Thursday, 21 September 2017

Release Blitz & Review - Rock Me - Rebecca Brooke review







Title: Rock Me
Series: Jaded Ivory #1
Author: Rebecca Brooke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 21, 2017




Blurb


I am not a victim.

At least that’s what I wanted to believe. What I wanted the
world to see. Five years of trying to find the girl I hid from the world.

I wouldn’t let the bullies win. I couldn’t.

What was I supposed to do when he walked
into the building? He’d made my high school years a living hell.

But, he doesn’t recognize me.

How do I prove he didn’t break me? Simple, take him home for
a one-night stand.

At least it sounded like a good idea at the time.









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OUR REVIEW:

Finally! A rock star novel where the woman is the rock star, not the love interest! I know that there are others of these out there, but they are few and far between. The whole reason I chose to read this was I was intrigued by the main female character. I was not disappointed. This book has healing, heart break, romance, heat, and even some action. I really enjoyed this novel.

If you ask me the main theme of this book, I would have to say it would be healing. I really feel this book is a good book that talks about the ways people can change in their lives and how they need to let go of the past in order to create a better future. The plot of this book explores this though Mari. She has a past that she needs to work through and this book discusses that. 

I loved these characters.  Mari is a woman trying to overcome her fears and live in a new world. A world she did not even imagine herself being in. She has some baggage from her past that she needs to work through in order to move on and be happy in her life. Cole is our main male. At first, I did not like him. He had some developing and soul searching to do before I decided to be on his side. He has a past as well and he needs to work through adjusting himself into the man he wants to be.

There is plenty of heat in this book. Even though Mari is our rock star, the author does not miss giving us some hot, rock star sex. These two characters share something special, which translates into these scenes. I think that this is important in a book. It really makes the readers feel invested in their intimate scenes when the characters have a connection that translates well.

The writing style of this author is easy for readers to follow along with. I liked her use of time jumps and flashbacks. I think it adds a layer to the story that would have impacted the story in a huge way had it been missing. I also liked that she really includes both characters’ lives into the novel, even when they are a part of each other. I like that this story is about the rock star life as well. The romance does not overshadow the theme of the book.

Overall, I really liked this book. I loved the fact that the main character is a female rocker. I also love that while she is strong, she also shows that everyone can be vulnerable. I would recommend this book to others and would love to see more books about the other minor characters be written. Great job!

Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5






Author Bio


Rebecca
Brooke grew up in the shore towns of South Jersey. She loves to hit the beach,
but always with her Kindle on hand. She is married to the most wonderful man
who puts up with all her craziness. Together they have two beautiful children
who keep her on her toes. When she isn’t writing or reading (which is very
rarely) she loves to bake and binge watch Netflix.


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Review Blitz & Review - Just Say Yes - Samantha Lind




Title: Just Say Yes
Series: Indianapolis Eagles #1
Author: Samantha Lind
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 21, 2017



Blurb

What will it take for her to Just Say Yes?

Scott Taylor has the perfect life. He gets to
fulfill his dream playing professional hockey, has a loving family, and a tight
group of friends. But the one thing missing in his life is a partner to come
home to. He knows exactly who he wants to fill that position– the only woman he
has ever loved. The one who got away, who constantly consumes his every
thought. What it would take to get her to Just Say Yes to a second
chance?

Becca Phillips is an independent woman who has made her
career as an ER nurse a priority in her life. She has a loving family and a best
friend by her side, but she can’t seem to get over her first love, Scott.
Insecurities led her to break up with him years ago when he started climbing
the ranks in professional hockey and, for eight years, Becca has avoided Scott
when he returns home each summer. Can she overcome her fears and allow love
back into her life? All she has to do is Just Say Yes to the one and only man
she has ever loved.















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OUR REVIEW:

Just Say Yes is about getting a second chance at your first love. Scott and Becca are the main characters. They were together in school but Becca broke things off. Years go by and Scott is playing for the Indianapolis Eagles for the NHL. Becca is an ER nurse.    Other supporting characters are some of Scott's teammates and Becca's best friend. They finally get back together after 6 months and they rekindle their romance for each other. 

This is the first book I've read by Samantha Lind and it was an easy read. The words flowed together.  I really liked the conversations that were via text messaging.    The plot, setting and characters all felt real to me. This book kept me wanting more.  There was some steamy scenes along with the story-line. 

I really like how Scott wanted to take care of Becca in all aspects. He was a true gentleman.   Also, I liked how Becca cared for Scott as well. Those two were a match made in heaven. 


Parts of the story I liked:

The ending! 

"It's about the connection and intimacy."

"I want you to be the last thing I see at night and the first thing I see when I wake in the morning."

Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat- 4.5/5
Writing Style- 4.5/5
Overall Rating- 4.5/5










Author Bio

Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey, and listening to country music. 



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REVIEW - Rock Me - Rebecca Brooke



TITLE - Rock Me
AUTHOR - Rebecca Brooke








BLURB:



I am not a victim.

At least that’s what I wanted to believe. What I wanted the world to see. Five years of trying to find the girl I hid from the world. 

I wouldn’t let the bullies win. I couldn’t. 

What was I supposed to do when he walked into the building? He’d made my high school years a living hell. 

But, he doesn’t recognize me.

How do I prove he didn’t break me? Simple, take him home for a one-night stand. 

At least it sounded like a good idea at the time.



Jennifer's Review:


Finally! A rock star novel where the woman is the rock star, not the love interest! I know that there are others of these out there, but they are few and far between. The whole reason I chose to read this was I was intrigued by the main female character. I was not disappointed. This book has healing, heart break, romance, heat, and even some action. I really enjoyed this novel.


If you ask me the main theme of this book, I would have to say it would be healing. I really feel this book is a good book that talks about the ways people can change in their lives and how they need to let go of the past in order to create a better future. The plot of this book explores this though Mari. She has a past that she needs to work through and this book discusses that. 

I loved these characters.  Mari is a woman trying to overcome her fears and live in a new world. A world she did not even imagine herself being in. She has some baggage from her past that she needs to work through in order to move on and be happy in her life. Cole is our main male. At first, I did not like him. He had some developing and soul searching to do before I decided to be on his side. He has a past as well and he needs to work through adjusting himself into the man he wants to be.

There is plenty of heat in this book. Even though Mari is our rock star, the author does not miss giving us some hot, rock star sex. These two characters share something special, which translates into these scenes. I think that this is important in a book. It really makes the readers feel invested in their intimate scenes when the characters have a connection that translates well.

The writing style of this author is easy for readers to follow along with. I liked her use of time jumps and flashbacks. I think it adds a layer to the story that would have impacted the story in a huge way had it been missing. I also liked that she really includes both characters’ lives into the novel, even when they are a part of each other. I like that this story is about the rock star life as well. The romance does not overshadow the theme of the book.

Overall, I really liked this book. I loved the fact that the main character is a female rocker. I also love that while she is strong, she also shows that everyone can be vulnerable. I would recommend this book to others and would love to see more books about the other minor characters be written. Great job!


Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5






REVIEW - Just Say Yes - Samantha Lind



TITLE - Just Say Yes
AUTHOR - Samantha Lind






BLURB:



What will it take for her to Just Say Yes?

Scott Taylor has the perfect life. He gets to fulfill his dream playing professional hockey, has a loving family, and a tight group of friends. But the one thing missing in his life is a partner to come home to. He knows exactly who he wants to fill that position– the only woman he has ever loved. The one who got away, who constantly consumes his every thought. What it would take to get her to Just Say Yes to a second chance?

Becca Phillips is an independent woman who has made her career as an ER nurse a priority in her life. She has a loving family and a best friend by her side, but she can’t seem to get over her first love, Scott. Insecurities led her to break up with him years ago when he started climbing the ranks in professional hockey and, for eight years, Becca has avoided Scott when he returns home each summer. Can she overcome her fears and allow love back into her life? All she has to do is Just Say Yes to the one and only man she has ever loved.




Heather's Review:



Just Say Yes is about getting a second chance at your first love. Scott and Becca are the main characters. They were together in school but Becca broke things off. Years go by and Scott is playing for the Indianapolis Eagles for the NHL. Becca is an ER nurse.    Other supporting characters are some of Scott's teammates and Becca's best friend. They finally get back together after 6 months and they rekindle their romance for each other. 

This is the first book I've read by Samantha Lind and it was an easy read. The words flowed together.  I really liked the conversations that were via text messaging.    The plot, setting and characters all felt real to me. This book kept me wanting more.  There was some steamy scenes along with the story-line. 

I really like how Scott wanted to take care of Becca in all aspects. He was a true gentleman.   Also, I liked how Becca cared for Scott as well. Those two were a match made in heaven. 


Parts of the story I liked:

The ending! 

"It's about the connection and intimacy."

"I want you to be the last thing I see at night and the first thing I see when I wake in the morning."


Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat- 4.5/5
Writing Style- 4.5/5
Overall Rating- 4.5/5





Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Blog Tour & Review - Chasing Christmas Eve - Jill Shalvis



From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes the next sexy, standalone novel in the Heartbreaker Bay series... Don’t miss the amazing excerpt and giveaway below, and order your copy today!





About CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE:

Meet cute...

Run for the hills—temporarily. That’s Colbie Albright’s plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie’s so over it that she’s under it. She’s also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she’s pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won’t be a stranger for long.

Make merry...

Spence’s commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesn’t have to worry about the powerful—okay, crazy hot—chemistry he’s got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself... just because she’s gorgeous and a great listener…just because she “gets” Spencer immediately doesn’t mean he won’t be able to let Colbie go. Does it?

…and hope for a miracle.

Now the clock’s ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime




Order CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE in ebook or paperback, releasing 9/26/17!


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EXCERPT:

Spence, still crouched low and easily balanced on the balls of his feet, dropped to his knees and pulled her up to hers. Brushing the hair from her forehead, he eyed the spot where they’d connected. “You okay?”
She started to say yes but his gaze slid to her mouth and she lost her train of thought, instead licking her suddenly dry lips.
Spence, watching the movement avidly, let out a rough breath. “Colbie,” he said quietly, in a very serious, very low octave that sounded like pure sex.
She stood up. “Y-yes?”
Also standing, he slid his hands up her arms, giving her a very slow tug, almost as if expecting resistance.
There was no resistance. Hell, she nearly took a flying leap at him.
He laughed softly, sending a bolt of heat through her. Her knees wobbled and his arm wrapped around her waist, steadying her. Their gazes locked and they both froze in place, she from a sudden rush of emotions, Spence probably from watching them play out across her face. She once again started to say something—still had no idea what—but was silenced by his hot mouth covering hers.
Yes was her only coherent thought and she pressed up against him as he angled his head, taking the kiss even deeper. 






GIVEAWAY:









And don’t miss the previous books in Jill Shalvis’s Heartbreaker Bay Series, SWEET LITTLE LIES, THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE and ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, now available! Grab your copies HERE!


OUR REVIEW:


I’m not usually a massive reader of romcom style chic-lit books, but I have to say that sometimes I’m wrong about things. Chasing Christmas Eve started great. The way the chapter tiles are alternatives to swear words which describe how the main Character feels is a really nice touch. 

The main character Colbie is loveable and relatable. You can completely feel for her when she acts and behaves the way she does. Drawn to Spence who is her polar opposite in some ways but so alike her in other ways they make for a great main and secondary character pairing.

The story itself is fun and quirky, while the end result is somewhat predictable it by no means sets out the plot from the beginning. There are twists and turns all the way through which keep you entertained. The introduction of other characters doesn’t feel forced and it reads naturally. Although it would be nice to learn a little more about them. You get a glimpse of everyone who is mentioned without feeling like it takes away from the main characters. 

There is such humour throughout and the things which happen doesn’t always run as smoothly as one might expect. Colbie comes across as completely normal human despite the status of her life, and the more we delve into her personality the more I liked her, she behaved in a way I would probably behave. 

Spence is exactly the sort of boy-next-door sexy geek that most of us geeky women wish to meet. On the outside he just appears to be every bit as work involved as you’d imagine but as we get to know him we learn a lot about him and realise that he has hidden depths which aren’t always good. 

The setting was perfect and the way that the environment was described left a clear image in my head. I always want to be able to picture a place when I read about it and the author did an amazing job here without bombarding us with too much information. 

This isn’t the first book in the series but I haven’t read the others and it works perfectly as a standalone, however, I have decided to get the other books not only for background but because I really like the author's writing style. The flow is natural and fluid and I didn’t find myself confused at any point as to the story or plot. In fact I found that I just kept reading as there was always a reason to keep going chapter to chapter. This book is perfect for some light reading, it’s warm, funny, a little sad and a little sexy. Absolutely enjoyable. I would highly recommend this book to Everyone, including those who don’t normally enjoy this genre.


Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 4/5
Heat: 3/5
Writing Style: 5/5

Overall Rating: 4/5




About Jill Shalvis:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.



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Book Blitz & Review - Born, Darkly - Trisha Wolfe



Born, Darkly
Trisha Wolfe



(Darkly, Madly Duet, #1)



Publication date: September 19th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

He challenged her sanity.
She shattered his reality.
They dared each other…to the brink of madness.
A dark and twisted maze awaits criminal psychologist London Noble when she falls for her patient, convicted serial killer, Grayson Pierce Sullivan. As she unravels the traps, her sanity tested with each game, she’s forced to acknowledge the true evil in the world around her.
 
OUR REVIEW:


Oh my gawd that was crazy intense, I’m still sat here trying to make sense of it all. Obviously in vain, as I don’t think I’ll get anywhere, anytime soon. 
I’m even typing this review on my iPad while it was fresh, so excuse the typos, I hate typing on this thing, but I had to talk about it while it was all still buzzing around my head. 

So this arc came through last night, I started immediately as I was so stupidly excited to read it. I had to force myself to stop at 50% or I wouldn’t of actually gone to sleep. Luckily the craziest of crazy parts hadn’t started yet. I picked it back up this morning, and there was really no putting it down until I reached the end. 

I’m not even sure what I just read, I can’t seem to work out what was happening and not happening. Lol Yep I make no sense. Anyway, crypticness aside, it really was the most clever and gripping story I have read in a long time. Yes, it was crazy dark but not in the ‘let’s shock them as much as possible in one book’ way, more in the way that the story was naturally dark. More twisted and nasty than chuck up your lunch gross. 

The sheer work that went into the background and details of this story, just makes me in complete awe of Trisha Wolfe’s writing skills. Not only was it beautifully written and told in such a compelling manner, but the details she managed to weave in were incredible. Of course I’m left with 1000+ questions, but that’s what makes it such a clever story. 

Grayson and London were two characters that were obviously made for each other. Truly soulmates in my opinion. Watching them spar with each other mentally and verbally was so sexy and clever, you just can’t stop reading, feeling the frustration along with them. Both of them have the most unique minds, they couldn’t possibly be with anyone else, they are just perfect for each other. 

I definitely didn’t see where it was heading at the end, but I didn’t actually see where it was going in any of it, it was just so gripping. But I’m obviously dying to get my grubby paws on book two. I can’t wait! I chose not to give any background or content details in this review, it really is a ride you have to go into blindly, so you can experience it all without having any clues what’s next, it’s how I went in, and I’m so glad about that, it meant I never saw what was coming, so I would sit in shock for 90% of the story, doing the nail biting/fish mouth thing. 

So being that Trisha Wolfe is a new to me author, who I stumbled across when seeing an advert for this book quite some time ago, I am pleased to say she didn’t disappoint. This story was incredibly dark, gritty and sheer genius. I can’t wait for book two, but I will have to settle for hunting her previous work while I wait. 





Author Bio:
From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself.
For more information on Trisha Wolfe and her works, please visit: www.TrishaWolfe.com
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Blog Tour & Review - Love Profound - Kelly Elliott







BLURB:


I write about love, but I’ve never experienced it. Sure, I’ve been with guys that I cared about. Even thought I found ‘the one’. He turned out to be the frog and not the prince.

A few Frank Sinatra songs and a wildly handsome cowboy who calls me Darlin’, will have me second guessing everything I ever thought I knew about love.

Does happily ever after really exist…or is it only something I write about in books?

Love Profound is book two in the Cowboys and Angels series.



 

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 REVIEW:

“The cowboy and the author, 5 stars”

Love Profound is the second book in the Cowboys & Angels series, you don’t have to read them in order but I highly recommend it. Elliott brought this story of a ranch to life right in front of us. As someone who grew up in the Midwest with Ranchers I could relate. Love Profound has love, family, laughter, and hope. 

Amelia loves love. She writes about it in her books and views it every day she looks at her brother and his wife and her parents. Only Amelia doesn’t believe love is in the cards for her. She thought she had it once only to have the relationship blow up in her face. Now Amelia is ready to move on and try again. Will the new ranch hand be the guy for her or is it someone else?

Wade Adams knows grief. He’s lost everyone he loves in a short amount of time. When his old college buddy offers him a job in Texas he knows it’s the right move to make. Only he wasn’t counting on Trevor’s little sister Amelia. The moment he lays eyes on her he’s smitten and only falls deeper for her as time goes. He has a truck load of baggage to get over before they can have a happily ever after. Sometimes life on the ranch can take a crazy turn, will they be able to survive?

Wade was sweet and swoon-worthy. He was like the ultimate cowboy. Amelia is full of piss and vinegar. No one ever knows what to expect from her. Her brothers still treat her like the family baby only she doesn’t need their protection anymore. 

Fall in love with the Parker family and friends. You’ll fall so into the story that you won’t want to get out when it ends. I can’t wait for the next story in the series.

Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 5/5
Writing style- 5/5
Overall-5/5





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Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.

Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.

Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.

To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.

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