Thursday, 21 June 2018

REVIEW x 2 - The Upside of Falling - Meghan Quinn




TITLE - The Upside of Falling (Blue Line #1)
AUTHOR - Meghan Quinn





Blurb:



Tucked away at the base of the Rocky Mountains lived a little boy with one singular dream: leave this broken and battered home and become someone.


Be somebody’s hero.



That boy was me—Colby Brooks. Except I’m not that same little boy anymore.
My dreams might still be the same, but my reality isn’t.



I’m smarter. Stronger. A man.



And I learned a long damn time ago, the only way to achieve my dreams was to avoid distractions—at any cost.



Focus. Resolve. Determination. 



But all it took was one single night. One night and my entire life…changed.



One night had me colliding head first with the biggest distraction of my life; Rory Oaks.



Smart. Charming. Beautiful.



Rory changed everything.



Quickly, my one-track mind started to bend.



Each kiss faded decade-long dreams.



And with one single incident, I fly off course.




Louise's Review:


Colby and Rory took me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions with this book. This is my first Meghan Quinn novel and to say I thoroughly enjoyed it is an understatement. This is book 1 of The Blue Line Duet and I was blown away, leaving me hanging on the edge of the cliff waiting to see what happens next.

As a small child Colby had 1 goal in life be just like Gramps, Join the Airforce and become a Fighter Pilot. Serious goals for a 10 year old boy who was about to embark on the hardest years of his life. Wanting to prove that he was good enough to be everything he wanted, Colby wasn’t interested in distractions his life. He was all about the Air Force and being accepted into the next program. Colby never was one of for socialising but when forced to go out with his BFF he meets the gorgeous Rory who he knows straight away is the biggest distraction of his life.

Colby was a very straight down the line guy he knew what he wanted and went for it, which is a great quality for man. He showed Alpha dominance and heart but he had to give up the fight and bring down his very high walls. Rory is a very determined young woman, giving up her own hopes and dreams for her family. She is pushy, persistent and never gives up something that she proves to do very well.

“There is no doubt about it; He’s the most eye-catching man I’ve ever met”


They both felt the attraction from across the patio, Rory had to meet him and Colby couldn’t get far enough away from her. When Colby gives in to temptation their sexual chemistry is through the roof and you get to meet a whole new side of Colby, one that I personally don’t want to ever lose.

Meghan has done an amazing job of writing both these characters and incorporating real life issues that couples go through in the Air Force life. Colby grows as man and we get to see that throughout the book with flashbacks to his younger years which are done perfectly, it left me feeling like I knew exactly how Colby felt and why he was living his life as he is.

I personally loved this book, I read this book in 1 day and struggled to put it down. I cannot wait to see where she takes this story as I am hanging onto every single word. The Downside of Love is on my to read list and I am counting down to find out the ending, will they get their Happily ever after or be left falling out of the aeroplane with no parachute.


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






Johnaka's Review:



“Freefalling into love, 5 stars”


If your needing a story that will make you fall in love with a couple and then shatter your heart, then keep you with a bated breath hoping and praying that everything will work out then this is your story. I am personally married to a military man and I got this story even though it was different than mine. But my husband and Colby have a few things in common and I loved it. I want the second book like yesterday and I just got done reading the first not even five minutes ago.

Colby is solely focused on becoming a fighter pilot. He has time for no one and nothing else, until he meets Rory. She shows him there is another side of life he didn’t know he was capable of having. Is he willing to take a chance on Rory? If he does what does that mean for the life he’s always wanted?

When Rory sees Colby from across a room she wants to know him. When she meets him she cant help but want him? When she gets him can she keep him? Her life has her firmly planted in Colorado Springs and Colby’s can take him anywhere, is she willing to risk her heart for him?

Everything about this story called to me. I loved every single thing about it. The next book needs to appear on my kindle right now because I want to keep devouring these two’s story over and over again. This is one series I know I will continue to read later on. And I can tell you I hope that I hope Quinn doesn’t end the series after these two’s story is over.

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








Blog Tour - Craving Mr. Kinky - A.M. Madden & Joanne Schwehm


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Craving Mr. Kinky by A.M. Madden and Joanne Schwehm
Publication Date: June 20th, 2018
Series: Mr. Wrong #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Here’s a tip: When you least expect it, expect it.
I’d been known to have my share of beautiful women. Usually, I met them in a bar, through a mutual acquaintance, or even when photographing them.
Imagine my surprise when a gorgeous blonde drove her car into mine on the way to a party.
No more than a minute after our run-in, a string of colorful words flew from her mouth in rapid fire.
Unexplainably, the angrier she became the harder I got. All sorts of scenarios played in my head of how I could get her to shut up. I was all for feisty women, but I preferred leaving that for the bedroom—not on the streets of New York.
When I learned she was a school teacher, that worsened my disposition. What man didn’t have a dirty teacher fantasy at one point in his life? I decided it was my turn to teach her a thing or two... or so I thought. Little did I know, Miss Prim-and-Proper would turn the tables on me.
She called me Mr. Kinky, and that was fine with me.
Lesson learned: Desire always trumps logic.

Craving Mr. Kinky
© 2018 A.M. Madden & Joanne Schwehm



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Excerpt:


Dante

If she wanted to play, I’d play. The tiny black fabric perfectly highlighted the curves of her ass as she ran ahead of me. When she craned her head back to see how far behind I was, her tits looked as though they were ready to escape the scraps shielding them.



Her laughter sounded like a melody as she made it to the deck stairs. It would have been easy to catch her, but seeing Cassie carefree and playful was worth her thinking she’d bested me.



When we were both standing next to the pool, breathing heavy, her a little more winded than me, she snapped my picture. “How does it feel?” she said with friskiness before bringing my camera to her face again for another shot.



Glancing down, I spotted her book. There was no way she could grab it before me, unless she dropped my camera, which I knew, or hoped, she wouldn’t do.



Cassie’s eyes narrowed as I opened the page just before her bookmark. “Ahem.” My eyes scanned the words, and I couldn’t help but grin. Was this the stuff she was into? Who knew?

“Here,” she said with a nervous voice, and extended my camera toward me. “Take it and give me my book.”



“No way, this is too good.” Cassie’s glare turned into a wide-eyed look of horror. “Ethan pushed my body over the edge of his expansive desk, forcing papers to fly to the floor. Heat pooled between my legs, wetness coated my panties as my boss shoved my skirt up to my waist. With gentle force, he grabbed my wrists in his hand before the cool metal of cuffs bound my arms together.” I glanced up, and Cassie’s face was beet red, but I continued. “The thought of getting caught by another employee should have scared me, but instead, it thrilled me. I knew of Ethan’s history, his love of BDSM, and if that’s the way he wanted me, then that’s what I would give him. His deep voice rumbled, ‘I’m going to fuck you like you’ve never been fucked. Spread your legs and show me how wet you are’” I arched a brow and looked at Cassie. “Wow, Ethan’s a kinky fucker.”



She reached forward, offering me my camera. “Can I please have my book back?”

“Will you let me take a picture of you?”



She let out a resigned sigh. “Okay, if you stop reading.”



“Deal.”



Once we made the swap, my camera for her romance novel, she crossed her arms in front of her chest while still hanging on to her book. “How do you want me?”



“That’s a loaded question, but for now set the book down and lie on the chaise.”


Meet the Authors:

A.M. Madden:
A.M. Madden is a USA Today bestselling published author with Loveswept/Random House as well as Ever After Romance.
A.M. is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author.
“It’s all about the HEA.”
A.M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up Series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She is also a published author with Loveswept/Random House.
Her debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. In Back-Up, A.M.’s main character Jack Lair caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers, and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well to the rest of his band, Devil’s Lair.
A.M. truly believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romances that will stay with you after the last page has been turned. She strives to create characters that the reader can relate to and feel as if they know personally.
A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. A.M. is a Gemini and an Italian Jersey girl, but despite her Zodiac sign, nationality, or home state, she is very easy going.
She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love.
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Joanne Schwehm:
Joanne is a mother and wife and loves spending time with her family. She’s an avid sports watcher and enjoys the occasional round of golf.
Joanne loves to write and read romance. She believes everyone should have romance in their lives and hopes her books bring joy and happiness to readers who enjoy modern day fairy tales and breathless moments.
She is an independent romance author and has written several contemporary romance novels, including The Prescott Series, Ryker, A Heart’s Forgiveness, The Critic and The Chance series.
Joanne looks forward to sharing more love stories in her future novels.
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Sale Blitz & Review - One Hundred Reasons - Kelly Collins






Title: One Hundred Reasons
Series: Aspen Cove Series #1
Author: Kelly Collins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2018





Blurb

Fresh starts, hope, and happily ever afters…

Nurse Sage Nichols life changed when she lost her favorite patient and
inherited a bed and breakfast in a town she didn’t know existed. She traveled
to Aspen Cove intent to sell so she could hurry back to her life in Denver.
Little did she know, she was about to find everything she ever needed in the
tiny mountain town with a big heart. Sage found herself in a place where caring
for your neighbor was a way of life. In her case, that happened to be surly
Cannon Bishop, the man of her dreams.

Cannon Bishop was a man who learned long ago that hope was a dangerous
thing. Closed off from the world after a family tragedy, Cannon lived a lonely
life as the owner of Aspen Cove’s only bar and son to the town drunk. When Sage
Nichols breezed into town, she offered the possibility of more if he’d only
open his heart. Cannon’s protective walls tumble and suddenly a brighter future
of healing, hope, and peace was possible…if only Sage would stay.









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OUR REVIEW:


“Change would come to Aspen Cove.” This lovely book set in a small town in Colorado is about love, life, and possibilities. This delightful read gives us a look at the slow, small town life where residents are charmingly in each others business, in the best way possible. I spent a lovely afternoon reading this adorable book, falling in love with the citizens and wishing I could go to my happy place of Colorado.

“There were three things Sage Nichols knew with absolute certainty: Death couldn't be escaped. Mr. Right Now was never Mr. Right. Hell wasn't fire and brimstone; it was a cold April day in Denver.” The plot of this story begins with a Denver geriatric nurse, Sage, who looses a patient and ends up with a life changing meeting and letter. Sage is a kind hearted, hard working nurse who needs a life change when one is handed to her. She has to roll with the changes and work with the options given her. Which she does with an amazing strength of character and inspiring attitude. Due to a pretty pink letter from a patient, she gets to travel to Aspen Cove, where residents take care of their own. “We don't ignore need, turn away from danger, or neglect our citizens.”

Characters Sage doles out her “Sage Advice” to those she meets. Part common sense, part positive thinking, with an overwhelming need to help those around her, Sage struggles with the change from Denver to Aspen Cove. But she runs into local Cannon Bishop who has more than his share of woes and troubles to deal with, let alone an outsider. Sage's helpful drive both frustrates and endears her to Cannon, while she wriggles her way into his life. I found both characters quite believable, with undeniably real and detailed back story that provides proper motivation for their actions. 

The heat and chemistry in this book starts as opposites attracting. I liked how Sage and Cannon fought and interacted and came to work together before seeing if they would work together. Despite some hiccups, the bumps they encounter quickly turn from friendly to friendlier. :) Their relationship has ups, downs, problems, trust, and lots of spice. 


Ms. Collins gave us a book that was a fun, and easy to follow read. Her wording and writing style are entertaining and thoughtful. You are easily and quickly drawn into the community of Aspen Cove. With seemingly no effort, you are drawn into the lives of not only Sage and Cannon, but the other charming residents of Aspen Cove. 

I'm so glad I was able to read this book. Aspen Cove sounds like my kind of place (Colorado makes my soul happy). The world needs more people like the residents of Aspen Cove. Helpful, in your business, ready to stand up for those they care for, and able to live in one of the world's best location! I'm excited to read the rest of the series! 


Star Ratings:
Plot = 5/5
Characters = 4/5 
Heat = 4/5 
Writing Style = 5/5 
Overall Rating = 5/5



Author Bio

International
bestselling author of more than thirty novels, Kelly Collins writes with the
intention of keeping the love alive. Always a romantic, she blends real-life
events with her vivid imagination to create characters and stories that lovers
of contemporary romance, new adult, and romantic suspense will return to again
and again.

Kelly lives
in Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains with her husband of twenty-eight
years, their two dogs, and a bird that hates her. She has three amazing
children, whom she loves to pieces.

You can learn more about Kelly at www.authorkellycollins.com  



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REVIEW - Means - Kennedy Layne



TITLE - Means
AUTHOR - Kennedy Layne




Blurb:


From USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne comes a sexy trilogy that involves greed, power, and the desire to do it all over again… 

Smith Gallo has everything a man could ever want at the tip of his fingertips, except of course the woman he loves. To what lengths will he be willing to go to make his ambitions come true? 

Laurel Calanthe is one successful stock pick away from making partner when she finds herself in desperate need of an alibi. There’s only one problem. The man who can save her from being arrested is her only competitor and the one who now holds her fate in his hands. 

Greed is a powerful motivator in the game of making money, but desire can overcome even the strongest motive. 





Johnaka's Review:


“Romance and murder, 4 stars”



Laurel and Smith are not supposed to be together, blasted work policies prohibiting coworkers from being together! Laurel is admit its all fun and games between the two but Smith sees it as something more. He’s trying to commit and she’s sticking to her guns. Or she was until she found her Boss murdered and Smith and her relationship is brought to light. Now its game on for these two.

But the question remains…who killed their boss? Everyone around them is a suspect and they don’t know who to believe. Sometimes there is a lot more going on in the office then one realizes. This story holds the right amount of romance with mystery and I can’t wait to see what Kennedy sets up for the next two stories in this series.


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




Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Blog Tour & Review - A Lot Like Home - Kat Cantrell


Today we have the blog tour for A LOT LIKE HOME by Kat Cantrell! Check it out and get your copy now!


Synopsis

From USA Today best seller Kat Cantrell, comes a small-town romance series with a touch of magic.

Welcome to Superstition Springs, town in progress.

After being kicked out of the Navy, ex-SEAL Caleb Hardy needs a new mission, and rebuilding an old Texas mining town into a tourist attraction is it. If he does it right, Superstition Springs will become a new home for his band of world-weary teammates... and maybe a place to atone for the horrific mistake they'd made in the line of duty.

Havana Nixon has other plans for the quirky dot on the map she never could quite call home. The town is falling apart. Struggling. Solution: convince the folks to sell out. Except she didn't count on the infuriating (and gorgeous, not that she'd ever tell him that) obstacle who plunks down in the middle of her land deal and acts like the careful barriers she's erected against the world don't exist. Thank goodness she's arrived armed with a fiancé in tow, never mind that it's all a sham designed to keep one of her aunt's famous love predictions from coming true.

But in a mystical place like Superstition Springs, nothing ever goes as expected, least of all a head-to-head between two people with opposing plans, who spark every time they get in each other's way. If they could just unbend long enough to compromise, they might figure out they both want the same thing--forever.



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Our Review:

“Finding home, 3 stars”



Caleb is an ex-SEAL and he has the itch to help people. Much like his old SEAL team, all of them are looking for a place to land and make a difference. They came to Superstition Springs to help the lady who wrote to all of them when they were away, but they stayed for more than just her. Will Caleb be able to atone for his sins and finally get over what happened during his last mission or will he have to pick up and go elsewhere?

Havanna is a helper and all she is trying to do is help the town that took her in. She wants to give them options but Havanna doesn’t want to listen to what they have to say, its her way or the highway. Then Caleb comes in and ruins her plans and turn the town people farther against her. Her heart is in the right place but is it portrayed that way? And what about the constant sizzle between Caleb and her, will that go anywhere?

I liked the general plot of A Lot Like Home. I liked the idea of a group of guys like them going and finding a town to lay down roots and the town accepting them. But when it comes to the romance side of the story between Caleb and Havanna I felt like something was missing personally. The story didn’t hold my attention in that regard resulting in the 3 stars. With that said I do look forward to book two to see what Cantrell does with this this town and their new heroes.


Star Ratings:
Plot-3/5
Characters-3/5
Heat-3/5
Writing style-3/5

Overall-3/5






Giveaway



About Kat Cantrell


USA Today Bestselling Author Kat Cantrell read her first Harlequin novel in third grade and has been scribbling in notebooks since she learned to spell. What else would she write but romance? When she’s not writing about characters on the journey to happily ever after, she can be found at a taekwondo tournament, watching Big Bang Theory or dancing with her kids to Duran Duran and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Kat, her husband and their two boys live in North Texas. She was a former Harlequin So You Think You Can Write winner and a former RWA® Golden Heart® finalist for best unpublished series contemporary manuscript.






REVIEW - A Lot Like Home - Kat Cantrell




TITLE - A Lot Like Home
AUTHOR - Kat Cantrell





Blurb:

From USA Today best seller Kat Cantrell, comes a sweet small-town romance series with a touch of magic.

Welcome to Superstition Springs, town in progress.

After being kicked out of the Navy, ex-SEAL Caleb Hardy needs a new mission, and rebuilding an old Texas mining town into a tourist attraction is it. If he does it right, Superstition Springs will become a new home for his band of world-weary teammates... and maybe a place to atone for the horrific mistake they'd made in the line of duty.

Havana Nixon has other plans for the quirky dot on the map she never could quite call home. The town is falling apart. Struggling. Solution: convince the folks to sell out. Except she didn't count on the infuriating (and gorgeous, not that she'd ever tell him that) obstacle who plunks down in the middle of her land deal and acts like the careful barriers she's erected against the world don't exist. Thank goodness she's arrived armed with a fiancé in tow, never mind that it's all a sham designed to keep one of her aunt's famous love predictions from coming true.

But in a mystical place like Superstition Springs, nothing ever goes as expected, least of all a head-to-head between two people with opposing plans, who spark every time they get in each other's way. If they could just unbend long enough to compromise, they might figure out they both want the same thing--forever.

SEALs of Superstition Springs is a clean and wholesome series starring heroes you can share! 



Johnaka's Review:


“Finding home, 3 stars”


Caleb is an ex-SEAL and he has the itch to help people. Much like his old SEAL team, all of them are looking for a place to land and make a difference. They came to Superstition Springs to help the lady who wrote to all of them when they were away, but they stayed for more than just her. Will Caleb be able to atone for his sins and finally get over what happened during his last mission or will he have to pick up and go elsewhere?

Havanna is a helper and all she is trying to do is help the town that took her in. She wants to give them options but Havanna doesn’t want to listen to what they have to say, its her way or the highway. Then Caleb comes in and ruins her plans and turn the town people farther against her. Her heart is in the right place but is it portrayed that way? And what about the constant sizzle between Caleb and her, will that go anywhere?

I liked the general plot of A Lot Like Home. I liked the idea of a group of guys like them going and finding a town to lay down roots and the town accepting them. But when it comes to the romance side of the story between Caleb and Havanna I felt like something was missing personally. The story didn’t hold my attention in that regard resulting in the 3 stars. With that said I do look forward to book two to see what Cantrell does with this this town and their new heroes.


Star Ratings:
Plot-3/5
Characters-3/5
Heat-3/5
Writing style-3/5
Overall-3/5



Release Blitz & Review - Crazy Stupid Love - K.L. Grayson




Title: Crazy Stupid Love

A Dirty Dicks Standalone Novel
Author: K.L. Grayson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 20, 2018



Blurb

There’s a special place in hell for a man like
me—a man who shamelessly sleeps with his best friend’s little sister, knowing
he’ll never be what she needs. A man who takes because the only thing he has to
offer in return is a broken past that’s destined to destroy his future.

I was the kid who grew up on the wrong side of
the tracks with shit parents and clothes that had been handed down one too many
times. I stole to feed my sister, fought to protect her, and I’ll always be the
guy your parents don’t want you to bring home.

So yeah, that’s me. Lincoln Bennett. Adley
Allen’s walk on the wild side. Her dirty little secret. And I’m okay with
that—ninety-nine percent of the time. Unfortunately today is in that one
percent when it doesn’t sit well with me. For some strange reason, I want to be
around to celebrate all of Adley’s successes. I want to be here when she gets
her first job and take her out to dinner after her first shift. I want to be
the one she depends on, the person she calls when she has a bad day. Or a great
day. Or any kind of day.

I want more than her body. I want her heart.
But men like me don’t get women like her.

At least not to keep.









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OUR REVIEW:


“A fathers sins, 5 stars”


Lincoln has never had it easy. His fathers tongue and temper flew all too easily and he spent his life protecting his sister. He promised himself he would never settle down in fear that he would end up like his father. Lincoln will learn we don’t have to pay for our father’s sins and he can have the good life. A life that involves Adley.

Adley has the picture-perfect farming family. Three older brothers and two parents who made sure she never went without. When she first met Lincoln, she didn’t think he had any interest, but one-night years later things changed. Now after months of them keeping it quiet she’s ready to shake things up. Adley wants to be with Lincoln out in the open and really give it a go, but will he? What about when the bull called life decides to buck at the wrong time, will these two be able to stay on for the full 8 seconds?

The title Crazy Stupid Love is totally fitting for these two. They were crazy stupid in love with each other and had no idea what to do about it. Lincoln was all sorts of alpha male which made my heart sing, dear god do I have a weakness for them. Adley was strong when she needed to be and wasn’t afraid to give Lincoln a little H E double hockey sticks. The secondary characters were fantastic as well and I honestly cannot wait to see who Grayson writes next. Take a chance and fall crazy stupid in love with Lincoln and Adley.


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




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Author Bio


K.L.Grayson resides in a small town outside of St.Louis, MO.  
She is entertained daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she writes in a man.  Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer.  
She has a love for alpha-males, brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that order.