Thursday, April 30, 2015

REVIEW : Hate F*@k : The Horus Group Book 3 by Ainsley Booth

RELEASE DATE : April 28, 2015
In the blink of an eye, everything changed, and I can’t pretend I don’t need Cole anymore.
He’s my heart and soul, but he’s not always there when I need him, and I’m scared.

Keeping Hailey at arms’ length used to be an annoying challenge. Now it’s a matter of life and death.
I want vengeance. And then I want Hailey to be mine, forever.

The final episode in the love story of an ex-Navy SEAL and the curvy good girl he can't resist!

Major thanks to NetGalley and Victory Editing for the ARC.

I am so sad to see this story wrap up. It was so much fun and so satisfying. I really hope to read more from Ainsley Booth and to get some updates on The HORUS Group. I feel this could be a phenomenal series.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

REVIEW : Wild Heat by Lucy Monroe

RELEASE DATE : April 28, 2015
In the quaint little town of Cailkirn, Alaska, it's impossible to keep a secret, especially one as juicy as the unexpected return of Kitty Grant. Tack MacKinnon remembers her wild red curls and even wilder spirit-and still feels the sting from when she shattered his heart in college. But there's a pain in Kitty's gorgeous eyes that guts him to the core and Tack is determined to do whatever it takes to see the woman he still loves smile again-even if it means taking on her demons as his own.

After fleeing an abusive ex-husband, Kitty decides that the best way to heal her broken heart is to come back home. But she gets a whole new shock when she sees how undeniably sexy Tack has become. More handsome, more muscular, more charming-more everything-he's impossible to resist. Before she knows it, they're reigniting sparks that could set the whole state of Alaska on fire. Yet trust doesn't come easy to Kitty anymore, and as things heat up between her and Tack, she can't help but wonder if one of them is going to get burned . . .

Thanks to NetGalley and Forever ( Grand Central Publishing) for the ARC.

Caitlin Grant, better known as Kitty to some, is returning back home to the family and friends she left behind when she married Nevin Barston. With their relationship finally over, Caitlin wants a new start and the forgiveness of her former best friend Tack MacKinnon.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

REVIEW : Hot Alphas by Lora Leigh, Laurelin McGee, Shiloh Walker, Kate Douglas

In Erin's Kiss by Lora Leigh, ex-Marine Turk has become Erin's sworn protector. The target of her CIA-operative brother's foes, Turk is the only port Erin has to cling to in a storm. He promised her brother long ago never to touch her--but how can he resist a woman who aches to be with him as much as he burns for her?
In misTaken by Laurelin McGee, Jaylene is an independent woman whose feminist values run deep. The last thing she wants is a man telling her what to do. Until she meets her mysterious new neighbor. He makes her realize that you can still be strong and relinquish control... in the bedroom. But as their passion consumes them, Jaylene isn't sure he is who he says he is.
In Burn for Me by Shiloh Walker, Tate longs to spend his nights with Ali, a woman he's loved for years. But while Ali's heart aches for him, her head has reservations. Ali knows that Tate has unresolved anger that is a force to be reckoned with...but the heat that blazes between them is undeniable. Now both Tate and Ali are left to wonder: Can love really conquer all?
In Tangled by Kate Douglas, Nate shows up to work at Tangled Vineyards ready to do what he loves best--craft award-winning wines. But when something better comes in the form of Cassie, the winemaker and former owner, Nate is completely love-drunk. Getting involved with Tangled's mixologist is a bad way to start off a new job, but with Cassie as a temptation, Nate doesn't stand a chance.
Major thanks to NetGalley and St.Martin's Press for the ARC.

REVIEW : Beautiful Secret (Beautiful Series #4) by Christina Lauren

RELEASE DATE : April 14, 2015
When Ruby Miller’s boss announces he’s sending her on an extended business trip to New York City, she’s shocked. As one of the best and brightest young engineers in London, she knows she’s professionally up to the task. The part that’s throwing her is where she’ll be spending a month up close and personal working alongside—and staying in a hotel with—Niall Stella, her firm’s top urban planning executive and The Hottest Man Alive. Despite her ongoing crush, Ruby is certain Niall barely knows she’s alive…until their flirty overnight flight makes him sit up and take notice.

Not one for letting loose and breaking rules, recently divorced Niall would describe himself as hopeless when it comes to women. But even he knows outgoing California-girl Ruby is a breath of fresh air. Once she makes it her mission to help the sexy Brit loosen his tie, there’s no turning back. Thousands of miles from London, it’s easy for the lovers to play pretend. But when the trip is over, will the relationship they’ve built up fall down?

I’ve said it before and it bears repeating, I fucking LOVE the Beautiful series! Each new story from these characters just gets better and better. Christina Lauren are a dynamite writing duo.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

REVIEW: Two Week Turnaround by Geneva Lee

           RELEASE DATE : April 14, 2015
1. Replace Your Vices
There isn't a coked-out celebutant in Hollywood that Sofia King can’t turn around. That is, until her producer father calls in a crazy huge favor... to turn-around the one guy Sofia never wanted to see again.
2. Reduction of Free Time
Actor-out-of-control Isaac Blue is as insanely sexy-hot as ever. The kind of hot that makes a woman toss both inhibitions and panties. All Sofia needs to do is keep Isaac on the straight and narrow until filming wraps up... which means there’s only one way Sofia can keep his attention.
3. One day (night) at a Time
Her plan involves replacing Isaac’s vices with raw, no-holding-back sex. With her.
Sofia tells herself she knows that she’s in control. That in two weeks, Isaac will be a changed man. And then she tells herself that there’s no way she could ever fall for Isaac Blue again...

Major thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Books for the ARC.

Sofia King is called in to fix the reputation of Hollywood bad boy Isaac Blue. Sofia’s father doesn’t seem to care that his daughter and her possible client have a past together. He only wants the best on the job.

Isaac most definitely does not remember the woman who appears at his hotel door, but he does remember the woman she used to be. Fia Maxx, his former co-star and lover and the woman who broke his heart 6 years earlier.

Sofia doesn’t quite see their past in the same way and doesn’t want to consider a future with him but her plan to keep their relationship professional is quickly falling apart. Isaac wants to give them another shot and it looks like he can get Sofia to agree, of course that’s before Sofia learns of the real reason why they didn't last.

This was a short and sexy read. Very fun take on Hollywood and all that drama.

Two Week Turnaround by Geneva Lee via @amazon

Friday, April 10, 2015

REVIEW : Back in Play (Power Play #2) by Lynda Aicher

For Minnesota Glaciers captain Scott Walters, skating on a bum knee—and self-medicating to keep skating on it—is all part of the game. That the painkillers he's eating prevent him from having meaningful relationships is just one more sacrifice in a lifetime of them. He's worked too hard to let his image be ruined by injury or dependency, so he hides the pain and fakes the rest—a girlfriend would only complicate matters.
High school teacher Rachel Fielding never needed a man in her life, but she also never intended to grow old alone. When she meets Scott while visiting her brother, she's intrigued to find herself wanting him in her bed. For hours at a time, as often as possible. Scott is a giver, and just the memory of his attentions is enough to drive her crazy. Anything long-term is out of the question, though—the pills she finds in Scott's house indicate he's struggling with a lot more than growing older in a young man's game.
When what starts out as a what-the-hell week long fling turns into Scott and Rachel exploring each other outside the bedroom, Rachel hesitates. But Scott asks for her support to break his addiction, and hearing him admit his secrets has her ignoring her own rules—until he breaks her heart. With the Glaciers refusing to renew his contract and his future with Rachel uncertain, Scott has some big decisions to make and a lot to prove—especially to himself.

Thanks to NetGalley and Carina Press for the ARC

I love being surprised by a book. I went into this one thinking it would be the typical sports star and his quest for love type book. I was absolutely wrong. Back in Play is an incredibly intense story that deals with a delicate subject matter.

Monday, April 6, 2015

REVIEW : Only Trick by Jewel E. Ann

“Don’t Look Back in Anger”
In one night, I lost five years of my life. Here’s what I know …

I was homeless.

I’m a recovering drug addict.

My inked skin crawls from lustful eyes.

I have a serious aversion to women.

My gay partner is a home wrecker.

I own a gun and I’m a damn good shot.

I’m a makeup artist, but it’s an insult to my talent.

I’ve never wanted to possess anything except my Ducati … until I met Darby.

Now here’s what I know since that day in the ER when she pieced me back together … nothing—but a few random thoughts.

My new “friend” is distracting, clingy, and obsessed with acronyms, emojis, and phrases like “breakfast soul mates.”

I didn’t want to like her, but she crawled under my skin and swallowed me whole. Now we’re best friends and she’s my new addiction. I'd drink her from a shot glass, snort her up my nose, or inject her into my veins if I could. What I won’t do … is ever tell her that.

She doesn’t know me … I don’t know me. When those missing years come back, I think she will hate me … I think I will hate me.

My parents named me Patrick Roth, and this is my story.

Major thanks to NetGalley for this amazing ARC.

These past few months I have been very lucky to get access to some really wonderful reads from some authors that maybe I wouldn’t have checked out on my usual book run. Jewel E Ann (cute) is now on my TBR list. Only Trick has just stolen my soul.

REVIEW : Back to You (Hurley Brothers #3) by Lauren Dane

What won't he do for a second chance?

Former model Kelly Hurley has finally put the ashes of the past behind her. After a passionate but turbulent marriage to rock star Vaughan Hurley that ended in heartbreak and divorce, Kelly rebuilt her life in Portland, where she settled so their two young daughters could be close to their father. Just not so close Kelly couldn't truly make her own way without interference from the man who shattered her heart. Now Kelly's finally ready to move on, and she's planning to marry another man.

But not if Vaughan has anything to say about it.

Vaughan knows he was a fool all those years ago. A young, selfish—and prideful—fool. Even as he buried himself in the fast, decadent rock-star lifestyle, he could never drown out the memory of Kelly's beauty and love. Or the sweet, searing heat whenever they touched. For years, he's had to deal with the pain of seeing her only because of their daughters, but it was never enough. Now Vaughan must prove that he's the only man Kelly needs, before he loses her for good. And there's only one way to do it…
Major thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Books for the ARC.

There are some stories you read where you just feel yourself getting sucked in and falling head over heels for the characters. Lauren Dane does this for me in almost all of her books.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

REVIEW : Unblocked : Episode Two (Timber Towers Book 2) by Marni Mann

One taste was all it took.
Derek Block demands more.
Frankie Jordan wants to run.
Pleasure complicates business.
But some passion is just too hard to resist.
Things are getting hotter as real estate gets real….

This is Episode Two of the five-episode Timber Towers novella series.
 Major thanks to NetGalley and Booktrope for the ARC. 

I reviewed part one back in February, you can check it here. This story has definitely picked up major steam in just part 2 of 5. 

REVIEW : Shaken (L.A Nights #3) by Sylvie Fox

          SCHEDULED RELEASE DATE : April 10, 2015 
Jessie Morales chose her career over love five years ago. Now she’s finally seeing her hard choices pay off. A possible promotion to the KESP news desk is in the works. Except, right after her boss gives her the good news—an earthquake hits, leaving her trapped in an elevator facing the demons from her past.

LAPD officer Cameron Becker is still recovering from the after shocks of the earthquake when his estranged wife calls—panicked and trapped. He doesn’t hesitate to rush to her rescue. He lost her once. He can’t lose her again.

Yet, when the physical danger has passed, unforgotten longing rises to the surface. He’d made a solemn vow on their wedding day: Once mine, always mine. But Jessie’s not convinced. The fallout from their first breakup nearly broke her—she can’t risk the devastation a second time.

With both their careers on the line, both of their families determined to keep them apart, and the unresolved betrayals from the past, can Cameron convince Jessie to take a risk when fate offers them a second chance?

Thanks to NetGalley and Penner Media Group for the ARC.

Yesenia (Jessie) and Cameron have been separated for about 2 years as they both try to mend their careers. It’s on the night of an LA quake that Yesenia is forced to face a few of her fears. Being stuck in an elevator with the memories of a past trauma pushes her to call the one man who can understand.