Tuesday, February 27, 2018

#Romance #Review Twisted Up by Erin Nicholas

Title: Twisted Up
Author: Erin Nicholas
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Source: Amazon

First I have to say that while I loved this book, I'm not a fan of the cover. After reading the story, the two people on the cover look nothing like how I picture Avery and Jake in my head.

Now that's out of the way, let's get to the story itself. Its been a few years since I've read a book by this author, but I'm glad I picked up Twisted Up. Jake and Avery were both really likable. It was kind of a friends to lovers type of story, but with a little bit of a twist...and I'm not talking about the tornado that makes an appearance.

I tend to like books that have a very logical progression to them and this was exactly that type of book. The romance between these two happened naturally. It wasn't rushed and it wasn't without its road bumps. They both had their own obstacles to overcome. The ending was sweet and really quite perfect for them. I couldn't wait to see them get their HEA. 
I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a sexy small town love story.


About the Author

I've been reading romance since my mom first let me into her book cupboard when I was about fourteen. LaVyrle Spencer, Julie Garwood, Debbie Macomber... they took my 'happily ever after' ideas from animated princesses to real people in the real world.

I've been writing romance almost as long. Many a family car trip was spent with my head bent over a spiral notebook in the back seat. I'll confess that my very first attempts at fiction were fantasy and paranormals, influenced by my father's love of the Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and the original Alice in Wonderland. If Harry Potter had been around, I'm sure he would have been on the bedtime story shelf as well.

But it wasn't long until I started writing about true love and that's where I've been ever since.

I'm so thrilled to be able to share these stories with you! I hope that they make you smile, sigh, maybe even choke up a little. Most of all, I hope that they help you believe in magical things like first kisses, the spark of passion, and the power of true love.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

#SixSentenceSunday from Red Zone by Sherri Hayes

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His head and bare shoulders were visible above the water as his arms moved fluidly over his head and down into the water. He was a confident swimmer and obviously in shape. The sun was still making its way up into the sky, but there was enough light for her to see the well-toned muscles tense and flex as he moved through the water. She felt something as she watched him but quickly suppressed it. The man was a pampered athlete who was used to women falling at his feet. Attractive or not, there was no way she was becoming another notch on his belt.

Red Zone

The only thing Rebecca Carson ever wanted to do was join the FBI. Now, that was in danger because of a situation, of which she’d had little control. So when her ex-partner and mentor, Travis Hansen, calls and offers her an opportunity to help him with a job, she jumps at the chance.

Gage Daniels has made a pretty good life for himself. As a professional football player, all he has to do is ask, and most things are made available to him. This includes women. A well timed smile is usually all it takes to attract the opposite sex, especially in Nashville. 

When a stalker threatens Gage, the team owner calls an old friend to help protect his star quarterback. Rebecca must work to protect Gage while staving off his advances. The last thing she wants is to be another notch on a hot shot athlete’s belt.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

#NewRelease #Romance Fighting Dirty by JC Valentine

Release Date: February 22, 2018

What happens when an outlaw biker’s obsession puts him between a beautiful nurse and her vicious stalker?


When a brutal attack sent him rolling into a beautiful nurse’s life on a gurney, the chance encounter seemed like a dream come true. She patched him up and gave him a reason to believe in love again, shining light into his dark and dangerous world.

There’s only one problem… She’s on the run from a violent past that’s about to catch up with her in the form of an ex-husband who’s used to getting what he wants, no matter what stands in his way. It might get him killed, but Ryder’s never backed down from a fight, and this is one he’s determined to win.


Starting over isn’t easy. Years of learning new towns, new people, and new jobs have left Tiffany tired, lonely, and ready to give up. Until a hot, sexy, bad-boy biker barreled into her life and she fell…hard. Latching onto the over-protective biker seemed like a good way to escape her daunting past, but life is never that simple.

Club life isn’t what Tiffany imagined it to be, and she soon realizes that her hot new man has a long and wild history that may be more than she bargained for. Between the women and rumors of violence, she finds herself caught between a psychotic ex bent on her destruction and the man who isn’t what she thought him to be. When things quickly begin to unravel, Tiffany doesn’t know who to trust or where to turn.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

#Romance #Review True North by Marie Force

Title: True North
Author: Marie Force
Rating: 4 stars

It's been a while since I've read anything from Marie Force. Not sure why, other than the fact that I have more books on my TBR list then I have time to read. 

True North is another example of why I enjoy this author. Her writing pulls you into the story and makes you care about the characters. 

The story focuses around Travis and Liana. These two butted heads a few times due to each's independence, but that is why they made such a great couple. Neither overpowered the other and when they screwed up they admitted they were wrong. 

I read somewhere that this book almost didn't get published because someone told the author that no one wanted to read about a beautiful model heroine. I'm so glad she didn't listen because this book was definitely worth the read.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a summer romance with a little bit of mystery mixed in.


Author Bio

With more than 2.5 million books sold, Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 contemporary romances. Her New York Times bestselling self-published McCarthys of Gansett Island Series has sold more than 1 million e-books since Maid for Love was released in 2011. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Fatal Series from Harlequin’s Carina Press, as well as the Treading Water Series and numerous stand-alone books. All You Need is Love, book 1 in her new Green Mountain Series from Berkley Sensation, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller in February. The second book, I Want to Hold Your Hand, will be out in June, and the third book, I Saw Her Standing There, is coming in November. In 2014, Marie will have eight mass-market print releases—the first five Fatal Series books from Harlequin and the first three Green Mountain Series books from Berkley. While her husband was in the Navy, Marie lived in Spain, Maryland and Florida, and she is now settled in her home state of Rhode Island. She is the mother of two teenagers and two feisty dogs, Brandy and Louie.


Monday, February 19, 2018

Cover Reveal for Sombra by Leslie McAdam

Release Date: April 30, 2018

Everything in moderation. Including virtue.

I step off the plane in Madrid and meet his warm eyes. His crooked smile. His devastating charm. 
Worse, he’s courteous. Honorable. Sensuous. Impossibly attractive.

Tavo awakens my desires—my body—without even touching it. 
I don’t want to be attracted to him. I’ve made my promises. 
My future has already been determined. I'm wearing a ring.

But I can't control this pull to him.
He wants to explore my shadows.
I want to get out of the light.

I shouldn't feel this way...

Problem is, I can't restrain my heart.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

#SixSentenceSunday from Welcome to Serpent's Kiss by Sherri Hayes

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Ascending the stairs, she entered the first room on her right. All the rooms on the second floor had been turned into playrooms. Each were well equipped with a variety of toys that could be adapted to specific needs if the situation arose. She’d tried to make things as versatile as possible.

Kneeling on the floor in the middle of the room was Ryan. As per her instructions, and their arrangement, he was waiting for her naked. 

Welcome to Serpent's Kiss

After losing her husband unexpectedly, Katrina Mayer decided to open Serpent’s Kiss. She wanted it to be a place where she and her fellow kinksters could play and socialize. 

Five years after the doors opened, the club is everything she’d hoped it would be. On Friday and Saturday nights, Serpent’s Kiss is filled with men and women who share a similar desire to explore the pleasures BDSM has to offer. The club has continued to grow, and over the years, many of its members have become friends.

The one thing Katrina didn’t expect when she’d decided to open a club was the human drama that came with it. Learning to balance her life as the club mistress has taken some getting used to, but she wouldn’t change a thing.

Monday, February 5, 2018

#Romance #Review of Daisy Does It All by Kylie Gilmore

Title: Daisy Does It All
Author: Kylie Gilmore
Rating: 3 stars

This is the second book I've read by Kylie Gilmore and I have to say I didn't like it as much as the first. Not in that it wasn't well written, because it was, but more because I didn't care all that much for the heroine, Daisy.

Readers met Daisy in the first book of this series, The Opposite of Wild, and to be honest I wasn't all that impressed with her then. However, from experience I know that sometimes views can change once you get inside a character's head. That was not the case here. In the first book, Daisy came off as immature and a bit of a brat. In Daisy Does It All, she still came off as immature and a bit of a brat. I had a hard time relating to her. I also had a really hard time understanding why Trav wanted to be with her.

Speaking of Trav, I liked him a lot. He was a great hero. He had a great sense of humor, but could be extremely protective when the situation called for it. And his relationship with his brothers and even the way he was with Daisy and his son were definite pluses in my book.

If this was the first book I'd read by this author, I'm not sure I would be reading anymore. But I loved the first book in this series and despite Daisy, I loved Trav, so I will read the next book in the series.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a sweet, yet sexy, romance with a slightly less mature heroine.


Author Bio

Kylie Gilmore is the USA Today bestselling romance author of the Clover Park series and the Clover Park STUDS series. She writes quirky, tender romance with a solid dose of humor. Her debut novel, The Opposite of Wild, is currently FREE on all platforms.

Kylie lives in New York with her family, two cats, and a nutso dog. When she’s not writing, wrangling kids, or dutifully taking notes at writing conferences, you can find her flexing her muscles all the way to the high cabinet for her secret chocolate stash.

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

#SixSentenceSunday from Behind Closed Doors by Sherri Hayes

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His hands slid down her lower back to cup her backside, pulling her against him. The feel of her soft curves pressed against him just fueled his desire.
When Chris lifted her up, it took little encouragement from him before she wrapped her legs around him.
Her lips were so soft against his, but they met his kisses with equal fervor. He could taste the orange juice she had with breakfast, but it held a minty undertone and the warm sweetness he remembered from the kiss last night.

Why did I ever think this was a bad idea?

Behind Closed Doors

After her life in Columbus, Ohio falls apart, Elizabeth Marshall moves a little over an hour away to the small town of Springfield. She wants to start over—leave her past behind—and build something new for herself. 
Christopher Daniels enjoys the simplicity of being a bachelor. He has no desire to change that philosophy…until Elizabeth shows up. He’s determined to resist her charms. But when her past begins to threaten her new life, it forces him into the role of protector. 
Will he be able to resist Elizabeth and still keep her safe?