Thursday, August 27, 2015

Review & Giveaway: Her Lucky Cowboy by Jennifer Ryan

Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men. 

Champion rodeo rider Dane Bowden is eight seconds from winning under the Vegas lights, one last hurrah before reluctantly returning to his family's Montana ranch. But his bull has other plans. When Dane wakes up, he's sure he's died and gone to heaven... because the doctor who comes to his aid is the same girl who saved his life and disappeared years ago.


Bell would do anything for Dane. He's the fantasy that always kept her going. A child genius hidden away by her family, Bell was the secret no one talked about, the girl no one wanted. Despite finding success as a young surgeon, she's still the awkward girl who's never had a boyfriend. So why does Dane, a notorious playboy and sizzling-hot cowboy, insist on taking her on a real date?

Bell is the only woman in Dane's heart. When a rodeo rivalry turns deadly, it's his turn to save Bell's life- because he sure as hell won't lose his guardian angel again.

Review:
I fell in love with Dane Bowden in this latest installment of Jennifer Ryan's Montana Men series. This story is full of romance, suspense and family. Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. Dane is such a great lovable hero, and Bell is a truly likable heroine and their chemistry is undeniable. 

Jennifer Ryan's Montana Men series is not to be missed if you are a fan of a great cowboy romance. All of the Montana Men novels can stand alone, but if you love a great fictional family, I recommend reading this series in order. Each new chapter feels like a family reunion and trust me I wouldn't mind sitting down at the dinner table with these handsome cowboys! I gave Her Lucky Cowboy 5 STARS and will be adding it to my favorite books shelf on Goodreads.

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Author Info:
Author- Jennifer Ryan
Jennifer Ryan is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The

Hunted Series and The McBrides Series. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances featuring strong men and equally resilient women. Her stories are filled with love, family, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find.

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn't writing a book, she's reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home and in how late dinner is on the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you'll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who lives only in her head, until she puts them on paper.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

COVER REVEAL: Best Worst Mistake by Lia Riley


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BEST WORST MISTAKE
Brightwater #3
Lia Riley
Releasing Oct 20th, 2015
Avon Impulse


The third sexy and emotional novel in debut Avon author Lia Riley’s Brightwater series set in the mountains of Northern California

Sometimes the worst mistakes turn out to be the best…

Smoke jumper Wilder Kane once reveled in the rush from putting out dangerous wildfires. But after a tragic accident, he’s cut himself off from the world, refusing to leave his isolated cabin. When a headstrong beauty bursts in, Wilder finds himself craving the fire she ignites in him, but letting anyone near his darkness would be a mistake.

After her Hollywood life went up in smoke, Quinn Higsby decided to leave Tinseltown behind and returned to Brightwater to care for her ailing father. Spending her days in a small bookstore, her peaceful existence is up-ended by a fascinating but damaged man. Quinn is determined to not to be scared off by Wilder, not once she’s experienced the heat of his passions.

But when an arsonist targets the community and Wilder is accused, he must confront the ghosts of his past. Will his desire for Quinn flameout or will he be able to tame the wildness inside and rekindle a hope for their future?

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Lia Riley writes offbeat New Adult and Contemporary Adult romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling XXXX with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments.

A British literature fanatic at heart, Lia considers Mr. Darcy and Edward Rochester as her fictional boyfriends. Her very patient husband doesn't mind. Much. When not torturing heroes (because c'mon, who doesn't love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about future books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. Right now, Icelandic hot springs and Scottish castles sound mighty fine.



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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hockey Is My Boyfriend: Parts 1-3 by Melanie Ting


Hockey is My Boyfriend is trilogy by author Melanie Ting. The series follows Kelly Tanaka from high school in book #1 to college in book #2, to entering the real world in book #3.


Hockey  Is My Boyfriend: Part One
Kelly Tanaka dreams of playing hockey for a top university team and even winning a scholarship. To achieve that, she'll need to focus hard on her sport. She doesn't need any distractions- but then a handsome blonde hockey player skates into her life. 

Phil Davidson is talk, dark and irritated. He's been Kelly's best friend since they laced up skates together as kids. Now he wants to force a substitution and become her boyfriend. 

So, it's up to Kelly to sort through all her new emotions and decide what's right.

Hockey Is My Boyfriend: Part Two
Can a summer fling turn into real love?

From leaping a raging river to driving collegiate opponents into the boards, there is no physical challenge Kelly Tanaka won't take. but when it comes to love, she's running scared. Luckily for her, a summer job at a summer hockey camp is the last place she would expect to meet Mr. Right. Sure enough, from an overconfident ladies man to a tongue-tied nerd, all the guys here are Mr. Wrong. And there's no way she could be interested in a tall, muscular centreman that looks and acts even younger. 

James Frechette has just been selected near the top of the NHL draft. He's completely confident about his hockey abilities, but when it comes to women, he's wiping out. The summer is his chance to hone his social skills. The problem is there's only one girl at his hockey camp, and he really likes her, but so does ever other instructor there. Can he overcome his awkwardness and convince Kelly to take a chance on him?

Hockey Is My Boyfriend: Part Three
What if you had only loved two guys in your life- and then you got to choose?

It's crunch time for Kelly Tanaka. Now that she's graduated, her life in competitive hockey is over and all she wants is a career that's related to hockey. She's going to have to start at the bottom, but before she can climb the first rung of the corporate ladder, her love life explodes.

James Frechette is playing in the NHL now. He has money, great teammates, and his choice of willing women. But what he really wants is the one person who got away. 

Phil Davidson has also graduated and wants to get his life in order. Travel and a good job are already checked off, so now he can focus on reuniting with the woman he has loved forever. 

Will Kelly decide that her first job is her priority? Will Phil get a chance to prove that first love is the best love? Or will James make good on his vow to win her back?

Review:
As a sports romance fan I will try anything within the genre. So, when one of my favorite authors Catherine Gayle recommended Hockey Is My Boyfriend I one-clicked. I am so glad I did! This series was a breath of fresh air! The trilogy follows our heroine from high school to adulthood. We experience her first love, first time, first heartbreak, college life, career struggles and top it off with a love triangle. Melanie Ting did a great job of developing Kelly as a lovable heroine and investing me in her story. I felt like I was back in high school and remembering my first kiss right along side hers. The way each book changes to a new sub genre kept the story moving perfectly. As Kelly grows up her love life heats up and by the end of Book #2- the story has firmly declared itself to be a steamy new adult read. 

As a kid I was a huge fan of the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books! I loved that I could read a book twice and change the ending. Hockey Is My Boyfriend: Part 3, takes the "Choose Your Own Adventure" theme to an adult level by allowing the reader to choose who she wants Kelly to end up with at the end of the story. I will admit it, I read both endings, and thought I knew who I wanted her to end up with, but then I was torn. Both happily ever afters were perfect! I still don't know if I am Team Jimmy or Team Phil! 

Lately I feel like a lot of books I read start feeling the same. That was not the case with Hockey Is My Boyfriend. If you are looking for a fresh fun read I recommend investing your time in Kelly Tanaka's story! I gave this series 5 Stars and can't wait for more from author, Melanie Ting! 

Buy Links: 
Click here to buy Hockey Is My Boyfriend: Part 1 on Amazon
Click here to buy Hockey Is My Boyfriend: Part 2 on Amazon
Click here to buy Hockey Is My Boyfriend: Part 3 on Amazon
*At the time this post was published this series was available for Free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers- this is subject to change at anytime*

Author Links:
Melanie Ting's Amazon Author Page
Melanie Ting's Blog

Thanks for stopping by and until next time... HAPPY READING! 

Friday, July 31, 2015

5 STARS for Asa by Jay Crownover!

You never know which moment might lead to forever...

Asa Cross struggles with being the man everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn't change its spots, and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn't want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one luscious arresting cop who suddenly seems interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it;s easy to hit bottom when it's the place you know best.

Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but also her partners life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends, she's trying to muddle through her confusion and devastation alone. Except she can't stop thinking about the sexy southern bartender she locked up. Crushing on Asa is the last thing she needs, but his allure is too strong to resist. And she knows chasing after a guy who has no respect for the law or himself can only end in heartbreak.

A longtime criminal and a copy just seem so wrong together... but for Asa and Royal being wrong together is the only right choice to make.

Review:
Say it ain't so.. the Marked Men series is ending. I have loved this series from the first chapter of Rule and it is one that will stay with me for a long time. I have to be honest here. I bought Asa the week it was released. I purposely put off reading it until this week, I just wasn't ready for this series to end!

Royal's head is a little out of the game. Her partner and best friend was injured in the line of duty and it has left her feeling a little out of sorts. Her behavior is a little out of sorts to say the least. She can't stay away from Asa, even though she knows she probably should. You would think that the fact that she had arrested him herself in the past would have extinguished any attraction, but that is so not the case. 

Asa hasn't had an easy life, he learned early on that manipulating people got him places, he used his looks and charm to achieve the things he wanted, even though sometimes, well most of the time what he was doing was illegal. He is trying really hard, for his sake and his sister to truly be the reformed man she believes him to be. He fights the attraction to the beautiful cop, but when something is meant to be, it will be. Once these two give into the inevitable  this story gets pretty steamy very quickly. 

In typical Jay Crownover fashion she pulls you in and makes you fall in love with another one of her Marked Men. Royal may be my favorite heroine of the series, I love that she is a tough cookie, but her weakness for a certain "bad boy" is not a flaw, it made her stronger in my eyes. He was what she needed to heal, she just didn't fully understand it right away.  

I gave this book and the entire series 5 Stars! Asa can be read as a stand alone book, but I recommend reading this entire series in order. Each book has a fresh feeling to it, but revisiting with old characters as their lives are integrated into the lives of the new characters makes the series even more special. I can't wait for more from Jay Crownover. She has firmly earned her spot as an auto-buy author for me! Her writing style is unique and her Marked Men are the stuff dreams are made of... well steamy hot, curl your toes dreams anyway! 

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Author Info:
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