Friday, July 21, 2017

Release Day: Swink by Adriana Locke

Title: Swink
Series: Landry Family #5
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: A Standalone Bad Boy/Good Girl Romance
Release Date: July 21, 2017

I’m that guy.

Camilla Landry rustles against me, the silky fabric of her overpriced lingerie slipping along my bruised rib. The porcelain perfection of her skin is even more innocent against the colorful ink dotting my own. It’s demure meets damage, pampered meets punctured.

So, yeah, it’s obvious I’m that guy. Dominic Hughes. Her attempt at rebellion. Her bid to see what the other side of the tracks feel like. I’m okay with being used because, from where I’m sitting, the other side of the tracks have never looked so good. 

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He’s standing in the doorway, one hand on the sweatpants that hang just below his chiseled hips and the other leans on the frame. The tattoos that mark his flesh are vivid against his bare skin, making the blues of his eyes shine.
He flashes a lopsided smile my way. “Took you long enough.”
“I don’t drive like a bat out of hell,” I laugh, stepping past him. “Did you shower already?”
“Yeah. I smelled like gym floors.”             
“As long as you don’t smell like gym whores,” I say, setting the bags on the table in the kitchen.
His laugh is contagious and I feel myself smiling. A set of arms cage me in from behind, grasping the table on both sides of me. My skin breaks out in a shiver as his lips find the sensitive spot behind my ear.
His face buries in the crook of my neck and he takes a long, leisurely breath. “You smell so good.”
“Keep doing that,” I say, relaxing my head onto his chest.
“Talking with your mouth against me.”
“You like this?” he asks all breathily so that each word whispers across my skin.
My eyes fall closed as I relish in this moment of nothing but him. “No, I love this.”
“Can I tell you a little secret?”
“As long as you keep talking, you can tell me whatever you want.”
He chuckles, dotting kisses up and down my neck. “I love this too, feeling your body give up the fight of the day and let me take over.” He turns me in his arms so I’m facing him. “I love that you trust me enough to let your shoulders sink out of that perfect posture you walk around with.”
As he reaches up and undoes the elastic in my hair, I watch his features soften. He moves carefully, unwrapping the tie from the twisted mess in my locks, careful not to pull.
“There,” he says, cupping the back of my head through my long tresses, “that’s better.”
“You don’t like my hair up?”
“Not like you had it. You look to lunching-y,” he says, wrinkling his nose.
“Yes,” he grins.
“You are too cute.”
“You are too fucking sexy.”
Reaching up, I swipe the pad of my thumb over the cut above his eye. He flinches, but just for a second. “What happened?”
“Bond’s right hand.”
“I hate him.”
“So do I,” he snickers.
“Let’s get some ice for it.”
He leans in, his brows tugging together. “Let’s not.” His eyes hood as he takes me in, his tongue darting out and wetting his lips. My knees weaken, my body humming with delight at his reaction.
“I want to take care of you,” I whisper, although that’s really on the backburner now. “Let me baby you.”
Instead, he lifts me up and places me on the table. My stomach clenches as he positions himself between my thighs, my sundress curling at my waist. I ring my legs around him, pulling him so close that the soft cotton of his sweatpants rubs against my opening.
He looks down. “You aren’t wearing panties.”

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USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.
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Wooo, what a book!

First of all, I love the Landry family! Can I be adopted by them? They are everything a big family should be: protective, loving, supportive of each other... and don't let us forget, a pain in the ass sometimes!
I loved every interaction between the Landry members, both the funny and light ones and the tense and discussing ones. Every family has its ups and down, obviously, and I loved to see every moment of this big amazing family.

And now, let's talk about Camilla and Dominic. We finally get to meet the mysterious boyfriend of Camilla, and oh boy, what a boyfriend he is!
I loved him, simple as this. Dominic can appear rough and tough, but he has a heart of gold and he's a great guy. Life hasn't been easy for him, it had dealt a bad hand of cards, but he grew up with strong principles and as a guy to admire. His family, though little, is very important to him.
He struggles really much in his relationship with Camilla, mainly because of the difference between their lives and the places where they grew up, but I understood him. His uncertainty about their relationship is due also to the fact that he wants the best for her, and he is not sure he is that.

Camilla is really a loving woman, nurturing, with a big and kind heart. Even though she has been sheltered her own life, thanks to Dominic she starts to stand up for herself and for her relationship with him. I liked that she changed and grew up as a person in this book, but that she kept her values right on top.

I have to admit that I would have liked to know a little more about their relationship before the strains and stress put by their different background, when it was still light and fun. But I also appreciated to know how they managed to overcome obstacles that in the beginning seemed insuperable.

To finish, I really liked this book, and the cherry on the top was getting to know what happens to the others Landry men and their women!
I can't wait for Sienna's story!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cover Reveal: Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely

HARD WOOD is coming October 23, 2017! A standalone romance told from the male Point-of-View, HARD WOOD is the final hot and hilarious book in the Big Rock series. Pre-order your copy today! Kindle users—stay tuned for the pre-order right before release! And don’t miss the hot, new cover below!

Title: Hard Wood 
Author: Lauren Blakely
Cover Design: Helen Williams
Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography
Release Date: October 23rd, 2017

Women often say a good man is hard to find. And a hard man is even better.

That’s why I’m quite a catch— good, hard, loaded, and wait for it…I’m ready to settle down too. But the woman I want to pitch my tent with is precisely the one I need to stay far away from.

After that fantastic night with Mia Summers, I’m ready to give her many more. But there’s a hitch in my plans — she just hired my company. If there’s one thing I’m committed to, it’s running a squeaky clean adventure tour business. One of the iron-clad rules?

Don’t screw your customers.

I can follow my own guidelines. After all, it’s only a week-long trip with Mia and her employees over the trails and down the hills I guide them on. I can obey the rules—even if it’s hard in the woods.
I’m about to give myself a badge of honor when the storm of the century hits, sending everyone else running for cover, but us—my biggest temptation and me, alone for a long weekend. You don’t screw the client, especially when you’re already in love with her . . .

But what’s a guy to do when she’s so hard to resist?


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A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In September, she'll release MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY, a standalone sports romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!      

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Release Day Blitz: Getting a Grip by M.E. Carter

Title: Getting A Grip
A #MyNewLife Novel
Author: M.E. Carter
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 18, 2017


This isn’t my life. Okay, it is my life, but not the way I envisioned it would be.

I wasn’t supposed to be a divorced mother of three when I turned the big 4-0.  Sure, I expected the fine lines, gray hairs and left over baby belly.  What I didn’t expect was expanding our family get-togethers by one… my ex-husband’s new child bride.  Ok, ok, she’s not young.  Maybe.

Did I mention this is not the life I planned?

It could always be worse, I know. I’m lucky to have a mother who loves to babysit, a best friend who loves sarcasm, and a new friend by the name of Greg, who is apparently a child whisperer and tells me my eyes are pretty.

Sigh… Greg.

The perfect, Adonis-like God of a man who keeps flirting with me. At least I think he’s flirting with me. It’s been so long, I don’t really know.

Between birthday parties, a few ill-advised bouts with make-up, and a whole slew of gymnastics classes, it’s finally time to take back some control.

So, while my girls learn all about how to grip the bar, I’m going to learn how to get a grip on my life.  And maybe my heart.

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Mother, reader, storytellerME Carter never set out to write books. But when a friend practically forced a copy of Twilight into her hands, the love of the written word she had lost as a child was rekindled. With a story always rolling around in her head, it should come as no surprise that she finally started putting them on paper. She lives in Texas with her four children, Mary, Elizabeth, Carter and Bug, who sadly was born long after her pen name was created, and will probably need extensive therapy because of it.

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Ohhh, such a lovely read!
If I have to be honest, it took me some time to really lose myself in this book, because I couldn't connect with Elena and Greg as a couple in the beginning, but in the second half... wooo, I was totally sucked in!

The first thing I want to say is that this book is real. I'm not a mum, but I think all the readers will be able to recognise themselves in one or more issues addressed in this book. I felt like Elena and Greg could be everyone's neighbours, with their virtues and vices, with their personal problems and everyday difficulties to face.

Elena is the example of a woman who after her divorce needs to rediscover herself, pulling out from her ex husband's grip, and finding again who she is and her own worth.
She is helped in this by her BFF Callie and Greg, such a great man (she's sooooo lucky she met him, I want a Greg too!).
I loved the interaction between those three! They are a great trio, really open with each others, and they have so much fun together! 
Callie is a great friend, and she's such a blast! She's also really supportive of Elena. And her child... OMG! Such a nightmare but also so much fun to read about :P
And Elena and Greg... well, as I said, it took me some time to warm up to the idea of them together, but when I did, I realised that these two were perfect together. They understand each other, and encourage and support one another.

In the second half of the book there are two twists in the plot that I didn't expect, but I really liked them. The first one is an issue that I never found in a book, quite rare to hear talking about actually, so it was really interesting to see how Elena and Greg managed to address it. And the second one broke my heart a little bit, but I know (well, I hope) that M.E. Carter will make it whole again:P

Last thing that I want to say is that this was a really funny read, with witty dialogues and hilarious scenes (usually involving Christopher, Callie's son) :P

Release Blitz & Review: Kiss My Boots (Coming Home #3) by Harper Sloan


Title: Kiss My Boots
Series: Coming Home 
Author: Harper Sloan
Release Date: July 18th, 2017


In this second of the sultry, Western-set Coming Home series from New York Times bestselling author Harper Sloan, Quinn Davis might finally have a shot at her own happily-ever-after—but will she let love in, or will she tell it to go ahead and kiss her boots?

Quinn Davis prefers to live her life quietly. She’s the stereotypical tomboy with two overprotective big brothers who have always been there to protect her, especially from devilishly handsome cowboys with silver tongues. That is, until Tate Montgomery comes riding into town. Their first meeting, however, is far from something out of a fairy tale and only further convinces Quinn that men aren’t worth her time.

Tate returns to his childhood hometown to start his life over and get a second chance at happiness. He might not remember Quinn from the summer vacations that he used to spend on his PawPaw’s farm but all it takes is one glance, and he can’t get the raven-haired beauty out of his mind. Can two people who have stopped believing in love take a chance to find it in each other? Or will the pain of the past prove too great a hurdle to conquer?

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Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn't writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand. 

My Review:
I love Harper Sloan and her writing style so it is not a big surprise that I immensely enjoyed Kiss My Boots. But to be fair, the book is simply so good that there is no way a bookworm like me won't like it. I laughed, I cried, I swooned and I even got hot and bothered few times :D The characters are well developed and so real, I felt like I know them. Like they are real people, I meet every day. As you would expect from an author as amazing as Harper is, the story line is intriguing and entertaining. I can guarantee that you will be sucked in from the very start and root for the characters as if they are your own friends.

I fell in love with Quinn from the very start. I loved her flippant behaviour and smart mouth, her independence and craziness :D But one of the things that really endeared her to my heart was that she is that good in a job that's usually dominated by men. Her "take no prisoners" behaviour just makes her so much fun to be around and at the same time shows that she is strong enough to overcome any curve ball life trows at her. Or at least nearly any. Tate is one curved ball that she has difficulties dealing with. Quinn and Tate's past is quite heartbreaking but once all the misunderstandings are cleared out and the secrets are revealed, the pain is easily healed. Because Tate and Quinn are simply meant to be together and no one and nothing can change that. Even if there are people who've been trying.

So yes, Tate and Quinn's story is not an easy one. It is in a way a second chance one. And it is one of the best second chance stories I've read. So, if you haven't picked your copy yet, be sure to do so. This book is a must read ;) I can't wait for the next one to come out so I can find out what will happen with Clay.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway: Sexy Beast (The Single Dads Club #3) by Piper Rayne

Title: Sexy Beast
Series: The Single Dads Club #3
Author: Piper Rayne
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Model: Jacob Rodney
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Cover Design: RBA Designs
Release Date: July 14th, 2017


It’s time. Time to get a life. Time to start over. Time to move beyond the past.

The guys in the Single Dads Club would tell you it was time years ago, but until recently, the risk of hurting my little girl outweighed the benefit of getting a piece of ass.

Now that I have a tween daughter on my hands? It’s becoming more apparent with every poster hung on the wall, every fight over wearing make-up and every uncomfortable conversation about puberty, that at least one of us needs a female touch in our lives.

Jesus. I can’t even think the words ‘female touch’ without thinking of her.

Charlotte Rose. Charlie.

She’s everything I shouldn’t want, but someone needs to tell that to my damn libido because every time she’s around I have a constant case of blue balls.

There’s a list of reasons why I shouldn’t give into what I feel—she’s my best friend’s little sister, she’s seen me at my most vulnerable, and the biggest one—she’s the first person in eleven years who has the potential to break me.

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Snap a picture and caption it ‘Teenage boy in front of his first Playboy’ because that’s exactly how I feel right now and I’d bet that’s how I look.

Charlie stands in the doorway wearing a white bikini, her nipples hard and erect, begging to be touched. The first thing I notice is the way she doesn't cover up, but opens the door wider, ushering me in with her free hand.

“I expected the pool guy.” Her voice changes pitch and I gather she's as affected by this situation as I am. The only difference is, my arousal can't be hidden.

“He's out of town, so you got me.”

“And you can fix it?”

I stop and tilt my head her way. “Is that even a question?”

“Well,” she walks faster to catch up to me as I use a key to open up the one door that's locked from guests. “Oh, I always wonder what's behind these doors when I rent other people's vacation homes.”

She peeks her head over my shoulder and the scent of her perfume makes a beeline for my dick, making it twitch.

As he's begging for an introduction, I squat to get away, but she doesn't relent. Her tits are practically resting on my shoulder.

“Ever heard of personal space?” I remark, grabbing my tool set.

“This isn't half as exciting as I thought it would be.” She finally moves back and I stand with the toolbox in my hands.

“Did you think there would be a dead body?”

She shrugs. “Porn maybe?”

“Why would there be porn?”

She purses her lips and looks up at the ceiling. It's innocent and cute and I'm not sure I ever remember seeing her doing it before. “You know, the owner can't keep it in their own house because they have a preteen daughter, so they keep their stash in the closet and watch it when there are no guests here.”

“Let me guess? I'm the guy with the preteen daughter.”

“You're so smart. I see where Sydney gets it from.” She smiles, a mouthful of straight white teeth.

I nod and walk away. She follows.

“Do you need help?”

“Since I really have no idea what I'm fixing, I don't know yet.” I open the screen door to the hot tub.

“It wouldn't turn on.”

“That's not a good sign.”

I open up the back and start working on it. The little I know about hot tubs might not be enough.

Charlie sits on the edge of the hot tub and puts her feet in, her purple polished toenails dipping in and out of the water.

“I think I deserve a discount if I can't use the hot tub.”

I look up at her and she's smirking.


She’s quiet for a few minutes while I fiddle around trying to figure out the source of the problem.

“I'm curious, Garrett…” she pauses and I glance up at her. “How do my tits look in this bikini?”

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"Garrett is the perfect man - hard and virile on the outside and soft and squishy on the inside." - Heather from White Hot Reads
“I am absolutely and positively in love with our bearded sexy beast, Garrett!” – Kristy France, Goodreads Reviewer

If you haven’t met the sexy single dads of Climax Cove yet, now is the perfect time to meet them!

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About the Author:
Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today bestselling authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?

We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon holed into a specific outline. We wanted to give readers a story without them assuming how the story will flow. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it.

What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

My Review:
I quite enjoy Piper Rayne's stories and of course who is not intrigued about a sexy single dad :D The first two books in the series, were quite good but I always knew that the quiet and brooding Garrett will be special. And I wasn't disappointed. The story is mainly lighthearted, with quite a few funny and hilarious scenes. But it is also romantic with a pinch of hotness and a sprinkle of heartbreak.

Garrett and Charlie are two quite interesting characters. Yes, Garrett is very hot, quiet and brooding and has an adorable daughter, but I think my favorite was Charlie. She is confident, outspoken and goes after the things she wants. At the same time she has a heart of gold, and can be quite vulnerable to some people's behaviour. With every single page, the chemistry between Charlie and Garrett becomes more and more obvious. They really burn hot together and their relationship is simply inevitable. But of course, it won't be interesting without a few obstacles on their way. Thankfully, everything has a happy ending :D

As a whole, this was quite an enjoyable read. I loved Charlie, Garrett and Sydney and as a bonus, I got to revisit with the characters from the first two books. So, check this book out, especially if you are looking for a lighthearted read for your summer holiday.


The gang is finally all her and to celebrate, we are giving away a paperback of Real Deal, Dirty Talker, and Sexy Beast along with a camp-themed book cozy to haul them around in!


No Ordinary Star Review

Title: No Ordinary Star (No Ordinary Star#1) 
Author: M.C.Frank 
Synopsis: A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do. A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive. A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack. The world hasn't known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty. The year is 2525. Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic novel is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace. Written in three installments, this is the breathtaking and sensual story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time. Immerse yourself into the icy cold world of this scorching hot new novel.

No Ordinary Star is the first installment in the new dystopian series by M.C.Frank. Even though this is the first book I have read by this author I am enthralled to have discovered her.

Each chapter varies in length, but they are not awfully long so the reading experience is fast paced. One of the things that I adored about this book is how concise and to the point each chapter is. I love a long book when the story requires it cause I get to spend more time with the characters but in No Ordinary Star, there was no need to drag the scenes into more than they were. We get to experience the essence of the characters in every word, their development is tangible not only for the reader but also for the characters itself.  

I loved that through the stories we get to have alternating points of view cause we get to feel the book deeper.  The whole concept and setting of the story is unique and charming, I hate when books only focus on politics or on how the world became what it is. I have always been more interested in feeling the story the characters are telling rather than knowing why the world went to hell. I am still interested in that part since it is crucial for the story development but No Ordinary Star perfectly balances character development, intriguing plot and lyrical writing.

Have I talked about how amazing the writing style is? I am enamored with how twisted and poetic every paragraph feels, is like a work of art. The author bends the meaning of each line to give a new detail to the narration. Absolutely magnificent!

Can´t wait to read the next book to see what happens next!

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