New Release ~ Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin ~ Review

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Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin

Release Date September 15, 2015
Bad Romance

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Seven years in the army will change a guy. But after a shoulder wound ends his career as a sniper, Jackson Worthington finds himself back home, fighting a battle that’s all too familiar: keeping his hands off Lily Hastings. She’s still her rich daddy’s little angel, innocent, impossibly lovely, as squeaky-clean as Jackson is dirty. And she’s still his stepsister—forbidden but not forgotten, not after the soul-melting kiss that got him kicked out of the house at eighteen. He couldn’t resist her then. How the hell can he resist her now?

Lily is about to marry a man she doesn’t love, and commit to a high-stress job she hates, all to please the father who controls every waking moment of her life. On top of everything, her teenage crush is back, with a sleek, chiseled body and a trace of the rebellious boy whose lips sealed her fate. Jackson’s timing couldn’t be worse . . . or better. Because Lily’s all grown up, too. She’s aching for another taste. And for the first time, she’s ready to be a bad girl.
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Jackson and Lilly are step-siblings. In the eyes of his mother and her father, their attraction to each other is forbidden. Jackson is kicked out, joins the military, Lilly writes him, years pass and then they have a chance encounter in a bar when he arrives home. The circumstances came across as far-fetched. The chances they’d run in to one another. And if he was so eager to escape the hook of his stepfather and the way his mother treated him, why return to the same city. All these thoughts were running through my mind. I tend to root for the underdog and Jen’s words painted a picture of longing and completeness that Jackson and Lilly provided for each other and because of this, I wanted them to find their HEA. Lilly’s battling what she should do as she’s always done what her father says. Jackson pushes for her to stand up for herself. The back and forth was appropriate. Seeing them fight against what they weren’t sure was “wrong” or “acceptable” and to whose opinion mattered: theirs or others. My stomach didn’t knot, my feels didn’t feel out of control, I was just content with how their story ended. I was hoping for more feels. If you enjoy reading about a fight for love others think is forbidden…give this a try and find your next book crush!! Jackson is definitely crush-worthy!! Rating: 3.5 stars

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A Shattered Moment by Tiffany King ~ Review

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A Shattered Moment by Tiffany King

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Six friends—fresh from high school graduation—discover that the future can come at you from out of nowhere.

This is Mackenzie’s story…

Mackenzie Wilson once had hope for what life had to offer, but everything changed on the night of her graduation. A year later, the only way she can find comfort is by keeping her head down and hoping she remains unnoticed at college.

When Bentley James discovered Mac in that twisted SUV, he was just a newbie EMT on his first call. It was a gut-wrenching moment that made him realize not everyone can be saved—and sometimes they don’t want to be.

A chance encounter on campus brings Bentley back into Mac’s life. Despite her initial resistance, he sets out to discover the girl hiding beneath a shield of seclusion. He evokes painful memories in Mac—but also feelings. As the spark between them grows, Mac must decide if she can let go of the past and believe in something as fragile as love…
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A single moment in our life can change its direction, shattering it into a million pieces. Each moment that is shattered only a fragment of the life we planned and knew.
Tiffany King beautifully captures Mac’s story as her life is smashed and shattered in one instant. But Mac’s story is more than that second and everything that lead her there. Mac’s story is of healing physically, mentally and emotionally; putting together the shattered pieces of that moment and creating something new. She suffers not just the physical injuries but of guilt of surviving. This book is filled with great characters, building faith and hope. Bentley came along in Mac’s life at two very important, critical moments and both times helped her live.
This book is a glorious journey and written with strength. Grab a few tissues and give this a try! 4.0 Stars

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Manwhore by Katy Evans ~ Review

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Manwhore by Katy Evans
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Is it possible to expose Chicago’s hottest player—without getting played?

This is the story I’ve been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.

Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he’s been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that’s where I come in.

Assigned to investigate Saint and reveal his elusive personality, I’m determined to make him the story that will change my career.

But I never imagined he would change my life. Bit by bit, I start to wonder if I’m the one discovering him…or if he’s uncovering me.

What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?
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Who is Malcolm Saint?!?! Rachel Livingston is taking the opportunity of a lifetime to dig up the dirt on this enigmatic, ultimate sexy billionaire playboy. These characters are brought to life to entice us with the allure, tension and passion!
Katy Evans turns a manwhore into a saint and I say hallelujah!!! This is a MUST read and devour book that will keep wanting more – Saint! 4.0 Stars

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In Her Wake (Ten Tiny Breaths #.5) by KA Tucker

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In Her Wake (Ten Tiny Breaths #.5) by KA Tucker
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Before you knew him as Trent in Ten Tiny Breaths, he was Cole Reynolds—and he had it all. Until one night when he makes a fatal, wrong decision…and loses everything.

When a drunken night out at a Michigan State college party results in the death of six people, Cole must come to terms with his part in the tragedy. Normally, he’d be able to lean on his best friends—the ones who have been in his life since he could barely walk. Only, they’re gone. Worse, there’s the shattered body of a sixteen-year-old girl lying somewhere in a hospital bed, her entire life ripped from her because of a case of beer and a set of keys.

Everyone assures him that they know it wasn’t intentional, and yet he can’t ignore the weight of their gazes, the whispers behind his back. Nor can he shake the all-consuming guilt he feels every time he thinks of that girl who won’t so much as allow him near her hospital room to apologize. As the months go by and the shame and loneliness festers, Cole begins to lose his grip on what once was important—college, his girlfriend, his future. His life. It’s not until Cole hits rock-bottom that he can begin to see another way out of his personal hell: forgiveness.

And there’s only one person who can give that to him…
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In Her Wake was a fantastic novella or prequel to the Ten Tiny Breaths novel! Wow! Emotionally packed, author KA Tucker gives the reader some insight on what happened from Trent’s perspective and the impact one night had on his future which led him on the path of forgiveness. Powerful! Give this a try. 4.0 Stars

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Fixed On You by Laurelin Paige

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Fixed On You by Laurelin Paige

(Fixed #1)
Fixed on You

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Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Wither’s past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out — move up at the nightclub she works at and stay away from any guy who might trigger her obsessive love disorder. A perfect plan.
But what Alayna didn’t figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He’s smart, rich, and gorgeous — the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson’s fixed his sights on her. He wants her in his bed and makes no secret of it.

Avoiding him isn’t an option after he offers a business proposition she can’t turn down and she’s drawn further into his universe, unable to resist his gravitational pull. When she learns Hudson has a dark history of his own, she realizes too late that she’s fallen for the worst man she could possibly get involved with. Or maybe their less than ideal pasts give them an opportunity to heal each other and finally find the love their lives have been missing.
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I tend to enjoy a book that isn’t all hearts and roses and warm fuzzy feelings. What I loved about Fixed On You: the heroines is kind of messed up; like borderline whacko messed up. What I didn’t like too much: the insta-relationship and finding a connection with the leading man. Give me a little angst and the chase and I’m a happy girl.
That being said, there is much to love about this story. Again, I loved Alayna who is dealing with some serious stalker-ish, nut job issues but she is smart and professional. She’s educated and she’s dealing with her issues. Then along comes Hudson who is dark and mysterious and he’s got his own bag of problems. They are so wrong for each other, yet oh so right. And their problems??…nothing a little “sexual healing” can’t help!! The story has a quick pace and there is plenty of sexiness and steam. I feel that although there is a quick pace, the story is developing a little slower and we will find out more revelations in the series! The writing was technically sound and Laurelin Page is a solid story teller. Give this a try, get Fixed and find your next book crush! 4.0 Stars

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You Really Got Me by Erika Kelly

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You Really Got Me by Erika Kelly
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The first irresistible novel in a hot new series about a rock star on his way up—and the woman he wants to take all the way…

Emmie Valencia has what it takes to be the music industry’s hottest band manager. She just needs to prove it. Determined to discover a killer new band, Emmie is ready to make her move. First stop: Austin, Texas.

As a sizzling-hot lead singer, Slater Vaughn has no trouble raising heart rates—but his band’s been flat-lining for years. When Emmie, his bandmate’s sister, crashes with them in exchange for some free management, her industry know-how lands them a spot in the biggest music festival in Texas. But it isn’t just her business acumen that catches Slater’s attention. Emmie is sexy and warm, and—for the first time in his life—he wants more.

But as irresistible as Slater is, Emmie is done with musicians. In her experience, a man can’t be a rock star and someone to trust with your heart—but Slater is determined to show her he’s both.
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Emmie is a PA in the music industry but wants a chance to prove her ability in discovering the next new “hit” band. Unfortunately her boss finds her to valuable as his assistant to ever want to let her off the leash. She takes matters into her own hand and head to Austin to hang out with her brother’s band. Along the way she decides to make a bit of an unconventional “to do” list. Although he wasn’t on her list, Slater the sexy hot leader singer of the band she lends her skills to, will Emmie continue to stay away from romance with rockers? Slater was more than the sexy, delicious lead singer in the band. He has more to offer and discovers he wants more out of life.
What I loved about You Really Got Me: the characters were interesting and had some depth. The author brought each character to life through the pages. They were endearing, charming, laughable and mostly genuinely likeable. The story wasn’t rushed and there was enough tension that built to put the reader on edge. The writing style was easy to grasp mixed with enough to leave you wanting more. Give this a try and find your next book crush! 4.0 ‘You Got Me’ Stars

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Falling In (the Surrender Trilogy #1) by Lydia Michaels

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Falling In by Lydia Michaels

the Surrender Trilogy #1
Falling In

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The debut of an emotionally charged and highly erotic contemporary romance trilogy, in which love and trust are the most dangerous games of all…

With a dark past that would have shattered most people, Evelyn “Scout” Keats is doing what no one in her bleak world thinks possible—getting off the streets and leaving her impoverished life behind. She’s a new maid at the luxurious Patras Hotel, and aims to keep her job no matter what. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to sacrifice her dignity, or let anyone into her heart. The risk of losing either is just too great.

When hotel tycoon Lucian Patras discovers Evelyn in a compromising position, he uses everything at his disposal to seduce her—a proposition that both surprises and frightens her.

Ignorant to her true circumstances, Lucian relentlessly pursues Scout as a prize to be won. But he is soon given an unforgettable lesson in love and sacrifice when he learns how far Scout has gone to gain her independence and discovers that there are some things money can never buy.
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Falling In is filled with brokenness. My heart wept. What I loved: the leading lady, the anxiety building storytelling filled with emotional overload and mixed with lots of sexiness and mystery. What I didn’t love so much: well, really there wasn’t much I didn’t love, there may be similarities to other romances inasmuch as there is brokenness and the main male character is a successful businessman, but that is what we like about books – the fantasy.
I could not fathom the background of our heroine, Evelyn (Scout). Scout was such a strong, street-wise, determined woman filled with naivety. Scout is innocent and yet judicious. Her character was a conundrum and throughout Falling In the pieces to the puzzle that Scout is slowly revealed. Lucian is a character that I hated to love and loved to hate. He was complex, hard to read and we are never sure which side of him we would see. From demeaning to caring, strong and sexy – he was at the same time sweet and sexy and a major ass. Lucian is definitely broken and therein lies the irony with his relationship with Scout, as he seems like he is the success story as the millionaire bad boy, but there is much below the surface. Author Lydia Michaels’ writing was emotive, dark, light, sexy, mysterious and I found Falling In to be an easy read (and by that I mean it flowed well, had a strong development, execution and story. The writing was not a distraction from the story.) Falling In is the first book in the Surrender Trilogy) and I’m falling in! Give this a try and surrender to your next book crush. 4.0 Stars

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Deep Blue Eternity by Natasha Boyd

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Deep Blue Eternity by Natasha Boyd
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Livvy is on the run. And she’s escaped to the one place nobody will ever find her.

But the isolated cottage isn’t empty. Her refuge is home to a troubled stranger, Tom, there for reasons of his own.

In the intimacy of the abandoned cottage, and the remote wilderness of the island, the electrifying connection between them is impossible to ignore. Both running from their histories and shielding dark secrets, their pasts catch up with them and collide in an unimaginable way.

Deep emotions and powerful chemistry face a painful battle with the tangle of lies, and scars of the past. When the truth emerges, hearts will be shattered.
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A magnificent, emotional, powerful story filled with mystery and a tangle of deceit that both scars and heals the heart! This story is skillfully written with beautifully complex relationships. The island was imaginatively captured and created to depict beauty and isolation. A page turner fraught with sorrow and betrayal; filled with hope, love and forgiveness.
Tom and Livvy’s relationship evolves as they deal with their dark and torturing pasts to find comfort and solace.
Deep Blue Eternity is expressively and poetically written about the beauty that is found in the deep ugliness of life. A must have for your bedside and bookshelves! 5.0 Stars

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Playing It Safe by Barbie Bohrman

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Playing It Safe by Barbie Bohrman
Playing It Safe

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Julia Boyd has dated more than her share of jerks, and she’s done even pretending to like them. Putting her dating life on hold and focusing on her event planning career is a much safer bet for the blue-eyed blonde…until she meets her newest client.

Organizing the opening for an art gallery should be a breeze for Julia, but gallery owner Alex Holt is becoming very distracting. Tall and muscular with enough charisma and sexy dimples to make Julia swoon, Alex could be the perfect man. The two of them click immediately, creating enough witty banter to ignite sparks.

But just before flames of passion can erupt with Alex, Julia begins planning an engagement party…and learns the groom is Aiden, the man who broke her heart years ago. When Aiden admits that he still has feelings for Julia, everything changes. Should she seek shelter in the familiarity of the past, or should she risk everything on a brand-new love?
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I absolutely loved Julia. Her wit, humor, sarcasm and lack of filter made her an absolute favorite. There was a fixed grin on my face while inhaling the pages. Alex and Julia are a great match and author Barbie Bohrman’s writing was smooth, charming and entertaining. The character development was spot on and the story developed at a delicious pace. The supporting characters were fabulous, brought so much to the story that they really added to the book. Give this a try and find your next book crush. 4.5 Stars

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Begging for It by Lilah Pace ~ Review

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Begging for It by Lilah Pace

Release Date September 1, 2015
Begging for It

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The provocative author of Asking for It once again explores the dark side of erotic obsession, and the secrets that make it as dangerous as it is irresistible.

Some secrets should only be shared in the dark.

Jonah and Vivienne’s erotic bond—living out raw scenarios of captivity and force—began as no-strings sex between strangers who shared the same desires. Now the intimacy between them is turning into love, but it’s a love built on fantasies so extreme that exploring them makes guilt inescapable. But the risks they’re taking are far more dangerous than they’d imagined.

A stalker is terrorizing the city, and one of Jonah’s ex-lovers names him as a potential suspect to the police. Standing by a man under suspicion could cost Vivienne everything. But when Jonah’s stepfather takes advantage of the scandal to seize control of the Marks family fortune, Vivienne is drawn into her lover’s broken family and twisted past. Only then will she learn how dark the truth really is…
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Vivienne and Jonah are back. Their limits and boundaries are tested in this installment during their “play” scenes. Their morals and decisions are tested by outsiders’ allegations. Jonah feels forced to make a play and Vivienne feels pressured to perform. The acceptance that Vivienne welcomes is her breathe of fresh air: no ever gets fully better. The support Jonah and Vivienne provide for one another along with the support (given and received) from their friends and Jonah’s siblings helped make this installment the success it was for me, as a reader. Jonah and Vivienne’s pasts are secrets they’ve kept hidden and being shameful of it has not helped them move forward. The support necessary proves that what they’re working through is not a sole burden, but one others can help them with. Begging for It can imply many thinks, but I take from this novel that what Jonah and Vivienne were “begging for” is the strength…and that goal, they achieved!! Give this a try and find your next book crush!! Rating: 4.5 stars

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