Tuesday, January 24, 2017

ARC REVIEW Lady Claire is All That by Maya Rodale

I jumped into this series at this book I haven't read any other books by Maya Rodale and I have to say I like what I read. The whole premise of taking movies and giving them the regency twist caught my attention, especially since She's All That is a modernized version of Pygmalion and My Fair Lady. I really want to go back and read the other two book this was a fun book. Maya Rodale she has a great narrative and active setting. It was a really entertaining book much like the movie. Like the movie She's All That but unlike the other two it all starts with a spurned man trying to prove he can make any girl the diamond of the ball and falling into a stupid bet with a friend. The object of Lord Fox's bet is the American blue stocking Claire Cavendishes.

Lord Fox is a dandy, he is always impeccably dressed in the best fashions, knows all the right people and was set to marry the perfect society wife, until she jilted him and eloped with someone else; an actor. Claire was only looking forward to moving to London for one reason meeting one of the finest mathematical minds ever. She doesn't care one bit about all the dandies and the ignorance of the ton she just cares about mathematics. Fox trying to win his bet agrees to introduce her to the Duke she has been wanting to meet. Fox also agrees to take her to some lectures and because she's "just a woman" he helps get her in discussions. Claire doesn't know why Fox has decided to pay attention to her but she doesn't care as long as she gets to talk about math she's happy, but the more he spends around her integrating her into society the more she starts to like him. Fox doesn't like math, he doesn't understand anything about it but the more time he spends with Claire the more jealous he gets over her. But the bet that he knows he never should have made is pulling him at the seams. He has fallen in love with Claire is he ready to lose the bet for her.

Overall it plays out pretty much like the movie, it's cute and kind of aggravating in the way good stories do.             

ARC REVIEW Lord Sebastian's Secret by Jane Ashford

Book three of Jane Ashford's The Duke's Sons series. This one follows Sebastian (obviously) and Georgina. They met and engaged in the previous book if you haven't read it you really don't miss much pertaining to them. Sebastian has come to Georgina's family home to get to know the family before the wedding. Georgina is worried that they will find her unacceptable because of her eccentric family. But Sebastian has his own worries between Georgina's headstrong younger sisters bombarding him with questions about London and her father who undoubtedly thinks he's too stupid to marry his daughter, Sebastian is hiding a secret of his own.

 This was a quick and easy read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think I've liked this more than the first two in the series but not more than the prequel novella. Sebastian is the athletic type who had trouble in school and Georgina is the beautiful bluestocking. It would seem like an unlikely match but what attracted them to each other went beyond looks. Sebastian listened to Georgina when she talked about the things she enjoyed and to Sebastian Georgina was everything he ever wanted she was not just beautiful but she is caring and loving; and smart maybe even too smart for him. They were just a great couple and they just grew together throughout the book.

But the long six week wait until the wedding wasn't all easy. They dealt with a spurned suitor, an impatient little sister, a horde of pugs, and a governess with illusions of grandeur. Overall this was a very entertaining and romantic book and I have to say I loved what Sebastian's secret was, you don't see much of that.      

RELEASE DAY AnyTime, Any Place by Jennifer Probst

Today we are sharing the release of ANY TIME, ANY PLACE by Jennifer Probst. This is the second title in the Billionaire Builders series. You won't want to miss this incredible book, and check out the links below for other titles available now from the series.


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ANY TIME, ANY PLACE by Jennifer Probst

Billionaire Builders, #2


HGTV’s Property Brothers meets The Marriage Bargain in this second volume in the Billionaire Builders series, an all-new heart-wrenching and sexy contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst. When she was a teen, Raven Bella Stratton’s father was killed in a horrible car crash. The bigger shock was the discovery of a woman with him—Diana Pierce—and their two fully packed suitcases with airline tickets to Paris. Devastated by her father’s betrayal, Raven went to live with her aunt, never truly overcoming the traumatic event. When she discovers that the mysterious woman had a family with a husband and three boys, Raven vows to leave the memory of her father behind. Until Dalton Pierce visits one night and suddenly her past challenges her future... Leaving his life in California behind to run Pierce Construction with his two older brothers, Dalton Pierce has enjoyed returning home and studying his passion of woodworking. But when he visits the local bar with his brothers one evening, he’s immediately drawn to the smart-mouthed, badass, sexy bartender who sets his body on fire. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem as intrigued by him, and his multiple advances are met with rejection. When he offers to restore the bar back to its original glory, he begins to work with her on a daily basis, and falls harder. His plan of seduction slowly weaves a web around them both, until they are caught up in the spell. But Dalton doesn’t know the secret that can either destroy them both...or finally mend two broken hearts.


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Jennifer Probst - Bio: Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean. She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.


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Saturday, January 21, 2017

ARC REVIEW Absolute Trust by Piper J. Drake

Jumping into the True Heroes series in book three, never read the first two and now I want to. It's fine as a stand-alone but if feel like I missed out on some good sexual tension between Brandon and Sophie.
This was a great story, it started with a bang, really a car exploded. Not only is the sexual tension great but the action and suspense build it's own tension that holds it's own. It was an exciting story that captured my attention and kept it.

Brandon and Sophie have known each other for most of their lives. They dated in high school but then abruptly Brandon joins the military, without a word he's gone. Over the years though they have remained friends even though they both long for something more but unsure of how the other feels and for reason of their own have avoided any meaningful relationships. Brandon came back changed, more closed off and serious with one goal in mind to operate a rehab and training facility for retired military dogs. Sophie has lived the life her father has wasn't her to live and as much as she loves numbers she has been rethinking her whole life's plan especially since something funny is going on at work. Brandon and Sophie reconnected when he got back but both were determined to stay friends. That all changes when Sophie's car explodes almost killing her, if Brandon's medically discharged german shepherd, Hayden, who he's been training and rehabilitating hadn't detected the explosive device in the car it would have killed her. Hayden is a special dog he lost part of a front leg in an IED explosion and Brandon is working his physical therapy and training him to walk on a prosthetic leg. Brandon assumes that Sophie has been targeted by some of his enemies, Brandon and his two friends who also work for Hope's Crossing Kennels start to follow any lead that could tell them who was responsible.

The car bomb scared Brandon enough that he vows to protect Sophie no matter what, but all the time together is wearing on their resistance. They are opening up about the past and what happened after graduation and about how they really feel but can't act on it. But eventually they do. And it turns out the car bombing was just the start and that it was just the opening Brandon's enemies needed to track him down, so they are not just dealing with one badie out there and Brandon will lay down his life if he has to to protect the woman he has loved all his life.

Overall, it was a great story. I want to go back and read the first two.    

Thursday, January 19, 2017

ARC REVIEW Wolf Unleashed by Paige Tyler

I absolutely love this series. These guys are hot! But this book does need to come with a warning. If you love dogs, and get upset when bad things happen to dogs in books you might want to skip this one. It has some harsh moments with dog fighting rings and what happens to the dogs afterward. Other than that Fantastic book. This book just really hit the spot with my PNR/Action/Suspense reading needs.

Alex is one hot tamale, and when he falls he falls fast one look at the veterinarian who has been working with DPD's new Animal Cruelty Squad and he's a gonner. Lacey doesn't want a relationship, she watched her mother self destruct over men and has been raising her little sister all on her own. She is concentrating on getting her sister through college before she even wants to start thinking about her love life. But in walks Alex all sexy and a drop dead gorgeous smile not to mention he had the adopted pit bull mix, Tuffie, with him. No matter how easy he is to flirt with or talk to or how good he is with animals or how she can't stop thinking about him or how he won't give up asking her out, Lacey keeps turning him down, determined not to date yet. Finally after both her sister and her best friend tell her there is no time like the present, and that not all men are like the losers her mom dated she finally agrees to go out with Alex. ohhh Fireworks! That is until she finds out what he is.

Unfortunately, life intercedes. Alex is working a case with the DEA trying to track down a new and deadly drug on the streets which seems to also connect to a string of missing girls from the local colleges. Lacey has problems of her own when a dogfighting ring has ties back to a very powerful player in the city. The shit really hits the fan when Lacey's sister goes missing and the only one she can turn to for help is Alex.

Overall, such a great book, so intense at parts and Lacey and Alex together when they finally get together is well hot to say the least.

REVIEW AND EXCERPT TOUR: ARC Review Adoring Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan

About ADORING INK The Montgomery Ink series continues with the most unlikely of romances between the one that got away and the man who can show her the world. Holly Rose fell in love with a Montgomery, but left him when he couldn’t love her back. She might have been the one to break the ties and ensure her ex’s happy ending, but now Holly’s afraid she’s missed out on more than a chance at forever. Though she’s always been the dependable good girl, she’s ready to take a leap of faith and embark on the journey of a lifetime. Brody Deacon loves ink, women, fast cars, and living life like there’s no tomorrow. The thing is, he doesn’t know if he has a tomorrow at all. When he sees Holly, he’s not only intrigued, he also hears the warnings of danger in his head. She’s too sweet, too innocent, and way too special for him. But when Holly asks him to help her grab the bull by the horns, he can’t help but go all in. As they explore Holly’s bucket list and their own desires, Brody will have to make sure he doesn’t fall too hard and too fast. Sometimes, people think happily ever afters don’t happen for everyone, and Brody will have to face his demons and tell Holly the truth of what it means to truly live life to the fullest…even when they’re both running out of time.

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Holly and Brody, oh my. This is a short sweet and dirty in between story for Montgomery Ink. You don't have to read the other book in the series to enjoy this one but honestly why wouldn't you they are awesome! 

Holly hasn't really lived a life she loves, she had a difficult childhood and then everything was focused on her career. It wasn't until one ink covered motorcycle riding bad boy offered her the chance of a lifetime that she decided to start living a little. Brody knows he shouldn't get involved with Holly, all their mutual friends are warning him not to hurt her, but he can't stay away. He appreciates her openness to doing new things and he wants to do them with her. She's sweet and sexy all wrapped in a adorable little package and very much too good for a nobody like him, he can't help himself. Holly soon realizes that she loves Brody but will the truth of their past tear them apart? 

About Carrie Ann Ryan

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ARC REVIEW Hunt the Dawn by Abbie Roads

So fantastic, Abbie Roads has nailed the dark, disturbing, and sexy. What's nice is that you don't have to read the first book of the series, Race the Darkness, in order to read this one; it helps but it's not required. This book was everything I hoped for and more when I thought about Lathan story. Evanee I really love her, she did what she had to do to survive and even when at her lowest it didn't stop her.

Lathan is unbelievable with his overactive olfactory being able to see memories and feelings from a person's smell. He works with the FBI as a special consultant he helps track down killers and he's one the path of one who is constantly changing his MO but the nose knows and Lathan knows all these victims were killed by the same person. Lathan because of his talent doesn't get close to people for the exception of one, his childhood friend and FBI contact. Evanee is working at a truck stop diner surviving on tips trying to avoid the pervert who has been harassing her. Evanee's car stops working she pulls off into a rest stop and who should show up but her step brother the pervert. Lathan happen to be riding by and he smelled Evanee's fear he pulls over to help. Everything about about Evanee calls to Lathan, he instinctually trusts her and knows he must protect her at all costs. Evanee is in shock by the time the stranger rescues her she allows him to take her to his home until she feels better. Evanee, like Lathan, trusts him she knows that she should know better but it's an instinctual need to be with him. Lathan can drop his guard around her and not get bombarded with scent memories. Evanee, on the other hand, her dreams start getting worse, she's connecting with the murdered victims in Lathan's case and leads to evidence. The serial killer figures out who but not how, but at all costs he must stop Lathan from exposing him so he focus on the person closest to Lathan; Evanee.

Overall, this truly exceeded my expectations for the book.