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* REVIEW *  PRIMAL INSTINCT by Tara WyattPrimal Instinct by Tara Wyatt
Series: Bodyguard #2
Published by Forever on May 31, 2016
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The first time he lays eyes on Taylor Ross in a bar, Colt Priestley does something few men would dare to do. He approaches the world-famous singer, shamelessly flirts with her, and gives her a night in his bed that neither of them will soon forget.

When Taylor's record label hires a bodyguard to keep tabs on the out-of-control rocker, she's less than thrilled to find it's her off-the-charts one-night stand who shows up for the job. She's terrified of letting herself fall for the damaged ex-Army Ranger, and she's determined to push him away. Yet every moment they're together simmers with tension. As the danger from an obsessed stalker mounts, Taylor and Colt are tempted to cross that line again-baring their hearts and souls as well as their bodies-and there's no telling how hot this song will get.

I am really loving this Bodyguard series by Tara Wyatt! I thought she couldn’t top Sierra and Sean from the first book, but I loved the connection between Taylor and Colt even more! They were powerful and raw … sweet yet sexy as all get out … wounded yet strong enough to reach for what they wanted.  Great supporting characters and a suspense laced plot aid in making this a well rounded story.  I really enjoyed it!

Rock star Taylor Ross has been let down and had her heart broken one too many times … and she’s simply done!  She lets loose and loses herself in anything she can find … a bottle, a quick screw, a fast car.  Now all of a sudden her record label thinks they can’t trust her to get the job done on her next album and throw a bodyguard at her to keep her on the straight and narrow … oh, and just her luck?  It’s the sex machine that just gave her the best one night stand of her life!

Former Army ranger Colt Priestly can’t believe that his life might actually be looking up when he is assigned to work with the woman he can’t stop thinking about.  He might be haunted by his past and not capable of giving her everything she needs, but he can’t bring himself to turn away from the pull he feels towards her.

When danger rears it’s ugly head and Colt has to buckle down and keep Taylor safe, they decide they can’t deny their feelings for each other any longer … but will they be able to make it last for the long haul when outside forces interfere?



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A Cowboy to Keep
by Karen Rock
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
February 7th 2017 by Harlequin


Can’t stop running from the past

Dani Crawford has a secret…and if bounty hunter Jackson Cade finds out, he could ruin everything. The scarred yet handsome cowboy has tracked a dangerous criminal to the dude ranch Dani manages, and to get rid of Jack she’ll have to help him catch his man. But the closer they get to cornering their quarry the more Dani wants Jack to stay. Spending time with him is making her long for things she can never have thanks to a past mistake. And if the truth comes out she may be spending her future behind bars rather than safe in her cowboy’s arms…


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About the Author

In a quest to provide her ELA students with quality reading material, educator Karen Rock read everything out there and couldn’t wait to add her voice to the genre. In addition to her work as a Young Adult romance novelist, she’s now an author for Harlequin’s Heartwarming line and thrilled to pen stories that moms can share with their teenage daughters. She’s loved Harlequin books since she spent summers going through her grandmother’s Presents books that she passed along in paper grocery bags each year. As half of the writing duo J.K. Rock, Karen also pens young adult romance. When she’s not busy writing, Karen enjoys scouring estate sales for vintage books, cooking her grandmother’s family recipes, reinventing her gardens to suit her moods and occasionally rescuing local wildlife from neighborhood cats. She lives in the Adirondack Mountain region with her husband, her very appreciated beta-reader daughter, and two Cavalier King cocker spaniels, who have yet to understand the concept of “fetch” though they know a lot about love. For more information about Karen’s upcoming books, check out her website.





All her feelings for him—hot and beautiful in her heart—dissolved on her tongue, strange, new and inexpressible.

He twined his fingers in hers, his thumb circling the center of her palm, slowly, and Dani disintegrated.

“Jack,” she said, voice tight.

He opened his eyes and peered at her strangely, then his eyes widened and sparked, as though he read in her eyes what was in her head, her heart, before he quickly glanced away.

Before she could think about it, she rose a little on her knees, reached for the back of his head and kissed him. He hesitated for just a moment, then shifted forward and kissed her back with a low groan that fired her blood.

His hands came up, firm around her waist, and he gathered her close against him so that she felt the rapid rise and fall of his chest, breathed in the musk of his skin. Mouth slanting against his, she lost herself in this moment. The scent and taste and feel of him. It was like tiny fireworks going off all over her, bits of her she’d thought dead reigniting.

He chased the world away. Evaporated time. Past, present, future—gone, so that none of it mattered, nothing should matter, but them, holding each other this way. For once, the muffled ringing that’d filled her ears since she left Oklahoma muted and she was free, adrift, awash with emotion that made her eyes tear and her heart swell.

He picked her up off the cold dirt and she fitted herself to him, his bulk and strength, the heat from his skin seeping through her shirt. Searing her. Setting her on fire. She kissed his face, his ears, his scar, especially his scar, her fingers in his soft dark hair. When he rained kisses down her neck, the world began to spin and she clutched his shoulders, sensation after sensation washing through her, nearly knocking her off her feet.


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Tour Schedule

February 4th: Launch

February 5th:

Christy’s Cozy Corners

underneath the covers

Rockin’ Book Reviews

Katie’s Clean Book Collection

Bookworm Nation

February 6th:

I Am A Reader

Nicole’s Book Musings

With Love for Books

Reading Is My SuperPower

Urban Book Reviews

Mythical Books

February 7th:

The Silver Dagger Scriptorium

Hearts & Scribbles

Brooke Blogs

Okie Dreams Book Reviews

Falling Leaves

February 8th:

Paulette’s Papers

Getting Your Read On

Thoughts of a Blonde

Becky on Books

Book Reviews

Heidi Reads…

February 9th:

Fire and Ice Book Reviews

Mel’s Shelves

Lola’s Reviews

Zerina Blossom’s Books

Anny Books

February 10th: Grand Finale



Tour Giveaway

– 1 winner will win the above Prize Pack: 7 Paperbacks & a $50 Amazon Gift Card (US only)

– 1 winner will their choice of an ebook of one of Karen’s backlisted titles (open internationally)

– Ends February 14th

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