Monday, 20 November 2017

REVIEW - Doggie Style - Piper Rayne




TITLE - Doggie Style 
AUTHOR - Piper Rayne






BLURB:



Rumours never bothered me. If people want to guess at my sexuality because I design dog clothes for a living—let them. I know the truth. 

I’m a red-blooded heterosexual male and just because I don’t have my tongue hanging out of my mouth around every female like my dog Cooper, doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the female form. 

Now with Teegan Lowery in my life I’m suddenly panting right next to Cooper, hoping for a taste.

I hired her for her stellar PR skills, but she’s slowly weaselling her way into a spot I’ve kept a NO VACANCY sign on for years. Everything about Teegan screams unavailable. The last thing I need is another dramatic, high maintenance woman in my life. Believe me, been there and done that.

But the sexual tension between us is like a game of tug-of-war and neither of us wants to lose.

I love dogs.
She hates them.
Turns out, we both love doggie style.

A SEXY STANDALONE ROMCOM!




Johnaka's Review:



“Sometimes one breaks the stereotypes, 4 stars”


Leo, Leo, Leo…the dude can’t catch a break! He came to L.A. with one thing in mind and ended up doing something completely different but making his own mark. He got into the dog grooming and clothing business and life has been crazy busy ever since. After a disastrous experience with a crazy woman he doesn’t make time for dating. Everyone questions which team he bats for and he lets them because he’s never had a reason to correct them…until now.

Teegan is high strung, which is typical for someone in the PR business. Especially one who decides to go off on her own and has no clients except for one. Teegan is a control freak where Leo is as cool and calm as one can get. She wants to push Leo to become the best he can be. Only that’s a little difficult when you can’t tell which way he swings.

Leo and Teegan are polar opposites and I liked the way they made each other better. They really did balance each other well. I still loved the secondary characters even though there was one I wanted to beat, but you can’t like everyone. I really did enjoy Doggie Style, but for some reason can’t rate it a 5. That may be because I had to review it while going through one heck of a book hangover though from a previous review. Who knows later on I may come back after re-reading Doggie Style and change it to a 5. I still love Piper and Rayne and can’t want to see what kind of story they give Jagger.


Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat- 4/5
Writing style- 5/5
Overall - 4/5





Release Blitz & Review - Doggie Style - Piper Rayne


Title: Doggie Style
Series: Dirty Truths #2
Author: Piper Rayne
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: November 20, 2017










Rumors never bothered me. If people want to guess at my sexuality because I design dog clothes for a living—let them. I know the truth.

I’m a red-blooded heterosexual male and just because I don’t have my tongue hanging out of my mouth around every female like my dog Cooper, doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the female form.

Now with Teegan Lowery in my life I’m suddenly panting right next to Cooper, hoping for a taste.

I hired her for her stellar PR skills, but she’s slowly weaseling her way into a spot I’ve kept a NO VACANCY sign on for years. Everything about Teegan screams unavailable. The last thing I need is another dramatic, high maintenance woman in my life. Believe me, been there and done that.

But the sexual tension between us is like a game of tug-of-war and neither of us wants to lose.

I love dogs.
She hates them.
Turns out, we both love doggie style.













“Sometimes one breaks the stereotypes, 4 stars”

Leo, Leo, Leo…the dude can’t catch a break! He came to L.A. with one thing in mind and ended up doing something completely different but making his own mark. He got into the dog grooming and clothing business and life has been crazy busy ever since. After a disastrous experience with a crazy woman he doesn’t make time for dating. Everyone questions which team he bats for and he lets them because he’s never had a reason to correct them…until now.

Teegan is high strung, which is typical for someone in the PR business. Especially one who decides to go off on her own and has no clients except for one. Teegan is a control freak where Leo is as cool and calm as one can get. She wants to push Leo to become the best he can be. Only that’s a little difficult when you can’t tell which way he swings.

Leo and Teegan are polar opposites and I liked the way they made each other better. They really did balance each other well. I still loved the secondary characters even though there was one I wanted to beat, but you can’t like everyone. I really did enjoy Doggie Style, but for some reason can’t rate it a 5. That may be because I had to review it while going through one heck of a book hangover though from a previous review. Who knows later on I may come back after re-reading Doggie Style and change it to a 5. I still love Piper and Rayne and can’t want to see what kind of story they give Jagger.


Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat- 4/5
Writing style- 5/5
Overall- 4/5











Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two established 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.



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Friday, 17 November 2017

Release Blitz & Review - The Roommate 'dis'Agreement - Leddy Harper





Title: The Roommate "dis"Agreement
Author: Leddy Harper
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2017




Blurb

Item One: Divorced man seeks female roommate for
companionship.
 Cash Nicholson isn’t looking for a girlfriend, but he
wants to come home to someone after a bad day at work. 

Item Two: Single mother needs apartment. Jade
Robertson is desperate, and her best friend’s couch just isn’t going to cut it
anymore. 

Item Three: No surprises. Romance. Work. Pasts.
Agreements aren’t promises…







Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited



OUR REVIEW:

“one-click, 5 stars”

I seriously have no words for The Roommate Dis’agreement. I absolutely loved the story to the point I am speechless and I don’t know what to say besides read it. I should probably warn you that it does hit on some childhood trauma of the sexual nature, but it doesn’t happen in the actual story. 

I think what I loved most is, Cash was the type of guy who would go to h*ll and back for his family, he tries his hardest to protect them from evil and it reminded me of my husband.
Cash sees the darkness of the world and tries to eradicate it. When you live in the darkness it can start to take a toll on you. Cash can feel it setting in so he comes up with this roommate idea. If he can come home to someone on the weekends maybe it can remind him of the reasons he does what he does. Only Cash gets so much more than he originally planned.

Jade has never had a easy life. But thanks to a unconventional friendship she gets out of a crap situation. But where no one has ever just done something nice for Jade without wanting something in return she has her guard up. Cash just seems too good to be turn. Especially with the way he is with her daughter. But what if everything isn’t as it seems?

These two start with an odd friendship that just transforms into something more. They fall into this awesome family dynamic that would probably make most mixed families jealous. But what happens when Cash’s truth comes out? Will Jade be able to live with the choices he makes when he’s away? Take a chance on The Roommate Dis’agreement and find out how the story ends, you won’t be disappointed.


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








Author Bio




Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped.


She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.

She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females.

The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.


Author Links

Release Tour & Review - Savage - L.A. Fiore REVIEW


Title - Savage: The Awakening of Lizzie Danton
Author - L.A. Fiore
Genre - Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date - November 17, 2017






They call him a monster.
Pale blue eyes as cold as ice that see right through you.
He’s hard.
He’s damaged.
He’s dangerous.
He lives in a castle fit for a fairy tale, but he’s no prince.
He’s savage.
He’s brutal.
He’s a killer.
By an act of fate, our worlds collide.
They call him a monster, but he is my salvation.



Modern world meets fairytale. I really feel this is a unique story that has aspects of little red riding hood in it. This is a semi-dark read. It does discuss topics of abuse and the main character is a self-proclaimed bad guy. Keep this in mind when picking this book up. With that being said, I feel the overall theme of this book is redemption.

I really enjoyed this book. I don’t think I really knew what I was going to get, but I loved the story.  This story is about two lost souls who cross paths. The key question is will they heal each other or break each other more? The journey they go through is amazing and very interesting. I didn’t expect most of this book to take place in Scotland, but let me tell you, it made the book for me.

Lizzie is such a strong character. She is one of my favorite characters of all time. She has had a really rough life, but she doesn’t let it ruin her. Yes, she has insecurities because of it, but she still lives her life and tries to make the most of it. I feel like she is such a relatable character to myself because I feel I have had similar experiences. Brochan is a great character as well. He is a strong male character who has been influenced heavily by his past. I feel this story really explores the nature vs nurture in the sense that I feel Brochan was a product of his lack of nurturing from his parental figures. It shows that sometimes one person in your life can really have a huge hold over your self-esteem and raising.

There is a lot of heat in this book. I expected as much. These characters have a chemistry from the first moment they meet. While the characters didn’t see it right away, I did. I liked watching them take things slow. This was a change of pace from most books where the characters just give in to their feelings and figure the rest out later. This was a great aspect of the book.

The writing style was good, but I do have a minor complaint. The pace was good and steady. I liked the use of segments in the beginning to kind of show a quick flashback of each characters lives. This added a depth I didn’t know I needed. I also loved the switch in scenery. I visited Ireland and I got the same feeling from this book that I got when I went there. It was like another world. I feel that the author described Scotland in a way that not much has changed over the years. It is like a glimpse back in time. Then you switch to New York and you get the US feeling from it. I liked that. My only complaint is the continued segments in the book. I felt at times it took away from the book and confused me.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. I would read it again. I thought that the overall theme and the way the author wrote the scenery was satisfactory. I really felt as if I was in a small Scottish village at times. I like how the author explored the topic of abuse as well. It was done in a realistic way. Great job.

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

Savage is a story of fighting your own demons and chasing hope through love. A contemporary romance with a dark fairytale vibe set in the majestic Scotland. I fell in love with the characters and the vividly described scenery. - Elena's Book Blog
Savage was an absolutely breathtaking read. From start to finish, L.A. paints incredibly vivid pictures that make you feel like you're actually in the old castles on the rolling hills of Scotland. It was a masterpiece from beginning to end. -Sophie, Bookalicious Babes
LA Fiore weaved together the perfect romance with Savage. I fell in love with Brochan and Lizzie so completely I never wanted the book to end. - Author Jessica Prince
The author did a brilliant job bringing Scotland alive, everything was told in such graphic detail that if I closed my eyes I was taken on a mystical journey. Definitely a highly recommended one click come release day, this is a journey you will want to go on. –Kitty Kat’s Crazy About Books
Both the main characters were amazing. I ADORED Lizzie. She was smart. She was a fighter. She was feisty. She had a huge heart and accepted everything that was Brochan without censor or hesitation. Brochan was a bit more complicated. He had that sexy, brooding thing down to a science. –Eve, Between the Bookends




L.A. Fiore is the author of several books including Beautifully Damaged, Collecting the Pieces and His Light in the Dark. Her favorite movie is Star Wars, a love her son shares. They hope to build their own Millennium Falcon one day. She would like to meet the Winchester Boys to thank them for enlightening her on the versatility of salt as not just a food enhancer, but as protection from supernatural threats. And she thinks it would be interesting to be a zombie, to get an idea of what life is like as a brain-addicted fiend so she can be their voice to tell their side of the story. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and kids, their two spoiled cats and their awesome dog.




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