Tuesday, July 25, 2017

#Review Modern Girl's Guide To One-Night Stands by Gina Drayer #Romance


Title: Modern Girl's Guide To One-Night Stands
Author: Gina Drayer
Rating: 3.5 stars

I went back and forth over what to rate this one. I enjoyed the love story between Simon and Julia even though sometimes I wanted to shake some sense into Julia. Simon was great. I liked him from the beginning and thought he and Julia were a good match. It was just getting her to see it that took some time.

While the story was solid, I did have some issues with the book. Megan, Simon's sister, was downright annoying at times. I get that siblings can be that way, but sometimes I wanted to tell her to grow up already.

There were also some editing issues. Not huge, mind you, but the book could use a good proofread. There were quite a few missing words and some double punctuation.

Overall, I liked the story. I was invested in the characters and wanted to see them get their HEA. Will I read something else from this author? Probably. Despite Megan being extremely annoying at times, I'd like to see how her book plays out.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a sexy contemporary romance with lots of family drama.




Author Bio


Gina Drayer is an avid reader, writer, and Ubergeek.

A Navy brat, Gina has traveled extensively. She’s living all over the USA and still loves to travel. Currently, she calls Indiana her home. During the day, she runs the family’s Home Health Agency and burns the midnight oil writing novels.


Gina writes fast-paced thrillers with a magical twist and steamy contemporary romances. Her stories are centered around strong, witty, independent women and swoon-worthy good guys. Sweet enough to melt your heart, but spicy enough to melt your kindle!



Saturday, July 22, 2017

Enter To Win A Copy Of Securing Kiera's Love by PJ Fiala #NewRelease #Romance


Release Date: July 20, 2017

Can love be renewed after a thirty-year separation?
David Haggerty longed for many years for his lost love, Kiera. Now in his fifties he believes it will never happen. He’s been married and divorced and now finds solace in his security business.
Kiera loved David with all her heart, but life took over. She was the only one who could save her father’s life. But, to do that, she had to leave David. Battered and broken, Kiera sees David again after more than thirty years. Will he forgive her? Can he?



PJ is giving away 5 copies of Securing Kiera's Love over on her blog. To enter click HERE

Thursday, July 20, 2017

#Review Cross Falls Box Set by Mallory Crowe #Romance


Title: Cross Falls Box Set
Author: Mallory Crowe
Rating: 5 stars

I love Mallory Crowe's books and this box set was a perfect example of why.

This is a three book serial series, so I recommend getting the box set instead of purchasing them one at a time. Once you get started, you're not going to want to stop. I know I didn't. Every chance I got, I was reading. I ended up finishing the entire series in two days.

The story was full of twists and turns. It revolves around a love triangle of sorts and a mystery involving Gabrie's past. Normally I don't care for love triangles, but this one didn't make me want to bang my head against a wall and scream at the heroine to pick one already. The mystery was well fleshed out and I have to admit I didn't figure out who the 'bad guy' was until right before the characters did. I had my suspicions, but there was always a little doubt in the back of my mind.

Mallory Crowe is one of my go to authors and she didn't disappoint with this series. I can't wait to dive into more from her.

I would recommend this series to those looking for a sexy romantic suspense novel that will keep you one your toes.
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Author Bio



Mallory Crowe has lived in Michigan her whole life and has been in love with romance ever since she'd skip to the end of every novel, just to make sure the hero and heroine survived and ended up together. She lives with her husband and three dogs. When she's not writing, she's spending too much time in front of the TV, hiking, or working with various animal rescues.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sexy Beast by Piper Rayne - On Sale For A Limited Time #NewRelease #Romance


Release Date: July 17, 2017


It’s time

Time to get a life.


Time to start over.


Time to move beyond the past.

The guys in the Single Dads Club would tell you it was time years ago, but until recently, the risk of hurting my little girl outweighed the benefit of getting a piece of ass.

Now that I have a tween daughter on my hands? It’s becoming more apparent with every poster hung on the wall, every fight over wearing make-up and every uncomfortable conversation about puberty, that at least one of us needs a female touch in our lives.

Jesus. I can’t even think the words ‘female touch’ without thinking of her.
Charlotte Rose. Charlie.


She’s everything I shouldn’t want, but someone needs to tell that to my damn libido because every time she’s around I have a constant case of blue balls.

There’s a list of reasons why I shouldn’t give into what I feel—she’s my best friend’s little sister, she’s seen me at my most vulnerable, and the biggest one—she’s the first person in twelve years who has the potential to break me.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

#Review Beautiful Ruin by Amy Olle


Title: Beautiful Ruin
Author: Amy Olle
Rating: 5 stars

Beautiful Ruin is one of those books you don't want to put down. I was up until 3am reading, and even then had trouble stopping. It's the best book I've read in a while.

I loved, LOVED, Noah and Mina. They had such amazing chemistry and both their backstories added so much to the story. I knew pretty early on that something was up with Mina, but I had no idea what until everything started to unravel in her world. And I like how the author didn't gloss over it and make it all better over night.

Noah was one of those book boyfriends you just can't help but fall in love with. He was exactly the man Mina needed and it didn't hurt that he had a sexy Irish accent either.

If you couldn't tell already, I highly recommend this book. It's emotional and sexy and I can't wait to read more of this series.

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Author Bio



Amy writes sexy contemporary romance novels filled with charmingly flawed characters and cozy settings. Her first book, Beautiful Ruin, is the first in a series about five Irish-born brothers sent as children to live with family on a remote island off the coast of northern Michigan. She is delighted to put her Psychology degrees to good use writing romance. The day she defended her thesis, she picked up Diana Gabaldon’s, Outlander, and discovered the genius of romance novels.
Amy lives in Michigan with her long-suffering husband, brilliant son, and (female) turtle named George. Her favorite thing about Michigan’s long, cold winters is that they provide plenty of incentive to stay indoors and read (or write) a good book.
In between writing sessions, Amy drinks too much wine, obsesses over college football and basketball, and feels guilty for reading when she should be writing. All the while, she’s busy brainstorming her next plot twist with Mr. Olle.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sin With Me by Lacey Silks #NewRelease #Romance


Release Date: July 10, 2017

Lies are necessary, mistakes are fatal, and sins unforgivable.

He’s a priest.
I repeat those words daily, hoping they’ll erase the picture of a perfect man from my mind. I don’t want to look at him intimately, but I can’t stop. Could any woman? I’ve seen the way they ogle him, and I’ve heard the whispers in town; the ones about committing the unforgivable sin with the new addition to our parish.

Living in Pace was supposed to be easy, and it was – until I began seeing Father Cameron as more than a clergyman. Kind, quiet, and determined, he was the perfect distraction to my troubled past.

Now that my body wants him, the pull is even stronger. I keep praying for a resolution to my feelings, but it’s not helping. My mind is clouded, and I fear my past is catching up to me.

Wanting him is constant, needing him is intoxicating, and resisting him is impossible. After all, forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

#Review More Than A Kiss by Stacey Joy Netzel


Title: More Than A Kiss
Author: Stacey Joy Netzel
Rating: 4 stars

I picked up this book several times, but every time I started reading it something would pull me away. It's taken me months to dig into this one, but I'm glad I was persistent.

This is the first book I've read by Stacey Joy Netzel, but I doubt it will be my last. I enjoyed all the characters, even the more minor ones. They were all well developed with their own backstory, which helped to support both the hero and the heroine's personalities.

Sophie and Zach were quite a pair. On the outside they looked like polar opposites, but they ended up being more alike than either of them realized. I love the set up for this story. It pulled me in right from the first couple of chapters. These two were both very likable, even when he was teasing her with a nickname she wasn't all that fond of.

If you're looking for a fun beach read, I would definitely recommend More Than A Kiss.

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Author Bio



I was born in Wisconsin and grew up in the Crivitz area. My love of reading stemmed from a number of things. Mom always encouraged reading and Dad encouraged work. It wasn’t that Dad didn’t like us reading (me, my two older sisters and younger brother), but he taught us not to be afraid of work. Me, I’d rather be riding my horse, Kaleb, or reading. Dad knew if I couldn’t be found stacking wood, raking leaves, or peeling pine logs for the house we were building, then I was most likely hiding somewhere with a book. (Walter Farley’s Black Stallion books will forever hold a special place in my heart.)


In school, my reading teachers, Mrs. Hutchinson (6th grade) and Mrs. Sherman (8th grade), encouraged me even more. All through high school I wrote stories, though the only one I ever finished was a hundred and eighty page romance about Corey Haim for creative writing class. I still think the only reason I received an A was because Mr. Murray didn’t want to read the whole thing. (I’ve read it since then — I wouldn’t blame him.)

I started seriously pursuing publishing in 2004 and held my first published book in my hands in 2007. Since then, I’ve published over 25 works, including a few novellas and short stories. After years of fitting in my writing while working as a Travel Agent, since 2012 I’ve been blessed to be able to add full-time writer to my list of titles (wife and mom).