Archives for April 28, 2017

* Review * BREAKING FREE by Adrienne Giordano

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * BREAKING FREE by Adrienne GiordanoBreaking Free by Adrienne Giordano
Series: Steele Ridge # 5
Published by Steele Ridge LLC on April 25, 2017
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As the black sheep of the Steele brood, Micki Steele craves one thing: the love of her family. Working as a hacker for a ruthless fixer, Micki has done things she'll never be proud of. When she flees Vegas and returns to her hometown, she brings along her boss’s secrets and plenty of danger. At least until he arrives in Steele Ridge, intent on hauling her back to Vegas—or burying her in North Carolina.

Former Green Beret and family friend Gage Barber has been Mr. Fix-It his entire life, but now a war wound leaves him struggling with simple tasks. And when the mysterious and sexy Micki shows up and pulls him into the middle of her family drama, his loyalty to the Steele family is tested. Although he’s sworn off his need to play hero, his undeniable attraction to Micki leaves him with only one option—convincing her to break free of her ruthless boss.

Torn over protecting the man she’s falling in love with and her yearning for a normal life, Micki must choose between staying trapped in Vegas or a life of freedom in Steele Ridge. Even if breaking free leads straight to heartbreak…and prison.

The long lost sibling returns as we visit Steel Ridge, NC again! If you’ve been following along in the series, you know that there was obviously something going on with the sister that was never around and rarely mentioned. Now we’re learning the secrets as Micki returns home with danger following right on her heals! She’s independent and sassy, and a force to be reckoned with! I loved that no matter what she has been through, and how tough she is, she’s still a soft, gentle soul when it comes to Gage.

Mikayla Steele left the comforts of her family home ten years ago to go work for a shady guy in Las Vegas. She’s rarely seen or heard from, and it’s like she just turned her back on the lot of them. When she shows up back in town unexpectedly, it’s time for some answers as her boss follows her home to get her and the secrets she knows back under his control.

Former Green Beret Gage Barber loves the Steele family like his own, so when he can tell Micki is keeping secrets from the moment he meets her, he tries to get to the bottom of it. When decade long secrets come to the surface, will he be able to figure out a way to keep her safe … and out of prison? And as feeling grow between the two of them, will Micki be able to hold strong and not be bullied into returning to Vegas even though she sees the damage it could do to Gage … and her family?


* Review * TEMPTING KATE by Jennifer Snow

* Review * TEMPTING KATE by Jennifer SnowTempting Kate by Jennifer Snow
Series: Wild Wedding Nights
Published by Harlequin Blaze on May 1, 2017
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Everything depends on this one day

Would anyone hire a wedding planner who was left at the altar? The answer, Kate Hartley has found out, is no. It's been nearly a year since her fiancé abandoned her at their destination wedding, and Kate's career is nearly toast. Unless she can pull off the wedding of the century for her new clients, a Hollywood power couple. So why is the groom's brother, sexy-as-hell resort owner Scott Dillon, trying to stop the wedding?

Scott wants to do the right thing—the bride-to-be is keeping a secret and Scott's brother deserves the truth before he says "I do." But if Scott doesn't stop trying to stall the wedding, he'll ruin Kate's career, not to mention any chance he has of being with her.

Finally a happy ending for Kate! If you read the first book in the series, you will definitely recognize her as the one who was jilted at the altar on her destination wedding in Maui. What a bummer right? In the end, not so much! The jilting ex turns out to be even worse than we thought, and she winds up stumbling across a keeper of a man in the end! They are funny together, yet oh so steamy when it’s sexy time! Loved them together.

Kate Hartley’s career as wedding planner to the stars has suffered horribly since her own wedding failed to go off without a hitch. She’s trying everything to repair her reputation, and when she’s finally handed the opportunity of a lifetime, she won’t let anything get in the way of a perfectly executed wedding!

Scott Dillon is the upcoming groom’s brother, as well as the owner of the resort where they want to hold the wedding. He wants nothing more than his brother’s happiness but he knows the bride-to-be is keeping a big secret from him that has to come out … or he can’t let the wedding go on!

Kate and Scott fight like cats and dogs, but they have a heat between them that they can’t control! As they reluctantly grow closer, will they each be able to see the other’s point of view and come to a meeting of the minds that won’t ruin the wedding … and her business?


** FRIDAY FAVORITES with MK Meredith **


Join me every Friday to see my spotlight on one of my favorite authors who will be sharing a few of their favorite things!


Featured today is Entangled Publishing author MK MEREDITH!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites MK!

MK Meredith writes single title contemporary romance promising an emotional ride on heated sheets. She believes the best route to success is to never stop learning. Her lifelong love affair with peanut butter continues. Only two things come close in the battle for her affections: gorgeous heels and maybe Gerard Butler…or was it David Gandy? Who is she kidding? Her true loves are her husband and two children who have survived her SEA’s (spontaneous explosions of affection) and live to tell the tale. The Meredith’s live in the D.C. area with their large fur baby…until the next adventure calls.


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My favorite color is … Blue! Like a bright, deep, Cobalt!

My favorite place to read is … a bubble bath *siiiiiigh*

My favorite snack is … Peanut Butter LOL!

My favorite type of music is … I love so many kinds…but I fall back on traditional vocal Jazz all the time. Think Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Frank Sinatra.

My favorite hot beverage is … Coffee ASAP

My favorite type of flower is … My mother’s was the yellow rose so it holds a special place in my heart, but I really love tulips.

My favorite time of day is … The morning on days that I can be leisurely with it…think 9 am or so, coffee in bed, a great book or movie with my kids and husband all camping out next to me.

My favorite candy is … Reese’s peanut butter cups

My favorite hobby is … Watching movies. Or maybe drawing, but I haven’t done it in a looooong time.

My favorite place to vacation is … the beach! Or a foreign destination I’ve never been…which is all of them. <— I really need to work on that. LOL!






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International Temptation

Mateu Espasa, CEO of Barcelona’s most luxurious hotel, knows how to deliver a five-star experience. When he learns the identity of hotel reviewer, London Montgomery, it seems harmless to play as her local tour guide to make sure she enjoys her stay and places his hotel back in the running for the Elites Travel and Life Magazine’s hotel of fame. But every moment with London makes Mateu want her just as much as he needs that review.

Constantly working to cover her mother’s medical bills, London needs to have a little fun on this vacation. First on her list: Kiss a hot Spaniard, and her knight-in-shining-Armani at the train station seems to fit that bill—he’s local and definitely hot! But when she discovers the man charming her is really CEO of the hotel she’s reviewing—supposedly secretly—she decides to see how far he’ll go to make her dream vacation a once in a lifetime experience.

Mateu shows her the romance of his city and his soul, but when the truth comes out, the fun is over, and it turns out nobody wins in a game of hearts.




Previously in the series …



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International Temptation

International tycoon Drago De Luca has the world at his feet and he knows it. But back home in Italy, his beloved grandmother’s family inn is on the verge of closing down for good, thanks to hotshot American heiress, Chase Huntington, and her new hotel. Drago has to protect Nonna’s inn, even if it means getting close enough to Chase to convince her she needs to leave. But the more time he spends with Chase, the more he’s drawn to her passion, her love of his culture, and the way she looks in those Louis Vuitton heels.

Chase Huntington would give anything to enjoy her time with charming, sexy-as-hell Drago in the style capital of the world, but she has to make sure the new Huntington hotel opens successfully. How else can she prove she’s not just fashionista with a fortune—she’s an heiress savvy enough to take over the family’s biggest hotel back in California? But somewhere between boutiques and business plans, she falls head over Louboutins for Drago. But when Drago’s true motive for spending so much time with her comes to light, it could destroy everything Chase built and everything she thought she found in Italy.



MK will be kicking off a brand new series in June!


Set off the coast of Maine …

Cape Van Buren … an On the Cape novel

For far too long, Larkin Sinclair has been seeking solace in her memories rather than living in the present. But when Van Buren Enterprises announces plans to develop historic Cape Van Buren into a gold-plated playground for the wealthy, Larkin refuses to watch one more beautiful thing in her life be destroyed, so she sets out to preserve the historic cape—and with it, the memory of her son. Only it isn’t the company she needs to fear, it’s the dangerously irresistible CEO who has the power to derail her plans. Annoyingly arrogant one minute and beautifully wounded the next, he awakens something in her heart that had died with her son even as his actions promise to break it once again.
Ryker Van Buren needs closure from his dark childhood and the best way to do that is to level his family home. As the rightful owner of the estate, he plans on developing it into a master community—what better way to secure his future than by selling off his past? Until he locks eyes with the passionate conservationist who fights him at every turn for the rights to his legacy. He can’t keep his hands off her, but worse, he can’t get her off his land or out of his dreams.
Attraction sparks and two broken souls recognize each other through the pain. Against all odds, love blooms on the cape. But when their pasts collide, will they choose love in the moment, or will they lose their chance at forever?