Monday, March 30, 2015

Out today~ Jake Understood by Penelope Ward

From the New York Times bestselling author of Jake Undone, comes a full-length standalone companion novel and sequel. 

A different side to the story: Jake’s side.

“We’re getting a new roommate,” they said. 

I thought nothing of it...​until she walked in the door. Her hand trembled in mine as she looked at me with fearful eyes. My entire world spun on its axis. 


It was a mismatch made in heaven: innocent girl from the boonies moves in with tattooed, pierced, badboy engineer.  

I came up with a bet, a plan to tutor her in math and coach her through her phobias. What I wasn’t betting on was becoming addicted to her.

But I was living a double life on weekends, and once she found out about it, she’d be gone.

I had to protect myself and that meant one thing: I couldn’t fall in love. 

In Jake Understood, pivotal scenes from Jake Undone are retold from Jake’s point of view combined with all-new material from both the past and present time where Jake Undone left off. It can stand alone but if both books are read, should follow Jake Undone. Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ony For Her by Cristin Harber ~ Review

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The second installment in the Only series. Must read book one first!! First loves never die but Grayson Ford comes close. Bleeding out in a war zone, he barters with God. Bring him back alive, and he'll make it right with his girl. All I want is Emma. I need her, and I fight for her memory. A story. A smile. Anything. But it's all blank. Emma is not his girl anymore. Time has skipped by and life's been hard. She strips to pay the bills, waitresses to fill the hours between classes and her third job. All while working to be the best mama she can be to the little girl who will never know her daddy. Even though Grayson abandoned her, she mourned his death. Until he calls, and everything she knew was wrong. It's him. The him that ruined my life. That made my life. That confused my mind to the point that I can't figure out if I've been destroyed or set free. The him that... is... dead. He's back with one objective--Emma Kingsley--and she never sees it coming. Only for Her, Only #2 The novella series will release in its entirety this spring.
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~~My Review ~~

Only for Her by Cristin Harber
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

*Warning* This may contain spoilers if you haven’t read Only for Him.

Only for Her by Cristin Harber is part two in the Only series. The story picks up right where Only for Him leaves off. Emma is raising her 3 year old daughter, taking college classes and working two jobs. She is doing anything to make ends meet and keep her daughter happy and healthy. Grayson is presumed dead, but he’s actually not. Being the lone survivor after his troop is ambushed, Grayson has only one thing left on his mind. Getting back to the woman he loves and left behind.

The Only series are all novella’s, so the stories are all fast paced reads. Only for Her takes place mostly in the span of a day. Emma and Grayson haven’t seen each other for a few years, so they have a lot to catch up on. I became invested in these characters since I read Only for Him, so I can’t wait for the third installment to find out how everything will play out after the cliffhanger of Only for Her.

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Only for Him (Only, #1)

  ABOUT CRISTIN HARBER Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She writes sexy, steamy romantic suspense and military romance. Readers voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was both a #1 romantic suspense and #1 military romance bestseller. Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Team Titan Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads You can become a Titan Agent for exclusive scenes, details, and more! Visit the official Titan website here! Text TITAN to 66866 to sign up for exclusive emails!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Reckless Love by Kendall Ryan ~ Review

Reckless Love (Hard to Love, #2)

Reckless Love by Kendall Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars

Let me start off by saying I love Kendall Ryan’s books. Her story telling and writing style is my cup of tea. I liked Reckless Love but I didn’t love it like I was hoping too. I think my main issue with it was Mackenzie. I never really connected with her character or liked a lot of her decisions. Ian on the other hand, I loved. He was sweet, kind, protective and hot!!!! He was a little stand offish at first, but when he committed he was all in.

Reckless Love is the story of Ian and Mackenzie, for those of you who have read Hard to Love, you’ll remember them as friends of Cade and Alexa. Kenzie has started working as an on-site nurse in the same gym that Ian trains in. After one night that almost leads to a one night stand, but didn’t, Kenzie and Ian have kept their distance from each other. As Ian continues to train for his upcoming fight with the help of Kenzie, they both find it harder and harder to fight their feelings for each other. With Ian’s “rules” to help him stay focused before a fight and Kenzie dating the owner of the gym, drama ensues that keeps a line between Ian and Mackenzie.

Reckless Love is a quick, easy read and it was nice to see Alexa and Cade again and see where their relationship had grown too.

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Hard to Love (Hard to Love, #1)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Royals Saga series by Geneva Lee

When he kissed me, I was shocked. He was a stranger and still so familiar. It wasn't until I woke up to my picture splashed on the cover of tabloids that I realized I knew who he was.

Prince Alexander of Cambridge.

Royal bad boy.

Exiled heir to the throne.

He isn't Prince Charming. He's controlling. He's demanding. He's dangerous. And I can't say no to him.

We both have secrets—secrets that could tear us apart or drive us closer together—and as the paparazzi exposes each one, I have to decide just how far I'm willing to go for King and Country.

For readers 18 and up due to mature, erotic scenarios.

Formerly titled For King and Country

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“I am blown away by the series!! Ladies, you need to read this!! It’s like crack!! The Prince is one kinky f*cker and I loved it !!”
-Schemxy Girls Book Blog
“If I didn’t already love his royal domineering ass, I would have fallen for him here. I can’t wait for the final book.”
-Cocktails and Books

Alexander had the world at his feet and me on my knees until secrets tore us apart.
I should stay away from him. I should run. But I’m addicted to the pleasure and the pain.
He warned me about his dark side...about his past. But I have a dark side, too. Together we’ll conquer our demons...if we don’t destroy each other first.
Love doesn’t always conquer all, but it can Conquer Me.

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Geneva Lee is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contem- porary romance. She lives in Kansas City with her family.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Unwritten by Melody Grace ~ Review

Unwritten (Beachwood Bay, #7)

Unwritten by Melody Grace
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed Unwritten. It was nice to get back to Beachwood Bay and all the characters I’ve loved from the past books in this series. Unwritten is book seven in the series and still as good as the rest.

Unwritten centers on Tegan’s best friend Zoey and her brother Blake. Zoey has been in love with Blake for years. Finally, one New Year Zoey decides to see if the connection she feels to Blake is only one sided. With one kiss everything changes between Zoey and Blake.

Blake is back in Beachwood Bay working on a low budget movie, what he wasn’t expecting was Zoey to be working on it too. The more time they start to spend together the more their feelings for each other grow, only one problem, Blake. He kept letting his head get in the way of his heart.

My only problem with the story was Blake, he was so hot and cold most of the book. It really ticked me off because I liked Zoey. She was a sweet girl and was always rooting for him to successes, but he couldn’t get over his own insecurities.

Unwritten is a nice addition to the Beachwood Bay/Callahan’s series. It’s a fast read with some steam, humor and that will leave you with a smile on your face.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Review~ The Deal by Elle Kennedy

The Deal (Off-Campus, #1)

The Deal by Elle Kennedy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5+++++ Loved Garrett Stars

Major gushing ahead because I freaking loved this book!!!!

I think I found a new favorite series and it’s the Off-Campus series. From start to finish I didn’t want to put this book down. I know the story line is one I’m sure a lot of people have already read in the New Adult genre but for me it was the characters that gave this story so much life. The Deal was finally a story where I wasn’t annoyed with either of the main characters throughout the book. Elle Kennedy did a great job of creating two characters that were real and likeable, even though they were flawed just like everyone else. Hannah Wells is the shy, quiet wall flower and Garrett Graham is the cocky star hockey player that are total opposites, but together they are perfect for each other and Elle did a great job of making that believable.

The Deal had everything I love in a book, witty banter, steam, humor, (for those who have read it the locker room scene killed me. I laughed so hard during that) serious subject matter and a whole lot of heart. Plus there was Garrett Graham, that guy was so hard not to like, he was cocky but yet sweet and wouldn’t take no for an answer. I think I found a new guy to add to my book boyfriend list.

For those who are a fan Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wait for You series, then I really think you would like this book too. Even though the stories are different they have the same kind of feel to them. I’m so happy I picked up this book!

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Out~ Stealing Rose by Monica Murphy

We're celebrating the release of STEALING ROSE by Monica Murphy! Check out the excerpt below!

STEALING ROSE (The Fowler Sisters #2) by Monica Murphy
Adult Contemporary Romance

People say the youngest child has it easy, but nothing can be further from the truth. Unlike my two sisters, Violet and Lily, I’m never in the limelight. I just work my butt off for Fleur Cosmetics and get little to no thanks for it. I’ve been pushed too far one too many times, and I’m finally brave enough to do something about it.

Maybe my newfound courage has something to do with the amazing pink and white diamond necklace I wear to the party in Cannes. The instant those dazzling heirloom jewels touch my skin, they excite some deep, aching need inside. And when that guy—that totally gorgeous guy—locks eyes with me, I know this nice girl is going to be naughty.

For once it’s my turn. My turn to say no to my father, to outshine my sisters, to walk away from it all—straight into the arms of a mysterious stranger. But what if Caden is much more than I bargained for? Sure, he makes me feel sexy and free in a way I never have before, but there’s something else I can’t quite place—something dangerous. Maybe our “chance” meeting wasn’t so random. Maybe he was looking for me for a reason. Whatever his motive, there’s no going back now.

And maybe I don’t want to.

I sit on the edge of the mattress, not about to give up. I need to get closer to her and eventually get closer to that damn neck- lace she wore. Dexter wants it. He’s been hounding my ass for it. And I’ll get it.


I’d rather focus on her first. Earn her trust. So I’m not casing out her hotel room. I’m not looking for any stray jewelry lying around.

Hell, I’m in too deep now.

I’m here with Rose because I want to be, not because I want to steal something from her.

Yet. Don’t forget the “yet” part at the end of that last thought.
Yeah. Who wants to focus on trying to steal a necklace when I could be sliding back into bed with her? I want to feel the hot, tight clasp of her pussy milking my cock again. I want to feel her touch me, feel her lips on my skin, hear her moan when I hit a spot that feels particularly good. I want to learn all of those spots, memorize them for later. Because there will be a later for Rose and me. I plan on that. And she’d better plan on it too, no matter how much in denial she is.

“Rose.” She turns to look at me, her expression wary. Guarded. I know the feeling. More than anything, I know that look. I’ve been wearing the same guarded expression pretty much all my life. I trust no one. They’re all out to screw me over; it doesn’t matter who they are. I’ve become so good at playing the part, of being whoever I need to be at any given moment, I have no idea who the real me is anymore.

Being with Rose is the closest I’ve felt to myself since I don’t know when. I want to explore this. Explore what we share, what she makes me feel, what we are when we’re together.

She’s ready to kick me out and I’m ready to cling. Talk about a total role reversal. I need to get my head back on straight and focus.

“Caden.” She matches my tone, watching me expectantly. When I don’t say anything she rolls her eyes. “Do you realize I don’t even know your last name? What does that say about me, that I’d let you into my room and—fool around with you for hours and I don’t know your last name? It’s appalling behavior.”

“Appalling behavior? You sound like a crabby old school- teacher.” I want to laugh but I don’t. She’s dead serious. I think she’s just shocked herself with what we’ve done.

I’ve shocked myself too, but in a good way. While she acts like we’ve committed the ultimate sin.

“You wouldn’t understand.” She averts her head as if it pains her to look at me and I move closer to her, reaching out to tuck a stray strand of hair behind her ear.

“It’s Kingsley,” I murmur, wishing I could kiss her. Comfort her. But that’s not happening, not yet. I’ve got to take it slow.

She turns, a little gasp escaping her when she discovers how close I am. “What?”

“My last name. It’s Kingsley.”

“Are you serious? Of course it is.” She tosses her hands up in the air, making her breasts jiggle, and I jerk my gaze away from her chest.



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New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She's a workaholic who loves her job. When she's not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.
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Monday, March 2, 2015

Drawn to you by Serena Grey


Adult Contemporary Erotic Romance

Release: December 9, 2014


He thinks she's a hooker.

She thinks she's in love with someone else.

After one memorable night, Rachel Foster cannot stop thinking about sexy billionaire hotelier Landon Court, and the way his touch set her body on fire. But as far as she knows, she's never going to see him again, and that's okay, because she'd rather not risk falling for him anyway.

For Landon, one night is not enough. He wants Rachel, and he's not prepared to back down. He always gets what he wants, and she will not be an exception.

Unable to resist her attraction to Landon, Rachel decides to give him what he wants, but on her own terms.

One week. Just sex. No commitment.

What happens when love is not allowed, but everything else is?

About the Author

Serena Grey is a bestselling author of romance. Ever since Fifty Shades of Grey and the Crossfire series, she's had a thing for hot sexy billionaires and constantly tries to help them find happily-ever-afters in her books.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Design by R.S. Grey

Title: The Design
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: March 1, 2015
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Five minutes until the interview begins.

Fresh on the heels of her college graduation, Cameron Heart has landed an interview at a prestigious architecture firm.

Four minutes until the interview. 
She knows she’s only there because the owner, Grayson Cole, is her older sister’s friend.
Three minutes. 
For the last seven years, Grayson has been the most intimidating man Cammie has ever had the pleasure, or displeasure, of being around.
Two Minutes. 
But the job opportunity is too good to pass up. So, Cammie will have to ignore the fact that Grayson is handsome enough to have his own national holiday. 
After all, she shouldn’t feel that way about her new boss. And, he will be her new boss.

“I’m not scared of you,” I said with a confident smile.
“Perhaps we should fix that, Ms. Heart. Close the door.”

I paused just outside of the front doors and took a deep breath, trying to get my bearings. I was twenty minutes early for my interview. My outfit was still wrinkle-free. My pad-folio was filled with extra copies of my resume and reference letters, and I’d rehearsed every possible question that Grayson Cole would ask:
Greatest weakness? My inability to settle for anything less than what I deserve. I’m stubborn and persistent.
The honest answer? My inability to overcome my schoolgirl crush on you even though you’re a self-righteous ass.
I would NOT be giving him the honest answer.
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

The Design by R.S. Grey ~ Review

The Design

The Design by R.S. Grey
My rating:

3.5 Stars

The Design is a witty new romance by R.S. Grey and part of A Heart Novel series. You can read The Design as a stand-alone (I did) but if you don’t want to know about the couple from the previous book The Duet, I would recommend ready that first because Brooklyn and Jason show up a lot.

Cameron Heart has just landed the job of her dreams at one of the top architecture firms in L.A. The only problem is that the company is owned by the man she has had a crush on for years, Grayson Cole. Cammie is all for getting Grayson to see her as a hot adult and Grayson does everything he can not to see Cammie. With these two working so closely together, it become hard to fight off the growing feelings for each other.

My only issue with The Design was that I never felt a connection to Cammie or Grayson or the connection between them. There didn’t seem to be any real chemistry between the two characters.
Grayson attraction to Cammie seemed to come out of left field; there was no hint that he might feel more for Cammie then friendship.

I haven’t read The Duet but for those who have will be happy to know that Brooklyn and Jason are back. I did really like Brooklyn; she was an feisty overprotective sister.

The Duet (A Heart Novel)