Archives for June 30, 2016

** Book Review ** NASHVILLE BY HEART by Tina Ann Forkner

Nashville by Heart


A fun filled easy read centering on following your dreams, but always being ready to face your past when you have to!

Small town girl Gillian Heart left home for Nashville 3 years ago in pursuit of a record deal.  She is working as hard as she has to in order to pay the rent and eat until she gets her big break.  When she gets noticed by music agent Will Adams, she thinks she’s finally on her way!

Will is blown away by Gillian’s talent and is excited to become her agent and try to get her noticed as a major up and coming artist, and no matter how much he tries, he also can’t deny the crazy attraction he feels towards her!

Working together brings them closer and they eventually decide it’s a waste of time to try to fight their feelings and start dating.  When Will takes the liberty of using some info from her past in order to get her signed to a contract, she feels really sad and disappointed in him, and it forces her to take a long, hard look at her past and decide if she’s ready to face her biggest regret.  Will this be the end of them, or will him forcing her hand to deal with her past bring them closer together?

ARC received via NetGalley

** Book Review ** DREAMING UP A DARE by Catherine Gayle

Dreaming Up a Dare


A sweet “friends to lovers” novella in the Dare to Love Kindle World!

Hockey star Jackson Maddox has been best friends with gymnast Pepper Winters since they were kids.  They’ve been through thick and thin together and always have each other’s backs.  When Pepper comes to be with Jackson in Miami, he’s happy to have her there to go to an industry party with him, and after a career ending injury, she’s ready for some fun relaxation!

When a drunken game of Truth or Dare reveals that they both have wanted more than friendship for years, will they be able to survive it with their friendship in tact?  Or better yet, progress to a full fledged relationship?

ARC received via the Author

** Book Review ** THE BRIDESMAID’S BABY BUMP by Kandy Shepherd

The Bridesmaid's Baby Bump


Instant attraction leads to some soul searching in this third book in Kandy Shepherd’s Sydney Brides series!

When party planner Eliza Dunne first meets Jake Marlowe at a friend’s wedding, she can’t deny the draw she feels towards him, but he’s not available, so they simply enjoy chatting and getting to know each other for the evening.

Once Jake is free, they finally have their opportunity to give in to their attraction.  Their time together is magical, but neither wants anything serious so they part ways.  When they run into each other again, Eliza shocks Jake with the news that she’s pregnant.  He won’t take no for an answer in how he will be in his child’s life, and his hard headed behavior causes tension between them.

Will Jake figure how to get through to Eliza so they can be together, or will they raise their child as strangers?

ARC received via Author/VA

** Blog Tour / Book Review ** BAD BOYS AFTER DARK: MICK by Melissa Foster

Fashion portrait of beautiful young lovers


SIZZLING!  As the first book in the Bad Boys series, this was first foray into Melissa Foster’s “After Dark” world, and it will NOT be my last.  She writes her characters with such a realness to them. You can feel their emotions as you read, you find yourself smiling when they interact, and you can feel the tension as they go through the ups and downs of figuring out what they are to each other. Looking forward to reading the rest of the Bad brother’s stories!

Paralegal Amanda Jenner is bored!  She’s tired of being the good girl and putting up with the boring men that she seems to draw like a magnet.  She wants more … she wants hot sex!  She’s dolled up and ready to try out her new vixen moves at a masquerade bar crawl!

Entertainment attorney Mick Bad is having a bad week and just wants to unwind with a hot woman!  He sees a sexy blonde across the room and decides he has to have her.  After partly ravishing her at the party, Mick sees something that clues him in to the fact that the woman in his arms is his employee!

Amanda has been crushing on Mick for three years, but he never mixes business with pleasure and is nothing but professional with her … until now!  After realizing who each other is, they agree to have a very short term fling since they’ve already been this far with each other.  Will Amanda be the person that can tear down the barriers Mick’s past has made him erect around himself?

ARC received via Tasty Book Tours




Bad Boys After Dark: Mick
Bad Boys After Dark #1
By: Melissa Foster

Releasing June 22, 2016
World Literary Press


Indulge your inner vixen…

Meet the Bad Boys… Four sinfully sexy, fiercely loyal, uber alpha brothers about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies. If dirty talk, cursing, or raw, passionate sex turns you off, the After Dark books are not for you, because everything’s naughtier after dark.


Amanda Jenner is done being a boring-man magnet and has finally taken control of her love life. As any smart paralegal would, she’s researched the hell out of how to seduce a man. She’s waxed, primped, and ready to put her newfound skills into action—and a masquerade bar crawl is the perfect venue for her solo coming-out party.

Entertainment attorney Mick Bad lives by two hard and fast rules. He never mixes business with pleasure, and he doesn’t do relationships, which makes the anonymity of a masquerade bar crawl the perfect place for a onetime hookup.

Amanda thinks she’s hit the jackpot when she bags a tall, dark, and sinfully delicious masked man—until she discovers the man she’s made out with is her off-limits boss. Mick’s already crossed a line he can never uncross, and one taste of sweet and sexy Amanda has only whet his appetite. When Mick offers to give Amanda a lesson in seduction—no strings, no regrets, and for goodness’ sake, come Monday, no quitting—the tables turn, and Mick’s totally unprepared for the lessons this sweet temptress provides.


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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented.


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LURED BY THE pulse of sex and anonymity, Amanda Jenner moved through the dusky bar, brushing against silk, satin, cotton, and flesh, each graze feeding the adrenaline coursing through her veins. Blue lights misted over sweaty strangers lost in the seductive bump and grind of foreplay and hoping for a night of erotic pleasure. If Amanda tried hard enough, she could smell tomorrow’s scent du jour—regret. Tonight she had no room for the confidence-crushing worry of what tomorrow would bring. She scanned the crowd, as she had in the previous three bars, immediately dismissing anyone who wasn’t in costume. Her world was full of boring men who excelled at wining, dining, and boring her to sleep. Ten years of romance novels and movies had led her astray, sending her on a search for the elusive needle in a haystack. She’d led herself astray, always the careful thinker, careful dresser. Or as her younger sister, Ally, would say, Careful kisser, careful lover. Ally, however, had taken charge of her sex life—and she’d found the perfect man.

Now it’s my turn.


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