Archives for December 2015

BLOG TOUR / BOOK REVIEW – Christmas at the Cove – Rachel Brimble

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4 STARS!

Scott Walker has felt the pressure of taking care of his Mom and 3 younger sisters for 10 years now.  He finally has his life almost to a point where he can step back, relax a little, do some traveling, maybe settle down with someone … only he can’t get “the one that got away” out of his mind.

Three years ago, Carrie Jameson was passing through Templeton Cove and had a week long fling with Scott.  The strength of the draw they felt towards for each other scared them both and made them not pursue trying to find the other again after they parted.

When Carrie shows back up in town looking for Scott, will they still feel the connection to each other?  And will the news she has to share bring them closer together or push Scott away forever?

**  Received free in exchange for an honest review  **

 

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Christmas at the Cove
Temptation Cove #4
By: Rachel Brimble

Released November 4, 2015
Harlequin Superromance

 

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 More family for Christmas?

 Scott Walker doesn’t have time for a relationship. The sexy mechanic has career ambitions, not to mention a mother and three sisters to take care of. The last thing he needs is Carrie Jameson, the beauty he never forgot, arriving in Templeton Cove over the holidays with some unexpected news.

Scott still finds Carrie irresistible, and he’s not one to shirk responsibility. Scott’s issues with his own dad make the prospect of parenthood a minefield. But if he and Carrie can overcome their fears, this Christmas could bring them the best gift of all.

 

Link to Follow Tour:  http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/10/christmas-at-cove-temptation-cove-4-by.html

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22309833-christmas-at-the-cove

Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/161969-temptation-cove

 

Buy Links:  Amazon | B & N | Google Play | iTunes | Kobo

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K9ZWL3U/r

B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/christmas-at-the-cove-rachel-brimble/1119471813?ean=9780373608812

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rachel_Brimble_Christmas_at_the_
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iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/christmas-at-the-cove/id925259430?mt=11

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/christmas-at-the-cove

 

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EXCERPT:

She glanced around the garage. “I’m sorry to turn up unannounced like this, but I’m here and we need to talk.”

He stared at her in disbelief as questions, demands and weaknesses hurtled around inside him, battling with the intense sexual frustration storming through his body. “Just like that, you turn up and say, ‘We need to talk’?” He shook his head and turned away from her, lest he get caught in the snare of her wide, impossibly gorgeous eyes. “Go away.”

“No.”

Keeping his back to her, he uncrossed his arms and planted his hands on his hips. He tipped his head back and smiled as insanity rushed his bloodstream. He wanted to grab her, shake her, kiss her and make love to her. God, he wanted to drop to his damn knees in front of her and beg her to tell him where she’d been and now she was back, was she back for good?

“Scott?”

He closed his eyes, barely resisting the urge to cover his ears with his hands and block out her tempting voice, achingly laced with the unmistakable sound of a plea. “Whether you want to see me or not, I have to talk to you, and I won’t leave the Cove until you hear me out.”

Her heels clicked closer and his body tensed, waiting for what came next. The dangerous, musky scent of her perfume wafted under his nostrils and he inhaled. She approached the bench beside him and put down a business card. “My number’s on there. I’m staying at the Christie. Call me when you’re ready to talk. It’s important or I wouldn’t have come.”

He glanced at the card. Carrie Jameson. Producer.

She turned and walked away. He let her go, feeling like a smashed up car after a hurricane, tossed and turned through the air before being spewed crudely across the highway, left to rust and burn.

He picked up the card. His hand shook and the rare sting of tears shamed him. What the hell was he supposed to do now? Carrie was back and his libido told him only too clearly there was no way in hell he wouldn’t go to her. How was he supposed to let her go a second time when he’d lived the last three years regretting he didn’t stop her the first time?

 

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AUTHOR INFO

Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. Since 2013, she has had five books published by Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and three Victorian romances by eKensington/Lyrical.

Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.

She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!
Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads

Website:  http://rachelbrimble.com/

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rachel-Brimble/181873201887441

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RachelBrimble

GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1806411.Rachel_Brimble

 

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BLOG TOUR / BOOK REVIEW – Snowflake Bay – Donna Kauffman

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5 STARS!

Really enjoyed this book!  It’s sweet and has lots of family importance stressed in it, but it’s also funny with some nice sexy times too. 🙂

Fiona McCrae sold her thriving interior design business in Manhattan and has come back home to Blueberry Cove, Maine to start a more down-to-earth decorating business.  While in the midst of this, she’s also guilted by her older sister, Hannah, into planning a Christmas wedding for her … in 7 short weeks!

Ben Campbell has been Fi’s brother, Logan’s best friend since kindergarten, and he’s back to help at his families Christmas tree farm in neighboring Snowflake Bay.  Just what Fiona needs on top of everything else!

Ben might have spent his formative years with a huge crush on Hannah, but in the background, Fi was crushing on Ben.  He just thought of her as a pesky little sister, and tormented her on a regular basis.  Now that she’s all grown up, will he finally see her?  And with her life in such a rocky place right now, will she even want him to?

**  Received free in exchange for an honest review  **

 

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Snowflake Bay
The Brides of Blueberry Cove #2
By: Donna Kauffman

Releasing September 29, 2015
Zebra

 

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There’s no place like seaside Blueberry Cove, Maine, at Christmas—and there’s nothing like a wedding, the warmth of the holidays, and an old crush, to create the perfect new start…

Interior designer Fiona McCrae has left fast-paced Manhattan to move back home to peaceful Blueberry Cove. But she’s barely arrived before she’s hooked into planning her big sister Hannah’s Christmas wedding—in less than seven weeks. The last thing she needs is for her first love, Ben Campbell, to return to neighboring Snowflake Bay…

As kids, Fiona was the bratty little sister Ben mercilessly teased—while pining after Hannah. But Fi never once thought of Ben like a brother. And that hasn’t changed. Except Fi is all grown up. Will Ben notice her now? More importantly, with her life in a jumble, should he? Or might the romance of the occasion, the spirit of the season, and the gifts of time ignite a long-held flame for many Christmases to come…

Something old might just become something new…

 

Link to Follow Tour:  http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/10/snowflake-bay-brides-of-blueberry-cove.html

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23360012-snowflake-bay

Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/137224-the-brides-of-blueberry-cove

 

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Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/search/search.html?q=9781420137484

 

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EXCERPT

Big hands gripped her shoulders again and turned her back around. Then she felt rough, thick fingers gently tug at the scarf until her face was completely uncovered, or at least most of it was. Curls still clung to her eyelashes and errant wool fibers remained plastered to her Chapsticked lips.

She finally looked up at him. What the hell. She couldn’t possibly be more mortified around him now than she had been during pretty much every waking, breathing moment of her adolescence, could she?

Any latent, exceedingly selfish hopes she might have harbored that time and age had been unkind to him were extinguished with that one simple glance. He was … beautiful. He’d always been beautiful. Thick, chestnut-brown hair that was forever in need of a trim topped a pair of always twinkling eyes the color of Maine evergreens, and a ready grin set between a strong jaw and sharp cheekbones. Only now, age and time had somehow transformed him into a man who was more rugged, more handsome, more genuinely, heart-grippingly sexy. The kind of sexy a thirteen-year-old couldn’t even begin to appreciate, but the thirty-two-year-old woman standing before him could all too well.

His body was as ruggedly appealing as his face, with broad shoulders to match those wide palms, and the kind of muscles roping his arms and biceps that even the green plaid wool jacket he had on over a faded red hoodie did little to hide and everything to enhance. She didn’t dare look lower. Didn’t have to. He’d always been athletic and agile despite his size. Looking at those long legs and perfectly muscled thighs wasn’t necessary. She imagined them anyway, remembering far too many summers spent watching him and Logan from her bedroom window as they played pick-up basketball at the hoop mounted to the front of the carriage house, in nothing more than gym shorts and gleaming, honey-gold skin.

It seemed so unfair, she thought, even as she drank in the sight of him like a woman who’d been in the desert since, well, since the summer of her eighth grade graduation. Which was when he’d left town, and her unrequited love, in the unnoticed and seriously pathetic dust.

“Hello, Ben,” she said, seeing the wisps of wool still clinging to her lips dance briefly in the warm, dry air. She wanted to close her eyes. Hell, she wanted to dig a hole to China. Instead, she forced herself to maintain eye contact. Adult. Mature. Not thirteen. Not stupidly pining for a guy who never once thought of you as anything but his best friend’s annoying, bratty kid sister.

At the moment, however, he looked sincerely happy to see her. That shouldn’t have made her knees knock. Or her thighs clench.

“I didn’t know you were back in town,” he said.

“That makes two of us,” she said, thinking that her heart had to be pounding against her chest so hard, if she looked down, she’d surely see a cartoon version of it pumping out through her coat. Her fireplug red, down-filled coat.

Yeah.

Her karma clearly didn’t include things like having the sexier-than-ever Ben Campbell reenter her life when she had on cute yoga pants and was in some innocent but super suggestive pose that had him immediately wondering why in the hell he’d never noticed her before.

“You, uh …” He made a brief motion toward her mouth, and then that gleaming white grin flashed. “Either you’ve been slimed by your scarf, or you have a very unfortunate fungal issue. Either way—” He reached past her to nimbly snag a napkin from the holder she’d half buried under her satchel. “Here,” he said, offering it to her.

Aaaaand humiliation complete. Forever thirteen. Ah well, what the hell. Might as well own it. She tugged off her gloves with her probably wool-coated teeth, then took the proffered napkin. “Thanks,” she said, and turned to put her gloves on the marble countertop and do the best she could without benefit of a mirror to de-fungi herself. Turning back around, she crumpled the napkin in her hand and gave him a wry smile. “Better?”

“Mostly,” he said.

She went stock-still again when, teasing grin still firmly in place, he stepped closer, bowed his head, and gazed ever-so-intently at her mouth. She had no idea how her legs held her upright as every one of her adolescent fantasies came screaming back to mind, but in a far—far—more adult fashion. Surely, he couldn’t mean to—

He brought his hand up—not to cup her cheek so he could lower his lips to hers—but to pluck away the few remaining fibers that still clung to her lips.

What did it say that the tips of his fingers brushing her lips elicited a far greater response from her body than the last man she’d actually gotten naked with? Nothing positive, she was sure. About her, or about poor, couldn’t-find-an-erogenous-zone-if-it-was- staring-him-in-the-face Charlie. Which, sadly for them both, one rather universally well-known zone had been.

“Now you’re good,” he said, smiling again as he stepped back.

No, not really, she thought. But you sure are. She swallowed against a throat that was suddenly a dry wasteland, while other parts of her were … decidedly not. Oh, so, very, very good.

 

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AUTHOR INFO

USA Today bestselling author of the Cupcake Club Romance series, Donna Kauffman has seen her books reviewed in venues ranging from Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal to Entertainment Weekly and Cosmopolitan. She lives just outside of DC in the lovely Virginia countryside, where she is presently trying to makeover her newly empty nest into something that doesn’t have to accommodate piles of sports equipment falling out of her coat closet (okay, out of every closet…and under every bed….), size 13 cleats and sweaty uniforms cluttering her foyer (and stairwell, and laundry room, and…), and a kitchen that should have come with a traffic light. And a pantry monitor. (Anyone with a clever idea on how to repurpose lacrosse sticks into matching reading lamps, she’s all ears!) When she’s not stripping paint, varnishing an old auction house find, or trying to avoid bodily injury with her latest power tool purchase, she loves to hear from readers!

AUTHOR LINKS:  Website | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads

Website:  http://www.donnakauffman.com/

Facebook:  http://facebook.com/donna.kauffman1

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/DonnaKauffman

GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/61869.Donna_Kauffman

 

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BLOG TOUR / BOOK REVIEW – His To Take – Katee Robert

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3 1/2 STARS!

A short & sexy read!  The characters are likable, and they are super sexy together!

Erin Robinson has returned home to Wellington after her Broadway career tanked.  She’s ashamed and has no clue what to do with the rest of her life.

Warren Davis is on leave from the Marines and in town to visit his grandfather.  He’s also got a future with Erin on his mind.  He goads her into a Truth or Dare game, and admits he wants a future and that sends her running scared.  Will she decide the chance is worth it?

**  Received free in exchange for an honest review  **

 

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HIS TO TAKE
by Katee Robert
Series: Out of Uniform #3.5

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 7, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Brazen

A game of truth or dare gets WAY out of hand in the sexiest way possible, in Katee Robert’s His to Take.

Fans of Samanthe Beck’s Private Practice or No Strings Attached by Nicolette Day, will devour the final installment of the Out of Uniform series by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Katee Robert.

Synopsis:

Erin Robinson is having an epically bad year. Her blossoming career on Broadway tanked, forcing her to crawl back to home to Wellington. The icing on her failure cake? Her former on-again, off-again fling is in town, and the sexy Marine is taking up way too much space.

Warren Davis always knew Erin was special, which is exactly why he can’t have her. A girl like her deserves something permanent—something neither of them wants. But now that they’re both back in town and she’s right there in front of him, a challenge in her eyes he’s never been able to resist, he’s questioning everything.

That challenge quickly escalates into an epic game of Truth or Dare. Erin’s sure she’s got him on lock, but as the night progresses, Warren’s dares intensify, drowning her in lust. But with the past still breathing down their necks, there’s no way either of them can win…

 See where it all began with book 1 of the Out of Uniform series, In Bed with Mr. Wrong.

Get More information at: Goodreads  | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes

 

Excerpts:

 “You haven’t even heard what I’m proposing.”

“I don’t have to. I know you. And as great as an hour of hot sweaty sex would be, I’m not in the mood.”

That, more than anything else, confirmed there was something wrong. He tamped down the urge to ask what it was. They weren’t that kind of friends. Not yet. They were two people who’d hooked up a handful of times in the last six years. That was it.

That was what he was trying to change.

So he nudged her shoulder, hating that the winter made so many layers necessary. It was only his imagination making him think he could feel the heat of her body through her coat from that tiny touch. “Truth or dare, Freckles?”

Her jaw dropped. “You’re joking.”

“We haven’t done it in years.” Not since the night they met.

“Right. Because we’re grown-ass adults, and truth or dare is for kids.”

He watched the memories reflected in her hazel eyes. Truth or dare was how they’d gotten started in the first place. They’d been with a group of friends down at Mill Creek and someone had suggested the game. It had been a wild night of the kind of trouble only teenagers could get into, and it had culminated out in the middle of the creek where another of their friends dared Erin to kiss Warren.

And, holy fuck, had she kissed him.

 

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New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. She found romance novels at age twelve and it changed her life. When not writing sexy contemporary and speculative fiction romance novels, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her wee ones, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

Connect with Katee at: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google + | GoodReads | Instagram | Tumblr | Youtube

 

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Katee Robert- Out of Uniform series purchase links

 

In Bed with Mr. Wrong

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wrong-Uniform-Novel-Entangled-Brazen-ebook/dp/B00HFUAODQ/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1388674987&sr=1-6&keywords=katee+robert

B&N:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-bed-with-mr-wrong-katee-robert/1117785749?ean=9781622663538

iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/in-bed-mr.-wrong-out-uniform/id787250913?mt=11

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/in-bed-with-mr-wrong-an-out-of-uniform-novel

 

His to Keep:

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/His-Keep-Out-Uniform-Book-ebook/dp/B00JCYNMUU/ref=pd_sim_351_3?ie=UTF8&dpID=51oINjITEpL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR107%2C160_&refRID=1YP1QYCFZ818TEPARXCY

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/his-to-keep-katee-robert/1119054798?ean=9781622665679

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/his-to-keep/id852955478?mt=11

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/in-bed-with-mr-wrong-an-out-of-uniform-novel

 

Falling For His Best Friend:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Falling-Best-Friend-Uniform-Book-ebook/dp/B00WDX1AO2/ref=pd_sim_351_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=51n4Q-8NbbL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR107%2C160_&refRID=1YP1QYCFZ818TEPARXCY

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/falling-for-his-best-friend-katee-robert/1121774044?ean=9781633752740

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/falling-for-his-best-friend/id987374865?mt=11

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/falling-for-his-best-friend-entangled-brazen

 

His Lover to Protect:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013BEDMPQ/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/his-lover-to-protect-katee-robert/1122451098?ean=9781633753679

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/his-lover-to-protect/id1025864071?mt=11

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/his-lover-to-protect-entangled-brazen

 

His to Take:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/His-Take-Uniform-Katee-Robert-ebook/dp/B015MPPD5O/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1449170052&sr=1-2

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/his-to-take-katee-robert/1122680715?ean=9781633754676

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/his-to-take/id1041924171?mt=11

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/his-to-take-3

BOOK REVIEW – Chasing Perfect – Melanie Shawn

Chasing Perfect

4 STARS!

A sweet romance about finding your one true love, your first love, right in front of you.

Sandy Cooper and Hunter Blakely have been best friends since elementary school.  His heart has always been worn on his sleeve, and she’s always known that he loves her … but she wants more.  She doesn’t want to live in the same town forever, she wants to see the world and find what’s waiting out there for her.

When graduation night rolls around and they go a step too far during their celebration, it scares her and she lashes out and their friendship is splintered.

When Hunter steps back into her life, will she be able to let her guard down and admit her feelings?  If she doesn’t, will Hunter be able to stay “just friends” or will he walk away again?

**  Received free in exchange for an honest review  **

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Looking for some naughty reads that are oh-so-nice? Welcome the newest Brazen releases to your ereader today!
 
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Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey

 

 Jasmine Taveras is the reason Sarge Purcell grabbed his six-string and bailed the hell out of New Jersey four years ago. She’s the fuel for every song he’s ever written—each one laced with bitter, hard-edged, hungry lust. Now, with his hugely successful band on temporary hiatus, Sarge is determined to prove to Jasmine that this “kid” turned into every inch the man she’s always needed…


Men are slim pickings for a single factory girl in Hook, New Jersey…until tall, broad-shouldered hotness walks—or rather storms—into Jasmine’s life.  Sarge’s return shouldn’t affect her this way. He’s her best friend’s much younger kid brother, and the kind of rough, gritty, sexiness Jasmine has no right to taste for herself. Even if he lets her.

But lust is a blinding, insatiable force. And when it crashes, it will take both Sarge and Jasmine down with it…     

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His to Take by Katee Robert

Erin Robinson is having an epically bad year. Her blossoming career on Broadway tanked, forcing her to crawl back to home to Wellington. The icing on her failure cake? Her former on-again, off-again fling is in town, and the sexy Marine is taking up way too much space.

Warren Davis always knew Erin was special, which is exactly why he can’t have her. A girl like her deserves something permanent—something neither of them wants. But now that they’re both back in town and she’s right there in front of him, a challenge in her eyes he’s never been able to resist, he’s questioning everything.

That challenge quickly escalates into an epic game of Truth or Dare. Erin’s sure she’s got him on lock, but as the night progresses, Warren’s dares intensify, drowning her in lust. But with the past still breathing down their necks, there’s no way either of them can win…

Find your copy of His to Take by Katee Robert: Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo | Entangled | Goodreads




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Say You’re Mine by Diane Alberts

Navy SEAL Steven Thomas has only ever been able to count on three things: waking up in the morning, going to sleep sometime during the night, and Lauren Brixton. She’s been his best friend since grade school, and what they have is the only relationship he’s managed not to ruin.

Until one drunken night puts that all in jeopardy.

Lauren’s watched Steven flit from one-night stand to one-night stand, seemingly not interested in something more. So when the long-ignored attraction between the two of them blows up in their faces, she does the only thing she can—she pretends she doesn’t want him. But all’s fair in love and war, and Steven’s not about to lose the only person in his life who matters…

Find your copy of Say You’re Mine by Diane Alberts: Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo | Entangled | Goodreads

BLOG TOUR / BOOK REVIEW – Coming Apart at the Seams – Jenna Sutton

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5 STARS!

I so loved this book!  From the beginning until the end, it’s super sexy.  Nick & Teagan are electrifying together!  Then there is the sweet side to the book.  I can’t even tell you how many “awww”‘s passed through my mind as I read it.  I won’t forget them anytime soon!

Teagan O’Brien has worked hard to earn her position at Riley O’Brien & Company even though she’s an heir to the founder and her entire family works there.  She never wanted anything handed to her, and only wanted to work there if she was an asset.

Nick Priest met the O’Brien family when he was playing college football with Quinn O’Brien.  They basically adopted him to be there anytime he could be for family functions, etc.  He went on to play for years for various NFL teams and made time to come back to visit when he could.

Nick is given an opportunity to come work at O’Brien’s and jumps on it.  He and Teagan have a past.  They were best friends years ago until things turned romantic, and then Nick walked away.  He wants a second chance with her, but she’s emphatic that she wants no part of him.  Will he be able to change her mind?

**  Received free in exchange for an honest review  **

 

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Coming Apart at the Seams
Riley O’Brien & Co. #2
By: Jenna Sutton

Releasing December 1, 2015
Berkley

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Love can take some time to break in…

Teagan O’Brien, heiress to the Riley O’Brien & Co. denim empire, is anything but a spoiled rich girl. She’s worked hard to secure her place in the family business and can hold her own, in and out of the office. Only one man has ever been able to get under her skin—sexy football star Nick Priest. Years ago they crossed the line from friends to lovers, but he left her heartbroken. Since then, she’s been determined to keep him at arm’s length—no matter how tempting he looks in his jeans…

Nick has fortune, fame, and looks that make most women hot and bothered. But he doesn’t have the woman he really wants. He knows he screwed up when he walked away from Teagan, and now that he has a second chance, he’ll do whatever it takes to win her over—no matter how tongue-tied he gets…

 

Link to Follow Tour:   http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/10/coming-apart-at-seams-riley-obrien-co-2.html

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25056471-coming-apart-at-the-seams

Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/139126-riley-o-brien-co

 

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San Francisco—Present Day

Blunder. Gaffe. Misstep. Error. Snafu. Although plenty of words described the huge, life-altering mistake Nick Priest had made, none of them quite conveyed his stupidity. He’d had a chance with Teagan O’Brien, but he’d blown it. That was his biggest regret, and he had a lot of them.

As he stared at her across the ballroom, he had to remind himself to breathe. Her long, red dress clung to her curvy body, just tight enough to make every man in the room wish his pants were a little looser behind the zipper.

She reminded him of a starlet from the 1950s with her abundant breasts, narrow waist, and round hips. He’d had the pleasure of shaping those hips with his hands, tonguing her rosy nipples, and sinking into her luscious body, although pleasure didn’t really describe what he’d felt when he had been with her.

She laughed, her deep blue eyes glinting in the light from the chandeliers, and her date leaned closer, licking his lips as he got an eyeful of her tits. Nick clenched his hands into fists, barely controlling the urge to ram the fucker’s head into the wall.

For more than a year and a half, he had been trying to persuade Teagan to give him another chance. But she hated him with all the passion she’d given him during their one and only night together.

He thought about approaching her but discarded the idea. She had become a master at avoiding him, and she would find a reason to excuse herself immediately.

Forcing himself to relax, he settled more comfortably against the wood-paneled wall. He wasn’t trying to blend in. He knew that was impossible.

His face and form were highly recognizable from years of playing pro football, and most recently, appearing in commercials for Riley O’Brien & Co., the nation’s oldest designer and manufacturer of blue jeans. Since he’d thrown his lot in with the company, he had figured he ought to attend the annual holiday party. Plus, he had known Teagan would be here.

This wasn’t the first O’Brien celebration he had attended. He’d known the family for about fifteen years. He had played football with Quinn O’Brien at the University of Southern California, and he had formed friendships with both Quinn and his younger brother, Cal.

The O’Brien brothers were Nick’s best friends, two of his favorite people. But his absolute favorite person was their little sister, Teagan. He’d known her almost as long as he had known Quinn and Cal, and before he’d messed things up, they had been friends. Best friends, in fact.

 

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Jenna Sutton

Jenna Sutton spent most of her career as an award-winning journalist covering business-related topics including healthcare, commercial real estate, retail, and technology. Nowadays she writes about hot, lovable guys and the smart, sexy women who make them crazy. It’s the culmination of a lifelong dream, and she feels so lucky to be able to do it.

Jenna has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Texas Christian University and a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.

Jenna and her husband live in a 103-year-old house in Texas.

 

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BOOK REVIEW – A Very Crimson Christmas – Michelle Major

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4 STARS!

A sweet second-chance at love!  Enjoyable characters that really have you pulling for them to forgive each other and see what they could have if they would open their hearts to the future.

Liam Donovan has returned to Crimson, CO to visit his childhood nanny Ruth Keller.  He finds out that his high school love, Natalie Holt is Ruth’s live-in nurse, along with her 9 year old son, Austin.

Natalie let fear of the unknown ruin her future with Liam all those years ago.  Now she’s got a no-good ex-husband who’s only good quality was giving her the son she adores.

Will Liam convince Natalie to give them another chance?  And when he learns her secrets, will he still want that future with her?

**  Received free in exchange for an honest review  **

BOOK REVIEW – Persuasion – Violetta Rand

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5 STARS!

My first foray into the Motorcycle Club novel explosion.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I did get on the Sons of Anarchy bandwagon, so I recognized a lot of the terminology.  I really enjoyed it!  Lang is HOT!  Lily is a good girl, but can’t resist sexy, dirty-talking Lang.  I’m excited to read the next one!  Super sexy read!

Lang Anderson was born into, and lives and breathes the Sons of Odin Motorcycle Club.  Recent corruption has thrust him into the President position, and he’s hell bent to get to the bottom of who is breaking the laws of his club.  He’s had nothing but turmoil in his life in the last few months.  He’s struggling trying to raise his 3 little sisters, and doesn’t need any more distraction in his life right now.

Tell that to Lilliana Gallo who takes his breath away the first time he sees her in a bar.  When he has to step in to protect her from a couple of guys, he can’t resist inviting her to have a drink with him.  She’s new to town and can’t believe she’s attracted to such a bad boy.

Lily turns out to be the new high school guidance counselor assigned to help his older sister.  Once they are brought back into each other’s lives again, they stop fighting the attraction and decide to date.  Will Lily be able to live with his tough life and the things he won’t be able to tell her about?

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BLOG TOUR / BOOK REVIEW – Compromising Her Position – Samanthe Beck

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4 STARS!

A fun, sexy read that came at just the right time to get me into the Christmas spirit and wishing I could see a hot Santa like Rafe standing near a supply closet! 🙂

Chelsea Wayne has just finished a project that went well and is celebrating at the company Christmas party.  When Santa, who she thinks is her boyfriend Paul, walks by, she grabs him and ducks into a supply closet to “celebrate”!

Rafe St. Sebastian is at the party to announce the takeover of Las Ventanas into the St. Sebastian Luxury Resorts family  and lets some of his people talk him into arriving as Santa.  Imagine his surprise when he’s given the bonus of Chelsea wrapping her body around his in the closet!

Chelsea has lots of surprises that night, and winds up helping Rafe with some business at another location, where they decide to have fun while they work together.  Only when it’s time to walk away, neither of them wants to, but won’t speak up and tell the other how they feel.  Will they walk away instead of risking their pride?

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Compromising Her Position
a Compromise Me Novel
By: Samanthe Beck
Releasing November 16, 2015
Entangled Brazen

 

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A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

He’s not who she expected, but he’s exactly the man she needs…

When Chelsea Wayne drags Santa into a supply closet for a little office party nookie, she assumes the man in the suit is her on-again/off-again coworker boyfriend. Instead, it’s Rafe St. Sebastian, a man known for his hard-driving ways in business as well as the bedroom–and, kill her now, the brand spanking new owner of Las Ventanas–who grants her naughtiest Christmas wishes.

So much for her reputation, not to mention her career.

Rafe needs to close three acquisitions to prove to his father he’s ready to take the helm of St. Sebastian Enterprises. A hot interlude in a supply closet after deal number two seems like the perfect illicit Christmas bonus. Unfortunately, when that “bonus” becomes the key to the final deal, he finds himself back in bed–so to speak–with Chelsea, and after their steamy tryst, he’s not interested in keeping things professional

 

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“There is nothing personal between us.”

“I beg to differ. In fact, I’m fairly certain I know your deepest, darkest secret.”

“I sincerely doubt that.”

He brought his mouth to her ear. “You knew I wasn’t Paul.”

“No.” The denial, though immediate, sounded slightly breathless, slightly desperate.

She had to have at least suspected, at some point. He refused to believe otherwise. “Not at first. But when I had you clinging to the tables, trembling so hard you could barely stand? You knew.”

“You-you’re delusional. If I’d realized you weren’t Paul, don’t you think I would have stopped you?”

“No. By the time you realized, you didn’t care.” The crowd around them erupted into a countdown.

Ten… He cupped her jaw in one hand…
Nine… and slid the other down her back. Then lower. Eight… “You didn’t care about anything except my tongue tracing the path of your thong”—he let his fingers do the honor now—“all the way down until I could taste your sweet, throbbing little—”

“I thought you were Paul!” Her wide eyes darted to his, pupils huge.

Five… “Remember how you used your body to beg for more? There’s no f-ing way you’ve ever begged like that for Paul Barrington. No f-ing way. I could have you begging again.”

Her breathing came in quick, shallow pants. The hands she’d rested lightly on his shoulders tightened, bunching his jacket in a white-knuckled grip. She shook her head. “Not going to happen.”

Three… He was risking getting his face slapped in the middle of a dance floor on New Year’s Eve, but he didn’t care. For some inexcusable reason, he needed to know she wanted him, not Barrington.

Two… He spread his palm over the perfect curve of her ass and hauled her against him, so she’d feel just how well he remembered every damn detail of their last meeting.

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“It’s not?” he challenged, and then crushed her lips under his.

Cheers of “Happy New Year” echoed around them over the strains of “Auld Lang Syne.” A flotilla of black and silver balloons sailed down from the ceiling. Guests laughed, and sang, and jostled them while he kissed her. Sparkly, star- shaped confetti rained over everyone and everything, and he kept right on kissing her. Her arms twined around his neck. Her lips parted. She flattened one hand against the back of his head and held on. When he bent her over his arm and swept his tongue into her soft, yielding mouth, she wrapped her leg around his hip. The heat of her body practically seared his thigh through his tuxedo pants.

He trapped her lower lip between his teeth and nibbled. There went his no biting promise, but her shuddery moan told him she didn’t mind.

The song ended. The house lights came up a few notches. He slowly drew her upright, and even more slowly relinquished her mouth. She stared up at him, dazed, her lips plumped from their kiss.

“You’re a terrible liar, Miss Wayne.”

Giving her a grin he hoped didn’t reveal how much the move cost him, he walked away.

 

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Samanthe

Author Info

Wine lover, sleep fanatic, and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy contemporary romance novels, Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California, with her long-suffering but extremely adorable husband and their turbo-son, Hud. Throw in a furry ninja named Kitty and Bebe the trash talking Chihuahua and you get the whole, chaotic picture.

When not clinging to sanity by her fingernails or dreaming up fun, fan-your-cheeks sexy ways to get her characters to happily-ever-afters, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with Ambien.

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RELEASE BLAST / BOOK REVIEW – Dirty Little Lies – Cassie Cross

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Dirty Little Lies
Dirty Little #2
By: Cassie Cross
Releasing December 1, 2015
Self-Published

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 Ben Williams is a billionaire CEO at the top of his game. He’s a handsome, eligible bachelor who could have any woman…except the one he wants. Marisa Blake is the love of his life, the one who got away. Ben is willing to do whatever it takes to win her back.

Marisa is a young entrepreneur whose family is falling apart. Her parents are involved in a well-publicized scandal, and both her and her sister’s names are being dragged through the mud. Just when she thinks things can’t get any worse, Ben shows up at her doorstep. He was her college boyfriend, and a serial cheater.

Great sex is the only thing they ever had in common, and Marisa is determined to keep things physical. Still, she finds herself falling for him. Again.

When a former classmate blackmails Marisa with information that will destroy what’s left of her family, Marisa is forced to make a decision: sacrifice Ben to protect her sister, or forsake her family to follow her heart?

It’s not long before Marisa gets caught up in some dirty little lies…

 

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4 STARS!

I enjoyed seeing Mia and Caleb again that we met in Dirty Little Secrets, and being introduced to Ben & Marisa.  A nice second-chance romance!

Marisa Blake hasn’t seen Ben Williams in almost 5 years, when they broke up for the last time.  They met and dated in college and broke up and got back together a few times.  It was always about him cheating.  Finally Marisa had enough and walked away for good.

Ben is living a good life as a billionaire CEO of his own software company and could have any woman he wants, but he can’t forget “the one that got away”.

Ben stops by out of the blue to check on Marisa because of the huge scandal in the media about her parents.  She’s alone and needs a distraction, so she decides to use him for the best thing their relationship ever had … hot sex! … but isn’t going to allow him back into her heart again.

Can Ben convince her that he’s changed and he’s ready for the love that he feels for her this time?

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Cassie

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Cassie Cross is a Maryland native and a romantic at heart, who lives outside of Baltimore with her two dogs and a closet full of shoes. Cassie’s fondness for swoon-worthy men and strong women are the inspiration for most of her stories, and when she’s not busy writing a book, you’ll probably find her eating takeout and indulging in her love of 80′s sitcoms.

 

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