Thursday, March 7, 2019

Release Blitz & Review: Diary of a Bad Boy by Meghan Quinn




Title: Diary of a Bad Boy
Author: Meghan Quinn
Release Date: March 7th, 2019

Synopsis:

Dear Diary,

I might have gotten myself into a wee bit of trouble—and I'm not talking about the "court mandated community service," or “therapy sessions from bashing a bloke in the head" kind of trouble.

I wish it were that simple.

Nope. I’m talking about the "falling in love with one of my client's daughters,” kind of trouble . . .

The kind of problem I can’t talk my way out of when the truth gets out.

How I ended up with her phone is a long story—and when she called to get it back, I took things a bit too far. One innocent exchange wound up leading to so much more.

Fun, new, and totally immune to my charm, Sutton is different. And I had no idea she was the daughter of Foster Green.

Blame it on the dark colored stout running through my veins, pushing me toward one bad decision after another. Pushing me toward her even though I know right from wrong; even though she's my client's daughter.

Dating her might be the best or worst decision I've ever made. Only time, whiskey, and one more roll around the mattress with her will tell.


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USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.


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My Review:
I've been a fan of Meghan Quinn for a while now and in my opinion, she is the queen of romantic comedy. And a Diary of A Bad Boy is the perfect example why. This story is sweet, romantic, funny, a little bit naughty and a lot sexy :D But it does have a pinch of heartbreak that will just make you fall in love with Roark just a little bit more :)

After reading The Secret to Dating Your Best Friend's Sister, I knew that Roark's story will be a must read. I mean, he is the ultimate bad boy who drinks, smokes and changes women like he changes underwear. So I pretty much knew that ones he falls, he is going to fall hard. And oohhhh, how the mighty have fallen :D One look, a call and a few text messages and Roark is a goner. And though in the beginning, I thought that Sutton is a little bit of a prude, she definitely changed my mind and convinced me that she is the perfect match for this bad boy.

With all that being said, I don't want you to think that Roark is just an a-hole. He might have those tendencies and every now and then act like one but he also has a heart of gold. Though after his heartbreaking past, that sweet, loving and romantic part of him is hidden so deep behind the wall erected to protect him, that very few people manage to see and get to know the real man. So, it's to be expected that the relationship between Sutton and Roark is not an easy one. But with their banter and behaviour they do create some hilarious situations :D There are a few heartbreaking ones, so be prepared for those. But mostly, be prepared for Roark to claim your heart.

I am not going to reveal any more but I would say this. If you are looking for an incredible romantic comedy, look no further. I can guarantee that you would love Sutton and Roark's story. As for me, I can't wait to find what happens with Rath. I have a feeling he will be my leading man. So beware, I call dibs :D 


                          

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

An outstanding read: "The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros" - Release Day Post and Review

 

The right words can save your life.

For fans of Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult... A soldier falls in love with his battle buddy’s sister through their letters and returns home from Afghanistan with a secret that could destroy their fragile relationship. 

I've literally devoured this book in less than one day, and I want to shout to everyone: grab this book NOW! The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros is an outstanding book and everyone needs to read it <3


 

Title: The Last Letter
Author: Rebecca Yarros
Release Date: February 26th, 2019

Synopsis:

Beckett,

If you’re reading this, well, you know the “last-letter” drill. You made it. I didn’t. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there were any chance you could have saved me, you would have.

I need one thing from you: Get out of the army and get to Telluride.

My little sister Ella’s raising the twins alone. She’s too independent and won’t accept help easily, but she has lost our grandmother, our parents, and now me. It’s too much for anyone to endure. It’s not fair.

And here’s the kicker: there’s something else you don’t know that’s tearing her family apart. She’s going to need help.

So if I’m gone, that means I can’t be there for Ella. I can’t help them through this. But you can. So I’m begging you, as my best friend, go take care of my sister, my family.

Please don’t make her go through it alone.

Ryan


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"I cannot imagine a world without this story." – Hypable

"A stunning, emotional romance." - Jill Shalvis, NYT Bestselling Author

"This story gripped me from start to finish. The Last Letter is poignant, heartfelt and utterly consuming. I loved it!" - Mia Sheridan, NYT Bestselling Author

Excerpt:
“Ella.” It was a plea to speak, to not speak. Hell, I didn’t know anymore.

“You don’t see me like that. I totally get it.” She reached for the TV remote.

“How exactly do I see you? Please, enlighten me.” I leaned forward, stealing the remote. She’d opened this box and had better well dish it.

She huffed in annoyance. “You see me as a mom. As Colt and Maisie’s mom. And of course you do, because that’s what I am. A mom with two kids.”

“Well, yeah,” I said. Her motherhood—that selfless devotion she had to her kids—was one of her most attractive attributes.

She rolled her eyes with a little sigh, and the metaphorical light bulb went off in my head.

“You don’t think I want you.”

She shot me a look that confirmed my guess and blushed the same crimson of her couch. “You know, you’re right. It’s late.” She faked a yawn. “Suuuuuuper late.”

“I want you.” Damn, it felt so good to say the words.

“Yeah, okay.” She gave me a goofy look and a thumbs-up. “Please don’t make me feel any more idiotic than I do right now.”

Yeah, enough of this bullshit.

I pounced in one smooth motion, taking her back to the couch, sliding over her as I gathered her wrists in one hand above her head and settled between her open thighs.

Home.

“Holy shit, you move fast.” There was no fear or rejection in her eyes, just surprise.

“Not in every arena,” I promised.

Her lips parted.

“Ella. I want you.”

“Beckett…you don’t have to.”

Yeah, that soft little sigh she did was going to be my undoing.

I let go of her wrists, letting my fingers trail down her arm until I had one hand weaving my fingers into the hair at the base of her scalp and the other at the curve in her waist.

“Feel this?” Then I slid forward, letting my dick stroke along the seam in her pajama pants hard enough for her to gasp at the contact. I couldn’t remember ever wanting to shred a piece of fabric so much in my life. “I’ve never wanted a woman as much as I want you.”

I moved again, and her eyes slid shut as she let loose the sweetest moan.

My dick throbbed, knowing everything I’d fantasized about for the better part of the last eight months was one decision away.

“Beckett.” Her hands found my biceps, her nails digging in.

“Don’t ever think that I don’t want you, because if things were different, I would have already been inside you. I would know exactly how you feel, and what you sound like, look like, when you come. I’ve thought about it at least a hundred different ways, and believe me, I’ve got a great imagination.”

She rocked her hips against me, and I locked my jaw to keep from giving her exactly what her body was asking for. “Ella, you have to stop.”

“Why?” she asked, her lips dangerously close to mine. “What do you mean if things were different?” Her eyes flew wide. “Is this because I have kids?”

“What? No. Of course not. It’s because you’re Ryan’s little sister.” Before I could do any more damage, I got the hell off her and sat back on my side of the couch.

“Because…I’m Ryan’s little sister,” she repeated, scooting so she sat upright, facing me. “And you think he’d, what? Haunt you?”

Three things: The letter. The cancer. The lie.

I repeated those in my head until I was certain I could look at her and not drag her back under me.

“Beckett?”

“When I was growing up, if I wanted something, I took it. Immediately. I had sex at fourteen with a girl in my foster home of the moment. I opened Christmas presents early if I was lucky enough to get one, and it was usually from my social worker or some charity.”

“I don’t understand.” She wrapped her arms around her knees again.

“I took it immediately because I knew if I didn’t, chances were I wouldn’t get it. It was a now-or-never kind of thing—there weren’t second chances.”

“Okay.”

“I can’t touch you, can’t talk about it, because I’m afraid I’ll act on it.”

“And why does that matter if I want you to?”

“Because I won’t get a second chance. And I’m crap with people, with relationships. I’ve never had one that lasted more than a month. Never loved a woman I’ve slept with. And chances are I’d do something to screw this up, because it’s not just my dick that wants you, Ella.”

That O popped right back onto her face, and I closed my eyes to keep from lunging across the distance and kissing her. Knowing she’d let me—that she wanted it—sent my need from a bullet to a nuclear missile.

“And when I’d screw it up, because it would happen, trust me, it would hurt Colt and Maisie, too. You’d be on your own again, because there’s no chance you’d let me hang around and help you out like Ryan asked.”

“And there it is.”

“There it is. You’re Ryan’s little sister.”

“There were only five years between us. Not so little, you know.” She reached for the remote.

“I’m well aware.”

“So if Ryan were still alive…” She shot one last look at me.

I let everything slip for a millisecond, letting her see it all in my eyes, how badly I wanted her, and not just for her body. “Everything would be different.”

“Everything?”

“Everything but the way I feel about you, which he probably would have killed me for. Where does that leave us?”

“You mean besides me being a dried-up spinster and you being honor-bound to a ghost?”

“Something like that.”

She rolled her head along the back of the couch, muttering something that sounded like a curse word under her breath. Then she sat up straight and powered on the TV with a click of her thumb. “That leaves us choosing a movie on demand. Because I’m not letting you walk out that door right now.”

“You’re not?”

“Nope. You walk out now, you might get all weird about this and not come back. Honor is a fabulous thing, but sometimes pride can be a lot stronger, especially when you convince yourself it’s for the good of the other person.”

Damn, the woman knew me.

“So movie it is,” I agreed. “Just…stay on your side of the couch.”

“I wasn’t the one who crossed the center line,” she teased with a smile that got me hard all over again.

Movie chosen, we sat and watched, both of us stealing sideways glances. There was that saying…the horse out of the barn. Yeah, the horse was out of the barn, and it wasn’t going back in. Not no way. Not no how.

That horse was running amok and screwing with my carefully constructed control.


But I didn’t complain when she moved over. Or when she pressed against my side. Nope. I lifted my arm and savored the feel of her curves, her trust. Still didn’t complain when she lay down in my arms. Hell no, I held on and memorized every second. 

About the Author:
Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight & Glory series, including Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What is Given, and Hallowed Ground. She loves military heroes, and has been blissfully married to hers for sixteen years.

When she's not writing, she's tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in some guitar time, or watching brat-pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with the hottest Apache pilot ever, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, an English bulldog who is more stubborn than sweet, and a bunny named General Fluffy Pants who torments the aforementioned bulldog. Having adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, and Rebecca is passionate about helping others do the same.



My Review:


OMG, OMG, OMG, I'm speechless.
I've just finished reading this book, and I can say that it has been a long time since I've read a book that made me feel so much.

The writing was outstanding, it was deep, it was heartfelt, but without being too heavy. I never felt like it was dragging, on the contrary the storyline flew without a hitch, and it was a pleasure to read word after word without stopping. 


I don't want to spoiler anything because this is a book that you need to go in blind, in my opinion.

But I'll tell you that it made me feel sooo much, from start to finish.
Beckett and Ella's story was a really unique one, not only for the way they got to know each other, but for the difficult situation they had to navigate almost from the start of their relationship.
How they had to rely on each other, especially Ella; how they taught one another about life, about love, about family....
Their story was not a simple one, their path was paved with obstacles, insecurities, and also secrets... but step by step, they fought and managed to face and overcome everything that was thrown their way.

What I loved about this book, in addition to Beckett and Ella's love story, is that there was so much more. It was a book about LOVE, yes, love in capital letters. Love between a couple, but also love between a brother and a sister, love between parents and their children.

A huge part of the book were Maisie and Colton, Ella's children. I'm not a mother, but even I can say that Rebecca Yarros depicted such a true picture of parenthood, its ups and downs, the happy moments, the bad moments. And what it means to love a child so fiercely, without limits.



And, little spoiler, it was heart-warming to see Beckett falling in love with Maisie and Colton, becoming a parent, a dad, little by little, whole heart in.

Maisie and Colton's relationship was one that we wish to have with our own brothers and sisters, and for our children to have with their siblings. Their connection, their support for each other, and how they simply loved one another to the moon and back. They were also such mature children, having to grow up quickly because, well, life... but still keeping an open heart and a disarming honesty that every child should have.


I need also to say that this book broke my heart. I've shed some tears over some books, but only a few other times I full ugly cried like I did reading this book. At one point, I couldn't even breath because I was crying so much. I really don't want to give away anything, but the scene that broke my heart was one of the most beautifully written ones I've ever read in my entire reader life. I was speechless, I was heartbroken, but it was so moving, so full of everything that is good in this world, that I can't help but feeling grateful for having reading it (even if I'm continuously tearing up by just thinking about it).


I hope I conveyed also just one tenth of what The Last Letter meant to me, and what a masterpiece was this book. Hat off to Rebecca Yarros.




Thursday, February 21, 2019

Cover Reveal: Diary of a Bad Boy by Meghan Quinn




Title: Diary of a Bad Boy
Author: Meghan Quinn
Release Date: March 7th, 2019

Synopsis:

Dear Diary,

I might have gotten myself into a wee bit of trouble—and I'm not talking about the "court mandated community service," or “therapy sessions from bashing a bloke in the head" kind of trouble.

I wish it were that simple.

Nope. I’m talking about the "falling in love with one of my client's daughters,” kind of trouble . . .

The kind of problem I can’t talk my way out of when the truth gets out.

How I ended up with her phone is a long story—and when she called to get it back, I took things a bit too far. One innocent exchange wound up leading to so much more.

Fun, new, and totally immune to my charm, Sutton is different. And I had no idea she was the daughter of Foster Green.

Blame it on the dark colored stout running through my veins, pushing me toward one bad decision after another. Pushing me toward her even though I know right from wrong; even though she's my client's daughter.

Dating her might be the best or worst decision I've ever made. Only time, whiskey, and one more roll around the mattress with her will tell.


About the Author:


USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Cover Reveal: F-Bomb (Bear Bottom MC #9) by Lani Lynn Vale




Title: F-Bomb
Series: Bear Bottom MC #9
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Release Date: May 14th, 2019

Synopsis:

You murder a man, and all of a sudden people are scared of you.

Slate Solis went from being a guy that people went to in times of need to an ex-con that people crossed the street to avoid being too close to.

He knows he’s done wrong, but out of all of his sins, only one really bothers him—coveting thy neighbor’s wife.

Harleigh Belle—the cute little lady that never gives him a second glance.

After seeing her for the first time while he was in prison, she’s stayed on his mind for three long years. Each time she comes in to visit with her friend on family day, he can’t help but stare.

Then the day comes that he’s set free, and he’s almost disappointed that he’ll never see her again.

Except fate has different plans.

He hasn’t been back in his house for more than three hours when he sees her.

Harleigh Belle in all her glory…oh, and her husband that is everything Slate isn’t.

He tells himself that her being fifty feet away from him, all day every day, is a complete coincidence. One that he shouldn’t take advantage of. The more time passes, the harder it gets to stay away. Until one day, and one very ill-timed thunderstorm, ruin everything.

Who knew that baby-making-weather was a real thing?


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Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens. When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading. Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.


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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Release Blitz: Tinsel (Lark Cove #4) by Devney Perry




Title: Tinsel
Series: Lark Cove #4
Author: Devney Perry
Release Date: February 19th, 2019

Synopsis:

Sofia Kendrick has always cherished her tiara. As the youngest daughter of a wealthy New York family, she’s lived the life of an American princess. But after two scandalous divorces and a breakup smear her name across the society rags, the shine from her crown has dulled. People call her superficial, even gaudy.

She’s nothing more than tinsel.

Desperate for escape and starving for peace, Sofia heads to Montana for a holiday weekend with her brother. But she doesn’t get the relaxing vacation she planned. Instead, she’s put to work in a bar alongside Dakota Magee—a man who does not want her help. A man who is set on teaching her a few lessons about real life and hard work. But Sofia has a couple of life lessons of her own to teach. Like how to fall in love.


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Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media. 


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