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Monday, February 10, 2014

Made the Grade: The Disgraced Lords Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 1664 KB | Expected Release Date: January 14, 2014 | Publisher: Loveswept | Obtained: NetGalley

"A Kiss of Lies" [The Disgraced Lords Series, Book 1] by Bronwen Evans

Author's Book Description : In Bronwen Evans’s Loveswept debut, a pair of damaged souls ignite each other’s deepest passions—even as they tempt fate by deceiving the world.

Desperate to escape her abusive past, Sarah Cooper disguises herself as a governess in the employ of Christian Trent, Earl of Markham, the man who, long ago, she fantasized about marrying. Despite the battle scars that mar his face, Sarah finds being near Christian rekindles her infatuation. A governess, however, has no business in the arms of an earl, and as she accompanies Christian on his voyage home, Sarah must resist her intense desires—or risk revealing her dangerous secrets.

One of the renowned Libertine Scholars, Christian Trent once enjoyed the company of any woman he chose. But that was before the horrors of Waterloo, his wrongful conviction of a hideous crime, and his forcible removal from England. Far from home and the resources he once had, Christian believes the life he knew--and any chance of happiness--is over ... until his ward’s governess sparks his heart back to life, and makes him remember the man he used to be. Now Christian is determined to return to England, regain his honor, and win the heart of the woman he has come to love.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, two lost souls find each other and fall in love during times in their lives when they are making plans on turning their lives around in one way or another.

Together Christian & Sarah make one refreshing and determined couple who take their past experiences and turn them into something special. Even though their pasts were very tragic, in some ways, they would go through them all again if they were given the option because it means that they could finally meet! My only wish is that the ending, even though it was adventurous and twistingly surprising, didn't feel so rushed and wrapped up fairly quickly.

However, this novel does build up to an intriguing series full of mystery and passion, with it's domineering men and sweet sultry women! I can't wait to see where this series will take its readers!

I recommend this series to those who enjoy historical romances!

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

Author's Novel Extras : A Kiss of Lies - Overview & Excerpt | How Do You Find Romance...Books that is? | New Release - A Kiss of Lies Blog Tour | First Kiss Wednesday

Author's Series Extras : A Promise of More - Overview & Excerpt | Bronwen Evans Read, Feel, Fall in love... | Tasty Summer Reads | Goodbye 2013 - Hello 2014

Book Teaser(s) :
"Mrs. Cooper, you look lovely this evening. Doesn't she, Lily?"
Lily nodded. "Mrs. Cooper's the most beautiful woman I've ever seen." Her smile faltered and she moved to open the locket at her neck. "Except Mama, of course."
Sarah bent down to study the image. "You look just like her." She tapped her finger on Lily's little nose. "You'll be as beautiful as your mother when you're older."
Lily giggled. "I hope so. Then I can marry a man as perfect as Lord Markham. I'd ask him to wait for me to grow up, but I think he should marry you, because he's lonely and you make him smile." ~ within Chapter 6
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Bronwen, then please check out her website.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Made the Grade: Pushing Limits Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @StinaLL @readloveswept

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 1206 KB | Release Date: April 5, 2016 | Publisher: Random House Publishing : Loveswept | Obtained: NetGalley

"This One Moment" [Pushing Limits Series, Book 1] by Stina Lindenblatt

Author's Book Description : Fame, fortune, and stadiums full of screaming fans are right around the corner for the rock band at the heart of Stina Lindenblatt’s steamy, intense Pushing Limits series. But it’s an epic love affair that steals the show in this opening act.

When Nolan Kincaid skipped town to chase the music career of his dreams, he knew he wouldn’t miss the reminders of his broken family—he wasn’t so sure he could forget the girl he left behind. Now his band is touring nonstop, the recording sessions go all night, and the groupies are crazed. But when he hears that Hailey Wilkins is in trouble, he drops everything.

Hailey thought she’d missed her chance with Nolan. Five years ago, the moment she realized she loved him was the moment he decided to leave. Now, when a brutal assault lands her in the ICU, Nolan flies straight to her bedside, acting like nothing’s changed. What’s a rock star like him doing, canceling shows and risking his record deal, just to nurse an old friend back to health? And why should Hailey believe he’ll stay this time?

With her attacker still at large, Nolan’s ready to rise to the occasion. He knows he let Hailey down once before, but he’s ready to give her everything, heart and soul—and he’ll fight for the chance to prove it.

♥ Proceeds from the first week of release (and pre-orders) were donated to the Calgary Emergency Women’s shelter. ♥

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Made the Grade: Second Chances Series, Book 6

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 550 KB | Expected Release Date: April 5, 2016 | Publisher: Random House Publishing : Loveswept | Obtained: NetGalley

"Catching Summer" [Second Chances Series, Book 6] by L. P. Dover

Author's Book Description : Hailed by Heidi McLaughlin as a bestselling author who “knows how to create the men who make us swoon,” L. P. Dover returns with an edgy, emotionally gripping Second Chances novel about a beautiful widow who can't resist a chiseled NFL player.

Former nurse Summer Jacobs has seen her fair share of suffering, but she never expected tragedy to hit so close to home. After watching her husband die in the MMA ring, Summer spends the next two years fighting her way through the darkness. The last thing she needs is another hardheaded athlete turning her life upside down. But that's exactly what happens when she meets a gridiron star who's as skilled at stealing hearts as he is at snagging passes.

Carolina Cougars wide receiver Evan Townsend usually has no problem winning fans, so he's intrigued when Summer shoots down his go-to plays for winning a woman's attention. Never one to back down from a challenge, Evan turns up the heat, setting off sparks that neither can deny. But as his slow seduction begins to chase away Summer's pain, he gets the feeling that someone is desperate to keep them apart. Now Evan will do anything to protect her—because he never misses a chance to make a perfect catch.

Advance praise for "Catching Summer"

“L. P. Dover knows how to create the men who make us swoon, the book boyfriends we all want.”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin

“L. P. Dover masterfully weaves together agonizing heartbreak and swoon-worthy romance with ultimate suspense. This second-chance love story had me flipping the pages from the very first scene, craving more with each twist and turn.”—USA Today bestselling author L. B. Simmons

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, this is a heart-wrenching tale about a woman (Summer) who is just recently getting over the tragic loss of her husband, along with his murder, and trying to start her life over with Evan, a football star that she's known for the past two years. However, there are people who are willing to do anything to keep Summer and Evan apart for good, even if that means brake-ins and killing others to get the results they want. Will the others succeed or will Summer and Evan’s love conquer all?

Okay, while I still agree with my earlier rant/statement, about how Summer’s naiveté when it came to people was pretty ridiculous, I will say that I'm glad I stuck with this novel because it's ending made up for how Summer handles the middle. Because of Summer and Evan getting to know one another over the past two years as friends that meant that when they finally stepped up to take their relationship to the next level (at the beginning of this novel) it was rushed but special. Their relationship was inevitable and charming. I loved the way Evan finally won Summer over and his possessive ways of caring for her. They were hotly sweet together. My only wish is that I could've liked Summer more; it was just hard to put up with/read about the things she believed were okay to do while in a relationship with someone else.

Overall, though, I still DO recommend this novel to those looking for a suspenseful contemporary sports romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Smashwords (e-Book) : Love's Second Chance (Book 1) | Smashwords (e-Book) : What He Wants (Book 1.5) | Smashwords (e-Book) : Trusting You (Book 2) | Smashwords (e-Book) : Meant for Me (Book 3) | Smashwords (e-Book) : Fighting for Love (Book 4) | Smashwords (e-Book) : Intercepting Love (Book 5) | Smashwords (e-Book) : One Taste (Book 5.5) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Love’s Second Chance (Book 1) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Trusting You (Book 2) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Meant for Me (Book 3) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Fighting for Love (Book 4) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Intercepting Love (Book 5) | Kobo (e-Book) : Defending Hayden (Book 7) | Amazon (Kindle) : Love's Second Chance (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) : What He Wants (Book 1.5) | Amazon (Kindle) : Trusting You (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) : Meant for Me (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) : Fighting for Love (Book 4) | Amazon (Kindle) : Intercepting Love (Book 5) | Amazon (Kindle) : One Taste (Book 5.5) | Amazon (Kindle) : Defending Hayden (Book 7)

Amazon (Kindle) : Catching Summer (Book 6)
Smashwords (e-Books) : Second Chances Series
Amazon (Paperbacks) : Second Chances Series

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : My CATCHING SUMMER by L. P. Dover halfway breakdown

Author's Novel Extras : Preorder Catching Summer!

Book Teaser(s) :
Sometimes you just have to break the rules. I had a feeling I was about to break a ton of them ... and I couldn't wait. ~ within Chapter 5 - titled 'Summer'

CATCHING SUMMER by L.P. Dover -- Read my #bookreview here:...

Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Saturday, February 27, 2016
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by L. P., then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Idolizing In: Birmingham Rebels Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 2181 KB | Expected Release Date: December 1, 2015 | Publisher: Random House Publishing : Loveswept | Obtained: NetGalley

"Calling the Play" [Birmingham Rebels Series, Book 2] by Samantha Kane

Author's Book Description : Samantha Kane's Birmingham Rebels series—perfect for fans of Shayla Black and Lexi Blake—proves that three's never a crowd . . . at least not for the hard-bodied football all-stars who give teamwork a sexy twist.

Quarterback Tyler Oakes plays hard and parties even harder. That reckless lifestyle nearly derailed his career, and now the Birmingham Rebels are Ty's last shot at football immortality. But staying out of trouble can take its toll—especially for a man with a taste for girls and guys. Because curvy, gorgeous Randi McInish is just the kind of trouble he'd like to get into.

A tough-as-nails undercover cop, Randi meets her match in Ty. After they get wrapped up together in a drug bust and a high-speed car chase, Randi's eager to take the notorious bad boy for another wild ride. Turns out Ty already has something in mind. When he introduces her to the Rebels' sexy new quarterback coach, things start heating up a little too fast for Randi.

Brian Mason coached Ty in college, and boy do they have history together. With Brian taking control on the field and in the bedroom, they were an unstoppable team. But Brian, blindsided by love, ran from his feelings for Ty. He won't let Randi make the same mistake. Both men agree they need more than each other. They want a woman they can share. And when they make a pleasure play for Randi, all three are sure to score.

"Calling the Play" is intended for mature audiences.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! Tyler (Ty) is the Quarterback for the Birmingham Rebels, one of the NFL’s newest franchises, and is still dealing with his past. Yet one night at a grungy bar changes Ty’s plans for good when he meets Randi, an undercover cop, and unintentionally assists her in busting a drug deal. Randi and Ty have a whirlwind “relationship” that changes when Ty’s ex-lover Brian (the one who got away) comes back into Ty’s life. What all three of them soon realize is that choosing between themselves isn’t an option, but making something work between them all might be the best plan yet.

OMG! This novel is hot Hot HOT!!! I LOVED all of the characters from Ty, Randi, and Brian to the rest of Ty’s teammates! They were all quite funny and I adored their playful banter. Yet, this novel wasn’t all about sex, Randi deals with heavy stuff and the way all three work through it made me enjoy it all the more! Together these three make a great team and I’d love to read more about them!

Exciting! Fun. Silly. Erotic. Charming. Sweet! Tough … these are just a few words to describe why I fell in love with this novel and its wonderful characters! I couldn’t get enough!

ALSO, while I have book 1 for this series I still have yet to read it … THEREFORE I can say wholeheartedly that this novel can be read as a standalone!

I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those looking for an erotically charged contemporary romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Kobo (e-Book) : Broken Play (Book 1) | (e-Book) : Broken Play (Book 1)

Kobo (e-Book) : Calling the Play (Book 2)

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Second Sentence Saturday: Calling the Play

Author's Novel Extras : Calling the Play - Overview

Author's Series Extras : Pinterest: BIRMINGHAM REBELS | Broken Play - Overview

Book Teaser(s) :
They needed to get over this 'just football' thing. Because there was no way Randi wasn't going to be the girl filling in that sandwich. The sexual tension between them was thick enough to choke on, but it seemed to her they weren't going to get anywhere without a little divine Randi intervention. So if she had to lead them to each other through her, who was she to argue with that? She was more than a little sad that her time with Ty was going to end sooner than she'd like, but she wasn't going to come between him and Brian, not when they had history and obvious feelings for each other. A girl could dream, but she didn't have to be a bitch about it. She was still on Ty's side, but she could see Brian's side of things, too. Hadn't she thought the same things he'd talked about today, that Ty would move on? Guys like Ty didn't stay with girls like Randi. She guessed that left for guys like Brian, guys who were gorgeous, successful, confident, and sincere. ~ within Chapter 9

CALLING THE PLAY by Samantha Kane -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, December 7, 2015

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For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Samantha, then please check out her website.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Made the Grade: Highland Heart Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 1151 KB | Expected Release Date: March 24, 2015 | Publisher: Random House Publishing : Loveswept | Obtained: NetGalley

"My Highland Lover" [Highland Heart Series, Book 1] by Maeve Greyson

Authors' Book Description : Maeve Greyson unleashes a thrilling tale of magic and desire as a feisty Southern gal falls into the arms of a rough-hewn Highland chieftain.

As the proprietor of a homeopathic store in rural Kentucky, Trulie Sinclair knows that her neighbors think she’s strange—but they have no idea how strange she really is. Trulie was born in Scotland in the thirteenth century to a line of time-traveling Highlanders. When Trulie’s grandmother convinces her to return to their homeland, Trulie jumps back in time, right onto the powerful chest of Gray MacKenna. Just as his steely good looks send ripples through her body, their fierce attraction will send ripples through the ages.

After his parents murder, Gray is consumed by thoughts of revenge. As the new chieftain of the MacKenna clan, he has reason to believe that there’s a traitor in his midst, and nothing—not even the bonny lass who suddenly drops from the sky—can distract him from his single-minded pursuit of the culprit. But when Gray learns that this sassy beauty possesses gifts beyond the sparkle in her eye, he allows his gaze, and his heart, to linger. While he hunts for the murderer, Gray finds in Trulie a precious companion—and a timeless love.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, the Sinclair women are many things but being time travelers are what they call themselves. Granny is the leader of their family and demands that her eldest granddaughter (Trulie) take her back to thirteenth century Scotland. After quite a few fights Trulie finally agrees to go back, yet as soon as they arrive she finds that her Granny was planning this for a while with far more than a "visit" in mind, especially once who Gray really is comes to light.... Will everything that happens between Trulie & Gray make her realize where she truly belongs?

This intriguing novel shows off a new family with their powerful ways and entertaining personalities! I liked the plot and the characters well enough, but I found the beginning and ending to be slow. During the times I found it to be slow (within the beginning and ending) I think it was because of Trulie's stubbornness about change and her emotions that went with those changes.

With that being said, I still did like this novel and thought the best part of it was when Gray & Trulie were working well together and when they are getting to know one another. In addition, because of how much I enjoyed the characters it makes me excited as to see where this series will go next.

I recommend this novel to those looking for an entertaining time travel romance!

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

Author's Novel Extras : My Highland Lover - Overview & Excerpt | WHOOT!! Check out my cover for MY HIGHLAND LOVER | MY HIGHLAND LOVER - March 2015 - #ComingSoon #FRWST #ROMANCE | Plz help MY HIGHLAND LOVER #shoutout campaign? #IARTG #BOOKBOOST #FRWST | MY HIGHLAND LOVER by Maeve Greyson - Grand Prize #Giveaway $100 Amazon Card #IARTG #BOOKBOOST #RELEASEDAY #FRWST #MUSTREAD

Author's Series Extras : My Highland Bride - Overview & Excerpt | MY HIGHLAND LOVER is released but wait! There’s more! #BOOKBOOST #IARTG #FRWST #TIMETRAVELROMANCE

Book Teaser(s) :
Colum's horse drew closer, fogging the air with a huff of warm, moist breath mere inches from Gray's face. The mount shook its head, grumbled a low nervous whinny, then blew a burst of sliminess across the tops of Gray's freezing hands.
"And how long did it take ye to teach yer horse to snot on command?" Gray flung the mess to the ground then wiped the back of his hands across his arse.
Colum chuckled. "Rua always seems t'know the remedy for any situation."
Gray ignored the urge to knock Colum's grinning arse out of the saddle. 'Twould be unseemly for a chieftain to behave so. ~ within Chapter 5
"Lore a'mighty," Colum shouted from the other side of the clearing. "Yer no' gonna believe yer eyes, man. The clouds are rainin' women!" ~ within Chapter 6
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Maeve, then please check out her website.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Feasted On: Pleasing the Pirate by Sharon Cullen

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 1407 KB | Expected Release Date: February 25, 2014 | Publisher: Random House Publishing : Loveswept | Obtained: NetGalley

"Pleasing the Pirate" by Sharon Cullen

Authors' Book Description : Two hearts are wrenched between love and duty in Sharon Cullen’s tale of a ruthless pirate and the Scottish lass who fills him with a desire greater than plunder.

With her clan’s crops burned and their property confiscated, Mairi McFadden is desperate to free her brother from imprisonment so that he can take his rightful place as chief. Her only hope is the fierce English pirate Phin Lockwood, but the buccaneer laughs at her meager funds. His roving eyes, however, tell Mairi there’s something else he’ll take in exchange for her brother’s rescue. Though she burns with hatred for the English, she’ll do anything to save her clan.

The crown has made it clear that Phin has two choices: Bring in a certain Scottish traitor or hang. And he’s not about to let a tiny, whiskey-eyed woman get in his way, even if she is pointing a gun at him. When Phin learns that Mairi’s brother is the very man he seeks, he’s more than willing to use the lass as bait. But as the moment of capture draws near, Phin is surprised by his feelings for the courageous beauty who has him considering risking his life—for someone besides himself.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars. Loosely based on fact this passionate historical romance is one that was hard not to enjoy! From the ravaged highlands comes Mairi, a woman who's life has been ripped apart by circumstance takes it upon herself to protect her way of life by any means necessary. Once Mairi and Phin meet, their worlds collide and everything they presumed about themselves is thrown into question. Yet together these two will be able to accomplish anything. If only they'll be able to keep trusting each other.

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel! It made me hope that Ms. Cullen writes a novel with Susan & Annabel next!

I recommend this novel to anyone who likes historical romances!

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

Authors' Novel Extras : Pleasing the Pirate - Overview | So.......What Now? | COVER REVEAL!! | I’M STILL HERE!

Authors' Series Extras : The Notorious Lady Anne - Overview | Loving the Earl - Overview

Book Teaser(s) :
It seemed she'd stopped breathing. Hell, he'd stopped breathing.
"I wondered," he said.
"You wondered?" She sounded breathless.
"If you had freckles everywhere."
He lightly touched one just at the swell of her breasts, causing her chest to rise on a gasp.
He quirked a brow. "Yes?"
"Yes. They're every...where."
He bit back a groan.
"I hate them."
"I love them." Oh, how he loved them. ~ within Chapter 7
"You're a fool, Mairi mine."
"I know."
"This can come to no good."
The truth of that hit her hard, but she withstood the blow. "I know."
"I don't want you here because of some damn debt or bloody bargain you think you owe me."
"That's not why I'm here." Truth was, she hadn't even thought of their bargain on her way to his room.
"Good." ~ within Chapter 22

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Sharon, then please check out her website.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Made the Grade: The Donovans of the Delta Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 683 KB | Release Date: December 2011 | Publisher: Bantam Books : Loveswept | Obtained:

"Donovan's Angel" [The Donovans of the Delta Series, Book 1] by Peggy Webb (aka Anna Michaels)

My Book Summary : After years of traveling to different places and enjoying, a life of carefree living Martie is ready to settle down, so she moves to the small town of Pontotoc, Mississippi with plans to make some roots and teach jazzercise classes. However, the one thing that is not on the menu is to get involved with her hot new backyard neighbor, Paul, who just happens to also be a Reverend. Especially since Paul's life seems to be too much like living in a fish bowl and Martie already knows herself to be eccentric for that type of strict living.

Nevertheless, trying to get Paul to see the reasoning behind them not getting into a relationship gets harder by the day. Even when you have a mischievous puppy, making sure you always have a reason to see him on what seems to become a daily basis.

Everyone in town would agree that the two of them together is the worst thing that could happen .... everyone except Paul that is. Now all he has to do is try convincing everyone else in town ... Martie included!

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, this story is lively, incredibly sweet, fun, and very heartwarming!! The characters and events that go on within this book are very creative and scandalously delicious!! I never thought a Reverend could heat me up as much as Paul does throughout the pages, while Martie is just a hoot with her "brazen" ideas and colorful attire! I thought they made a wonderful couple! In addition, I thought this story had a wonderful plot that really gave me a perspective I never would have thought to look at before.

The only flaw in this story, for me, was that even after Martie and Paul get married they still held back from each other the passion that is between them because of other people’s views and what they believe is the "right thing to do." I know it would have made for a shorter book but I wish they didn't have to go through all of that. However, I do like how Martie and Paul went about to make their marriage work, as well as, how everything wrapped up in a very surprising panache Martie-like fashion! =0)

I recommend this to anyone who enjoys soft romance novels that have a lot of comedy thrown in!!

Book Teaser(s) :
Teaser #1
Martie stood hypnotized, watching the pandemonium from her vantage point on the stage. She saw Paul collar the goat just in time to save Miss Beulah, but before she could breathe a sigh of relief she saw movement on the stage.
Francine’s Siamese was taking advantage of the situation to dive at Martha Sue’s goldfish, and the beagles thought the chase meant rabbits. Sounding their bugle calls, they entered the hunt. One of them ran through Essie Mae’s legs, knocking her onto the lap of the astonished postman, and the other ran under the table of desserts at the back of the room. He bumped the table leg, sending a chocolate-cream pie into flight. The airborne pie landed in Sam’s lap. ~ within Chapter 6
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Peggy, then please check out her website.
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