BLOG TOUR – BOOK REVIEW – His Contract – Rebecca Grace Allen

His Contract


Really enjoyed this book!  You have to be okay with BDSM or you won’t like it …  as long as you are, it’s sexy hot!

Jack Archer is a Harvard Law Professor.  He lost his wife to cancer a year ago and is still mourning her heavily.  He works alot and then goes home to an empty house.  He misses their times in the basement playroom more than he can say.

Lilly Sterling is a paralegal in a law firm.  She should have been a full fledged lawyer herself by now, but life got in the way of her taking the bar exam and now she’s not sure if she wants to do it anymore.  She’s feeling pretty traumatized from a past relationship and trying to heal from that.

Both Jack and Lilly are drug out to a bar with family and friends one night, and meet through them.  Lilly’s brother Nick played football in college with Jack’s brother Brady and remain good friends.  The moment Jack lays eyes on Lilly he’s intrigued and feels the first tug of attraction that he’s felt since his wife died.  Lilly feels a draw to him too.

As they spend time together a few times in the group, Jack realizes Lilly is a submissive, and it brings the Dom in him to life. They agree to make up a contract to play together short term.  He wants to show her how a true Dom treats his lady, and she wants to help ease him back into the world of the living.

Will they walk away when their contract is over or will they decide they want more?

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His Contract
Rebecca Grace Allen
Date of Publication: November 10, 2015


Lawyers know when to play by the rules…and when to break them.

Harvard law professor Jack Archer once balanced his professional life with the private world of dominance, surrender, and trust he shared with his wife. Since cancer stole her a year ago, finding love again—her final wish for him—is the furthest thing from his mind. From his empty house to the classroom, grief follows his every move. Until he meets a young woman with shadows in her eyes even darker than his own.

Once a shining star at law school, Lilly Sterling’s dreams died when the Dom she trusted left her heartbroken and lost. She’s starting fresh in a new city as a paralegal, but meeting Jack reawakens all her old demons—and her lingering desires.

Jack offers to become Lilly’s mentor for both the courtroom and the playroom, but tells himself it’s not a relationship. Their carefully worded contract guarantees that. But when their trial agreement starts heating up, both Jack and Lilly must decide what will tip the scales: the letter of the law…or love?

Warning: All rise for a book that contains a wounded submissive and a Dominant who wants to retrain her while retaining control of his heart. Discovery phase may involve spankings, bondage, edging, and blindfolds. Is it hot? You be the judge.


Jack closed his front door and leaned against it, as if doing so could shut out what he’d felt tonight. As if it could shut Lilly out. He’d wanted to murder Patrick for leaving him alone with her, and yet, during that short time, he’d forgotten how for the last year it had hurt to do anything more than breathe.

Hearing she was at least older than Josh was a small comfort. His age, however, seemed of no consequence. He’d thought she hadn’t read anything into the question, that the attraction that was driving him out of his mind was all one-sided, but Lilly’s blush said otherwise. As did the quick pass of her soft, pink tongue over gorgeously full lips.

Jack groaned and scrubbed his hands over his face, then looked at his scar. He could only imagine what Lilly would think if she knew where it came from, what kind of life he’d lived. The Dominant he once was.

He closed his eyes and saw Eve in their playroom, the two of them beginning their scene with practiced words.

“You are mine, love.”

“I am yours, always, Master.”

Grief shouted from the past. But the image was quickly replaced with one of Lilly looking up at him in the bar. How would she react if he ordered her to strip for him? Would all of her skin bloom with the rosy hues he’d seen on her cheeks? Jack’s mind traveled to a place where he had her bound and naked, telling her to bare everything to him—body, mind and soul.

Realizing where his thoughts had strayed, he tried to shut the fantasy down but it was too late. Lilly had flipped a switch in him, waking the part that had been buried under the ashes of Eve’s death. And now that he’d opened that door, he didn’t know how to close it again.



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Rebecca Grace Allen writes kinky new adult and hot contemporary BDSM romance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, as well as a Master of Science in Elementary Education, both of which seemed like good ideas at the time. After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she’s returned to her first love: writing. A self-admitted caffeine addict and gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish. – See more at:

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BOOK TOUR – BOOK REVIEW / GIVEAWAY – Guarding Sophie – Julie Brannagh

Guarding Sophie


Kyle Carlson and Sophie Hayes went to high school together in Cocoa Beach, Florida.  They both had a little crush on each other in school, but nothing ever came of it.  They haven’t seen each other for years when they run into each other at Sophie’s job in Noel, Washington.

Kyle is a wide receiver for the Seattle Sharks and needs some quiet space for awhile, so he came to Noel for some time away.  Sophie ran away from her old life and has been living in Noel for a few months now.  She’s acting afraid and Kyle wants to get to the bottom of it and see how he can help her.

As their time together has them growing closer, will Sophie be able to relax and enjoy her life again?  And when her past comes back to haunt her, will Kyle be able to keep her safe and secure them having a future?

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Guarding Sophie
Love and Football #5.5   

By: Julie Brannagh
Releasing November 10, 2015
Avon Impulse


Hearts beat and sparks fly when two people find shelter in each other

Seattle Sharks wide receiver Kyle Carlson needs to escape and Noel, Washington, is the perfect place for him to do it and figure out his next step. He likes the seclusion and predictability of the small town…until the biggest surprise of his life turns up in the local grocery store.

Sophie Hayes has her own reasons for disappearing without a trace and moving to Noel. This mountain town makes her feel safe for the first time in a long time. But her quiet routine is threatened when Kyle walks back into her life. Growing up in the same Florida town, she always had a little thing for the sexy football player. This tie to her old life, though, could mean she has to run again, even if her heart wants to stay.

When the reason she fled shows up in Noel, Kyle and Sophie, with a little extra help from his teammates, must decide to stay and fight for the life, and love, they’ve found together.

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Kyle Carlson wore sunglasses, but they were no match for the brilliance of Noel, Washington’s late-spring sunshine. Noel was a mountain pass and a ninety-minute drive away from his life in Seattle. The small town was the perfect place to get lost for a while.

He shielded his eyes with one hand as the real estate agent and interior decorator he’d hired drifted into view. The real estate agent held out a shiny new set of house keys to him.

“It’s all yours, Kyle. Congratulations.”

“Thanks,” he said. “Everything’s ready to go?”

“Of course,” the decorator said. “You wanted simple but comfortable and earth tones. I hope you’ll love it. If you have questions or need anything else, please give me a call right away.” She dug into what Kyle knew was an expensive designer handbag and extended her brightly-patterned business card to him. “Thank you for the business and enjoy.”

“Take a look inside,” the real estate agent said. “I think you’ll love it.”

“I’ll do that,” Kyle said. “Thanks again.”

The real estate agent and interior designer shook hands with him and got into their car. He raised a hand in farewell as they followed the winding, narrow road back to downtown Noel, I-90 and civilization as quickly as possible.

Kyle longed for privacy like other people wanted drugs or alcohol. He hadn’t always been so anti-social. The past seven years of dealing with scores of family members, “friends” and others who thought he was their personal ATM machine since he was drafted into the NFL had finally taken its toll. He realized that his profession didn’t really lend itself to anonymity. Maybe he should have become a plumber or an auto mechanic instead of the starting wide receiver for the world champion Seattle Sharks. If he’d had a more unobtrusive life, he’d go to work from seven to four or so, go home, put his feet up, have a beer and quit worrying about the problems that came when one was lucky enough to earn a staggering income for catching a football six months a year.

Kyle walked up the front path and climbed two stairs to the A-line’s wraparound front porch. The front door of his new cabin was hardwood inlaid with baguettes of beveled, leaded glass. Two stories featured floor-to-ceiling windows that looked out over a view of blue skies, puffy white clouds, and endless evergreens. Instead of the rustic, unfinished structure most people would imagine when hearing the word “cabin”, his new place was as luxurious as the stylish Seattle hotel he’d just checked out of. It was also the perfect place to hide out for a couple of months.

He stepped over the threshold of the cabin he’d spent a shocking amount of money on and took a deep breath. Sun-warmed, lemon-scented air surrounded him. The front door shut behind him as he glanced around.

The floors were hardwood. The furnishings were earth tones, man-sized, with a few brightly colored accents to draw the eye.  A gas fireplace with a stone surround dominated most of one wall in the living room. A long staircase led to a loft that overlooked the first story and three bedrooms. He’d thought long and hard about the extra two bedrooms before buying the place. If he had nowhere for anyone else to sleep, they’d be a lot less likely to visit, which worked for him.

He let out a contented sigh as he realized the only sound was his breathing. He’d bought the house in the name of a trust his family and friends knew nothing about. He’d moved out of his huge house in Newcastle two days ago and used the proceeds from its sale to fund the house he was currently standing in and a one-bedroom condo in a Bellevue high rise, also in the name of the trust.  It was his choice who found out where he was and what he was doing from now on.

He’d have almost two months of solitude before training camp started. He couldn’t wait.

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USA Today Bestselling Author, Julie Brannagh has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She lives in a small town near Seattle, where she once served as a city council member and owned a yarn shop. She shares her home with a wonderful husband, two uncivilized Maine Coons and a rambunctious chocolate Lab.

When she’s not writing, she’s reading, or armchair-quarterbacking her favorite NFL team from the comfort of the family room couch. Julie is a Golden Heart finalist and the author of contemporary sports romances.

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BOOK REVIEW – Beauty and the Boss – Diane Alberts

Beauty and the Boss


A sexy, yet sweet read that makes you believe there’s someone out there for everyone just waiting to be found!

Maggie Donovan is Head Researcher at Gale Incorporated, and secretly lusts after her boss.

Benjamin Gale III didn’t earn the nickname of “The Beast” from his employees for no reason.  He’s a cold, hard-nosed workaholic.  That doesn’t stop him from noticing Maggie though.

When caught in a compromising position, Maggie defends Benjamin by telling his mother they have been dating since before she came to work there a few months ago, and are now engaged.  Benjamin plays along, and later they come up with an agreement to keep up the charade for awhile.

Will they part ways after they portray the image they wanted to achieve, or will they actually start to have feelings for each other?

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BOOK REVIEW – Thunder Rolls – Dee Davis

Thunder Rolls


In the final episode of the season, final preparations are going on for the Founders Day event.  The town is especially wanting this year’s celebration to be something that will help heal the town after the devastation of losing Jacob Salt in the car accident.

Hannah Grossman figures out that she is with one Johnson brother, but has more feelings for the other one.

When secrets are exposed on Founders Day, will the town ever be able to be whole again?  Can’t wait for more!

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BOOK REVIEW – Slater’s Leverage – Claudia Shelton

Slater's Leverage


Filled with intrigue and romance.  Keeps you guessing until the last few pages about who’s been behind all the happenings and trouble over the years.

Mackenzie Boudin and Josh Slater were a couple 10 years ago, until the day he just up and walked out on her with no explanation just after she had lost her parents in a plane crash.  For 10 years she’s pined for him wondering what she had done to send him away.  For 10 years he’s been secretly an operative for OPAQUE trying to find out who had ordered the hit on Mackie’s parents, and who had paid his Dad to tamper with the plane.

He left her because he didn’t want to hurt her and have her hate him when she found out her parents plane crash wasn’t an accident, and that he was the son of the man who made it happen.  He’s kept tabs on her through the years through his boss, her Uncle Drake, also the head of OPAQUE.

When a threat is put on Mackie, Josh is the one her uncle sends to protect her.  During their time together, they work on finding out the answers of who’s behind everything.  Will they be able to have a future once all the secrets are uncovered?

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Blind Sided


Loved this book!  I hadn’t read any of the previous ones in the Game On in Seattle series yet, but you don’t need to in order to enjoy this one.  It’s a totally stand alone story.  Really enjoyed getting to know the characters and falling in love with them.  Tanner is one of those guys you love to hate at times, but when you get to the parts where you can see down deep inside him, he becomes attached to your heart!  I will definitely be going back to read those earlier books to see who else I can notch on my bedpost. 🙂

Emma Maxwell is one of four daughters of once big time rock legends.  She’s the good girl of the family who always does the right thing.  Except on Wednesday nights when she’s been sneaking around to have a blast on stage singing Karaoke, regardless of a “never going to sing” pact she has had for years with her sisters.

Tanner Wolfe is the bad boy Quarterback of the Seattle Steelheads.  Emma has been crushing on him for years, but is always too shy to have much to say to him when he’s hanging around with her sister Izzy who he’s good friends with.  When he’s out for a quiet good time, hoping not to catch the attention of his new team owners, he runs into her at the casino where she’s singing.  One thing leads to another and they have a moment.  Then all hell breaks loose and a short time later, they find themselves temporarily married.

They find themselves enjoying each other and married life alot, and as Tanner calms down and concentrates on football, his game starts to improve and his career is looking up.  Will the marriage stay temporary, or will the fact that they are falling in love change the outcome?

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“Whose idiot idea was it for us to come to the casino on karaoke night?” Tanner groused. He’d already lost too much money playing a couple rounds of blackjack so gambling was out but so was calling it a night. Tanner didn’t want to go home either.

“Yours,” Hunter, Cam, and Grady answered at the same time.

“Oh,” Tanner sighed and studied the bar menu, suddenly hungry.

“Hey,” Grady tugged on his sleeve and pointed with his finger, “isn’t that your brother’s fiancée?”

Tanner snapped his head around so fast he almost got whiplash. The lady in question stood on a dark stage under a spotlight, a microphone grasped in her hand. Rubbing the back of his neck, Tanner squinted into the lights of the small stage.

“Holy crap,” he said under his breath. His dick hardened in record time. The woman in question wore a tight pink top showing a liberal amount of tasty cleavage and a swishy, mid-thigh skirt. Her honey blond hair spilled over her shoulders and down her back. A very nice back and even nicer ass, he noted, as she bent down to pick up the mic. She wasn’t tall, but she was just his size with those long, long legs which stretched to heaven and back.

All kinds of wicked scenarios designed to piss off his brother played through his mind. He couldn’t imagine why Avery would be here dressed like that without his overbearing ass of a brother stuck to her side. They must have had a fight. Maybe they broke up, making her ripe for rebound sex. Or maybe—

Tanner frowned. Something wasn’t quite right.

“Shit,” he swore under his breath. Tanner noticed details, a talent which had made him an elite college quarterback able to read defenses with a glance. Sadly, that particular talent hadn’t helped him in the pros—yet.

No, that delectable vixen on stage wasn’t Avery, but Emma, the sweet twin sister. Tanner leaned forward and licked his lips. Emma? Dressed like that?

Damn, she was the hottest woman in here.

He shook his head, pretty sure the world might be coming to an end any minute. Considering Izzy was one of his closest friends, he knew the sisters pretty well and Bella really well; actually maybe too well because his brief involvement with Bella had created tension between Izzy and him. He hated that.

Tanner watched mesmerized as usually quiet, buttoned-up Emma morphed into a hot, sultry siren. She sang and danced on stage like a pro, reminding him she’d been raised with music in her life because of her parents’ status as two-hit wonders. Emma’s party-crashing side job most likely contributed to her stage presence. In their teens, the sisters had literally sung for their supper by crashing parties in order to get their next meal. They were so good at taking a dud party and turning it into a success, they started a party crashing business, which he understood was becoming quite lucrative.

Hell, he’d even paid them to crash one of his parties—yet he’d never noticed Emma in stage mode before, maybe because he’d been too busy screwing Bella in a closet.

He ran his hand through his hair and groaned. He noticed her now, and he was torn between covering her up with his jacket and taking off the clothes she had on.

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BOOK REVIEW – Boots and the Heartbreaker – Myla Jackson

Boots and the Heartbreaker


A good continuation from the McFarlan boys in Temptation!

Colin McFarlan is finding it hard to ignore the fact that Fancy Wilson is back in town.  He’s trying to figure out a way to break up his Mom and the town Heartbreaker, Carl Landers and figures out she’s the perfect one to help him.

Fancy only came back to Temptation after 8 years in Dallas to try to get Colin out of her head once and for all, and it’s not working!

Will Colin and Fancy get over their feelings for each other, or will it finally be the right time for them to have a future together?

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BOOK REVIEW – Hidden Impact – Piper J. Drake

Hidden Impact


Really enjoyed this book!  It’s action packed from the start and only gets more exciting as time goes on.  An easy to follow read with lots of drama, and lots of romance.  I was expecting more badass, tough guy behavior, but I found it impossible not to like them. 🙂

Gabriel Diaz and his team are handling private party security as something to keep them busy and less bored in their down-time while recovering from their latest mission with Centurion Corporation when he’s approached by Maylin Cheng.  He blows her off until later that night when the team witnesses a car attempt to run her over.

Maylin is trying to find someone to help her find her missing sister.  Gabe and his team take her back to their compound with them to try to get some answers.  Military-Veterans-turned-mercenaries, they have a lot of resources at their fingertips with which to help search for details.  They decide to look into her missing sister to see if they can figure out what happened to her, and what the connection is to who just tried to hurt Maylin.

Will they be able to help?  And when Maylin and Gabe start to have feelings for each other, will they be able to figure out a way to have any type of future together?

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BOOK REVIEW – Your B&B or Mine – Melissa West

Your B&B or Mine


A sweet romance, interwoven with past regrets and memories.

Savannah Hale returns home to the town she never thought she’d see again.  Maple Cove, Georgia holds too many memories of love shared, and lost for her.  Now she’s back to bury her Mom and deal with the details surrounding the family B & B.

Logan Park hasn’t been back in Maple Cove, GA in years either.  Now he’s back to make sure the real estate company he works for will be able to buy the B & B.

Savannah and Logan have history … he was her high school sweetheart Will’s best friend.  Will & Logan joined the Army together after high school, and Will was killed in combat.  Savannah has missed Will all these years, but she’s missed Logan just as much … or more.  Can they finally admit to their feelings for one another and get past the guilt they also feel to share a future?

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BLOG TOUR – BOOK REVIEW/GIVEAWAY – Seized By Love – Melissa Foster

Seized By Love


If you read the Seaside Summers series by Melissa Foster, you will recognize Lizzie Barber and Blue Ryder.  I didn’t read the previous series, but didn’t have any trouble at all following this book and falling in love with these characters.  It’s well written and draws you in very easily, so you’re turning page after page waiting to see what’s going to happen.  You might even find yourself cursing at Blue a bit like I did, but I soon loved him again, so no worries. 🙂

Lizzie Barber owns her own flower shop, P-town Petals, in Provincetown, Massachusetts.  What no one knows about her, is she secretly does a hot web series on the side to earn money to pay for her little sister’s education.

Blue Ryder has been trying to get Lizzie to go on a date with him ever since he met her a year ago.  She likes him and finds him hard to resist, but doesn’t think it’s fair to start a relationship with him when she has this secret life.  She finally gives in and goes on a couple of dates with him, but when they start to get serious about each other, she feels the need to come clean with him.

When her secret life as the Naked Baker is revealed, she has to try to pick up the pieces and move forward.  Will Blue be able to understand why she didn’t tell him about it from the beginning?  Will her friend and family get over it?

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Seized By Love
Love In Bloom #29: The Ryders #1
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing October 28, 2015
World Literary Press

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You fell in love with Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber in Seaside Summers, now follow their journey to find true love in SEIZED BY LOVE, the first book in the Ryder series.

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying.

Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

THE RYDERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book hot contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction.


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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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