Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: The Weight of Life by Whitney Barbetti





Title: The Weight Of Life
Author: Whitney Barbetti
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 27th, 2017

Synopsis:

Mila


“Don’t let go.” Those were my first words to him, as I hung over the side of a London bridge. The words I would soon say again, in a moment that didn’t involve bridges, but something much more fragile: my heart.

He held onto me for three weeks, in a time when I needed to be held. Needed to connect to someone who understood how loss tunneled unrepentantly through the fabric of your soul.

Although he said he'd stay, we both knew he wouldn't. I had already survived one loss—I didn't know if I'd survive another. 

Ames

She spun into my life like a tornado of smiles and chatter and everything else I'd long avoided, with a persistence that I admired, albeit begrudgingly. She broke down each neat wall I’d constructed without even trying. Her presence alone caused me to remember what it felt like to smile, to look forward to what the day would bring.

But it was only supposed to last three weeks.

“Don’t let go,” she’d pleaded.

I’d promised her I wouldn’t—but I would. I didn't have a choice.

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I like nachos and champagne and clean sheets. I spend far too much time at Starbucks. I wrote a couple books



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He Found Me Series 
(He Found Me & He Saved Me)
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Ten Below Zero
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Into the Tomorrows
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Back to Yesterday
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When It's Real by Erin Watt is LIVE!


From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend. 


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Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley's team decides it's time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he's settled down.

Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of "normal." Under ordinary circumstances she'd never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn't have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley's team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley's a shallow, self-centered jerk? It's not like they're going to fall for each other in real life…right?

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REVIEW
I'm in love, absolutely in love with Erin Watt.

This amazing duo has managed to give us a fantastic story about a young, famous music star and a normal girl who catches his heart.

Honestly, I haven't read a YA book in a long time, so I was a little worried when I started reading this book. But I shouldn't have been, because I absolutely love it!

The banter between Oakley and Vaughn is like fireworks, especially at the beginning when they can't stand each other. I wish I had been in the same room to be a witness of their dialogues! 
I had a great time reading about the PR stunts they had to pull up, some of them where really out of the world! And I almost died laughing about the "why" paragraph (if you read the book, you will understand!).

I liked that this book saw a character growth for both Oakley and Vaughn. Oakley was for sure the character who changed the most: at the beginning of the book he appeared like a lost boy, cynic, without a guide in a world full of opportunists and gold-diggers. Thanks to Vaughn, he starts to find his way and his voice, and finds again a purpose in his life.
Vaughn's change is more subtle, but she learns to let go of her past, take control of her life and do not let fears drive her actions.

So yes, it was a great great read, and I strongly recommend everyone to read this book!


Shacking Up by Helena Hunting is LIVE!

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Ruby Scott is months behind on rent and can’t seem to land a steady job. She has one chance to turn things around with a big audition. But instead of getting her big break, she gets sick as a dog and completely bombs it in the most humiliating fashion. All thanks to a mysterious, gorgeous guy who kissed—and then coughed on—her at a party the night before.
Luckily, her best friend might have found the perfect opportunity; a job staying at the lavish penthouse apartment of hotel magnate Bancroft Mills while he’s out of town, taking care of his exotic pets. But when the newly-evicted Ruby arrives to meet her new employer, it turns out Bane is the same guy who got her sick.
Seeing his role in Ruby’s dilemma, Bane offers her a permanent job as his live-in pet sitter until she can get back on her feet. 

Filled with hilariously awkward encounters and enough sexual tension to heat a New York City block, Shacking Up, from NYT and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting, is sure to keep you laughing and swooning all night long.

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Review
Ohhh, I loved this book!
I had a great time reading about Bane and Ruby.
First of all, the idea at the base of this book was awesome! It immediately picked my interest, and if you add the witty narrating style of Helena Hunting, you have a winner book!
From the first chapter I was captured by Ruby, such a funny character, but with a deep personality that made me love her.
And Bane, well, he's everyone's dream man! He's a great guy. hardworking, generous <3 <3
Bane and Ruby immediately streak a connection, from the first time they meet.
And one of my favourite part was the period when Bane was away, how they get to know each other,  their great banter, the spark flying between them even if on the phone. They immediately feel comfortable with each other, familiar we can say (see the first night at Bane's home).

Another thing that I appreciated was the drama free atmosphere, even after a difficult time, they manage to overcome it thanks to confronting themselves and talking to each other (even if a little late, better than nothing!)

I'm actually quite interested in Ruby's friend's story. We get to know her a little bit in Shacking up, and also her relationship with her fiancé. Well, let's say that I really hope she will dumb that prick and find her happily ever after too!




Monday, May 29, 2017

Release Blitz: Plight by K.M. Golland




Title: Plight
Author: K.M. Golland
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 29, 2017

Blurb
Plight [plahyt]
Noun: a difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.
Verb: pledge or solemnly promise. Be engaged to be married.


I promised myself to a man. Well, technically, I promised myself to a boy. We were eight years old. Neighbours. He gave me a Cheezel, pushed it onto my finger, and asked me to marry him.
I ate the Cheezel.
I also said, “Yes” but that we’d have to wait until we were thirty.
It was my thirtieth birthday last week and now he’s calling in that promise.
Seriously, Elliot Parker is insane if he thinks that an out of the blue private Facebook message stipulating the binding law of an oral contractual agreement is going to seal our twenty-two-year bullshit engagement.
Insane.
I wonder if he really does look like his profile picture, though.


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“I'm an author. I am married. I am a mother of two adorable little people. I'm a bookworm, craftworm, movieworm, and sportsworm. I'm also a self confessed shoe-aholic, tea-aholic, car-aholic, and bridge-aholic.”

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, K.M. Golland is a best selling hybrid author, and a ranty, married mother of two with a very healthy high heel obsession.
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Review
Ok, soo, I'm a little torn about the book, because there are part that I absolutely loved, and other parts that didn't convince me.

First of all, Danielle and Elliott make a great couple <3 As their mums said, they are made for each other. Their chemistry is off the chart, their banter is hilarious, and you can see that they are really at ease and comfortable with each other. One of my favourite parts was the visit to the Zoo, so so funny! 
And Chris, oh, I love him! He's a friend of Danielle, and absolutely fundamental in solving a difficult situation toward the end of the book. The reason personified, we could say.

As far as the not so positive parts, the main ones are the followings (sorry, a little bit of spoilers):
1) near the end of the book, Danielle and Elliott's relationship encounters a bump in the road. Well, while reading these chapters, I got mad with both Elliott and Danielle. Elliott because, after his unwavering pursue of Danielle, is caught by doubts about something that could have been solved and explained with a simple and quick discussion!
And Danielle because of her reaction to one bad day with Elliott. I totally understand her past issues, but Elliott is Elliott, her best friend, her confident, the man she loves with all her heart... not event a little benefit of the doubt??

2) the quick and abrupt passage from the "I'm mad with you" moment to the "Let's get married" moment. Danielle and Elliott don't speak to each other for some weeks, they don't talk about their problems, and bam, let's get married? Mmmm, a little too sudden.
I know that both Elliott and Danielle talked individually to Chris, who made them think about what was happening, but they didn't talk to each other! they didn't explain the reasons behind their actions. I felt like something was amiss.



Thursday, May 25, 2017

Review Tour: Sexy Stranger by Kendall Ryan





Title: Untamed
Author: Kendall Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 23rd, 2017

Synopsis:
    

From New York Times Bestselling Author Kendall Ryan comes a sexy and sizzling, enemies-to-lovers romp with bite.

He's rude. Arrogant. And too hot to handle.

And she's stranded with him for an entire week.

He knows the sexy stranger doesn't belong in his small town, but he's determined to keep her there. The second she opens her smart mouth, he wants to swap a whole lot more than insults with her.

She’s got a secret. But he’s got his own agenda.

Buckle up.   

"A steamy and red-hot enemies-to-lovers romance like I've never read before!" - Beneath the Covers Book Blog

"It was FREAKING FANTASTIC! Sexy, charming, and full of witty banter, I couldn't get enough of Luke and Charlotte!" - Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads


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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.


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My Review:
I love Kendall Ryan's writing style so of course I was really excited to get my hands on Sexy Stranger. And I can honestly say that I really enjoyed the story. It is mostly lighthearted with just a pinch of heartbreak. And it is so hot that it will leave you breathless :D

I think Charlotte and Luke are one of my favorite Kendall Ryan couples. Each one of them lived through a different kind of emotional trauma and they are still trying to overcome the aftermath of it. But within each other they find a safe haven from the real world. Unfortunately, their safe bubble can only last so long and when the time comes for Charlotte to leave, none of them is willing to say the words necessary for them to stay together. So that's where the heartbreak comes in. Thankfully, both of them pull their heads out of the sand and manage to salvage their relationship but not without a little bit of drama of course :D But don't think that that makes the book a story of heartbreak because that's not the case. For the most part, the story is lighthearted and quite a lot of fun. Charlotte and Luke's banter is just hilarious and it is filled with the chemistry between the two of them :) Which makes the book quite hot of course :D

As a whole, this is mostly a lighthearted story, perfect for reading while lounging at the beach or simply relaxing at home. I would venture to say that it is a perfect summer read and considering it is not too long, it can be read in one sitting. Just enough time to get that delicious golden glow from the sun ;)


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Release Blitz: Sexy Stranger by Kendall Ryan





Title: Untamed
Author: Kendall Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 23rd, 2017

Synopsis:
    

From New York Times Bestselling Author Kendall Ryan comes a sexy and sizzling, enemies-to-lovers romp with bite.

He's rude. Arrogant. And too hot to handle.

And she's stranded with him for an entire week.

He knows the sexy stranger doesn't belong in his small town, but he's determined to keep her there. The second she opens her smart mouth, he wants to swap a whole lot more than insults with her.

She’s got a secret. But he’s got his own agenda.

Buckle up.   

"A steamy and red-hot enemies-to-lovers romance like I've never read before!" - Beneath the Covers Book Blog

"It was FREAKING FANTASTIC! Sexy, charming, and full of witty banter, I couldn't get enough of Luke and Charlotte!" - Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads
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About the Author:
Kendall Ryan author pic
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Making It Right (Most Likely To #3) by Catherine Bybee



Title: Making It Right
Series: Most Likely To #3
Author: Catherine Bybee 
Release Date: May 9th, 2017

Synopsis:
In the final book in bestselling author Catherine Bybee’s Most Likely To trilogy, River Bend’s rebel follows in her father’s footsteps to become sheriff. But it might be time to forge her own path…

Some kids inherit a family business; Jo Ward inherited a badge. Once voted Most Likely to End Up in Jail, the town wild child has become sheriff—hell-bent on uncovering the truth about her father’s mysterious death. Life is quiet in rustic River Bend, but Jo longs for something beyond her small hometown and the painful memories it holds. All that keeps her sane is the support of her best friends, Melanie and Zoe.

But when Jo signs up for an expert law enforcement training seminar, she meets Gill Clausen, whose haunting eyes and dangerously sexy vibe just may challenge her single-minded focus. Commitment-phobic Jo can’t deny her attraction to the arrogant federal agent, and when odd things start happening around River Bend and danger surrounds her, she realizes she’ll need his help to discover who’s out to remove her from River Bend…permanently.

As Jo and Gill work together, it’s clear they make a great team. But can Jo loosen her grip on the past enough to let love in and reach for the future?


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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her two teenage sons in Southern California.


My Review:
I love Catherine Bybee and as I've said before, I will read the phone book if she writes it :D So it is not a big surprise that I loved this story. I think that Making It Right is my favorite book in the series. There is just something about Jo, Gill and their story that simply grabbed my heart and that was it. Which is not that surprising considering the fast pace, the suspense, the emotion, the fun situations between the characters and the off the charts hotness factor of Gill :D

Jo is an incredible character. On the outside, she looks all tough and strong and like she can deal with everything. Even Mel and Zoe don't really see her vulnerable side. But considering the way she lost both her parents, it is quite understandable. But all that is eating her from the inside and in a way, she is not really living her life to the fullest. That's until she meets Gill and he manages to breach her defences and discover the vulnerable woman underneath. 

And Gill is definitely a dream boat I would love to surrender to. I loved Luke and Wyatt from the first two books in the series but there is just something about a big, bad tattooed bad boy with a chocolate voice that gets my motor running. And Gill is all that and so much more. He manages to do something no one else before him does. He sees behind the mask Jo puts in front of everyone. He sees the gaping wound left after her father's death and the pain and fears she still lives with. Of course Jo and Gill's relation ship is not easy. There is danger lurking in every dark corner and people who are ready to kill to get what they want. But together, they find the strength to find their HEA.

For me, this was one incredible read. It is emotional, suspenseful, fast paced, romantic and definitely HOT. I definitely recommend it. And it is a standalone even if it is the third book in the series, so you can just start from this one :)




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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Another Postcard (Stone Butterfly Rockstars #1) by Elle Christensen




Title: Another Postcard
Series: Stone Butterfly Rockstars #1
Author: Elle Christensen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 16th, 2017

Synopsis:

Brooklyn Hawk is an enigma. Highly sought after for her incredible voice, her talent shines bright in the studio. But a dark past and a secret she holds close to her heart keep her from permanently stepping into the limelight.

Until her favorite band offers her the chance to chase her dreams.

As the lead singer for rock sensation Stone Butterfly, Levi Matthews is wary of bringing in new talent. But he has heard just how amazing Brooklyn is and when the need for another singer arises, he’s confident that she is the perfect addition.

However, he doesn’t count on laying his heart at her feet.

But the world of music can be as dangerous as it is thrilling. Joining Stone Butterfly on tour was hard enough for Brooklyn, but when she finally succumbs to Levi’s charms, the rock ‘n’ roll life turns deadly.

Will Levi and Brooklyn keep their voices and their hearts entwined? Or will the music prove too hard to survive?  


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Excerpt:

Levi

Just inside the door, I put my hand on her arm to halt her exit.

“Dinner?”

“Nope.”

“Lunch tomorrow?”

Brooklynn sighed and turned to walk away, but there was a smile flirting around her mouth.

I grabbed her arm to stop her again, pulled her inside and shoved the door shut. Walking her backward, I crowded her up against a wall. Having caught her by surprise, she didn’t protest when I dove my fingers into her hair and angled her head. I didn’t give her any time for her mind to catch up, covering her mouth with my own. She gasped, and I took advantage of the moment, my tongue entering her mouth to lick and tangle with hers. I groaned at her taste, it was fucking incredible, and I knew I was instantly addicted. Her hands had been at her sides but they slowly crept up over my chest, to hold on to my shoulders as though they were the only thing holding her up.

I combed my fingers through her hair and then they traveled down to splay across her back, pressing her body forward and flush with mine. Fuck, she felt good. My erection was on the brink of exploding, so hard it was almost painful to breathe. I had to stop before I reached a point of no return. I knew I could seduce her right out of her clothes at that moment, but she’d never forgive me. No, we’d fuck when she wanted it with a clear mind. I backed off of the kiss and then slowly withdrew completely. She was dazed and mussed up, looking like she’d just been thoroughly kissed. It was a look I hoped to see on her more often.

I cupped her face and waited until the fog dissipated from her chocolate orbs. “How about I cook you breakfast?” I grinned roguishly and winked.

“Are you kidding me?” she scoffed at my cheesy line.

I just shrugged and grinned. It was worth a shot


About the Author:
   

I’m a love of all things books, a hopeless romantic, and have always had a passion for writing. Between being a sappy romantic, my love of an HEA, my crazy imagination, and ok, let’s be real, my dirty mind, I fell easily into writing romance.


I’m a huge baseball fan and yet, a complete girly, girl. I’m an obsessive reader and have a slight (hahaha! Slight? Yeah, right) addiction to signed books.

I’m married to my very own book boyfriend, an alpha male with a sexy, sweet side. He is the best inspiration, my biggest supporter, and the love of my life. He is also incredibly patient and understanding about the fact that he has to fight the voices in my head for attention.

I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoyed writing them!   

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My Review:
I am new to Elle Christensen's writing, so I wasn't completely sure what to expect from the book. But the synopsis intrigued me and I was definitely excited to read it. And I have to say, I wasn't disappointed. The story was sweet, romantic, hot, heartbreaking. Ultimately, this is a rockstar story, but it is so different than everything else I've read in this genre.

Levi and Brooklynn are two incredibly characters. Through the author's words, I was able to feel their energy, their passion, excitement and sometimes even pain. Levi is not the typical rockstar. He doesn't change women like underwear and does not get involved with groupies. But that doesn't mean that he is not protective and passionate alpha. He is ready to give everything for the people he loves. To be honest that was kind of a breath of fresh air. It was different and captivating. And I can honestly say that I fell hard for this sexy lead singer.

Brooklynn is also not the typical heroine. She is tough, independent, and also scarred from a past that made her build walls around her heart and not allow anyone to get close. But somehow with his persistence and tenderness, Levi manages to  break her defences and conquer her heart. Their path is definitely not easy but their HEA is so worth it.

I really enjoyed reading this book and now I am definitely a fan of the author. And I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the books in the series :)




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