Jul 01

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by Jamie Begley
Ask and You Shall Receive…
LUCKY’S CHOICE
The Last Riders #7
Jamie Begley
Releasing July 29th, 2015
Young Ink Press
Life dealt him a dead man’s hand.
 
Lucky had always led a life of service, always putting his life on the line for someone else, managing to survive by pure luck and skill. After bringing an end to a multi-state drug ring, he was finally able to live the life he had wanted as a Last Rider.
A good man would walk away and not touch the curvy woman who had been tugging on his heartstrings. Lucky wasn’t a good man. Therefore, the bad-ass biker in him had a choice: once again become the man he had pretended to be and stake his claim or take the devil’s highway.
 
Some girls had all the luck.
 
Willa wasn’t one of them. All she wanted to do was give a home to the children she had made orphans. Instead, she found herself needing help from the man who had left the pulpit behind to embrace a life of sin.
Painfully shy and withdrawn, she wanted a quiet life, a simple man, and well-behaved children. The last thing she had ever expected was for Lucky to want her size twenty body and show her a passion that would lead her straight to hell. 
 
 

About Jamie Begley

I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.
Taking after my mother, I've always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.
For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduated this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.
Currently I am writing five series of books- The Last Riders, The VIP Room, Predators MC, Biker Bitches, and The Dark Souls. All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best.

Jul 01

Searching for Always by Jennifer Probst

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Searching for Always by Jennifer ProbstSearching for Always by Jennifer Probst
Series: Searching For #4
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Animals, Contemporary Romance, Law Enforcement, Love to Hate, Romance, Small Town Romance
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three-half-stars
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She’s an expert in helping others de-stress, but Arilyn Meadows is running on fumes. Along with her job counseling singles seeking soul mates at the Kinnections agency in Verily, New York, she’s a yoga teacher, animal shelter volunteer, anger management therapist, and helping hand to her beloved grandfather. No time to find Mr. Right—but after discovering her yogi boyfriend in a compromising asana, Arilyn would rather dog-sit for her honeymooning friend Kate than risk her heart on another downward dog. And when police officer Stone Petty—radiating masculinity and bad-boy attitude—is sent to her for mandatory lessons in cooling off when the job gets too hot, Arilyn vows to ignore his seductive glances and sexy grin. But there’s no halting their sizzling flirtation—a red-hot, high-speed chase that’s breaking all the limits.
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I have to say I was looking forward to this book quite a bit because I really loved the previous book with Gen and Wolfe. And honestly that book really was a great set up for Arilyn and Stone, you could tell that the two of them had some serious chemistry going on between them, if only they could get past the fast that they seem to annoy each other by simply breathing. Needless to say I was totally looking forward to their story.

So Arilyn is coming out of a bad relationship when this book starts, and it’s kind of a sad situation. I mean she had been with this guy for like ever, but never called him by name to his friend, and she never introduced him to anyone, she was basically a mistress except he wasn’t married. I can’t imagine what that would do to someone, being shoved aside and hidden like that. I really wanted her to find happiness with someone who wasn’t afraid to put the two of them out there. You can tell early on in the book that she is really just a good person, and anyone who rescues dogs is good in my book (after all that’s how I ended up with my six dogs). But that’s not saying that she doesn’t have traits that kind of annoy me, she’s a little to hippie for me with the chakras and vegan agenda and crystals and all that. Sorry just not my thing. I could see how she would be slightly annoying, so when Stone shows up eating fried foods just to annoy her, I was all for it and laughed out loud. That being said, I still wanted good things for her.

I liked Stone. He’s a bit of a hard a$$, and I get why. He sees a lot of hard things in his job as a cop, and after getting his backstory I can understand why domestic abuse calls, especially when children are involved, would be a trigger for him to have some serious anger issues. I liked his sense of humor, or should I say sarcasm in this book. A lot of what he says and thinks in the book is what I would be saying or thinking, I have to admit I loved the drawing her did instead of a journal at his anger management class of the cop practicing the breathing techniques. You have to admit the guy does have a point, although I get her’s as well.

The chemistry with these two is really good, they have that who we annoy each other so much that we don’t even like each other but I’m so attracted to you I just can’t help myself thing going for them, and it really works. I will admit that I wish the book was a teeny bit faster paced in the beginning, I think I could have gotten into quicker if it was, but other than that I think it’s a great addition to the series and I really did like it.

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About Jennifer Probst

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers

Jun 30

Longing by Jamie K. Schmidt

Just Okay, Review 0 ★★★½

Longing by Jamie K. SchmidtLonging by Jamie K. Schmidt
Series: Club Inferno #2
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Alpha Guy, BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Humorous, Romance
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three-half-stars
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Reeling from a disastrous love affair, model and budding fashion designer Anya Litton needs a temporary refuge, a place to lick her wounds and plan her next career move. At Club Inferno, where seductively chic men and women indulge their most intimate fantasies, she can mix business with unimaginable pleasure. Anya quickly connects with club Dom Clint Reyes, who unleashes Anya’s deepest longings over nights of burning passion.

Clint is a master at taking submissives to the heights of pleasure in Club Inferno’s opulent private dungeons. But it’s Anya who has Clint begging for more when the woman of his dreams becomes his eager partner in exploring the limits of desire. As their relationship ignites into an erotic contest of wills—and a jealous rival plots against them both—Clint prepares to fight for a future with Anya. In this complicated dance, the wrong move could end it all . . . and taking control means total surrender.
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I am sometimes on the fence about books with BDSM, I generally like the mild to moderate, and only like the whole hardcore picture when it is really well written and more character driven then just focused on the sex. I would say this falls probably into the moderate category. I think what made me mostly interested in this book was that there was that there was a line in the synopsis about there being rivals in the mix, and I love when a good ex pops up and makes trouble.

So Anya and Clint are the main characters in this story and the thing I don’t like the most about them is the same thing in both their cases. I really, sincerely have issues with people who are that self-conscious about things. I mean it wasn’t too over the top or anything, but both of them having self-conscious issues just didn’t work for me. And while I don’t mind a plus size woman in a romance book (truth be told I don’t mind any type of woman or man in a romance book) it bothers me when the main character talks about it or thinks about it all the time. But then again it’s a pretty authentic representation for I’m sure a lot of people, it just isn’t my total cup of tea.

That being said I really liked the chemistry between the between Anya and Clint, they seriously had some great steamy sessions with each other. I loved their game of truth or dare, and how Clint recognizes that truth is way more dangerous than dare is. They have a great scene together during one of Clint’s stripping classes, and I also really loved how Clint is a skilled videographer and how he uses those particular talents in the book.

I know this book is the second in a series, and I haven’t read the first book in the series yet, so I will admit that in the beginning there were a lot of characters to learn in a short amount of time, but I wasn’t confused and I caught on pretty quick to the whose who. I really liked Colleen, and Tee, easily my favorite two secondary characters. The ex storyline was kind of interesting, although he was more like an annoying bug you just want to swat at, but the whole rival thing with Anya and Rita was much more compelling to me, women really can be catty and horrible, and I totally know people in real life like Rita.

Overall this was a pretty quick read, the story went pretty quick and the pacing was enjoyable. I liked the romance and the character (not the name dropping designers as much, but that seemed to be more in the beginning). All in all if you like a little bit of light BDSM in your romances then this might be a book you should check out.

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About Jamie K. Schmidt

USA Today Bestselling author, Jamie K. Schmidt is a hybrid author who has over thirty short stories published in small press and ezines, and a variety of novellas and books online. Her Club Inferno series from Random House has been in Amazon's top 100 ebooks sold and Barnes and Noble's top 10. She has a dragon paranormal romance series at Entangled Publishing. Book one of the Emerging Queens series is The Queen's Wings.

Jamie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz in Secondary Education English, which is a fancy way of saying she went to college to teach high school English. When that didn't pan out, she worked as a call center manager, a Tupperware consultant, a paralegal, and finally a technical writer for a major conglomerate company. She is an active member in the Romance Writers of America (RWA). When not writing, Jamie relaxes with a mug of hot tea and knits or makes beaded jewelry.

Jun 30

The Perfect Bargain Release Day Blast!

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by Julia London
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THE PERFECT BARGAIN

How to Marry a Highlander
# 1

By: Julia London writing as Jessa McAdams
Releasing June 30, 2015
Entangled: Lovestruck

American lass seeks brawny Scot…

As if being newly single isn’t brutal enough, Sloane Chatfield’s friends are getting obnoxious about setting her up. When Sloane insists she’s waiting for a certain sexy fictional Highlander to come along, her friends surprise her with a trip to Scotland to find her a new boyfriend. She’d rather have a root canal. But if she can find a Highland hunk to “break her heart” before her friends arrive…

In a remote Highland village, Galen Buchanan is struggling to keep the family pub afloat. Everything is falling apart, he’s running out of money, and now there’s an opinionated American lass parked at his best table, driving him mad. But then Sloane asks Galen to be her pretend Highland boyfriend…and offers him enough money to save the pub. It’s only for a few days, he figures. What’s the worst that could happen?

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Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of more than a two dozen romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular Secrets of Hadley Green historical romance series, as well as the new Cabot Sisters historical series, including The Trouble with Honor, The Fall of Grace, and The Perils of Prudence. She is also the author of several contemporary romances, including Homecoming Ranch and Return to Homecoming Ranch.

Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a four time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction.

Jun 29

The Perfect Bargain by Julia London

Blog Tour, Liked It, Review 2 ★★★½

The Perfect Bargain by Julia LondonThe Perfect Bargain by Julia London
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Friendship, Humorous, Romance, Small Town Romance
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three-half-stars
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American lass seeks brawny Scot...
As if being newly single isn’t brutal enough, Sloane Chatfield's friends are getting obnoxious about setting her up. When Sloane insists she's waiting for a certain sexy fictional Highlander to come along, her friends surprise her with a trip to Scotland to find her a new boyfriend. She’d rather have a root canal. But if she can find a Highland hunk to “break her heart” before her friends arrive…
In a remote Highland village, Galen Buchanan is struggling to keep the family pub afloat. Everything is falling apart, he’s running out of money, and now there's an opinionated American lass parked at his best table, driving him mad. But then Sloane asks Galen to be her pretend Highland boyfriend...and offers him enough money to save the pub. It’s only for a few days, he figures. What's the worst that could happen?

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Jun 26

Beautiful Little Fool by KK Hendin

Blog Tour, Liked It, Review 0 ★★★½

Beautiful Little Fool by KK HendinBeautiful Little Fool by KK Hendin
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Genres: Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, New Adult
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three-half-stars
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Eighty seven billion dollars.
One dead New York business mogul.
No heirs.
No wives.
No relatives.
Eighty seven billion dollars.
Not hers yet.
He doesn’t deserve them.
He doesn’t know what to do with them.
She does.
She always has.
Eighty seven billion dollars.
He’s overwhelmed.
She’s prepared.
That will should have had her name.
Not his.
Eighty seven billion dollars.
His looks are a bonus.
Her looks are her weapon.
He’s fighting a losing battle against his heart.
He doesn’t know it yet.
Eighty seven billion dollars.
She gets everything she wants.
He’s what she wants.
Love has nothing to do with it.
To get to where you’re going, sometimes you need to step on a few people to get there.
Good thing her heels are sharp.
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So I have to say first and foremost the description of this book was so confusing, but in such a good way. I mean you know going into the book that it has something to do with more money then I could ever imagine, but little else. I mean you know someone died, and left someone a lot of money, and someone is clearly not happy about the outcome, but isn’t that always how it is when someone with money dies? Needless to say i was interested to see where this book was going. I have ready that the author things to reader should go in as blind as possible to the book, and I have to say for the most part I do agree, it helps make the book more impactful, but it also makes it kind of hard to review. So while I am going to do my best not to give too much away, if you want to be completely surprised abandon this review now, you have been warned.

So I have to admit the book kind of started off a little bit slow for me. We start off right when someone has died and all the planning and events that happen after someone passes away. Normally I don’t really like when a book starts up slow, but I think it kind of worked for this book, because the subject matter didn’t warrant a fast pace, and when the book did pick up (and it does in a big way) it made it more exciting.

It’s hard to say too much about the characters without making it not as exciting for the reader, so I am going to try my best. I would say the two main characters in this story are Cedar and Ellis, and honestly I had a hard time liking either of them. These two really don’t get classified as heroine and hero in my book. More like the complete opposite. While it is hard to say anyone would really like these characters, they do make for a compelling story, its kind of like one of those train wreck situations you can’t help but stare.

All in all I thought this story was both interesting and unique, the author definitely took some risks. I enjoyed reading the book, and it was a short read for me. I think if you are looking for a book that isn’t your standard everyday book then this might be a book you want to check out.

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About KK Hendin

KK Hendin’s real life ambition is to become a pink fluffy unicorn who dances with rainbows. But the schooling for that is all sorts of complicated, so until that gets sorted out, she’ll just write. Preferably things with angst and love. And things that require chocolate. She’s the author of the NA contemporaries HEART BREATHS and ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG.

THIS MUCH SPACE is the second book in her new series, TWELVE BEATS IN A BAR.

Jun 26

Last First Kiss by Lia Riley

Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review 1 ★★★½

Last First Kiss by Lia RileyLast First Kiss by Lia Riley
Series: Brightwater #1
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Law Enforcement, New Adult, Romance, Small Town Romance
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three-half-stars
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A kiss is only the beginning...

Pinterest Perfect. Or so Annie Carson’s life appears on her popular blog. Reality is... messier. Especially when it lands her back in one-cow town, Brightwater, California, and back in the path of the gorgeous six-foot-four reason she left. Sawyer Kane may fill out those wranglers, but she won’t be distracted from her task. Annie just needs the summer to spruce up and sell her family’s farm so she and her young son can start a new life in the big city. Simple, easy, perfect.

Sawyer has always regretted letting the first girl he loved slip away. He won’t make the same mistake twice, but can he convince beautiful, wary Annie to trust her heart again when she’s been given every reason not to? And as a single kiss turns to so much more, can Annie give up her idea of perfect for a forever that’s blissfully real.

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Jun 25

The Accidental Assassin by Nichole Chase

All Time Favorites, Blog Tour, loved it, Review 0 ★★★★★

The Accidental Assassin by Nichole ChaseThe Accidental Assassin by Nichole Chase
Series: The Assassins #1
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Humorous, New Adult, Romance, Suspense
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five-stars
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Ava McKenzie is a creature of habit. Life is passing her by and she has nothing to show for it. She’s had the same job since she started college, she orders the same dish every time she goes to her favorite restaurant, and only reads books from authors she knows. There is nothing new or surprising in her life… until her best friend marries a man from London. When her newlywed friend asks her to house-sit while she honeymoons, Ava jumps at the chance. She thinks this could be the very thing she needs to shake up her life. Ava throws herself head first into her new lifestyle; she wants to try everything, go everywhere, and never get stuck in a rut again. Of course, offing a man in a car garage hadn’t been one of the things on her list to try.

Owen Walker spends every day in a new place with a new case. As one of the most renowned assassins in the world, he has his choice of marks—and he’s never failed in a mission. When a new hit takes him back to his hometown, he looks forward to spending time somewhere familiar. What he isn’t expecting is to help an attractive, confused American woman find out how she’s ended up on a hit man’s list.

As Ava and Owen dodge bullets, will they be able to escape their undeniable attraction to each other? Or will all of that chemistry blow up in a shower of hot and dangerous sparks?

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Jun 24

Remind Me by Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers

Liked It, Review 1 ★★★★

Remind Me by Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. RogersRemind Me by Amy K. Rogers, Ann Marie Walker
Series: Chasing Fire #1
Source: Purchased
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, Romance, Second Chances
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four-stars
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As heiress to a media empire Alessandra Sinclair was raised to put family obligations first. But everything changes the night her first love walks back into her life and turns her whole world upside down. Haunted by the memories of a secret romance with a boy from the wrong side of the tracks, she can't seem to get Hudson Chase out of her mind. Once again torn between two worlds, Allie must decide how much she’s willing to risk to have the love she’s always longed for.

Ten years is a long time to wait, but billionaire Hudson Chase didn’t become CEO of one of the country’s fastest growing companies by giving up on what he wants. Now that he’s got Allie in his sights again, he’s determined to make her regret breaking his heart. And this time, he’s going to make damn sure he’s not so easy to forget.

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Jun 24

Remind Me Release Day Blast

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by Amy K. Rogers, Ann Marie Walker
Have you met Hudson Chase?
REMIND ME
Chasing Fire #1
Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers
Released  April 21st, 2015
Berkley Intermix
 
First in a tantalizing new trilogy about reigniting a forbidden desire from long ago…
As heiress to a media empire Alessandra Sinclair was raised to put family obligations first. But everything changes the night her first love walks back into her life and turns her whole world upside down. Haunted by the memories of a secret romance with a boy from the wrong side of the tracks, she can’t seem to get Hudson Chase out of her mind. Once again torn between two worlds, Allie must decide how much she’s willing to risk to have the love she’s always longed for.Ten years is a long time to wait, but billionaire Hudson Chase didn’t become CEO of one of the country’s fastest growing companies by giving up on what he wants. Now that he’s got Allie in his sights again, he’s determined to make her regret breaking his heart. And this time, he’s going to make damn sure he’s not so easy to forget.

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