Saturday, 28 May 2016

REVIEW - Rescued by the Bad Boy (Bad Boys on Holiday #4) by Sylvia Pierce

The Book
Release Date: 16 May 2016
Goodreads Link

“Mouth-to-mouth? I don’t think so, sweetheart. My tongue has much more interesting plans for you tonight.” 

It’s tourist season at Starfish Cove, but head lifeguard Max Killian isn’t in the water. He’s on probation, relegated to policing bonfires and beach weddings until his supervisor deems him fit for duty. No booze. No partying. No swimming. Hell, just about the only thing the boss didn’t outlaw is sex. 

And a hot, oh-so-f*ckable bridesmaid is just what Max needs to soothe his guilt-ridden soul…

She may be standing up in her sister’s wedding, but Haley Scott doesn’t believe in happily ever afters—not with her family's track record. That doesn’t mean she’s not up for a little naughty fun with the right guy, though.

Like that gorgeous, tatted-up lifeguard with the panty-melting eyes and muscles made for pinning her down…

It’s a match made in one-night-stand heaven… until Haley’s nosy Aunt Bev catches them buck naked in the lifeguard tower, and Max introduces himself as her freaking boyfriend.

Great. Turns out faking it with Max is about as easy as pretending to like her fugly bridesmaid dress. But when feelings deepen on both sides, can Haley open herself up to love, or will Max’s painful secrets send her swimming for the shore?

My Opinion  5 STARS

**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

Another awesome book in the series, they just keep getting better and better and each one can be read as a stand alone story.

Max is an unhappy man.  An event in his past has its grips in him leaving him unable to sleep and unable to do his job properly at the moment.  Its only at a beach party does his life turn around again when he meets Haley.  A girl that just gets under his skin and behind his defences that even his best friend cant get to.

The chemistry between the two is off the charts and what starts as just a ruse, very quickly turns into more when they realise just how well they fit, and all just over a weekend.

A must read series that will leave you feeling happy.

REVIEW - Missing by Noelle Adams

The Book
Release Date: 19 August 2013

Sex would never be enough...

Nathan Livingston has more in his life than he can handle--a high-powered job in D.C. politics, a sixteen-year-old daughter he's raising alone, and another daughter who ran away from him, whom he hasn't seen in two years.

He doesn't have anything left to invest in a real relationship. A night of hot sex with Lynn every three months is as much as he'll allow himself, and it doesn't matter that it never feels like enough.

Lynn shouldn't be involved with someone as high-profile as Nathan, since it could negatively affect her successful web magazine, but she just can't resist their nights together.

Then his complicated personal life catches up to their no-strings-attached affair, and they both find out everything they're missing.

My Opinion  4 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is the first time that i have read a book where the characters are already sleeping with each other, although every three months.

What starts off as just almost friends with benefits, but they do not contact each other in-between, moves after two years to something a little more, that turns into even more.

There is lots of feeling packed into this book and you really see the relationship and the feelings turning towards more even if its not always smooth.

Nathan may look like a polished perfect individual, but he is far from calm in his private life where he feels like a duck out of water.  It is only Lynn that gives him the peace that he needs and the help to be a little less controlling and a little more secure.

A sweet book that seemed to be over way too fast.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

REVIEW (Excerpt & Giveaway) - Tommaso (Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. #2) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff


Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. book #2

by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Released May 24, 2016

From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff…
TOMMASO, Book #2, Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. Series


Tommaso Fierro is used to the finer things in life—nice suits, nice car, nice house. Okay, his past isn’t so nice, but that’s in the past. Or at least it was until he blacked out after meeting the woman of his dreams.

Annnd possibly capturing her.

Annnd possibly terrorizing her before she got away.

Annnd discovering that he’s turning into a horrible creature he loathes with all his heart.

Luckily, there’s a cure. Unluckily, it will require him to track this woman down and convince her to give him a second chance. But if he finds her, will she ever believe that he’s really not a monster? 

WARNING: This book contains F-bombs, unicorns, golf clubs, random references to TV shows, disco balls, imprisoned clowns, leather pants, evil Mayan priests, large scary bugs, insane deities, hot immortal men, and, of course, many references to extremely large penises.




Lying in bed, I sifted through the darkness with my tired eyes, in search of the strange noise coming from… Holy crap! It’s above me! 

The dark figure came into focus, and I let out a yelp that should’ve been a terror-filled scream. What in the name of fuck is that? 

I thought, feeling my entire body turn ice cold with fear. In the yellow light of my alarm clock, I saw the monster’s face hovering over mine, its eyes pits of glowing crimson swirling with black. Oh shit. Oh shit. What is that?

I opened my mouth to finally deliver that scream, but the beast quickly slapped its sickly hand over my lips to muffle the noise. Oh, God. Help me. 

He smelled like death and evil. He smelled like desolation and despair—everything bad in this world mixed together. Knowing I was about to die, I felt my eyes begin to tear. “Please,” I mumbled through the gaps in its sticky fingers, the unmistakable smell of dried blood filling my nostrils.

“Please don’t kill me.” Slowly, it dipped its head, allowing me to see its face up close. Christ. He’s human. Or something humanlike, resembling a man covered in black soot and the stench of death. “Please, I’m begging you—just let me go,” I whimpered.

The man slid his hand from my mouth, studying me. Then there was a flash of something I didn’t expect in their depths: fear. “Save. Me,” he mumbled in a deep gargle. “Please…save…me…”

What the…? I was the one who needed saving! “I think it’s the oth-other way around,” I stuttered and then reached for the reading lamp to my side and swung. He stopped it inches from his face, and an icy rage replaced any semblance of kinder, gentler emotions. He roared and then grabbed me by the hair, dragging me from my bed.

“Let go!” I yelled, and he did. He tossed me to the floor as if I were completely weightless. Oh, God. He was so strong. I yelled for help, but no one was coming. I lived alone out in the middle of the desert.

Looking pleased by my fear, he reached into the waistband of whatever he wore as clothing and drew a buck knife or machete or something one might use to murder an innocent twenty-six-year-old golf instructor who lived ten miles outside of Palm Springs, liked to binge on crunchy food, and owned two Jeeps, a cat that hated her, and four rescue chickens. Yeah. It was that kind of knife. A really, really big fucking knife.

“Oh, God. Please no. Please…I’m sorry,” I cried. “Whatever I did, I’m sorry!” Of course, I wasn’t sorry. I was simply terrified and wanted to live. Unfortunately, the odds were not in my favor. I watched in terror as the blade barreled down toward my face.

My Opinion  5 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is the second book in the series, however it is also a spin off from the authors Accidentally Yours series and still has you laughing out loud and wanting things to happen with a HEA.

The author packs lots of wit and high-jinx into the story and there are twists and little other things you don't always see coming.  

Lots of characters make an appearance from the previous series as the worlds end nears, however Cimil is constantly the feeling of bat-shit-crazy, but is she.

As usual the man is an alpha character and with so many alphas they obviously butt heads often and call each other names, yet they would all stop everything and help the other if needed.

Another epic book in the series and i cannot wait to read more!!


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Monday, 23 May 2016

REVIEW (Excerpt & Giveaway) - What Happens in Texas by Carolyn Brown

The Book
Release Date: 7 June 2016
Goodreads Link

Carolyn Brown brings her unique voice to this tale of twin sisters finding love in a small Texas town

Cathy Andrew's biological clock has passed the ticking stage and is dangerously close to "blown plumb up." While her twin sister Marty thinks settling down with one man is just a waste of good cowboys, Cathy wants it all: the perfect husband, the baby, and a little house right there in Cadillac. But even as the town is laying bets on whose wedding will be next, Cathy doesn't see happily-ever-after happening anytime soon.

Fortunately, Cathy and Marty have best friends who aren't afraid to stir up a ruckus-and if it means Cathy's got to bust out and set the town on its ear they'll back her up-no matter how hot things get.

(Originally published as The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee.)

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If Prissy Parnell hadn’t married Buster Jones and left Cadillac, Texas, for Pasadena, California, Marty wouldn’t have gotten the speeding ticket. It was all Prissy’s damn fault that Marty was in such a hurry to get to the Blue-Ribbon Jalapeño Society monthly meeting that night, so Prissy ought to have to shell out the almost two hundred dollars for that ticket.
They were already passing around the crystal bowl to take up the voting ballots when Marty slung open the door to Violet Prescott’s sunroom and yelled, “Don’t count ’em without my vote.”
Twenty faces turned to look at her and not a one of them, not even her twin sister, Cathy, was smiling. Hell’s bells, who had done pissed on their cucumber sandwiches before she got there, anyway? A person didn’t drop dead from lack of punctuality, did they?
One wall of the sunroom was glass and looked out over lush green lawns and flower gardens. The other three were covered with shadow boxes housing the blue ribbons that the members had won at the Texas State Fair for their jalapeño pepper entries. More than forty shadow boxes all reminding the members of their history and their responsibility for the upcoming year. Bless Cathy’s heart for doing her part. She had a little garden of jalapeños on the east side of the lawn and nurtured them like children. The newest shadow box held ribbons that she’d earned for the club with her pepper jelly and picante. It was the soil, or maybe she told them bedtime stories, but she, like her mamma and grandma, grew the hottest jalapeños in the state.
“It appears that Martha has decided to grace us with her presence once again when it is time to vote for someone to take our dear Prissy’s place in the Blue-Ribbon Jalapeño Society. We really should amend our charter to state that a member has to attend more than one meeting every two years. You could appreciate the fact that we did amend it once to include you in the membership with your sister, who, by the way, has a spotless attendance record,” Violet said.
Violet, the queen of the club, as most of the members called it, was up near eighty years old, built like SpongeBob SquarePants, and had stovepipe jet-black hair right out of the bottle. Few people had the balls or the nerve to cross her, and those who did were put on her shit list right under Martha, aka Marty, Andrews’ name, which was always on the top.
Back in the beginning of the club days, before Marty was even born, the mayor’s wife held the top position on the shit list. When they’d formed the Blue-Ribbon Jalapeño Society, Loretta Massey and Violet almost went to war over the name of the new club. Loretta insisted that it be called a society, and Violet wanted it to be called a club. Belonging to a club just sounded so much fancier than saying that one belonged to a society. Loretta won when the vote came in, but Violet called it a club anyway and that’s what stuck. Rumor had it that Violet was instrumental in getting the mayor ousted just so they’d have to leave Grayson County and Loretta would have to quit the club.
Marty hated it when people called her Martha. It sounded like an old woman’s name. What was her mother thinking anyway when she looked down at two little identical twin baby daughters and named them after her mother and aunt—Martha and Catherine? Thank God she’d at least shortened their names to Marty and Cathy.
Marty shrugged, and Violet snorted. Granted, it was a ladylike snort, but it still went right along with her round face and three-layered neck. Hell, if they wanted to write forty amendments to the charter, Marty would still do only the bare necessities to keep her in voting standing. She hadn’t even wanted to be in the damned club and had only done it because if she didn’t, then Cathy couldn’t.
Marty slid into a seat beside her sister and held up her ballot.
Beulah had the bowl in hand and was ready to hand it off to Violet to read off the votes. But she passed it to the lady on the other side of her and it went back around the circle to Marty, who tossed in her folded piece of paper. If she’d done her homework and gotten the numbers right, that one vote should swing the favor for Anna Ruth to be the new member of the club. She didn’t like Anna Ruth, especially since she’d broken up her best friend’s marriage. But hey, Marty had made a deathbed promise to her mamma, and that carried more weight than the name of a hussy on a piece of paper.
The bowl went back to Violet and she put it in her lap like the coveted jeweled crown of a reigning queen. “Our amended charter states that only twenty-one women can belong to the Blue-Ribbon Jalapeño Society at any one time, and the only time we vote a new member in is when someone moves or dies. Since Prissy Parnell got married this past week and moved away from Grayson County, we are open for one new member. The four names on the ballet are: Agnes Flynn, Trixie Matthews, Anna Ruth Williams, and Gloria Rawlings.”
Even though it wasn’t in the fine print, everyone knew that when attending a meeting, the members should dress for the occasion, which meant panty hose and heels. Marty could feel nineteen pairs of eyes on her. It would have been twenty, but Violet was busy fishing the first ballot from the fancy bowl.
Marty threw one long leg over the other and let the bright red, three-inch-heeled shoe dangle on her toe. They could frown all they wanted. She was wearing a dress, even if it only reached midthigh, and had black spandex leggings under it. If they wanted her to wear panty hose, they’d better put a second amendment on that charter and make it in big print.
God Almighty, but she’d be glad when her great-aunt died and she could quit the club. But it looked like Agnes was going to last forever, which was no surprise. God sure didn’t want her in heaven, and the devil wouldn’t have her in hell.
“One vote for Agnes,” Violet said aloud.
Beulah marked that down on the minutes and waited.
Violet enjoyed her role as president of the club and took her own sweet time with each ballot. Too bad she hadn’t dropped dead or at least moved to California so Cathy could be president. Marty would bet her sister would get those votes counted a hell of a lot faster.
There was one piece of paper in the candy dish when Beulah held up a hand. “We’ve got six each for Agnes, Trixie, Anna Ruth, and two for Gloria. Unless this last vote is for Agnes, Trixie, or Anna Ruth, we have a tie, and we’ll have to have a runoff election.”
“Shit!” Marty mumbled.
Cathy shot her a dirty look.
“Anna Ruth,” Violet said and let out a whoosh of air.
A smile tickled the corner of Marty’s mouth.
Saved, by damn!
Agnes was saved from prison.
Violet was saved from attending her own funeral.
The speeding ticket was worth every penny.

My Opinion  4 STARS

**My thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

I really liked this book and the characters within, especially Aunt Agnes.  But i think that the only downside was the fact that we had so many of the characters narrating that at times it felt like you were getting too many sides told.

The plot was good and there was a constant stream of events happening that all linked together and the wit of the girls and of Agnes had me howling at times.  Especially at the antics of Agnes, i would so love to have someone like her around.


Sunday, 22 May 2016

REVIEW - Taken Home (Lone Star Burn #3) by Ruth Cardello

The Book
Release Date: 5 April 2016

Playboy Mason Thorne is nothing short of complicated. Though he was a movie star at a young age, his life took a downward spiral when he turned to drugs after losing his mother. He cleaned up his act and became a senator but still keeps his distance from most everyone—including his own father. There are plenty of women around, but most are gone by morning.
Twenty-five-year-old Chelle Landon thinks she must be the last virgin in Texas. She’s worried if she doesn’t remedy it soon, she’ll stay one forever. She attends yet another small-town wedding where the last single man her age is officially off the market, until sexy politician Mason Thorne appears. He’s the answer to her prayers, if one can pray for something that decadent.
He needs a cover story, not another lover. Chelle’s on a mission to lose her virginity, no matter what. Will he break her heart or will she heal his?
My Opinion  5 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and Montlake Romance for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This book has a playboys meet a virgin, something that initially puts our alpha male right off, until he decides that he like the idea that known has yet touched her in such a way, especially as he soon starts to think that he would like known else too, but the idea scares the crap out of him.

Chelle is a very sweet girl who has been raised to be strong and supportive when needed even when she is angry.  Chill shows us a fighting spirit that is hard to squash even if it hurts.

Things move fast for these two and i loved following their story and getting to see our two previous couples have their own little part, even if Charles comes across as a bit of a dick to begin with.

Certainly worth a read, and compliments the series nicely.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

REVIEW - After the Final Dandelion by Brooke Williams

The Book
Release Date: 17 May 2016
Goodreads Link

After Renee Lockhart appeared on the local TV dating show "Accept this Dandelion" and found the love of her life, she thought she was done with TV. But when she hears that the entire city has bets on how soon she and her fiancé will break up, she is determined to show that their love is meant to last. 

When Mike, the KETO producer, approaches her about airing the wedding live, she jumps at the chance. Once she is set up with a famous wedding coordinator, plans take a turn for the worse and the simple wedding they wanted becomes the event of the year. 

In the meantime, Eva Merida is dealing with her own life changing opportunity. Though she’s in love with her boyfriend, who she met on the second season of the dating show, she can’t turn down the chance to investigate a Hollywood TV show when offered a position. When she runs into an old flame, she questions the stability of her current relationship. 

Will Renee be able to prove her love for Ben to the city before her wedding falls apart? Who will Eva choose on her own emotional roller coaster? Hilarity ensues as the wedding of the decade melts into the disaster of the year. Because everyone knows weeds take over every garden…

My Opinion  4 STARS

**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

In the last book in this series we follow both Renee and her fiancee Ben and her friend Eva and her boyfriend Ben.

Both have found their HEA with the show and now it all comes together with the upcoming wedding of Renee and Ben.

With the high-jinks that occur to Renee she takes everything well and has a brilliant attitude to everything that happens.

Eva finds out for certain that she chose the right man as Brian gives her a big scene proving his love for her.

Its well written, but if you have not recently read the first two books I would recommend that you read them again before this one.

A good read.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

REVIEW - Ten Reasons to Stay (School For Heiresses #2.5) by Sabrina Jeffries

The Book
Release Date: 6 May 2013
Goodreads Link

A delightful eNovella from New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries about a young woman who learns that you can’t learn about love from a textbook.

In "Ten Reasons to Stay," previously published in the anthology The School for Heiresses, lessons go far beyond etiquette and needlepoint. Eliza Crenshawe’s lesson is to look before she leaps. But when she discovers that her new guardian plans to marry her off without so much as a Season, she forgets all that. She flees—on a horse she unwittingly steals (oops!)—from Colin Hunt, a newly minted earl who wants nothing more than for her to go home…or stay forever.

My Opinion  3.5 STARS

**My thanks to NetGalley and Gallery, Threshold Pocket Books, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is a short novella in which you do not need to read the rest of the series at all to understand what is going on and you don not meet any other characters that make you think there is a book about them.

I am not generally a historical romance fan, but this one wasn't bad, even with the almost instal-love.

The novella takes place from midnight to a day and a half later where the pair act selflessly for the other in order to stay together.

If you are not a fan of graphic scenes, then this is for you as most scenes are fairly tame between them, its all about the feeling in those days :)

I enjoyed reading this and am certainly considering reading some more books from this author, even if they are historical.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

REVIEW - Going Rate for Mr. Right by Jessie Evans

The Book
Release Date: 19 May 2016

Mason Riley’s cousin Noah is about to prove that smart and sexy run in the family… 

If Yasmin North knows one thing for certain it’s that love sucks and then you cry. That’s why she’s moving forward with her Happily Ever After solo, with the help of a sperm sample from a double PhD holder. 

At least that was her plan until the sperm bank sold her the wrong sample and she ended up deep in let-me-have-your-baby-batter negotiations with her unnamed donor. Her homecoming to Sapphire Falls is taking a hard turn for the sour, and that’s before her mother’s prize-winning rooster, Sampson the Third, makes it clear he’s out for blood—Yasmin’s blood.

The first time Noah Riley visited his cousin, Mason, he fell hard for Sapphire Falls. So he’s not really surprised to find himself falling hard for a Sapphire Falls girl. The moment Yasmin races past him, chased by a demon rooster, his gut utters two words—yes and mine. He and Yasmin share an instant connection, but convincing this wounded woman to let him be her knight in faded blue jeans is harder than he ever imagined. 

Especially when he discovers she’s the woman who was accidentally given his sperm sample!

Can Yasmin and Noah survive the attack of the killer poultry and find their way to you and me and baby makes three the old-fashioned way? 

Or will the scars from the past keep two destined lovers from their Meant To Be?

My Opinion  5 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

I  remember Yasmin from Jessie's Lonesome Point series which rocks, so i just had to read this one to see how she would get her HEA, especially after what she had gone through.

Noah Riley is certainly her perfect match and i am glad that smart in this case also meant that, he sees what others have missed along with the feeling that SHE IS THE ONE.

Its funny, witty and leaves you smiling and wanting to read the rest of the Sapphire Falls series.

A must read.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

REVIEW - Playing Hard (New York Saints #4) by Melanie Scott

The Book
Release Date: 2 February 2016
Goodreads Link


Baseball fanatic Oliver Shields has had his eye on the ball since he was a kid. Playing for the New York Saints is a dream come true, and making the play-offs is a reason to celebrate years of dedicated field work and batting practice. The season isn't over yet, but meeting gorgeous Amelia Graham seems like a bonus grand slam—until one night of partying threatens to take Oliver out of the game for good…


All work and no play has always been Amelia's motto, earning her a coveted job on Wall Street job and the professional clout she's always longed for. Oliver is a real player—in more ways than one—and a distraction she doesn't need, especially given her dating record. When flirtation turns to attraction so fierce neither one of them can say good-bye, will Oliver and Amelia step up to the plate—and give love a chance?

My Opinion  5 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is another great book in the series and could be read as a stand a lone quite easily.

We have met Oliver (Ollie) Shields in previous books and i couldn't wait ti hear how he would get his HEA and Ameila is the perfect match.

I loved Amelia and was sad by the way that Finn treated her during this time period especially as they are like brother and sister, so i guess it was easier for him to last out.

Although i know nothing about baseball, you really don't need to as all of the drama takes place away from the field yet you still know that they are professional athletes.  

I really cannot wait to see how Finn's book turns out.