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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Second Sentence Saturday: Love Across the Ocean | @ElyneAS #BookTeaser #RomanceBooks


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Love Across the Ocean" [Help Wanted Series] by Ellynore Seybold - [Amazon Book Link]

Friday, September 13, 2019

Idolizing In: Blocked Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @JenLanebooks

- This was an ARC Read -
Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition & Paperback
File Size: 1044 KB | Print Length: 300 Pages
Publication Date: October 21, 2014 | Publisher: Psyched Publishing
ASIN: B00OI0AQYI | ISBN-10: 0692303103 | ISBN-13: 978-0692303108
Language: English | Main Genre(s): New Adult Romance, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Format Jess Read This Novel In: eBook - MOBI File
Jess Obtained This Book Through: NetGalley


"Blocked" [Blocked Series, Book 1] by Jennifer Lane

Author's Book Description : College freshman Lucia Ramirez has a secret crush on Dane Monroe. He’s a tall drink of water — blond, brash, and one hell of a volleyball player. ¡Híjole! Lucia hopes her volleyball scholarship to his school will make him notice her.

Too bad what’s noticeable is Dane’s obvious hatred for Lucia. Her family’s politics contradict everything he stands for. And politics are front and center in both their families. Dane’s mother is about to face Lucia’s father in the race for US President.

When Secret Service throws them together, Dane can’t deny his frustrating attraction to Lucia’s athletic curves and sweet faith in the world. Amid the intense pressure of college athletics and presidential politics, can opposites not just attract, but overcome overwhelming odds to be together? Or do their differences block their match from the start?

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! Dane & Lucia (Luz) are in a unique situation. Dane’s mother and Lucia’s father are BOTH Presidential Candidates to become the next President of the United States. And because of a scandal at Lucia’s original college they are now attending the same college on volleyball scholarships. This forced proximity has Pros and Cons, which they end up dealing with along the way, but once Lucia’s true feelings come out for Dane both of their worlds change. Will it be a better change for everyone? That still remains to be seen ...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Made the Grade: Blood Moon Brotherhood Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @sashawrites

Format Jess Read This Novel In: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1136 KB | Print Length: 232 Pages
Publication Date: April 24, 2017 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Covet
ASIN: B06XZPVXT1 | Language: English
Main Genre(s): Paranormal Romance, Werewolf Romance, Shifter Romance
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Amazon


"Falling for the Billionaire Wolf and His Baby" [Blood Moon Brotherhood Series, Book 1] by Sasha Summers

Author's Book Description : When Jessa Talbot’s boss offered her a promotion, she agreed—no questions asked. Her family needed the money, but fighting the attraction she feels for her brooding employer is tough. Worse, she instantly bonds with his infant son she’s caring for. But this is a temporary solution and she can’t get attached to either of them.

Finnegan Dean is cursed. He’s a nicely dressed monster, the wolf inside always looking for a way out. But there are two things he and his wolf agree on. They must protect baby Oscar and Jessa—his mate. While the wolf hungers to seal their bond, Finn fights the instinct. After all, if he really cares for her, he’d never doom her to the life he lives.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. After dealing with the “curse” of being a werewolf and leading his “pack” of friends over the past ten years, Finn (Finnegan/Oscar Finnegan Dean the Third) finds out that he is unexpectedly a father and that the mother of his child is dead all in one surprising blow. Therefore, in the process of “picking up his life,” he interviews (within his company) for the perfect caretaker for his newborn son and finds it in Jessa. Not only is she the perfect woman to care for his son … she may just mean something more to him all together. And if only everyone will stop threatening him and those he cares about, than he might just be able to figure out how to keep Jessa in his life permanently.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Disappointmentville: Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, Book 3 | #BookReview #JRWard

Format Jess Read This Novel In: Mass Market Paperback
Print Length: 434 Pages | Publication Date: September 5, 2006
Publisher: Penguin Random House : Berkley : Signet
ISBN-10: 0451219368 | Language: English | Main Genre(s): Paranormal Romance, Vampire Romance, Action & Adventure Romance
Jess Obtained This Book Through: The Recycled Reader Used Bookstore


"Lover Awakened" [Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, Book 3] by J. R. Ward

Author's Book Description : #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward’s ferociously inventive series continues as the most fearsome member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood discovers just how tempting the night can be...

A former blood slave, Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful female from the evil Lessening Society.

Bella is instantly entranced by the Brother’s seething power. Except even as their desire for each other begins to overtake them, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against her abductor drives him to the brink of madness. Now Bella must help her lover not only overcome the wounds of his tortured past, but find a future with her...

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars ... we follow the series into Bella and Z’s (Zsadist) lives. These two had a very strong connection that neither truly understood before their novel begun. Now, in this novel, they learn their “true feelings” for one another while they deal with their pasts, manage the current predicaments they are caught in, and figure out their futures. Yet with the world wanting to tear them apart will they be able to overcome everything AND be able to stay together once everything settles down?

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Second Sentence Saturday: Second Chance Amish Bride | #MartaPerry #BookTeaser #RomanceBooks @LoveInspiredBks


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Second Chance Amish Bride" [The Brides of Lost Creek Series, Book 1] by Marta Perry - [Amazon Book Link]

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Idolizing In: Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, Book 2 | #BookReview @JRWard1

Format Jess Read This Novel In: Mass Market Paperback
Print Length: 441 Pages | Publication Date: March 7, 2006
Publisher: Penguin Random House : Berkley : Signet
ISBN-10: 0451218043 | Language: English | Main Genre(s): Paranormal Romance, Vampire Romance, Action & Adventure Romance
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Page After Page Bookstore


"Lover Eternal" [Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, Book 2] by J. R. Ward

Author's Book Description : A warrior with inner demons falls for a woman who could save his soul in this seductive novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

Within the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Rhage is the warrior vampire with the strongest appetites. He’s the deadliest fighter, the most voracious lover, the quickest to act on his impulses. He’s also been cursed with two hundred years of hell. Possessed by a beast, he lives in fear of the times when his inner dragon comes out and he’s a danger to everyone around him.

Mary Luce has unwittingly found herself in the vampire world, and under Rhage’s protection. With her own life-threatening curse to bear, she’s not looking for love. Besides, she’s stopped believing in saving grace and miracles long ago. But when Rhage’s intense sexual attraction turns into emotional bonding, he knows he must have her for his mate. As their enemies close in, Mary finds herself praying for something she fears she’ll never have: life eternal with the one she loves.

My Book Review : THIS NOVEL WAS A REREAD :: Then (January 2011): Never officially rated it the first time I read this novel but I know I LOVED it! | Now (August 2017): 5 out of 5 stars! Continuing right where “Dark Lover” ended, we now follow Rhage. Watch as Rhage deals with fighting the lessers, protecting the civilians and those he cares for from the Society and himself, all while finding his mate. Yet will he be able to handle the repercussions that come with finding the woman who was meant for him?

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

#TeaserTuesday: With Vengeance | @Brooklyn__Ann #BookTeaser #RomanceBooks

TEASER TUESDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews.

Anyone can play along! Just share a teaser from a novel you've previously read or are currently reading! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read.
  • Find a teaser/excerpt that you like from that novel/novella that is between a single sentence to three sentences to share.
    • Write it out or create your own teaser meme too.
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Second Sentence Saturday: Marked for Them | @novelsbylia #BookTeaser #PNR


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Marked for Them" [Witches of Rose Lake Series, Book 1] by Lia Davis - [Amazon Book Link]

Friday, August 30, 2019

Spreading the Word: Pilots Hockey Series, Book 4 | #BookReview #SophiaHenry

- This was an ARC Read -
Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1242 KB | Print Length: 237 Pages
Publication Date: October 18, 2016
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group : Flirt
ASIN: B01B0KA6OS | Language: English
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance, Hockey Romance
Format Jess Read This Novel In: eBook - MOBI File
Jess Obtained This Book Through: NetGalley


"Unsportsmanlike Conduct" [Pilots Hockey Series, Book 4] by Sophia Henry

Author's Book Description : The author of "Delayed Penalty" returns with the story of a free spirit who believes she’s found forever with a playboy on a singles cruise. Discover why Kelly Jamieson calls the Pilots Hockey series “fun and flirty, warm and sweet.”

Kristen Katsaros wants a life full of adventure and laughter. After a difficult childhood, her motto is to live each day like it’s her last—because it just might be. So when Kristen’s parents send her on a post-grad singles cruise in the Caribbean to meet a Greek husband, she promptly hooks up with the hottest guy she’s ever met. Pasha’s decidedly not Greek, but Kristen gives him a pass because he’s got fun written all over his rock-hard abs.

Pavel Gribov, the cocky playboy of the Detroit Pilots hockey team, can score any girl he wants. But when a teammate drags him on a singles cruise, he can’t resist the chance to help out a drop-dead gorgeous damsel in distress by pretending to be her boyfriend. Before long, the fake fling turns intimate, fueled by something much deeper than lust.

Kristen and Pasha both agree to walk away once the cruise is over, but reality hits like a slap shot when Kristen finds out Pasha lied about everything. Just when she’s ready to start living again, the two stubborn survivors must decide if they can bear to lose the best thing that ever happened to either of them.

My Book Review : DNF. Oh my goodness ... I SOOOO wanted to like this novel. And for the most part I did like it but

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Feasted On: Christmas Twins Series, Book 1 & A Amish Bachelor Series Novel | #BookReview #PatriciaDavids @LoveInspiredBks @HarlequinBooks

- This was an ARC Read -
Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition & Paperback
File Size: 2290 KB | Print Length: 224 Pages
Publication Date: October 1, 2017 | Publisher: Harlequin : Love Inspired
ASIN: B06XKDDNH3 | ISBN-10: 037362302X | Language: English
Genre: Amish Romance, Contemporary Romance, Christian Romance
Format Jess Read This Novel In: eBook - MOBI File
Jess Obtained This Book Through: NetGalley


"Amish Christmas Twins" [Christmas Twins Series, Book 1] & [A Amish Bachelor Series Novel] by Patricia Davids

Author's Book Description : The Widower’s Christmas Wish

With Christmas just around the corner, widow Willa Chase will do anything to retain custody of her twin girls and unborn baby—even if it means escaping to her childhood Amish home. After her grandfather turns her away, Willa finds herself stranded at the home of blacksmith John Miller. A widower, John buries himself in work—until Willa’s vibrant twins become impossible to ignore. And before long, John is smitten with their beautiful mother, too. But when Willa’s past secrets are revealed, will they prevent John’s Christmas wish for a happily-ever-after from coming true?

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars!!! This novel has a setup that I had never seen before, at least not in this way. I got to see a woman who had grown up Amish but had lived in the English world for about ten years while she tried to keep her family together the best way she could. In doing so she decided to return to her roots and her Amish faith, from there she falls in love with a man who keeps on saving her ...