Sep 03

Indecision by Elisabeth Grace

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Indecision by Elisabeth GraceIndecision by Elisabeth Grace
Series: Maine Attraction #1
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Law Enforcement, Romance, Small Town Romance
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three-stars
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Jackie Davenport will try anything once, especially in the bedroom. Anything except falling in love. She lives a carefree existence packed full of fun, but free from emotional entanglements and that’s just how she wants to keep it. When she meets the new police officer in town, she’s unable to deny the connection between them. His over confidence and bullish ways grate on her…still she can’t help but find herself falling into his bed AND falling for him.

Jamie McTavish is man enough to admit that he probably didn’t make the best first impression when he met the 911 Operator. That doesn’t mean there isn’t still sizzling sexual tension between them. He’s a man of action and he’s not content to sit on the sidelines until Jackie works out her issues. But trying to tame this tiger might be too big of a challenge for even him.

 photo synopsisgraphic.pngThis is by no means my first Elisabeth Grace book, I’ve actually read quite a few of her books, and I have enjoyed all of them. So I was looking forward to this book, especially because I love me a hot cop. I will say upfront this is a novella (which as I am sure you are aware at this point aren’t my favorite thing in world), but it does make for a quick read, so if you like novellas well you’re in luck.

So I really liked Jackie. She certainly has some hang ups, I mean she doesn’t date cops, oh wait, she doesn’t date at all. She only does casual, and she is kind of a carefree girl just in general, she doesn’t even like to live in the same place for too long. After her father died, and her mother never moved on from the grief, Jackie just decided not to get investing in anything the way her mother had. I actually liked that about her, it made her evolution throughout the book more enjoyable to read, seeing how she felt with her feelings for Jamie.

As for Jamie, I have mixed feelings about him. Honestly I struggled with him at the beginning of the book, to me, he felt like a creeper. I mean I liked me an alpha guy, especially one with a dirty mouth, but the way he acted and the things he said, just made my skin crawl. Thankfully in Chapter 11, it was like her a personality makeover and he wasn’t a creep anymore. So let’s just say post Chapter 11, I liked Jamie. He showed himself to be a good son, he was patient with Jackie (as much as was reasonable) and he was invested in making things with her work. He had the whole hot cop thing working for me.

Since it is a short book, I don’t want to say too much because I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say that once I got past my initial hangs up about Jamie, I liked the book. It was a quick read for me, but it kept my attention and I really liked Jackie, she made the book for me. So if you are a fan of Elisabeth Grace or just like shorter romance book then you should consider giving this book a go!
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About Elisabeth Grace

I have a soft spot for romance novels with happily ever afters and a hot spot for alpha males! I currently live outside Toronto, Canada with my hubby and two small children. Life is busy, but never to busy for a good story and to share my love of reading and writing with others.

Sep 02

Flirting With Disaster by Victoria Dahl

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Flirting With Disaster by Victoria DahlFlirting with Disaster by Victoria Dahl
Series: Jackson: Girls' Night Out #2
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Law Enforcement, Romance, Small Town Romance
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four-half-stars
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There's no hiding from sizzling chemistry…

Artist Isabelle West has good reasons for preferring a solitary life. Tucked away in a cabin in the woods, she has everything she needs . . . except a red-hot love life. That is, until a hard-bodied U.S. marshal threatens to unearth secrets she's spent years protecting. But giving in to the sparks flying between them can only lead to one thing…disaster.

Tom Duncan lives by the letter of the law. But no one has tempted him—or confused him—more than free-spirited Isabelle, who arouses his suspicion and his desire. As their connection grows, and their nights get hotter, they find their wild attraction might shake everything he stands for—and expose everything she has to hide.
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I have had this book for longer then I care to admit, I think I picked it up and then forgot I did (but haven’t we all been guilty of that), so when I stumbled upon it again, it was the best happy accident. I loved the setting of the book, out away from big cities, in the woods, Isabelle West had been living a solitary life for a long time, and I don’t think she ever expected a U.S. Marshal to show up one day and throw a wrench into her life.

So Isabelle is so interesting to me. First of all, she has the strongest and initially strangest reaction to having a U.S. Marshall on her doorstep asking her if she has seen anything out of the ordinary. I mean she actually doesn’t believe this guy is who he says he is and is kind of openly hostile to him. Clearly she is hiding something or hiding from someone, and it just makes her all the more interesting. As the book goes on and she starts to let her guard down you get to know the real Isabelle. She’s fun and careful, super independent, and honestly, she says the funniest things. It’s like she doesn’t care what anyone else thinks so she says whats on her mind when its on her mind, and she thinks so dirty thoughts (which I loved!). I liked Isabelle, just completely liked her.

So Tom is the Marshall in question, and something about Isabelle sets of his “spidy sense”, he knows something is up with her but he doesn’t know what. He is in the area protecting a judge, which goes on for most of the book. But when he has downtime he is investigating Isabelle and trying to figure out why he has a feeling about her. He has this kind of complex about helping people, especially people who doesn’t seem to want to ask for help. In some regards it kind of annoyed me how he was so sure she needed his help, and he was just like a dog with a bone, mind you he was secretive about it the whole time, never saying anything to Isabelle not even when things with them picked up into the hot and heavy territory.

I loved the dynamic between Tom and Isabelle. I loved the way they flirted, the way they made each other laugh. The seriously steamed up the page. I was super invested in them as a couple. And when everything comes to a head, I felt for Isabelle, I mean I think I even teared up in a couple of places, the whole thing was just so heartbreaking. The writing was really good, and I was invested in the story the entire time. I was happy with the way things turned out. I have to say if you like contemporary romance books, then you really should pick up this book and give it a try, it was a great read for me.
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About Victoria Dahl

Victoria Dahl lives with her family in a small town high in the Utah mountains. During the summer, she hikes and drinks margaritas (usually not at the same time.) During the winter she likes to curl up with a book and a cup of hot cocoa and think about all those poor, freezing skiers working so hard out in the snow.

She’s been reading romance since the age of twelve and started her first manuscript at the tender age of twenty. Occasionally, on dark and stormy nights, she bravely posts excerpts of that original story on her blog for the entertainment of her readers.

Her first published novel won the Golden Heart award. Since then, she's published over twenty-five books and novellas, including three USA Today bestsellers, and several of her books have been nominated for the prestigious RITA® Award for excellence in the romance genre.

Sep 02

Bold Seduction Release Day

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The Hornsby Brothers #1
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Releasing Sept 1st, 2015
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BOLD SEDUCTION
An Intriguing Proposition
Passion. Seduction. Pleasure. These are the qualities of any courtesan worth her salt. As owner of The Starling Club, London’s most notorious house of ill-repute, Madame Philomena McGrattan has seen it all, heard it all, done it all. There is little that surprises her anymore, and even less that excites her. So when she is presented a chance at an irresistible seduction, she can’t help but rise to the challenge.
A Dangerous Game
Studiousness. Practicality. Discipline. Such are the attributes of a good scholar, and such are the principles Lord Spencer Hornsby has built his life around. Alone in the Welsh countryside, with only his wolfhounds for company, Spencer has thrown himself into his work. There is little time for the pleasures of society, not even to think of the joys of the fairer sex. But when an unexpected guest arrives at his isolated hunting lodge, Spencer cannot help but be baffled by the presence of this dangerously beautiful woman. And when he discovers the reason for her arrival, and the pleasures she promises, he cannot help but find himself irresistibly intrigued . . .
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Sep 01

Draw Me In by Regina Cole

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Draw Me In by Regina ColeDraw Me In by Regina Cole
Series: Sinful Skin #1
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: College, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance, Tattoos
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four-stars
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After her parents pull the plug on her college fund to finance their nasty divorce, Hailey Jakes is desperate to pay her own way and finish her degree in graphic design. She can hardly believe her luck when the sexiest guy she’s ever seen hires her to be the receptionist at his tattoo shop. With sea-blue eyes, jet-black hair, and full sleeves of tattoos on his muscular arms, Neill Vanderhaven looks like the kind of guy who wouldn’t give her the time of day. In fact, he’s mesmerized by her—and it doesn’t hurt that she’s talented as hell.

But Hailey and Neill have more in common than instant chemistry: They’re both carrying serious baggage. Hailey’s parents split after years of blowout fights and sloppy affairs. Neill just got out of something serious with a woman who loved her bad habits more than she loved him. When they take the plunge on a new relationship, they’re both breaking their own rules.

But then a terrible misunderstanding brings Neil’s worst fears to life, and their connection threatens to come crashing down. What they have is more than skin-deep, but now Hailey and Neill need to decide whether the kind of love that lasts forever is worth such exquisite pain.
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I like new adult books that take place on a college campus and I love romance books that take place in a tattoo shop, so needless to say this was the perfect combination of the two of them. I love tattoo shops and the people who work at them, they always seem to make sure good book characters. I was also pretty interested in Hailey’s story because while she is an adult away at college, her life back at home is clearly falling apart and without a doubt it is wrecking havoc on her life at college, and I know people who have been through similar stuff, so it was intriguing.

So Hailey was interesting to me, in some regards I thought she was strong, and then in other regards she kinds of shrinks into herself, second guessing her own feelings and reactions. I mean when she finds out her parents are getting divorced and he dad wants her to move back home and they aren’t going to be paying for her college anymore, she stands up to him and decided to find a way to make it work for herself to stay in college, including getting herself a part time job (enter the tattoo shop). So at first I thought to myself, she’s an independent girl, she has a bit of a strong personality, I liked her. But she also has this super weird kinda creepy academic advisor who makes her question herself so much. It actually drove me a little crazy how much she second guessed herself in her head. She also got so wrapped up in her infatuation with Neill that she is constantly forgetting to show up to class or do assignments, for someone who was so determined to go to college it was just a little odd for me.

And as for Neill, ah sweet Neill. I think Neill has the best of intentions, but oh how he has been screwed over by his ex. I mean she really did a number on his head. He’s like super untrusting and paranoid, there is this early scene where Hailey takes a tylenol and he actually empties the bottle and makes sure they are tylenol. I actually liked him for most of the book, his behavior was pretty understandable given his past. Towards the end I felt like he was getting irrational like Hailey needed to study and told him so and he took it like she didn’t want him, it was bit too needy for me in that moment. But other then that, I liked him.

I thought the pacing in the first three quarters of the book was kind of great, I loved how the characters got to know each other, and the vibe from the shop, the secondary characters were really funny and interesting. It was just really easy to get lost in the book, like I blinked and a lot of time had passed and I was pretty far in the book, I got sucked in. Towards the end though the pacing picked up big time and things started happening super fast, I wish it had been just a tad bit slower I think it would have really increased the suspense/drama as well as the payoff. In the end this was an enjoyable book for me for sure.

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About Regina Cole

Regina Cole, lover of manly muscled arms, chest hair, and mini-marshmallows, has been reading romance since her early teens. While she loves a love story of any heat level, she’s been drawn to the erotic side, and is loving every minute.

When she’s not frantically pounding away at the keyboard, she can be found fishing with her family, playing with her dogs, trying out strange new recipes, or snuggling with her hubby.

Aug 31

Indecision Release Day Blast

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by Elisabeth Grace

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Do you love a man in uniform? Us too – and boy, has Elisabeth Grace supplied one for us! Jamie is sweet in the streets and sizzling in the sheets, and you most definitely want to get your hands on him in INDECISION, which is available now!

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About INDECISION

Jackie Davenport will try anything once, especially in the bedroom. Anything except falling in love. She lives a carefree existence packed full of fun, but free from emotional entanglements and that’s just how she wants to keep it. When she meets the new police officer in town, she’s unable to deny the connection between them. His over confidence and bullish ways grate on her…still she can’t help but find herself falling into his bed AND falling for him.

Jamie McTavish is man enough to admit that he probably didn’t make the best first impression when he met the 911 Operator. That doesn’t mean there isn’t still sizzling sexual tension between them. He’s a man of action and he’s not content to sit on the sidelines until Jackie works out her issues. But trying to tame this tiger might be too big of a challenge for even him.

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Aug 31

Fire Me Up by Rachael Johns

Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review 1 ★★★

Fire Me Up by Rachael JohnsFire Me Up by Rachael Johns
Series: Deacons of Bourbon Street #2
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Alpha Guy, Love to Hate, Motorcycles, Romance
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three-stars
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Travis “Cash” Sinclair values only two things from his days with the Deacons of Bourbon Street: his prized Harley Davidson and the man who gave it to him. But now Priest Lombard is gone, and Cash has inherited the Deacons’ clubhouse—not to mentions its unexpected tenant. She’s exactly the type of woman he tries to avoid: all incense and art, with a sharp tongue that promises trouble. So why does Cash want to push aside those flowing skirts and lose himself between her legs?

Billie Taylor fled a bad marriage to start a new life among the grit and glamour of the French Quarter. She refuses to let another man distract her from her dreams, especially an outlaw biker with nothing to offer except hot sex and an eviction notice. Cash is dangerous, with an untamed streak he tries desperately to conceal. He drives Billie wild, sending her too close to the edge for her own good. And she won’t fall under his spell—or into his bed—without a fight.

 photo synopsisgraphic.pngI adore a good MC romance, especially when the characters are well developed. I was intrigued by this book because it seems like the whole premise of the series is that it is about an MC who broke apart in the aftermath of Katrina and then are brought back together after the death of their old leader. I thought this was an interesting take because these aren’t people who are active in the MC lifestyle, so I thought it would make for an interesting dynamic.

So first things first, I thought the book started a bit abruptly, I’m not sure if it’s because I had missed the events of the first book in the story, but I felt like things moved super fast right from the start. So Travis is back in town because he inherited a but of buildings (along with the three other guys) and Travis basically wants to sell and get the heck out of New Orleans as soon as possible. I think he felt like the disbanding of the MC was kind of like a family abandoning him. While he is there some of the others kind of rope him into figured out if their old Pres. had been murdered or not.

So right off the bat Travis just struck me as a jerk and a bully. I don’t know about you but if my landlord showed up at my apartment and announced he was going to move into my spare room I would have called the cops, not just acquiesced and let him take up shop in my house. So in that moment not only was Travis a jerk to me, but I pretty much decided I didn’t like Billie either. By the end of the book I didn’t mind Travis, the guy is what he is and at least he is kind of upfront about it. But by the end of the book I did not like Billie. She was just too whisy-washy. I mean she let’s Travis walk all over her after basically declaring to herself she wasn’t going to let another man be overly possessive of her. I also felt like whenever her and Travis would get into a fight, Billie would just let things go, I mean things that would have had me steaming mad, like kicking her out of her own place. Also she was just a little bit to hippy dippy for my liking.

I think the book would have done more for me if the characters had a bit more depth to them. Everything happened so quickly with them that it felt like I had whiplash in a couple of places. Also I think the murder subplot line about the original Pres of the MC is suppose to last for the entire series, but the way that it left things open ended that it felt unsatisfying for me. It was a quick read, I did enjoy some parts of it, so if you like MC books, or really alpha guys, then this might be a book you should check out.

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Aug 31

Code of Honor by Missy Johnson

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Code of Honor by Missy JohnsonCode of Honor by Missy Johnson
Series: Spontagio Family #1
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Mob, New Adult, Romance
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two-half-stars
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Pietro Gustovi is loyal, polished, and hard as stone, the kind of guy women want and men respect. At twenty-three, he’s survived tragedies that would break men twice his age. And he owes it all to his father’s closest friend, Giovanni Spontagio, who took him in as an orphaned teenager. Pietro would give his life for Giovanni . . . but his heart belongs to Giovanni’s daughter.

Raised in Chicago under the spotlight of power and privilege, Lucy Spontiago feels most alive on stage. Determined to become a prima ballerina, she escapes her father’s protective gaze long enough to audition for the ballet in New York City. Soon, however, Lucy realizes that she is not alone. Pietro is watching her back. And though he’s like a brother to her, Lucy cannot deny the thrill she feels knowing his eyes are on her.

Pietro could never betray his mentor by sleeping with his only child. But Lucy follows her passions, no matter how forbidden. Soon their nights are consumed by explosive, red-hot temptation—a dance that will expose shocking secrets and burn everything else to the ground.

 photo synopsisgraphic.pnglove mafia books, I really have no idea why, I mean little girls don’t dream about meeting your perfect criminal and living happily ever after, but hey I like me a good mafia guy, don’t judge. I really don’t like giving books anything less then three stars because I know what works for me may not work for other people and vice versa. But this book was hard for me to get through, so I can’t help but give it an honest review.

I think my number one issue with the book is pacing. During the first 25% of the book, I kept thinking “when is something going to happen?” I mean pretty much nothing happens for the first part of the book. Let me sum it up for you. Pietro’s parents died and he had to move in Giovanni, who has a daughter Lucia. Flash 8 years forward, Lucia and Pietro are like secretly in love with each other, but Giovanni is over protective and wouldn’t approve so they never say anything about it to each other. Lucia moves to NYC and Pietro follows her to watch her secretly under orders for her father. That’s it. What was funny to me is that the book felt like it was dragging on, but there were also these moments where I felt like this were happening way to fast. Like Pietro and Lucia finally get together, he kisses her and then two seconds later they are having sex and apparently it’s like the best thing ever (even though Lucia is a virgin, so yeah that was totally not believable).

Another big problem for me was Lucia in general. I mean she is a 21 year old woman who basically still needs to ask her father permission to breathe. I think the thing she is most impressed about with herself is that she has been transferring small amount of her fathers money/her trust to a separate bank account that he can’t see. I can’t help but wondering what this heck girl has been doing since high school yeah she’s a dancer, but it seems like all she has been doing is living at her dads house and practicing in the studio he built her. It’s just weird. Also she constantly makes excuses for her dad until one day she arbitrarily decides that she doesn’t care is her dad thinks she is in danger and how dare Pietro want her to be safe. It ends up being like a two day fight. I ended up like completely disliking her by the end of the book, especially the whole ending with Paris (if you read the book you will understand).

I wish I had liked this book. It has all the elements in it to make me like it, it’s just not something I enjoyed. I think the only reason I finished the book is because it was shorter then I expected it to be. I think if you have experience with this author, then you might want to give it a try, but for me it was a no go.
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Aug 30

Master of the Opera Spotlight

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Master of the Opera SpotlightMaster of the Opera by Jeffe Kennedy
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An aria for lost souls

Fresh out of college, Christine Davis is thrilled to begin a summer internship at the prestigious Santa Fe Opera House. But on her first day, she discovers that her dream job has a dark side. Beneath the theater, ghostly music echoes through a sprawling maze of passageways. At first, Christy thinks she’s hearing things. But when a tall masked man steps out of the shadows—and into her arms—she knows he’s not a phantom of her imagination. What she can’t deny is that he is the master of her desire. But when her predecessor—a missing intern—is found dead, Christy wonders if she’s playing with fire…

Today I am hosting a spotlight on Jeffe Kennedy’s serial, Master of the Opera, which is now available from Books-a-Million (if you want to read it as a serial check it out here). I am a huge fan of Jeffe’s work, so if you are thinking about picking up one of her books I highly recommend it. And in the meantime, check out this excerpt for Master of the Opera! Read more »

Aug 29

His Wicked Desire by Dawn Chartier

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His Wicked Desire by Dawn ChartierHis Wicked Desire by Dawn Chartier
Series: Vieux Carre Witch Sister #2
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Fantasy, Friendship, Love to Hate, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
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three-stars
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He's found himself a wicked witch...

Brye Morgeaux is a half-witch, half-warlock who always relied on her beauty—especially when it came men. After a run-in with a particularly vicious warlock, Brye's face is left scarred, forcing her to look to who she is on the inside. And what Brye finds is darker than anything she'd imagined...

Then she's handed a terrible ultimatum—join the warlock clan, or watch her family die.

Josh Copeland has known the Morgeaux family for years, and has been waiting for the time when Brye would see him as something—anything—more than a friend. As she battles darkness from within and without, he realizes the woman he loves might just be her own worst, wicked enemy. Now Josh must find a way to show Brye who she really is...before she kills him.
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I have to say I am really glad that I have been splitting my time more evenly between romance and urban fantasy books, I have this bad habit of getting roped into one genre and sticking with it for a long period, but thankfully not anymore. I have always loved urban fantasy, and one of my favorite magical types is the witch, so when I saw a book that revolved around witches I knew I wanted to check it out. This is the second book in the series, and while yes you can read it as a standalone (like I did) I think it would be a lot better if you read the first book first, I felt like I was missing out on some bigger events and some of the relationships between the characters by not having read the first book first.

So first off I am going to start with Brye. When the book starts she is dealing with some serious events that just happened recently (I’m assuming in the first book), she was kidnapped and seriously scarred by the attack. Not just her face is scarred though, she really been emotionally scarred by it all as well. She went from being like the popular beautiful type to being ridiculed by teenagers in a department store and feeling like everything in her life from before the attack just wasn’t worth it anymore. I felt so bad for her, especially in the beginning. I mean she’s clearly dealing with some really heavy things. She struggles with her magic, especially when she realizes she might have influence over people. I think what I liked about Brye is she wants so much to be better, to be good, and as a reader you just can’t help but want good things for her. I also liked watching her develop throughout the book, especially in regards to excepting who she is and being a hybrid Witch/Warlock.

Now for Josh. Oh sweet Josh. I liked him for the most part. It’s clear from the beginning that the two of them clearly have feelings for each other but thanks to some events way in their past they have entered into this kind of antagonistic relationship. I honestly can say I didn’t particularly love Josh in the beginning, he seemed too pushy to me. Especially since he is well aware that Brye is dealing with the aftermath of a very serious attack, it just felt like his attitude towards her was too much. But as the book progressed I started to like the two of them together a lot, plus they had really great chemistry together.

Ultimately I have to say my biggest issue with the book is the pacing. I felt like things moved so fast, like 0 to 60 in under 30 seconds. And it was in all aspects of the book, the relationship building between Josh and Brye, the storyline with Brye and her Warlock stalker/attacker. I mean it all moved so fast that you barely had time to catch your breath, and I think especially in the Warlock storyline it dulled the impact of events because they all happened so quick. But at the end of the day, I did enjoy the book, and I did like the characters. So if you are like me and love yourself some urban fantasy witches, then you should really consider checking out this book.

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About Dawn Chartier

Dawn might occasionally have a gator parked in her front yard there on the bayou, but it's the snakes that really scare the bejeezus out of her. So instead, she tends to hole herself up with a good romance book, chocolate by the pound, or marathon tv viewing of Game of Thrones, Being Human, Hell On Wheels, Arrow, various home renovation shows and Supernatural---oh Dean. *swoons*

Aug 28

Just a Little Kiss by Renita Pizzitola

Blog Tour, loved it, Review 0 ★★★★½

Just a Little Kiss by Renita PizzitolaJust a Little Kiss by Renita Pizzitola
Series: Crush #3
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance, Small Town Romance
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four-half-stars
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Like most of the residents of her dead-end beach town, Felicity Daniels doesn’t know what she wants from her future. Instead of college, she’s waiting tables at the local grille where she’s more likely to run into the guy who was the love of her life—until one decision changed everything. Now as this year’s tourist season kicks in to high gear, Felicity realizes that whatever she wants isn't going to be found here.

Mason Hayes is the quintessential Summer Boy: hot, impulsive, and born without strings attached. While in town helping with the family fishing charter, he plans to have a little fun—and hopefully get over a certain girl. He’s never had a long-term relationship, but when he meets Felicity, he wonders if he’s found the girl who could change that.

With her heart still in repair, Felicity’s happy to have a distraction like Mason, but her best friend thinks he could also be her ticket out of this town. What’s the harm in using him to escape more than just her boredom? After all, he is just a Summer Boy, and they never stick around. But after one kiss, Felicity wonders if only one summer with Mason will ever really be enough.
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I’ve read all three books in this series now, and I have to say I wasn’t super excited about Mason’s story, because I really wasn’t a fan of Mason in the first book with Brinley. But I am so happy that I gave it a go, because Mason has grown so much as a character, that I really loved him in this book. I can honestly say I think this is my favorite book in the series, which is also a surprising thing for me, because I normally fall in love with the first book and then every subsequent book never quite lives up; in this case I think Renita’s writing is just getting better with each book.

So as I mentioned before I wasn’t really a fan of Mason in book one. I mean he just seem like kind of a jerk, well maybe jerk is the wrong word, I mean he’s just so convinced that Brinley is the one for him that he ends up treating the others around him badly. But when this book starts, and he really starts to get to know Felicity, so much of who he used to be has really evolved and he’s really become this great guy, and I think everything that happened with Brinley before really set him up to be ready for a relationship, to be more for Felicity then just a fling. I just really liked him, even though I really kinda didn’t want to like him.

So Felicity was fun to read. I like that she was independent and at the same time really generous with her friends and the people she cares about. She had a bad experience with an ex that had kind of put her in a place mentally where she just doesn’t plan for the future, she only looks at the now and maybe tomorrow on a good day. The thing about Felicity and her ex is that she let him go so that he could pursue his dreams, she wanted the best for him, and made the choice even though it hurt her to lose him, that’s just the kind of girl she is, she wants the best for those around her. She clearly has some commitment issues, so when she starts to look at Mason as more then just a Summer Boy, I don’t think she was prepared for it. Suddenly she finds herself wanting more then just the present, and planning the future of her life is just overwhelming for her. What I loved about her is that she may be uncomfortable with looking to the future, but she talks about it, and she pushes herself to do better.

It also helped that Mason was just so awesome with Felicity. He was so patient, he was so caring, he was just so much more then I thought he would be, and I loved them together. They had this great chemistry together. Also Felicity has this great sense of humor and she banters so fantastically with both Mason and this other character Owen. All in all I just really enjoyed reading the book from beginning to end. I highly recommend this book, and I can’t wait to read more of Renita’s work in the future.
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