Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst Review + **Giveaway**

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Synopisis

In charming Verily, New York, Kate Seymour has a smashing success with Kinnections, the matchmaking service she owns with her two best girlfriends. But Kate’s more than a savvy businesswoman: She’s gifted with a secret power, a jolting touch that signals when love’s magic is at work. It rocked her when she picked up a strange volume of love spells in the town’s used bookstore . . . and it zapped her again when she encountered Slade Montgomery, the hot-tempered— and hot-bodied—divorce lawyer who storms into Kinnections demanding proof that playing Cupid won’t destroy his vulnerable sister, Kate’s newest client. The only way to convince this cynic that she’s no fraud, and that love is no mirage, is for Kate to meet his audacious challenge: find him his dream woman. Can Kate keep their relationship strictly business when her electrifying attraction nearly knocked her off her feet? Or has the matchmaker finally met her match?

Review

bigstock_Five_stars_Mesh_13933472Sweet, Sexy and Seductive.  Searching for Someday takes you on a emotional journey that will have you laughing, crying, and dare I say, quite sexually frustrated.  By the end of this journey you will be hot and bothered by Slade “Sexy Pants” Montgomery.  The man is like ice cream on a stick that you want to lick slowly over and over again.  He is so cold but when he and Kate kiss, that ice around his heart gets a jolt of electricity that causes is to begin to melt.  Kate is sinfully seductive and she doesn’t know it.  She is a tender hearted soul who is caring and kind and is looking for a man that can offer her all of his heart and soul to her.   Slade believes that feelings of love are a by-product of oxytocin that is released after sex.  So why did she just feel the undeniable spark for the sexiest divorce lawyer in town who is dead set against ever finding love?  Her senses must be wrong because there is no way in hell that Mr. Sexy Pants is her soul mate.

This book was such a fun and sexy read.  The witty banter between the characters was fabulous and kept me rolling with laughter. While the scorching electricity between these two made my temperature rise and my cheeks blush.  Yes, this book has some steamy sex scenes that have you looking around you, to make sure no one is watching you while you are reading.  I love that characters from the marriage series make a brief appearance in this book.  It was fun to see Maggie and Alexa, if only for a moment.

Jennifer delivers a deliciously lustful love story with a sinfully sexy alpha male, and a seductive, yet stubborn, alpha female.  I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

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About the Author

jenniferJennifer Probst is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of both sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her novel, The Marriage Bargain, was the #6 Bestselling Book on Amazon for 2012. Her first children’s book, Buffy and the Carrot, was co-written with her 12 year old niece, and her short story, “A Life Worth Living” chronicles the life of a shelter dog. She makes her home in New York with her sons, husband, two rescue dogs, and a house that never seems to be clean. She loves hearing from all readers! Stop by her website at http://www.jenniferprobst.com for all her upcoming releases, news and street team information.

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Going Home Again By Abby Cavenaugh Book Blitz, Review, + **Giveaway**

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Synopsis

Alyssa Jones’s high school crush probably never knew she existed.

Twenty years later, when the now-famous pop star returns home to coastal North Carolina, Alyssa gets a second chance to make a first impression on Michael.

On sabbatical from his failing marriage, Michael agrees to an interview with Alyssa, a journalist for the local tourist magazine.

When the chemistry between them ignites, Alyssa and Michael are hit with the harsh reality that he isn’t yet free to love her.

With Michael’s wife and son still very much in the picture, can Alyssa hold out until he ends his marriage for good?

Review

4.5 Stars

A sweet and seductive love story. My heart was on a roller coaster ride from the start. This story is so different then other romance novels I have read. There is still spice and heat along with some very steamy sex scenes, however there is also realism that reaches in and grabs a hold of your soul. This is not your easy peasy HEA. This is an ugly nasty divorce. He did not just have to sweep her of her feet. Instead Mike and Alyssa became a united front and had to work at their relationship.

I fell in love with Alyssa because she was so kind and caring and really loved Michael with all her heart. But, my heart cried out for Tina because I know what it is like to have the one you love swept away by someone else. I felt that Michael was really a good guy that just did not use good judgement and his son Sammy made my heart break.  Divorce is really hard on kids and Sammy was a trooper. The author did an excellent job telling this story and showing how love can blossom even in the worst circumstances.  Going home again is a real love story that is gritty and heart wrenching to the core.
 

About the Author
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Abby Cavenaugh is a writer of romantic women’s fiction and YA paranormal. She is a newspaper editor by day, but dreams of someday retiring to the North Carolina coast to write books full-time. She lives near Charlotte with her twin sister, also a writer, six-year-old niece and crazy cat, Gus, and is driven by dreams, Diet Coke and chocolate.
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Clutch by Tess Oliver Blog Tour + Review**Giveaway**

 

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Synopsis:

When Taylor Flinn’s parents shipped her off to an aunt for her last year of high school, James “Clutch” Mason had convinced himself it was for the best. Taylor, the wild, impulsive and far-too-appealing seventeen-year-old had been driving him nuts. Her school girl crush on him had been the last thing he needed. Now he had time to concentrate on his booming classic car part business, his new found love–drag racing, and keeping his twenty-year-old brother Barrett out of trouble. But when Taylor returns from her aunt’s more grown up, utterly seductive, and attached to another guy, Clutch realizes that the only thing he ever needed or wanted was Taylor Flinn.

Excerpt

She came around the corner, unexpectedly and like a hurricane of stars. My mind went completely blank. I hung up and stuck the phone in my pocket.  Taylor’s long lashes curtained her smooth cheeks as she dropped her gaze.  The adrenaline rush left behind from getting my hands on a sixty-five Shelby morphed into an explosion of every emotion I’d ever felt. I lunged forward and grabbed her hand. She gasped as I dragged her around the back of the building. I pressed her up against the bricks and stared down at her.

My Review
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What girl does not love a story about strong and sexy mechanics that restore classic cars and drag race them?  This story was smoking hot from the very start.  Clutch is a handsome viking that has huge heart that made my heart swoon. He has the whole package if you know what I mean.  Taylor is a sexy vixen that Clutch has denied himself for far too long.  She may have been out of sight but was never out of his mind.  Clutch’s first smoldering kiss with Taylor in over a year had my heart racing and my face flushed.  The chemistry is so sizzling hot between Clutch and Taylor that I had to pour myself a glass of ice water to bring my temperature down.  Whew!
I immensely enjoyed this book so much that I had to see if Tess Oliver had written any others in this series.  I was so excited to find Nix and Scotlyn’s story that I bought it right away.  Another review to come Tess Oliver.  Bravo on a job well done.
If you like hot sweaty mechanics and forbidden love you will immensely enjoy clutch.

About the Author

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Tess Oliver is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of Freefall (Custom Culture, #1). She is also a full time teacher and lives in California with her husband, two kids, and a pack of pampered pets. She loves horses, chocolate, and Jane Austen books. She has a BS in Nutrition Science and a MA in Curriculum and Instruction.

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Christmas Catch by Chelsea M. Cameron Review + **Giveaway**

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Synopsis

Two years ago, when Ivy Emerson bailed from the tiny fishing village she’d grown up in to go to Columbia, Sawyer McCallister was the only thing she was sad to leave behind, and she still didn’t look back. But when her mother guilts her into coming home for Christmas, she crashes headfirst into Sawyer, who’s also returned after being away.

Now that they’ve both been dragged back to Saltwater, Maine, they might just realize it’s where they belong. Together.

 Excerpt

 “Need some help?” This is not happening.

I turn around slowly. The first thing I see is a truck I haven’t seen since high school. The second is the guy I haven’t seen since high school.

“Ivy?” His hair’s a little longer, and his face is a little leaner. He looks . . . older. But his eyes. They’re still the same.

“Sawyer,” I whisper, because I can’t believe it’s him. What the hell is he doing here?

A car drives behind Sawyer, honks, and he waves them on. The two of us are frozen, unable to move. At least I am. He recovers first.

“I have a chain in the back. I can get you out of there.”

“Okay,” I say as he pulls in front of my car and then gets out. He seems taller, but that can’t be. He’s wearing a thick blue Carhartt jacket, torn jeans and work boots. He moves to the back of the truck and gets a chain out, which he hooks to the tow hook on the back of my car and then to his truck. He hasn’t said a word.

“Okay, get in,” he says and I get back in my car. With a minimum of revving of his engine and mine, we get my car out of the ditch. I get out to thank him.

Instead, I say, “What are you doing back here?” He wraps up the chain and doesn’t meet my eyes.

“My dad died,” he says as he tosses the chain in the bed of the truck. “Bye, Ivy.” And as quickly as he appeared, he’s gone, and the only remnant of is being here is the cloud of exhaust from his truck.

I slump against my car and raise my head. Snow is just starting to fall, melting as soon as it hits the pavement.

This goddamn town.

My Review

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Do you ever get over your first love? Long distance relationships cant possibly last can they?

The snowflakes begin to melt when Ivy finds herself back in Sawyers arms.  Sawyer has been miserable with his Ivy.  He needs her like he needs the air he breathes.  She took a piece of his heart when she left and he wants it back.  Ivy cannot stand Saltwater, Maine. She hates the small town and cant stand how everyone is always butting into each others business. Ivy cant deny the feeling she has for Sawyer.  There has been no one else in her life since she left.

Can their love survive the distance?

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The Thrill Of It by Lauren Blakely Blog Tour + Review + **Giveaway**

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Synopsis:
A new adult story of Love. Sex. Addiction. Blackmail. And Power…

Some say love can be an addiction. Others say it’s the thing that makes life worth living. Let me tell you everything I know about love…Love isn’t patient, love isn’t kind. Love is a game, a chase. A thrill. Love is wild and war-like, and every man and woman must fight for themselves. At least that’s how it was for me. A high-priced virgin call girl by the time I started college, I was addicted to love and to sex. Even though I’ve never had either. I controlled love, played it, and held the world in the palm of my hands. Then I fell down from those highs, and I’m being blackmailed for all my mistakes, forced to keep secrets from everyone, except the only guy I don’t regret.

Trey…

With all the other women, I knew what they were. They were temporary. They were pills, they were bottles, they took away all the pain, and numbed the awful memories that wore down my ragged, wasted heart. Until I met Harley. She’s the only girl I ever missed when she walked away. But now she’s back in my life, every day, and there are no guarantees for us, especially since I don’t know how to tell her my secrets. What happened to my family. All I know is she’s the closest I’ve ever come to something real, and I want to feel every second of it.

How can you love with no regrets when regret is all you know?

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Excerpt

She parts her lips as if she’s about to say something, then stops herself. She looks down, breathes out hard, then takes a sip.

“What is it?” I ask softly.

“Is it because they were easy or you were so good?”

I bite my lip for a second, trying not to let her question make me all crazy inside for her. But I am that way. Even more so because she’s blushing now. Red is rushing to her cheeks in splotches.

“You think I’m good?”

“Yes,” she says in a breathy voice that sends a buzz through my whole body.

“But you knew that.”

I shake my head. I did know that. But I don’t know that either. I don’t know anything with her. I don’t know what’s real and what’s a game.

“I didn’t know that,”

I say, and maybe I’m lying, but I can’t help it.

I want to hear her say it, even though this is the riskiest thing to do in the world. To tread on this territory of us, of the almost-sex we had. I’m already burning up, I am hot all over.

She raises her eyes, meets my gaze.

“You know what I told you that night. I mean, I don’t have anything to compare it to –“

I cut her off. “–Good.”

“But I’ve never let anyone do that to me before.”

She said that the night we were together. It made me feel electric all over hearing it from a hot girl I wanted to have a one-night stand with, a last fling before I went on the wagon. Hearing it now, knowing her, understanding her, being privy to all her deep, dark secrets is the biggest fucking turn-on of my life. I’m dying for her to touch me right now, even though I know we won’t go there, but I want it so badly. I want to feel her hands on me, I want her to unzip my jeans and do something about how fucking uncomfortable I am right now with my dick straining hard against the fly.

“Yeah?”

I say in a hoarse voice because I can’t manage sentences, much less coherent thought. I can’t move either, because if I shift an inch, I will lunge at her, pull her under me, and fumble at all our zippers to get our clothes off. And I can’t, can’t, can’t do that to her. She’s a virgin, and she’s messed in the head, and if I take her virginity because she winds me up with a few words then I am more of an ass than those pathetic men who hired her.

“I told you that, Trey,”

she says softly, and there’s something about this moment that feels like a confessional, like she needs to tell me these things, like she has to say them.

“No one has ever made me come. I’ve never let anyone touch me. I never wanted to be touched. I never even knew what it would feel like to have someone do that,”

she says and licks her lips, and I am dying. Completely dying right now. My hands are twitching, and I grip hard on the beer bottle, so hard I could break it, but I have to hold onto something, because all I want right now is to touch her. The whole living room is burning, the space between us is hot and humming and full of all this hazy desire I feel, and it’s taking over my body, my brain, my heart, and the air between us. If I weren’t already sitting down, I might collapse. Because this feeling is knocking breath out of me. It is staggering.

“Harley,” I say in a low voice.

“Trey, what happened last night?

 My Review

5 Hearts

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The Thrill of It is a sinfully dark and heart wrenching love story unlike anything I have ever read before. I am still feeling the aftereffects of the roller coaster of emotions I felt while reading this story. The Thrill of It pierced my soul and left me shaking. This is unlike any of Lauren’s other books. 

From the very beginning my heart breaks for Harley. She is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside even though she doesn’t believe it. I kept asking myself how she got herself in such a horrible situation. This book is written to where the events that led to the current situation are not revealed until the end. This kept me on edge and gripped my heartstrings. I did not want to believe what I was reading. This could not be happening. How could it?

Trey was a mystery to me. Is he a good guy or a bad guy? Why is he drawn to Harley? She is so young and he is into older women, not 19 year old virgins.  It frightens me to the core that he is going to break her heart. Trey is seriously damaged and is broadcasting his pain through the tattoos inked on his body. He is holding on to horrible memories that are tearing him up inside and he will not let anyone in.

Then there is Cam. He is like a slime ball used car salesman that you want to hate, but at the same time you feel sorry for him. How could he stoop so low?

The chemistry between Trey and Harley is scorching hot. Harley experiences pleasure like she has never known before. Trey’s dirty thoughts get my heart racing and my panties wet. Look out ladies you may need to break out B.O.B. when you read what is going through Trey’s dirty mind. Lauren hits a home run in seduction once again.

In the end, can true love survive between Trey and Harley when they are so irrevocably damaged? I sure hope so. We will just have to wait and see…

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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in her upcoming novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. On October 21 she’ll release the sexy rock star romance Far Too Tempting, and on November 21 she’ll release her edgy new adult novel THE THRILL OF IT. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.
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Finding the Right Girl by Violet Duke Official Blog Tour + **Giveaway**

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Synopsis

Brian Sullivan has been in love twice in his lifetime. He lost his first love to early-onset Huntington’s, and he lost the other more recently…to his brother. And somehow, his heart has managed to heal itself after both. Amazingly, without therapy. That doesn’t mean Brian hasn’t gotten more wary along the way, however. In fact, he’s been thinking lately that maybe his brother’s now retired nothing-but-flings rule isn’t such a bad idea. Unfortunately, being the nice guy poster boy and all, he isn’t exactly versed in the fine art of flings. So he looks to the outrageously ‘unique,’ provokingly button-pushing Tessa Daniels for a crash course.

There’s absolutely no way he’s falling in love with this one…right?

Tessa has no idea what she was thinking telling Brian that she was some sort of fling expert. She’s never been flung before and she sure as heck doesn’t know where or how to begin flinging a guy like Brian. It was a temporary lapse in sanity, really–no doubt because of the can’t-help-but-fall-for-him brain fuzz that hits her whenever he’s around. Not only does the man have her being more herself than she’s ever been in her life, but he’s the only person she knows who seems to have as many demons and skeletons in the closet as she does. What’s more, he’s got her thinking of the one thing she stopped letting herself even hope for years ago.

A happily ever after.

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“Babe we can’t,” he somehow managed to punch out.  Voice gravelly, he drew his hands back to safer territory and said roughly, “You’re hurting and your emotions have gone through the wringer tonight.  I can’t take advantage of you like that.”

And yet still, he couldn’t bear to let her go completely.

“Then don’t,” she replied simply, arms twining around his shoulders.  “Let me take advantage of you.”

Jerking back to put some head-clearing distance between them was about as painful as ripping off his own skin.

“Sweetheart, why don’t we just hang out tonight?  We can sit and talk more about those dickheads we ran into tonight if it’ll help, or we could just watch a movie…anything you want to do.”

He quickly snatched her wandering hands as they traveled down his lats and started tugging at the hem of his t-shirt.  “Anything except that,” he groaned.  “Work with me here, woman.”  Raggedly, he put his forehead against hers and counted to ten to try and find the tattered remains of his restraint.

The thought almost made him laugh.  Who was he kidding?  He had no restraint when it came to Tessa.  By the fifth second, his lips had already found their way back to hers.

And goddammit if her whole body didn’t just tremble right there in his arms.

She was just so mind-wreckingly responsive.  As usual, without even trying, she was driving him batshit crazy.

Tapping into a reserve even he didn’t know he had, he broke off the kiss and took another step away from her.

Then he watched in sad disbelief as her expression became completely shuttered a half an instant later—closing him out behind the walls of a now ten-story castle and a moat filled with fire-breathing piranhas.

The lightning quick response time of her defenses was a punch to his gut, a tragic reminder of how much she’d been through, how hard she’d had to fight to not let it all destroy her.

“Look Brian, if you don’t want to, you can just tell me you know.  I just thought we had something and we could have a great night exploring it.  But hey, I’m a big girl; you don’t have to make excuses to let me down easy…”

He gave her a look that said he wondered about her IQ before grabbing her hand and dragging it over the zipper of his jeans.  “Does that feel like I don’t want to?”

Her eyes widened, and her grip closed tight around him.

Bourbon soaked shards of glass went hissing down his throat.  “For chrissakes, stop.”  The blood supply in his brain was dipping down to a dangerous low.

And the damn temptress was clearly all torn up about it.  He glared at the smile she was biting back. “I’m glad you find this so amusing.”

“It’s not amusement, it’s relief.  Here I was thinking it was just me getting affected with my perpetually wet panties around you and all.”

A seriously pained groan escaped him then.  “To preserve my sanity—and your panties—don’t use the word wet in any more sentences tonight.”

She sighed.  “I really don’t know why you’re making such a big deal out of this.  It’s just sex.  I’m not looking for anything serious.  You heard Gavin earlier this evening.  Being the ‘good girl’ was never exactly my thing.”  She brushed up against the hardening ridge tenting his jeans to drive home her point.

With a muttered curse, he clamped one arm around her waist and tangled his free hand in her hair.  “Sweetheart, this thing between us is a big deal,” he said roughly, tugging gently on her hair and nearly losing it when she arched her back in response.  Her fitted tee was so paper-frickin’-thin.  One sharp yank was all it’d take to rip it right down the middle.

Jesus Christ, he needed to find some control. 

“Whether this thing between us lasts one night or ten, when, and yes I said when we have sex, I’ll make damn sure that every single second of it seeps into your bones, burns into your memory, and turns into a relentless craving that makes you forget all the assholes from your past.”  He ran his lips along the thrumming pulse at her throat.

“And if I’m really lucky, it’ll also help ruin you for all other men completely.”

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My Review

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Does true love only come once in a lifetime? How can you do everything right and still end up with a death sentence? Do you run and hide or do you love life to the fullest?

Brian Sullivan has done everything right. He was the rock his wife Beth needed when she was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease (HD). He stood by her even when she did not remember who he was. He is now the sole caregiver for his daughter Skylar and she is showing signs of having the horrible disease his wife fought for years. He really believed that Abby was the one for him, but she chose his brother Connor in the end. They are still really good friends, but it is not the same. He is so lost and lonely..

Tessa has done everything right. She took care of her sister and father when their HD was at its worst. She worked several jobs to keep them afloat and pay for their medical bills. Her mother walked out on them and left Tessa to pick up the pieces. She loved her family with all her heart and would not have given up her time with them for the world. She has never allowed anyone to get close to her for fear of losing them someday.

What happens when Brian and Tessa cross paths? Will each of them find the one person that can complete them? Could they have another chance at true love? Nobody else understands what it is like loosing someone to HD like they do. Or will this terrible disease drive a wedge between them and keep them from ever loving anyone again?

Violet does an excellent job teaching the reader about this terrible disease and the toll that it takes on the person that has HD as well as how it affects their friends and family. She shows us in this story that no matter how much time you might think you have on this earth, that you should live and love to the fullest. This book had me sobbing at one point and laughing at Tessa and her quirkiness that drove Brian mad. Brian is such a caring, kind soul and to top it off is smokin hot. He is an alpha male warrior when it comes to Tessa. I think his character might be have been inspired by MVD if I had to guess.

This book is about taking chances on love and living life to the fullest even in it’s darkest hours. If you like a hero and heroine that are willing to fight for each other and can beat the odds then you will love this wonderful love story.

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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. When she’s not arguing with her story characters or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, she enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools while trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first and cooking ‘special edition’ dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. Violet lives in Hawai’i with her two cute kids and similarly adorable husband.

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Off The Market Review, Sale + **Giveaway**

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Synopsis

Etta Davis didn’t have showing a house penciled into her Christmas plans, but with the other realtors already off enjoying their holiday, she’d been stuck with the task. It wasn’t all bad though, the house up for grabs used to belong to the family of her high school sweetheart, Andrew Lawson. Though now dilapidated, thanks to its current owners, it still held the power to bring back forgotten memories and turn the routine showing into something else entirely. Particularly when Andrew shows up, wanting to buy the house. Now Etta must decide whether a second chance is worth taking the house, and her heart, off the market.

My Review

3.5 Stars

Off the Market is a sweet and seductive short story about the one that got away.  Old flames begin to ignite when Etta and Andrew meet again at a showing of Andrew’s childhood home. It’s as if time stood still as old memories are triggered and sparks begin to fly.

I really enjoyed reading this novella. I wish it was a bit longer.  I would have liked to have seen additional plot twists and development.  This novella was a little too short for me. With that being said this is a novella and novellas are supposed to be short and sweet.

Off the Market is a sinfully sweet and decadent love story all wrapped up in a sexy little package that will get you into the holiday spirit.

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Small Town Siren by Sophie Oak-Scorching Hot Review

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Synopsis

Jack Barnes and Sam Fleetwood have been best friends since they met in foster care. They share a business as cattle ranchers and a house. All they need now is a woman to share. The men are sure they’ve found that woman when Abigail Moore returns to Willow Fork, TX. Abby left her hometown twenty years before under a cloud of scandal. She’s raised a daughter, forged a new life for herself, and is ready for the next phase when she meets the handsome cowboys. They’re a dream come true; Jack is the sexy Dom, and Sam the playful lover. It’s everything she’s ever fantasized about. There’s only one problem. She’s still not welcome in Willow Fork, and someone is willing to kill to keep her away. ** A Siren Erotic Romance.

My Review

5 Scorching Smutty Flames

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Hot Damn!  Small Town Siren had my heart pounding, my face flush, and my temperature rising.  This is one read where I looked around the room to make sure no one was watching me.  I almost had to break out B.O.B. or go track down Hubs to get some relief. Not for the faint of heart ladies.  This one is hot, smutty, sinfull, and steamy all wrapped up in two sexy cowboy packages.

Oh how I wish I was Abby Moore.  Who would not want two billionaire cowboys hell bent on giving so you much pleasure that you could die of an overdose of orgasms?  Sophie Oak takes and ordinary small town girl and makes her extraordinary.  Abby has worked so hard to prove to the town of Willow Fork that she is worthy of their respect.  She has become an amazing trauma nurse, but has taken a job in a diner while she helps out her ill mother.  She is quiet and keeps to herself trying to stay out of the towns spotlight.  People are still angry with her because of a tragic accident years ago.  It was not her fault.  She just needs to keep her head down until her mother is well enough to take care of herself. Then she can leave Willow Fork for good…

That plan goes to hell when Abby’s best friend Christa shares Abby’s dirty little secret with two of the hottest and richest men in town.  Sam and Jack know what they want and are not afraid to take it.  Now they have their eyes set on a feisty little red head and are not going to take no for an answer.

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Torn by Monica Murphy Review Tour and **Giveaway**

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Synopsis

 New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy mixes business with pleasure in the second book of her sexy Billionaire Bachelors Club series …

Marina Knight came to this party for one thing only: to slap Gage Emerson in the face. Poised to snatch up her family’s real estate empire, the sexy tycoon is on the verge of making an enemy for life—even if he can make her melt with a single kiss …

When Gage discovers that the alluring woman before him is the key to his latest acquisition, claiming her as his suddenly doesn’t seem quite so cut-and-dried. To get what he wants, he must get to know the fierce woman willing to face him down—as she steadily steals his heart.

Gage’s persistence and intense passion war with Marina’s determination to protect her family. As they delve deeper into an affair they didn’t see coming, Marina’s torn: Will she lose her heart to Gage—or everything she holds dear?

 My Review

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Holy Hotness!!!  The chemistry between Gage and Marina is smoldering.  This book had me fanning myself and my girl parts doing the happy dance.

Marina  Knight feels like her family sees her as a lost cause. They handed her the family’s bakery to run because they figured that she could not screw that up.  She has worked really hard to try to prove to them that she is a valuable asset to the family business. When her families empire starts to crumble, all of the hard work that she has put into the bakery may no longer matter.  She decides that she needs to market her business and goes to a networking event to meet possible business owners that might be willing to add some of her baked goods to their menus. And of course, as fate would have it, she crosses paths with the very man that might end up stealing her future.

Gage Emerson is here on a mission.  Find a member of the Molina family and convince them to sell him the property where Autumn Harvest currently resides.  He knows he can buy the property fix it up and sell or lease it and make a killing.  Then he sees her and his plan gets put on the back burner.   She is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen.  He feels butterflies in his stomach as he approaches her.  Almost immediately sparks begin to fly and he finds himself all choked up and struggling to speak to her.  And before he knows it he has insulted her and she is storming out the door.

I love the banter between Marina and Gage.  It seems as if neither of them has a filter when they are around one another.  Especially Gage.  Which is hysterically funny.  I really enjoyed the ass Gage made of himself time and time again.  Marina is perfect for Gage because she is Sassy Sicilian who calls him out on the rug.

“I am not forcing you into anything, Marina,” he says softly, his eyes glowing as they drink me in.  “Unless…you like it that way.”

Well, holy shit.  The man needs duct tape wound around his mouth about twenty times. He says the worst things ever.  “Did you really just say that?”

“Did I really just say what?”

“Is it just me you say idiotic, sexist, disgusting things to, or do you talk this way to all the women you encounter?”

He cracks his eyes open.  “Did I just really say that out loud?”

“Yep,” I confirm, enjoying his absolute misery.

This is just a taste of the witty banter between Gage and Molina that had me turning the pages until I finished this book at midnight last night.  I have never laughed so hard and at the same time been so turned on.  Gage can charm a girl out of her panties with just one heated look.

If you like hot headed Sicilian and man who cannot keep his foot out of his mouth, you will love Torn.

About the Author

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.

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Melody Grace With Every Heartbeat Cover Re-Reveal, Review, Author Interview, and **Giveaway**

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Excerpt

A new burst of music sounds, pulsating and wild, and suddenly, my thoughts fade clear away, blotted out as completely as the sun during an eclipse.

I see him.

Standing, poised, waiting for his intro, his body proud and arched, arms raised. There’s a girl waiting beside him, his partner, but I only have eyes for him.

God, he’s gorgeous. Dark curly hair, tanned skin, and piercing blue eyes that seem to shimmer against the gold of his skin. He’s dressed in a starched white shirt and tuxedo pants that fit him like a glove. The breath is sucked from my lungs, and I feel a thrill ripple through me, a sensation I’ve never known before: anticipation, as if I know something important is about to happen. Something life-changing.

And then he starts to dance.

Dear Lord …

I swear, time stops as I watch him move. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen: part Latin ballroom, part street, part modern contemporary. And all of it totally devastating.

I stare, awestruck, as he plays out a wicked game with his partner: bringing her in, sending her away, lifting her as effortlessly as if she was made of air. His movements are bold, dominating. There’s no cheap grinding, or tacky thrusts, but somehow, every step oozes sensuality, such an intimate connection between the dancers that I feel myself start to blush.

It’s mesmerizing, out of this world, and I’m completely lost to it, caught up in the story of love and betrayal they’re telling with their bodies until at last, he whirls her out one more time and then pulls her back; dipping her so low her hair grazes the ground.

They freeze there, holding the pose. There’s silence, so pure you could hear a pin drop, and in that moment, he lifts his head and looks out across the square.

Our eyes lock.

It’s only a split second, those piercing blue eyes on mine, but I feel the moment stretch for an eternity. His gaze crashes through me, setting every nerve and sense alight, as if I’m touchpaper and he’s a molten spark, dancing through my bloodstream.

And then the thunder of applause breaks the spell, and I realize I’m digging my nails into my palms, gasping for breath.

Who is this man?

Synopsis:

Rome. The city of young lovers, old secrets, and intoxicating new desire…

I thought I knew what I wanted in life. I thought my destiny was set. Then I met him, and everything changed.

Raphael is bold, passionate, and seductive. He sees something in me I never dreamed possible, and now he’s determined to show me a world beyond rules — a dance without limits. I want to trust him, but I’m scared. Because I know once I fall, there’ll be no going back.

An innocent dancer. A mysterious stranger. As Annalise is drawn deeper into the romantic delights of Rome, she’ll question everything she believed about her future. But with opening night looming, can she find the strength to risk it all? And will she be forced to choose between her one true love, ballet, and the new passion in her heart?

Find out in this enchanting new series from Melody Grace.

NYT and USA Today Bestselling author – Sawyer Bennett

 “Melody Grace has crafted a sweeping and emotional romance that pulls you in so deep, you won’t ever want to surface. It’s that good.” 

NYT Bestselling author – Lauren Blakely

“Breathtakingly intense and unbelievably sexy – WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT will have you packing your bags for Italy to go find a real-life Raphael. Another sizzling must-read from Melody Grace!”

 NYT Bestselling author – Monica Murphy

“WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT will touch your heart and stir your blood. Lush and enchanting, a must for all you Dirty Dancing fans!”

My Review

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“That’s the dangerous thing about the truth:  once you grasp it, it cannot be un-learned.”

Raphael is a molto caliente, and talented Italian modern dancer.  He lives to dance.  His father has never accepted that he chose dancing in a street troupe over attending school and becoming a successful businessman.

Annalise has been working her entire life trying to being the best ballerina she can be to make her mother proud.  She lives and breathes dancing, from the moment she awakes, until she goes to bed at night.  But, will she ever be good enough to live up to her mother expectations or will she constantly fail her?

Annalise and Raphael are kindred spirits brought together by destiny.

“I feel his eyes on me long after I turn away.  That night, when I fall asleep, I dream only of him: dancing alone in a moonlit square, his body a blur of perfect motion.  His eyes blazing pure as the heavens.”

The thing about destiny is that what’s meant to be, will be, no matter how hard you try to fight it.

Melody Grace does an excellent job in setting the stage and taking the reader behind the scenes and into the world of ballet.  I could see the dancers, feel their pain after working such long hours, and feel sorry for them when they had to walk away from the pizza and gelato to keep up their tiny figures.

The character development is this story is exceptional.  Annalise’s innocence and desire to please her mother really shines true. but Melody also shows you a strong, sexy, and mature young lady that can choose her own path and still be successful.  Annalise becomes Raphael’s rock because she believes in him with all of her heart.

If you love hot, sexy, Italian men, who know what they want, and will stop at nothing to get it, then you will adore “With Every Heartbeat”.

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Author Interview:

When did you realize that you wanted to be a writer?  When I was pretty young, about 11 or 12 years old. I would sit in the back of class scribbling bad poetry and lyrics in my notebooks 🙂 But I didn’t take it seriously until college, when I started working on my first novel. Then I was hooked!

Can you share a little bit about your writing process?  I’ll usually have a nugget of an idea, and let it sit in the back of my mind for a while, until more elements come together. Then I like to outline — I’m a nut for outlining! Some authors can write by the seat of their pants, but I like to know how the story ends before i begin. After that, it’s a question of being disciplined and getting words on the page until the dreaded first draft is done!

The next two questions are more for me and my indie author friends that are too afraid to push publish on amazon.

How did you know when your book was good enough that you should take the risk to self-publish? And once you did how did you go about promoting your book? It’s always scary, putting your work out there for people. I was lucky to have my amazing agent, Rebecca Friedman, holding my hand through the whole process. She was a huge support, and gave me the confidence to push forwards. UNBROKEN was a book I really believed in, and I felt like i had to get it out there and share it with the world!

To promote it, I learned from the best: I looked at some of the big names like Colleen Hoover, Cora Carmack and Emily Snow (authors I really love and respect) and saw how they built a readership through social media. There’s no cutting corners, you really have to put time and effort into being a part of the community, and build genuine relationships with bloggers and readers to make it work.

Do you have a favorite food or drink that you have to have when you are writing?

I am asking this because Ella Grace/ Christy Reece has to have chocolate and Lauren Blakely has to have tea or it is all down hill. 🙂

I have such a sweet tooth, it’s not even funny. I’m trying to cut back on cakes and muffins, but i’ll usually fold and get a blended creamy coffee drink to help me along.

Where do you draw inspiration for your characters?  All my characters are based a little bit on me… I try and ground them in emotions I’ve experienced, even if the details are different, to make that emotional connection with my readers.

I saw in your bio that you are a SoCal transplant. Where are you from originally?  I’m from a little village in the countryside in England, so I’m a long way from home! I love California, especially this time of year. It makes a change from freezing back home!

Do you have any brothers or sisters?  One sister, older. She says she can’t read my books, because she imagines me in all the sexy scenes! Ha, talk about a buzzkill.

Do you have any fun or interesting hobbies?  I need to get one! I’ve been writing full steam this year, so I’m looking for ways to relax… Maybe I should take up knitting for winter.

Who are your favorite authors?  On the indie side, I love Emily Snow, Lauren Blakely, Sawyer Bennet, Monica Murphy… The list goes on! I also love Marisa de los Santos, Eloisa James, and Sarah MacLean for my romance fix.

Is there any advice you can give to other indie authors out there?  Believe in your work, be open to critique, and never stop improving your craft. I look back at my early drafts and cringe, but you don’t get better unless you keep trying, so don’t give up!

About Melody Grace:

Melody Grace is the USA Today bestselling author of UNBROKEN and UNTOUCHED. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach-lover, she spent years with her nose in a book before deciding it was time to write them for herself. She loves bad boys, good books, and pistachio-flavored ice-cream.

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