Monday, July 28, 2014

Sinful Rewards #1 by Cynthia Sax
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Belinda “Bee” Carter is a good girl; at least, that’s what she tells herself. And a good girl deserves a nice guy—just like the gorgeous and moody billionaire Nicolas Rainer. He is everything she wants in a man.

Or so she thinks, until she takes a look through her telescope and sees a naked, tattooed man on the balcony across the courtyard. Hawke is mysterious, the bad boy she knows will bring only heartbreak. He has been watching her, and that makes him all the more enticing.

But when a mysterious and anonymous text message dares her to do something bad, she must decide if she is really the good girl she has always claimed to be, or if she’s willing to risk everything for her secret fantasy of being watched.

Is her mystery man the reclusive billionaire with a wild side or the darkly dangerous bad boy?

Sinful Rewards #1 is the perfect start to what is sure to be another amazing series by Cynthia Sax. This author earned my loyalty with her Seen Trilogy and she has already hooked me with this latest release.

So far I am loving the rags to possibly riches story of Bee.. and this contains a super, sexy and rugged bad-boy biker AND a super mysterious and sexy billionaire.. seriously, OMG- could this get any more awesome?

Do yourself a favor- one click it's only a buck and your naughty inner goddess will thank you.. and hey it's only a buck and well worth all 99 pennies! 

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Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you”, they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.Please visit her on the web at

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Only With You by Lauren Lane
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Super cute cover, btw!
Love is the Biggest Gamble of All...

Cocktail waitress Sophie Dalton doesn't exactly have a life plan. She's perfectly happy being everyone's favorite party girl. But when a Las Vegas bachelorette party goes awry and an uptight businessman mistakes Sophie for a prostitute... well, Sophie wonders if it's time to reevaluate her priorities. Swearing off her thigh-high boots for good, Sophie slinks back home with damaged pride-and a jackpot of a hangover. 

Yet what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there. On a trip to Seattle to open a new office, Grayson Wyatt meets his latest employee-who turns out to be the same woman he recently called a hooker. Wealthy and gorgeous, Gray is a man used to getting what he wants. And it doesn't take long to figure out that smart, sassy, sexy Sophie is everything he's been looking for. AS their late nights at the office turn into hot morning-afters, they realized their Vegas misunderstanding may also lead to the real thing...

I found myself falling in love with this book very quickly. I LOVED Sophie and all her quirks and am very glad she chose the wrong (right) pair of shoes, as that one decision as she quickly points out, catapults this story into the steaming hot romance it becomes.

At times there is enough sexual tension in this book to steam up the screen on your kindle from the inside out. Grayson, is oh so sexy and even with his moodiness I felt the pull. Sophie is a sweet quirky character and I loved her from the first page to the last page.

This book is a fun, emotional read  that left me dying to read the next book in this series. Please note this is a stand alone book, the author just does a superbly fabulous job of setting up another couple (Sophie's sister and her best guy friend) for what is sure to be another amazing romance. I love the writing style of Lauren Layne. I gave this book 4.5 STARS and will definitely be looking for more books written by Lauren Layne!

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Lauren Layne is a snarky cynic with a serious weakness for happily ever afters.  Marrying her high school sweetheart was a good start. "cue Disney soundtrack." But Lauren wanted romance, all the time. Now she writes fictional happy endings and considers her job done well if you swoon while reading her books. Don't worry. You will.  Once upon a time she lived in a Manhattan high-rise, but now she's on the laid-back train in the Seattle area. If you ever find yourself in Issaquah , she'll probably buy you a drink. Maybe.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Letting Go by Molly McAdams

I love Molly McAdams! If you do too, check out her cover reveal for Letting Go!

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When Grey and Ben fell in love at thirteen, they believed they would be together forever. They never dreamed that three days before their wedding, twenty-year old Ben would suddenly die from an unknown heart condition, destroying his would-be-bride's world. Grey would have spent the next two years just going through the motions if it hadn't been for their best friend, Jagger. He's the only one who understands her pain.. the only one who knows what it's like to force yourself to keep moving when your dreams are shattered.

While everyone else worries over Grey's fragility, Jagger is the only one who sees her strength, and vows to always be there for her- even if it's only has her best friend. As much as he wants Grey, he knows her heart will always be with Ben. But when Grey finds out that Jagger has loved her since before he he even knew what love was, it might prove too much for her to handle.

Grey soon realizes the chemistry is undeniable, and they learn that admitting their feelings for each other means they've got to face the past. Is being together what Ben would have wanted... or a betrayal of his memory that will eventually destroy them both?


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I can't wait for this book! Until next time... Happy pre-ordering... and reading! :) 

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Heart's Game by Crista McHugh
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What happens at Comic-Con, stays at Comic-Con…

Robotics engineer Jenny Nguyen has given up on finding Mr. Right. So when her brother and his husband approach her to act as surrogate for their child, she sees it as her only chance to have a child and accepts. One week after she initiates the process, however, she meets a man who gets her heart pumping for all the right reasons and gives into the temptation. When the test turns positive, she’s believes she can’t handle both the pregnancy and dating, but she underestimates how persistent a Daniel Kelly can be.

When surgeon and gamer-geek Dan meets a pretty woman dressed as a Sailor Scout at Comic-Con, a roll of his lucky 20-sided die tells him he should take a gamble on her. One night of passion leaves him longing for more, but Jenny’s refusal to return his calls afterward leaves him wondering if the attraction was one-sided. An accidental discovery of her pregnancy has him convinced the baby is his, and he’ll stop at nothing to win her heart.

Jenny is giving her brother and his husband a selfless gift that will change her life forever. A part of her needed a wild night to make her feel like herself before these changes overtook her life and since "What happens at Comic-Com stays at Comic-Con", what better place to go a little wild. She never expects to see Dan again after their one night, but when she does that one night turns into many more...

This story was a match made in heaven for my inner-geek. The family dynamic that is closely integrated into this story made it more appealing and I found myself wanting to know more about Dan's family (particularly... ALL of his brothers). I did have to look up a few comic references to understand a few of the conversations, but I am a knowledge seeker, most normal people would have read on, as it doesn't take away from the story.  I loved the glimpse at the Vietnamese culture and found myself giggling at the matchmaking efforts of Jenny's mother.

The Heart's Game is Book #4 in author Christa McHugh's Kelly Brothers series. I didn't realize this was a series until after I finished this book and went to look at what other books were available by this author. I think that this fact makes a strong case for the fact that this is a stand alone book that can be enjoyed without already having read the other books in this series. This story was an emotion filled ride that had me laughing, holding my breath and maybe even a little tearful (but in a good way at times). I gave it four stars and can't wait to read about more of the Kelly brothers!

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Crista McHugh is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING author of fantasy and romance with heroines who are smart, sexy, and anything but ordinary. She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

TEASER TUESDAY: (A day late)
The Whiskey Prince by Toni Aleo!

It's Teaser Tuesday and we have another teaser for you all from WHISKEY PRINCE by Toni Aleo. 

It releases next week July 14th! *squee*

Take a risk.
Do something drastic.
Fall in love.

When Amberlyn Reilly loses her mother, her whole world comes crashing down. Having been caretaker to her for most of her teenage years, Amberlyn is inexperienced in many aspects of life. She hasn’t had time to live, have fun, or enjoy even the little things. It’s only when a letter from her mother, asking her to fulfill three things, sends her off to Ireland to live a life she never thought possible that she begins to heal.

Declan O’Callaghan was born and raised in Ireland and has his family’s legendary whiskey in his veins. He’s shy and not a fan of the pressure and spotlight that comes with his family name, or the title he was given at birth—the Whiskey Prince. Declan knows just what he wants and that is to take over the family dynasty, but when his father gives him an ultimatum, everything he’s worked for could come undone in the blink of an eye.

With six months to get married, the reclusive Declan spots Amberlyn across a lake and instantly feels the need to know her. Soon, the two find themselves traveling down a path neither expected. However, like any road, there are bumps and side streets to derail them. Can Declan help find the pieces that will make Amberlyn whole again? And will Amberlyn stay or run when she learns of Declan’s deadline of marriage?



Lacing my fingers with Amberlyn’s, I bring them to my lips, placing a soft kiss on her knuckles before looking deep into her eyes. Her hair is up today, in a tight bun, her eyes are dark with makeup, and her lips lush and pink. Leaning forward, I brush my mouth over hers as her hand comes to rest on my cheek. I want to deepen the kiss but we have an audience, so reluctantly, I pull away, smiling slightly. “Hi.”
She smiles. “Hi. Great entrance there.”
I grin bashfully. “I only came to tell you I was madly thinking about you all day, not with the intentions of all that. I apologize.”
Her lips curve further before she runs her thumb along my bottom lip. “No worries, but I am confused on something.”
Her eyes are teasing, her lips plump, and all my anger from before is gone, replaced with pure lust for this beautiful woman. “And that is?”
“When did I become your girl?”
I smile, my cheeks dusting with color as I pull her closer to me. “The moment I kissed you. You didn’t get the memo?”
She shakes her head, biting into her bottom lip as she holds my gaze. She says, “No, must have lost its way to me.”
“Must have,” I say, bringing our mouths together again. This time I don’t care about the audience, and I hate that the bar is between us. I want to feel her against me, get lost in her kiss, but before I can, I hear someone clear their throat, causing us to part quickly.

Toni Aleo is the author of the Nasvhille Assassins series: Taking ShotsTrying to ScoreEmpty Net, Falling for the Backup, and Blue Lines.
When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she’s probably going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her daughter’s dance competitions, taking pictures, scrapbooking, or reading the latest romance novel.
She lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children, and a bulldog. Read more about Toni here.

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