* Blog Tour / Book Review * TO HAVE AND TO HOLD by Arell Rivers

* Blog Tour / Book Review * TO HAVE AND TO HOLD by Arell RiversTo Have and to Hold by Arell Rivers
Series: The Hold Series #3
Published by Tarnished Halo Publishing LLC on December 16, 2016
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Rally around Cole Manchester and Rose Morgan: the rock star and his publicist are about to face their most perilous trials yet. Cole and Rose’s passionate love story culminates in this third full-length novel in The Hold series.

Back in the spotlight for his world tour, Cole Manchester performs hit after hit before delighted fans. However, his heart remains firmly in Los Angeles with Rose, whose condition remains critical following their terrible car wreck.

After lying unconscious for weeks, Rose Morgan awakens to find herself professionally and personally adrift. Her scrambled memories have convinced her Cole is dangerous, compelling her to shut him out and face an uncertain future on her own.

With nothing left to lose, Cole’s crazed stalker executes her final desperate act. After an explosive finale, who will survive her deadly rampage?

Destinies will be altered. Intentions stripped bare. Rose and Cole must face all of their remaining demons if their love is to survive. In the trilogy’s thrilling conclusion, they’ll discover if they truly have each other forever To Have and To Hold.


A bittersweet ending to the emotionally riveting story of Cole Manchester and Rose Morgan! I highly recommend you read Book 1 and Book 2 in this series first to have a full appreciation for what has happened thus far in their relationship. The characters are great, their connection is deep and they have a big likability factor going for them.  I really enjoyed their love story, and I’m hoping for glimpses of their future as we head into Wills and Emilie’s story next!

The last place rock star Cole Manchester wants to be right now is the other side of the world from Rose, but he knows she would be really mad at him if he didn’t go on the big World Tour she worked so hard to plan for him. He’s counting the days until he gets home to see here again, and praying every day that it will be the day she opens her eyes.

While he’s away, Rose Morgan fights her way back to the world. Her memories are scrambled, and she doesn’t know who or what to believe is real anymore. She feels like Cole is a danger to her and pushes him away, but as her head starts to heal and she starts to listen to her heart, she realizes she made a mistake. Can their love survive not only her scrambled brain and outside influence, but the return of his stalker?  No one is safe when she rears her ugly head again!

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Rally around Cole Manchester and Rose Morgan: the rock star and his publicist are about to face their most perilous trials yet. Cole and Rose’s passionate love story culminates in this third full-length novel in The Hold Series.

Back in the spotlight for his world tour, Cole Manchester performs hit after hit before delighted fans. However, his heart remains firmly in Los Angeles with Rose, whose condition remains critical following their terrible car wreck.

After lying unconscious for weeks, Rose Morgan awakens to find herself professionally and personally adrift. Her scrambled memories have convinced her Cole is dangerous, compelling her to shut him out and face an uncertain future on her own.

With nothing left to lose, Cole’s crazed stalker executes her final desperate act. After an explosive finale, who will survive her deadly rampage?

Destinies will be altered. Intentions stripped bare. Rose and Cole must face all of their remaining demons if their love is to survive. In the trilogy’s thrilling conclusion, they’ll discover if they truly have each other forever To Have and To Hold.

 

 

To Have and to Hold (Book #3 in The Hold Series)

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2hS4mKs
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2hXfZx3
Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/2hSf5ol
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2h7zAMv
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2hR2QpI
iBooks: http://apple.co/2h9CD8H

 

 

Excerpt – To Have and to Hold

Grabbing a Lakers cap from the backseat, I shove it on my head and race into the main entrance, Jared at my heels. The guy at security asks for my identification, which I hand him. Jared turns his over to the other security guy.

After checking my face against the photo, he asks, “Who are you visiting today, Mr. Manchester?”

“Rose Morgan, I mean Bloomer.”

He nods and flips some pages. I tap a beat on my leg. Hurry up. He glances at the clock on the wall and says, “I’ll clear you, but you only have twenty minutes before visiting hours are over.”

Jared gets his clearance as I’m retrieving my driver’s license. We sprint through the lobby to the elevator. I repeatedly press the call button. Finally, a cab arrives and whisks us up to the fifth-floor lobby. Her floor.

Roberto stands when he sees us. I wave at him, but don’t have time to check in. I run to the small security booth at the entrance to the restricted wing. This officer checks my pass from the first checkpoint, makes a notation on it and nods. He presses a button and the door buzzes open. As soon as it’s almost wide enough, I rush down the hall and come to a halt outside her door.

The door is open. Pop music plays softly in the room.

For some reason, now that I’m here, I can’t put one foot in front of another to cross the threshold. It’s like I’ve been turned to stone, and only my rapidly beating heart distinguishes me from one of those marble statues in the Tuileries. I want to see her so badly. But, I don’t want her to be lying lifeless on a hospital bed. I want my Rose back.

Over the PA system, a woman announces fifteen minutes until the end of visiting hours. I need to go to my girlfriend and talk to her, even if I’m the only one doing the talking. Inhaling, I step through the door.

And freeze.

Facing the windows by the bed, a woman with long, limp brown hair is standing with her back to me. Her leg’s in a cast. She’s dancing. Well, sort of.

“Rose?”

The woman turns around.

Holy. Fuck.

 

 

About the Author:

For as long as I can remember, I have been lost in a book. During my senior year in college, I picked up a Danielle Steel novel … and instantly was hooked on romance.

I started writing my first novel, No One to Hold, because the characters were screaming at me to do so. The story started coming out in my dreams and attacking me in the shower, so I took to the computer to shut them up. But they kept talking.

Born and raised in New Jersey, I have what some may call a “checkered past.” Prior to discovering my passion for writing romance, I practiced law, was a wedding and event planner and even dabbled in marketing. I live with a very supportive husband and two mischievous cats. When not in my writing cave, I can be found making dinner in the crock pot, working out with Shaun T or hitting the beach.

I hope you enjoy my stories about driven men, strong women and the passions that ignite!

Website: http://www.arellrivers.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ArellRivers
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ArellRivers
Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=arell+rivers

 

 

Playlist – To Have and to Hold

Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran ~ Cole loves Rose this much!

Unconditionally, Katy Perry ~ Rose is right there with Cole!

All of Me, John Legend ~ I could see Cole singing this on the first leg of his world tour

Breakeven, The Script ~ Bad things happen for a reason, right?

Look Away, Eli Lieb and Steve Grand ~ The first leg of his world tour left Cole singing with half his heart

Like I’m Gonna Lose You, Meghan Trainor, feat. John Legend ~ Rose and Cole both know life is precious

Invincible, Kelly Clarkson ~ Rose’s theme song

Salute, Little Mix ~ Rose and Shari take on Greta (and the world!)

I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas ~ for RM Publicity’s debut party

Marry Me, Train ~ you need to get to the end of the book and you’ll understand

Sunday Morning, Maroon 5 ~ such a sexy song for a sexy couple

To watch this playlist, go to http://bit.ly/ToHaveAndToHoldPlaylist

 

Previously in the series:

No One to Hold (Book #1 in The Hold Series)

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2hMNWmJ
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2icL1QJ
Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/2icMXbT
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2h9Jmze
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2icMarE
iBooks: http://apple.co/2hou0Tz

Succumb to Cole Manchester—talented, witty, charming, sexy and oh-so flawed—a womanizing rock star whose shallow life is transformed when he experiences love for the first time.

From the outside, Cole Manchester seems to have it all: looks, fame, money, awards and women. When tragedy strikes, he realizes how hollow his life is, and opens the door to the one thing he’s never considered … finding love. He’s inexplicably drawn to the quiet wallflower who works on his team, a line he knows he shouldn’t cross.

After devastating heartbreaks, all Rose Morgan wants is to blend into the woodwork. Working at her dream job as a publicist, she’s safely hiding in plain sight. Until her client, the sexy Cole Manchester, notices her. Rose must ignore her desires in order to protect her bruised heart … and keep her prized career.

Cole needs Rose to teach him how to love. Rose needs Cole to teach her how to trust. Together, they form a bond ignited by passion but fueled by insecurities. When her mother’s interference collides with his fan’s twisted plot, Cole and Rose may find themselves with No One To Hold.

 

Hard to Hold (Book #2 in The Hold Series)

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2icQZRH
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2hXkh7J
Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/2icEh5o
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2hXg6ZD
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2hScsmw
iBooks: http://apple.co/2hSdyP5

Cheer for Rose Morgan—strong, determined and driven—a brilliant publicist who thought she had finally overcome her tragic past when, once again, her life is turned upside down. Rose and Cole’s passionate love story continues in this second full-length novel in The Hold Series.

Distraught by news of Cole’s unexpected marriage, Rose Morgan tries to pick up the pieces of her life, only to be confronted by Cole at every turn. With her PR career in serious jeopardy, Rose can’t escape his orbit and is forced to continue working on his account. Under snowballing pressure, she seeks solace from unlikely sources.

Reeling from the disastrous fallout after his drunken night in Las Vegas, rock star Cole Manchester is a tormented man. He reaches out to Rose, the one woman who has always fixed his mistakes, only to realize that he might have pushed her away forever. Now, he’ll do whatever it takes to get her back.

Rose and Cole each must face their deepest fears if their love is to survive. But Cole’s stalker is becoming increasingly unhinged … and dangerous. In the end, Rose and Cole must decide if some things are just too Hard to Hold.

 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

four-half-stars

* Blog Tour / Book Review * COVERT KISSES by Jane Godman

* Blog Tour / Book Review * COVERT KISSES by Jane GodmanCovert Kisses by Jane Godman
Series: Sons of Stillwater
Published by Harlequin Romantic Suspense on April 1, 2017
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
four-stars

Sons of Stillwater: Jane Godman's heart-stopping new miniseries where no one is who they seem…

Coincidence? The beauty who washes up on Mayor Cameron Delaney's private beach eerily resembles his dead girlfriend, Carla. But Laurie Carter, Carla's lookalike cousin, is actually an undercover detective. She's on the job, investigating Cameron's connection to a human-trafficking ring. Laurie knows she must keep her cover—but she's struggling to deceive the man she finds irresistible…

When Cameron discovers why Laurie is in town, he's furious to realize he's being framed—and stunned at his sudden feelings for the lovely agent. But as they uncover the traffickers, a savage serial killer targets Laurie. Can Cameron save the life of the woman he's come to care for…and unmask the threat haunting his family and Stillwater?


A web of deceit unravels slowly as we try to figure out the pieces of the puzzle surrounding this story! We go in with one possible crime to solve, and wind up knee deep in trouble as a serial killer is uncovered and sets his sights on the heroine. An interesting group of characters who made for a compelling story. A couple of aspects weren’t quite believable, but overall I enjoyed the book and dove in to try to solve the crimes!

When a look-a-like to his dead girlfriend washes up on his private beach, Mayor Cameron Delaney is thrown for a bit of a loop. He can’t believe what he’s seeing, and initially helps her in order to have that face close to him again.

Undercover detective Laurie Carter is happy to use the fact that she looks like her cousin in order to get close enough to Cameron to investigate him and his transportation business for suspicious activity in a possible human trafficking and drug smuggling ring! When Cameron finds what she’s doing there and that he’s being set up to look like a criminal, he’s really mad about it, but before they can set out to solve the case, they stumble across a serial killer determined to help himself to Laurie!

 

 

 

 

Title: COVERT KISSES
Author: Jane Godman
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 288
Genre: Romantic Suspense

 

Coincidence? The beauty who washes up on Mayor Cameron Delaney’s private beach eerily resembles his dead girlfriend, Carla. But Laurie Carter, Carla’s lookalike cousin, is actually an undercover detective. She’s on the job, investigating Cameron’s connection to a human-trafficking ring. Laurie knows she must keep her cover—but she’s struggling to deceive the man she finds irresistible… 

When Cameron discovers why Laurie is in town, he’s furious to realize he’s being framed—and stunned at his sudden feelings for the lovely agent. But as they uncover the traffickers, a savage serial killer targets Laurie. Can Cameron save the life of the woman he’s come to care for…and unmask the threat haunting his family and Stillwater? 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 

 

Book Excerpt:

Take his breath away.

That was her one and only aim for this first encounter, and Laurie Carter had three things working in her favor as she kept the target in her sights.

First, there was the understated designer swimsuit that molded itself to her curves, while also cleverly drawing attention to the length of her legs.

Then there was the fact that she was wading ashore onto his private lakeside property. As he sprang to his feet from the rock where he had been sitting gazing out across the water, no doubt he was about to point that fact out to her. Laurie did a rapid check, reconciling this man’s physical attributes with the photographs she had carefully memorized. Dark, wavy hair, swept back from a broad brow and worn slightly long so that it curled onto his neck. Deep-set eyes above high, Slavic cheekbones. A hawk-like nose and lips that were contrastingly full. She had the right man. There was no mistaking him. Tall and powerfully built, he moved toward her with the grace of an athlete, a frown line pulling his dark eyebrows together.

Judging the distance between them to perfection, Laurie waited until he was close enough. As she fell into a pretend faint, she saw shock and something more register in the hazel depths of Cameron Delaney’s eyes. Advantage number three was always going to be the one that clinched it. As his reflexes kicked in and he scooped her up into his arms, Laurie let her head flop back, allowing him a clear view of her face.

His exhalation was an audible hiss. Mission accomplished. The fact that she was trespassing on his land had been the thing that made him notice her. The swimsuit had drawn his attention to her curves and kept him looking. Neither of those things had succeeded in driving the breath from his lungs. That had been achieved for one reason only…because she was the mirror image of his dead girlfriend.

 

 

 

About the Author

Jane Godman writes paranormal romance for Harlequin Nocturne and SMP Swerve, thrillers for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, and steamy historical romance for Samhain Publishing. 

Jane also writes erotic romance as Amanda Stewart.

WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS:

WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | GOODREADS

four-stars

* Review * SLOW BURN COWBOY by Maisey Yates

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * SLOW BURN COWBOY by Maisey YatesSlow Burn Cowboy by Maisey Yates
Series: Copper Ridge
Published by HQN Books on April 18, 2017
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
five-stars

In Copper Ridge, Oregon, a cowboy's best friend might turn out to be the woman of his dreams…

If Finn Donnelly makes a plan, he sticks to it. After his brothers left Copper Ridge, Finn stayed behind, determined to keep their ranch going by himself. And when he realized his feelings for Lane Jensen were more than platonic, he shoved that inconvenient desire away. It was easy…until it wasn't. Suddenly his brothers are coming home to claim their share of the property. And Lane is no longer just in his fantasies. She's in his arms, and their friendship is on the line…

He's been her buddy, her handyman, her rock. But until that one breathtaking kiss, Lane somehow overlooked the most important thing about Finn Donnelly—he's all man. They're right together, no matter how much his volatile past has bruised him. Finn wants to hold Lane's body, but he doesn't want to hold her heart. But Lane is falling fast and now she's got a plan of her own…to show Finn there's nothing hotter than friendship turned to slow-burning love.


Feisty meets dependable as best friends take a second look at their decade long friendship and decide to add a little fun to the mix! This was a super fun read. I had a smile on my face throughout from the sass that came out of not only Lane’s mouth, but also from the interaction between the brothers. Emotions are flaring as we go on a roller coaster through their history and watch them come out on the other side of the pain to see a brighter future.

Cowboy Finn Donnelly has spent his entire adult life working hard at his family farm in Copper Ridge, Oregon to make it all that it could be … while his brothers have been out making it in the big bad world. Now they are all scurrying home to claim a piece of the pie and it really makes him mad.  He built this business, not them!

Lane Jensen is trying to be there for her best friend Finn, but she’s not sure how to help stave off the tension between the brothers, and when Finn throws another twist her way, she’s really confused.  He’s telling her he wants her … as more than a friend … and always has!  What?! They’ve been best friends for years … just friends … how can he want to change that now?

One simple kiss turns their lives upside down. They’re now fighting to save their friendship … and opening doors that have always been closed. Finn wants to have her in his bed, but not in his heart … and now that he’s opened her eyes, she’s falling hard! Will they be able to move forward together … even as friends?

five-stars

* Review * THE ITALIAN’S VENGEFUL SEDUCTION by Bella Frances

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * THE ITALIAN’S VENGEFUL SEDUCTION by Bella FrancesThe Italian's Vengeful Seduction by Bella Frances
Series: Claimed by a Billionaire
Published by Harlequin Presents on May 1, 2017
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
four-half-stars

His tantalizing revenge!

Tycoon Marco Borsatto gave Stacey Jackson her first taste of pleasure…only to devastate her with accusations of treachery. Ever since, waitress Stacey has buried any hint of vulnerability behind a cool facade—she refuses to open herself up to hurt again.

Except Marco isn't a man to forgive and forget! When he rescues Stacey from another man, one look at Stacey's luscious form is enough to remind him of her bitter betrayal—and their electrifying magnetism!

Marco won't allow Stacey to slip through his fingers again: his touch will be his vengeance!


Lies, deception and innuendo take center stage in this 2nd half of the Claimed by a Billionaire duet by Bella Frances. I didn’t find the connection between the books to be all that deep, but none-the less, I enjoyed the story all on it’s own.

Marco Borsatto overcame his family’s very public downfall as a teen and went on to prosper in his professional life. He’s set on recouping one last thing that means a lot to him from his youth, and is only steps away from succeeding when he stumbles across a blast from the past. His high school girlfriend Stacey Jackson evidently has not had the same good fortune as him if the state she’s in when he runs into her is anything to go by!

Stacey Jackson has worked hard all of her life, but things just have not worked out well for her.  Now she’s thrust together with the only man she ever loved and his sanctimonious attitude. She can’t get a word in edge wise to correct his misconceptions from years ago … but the spark when he touches her has never been stronger!

four-half-stars

* Review * DI MARCELLO’S SECRET SON by Rachael Thomas

* Review * DI MARCELLO’S SECRET SON by Rachael ThomasDi Marcello's Secret Son by Rachael Thomas
Series: The Secret Billionaires
Published by Harlequin Presents on May 1, 2017
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
four-half-stars

The challenge: to leave your billionaire lifestyle behind for two weeks…

Italian tycoon Antonio Di Marcello relishes a challenge—but running into Sadie Parker while undercover as a mechanic rocks him to the core. Four years after their fevered fling stripped away his iron guard, he's confronted with the shocking consequences…

Sadie gave up hope on her desperate attempts to contact Antonio. Now she has to face the day she's both dreaded and longed for! Yet Antonio's claim over her and her son is hard to resist—especially because he'll use a sensual onslaught to get what he wants!


When a friendly bet among friends leads to more than he ever bargained for, Antonio Di Marcello must figure out the best way to handle the changes about to happen in his life! Really enjoyed the kick-off to the new “The Secret Billionaires” trilogy. Rachael Thomas wove a story of not only a surprise child, but also a second-chance at love reunion … great characters, a fulfilling plot, and a nice set up for the following stories in the series.

Antonio Di Marcello has to live for two weeks without accessing any of his fortune or name to successfully hold up his end of the bet he made with his friends. He never expects to encounter a woman from his past at the temporary job he is sent to.

Sadie Parker spent one unforgettable weekend with Antonio four years ago … and will never forgive him for turning his back on her when she tried to contact him afterwards! She thinks the new guy at the garage seems familiar, but never in a million years did she think Toni was her son’s father in disguise!

Antonio will stop at nothing to get his son in his life … even if he has to remind her of the sensual pleasure he can give her in order to get her to agree to a future together!

four-half-stars

* Review * NECESSARY ACTION by Julie Miller

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * NECESSARY ACTION by Julie MillerNecessary Action by Julie Miller
Series: The Precinct: Bachelors in Blue
Published by Harlequin Intrigue on May 1, 2017
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
five-stars

Learning to trust could bring them together—keeping secrets could tear them apart

Going undercover to take down murderous gun smugglers is what Duff Watson lives for. Until he tracks the ring to a Missouri farm…and meets paramedic Melanie Fiske. Now the KCPD detective has another critical task: winning over the curvy redhead who tempts him yet whom he can't let himself trust.

Something about the protective ex-soldier makes Melanie believe he can help her find out the truth about her family. And the desire Duff awakens feels like the real thing. But when Melanie's life is threatened, can she keep trusting—and loving—a man who lives a life of dangerous deception?


Secrets and deception are front and center as we head back into the world of the Watson family drama! Always great to see some familiar faces, and to delve into the next mystery awaiting them!

Kansas City detective Tom “Duff” Watson will stop at nothing to find the person responsible for playing games with his family. He’s going undercover to try to uncover a gun smuggling ring in the mountains. He never expects to run across a gorgeous ally so easily!

Paramedic Melanie Fiske might be living on the Fiske Family Farm like her uncle expects, but she’s not sure what’s going on around her anymore. Secrets and lies are popping up more than ever before and she’s started to suspect things are not as she’s been told. When Tom almost immediately seems like a kindred spirit when he starts working there, she’s nervous about trusting him at face value … but he might be her only chance at finding out the truth around here!

five-stars

* Review * PLAYING DIRTY by Taryn Leigh Taylor

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * PLAYING DIRTY by Taryn Leigh TaylorPlaying Dirty by Taryn Leigh Taylor
Published by Harlequin Blaze on May 1, 2017
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
four-half-stars

A game they both want to win

Lainey Harper has never been a puck bunny. She wants nothing to do with hockey or hockey players—not after what she's been through. So why can't she resist Cooper Mead?

Portland's newest hockey star, Cooper, is all muscle and charisma. And he's Lainey's worst nightmare. Hooking up with him would bring back memories that Lainey needs to keep buried. And risk the hard-earned anonymity she's sacrificed everything to protect.

When Lainey finally gives in to Cooper's sexy charm, the chemistry's intense—but so is the media exposure. And now Lainey's got even more to lose than her secret—she's got Cooper.


Flirty & fun! The sass between these two kept me smiling … loved them together! Real characters, a plot to sink our teeth into and just a lot of ups and downs on the way to happy endings for all.

Lainey Harper is minding her own business, just trying her best to get things settled and get her life back to normal again. She never expects Portland’s newest and hottest hockey pro to come waltzing into her bar and turning her life on end. She hates hockey with a passion, why would she want to hang out with the epitome of it?

Cooper Mead might be getting up there in hockey years, but he still loves it and is playing at the top of his field. When a bet with a teammate has him matching wits with a sexy lil’ bartender, he is intrigued … even thought she’s giving off a major “hands off!” vibe. Can he convince Lainey to take a step forward and face her fears about being around hockey again … and convince her that he’s a good guy?

four-half-stars

* Review * FORTUNE’S SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT by Nancy Robards Thompson

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * FORTUNE’S SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT by Nancy Robards ThompsonFortune's Surprise Engagement by Nancy Robards Thompson
Series: The Fortunes of Texas: The Secret Fortunes
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on May 1, 2017
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
four-half-stars

MY BIG FAKE BOYFRIEND

Olivia Fortune Robinson has done some crazy things in her life, but this has to be one of the craziest. She has just propositioned sexy Alejandro Mendoza to be her pretend boyfriend for a week. What's even crazier? He said yes!

They're doing it all for Sophie—or so they think. Liv's cynical view of marriage accidentally convinced her little sister to call off her own wedding, and Liv has to fix things and quick. What better way than to "fall in love" herself? Tall, dark and alpha, Alejandro doesn't seem to mind having Liv on his arm—or in his bed. But when the two commitment-phobes suddenly become faux fiancés, Liv's traitorous heart starts to fall for real… Is Alejandro's far behind?


Fun, flirty, and forever! You are in for another memorable ride through the Austin elite when you open the latest Fortunes of Texas: The Secret Fortunes novel by Nancy Robards Thompson! The last trip there, little sis Sophie fell in love and this book brings us her wedding. We see mostly characters that are already familiar to us, but they’re always a fun group of family … we not only see the love of siblings, but a douse of reality with the stories of the not-so-great-example of love they’ve been shown over the years, and always a big dose of humor when this group gets together! Great characters, a fun continuous plot, and lots of happily-ever-afters!

Olivia Fortune Robinson would do anything for her siblings, but this time she might have taken it a little too far! When she inadvertently puts Sophie off on getting married a few days before the wedding, panic ensues! She might have been a little blunt, but how was she to know simply stating her disbelief in love and forever would send her little sister running for the hills? Now she has to fix it … and fast!

Alejandro Mendoza is simply an innocent bystander … in town for a business deal, and a friend of the family since two of his brothers are married to two of her sisters, but an unknown for sure. When sparks fly at that same disastrous party, Liv comes up with a plan. She’ll make Sophie think she was all of a sudden hit by the love bug … with Alejandro! Tell her sis a lie in order to get her to come out of hiding and go on with her wedding … sure … what could go wrong??

four-half-stars

* Review * MIRACLE FOR THE NEUROSURGEON by Lynne Marshall

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * MIRACLE FOR THE NEUROSURGEON by Lynne MarshallMiracle for the Neurosurgeon by Lynne Marshall
Published by Harlequin Medical Romances on May 1, 2017
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
five-stars

From doctor…to daddy?

Neurosurgeon Wes Van Allen is used to being at the top of his game, so when an accident puts him in a wheelchair, he'll push himself to the limit to regain his strength—he just needs a physical therapist who can keep up!

Enter Mary Harris, whose sweet kisses he's never forgotten! She'll help Wes achieve his dream, if he helps her achieve hers—a baby! Captivated by Mary's sunny optimism, dare Wes hope for the ultimate miracle—a family, with Mary by his side?


An inspirational story of overcoming what life throws at you and finding a way to be all that you can be regardless! I really enjoyed this “feel good” story … not only did we feel the genuine fondness that they felt for each other from the very beginning of the book, but as they let their guard down and shared their inner most thoughts and feelings with each other, we watched their inner beings strengthen and a personal depth shine through. Great characters, a solid plot and a top of the line job of showing the drawbacks of life in a wheelchair, as well as a good bit about newer studies and technologies that are being developed.

Neurosurgeon Wesley Van Allen was at the top of his game when a freak accident put him into a wheelchair and stripped him of the ability to see a future worth anything at all. He is angry and bitter and trying with all of his might to not become the weakling that people see when they see him in this contraption.

Physical therapist Mary Harris has known and adored Wes for years as his sister’s best friend. She is putting her foot down and taking over for a couple of months to get him whipped into shape. She won’t let him ignore the part of him that doesn’t work anymore, and is set on getting him stronger and better equipped with skills to achieve the brogjt future he can easily still have!

As attraction boils to the surface and awkward talks abound, will they decide to take their friendship to a new level? And when Wes finds out that Mary would give anything to have a baby … will he volunteer to be the daddy?

five-stars

* Blog Tour / Book Review * RIDE ROUGH by Laura Kaye

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Blog Tour / Book Review * RIDE ROUGH by Laura KayeRide Rough by Laura Kaye
Series: A Raven Riders Novel
Published by Avon on April 25, 2017
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
four-stars

Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders...

Maverick Rylan won’t apologize for who he is—the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club Vice-President, a sought-after custom bike builder, and a man dedicated to protecting those he loves. So when he learns that the only woman who has ever held his heart is in trouble, he’ll move heaven and earth to save her.

Alexa Harmon thought she had it all—the security of a good job, a beautiful home, and a powerful, charming fiancé who offered the life she never had growing up. But when her dream quickly turns into a nightmare, Alexa realizes she’s fallen for a façade she can’t escape—until sexy, dangerous Maverick offers her a way out.

Forced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance—one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiancé isn’t going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear.


A big, bad motorcycle guy reunited with his first love makes for an exciting story as deceit and danger abound! A great continuation of characters that we met in the first book in the series with lots of drama, danger and intrigue. I felt the street retribution seemed to get overshadowed with the reunion storyline a bit, but Mav turned out to be such a sweet guy. 🙂

Tough guy Maverick Rylan has never gotten over his first and only love, and when he learns she’s in trouble, nothing can stop him from being there for her. As the VP of the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club, he knows what a family is like, and he has plenty of man power behind him in support as he rides in to save the day.

Alexa Harmon thought she had everything she’d ever dreamed of … a good job, the security she never had growing up, a successful fiance … and then it all started crumbling down around her. Who was this guy that she was with and how could she not have realized what he was capable of? She lets Mav whisk her away and protect her from all of the ugliness, and when the old feelings come back in a flash, will they be able to resist that old pull of desire?

 

 

 

 

 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye brings you the second title in her Raven Riders Series, RIDE ROUGH.A sexy romantic suspense, you might’ve first met the Ravens in the Hard Ink world, but this series about a different kind of a motorcycle club with a protective mission stands on its own and is even sexier, edgier, and grittier! The Raven Riders Series takes you on a new adventure and kicks it into overdrive! Order your copy of RIDE ROUGH today!

About Ride Rough (Raven Riders #2, 4/25/17)

Maverick Rylan won’t apologize for who he is—the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club Vice-President, a sought-after custom bike builder, and a man dedicated to protecting those he loves. So when he learns that the only woman who has ever held his heart is in trouble, he’ll move heaven and earth to save her.

Alexa Harmon thought she had it all—the security of a good job, a beautiful home, and a powerful, charming fiancé who offered the life she never had growing up. But when her dream quickly turns into a nightmare, Alexa realizes she’s fallen for a façade she can’t escape—until sexy, dangerous Maverick offers her a way out.

Forced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance—one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiancé isn’t going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear.

Order on Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

Add to your Goodreads

RIDE ROUGH by Laura Kaye – EXCERPT – Ride with me

“Ride with me.” The words flew out of Maverick’s mouth, and he didn’t want to take them back even though, fuck, it put him out there to be smacked down again. But damn if it wouldn’t be worth it to feel her holding him, pressed up tight against him, laughing in his ear.

Alexa hesitated and maybe even looked a little nervous, but Maverick could see the interest in the liveliness of her eyes.

“Don’t think. Just say yes,” he said.

Alexa tilted her head and narrowed her gaze at him, and then she smiled. “Okay. Yes.”

 That’s my girl. He kept the sentiment to himself, but he felt it down deep. His Alexa was in there. The one who could throw caution to the wind and have fun doing absolutely nothing. The one who laughed freely and bantered relentlessly. Maverick gave a single nod.

“Let me tell Mom. Be right back,” she said.

“I’ll bring the bike around.” Maverick took a step backward, but then paused when Alexa turned and hurried toward the house. His gaze traced her curves and lingered on the bare skin of her thighs. Thighs that were going to be wrapped around him in just a few short minutes. Thighs that had been wrapped around him in all kinds of ways many times. Many times. Fuck.

A few houses down, Maverick straddled his Harley Night Rod Special and brought the engine to life on a low rumble. He pulled the bike to the curb in front of the Harmon house and waited. He didn’t have to wait long.

Alexa came flying out through the garage. She made eye contact with him and it fucking seared his blood. For some reason this ride felt weighted with a significance he couldn’t put into words. And he wasn’t trying. He was just going to enjoy the hell out of it. Because Maverick knew her agreeing this one time didn’t change anything. Not anything important.

By the time she reached him, Alexa was smiling even though he could tell she was trying to hold that shit back. But she couldn’t, and that got to him, too. For a moment, she hesitated, like she wasn’t sure what to do. No way that was it, though, because even though it had been years, she’d been in his saddle as many times as his bed. He suspected the real issue was giving herself permission to do what she was gonna have to do—get close and hold tight. To him.

Something she hadn’t done in years.

But then she did it.

 

And don’t miss all the books in the Raven Riders Series!

HARD AS STEEL now available
RIDE HARD now available
RIDE ROUGH coming April 25th, 2017
RIDE WILD coming October 31st, 2017

 

Order RIDE ROUGH by May 1st, fill out this form, and receive an email with a bonus short story of more of Hard Ink’s Beckett after Release Week! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

 

 

About Laura Kaye:

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and monster puppy, Schuyler, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

  Website | Facebook |Twitter | Newsletter Sign Up

Raven Riders Series Trailer:

 

 

Laura Kaye’s RIDE ROUGH – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

April 17th

Book Lovin’ Mamas – Review

Ebook Indulgence – Review & Excerpt

GraveTells – Review & Excerpt

Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review & Excerpt

The Book Hammock – Review & Excerpt

The Ordinary Housewife Book Blog – Excerpt

April 18th

a geordielass honest blog on reviews – Review

Bridget’s Book Bungalow – Review & Excerpt

Cara’s Book Boudoir – Review & Excerpt

Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Knotty Girl Reviews – Review & Excerpt

NallaReads – Review & Excerpt

Shahla’s bookcorner – Review

April 19th

Disheveled Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

From the TBR Pile – Review & Excerpt

It’s All About the Romance – Excerpt

Julalicious Book Paradise – Review & Excerpt

Lit. 4 Ladies – Review & Excerpt

Sweet Red Reads – Review & Excerpt

Thoughts of a Blonde – Review

April 20th

Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – Excerpt

Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt

Books According to Abby – Review & Excerpt

Kdrbck – Review & Excerpt

Liezel’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

My Book Snack – Excerpt

The Book Disciple – Review & Excerpt

April 21st

Books, Coffee & Passion – Excerpt

East Coast Book Chicks – Review

My Girlfriends Couch – Review & Excerpt

Naughty Moms’ Story Time – Review

Sip Read Love – Review

Two Girls with Books – Review

April 22nd

Another Book Hangover – Excerpt

Dawn’s Reading Nook – Excerpt

Literary misfit – Excerpt

The Book Boyfriend Addict – Review & Excerpt

What I’m Reading – Review & Excerpt

April 23rd

Cocktails and Books – Review & Excerpt

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog – Excerpt

Friends Till The End Book Blog – Excerpt

Love Notes Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

April 24th

Book Sniffers Anonymous – Review

Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt

For The Love of Fictional Worlds – Review & Excerpt

JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC – Review & Excerpt

Nice Ladies, Naughty Books – Review

Pretty Sassy Cool – Review & Excerpt

April 25th

BooksandMe – Excerpt

FMR BookGrind – Review & Excerpt

Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Review

Ripe For Reader – Review & Excerpt

The Book Reading Gals – Review & Excerpt

With Love for Books – Review

April 26th

A Hopeless Romantic’s Booklandia – Review & Excerpt

Bookaliciousbabes Blog – Review & Excerpt

Queenzany – Review & Excerpt

Read-Love-Blog – Review

Reviews by Tammy and Kim – Review & Excerpt

Spoons, Hooks, and Books – Review & Excerpt

April 27th

A small girl, her man and her books – Review & Excerpt

Bobo’s Book Bank – Review & Excerpt

Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm – Review & Excerpt

Renee Entress’s Blog – Review & Excerpt

Sofia Loves Books – Review & Excerpt

The Book Junkie – Review & Excerpt

April 28th

Book Angel Booktopia – Review

G & T’s Indie Café – Excerpt

Love Drug Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt

Pardon My Blurb – Review & Excerpt

Reese’s Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Sassy Moms Say Read Romance – Review & Excerpt

a Rafflecopter giveaway

four-stars