Monday, 31 October 2016

REVIEW - Keepsake (True North #3) by Sarina Bowen

The Book
Release Date: 25 October 2016
Goodreads Link

There's a first time for everything.

Lark Wainwright used to be fearless. Her life was a series of adventures, each one more exhilarating than the last. But her recent overseas adventure was one too many. Now she’s home and in one piece. Mostly. But her nights are filled with terror.

When her best friend offers her a stay at the orchard in exchange for help at the farmers’ markets, Lark jumps at the chance to spend fall in Vermont. But her nightmares don’t stop. Desperate to keep her fragile state a secret, she relies on the most soft-spoken resident of the Shipley Farm to soothe her when her dreams prove too much.

Zachariah is a survivor, too. It’s been four years since he was tossed aside by the polygamist cult where he grew up. He’s found a peaceful existence on the Shipley’s farm, picking apples and fixing machinery. But getting thrown away by your own people at nineteen leaves a mark on a guy. He doesn’t always know what to make of a world where movie quotes are the primary means of communication. Before hitchhiking to Vermont, he’d never watched TV or spoken on the phone.

Actually, there are a lot of things he’s never done.

Zach and Lark slowly grow to trust one another. One night they become even closer than they’d planned. But Lark may still be too broken to trust anyone. When she pushes Zach away, he will have to prove to himself that he's good for much more than farm labor.

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

Another brilliant book in the series from Sarina Bowen.

Zach has been in all of the previous books, but he has never really said much and has never really given much away about his past either.

This is the book that you can't help but fall totally in love with the man.  In fact there was one point when he comes back from the hospital that he totally has me crying.

Lark is a very strong character that is trying so desperately had to put her hard times behind her, however she has not fully faced what has happened to her, however much Zach seems to be helping.

Both Lark and Zach seem like an unlikely match, but they both compliment each other perfectly and Zach is exactly what Lark needs.

I really cannot recommend this series enough and cannot wait until the next book in the series comes out.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016


Incredible You 
 Author: Lili Valente 
 Release Date:October 25th 2016 
 Genre: Contemporary Romance


From the USA Today Bestselling author of Magnificent Bastard comes a sexy, flirty, dirty standalone…on ice.
They say Jake “The Dragon” Falcone earned his nickname by setting fire to the ice his first season in the NHL. But just between us ladies, I’m pretty sure he earned it for the dragon in his pants.
Lord have f*cking mercy, but the man’s been given a gift. (And I’ve heard he knows exactly how to use it.) From my first hug as his fake girlfriend, it’s clear he’s packing below the belt. After a few fake dates I realize he’s packing…everywhere.
Heart, brains, sex-vibe, and the ability to make me laugh so hard I almost pee my pants—Jake is everything I’ve ever wanted in a man.
He’s also my client and OFF LIMITS. Oh, and he has an ex who’s completely crazy and out for my blood.
I should steer clear, and I would, if my dragon weren’t so completely incredible…
The name sounded like a joke. Who in his right mind wants a “Miraculous Mess” running damage control on his f*cked up love life?
Well…me, it turns out.
By the time I leave her apartment on day one, I’m halfway gone on Shane “Miraculous Mess” Willoughby. By the end of our first date, I know my life won’t be complete until I’ve had this beautiful, sexy, perfectly wild woman in every filthy way I’ve imagined since our first kiss.
I want her, all of her, from the smart mouth that makes me smile to the wounded heart I know I can heal. If she’ll let me.
Can a Madison Avenue princess and a dragon from the wrong side of the tracks live happily ever after?
If I have my way, the world is about to find out.
Warning: Incredible You is a sexy, standalone romantic comedy told from BOTH the hero and the heroine's point of view. No cliffhanger. Lots of hot steamy sexy times, laugh out loud textual healing, and an aw-out-loud happily ever after.

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“You’re not a klutz,” I say, guiding her closer. “I love the way you move.”
“Yeah?” She bites her lip, bringing to mind that list of bitable body parts I hope to be getting from her later.
“Yeah,” I say, my gaze fixed on her sexy mouth. “I could watch you walk across a room all day long. Just the way your hips shift beneath your clothes drives me crazy.”
“Real life crazy,” she says softly.
“Real life crazy,” I confirm. “So crazy that on the way up in that elevator, it was all I could do not to flip the emergency switch.”
Her lashes sweep down and back up, heat flickering in her eyes. “And what would you have done after you flipped the switch, dragon?”
“I would have kissed you, princess.” I don’t bother to hide the hunger in my voice. “I would have pushed you up against the wall and kissed every part of you not covered by that sexy as fuck dress. And then I would have gone after the covered parts, just to see how far you would let me go before you told me to stop.”
“And what if I didn’t tell you to stop?” Her tongue sweeps across her lips and my cock jerks hard in my pants, losing the battle against what this woman does to me.
“Then I guess our first time would have been in an elevator.” I pull her closer, jaw clenching as her stomach presses against where I’m hard enough to slay dragons with my cock.
“Good God,” she mutters, her breath rushing out with this sexy little moan that destroys the last of my self-restraint.
“I would have had you up against the wall,” I say, speaking low so my words are for her and no one else. “But first, I would have made you come, princess. On my fingers, my mouth, my tongue. I’ve been dreaming about fucking you with my tongue since I left your apartment that first afternoon.”
“Me, too,” she whispers, arching closer. “But you have to stop.”
“No, I wouldn’t have stopped,” I promise, deliberately misunderstanding her, because I need to make that blush staining her cheeks spread across her entire body. “I wouldn’t have stopped until you were completely fucking useless, Willoughby. Until you’d come so hard your knees were weak and I had to carry you out of the elevator.”
“Jake, I—”
“But I wouldn’t have carried you into the party,” I push on. “I would have hit the ground floor button, carried your fine ass straight into a cab, and told the driver to break every traffic law required to get us to my place in five minutes. Because I wouldn’t have been able to wait more than five minutes to have you, to be inside of you.”
She trembles against me as her forehead falls to rest against my shoulder. “This is so wrong. So wrong.”
“No, it’s not,” I insist. “It’s the rightest thing I’ve felt in so damned long. And as long as you want me, too, I don’t—”
“Oh, I do.” Her words send a fierce wave of relief rushing through me. “I want you, Jake. I want you so much I can barely think of anything else.”
“And I want you. I want to be inside you so fucking bad, princess,” I whisper, my balls aching miserably between my legs. “I want to feel you come on me. I want you naked and wet and—”
“Screw the pictures.” Her breath rushes out as she grabs a fistful of my shirt and pulls me to a stop at the edge of the dance floor, her eyes hungry and wild. “I need to be alone with you, Falcone. Right fucking now.”
And that’s all I fucking need to hear.
Without another word, I wrap my arm around her waist and aim us both toward the cocktail lounge.


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Meet the Author: Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn't be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich's red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.
These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.

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Monday, 3 October 2016

REVIEW - Fool Me Once (Foolproof Love #2) by Katee Robert

The Book
Release Date: 1 August 2016
Goodreads Link

They say opposites attract, but this is just ridiculous.

Aubry Kaiser doesn’t like people—actually, that’s not right. She loathes people. With her crippling anxiety, there’s no way she can demo her favorite video game at a convention with five thousand other people. Maybe if she brings someone to act as a shield…

But the only person available is the sexy cowboy she can’t stand.

Quinn Baldwyn is in a mess of his own. He’s been dodging his wealthy family’s matchmaking attempts—and life advice—for years, but with his sister’s wedding on the horizon, he needs of a shield of his own.

He and Aubry can barely hold down a civil conversation, but in bed…fireworks. And the closer they get to Quinn’s sister’s wedding, the more he realizes that he might actually like Aubry.

Now it’s up to him to convince her she might actually like him, too.

My Opinion  4 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing LLC, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is a fab enemies to lovers story and i soon lived this couple.

I have not read any other books in this series and you really don't need to, it really is a stand alone book as it is mainly about our couple and their relationship drama.

Geeky Aubry has crippling problems and hates people but has one best friend who she can talk to.  Her husbands best friend Quinn however is one person who rubs Aubry the wrong way and they always verbally spare with each other.

I loved the chemistry between the two from the beginning to end and thought that they were the perfect pairing for each other, and Quinn was brilliant at looking after Aubry when she needed it and even before she needed him.

REVIEW - Bad Boy Summer (Bad Boys on Holiday #5) by Sylvia Pierce

The Book
Release Date: September 2016
Goodreads Link

“F*ck your rules, sweetheart. I don’t need a manual to know how you like to be touched.”

Pam Diederman is in serious trouble. Her master's thesis is past due, her anxiety is through the roof, and if she doesn’t get some rest, she’s heading for a breakdown. A few weeks on the beach with her best friend Lizzie is just what the doctor ordered—literally. The only problem? Their sinfully hot, totally unexpected housemate.

Dark and dangerous. Bad boy to the core. And Pam’s deepest, most closely-guarded secret: Lizzie’s older brother, Ash.

Ex-Army Ranger Asher Burke rocked a hard-on for the girl next door forever, but they said their goodbyes ten years ago, right after a summer of mind-blowing sex. Now he’s back in Cali, fixing up the family beach house for his old man and trying to figure out his next move. Getting distracted by the past? Not an option, no matter how good Pam looks in a bikini. His sister's best friend was off limits when they were younger, and he sure as hell can’t risk it now.

Yeah, tell that to his hard-on. Because that uptight, good-girl mouth of hers is about to get them both in hot water…

Ash was never good at rules, but he’s very good at Pam, and soon they’re up to their old tricks, sneaking around for another red-hot, wall-banging, toe-curling summer. But when secrets come to light and Ash puts his heart on the line, will Pam break her rules for a second chance at love?

** A sexy, full-length novel with an HEA and no cliffhanger! **Bad Boy Summer is part of the Bad Boys on Holiday series. Each book is a standalone erotic romance and can be read in any order.

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

Another brilliant novella in this series where we start with the mans POV in coming to his old family beach house in order to renovate it for his father, who in turn intends on selling it.  However once there he finds his sister and her best friend, the one woman who he cannot get out of his head since the summer they finally slept together.

Ten years later and they still remember everything, even though they have both experienced so much, but will they find their HEA?  Of course they do.

I loved the writing, the story and the pace as i turned each and every page until the last with a smile on my face.  

A brilliant book if you do not have the time for a full fledged novel.