Thursday, May 25, 2017

All of You by Callie Harper

Book Description

Night after night, Jax pictures her coming to him. In his dreams, Sky appears in the darkness, ready and wanting. But the night that finally happens, he finds out they’re in the middle of a nightmare.

Sky has nowhere to turn. Only one man can keep her safe, but he’s the most dangerous of them all. Her only choice is to put herself in Jax’s hands. Even if it destroys them both.

Note: “All of You” is a standalone hot contemporary romance. It’s one of four “All In” novels, which can be read in any order, with some crossover characters

AVAILABLE: May 24, 2017

All of You is the third book in Callie Harper's All In series.  Each book focuses on a different couple with some character crossover from other books (and future books).  All of You focuses on Jax and Sky and their journey to finding their happily-ever-after.   

Sky works at an assisted living facility where Jax's grandfather is.  She is insanely attracted to Jax.  But there is a (BIG) problem...  Sky is married.  Even though her husband is a psychotic loser, Sky isn't one to cheat.  Her husband, Mike, has gotten increasingly violent towards her, and she is binding her time, stashing away money so she can leave him.  She knows it would be dangerous for herself and Jax if Mike ever found out about their mutual attraction.

Jax, along with a business partner, own a bar that attracts a lot of the MC crowd, where he sees Mike all the time with woman that are not his wife.  Jax doesn't understand how Mike could want any other woman when he has Sky as his wife.  Jax wants Sky but he respects the fact that Sky won't cross that line from friend to more while she is married.  He doesn't like it, but he respects her wishes.  

It isn't until Mike finds out about their friendship/relationship that Sky asks Jax for help.  And from this point on, Jax and Sky's relationship really develop as they fight for what they want: each other.

While I really enjoyed the story, I felt there were times when the story seemed to drag a bit and I hard a hard time following the jumps in time.  A few times I had to go back and reread a few pages to figure out when/how far in time the jump in time was. 

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

**I received an ARC from Sassy Savvy Fabulous PR in exchange for a honest review.**

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Real Sexy by Meghan March


Book Description

In Nashville, country stars are a dime a dozen.

I swore I’d never get caught up with one, but Boone Thrasher made a liar out of me.

I said I’d never put my heart on the line, but he didn’t ask before he stole it.

Now we’re facing my worst fears, and we'll see if this country boy is tough enough to see it through.

Girls like me don’t get happily ever afters… but maybe he’ll prove that wrong too.

AVAILABLE: May 23, 2017

Real Dirty Duet
Real Dirty (Book 1) *Review HERE
Real Sexy (Book 2)

If you haven't read Real Dirty, you need to STOP and go read it before reading Real Sexy!!!!


Real Sexy is the conclusion of Boone and Ripley's story.  It has everything I have come to expect in a Meghan March story: steamy moments, heart-felt moments, surprising moments, and REAL moments.  And you get a peak at several characters from Meghan's previous stories.

Real Sexy picks up right where Real Dirty left off.  Boone has been taken in to the police station and is trying to figure out just what the hell is going on.  Which also leaves Ripley questioning everything she felt about Boone and what she thought their relationship is or could of been.  The tabloids (and the return of an ex) leave the usually confident Ripley feeling insecure about herself and determined to figure out what SHE wants out of life.  

However, Boone has other ideas.  He knows what he wants: Ripley.  And he sets out to prove it to her.  Boone shows us a side of him that we didn't get the full effect of in Real Dirty.  It was amazing to read about a MAN that knew what he wanted and wasn't scared to express his feelings for a woman.  

In my review of Real Dirty, I said that I think Boone and Ripley might be my favorite Meghan March couple... I think it is a tie between Boone/Ripley (Real Dirty Duet) and Logan/Banner (Real Good Duet).  Can't recommend this Duet and author enough!!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5


**I received an ARC from InkSlinger PR in exchange of a honest review.**

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Real Dirty by Meghan March


Book Description

I have everything a guy could want—a new single burning up the charts, more money than a simple country boy could spend, and a woman I’m planning to marry.

Until she doesn’t show up for my proposal.

The life I thought was so perfect, isn’t.

The guy who thought he had everything, doesn’t.

I’ve got my heart on lockdown, but life sends me straight into the path of a mouthy bartender who puts me in my place.

Now the only place I want to put her is under me.

I thought I was done with love, but maybe I’m just getting started.

AVAILABLE: May 9, 2017

Real Dirty Duet
Real Dirty (Book 1)
Real Sexy (Book 2) *Available May 23, 2017

I think Boone and Ripley might be by favorite couple searching for their happily-ever-after stories by Meghan March so far.  (I'm saving my final verdict until I can get my little hands of Real Sexy!!)  Boone has had little parts in previous Dirty/Duets, but if you haven't read any of them, you won't be missing anything for Boone's story (Although I highly recommend going and reading them because they are all great!).

Real Dirty starts off with Boone planning to propose to his girlfriend at his concert after singing his new song, but she never shows.  Pissed and confused as to where she could be, Boone is dragged to a hole-in-the-wall bar by a friend, where he meets Ripley, the take-no-prisoners bartender. 

But Ripley has ONE rule: No celebrities. 

Ripley is struggling to keep her family's bar afloat.  She is fiercely independent and determined to prove to her father that she can make the bar a success again.  She is extremely loyal to the family she has left, even though they don't deserve any from her.  So Ripley doesn't have time to cater to the rich-and-famous, like musician Boone Thrasher.   

There is much more to this story (and couple) than not being able to keep their hands off each other.  With an unsolved murder, family drama, the struggles of a music career, an foul-mouthed parrot, and unwanted exes, Boone and Ripley have to fight for what they want. 

And I can't wait to read Real Sexy to see how it all plays out!! =]

Rating: 4.5 out of 5



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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Arranged by Lexi Blake



Book Description

Kash Kamdar is the king of a peaceful but powerful island nation. As Loa Mali’s sovereign, he is always in control, the final authority. Until his mother uses an ancient law to force her son into marriage. His prospective queen is a buttoned-up intellectual, nothing like Kash’s usual party girl. Still, from the moment of their forced engagement, he can’t stop thinking about her. 

Dayita Samar comes from one of Loa Mali’s most respected families. The Cambridge-educated scientist has dedicated her life to her country’s future. But under her staid and calm exterior, Day hides a few sexy secrets of her own. She is willing to marry her king, but also agrees that they can circumvent the law. Just because they’re married doesn’t mean they have to change their lives. It certainly doesn’t mean they have to fall in love. 


After one wild weekend in Dallas, Kash discovers his bride-to-be is more than she seems. Engulfed in a changing world, Kash finds exciting new possibilities for himself. Could Day help him find respite from the crushing responsibility he’s carried all his life? This fairy tale could have a happy ending, if only they can escape Kash’s past… 

AVAILABLE: April 25. 2017

Arranged by Lexi Blake is part of her Masters and Mercenaries series.  I have only read one of book in this series but I didn't feel as though I was missing anything.  I believe each book can be considered a standalone with different couples featured in each book.

Being that this book is a short novella, I don't want to give to much away.  The book description is an excellent overview of this story.  I think my main issue with this story was with Kash himself.  I personally found him to be a difficult character to like.  I thought he was a brat and a hypocrite.  He redeemed himself a little towards the end, but not enough for me to be a big King Kash fan.

Rating: 3 out of 5

**An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for a honest review.**


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Faking it by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde


Book Description

Confirmed bachelor Max Sterling isn't into rescuing damsels in distress, but when the very tempting Hailey Ellison needs his help, there's only one thing for him to do. Step in and pose as her loving fiancĂ©. Except there is nothing fake about his attraction to her, or how much he wants her beneath him in his bed, moaning his name. But what starts as a sexy, flirty, temporary engagement, quickly becomes something more serious that neither one ever anticipated.

AVAILABLE: April 11, 2017

Faking It is another great read by authors Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde.  This book is a perfect light, fun and sexy read that will have you swooning over the Hero and watching the Heroine grow and gain confidence in herself.  

Hailey Ellison is a professional matchmaker with a booming business.  Growing her business has been Hailey's sole focus for the last few years and has had little to no time (or desire) to allow anything else in.  So much so that she has faked an engagement to a man that doesn't exist...

...Or does he.

With a continually growing clientele base and a need for more office space, Hailey contacts confirmed bachelor and real estate broker Max Sterling.  After 3 months of searching, Max finally feels that he has found Hailey her perfect space.  After having a celebratory lunch with Hailey, Max learns that the woman he has been wildly attracted to for the last 3 months isn't engaged to another man like he thought...

... she is engaged to him.  He just didn't know it.

When running into a former matches mother, Hailey is forced to explain how she "faked" her engagement to a "Max Sterling" so she could focus on work.  And Max takes full advantage of this fact.  Max needs help with an ex that doesn't seem to understand the word NO and Hailey doesn't want word to get out to her clients that she faked her engagement and lose credibility.  Both agree that their engagement will be temporary.  

But what happens when a fake engagement leads to real feelings?  Will Max be able to convince Hailey to take a chance on real love?  And will Hailey learn to trust in herself enough to left Max in?

Rating: 4 out of 5

**I was provided a ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review.**


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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Excerpt: Sin with Me by J.T. Geissinger


Sin With Me (Bad Habit #3)

Book Description

The past she can’t remember. The secret he hides. And a love that’s worth risking it all.


After a devastating car crash stole both her family and her memory, Grace Stanton was left with no past and an uncertain future. Now Grace likes to keep things simple. No sleepovers, never date a guy more than a month, and never, ever fall in love. Which is exactly why Grace avoids Bad Habit’s lead guitarist, Brody Scott, at all costs. The green-eyed, sexy-as-hell musician has “trouble” tattooed all over him, and Grace isn’t taking any chances with her heart.


Brody knows he doesn’t deserve an amazing woman like Grace—her creamy skin, red hair, or that smart mouth that fuels his every fantasy—but there’s something between them that’s more than chemistry. Something real. He’ll just have to convince Grace that he’s worth the risk—and hide the secret that haunts his worst dreams. But when fate plays a cruel hand, Brody’s darkest sin suddenly threatens his last chance at redemption…and the life of the woman he loves.


AVAILABLE: April 25, 2017

Bad Habit Series
Sweet As Sin (Book 1) 
Make Me Sin (Book 2)
Sin With Me (Book 3)

Continue below for an Excerpt of Sin with Me...

Nico turns his head and breaks into a grin. He says to someone out of my line of sight, “Glad you could make it, slowpoke.”


It’s interesting the way my pulse spikes when I realize he must be speaking to Brody. Interesting and annoying, because I’m not the kind of woman whose pulse is easily spiked. I was once robbed at gunpoint by a crackhead and my reaction was to look at him and calmly say, “I’m happy to give you money for drugs, but what you really need is a hot meal, a hot bath, and a hug.”


He took the money.


“You guys ran out so fast you left tire marks on the driveway.” Brody rounds the row of chairs I’m sitting in, trades a back-slapping hug with Nico and a nod to the other guys, and then asks Kat, “How’s Chloe?”


I’m too busy staring at him to hear the answer.


There’s just something about him that’s so . . . cool. I don’t know how else to describe it. He’s very good-looking, but in an approachable, boy-next-door sort of way. Unlike Nico, whose body looks carved “by Michelangelo from a perfect piece of granite, or A.J., who’s the size of The Hulk, Brody is slim and graceful like a runway model. His shoulders are lightly framed in muscle, his waist is narrow, his legs are long and lean. He has a lope like a wolf’s, a Cheshire Cat grin, and a husky laugh that puts you in mind of the bedroom. The man is just plain sexy.


He also dresses like a Johnny Depp GQ ad, which sets my lady parts aquiver. A well-dressed man simply slays me.


Today he’s wearing black Doc Martens and black designer jeans paired with a pale gray dress shirt—cuffs rolled up his strong forearms—topped with a fitted black silk vest. A leather cuff adorns one wrist. Around his neck on a leather cord is a small silver medallion. He’s got a silver ring on his right thumb, a silver stud in his left ear, and a wicked gleam in his dark green eyes—


Busted.


I break eye contact with him and pretend to inspect the hideous still life of flowers on the opposite wall.


In a low voice, Brody says, “Grace.”


That’s it, just my name, but hell if it doesn’t raise all the little hairs on the back of my neck and make my nipples hard.


Goddamn it.


“Hello.” I continue to stare at the painting. Across from me, Chris and Ethan smirk around mouthfuls of burger and share a glance.


Apparently I didn’t sound quite as disinterested as I was aiming for.



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Cover Reveal: Real Dirty Duet by Meghan March


Here are the NEW COVERS for Meghan March's next Duet: Real Dirty and Real Sexy!!


Real Dirty (Book 1)

AVAILABLE: May 9, 2017

Book Description:

I have everything a guy could want—a new single burning up the charts, more money than a simple country boy could spend, and a woman I’m planning to marry.

Until she doesn’t show up for my proposal.

The life I thought was so perfect, isn’t.

The guy who thought he had everything, doesn’t.

I’ve got my heart on lockdown, but life sends me straight into the path of a mouthy bartender who puts me in my place.

Now the only place I want to put her is under me.


I thought I was done with love, but maybe I’m just getting started.

Links Here:
Amazon - http://amzn.to/2nfT6Gn
iBooks - http://bit.ly/RealDirtyiBooks 
BN - http://bit.ly/RealDirtyBN 
Kobo - http://bit.ly/RealDirtyKobo 
Google Play - http://smarturl.it/RealSexyGP 
Goodreads - http://bit.ly/RealDirtyGR



Real Sexy (Book 2)
AVAILABLE: May 23, 2017

Book Description:

In Nashville, country stars are a dime a dozen.

I swore I’d never get caught up with one, but Boone Thrasher made a liar out of me.

I said I’d never put my heart on the line, but he didn’t ask before he stole it.

Now we’re facing my worst fears, and we'll see if this country boy is tough enough to see it through.

Girls like me don’t get happily ever afters… but maybe he’ll prove that wrong too.

Links Here:
Amazon - http://amzn.to/2nz3tsq
iBooks - http://bit.ly/RealSexyiBooks 
BN - http://bit.ly/RealSexyBN 
Kobo - http://bit.ly/RealSexyKobo 
Google Play - http://smarturl.it/RealSexyGP

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