down, she knows she can't hide behind her fears any longer. Being with Case and Devon is the only thing that makes sense, and she doesn't care if it ends up ruining their friendship.

*Previously published as "All Bite, No Growl," this title has been re-edited. No new content has been added.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! Willow, Devin, and Case are all lion shifters who’ve been best friends ever since they were little. However, now that they just finished their senior year of high school everything is changing around them. They’ve always been close but over the past year Devin and Chase have found that they’re mates with one another and even though Willow has feelings for them, which they reciprocate, they are all scared about messing up their relationships. Will fate change for the better for them all or will their chances be taking away from them all by their closed-minded shifter community?

This paranormal ménage romance surprised me with its unexpected twists while keeping my attention because of its sweet main characters. Even though it is a quick read, I was given enough background information that I felt really entertained, and it would be great still if I could read more about them.

I found the relationship that Willow, Devin, and Case was really sweet yet intense in the way that they protected one another. I was really charmed because of their intensity as it helped me want to root for them no matter what got thrown their way. Though they weren’t sure what they all truly meant to one another for most of their novella it was how they care for each other that made me smile and what I appreciated the most. In addition, the epilogue wrapped up everything nicely too.

I recommend this to those who are looking for an intense paranormal ménage romance to read and don’t mind that the characters are in the “New Adult” era of their lives.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Made the Grade: Hot For Xmas by Trinity Blacio

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 320 KB | Release Date: November 30, 2016 | Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books | Obtained: Amazon

"Hot For Xmas" by Trinity Blacio (aka Maria MoonStar)

Author's Book Description : Emily Garland always feared she’d end up a cat lady, but she’d have dogs instead. Her sex life—what sex life? Any time she had hopes for seducing a man, he’d disappear. Emily was giving Santa one last opportunity to bring her a mate, but if something didn’t happen by Christmas, she was giving up.

Ever since his parents were murdered on Christmas Eve, Baas Sather has hated the holiday, so he never celebrated it. Now, at 50 and in his prime as a werewolf, he and four other pack leaders need to find a mate. But not one female in their group or the bordering ones carries the special scent. Baas had never considered anyone that wasn’t were as a possible mate. Alphas were known for their aggressive behavior and their strong sexual needs were too much for one human female, at least that’s what he’d always believed. Then a week before Xmas, everything changed when she walked into their lives.

One careless, and if he had anything to say about it, soon-to-be-dead wolf had beaten and starved his mate and cubs. It fell to Baas and his brothers to take care of anyone who got out of hand within their pack. However, when Emily Garland, a local social worker, showed up, he’s unprepared for her smart aleck mouth. Now all he can think about is how to convince her that she was made for him and his pack leaders… and how they were going to protect her from a psychotic stalker.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! For most of Emily's life, she has been on the run trying to escape her past and the cult that was after her. Yet, by chance, she learns that she is the National Alphas' mate, so she now has four men wanting to protect her at all costs. Although when her past, and the cult, finally catch up to her will she be able to put an end to all of her misery and move on with her men or will fate have something more in-store for her instead?

This novel wasn’t what I was expecting, as it surprised me more than once, yet I enjoyed unique situations that this novel throws at Emily. In addition, Emily is a strong presence and character all by herself as she seemingly takes on everything that comes her way while protecting those around her. Add in her growing relationship with Baas, Abe, Sam, and Zack, the reader gets thrown into a world of mystery and intrigue while discovering the passion these four men have for their new mate. I found this suspenseful paranormal romance surprisingly clever in how it is portrayed and very well written.

I recommend it to those who are fans of Ms. Blacio and/or looking for an intriguing paranormal ménage romance.

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Virgin Witch and The Vampire King: Weddings Bells Times Four | Her Stepbrothers’ Demands | Her Stepbrothers Are Aliens | Her Stepbrothers Are Demons | Her Stepbrothers Are Angels | Her Stepbrothers Are Dragons

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015 | Second Sentence Saturday: Her Stepbrothers Are Aliens | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | Second Sentence Saturday: Her Stepbrothers Are Angels | My 2017 Best Book Couples List | #TeaserTuesday: Her Stepbrothers Are Demons


Author's Novel Extras : Hot For Xmas - Overview & Excerpt

Book Teaser(s) :
"There has to be a mistake, I'm a damn virgin for Pete's sake. I can't be mate to four hunky giant men. Damn it. When did my life get so out of control?" she mumbled and stared out the window. ~ within Chapter 2

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Made the Grade: Vegas Nights Series, Book 3

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 84; Kindle Edition - File Size: 669 KB | Expected Release Date: July 21, 2015 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing : Romance | Obtained: NetGalley

"Wild Nights" [Vegas Nights Series, Book 3] by Karen Erickson (aka Monica Murphy)

Author's Book Description : A guy of her own? She’s not holding her breath—until he steals it away.

Natalie’s girls-only weekend in Vegas is shot to hell, thanks to her friends ditching her for very sexy, very famous guys. Not that she blames them. She knows what lonely feels like. A nurse’s long hours leave little time for a social life.

Then she collides with and spills her drink all over a very fine, very exposed male chest. A chest belonging to Noah Wilde, lead singer for the infamous Wilde & Wicked rock band. Thankfully, he’s merely amused as she tries to take care of the mess she made.

Noah sure would like to make a mess of the gorgeous, petite lady with luminous blue eyes. There’s no resisting the urge to tempt her along for an adventurous night of gambling, drinking, eating, and sin.

But during the harsh light of day, Noah has a change of heart. Not about the fact he likes Natalie—a lot. He’s not sure he wants to drag this sweet lady through his sordid life. Even though sparing her could cost them both a chance at forever.

Product Warnings: Contains a nurse who thought she knew all there was to know about anatomy, and a rock god who’s about to show her a few spots she missed. To say they both hit the jackpot would be an understatement.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. Looking to take a little brake Natalie (Nat) took a weekend vacation to Las Vegas with her two best friends for a girls getaway, only to end up at an exclusive party the first night and get ditched by her friends. Yet, things start to look up after she catches the eye of Noah the lead singer of a hot rock band Wilde & Wicked. Sparks fly and soon what was meant to be a just a wild weekend turns into something a whole lot more … but is the infatuation all one-sided?

Steamy and sweet. This quick read leaves you wanting more but satisfied with the sweet way it all wraps up. I recommend it to those looking for a steamy rockstar romance novella!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Wicked Weekend (Book 0.5) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Reckless Nights (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Endless Nights (Book 2)

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Scandalous

Author's Novel Extras : Wild Nights (Book 3) - Overview

Author's Series Extras : Wicked Weekend (Book 0.5) - Overview | Reckless Nights (Book 1) - Overview | Endless Nights (Book 2) - Overview

Book Teaser(s) :
All of his baser instincts were coming out in full force tonight. All over a little sprite of a girl who tasted and felt like heaven. ~ within Chapter 6
Natalie kept him on his toes. She said whatever was on her mind, she got mad at him when chicks rarely did, plus she was so incredibly responsive. She was fucking perfect for him.
So perfect it was almost scary. ~ within Chapter 7

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Made the Grade: The Princes of Xaviera Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 253; Kindle Edition - File Size: 498 KB | Expected Release Date: February 1, 2016 | Publisher: Harlequin : Romance | Obtained: NetGalley

"Pregnant with a Royal Baby!" [The Princes of Xaviera Series, Book 1] by Susan Meier

Author's Book Description : Marrying for the baby's sake

Prince Dominic Sancho has always lived up to his family's royal expectations. Until one irresistibly spontaneous night with teacher Ginny Jones has dramatic repercussions—she's now carrying the next heir to Xaviera's throne! There's only one solution—a royal wedding…

A marriage of convenience is Ginny's worst nightmare, but for their baby's sake, she says "I do." And as the royal couple jet off on their honeymoon, she begins to realize that beneath the royal etiquette, Dominic is a daddy—and loving husband—in the making!

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars! Virginia (Ginny), a guidance counselor, meets Dominic (Dom), a prince, while he's making a diplomatic visit to the United States. They have a fling that leaves Ginny pregnant and Dom's father insists that they marry but because both of them have trust issues they come up with a plan to stay together for two years than divorce, all the while getting to know one another but planning on keeping love out of the equation. Soon Ginny finds that it's harder to do then she had hoped and as they get closer, will Ginny be able to prove to Dom that them as a permanent family is a good thing? Or will their plans and hopes come crumbling down around them?

While this is a sweet romance that skips over the sex scenes, it is definitely cute and keeps the readers intrigued from beginning to end. I enjoyed learning about the royal family and how all these characters interacted with one another. Plus the build-up for a story for Dom's younger brother Alex was interesting too.

Nevertheless, this novel is ALL about Ginny & Dom. Their hopes and fears are all laid bare, and though I'm still not happy with how cold Dom held himself to be for most of this novel, I enjoyed the execution of how the plot was laid out and how Ginny showed some backbone. When they weren't hiding behind their fears Ginny and Dom made a great couple!

I recommend this novel to those looking for a Cinderella-esque sweet romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Wedded for His Royal Duty (Book 2) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Wedded for His Royal Duty (Book 2)


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Author's Novel Extras : Pregnant with a Royal Baby! - Excerpt

Book Teaser(s) :
Unlike her ugly blue dress, his tux appeared to have been made for him. Again he was every inch a prince. Handsome. Debonair. Regal.
While she looked like a frumpy old bat.
"You look lovely."
"I look like the Queen of England. Get me a hat and one of those sedate purses she carries all the time and people would probably get us confused."
He laughed. "You are meeting a king."
"Who wants to be reminded of his grandmother?"
"You do not look like a grandmother."
"Well, I sure as hell don't look like a twenty-five-year-old guidance counselor in the coolest school in Texas."
"Trust me. You will want the armor of a grandma dress when you meet my dad." ~ within Chapter 2

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Made the Grade: The Man With The Dragon Wings by Lizzie Lynn Lee

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 3573 KB | Expected Release Date: October 21, 2015 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: instafreebie

"The Man With The Dragon Wings" by Lizzie Lynn Lee

Author's Book Description : For Emily:

She never would’ve imagined her knight in shining armor is a bounty hunter.
He’s too bastardly wicked to walk only the right side of the law.
Granted, he’s hot and sexy as hell, but when he surrenders to the nature of his beast, he’s more terrifying than a scary monster.
Her brain tells her to run. Her body wants her to stay.
But why does her heart ache when he’s in danger?

For Rovik:

He never believed in love at first sight, and yet, the moment he laid eyes on her, he knows he must have her.
Save her.
She’s a runaway bride and the man she was forced to marry doesn’t deserve her, but will stop at nothing to get her back. Including bringing in the whole clan to take down Rovik.
True mates are real, and he plans to convince her that nothing on earth could stop him from making her his.
Forever…

Author note: This story contains graphic dragon-on-dragon violence, a runaway bride who drives like a homicidal maniac, and a young dragon king who thinks every problem in the world can be solved with an orgasm.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars! Under unusual circumstances, Emily finds herself a runaway bride even though she was more of a prisoner than anything else and during the same day she runs she meets Rovik, her mate who's a vicious dragon. Though Emily knows about dragons so she isn't scared, the big mystery in this novella is about her past and why the family who held her "prisoner" wants her back so adamantly.

Rovik's version of a take no prisoners everyone who threatens my mate shall die type of romance is interestingly intriguing. Yet, it didn't fully hold my interest up to the very end ... only my curiosity as I skimmed the last few chapters to see how it ended.

Nevertheless, I recommend it for those looking for a unique take on dragon shifter paranormal romances.

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Cyber Lover | Tiger In Her Bed

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | #TeaserTuesday: Tiger In Her Bed


Book Teaser(s) :
God, she was fucking beautiful. It was as if the whole world had just lit up. She was one of those rare few who could brighten a room like sunshine. He was captivated by her. ~ within Chapter 1

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Made the Grade: The Connollys Series, Book 1 / A Charisma Series Novel

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 1156 KB | Expected Release Date: October 14, 2016 | Publisher: Coffee on Sundays Press | Obtained: Magic of Books Promotions

"The Rock Star’s Christmas Reunion" [The Connollys Series, Book 1] & [A Charisma Series Novel] by Heather Hiestand (aka Anh Leod)

Author's Book Description : Twelve years ago, Bax Connolly left his small town behind to find fame and fortune with his guitar. Now the legendary, tattooed rock star is back and has purchased a home. The bad boy of the music industry wants to reconnect with his estranged family by throwing a huge Christmas party. But his tough, working class relatives have no clue how to deal with their ultra-wealthy and famous prodigal son and want nothing to do with him.

Yakima Wannassay’s catering company needs a Christmas miracle to keep from going under, but she never expected Santa to deliver her the perfect holiday client—her former next door neighbor Bax. A recommendation from him could take her business to a whole new level. And when she steps under the mistletoe with the irresistible Bax, she finds herself wanting to mix business with pleasure. Too bad a long ago told little white lie could blow up in her face and ruin both Christmas and her future.

The Rock Star’s Christmas Reunion reunites a couple who were never together except in rumor, adds some music industry edge, and mixes in the joy of the holidays!

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars! After years away, Bax (Baxter) has returned home to salvage his relationship with his family. However, he didn’t expect to connect with his old neighbor Yakima or to have her become the calming presence his life, especially when he finds that his family has more drama then he originally thought. Yet, will their lives mesh up enough to be anything more than a fling?

Entertaining, sweet, and full of unique twists. This sweet rockstar romance integrates its readers into small town life in Battlefield, Washington and more accurately the big boisterous Connolly family. I liked that even though this novel was based around Bax & Yakima it felt more like great setup to an intriguing series.

Bax and Yakima are an enjoyable pair. Plus, it was fun to see how Yakima mellowed Bax out and the steps it took to get him to be “vegan-ized,” while he brought out her “wild side” a bit. Their story might seem unrealistic at first but I liked how Ms. Hiestand normalized them both and kept everything believable in a way to say, “No one is perfect,” even though Bax and Yakima are perfect together.

I recommend this novel to those looking for a unique contemporary rockstar romance!

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My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Blog Tour - If I Had You by Heather Hiestand | Book Release Launch, Spreading the Word & GC Giveaway


Authors' Novel Extras : The Rock Star’s Christmas Reunion - Overview | Christmas is here! The Rock Star’s Christmas Reunion is out today! #new release #romance

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Book Teaser(s) :
Bax was a walking contradiction wrapped in a dangerous sexy package. ~ within Chapter 5
"How about you, sweetheart? You fresh?" He leaned forward and sniffed her hair.
"Eau de cookies," she joked.
"I do smell chocolate," he said. "Come at me with some freshly baked pumpkin pie in your hair and I'll be putty in your hands."
She tilted her head. "Good to know, but wrong holiday." ~ within Chapter 8

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Idolizing In: Found in Oblivion Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 5021 KB | Release Date: August 21, 2016 | Publisher: Rainbow Rage Publishing | Obtained: Amazon

"Bedded Bliss" [Found in Oblivion Series, Book 1] by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott (aka Taryn Quinn)

Author's Book Description : A hot night in Vegas is just what the rockstar ordered…until someone ends up married.

Michael Shawcross is living the dream, opening up for his idols, Oblivion, on his band Warning Sign’s first tour. Until an overzealous fan goes too far and his hard-partying ways catch up to him in the form of an ultimatum from his manager, Lila Crandall.

Clean up your image—or else.

Single mom Chloe Adams is in Vegas for a rare girls’ night out. She wasn’t ever supposed to be attracted to another rockstar. In fact, she’s in rockstar rehab, and the cure for her addiction definitely isn’t a sexy, smart-assed guitarist with wicked fingers.

She never expects to accidentally end up his wife. Or to have her new husband suddenly decide that she’s the solution to all his problems. And surprise…he’s happy to show his appreciation in a number of interesting, inventive ways.

Pretending their marriage is real might just be the hottest proposition she’s ever been given.

But what happens when a lie becomes the truth?

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! Two acquaintances meet up unexpectedly in Vegas. After a night of partying and heavy flirtation they wake up to find they’re married yet have no memory of doing so. Both are from different upbringings and completely different worlds, but because of how he was raised Michael doesn’t want to get divorced and plans on assisting Chloe any way he can so their marriage will work. Will all of Michael’s plans fall into place, making it so Chloe, her son, and Michael can actually be a good family together? Or will others try to keep them apart for good?

This is the first really sweet rockstar romance novel that I’ve read in a while, and I am SOOO HAPPY that I found it! Though I feel that Ms. Quinn & Ms. Elliott need to put together some type of “family tree” for the band (if they haven’t already) just to keep everyone’s backgrounds straight, I did not feel lost at all in this novel and it kept me entertained the whole way through, with an intriguing plotline and characters (main & secondary) to boot!

Both Michael & Chloe are intense and driven people, so much so that they have a hard time listening to one another in the beginning but it makes their banter and their story that much more fun! I loved how Michael pretty much worshipped Chloe. I mean they might not have known each other that well before Vegas but I loved how their relationship came together and how Michael was determined to make a go of them together no matter what. I was charmed! In addition, I adored how the ending played out making it so they had a situation to deal with and to triumph over instead of one of them accidently hurting the other. As I said above, it made me all so happy. *hehee*

I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those looking for an awesome rockstar contemporary romance!

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My Previous Interview(s) with Cari Quinn : September 2012

My Previous Review(s) for Cari Quinn : No Flowers Required

My Previous Mention(s) of Cari Quinn's Books/Characters : Blog Tour - Made the Grade: No Flowers Required by Cari Quinn | Interview, Review, & Giveaway | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013

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Her wild hair, her seductive movements, and the longing in her eyes were his undoing.
His fucking personal Waterloo.
He hadn't planned on hooking up with anyone tonight. Definitely hadn't expected to be riding a high like this. But the buzz in his blood and the look of her ate at him, tempting him to seek her out for real after the concert ended.
Backstage pass, hell. He'd give her a bedroom pass, then tie her to his headboard right through the next morning.
She could be taken. Possibly even married. Could be a psycho. Damn, she might even be underage. She definitely had that whole schoolgirl thing going on, even with her hot clothes and gyrations. But he didn't care. Oh, he would---later. After.
Jesus, there had to be an after with her or he was going to lose his mind. ~ within Chapter 7 - titled 'Las Vegas'
Being near her was like standing in the path of the sun. As much as he just wanted to bask in her warmth, he needed more. Had to taste every part of her and remind himself that even if none of this made sense, even if it never did, he didn't have doubts when it was just the two of them.
Was it insane? Sure. Absolutely. An insanity he craved.
Maybe that was all he needed to know. ~ within Chapter 22 - titled 'Los Angeles'

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Made the Grade: The Souvenir by Emma Nichols

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 359 KB | Release Date: October 3, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"The Souvenir" by Emma Nichols

Author's Book Description : Bestselling author Emma Nichols presents a new adult contemporary romance fans and critics are comparing to works of Jennifer Weiner. Snark and heart make The Souvenir a novel that will leave readers desperate for more.

Wren Jacobs—a twenty-something corporate trainer—would like to announce the birth of her baby, Taylor, named after the artist singing "Bad Blood" during the conception. Mother and child are adjusting nicely and ready to welcome visitors, especially the father, Brady Conner.

Despite a few too many misunderstandings, Wren never stopped loving Brady…and would love the opportunity to thank him for her souvenir from their relationship who weighed in at a whopping 8lbs 5oz, effectively ruining her after an unintentional natural delivery. Taylor's birth will forever remind Wren of the first day of summer, the last time she was ever able to wear a bikini, and that she'll probably never go to a bar again.

Follow Wren and Brady as they navigate through the tricky dating scene in this touching romantic comedy, and fall in love with the souvenir of their relationship.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. Wren and Brady have been dating and living together for a while, and Brady messes that up by letting his insecurities and an ex-girlfriend of his get between them. Can Wren and Brady overcome everything to be able to get back together with one another? Or will friends and exes get in the way and assist their relationship in falling apart?

If the last two chapters weren’t as good as they were, you would be reading a major rant right about now. I mean I understand Wren’s fears about her relationship with Brady and why she wanted to move out of their/his house, which inevitably distanced herself from him. I get it. So, please do not take this wrong. But reading about how she spent her whole pregnancy using one excuse or another to not tell Brady about their baby REALLY irked me. I have a different perspective then most on the instance of children being raised by single mothers, while I support them wholeheartedly (as my mother was one for many years) I feel the man (if he’s technically a good guy) has the right to know and choose whether or not to be a part of his child’s life. I know it can be hard because of how relationship may end (like Wren and Brady’s did) but if you don’t tell the father then you hurt your child and you don’t get to see the possibility of how good a guy he could turn out to be for his child. Even though I know not all guys are great, I still think they have the right to know.

Therefore, because of my beliefs, it was very hard for me to appreciate the middle part of this novel. In addition, it did NOT help that Wren’s best friend Jasmine kept assisting to create distance between Wren and Brady. Jasmine did this because she wanted what was best for herself by having Wren move in with her. Yes I feel Jasmine did want what was best for Wren too but because of her own personal issues with Brady as soon as something went wrong between Wren and Brady, Jasmine used that to inform Wren she just needed to stay away all together. It was very annoying. Even though I know that this is how most female friendships work (hey, I am a female) it was just grating to see Jasmine trying to support Wren in ways that I didn’t feel were assisting Wren at all. And I would LOVE to be a fly on the wall when Wren informs Jasmine of the new changes in her life that take place in the last chapter, as I don’t think Jasmine will be too happy about them. *sigh*

I really did not want to rant. I’m sorry. While this novel was not what I expected or hoped for I appreciated the transformations that both Wren and Brady go through throughout this novel. I do feel Wren and Brady were made for each other. Yet, they were both too stubborn to see through their pride and reconcile sooner. The best thing I can say about this novel is I LOVED Wren and Brady’s banter.

Overall, I DO recommend this novel. It was sweet and charming when it wanted to be. Also, I enjoyed Trey tremendously! I feel this novel is for those looking for an unplanned pregnancy romance and/or an unexpected women’s fiction.

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Amazon (Kindle) USD : The Souvenir

Author's Novel Extras :

Book Teaser(s) :
"Are you scared?" The nurse came over and squatted beside my bed. "You don't have to be. We'll take good care of you."
I shook my head. "I'm not afraid. I'm just...not suppose to be here," I wailed. Then I wiped my eyes and blew my nose for the twelfth time since I changed out of my street clothes, into the horrible backless gown, and climbed into the hospital bed.
Her brow furrowed. "Were you supposed to go to CMC?"
"No. I'm supposed to be at Baskin Robbins!" The realization of my situation made me cry even harder.
"You're in labor." She patted my hand. "Trust me. You can have ice cream later." ~ within Chapter 18 - titled 'Wren'

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Made the Grade: Shifters of the Primus Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 6990 KB | Expected Release Date: July 2, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: instafreebie

"Rebel Kato" [Shifters of the Primus Series, Book 1] by Elyssa Ebbott

Author's Book Description : He takes what he wants. And he wants me.

When we run out of fuel hundreds of light years from Earth, our only hope is a nearby planet. There’s just one problem: it’s home to the most savage aliens in the galaxy.

But when the Primus warriors board our ship, they haven’t come to take all of us. Their prince just wants me. And it’s up to me to prove that humans make worthy mates to these dominant alien warriors…or else.

Kato is a deadly alpha shifter with shimmering golden skin and a tendency to leave bodies in his wake. He’s dangerous and has an ego as big as his golden spear. But does he just want a few nights of passion, or a woman to call his princess?

When murderous factions try to keep us apart, I will have more to worry about than just surviving the irresistible prince’s touch. I must choose between the danger of being beside him or the certain death that awaits outside his protection.

He has protected me so far. But when his king demands my death, will my prince rebel against his own people to save me?

Rebel Kato is the first book in the Shifters of the Primus series, but it can be read as a standalone. Each book in this science fiction series has a happily ever after and no cliffhangers, guaranteed.


My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. This is a powerful sci-fi erotica, that could be action-paced one moment, sweet in another, and then very lustful without any effort. While it has an intriguing setup, it was the dialogue that didn't win me over as I'd have liked it too.

Nevertheless, I would still recommend it.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here :

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Rebel Kato (Book 1)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Rebel Pax (Book 2)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Rebel Gage (Book 3)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Vash (Book 4)

Book Teaser(s) :
If they make angels like him, send me to heaven. ~ within Chapter 11 - titled 'Liandra'
"You're lucky you are so fucking hot."
"Yes, my people generate internal temperatures upwards of 57 Barsuli---115 fahrenheit in your human measurements."
"No---I meant, nevermind..."
"Why do you smile?"
"I'm trying to imagine you telling a joke on purpose." ~ within Chapter 17 - titled 'Kato'

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Made the Grade: Secrets of Cherry Lake Series / The Jackson Family Legacy, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 548 KB | Expected Release Date: August 24, 2015 | Publisher: Tule Publishing : Montana Born Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Secret Son" [Secrets of Cherry Lake Series / The Jackson Family Legacy, Book 2] by Joan Kilby (Note: "The Secret Son" is another name for "The Montana Son.")

Author's Book Description : A birthday card out of the blue from his estranged father sends successful Seattle marketing man Alex Chernoff on a detour to Cherry Lake in search of answers about his past. A day, maybe two, to tie up loose strings and he’ll be out of there, heading for Mexico, margaritas and blondes in bikinis.

Emma Stanhope is all too familiar with hot, rich, entitled guys like Alex. They never hang around for long, especially not for a Plain Jane like herself. No problem. She’s smart and logical, like any good scientist, and knows better than to lose her heart.

What Emma doesn’t count on is chemistry—of the romantic kind. What Alex doesn’t count on is meeting the girl who’ll make him want to change his ways. But when he learns that he’s a secret from his father’s real family, he can’t stay in Cherry Lake… even if he wants to.

Will love be enough to convince Alex to stay… for good?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. Around his thirtieth birthday, Alex, receives a birthday card from his "long lost" father. On a whim, he decides on confronting his father instead of going on planned vacation. But what he learns just might be more then he can handle...

Though I grew up knowing that I (myself) was a secret child of my birth father's, while Alex only knew that his father left him, I felt a certain kindred spirit to Alex and this novel. As I completely get it. I get Alex's need for validation. I get why Robert did what he did, though he might be a great guy to everyone else what he did to Alex (not acknowledging him as his son) was sucky and shitty. It hurt a bit to read those parts, I'm not gonna lie. However, I feel Ms. Kilby handled the delicacy of the plot quite well, even though some parts of the ending wrapped up a little too nicely for me.

Nevertheless, I feel that the romance plot held this novel together. Giving it a sweetness and hilarity that it required so everyone could process the rest of the novel with a lightness that would not have been there otherwise.

I recommend this novel to those looking for a serious contemporary romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Montana Secrets / Small Town Secrets (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Her Montana Love / Her Secret Love (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Her Montana Scandal / Her Secret Protector (Book 4) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : The Montana Bride / The Secret Bride (Book 5)

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Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : The Montana Son / The Secret Son (Book 2)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Secrets of Cherry Lake Series / The Jackson Family Legacy

Author's Novel Extras : Behind the Cherry Lake series with Joan Kilby


Book Teaser(s) :
"I accept your apology."
"Sorry, did I miss something?" Distracted, he couldn't take his eyes off her sugar-coated lips. Sweet.
"For tail-gaiting me yesterday."
"Oh, that." He grinned knowingly. "That was just foreplay."
Her eyes widened and she stopped chewing as a bright flush spread across her cheeks. Had he embarrassed her? He was considering apologizing when she swallowed and took a sip of coffee. Just as nonchalant as could be, she said, "So that's what passes for sex in the big city."
He laughed out loud. "Touché."
She wasn't finished. "If a man's car is a metaphor for his penis what does it mean that you drive a tiny sports car? Your Beemer could fit in the back of Will's HiLux."
"Okay, enough." Still chuckling, he reached down to pat the retriever who was sniffing at his shoes. ~ within Chapter 3
He would be an affair to remember, romantic but doomed. ~ within Chapter 9

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