Monday, November 12, 2012

My review of ONE FINE FIREMAN- Jennifer Bernard

Kirk nicknamed "Thor" (for his resemblance to the God), returns to the San Gabriel Fire Department after a bout with skin cancer. His plans are to finish up his duties and relocate to another area where the sun isn’t so hot and dangerous for his skin.

Maribel works as a waitress at the Lazy Daisy, an establishment frequented by the scorchingly HOT Bachelor Fireman. Maribel is shy and has secretly had a crush on Kirk for years, not knowing that he had the same feelings toward her. With some help from her son and an abandoned dog the two of them find there is enough heat between them to cause a five-alarm fire. Many obstacles stand in their way, namely Kirk’s plans to move, Maribel’s engagement, will they overcome all obstacles to find real love?

One Fine Fireman is the prequel to Jennifer Bernard’s Bachelor Fireman series. She packs a lot into the short format! It has wonderful chemistry, lots of steam and is full of action! I had the pleasure of reading this first and have since bought the other two books in the series  and proceeded to finish them both off in just two days! Let's just say if you plan to read these keep a large glass of ice water handy! 

This novella is on sale today for the  STEAL price of $1.99 for Kindle and Nook and in paperback for $3.79 at and $3.99 at

The first two books in the Bachelor Fireman series are also available on Amazon & I will include their details below because I am certain like me, after reading the novella, you will want to read the series! 

The Fireman Who Loved Me: A Bachelor Fireman Novel #1
Kindle Edition: $4.74
Nook Edition: $4.99
Paperback: $5.99
(The Story of Captain Harry Brody and News Producer Melissa McGuire)

Hot for Fireman: A Bachelor Fireman Novel #2
Kindle Edition: $4.74
Nook Edition: $4.99
Paperback: $5.99
(The Story of Katie Dane and Firefighter/Bartender Ryan Blake) 

I was given access to this eARC for review purposes, as always all opinions expressed here are my own! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Review of Alice's Wonderland by Allison Dobell

Alice's is the owner of Alice's Wonderland, an upscale adult boutique. Flynn O'Grady the Man About Town blogger for a local paper targets Alice's shop and others in his blog. Flynn says if you need to add toys to make the relationship better, than your better off finding a new relationship. 

In the words of Flynn O'Grady:

"If your bored with the routine, change the partner. Works for me. Every time.  Oh wait I forgot. That goes against women's romantic notions of "happily ever after". Does anyone really believe you can sleep with one person your whole life and not get bored?" 

Alice sets out to prove him wrong, tempting him into a little cat and mouse game with nightly variety keeping things interesting. 

Flynn's blog has also causes other notice to her shop and she begins to receive messages threatening to expose things that Alice would rather remain non-public knowledge to protect herself and a friend. Will Alice prove to Flynn that variety is the spice of life? Will they each overcome their own issues and maybe realize that love is possible? 

Alice and Flynn have great chemistry. The story pulls you in, keeps you on your toes with the slight mystery about the blackmailer and and will keep you entertained until the end. I loved the cover of this book. I would give this book 4 Stars and say it is a good easy read, flows well and you can finish it in one day. 

This book is scheduled to be released on December 4, 2012, is 272 pages. The price point for this book is awesome!  Currently available for pre-order the paperback is $4.99 on &, Kindle and Nook versions are also available for $2.99. 

I was given advance access to this book for review, as always any opinions expressed here are my own. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Happy Election Day!

Happy Election Day!

I hope you are all heading out to the polls (if you haven't early voted) and exercising your fundamental right as an American!

Last night my 22 month old and I had the following conversation regarding the election:

Me: Brady who do you think Mommy should vote for?
Brady: "Momo" (Elmo)

No matter who you vote for, just get out there and rock the vote.

Appropriately, I thought I would recommend a few books that would be fun and appropriate reads while waiting for those results to come in late tonight!

FIRST LADY-  Susan Elizabeth Phillips:  One of my favorite books, by one of my favorite authors.  This book is the story of the beautiful young widow of the President of the United States, who thought she was free of the White House, but finds herself back in the role. She makes up her mind to escape for a few days, heads out on a wild ride with two orphaned girls and a very sexy stranger...  This book is available for your Kindle for only $5.99, your Nook for $6.99 and in Paperback for $7.99.

ABOUT THAT NIGHT- Julie James: This was one of my favorite reads from 2012 and Julie James is an author I always follow for new releases, as they are guaranteed to be good reads!  Rylann Pierce is the Assistant US District Attorney and  comes face to face with billionair eheir Kyle Rhodes, nine years after he stood her up for their first date, he was just released from prison, and not very happy about being the star witness in a very high-profile criminal case.. she refuses to mix business with pleasure, but sometimes chemistry and temptation can't be avoided.. This book is available for Kindle, Nook and in Paperback for $7.99.

 FATAL AFFAIR- Marie Force: Senator John O'Connor's Chief of Staff  and best friend, Nick Cappauano finds him murdered. The lead detective is Sergeant Samantha Holland, who just happens to be Nick's one night stand from years before. Samantha is coming off a drug raid gone bad and needs this to help her career.  Samantha and Nick's chemistry nearly ignites a fire in every room they are in together, the press is looking for blood, the murder is leading them through twists and turns. This is the first book in Ms. Force's Fatal Series, it is hot and the plot will keep you guessing. This book is currently FREE for Kindle and Nook, this is a STEAL for a great read.

Reader's- what books with this sort of theme would you recommend? Any thoughts  on any of the above books if you have already read them? Comment below, would love to get your "read" on things :)

Happy Reading!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover

Pippa has always been a little "odd" from her spectacles to her interest in science.  With just days remaining before her marriage to Lord Castelton she decides she wants to learn the other side of what she can expect in a marriage, so naturally she approaches it scientifically..

Cross, an  owner of the gaming den (and unbenounced to Pippa, an Earl)  The Fallen Angel seems like a perfect candidate to teach her these, reluctant at first, he finds teaching her about temptation, may just be more temptation than he can handle himself...

This excerpt is from one of my favorite parts of the book. The chemistry between Pippa and Cross is apparent in every interaction, this one had me quickly flipping to the next page to see what was next!

"I don't understand. What is temptation, then?"
"Temptation…" He hesitated, and she found herself leaning forward, eager for this curious, unsettling lesson. "Temptation turns you. It makes you into something you never dreamed, it presses you to give up everything you ever loved, it calls you to sell your soul for one, fleeting moment." The words were low and dark and full of truth, and they hovered in silence for a long moment, an undeniable invitation. He was close, protecting her from toppling off the block, the heat of him wrapping around her despite the cold. "It makes you ache," he whispered, and she watched the curve of his lips in the darkness, "You'll make any promise, swear any oath. For one... perfect... unsoiled taste." 

ONE GOOD EARL DESERVES A LOVER (The Second Rule of Scoundrels) is 376 pages of wonderful historical romance, it has everything to make it a win/win, chemistry, heat, humor and a great plot. This book will be released on January 29, 2013. It is available for pre-order on Amazon and for $7.99.

This was the first book of Ms. MacLean's that I've had the pleasure to read. This is the second book in her Scoundrels series. We we "reintroduced" to Penelope and Bourne, who are the couple from the first book, A ROGUE BY ANY OTHER NAME (The First Book of Scoundrels).  I haven't had the pleasure of reading this book, but just purchased it for my Kindle, for the awesome price of $4.49 (Nook book is also $4.49). Amazon and have the paperback for $7.99.

I plan to find all previous books by this author, she has definitely made my favorites list with this awesome read!

I was given an advance copy of this book by Avon Romance in return for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Seduced by a Pirate- Review & My First Giveaway!

We were introduced to the legend, Sir Griffin Barry, cousin of the hero in Eloisa James latest release, The Ugly Duchess.  

Sir Griffin Barry left his bride on the night of their wedding and never consummated the marriage; he was kidnapped on a pirate ship that he eventually took over and became Captain. He returns 14 years later looking for his Bride only to discover that Poppy (Phoebe) now has three children and has no desire to be married.

Once Poppy sets eyes on her estranged husband sparks fly and before long one thing leads to another and a fire definitely ignites! 

This is a lovely quick read, it's funny and romantic and is very much worth the bargain price of .99!  I bought this, read it and also gifted it to a friend that loves a good quick read, she immediately responded with a prompt Thank You, saying it made her day, she read it yesterday morning on her Nook while waiting in the lovely post Sandy NYC commute traffic. 


I have decided that since I loved this novella so much I will gift this to one of my blog followers in the form of a Kindle or Nook book. Here's how to enter! 
  • One entry for commenting below
  • Another entry for each new follower to my blog that also comments that you sent them
  • Earn 1 final entry by following me on Twitter @MommyIves, be sure to post your Twitter name below so I can give you credit and also follow you right back :)

I am new to the giveaway world, so we will be doing this the old fashioned way, I will put the names in a hat and draw one out on Tuesday, November 6th

Winner will be announced here on my blog and will be announced on Twitter.  Be sure to comment with your email address so that I know how to find you to send you your prize if you are chosen the winner.

Until next time...  Happy Reading!