Sunday, 26 February 2017

REVIEW - The Bad Boy CEO (Destiny #1) by Sugar Jamison

The Book
Release Date: 3 November 2015
Goodreads Link

The Bad Boys of Destiny are back and this playboy billionaire has his sights set on more than just a merger.

Colt King has spent his whole life trying to prove he's not the trash his hometown of Destiny, Nevada, thought he and his brothers were. As soon as he was old enough he left town, vowing to make a name for himself and never looking back at the place that looked down on him. But that plan goes out the window when his ailing elderly aunt asks him to come home.

He begrudgingly returns to help the woman who raised him. But he's no longer the poor kid from the bad part of town. He's the ruler of a custom car empire and a financial genius. He arrives expecting a boring stay, but when he walks into his childhood home to find a woman in nothing but her underwear pointing a shotgun at his face, he knows his trip home will be a memorable one. With his aunt sick and forcing him to help her restore her fledgling hair salon, he has more than enough on his plate. Colt has no idea that her sexy tenant, Zanna, is going to be the cause of his many sleepless nights.

Zanna Jacobs came to the ghost town of Destiny to stay out of trouble and stay the hell away from men. She's got a serious thing for bad boys that's she trying to kick, and when she lays her eyes on the brutishly handsome Colt, she knows he's got bad news written all over him. He's not the typical thug she goes for: He's too clean cut, too good looking, and too cold--and when he comes to take over her salon, she's not going to take it. Zanna decides to show him exactly who the boss is. Colt is used to people following his orders, and when Zanna challenges his every word he finds her infuriating and incredibly sexy. He can't keep his hands off her...and knows that once he returns to Las Vegas, all bets are off..

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

I actually really liked this book.  We have a CEO who comes back home and is not afraid of getting his hands dirty with whatever needs doing for his family.

Then we have Zanna, a lady who is not afraid to stand up for herself and is not afraid to brandish a shotgun to protect herself from the men in her life.

The King brothers show great loyalty for each other and show great respect for the lady that took them in when they needed someone, the same thing she has done for Zanna.

Zanna is not afraid to push back at King, a man that is used to having his demands met and no resistance especially from women.  A woman like no other he has ever met before.

As soon as this book was finished i found myself rushing to download the rest of the series as i desperately want to find out what happens so that Drake and Levi get their happy ever after too.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

REVIEW - Hard to Catch (The Beast of Baseball #3) by Alice Ward

The Book
Release Date: 9 February 2017
Goodreads Link

This is the third sexy STANDALONE novel in Bestselling Author Alice Ward's brand new sports romance series, The Beasts of Baseball.

Todd Morris
I couldn’t imagine anything worse than being traded from the Mets — until the day I’m traded to the Beasts. Now I’m catching for Calvin Malone, their star pitcher. Star pretty boy. Star pain in my ass. The tension between us is thick. All over a girl. Whitney. The woman I deserve. Not him.

If that’s not bad enough, I learn that my reputation as an adrenaline junkie, a daredevil, a risk taker has landed me a babysitter during spring training. I have to admit... Katrina Delaney is hot. Not only is she damn fine to look at, she’s the daughter of a baseball legend. And mysterious. She’s hiding something beneath that social media perfection. But what? I want to find out.

Katrina Delaney
Good ole’ dad, Bobby "Spaceman" Delaney. He did it this time. Our family fortune is being sold to the highest bidder while I try to figure out how to survive on my own. Sure, I’m twenty-three, old enough to handle my own life. But I’ve never had to. Daddy has always handled everything — until now.

Thank God for Rhett Hamilton, my savior. An amazing job opportunity as the social media manager for the Beasts is my new lease on life, my beginning, my chance to prove I can do it on my own. I’ve spent my entire life around baseball players, so it’s a perfect fit. The only thing that’s changed is how I look at these men. As a girl, I’d neglected to appreciate their rugged good looks, hard bodies, and wickedly sexy demeanor. As a woman, I’m appreciating plenty, especially the new catcher Todd Morris. But his deep blue eyes seem to see right through me. To the real me. To my secrets.

NOTE: The Beasts of Baseball series follows the sexy exploits of the players on the baseball team The Beasts, and the women they love. Each book can be read as a standalone and features a heart twisting HEA with No Cliffhanger.

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

This is the first book that i have read by this author and can definitely be read as a stand alone book.

It took me a few chapters to get into the authors style of writing, but after that i was absorbed into the story and really enjoyed it.

Both characters seemed well rounded and i felt their emotions, and you never felt like Katrina looked down on being suddenly in a poor situation.

Both characters had a maturity to them, although at times they did at foolishly, but both restored their character with how they overcame their obstacles and when Todd fought for what he wanted.

This book also made me want to read the first two books in this series.

REVIEW - Royal Stripper ( A Secret Baby Romance) by Sienna Valentine

The Book
Release Date: 8 February 2017 
Goodreads Link

It seemed like the perfect cover. Crown Prince or not, I was tired of all of the pressures back home. Get married. Start a family. Ensure the royal bloodline remained intact. Do your duty. It was too much stress and almost led me to trusting the wrong woman. It would have been a catastrophic mistake, and one that I vowed never to make again. So I escaped to America and found a job that ensured I would stay surrounded by beautiful, horny women that wanted nothing more than to have a good time with no expectations about anything long term. Everyone got what they wanted. I was like the Robin Hood of sexual desire, doling it out to those in need. Like I said, it was the perfect plan. Until I met Ally.

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

This is the first book that i have read by this author and with a male stripper and a librarian, you may think this has been done before, however, have you read about the royal stripper and the librarian?

Matthias is a crown prince escaping his future in America, a place where it is easy to be lost with his bodyguard and to feel right at home he lives in a not so nice area and gets a job as a stripper in order to meet woman who are not out for his money.

Ally is at a bachelorette party and spies Matthias.  He is not the type she goes for but the charisma is there and she is pulled to him even if she doesn't want to be.

Its a good read where the male character finds that he has to chase the woman for a change and secrets are kept, then exposed.

Certainly will not be my last book by this author.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

REVIEW - Meant For You by Lili Valente

The Book
Release Date: 14 February 2017
Goodreads Link

What if there was one man—one gorgeous, brilliant, sexy as hell man—who was meant for you?

Yeah, well, there isn’t. Love is a hard slog up a snowy mountain infested with rabid cougars, and meant-to-be love is just a lie. I learned that the hard way when all my romantic dreams went up in smoke, and the boy I loved walked away without looking back.

Or so I thought…


Seven years ago Fate ripped me away from the only girl I’ve ever loved. Now Addie and I are snowed in at a romantic mountain lodge, drinking cocoa around the Valentine’s Day tree, and there’s no way I’m going to let her slip away from me again. 

One way or another, I’ll prove to Adeline that we belong together.

She might not believe in love, but I do, and I’m going to use every sexy, wicked weapon at my disposal to convince my girl we’re meant to be.

The best part of trying to win the one who got away? I know exactly what makes her laugh, what makes her melt, and what makes her squirm…

MEANT FOR YOU is a sexy, swoony, true love conquers all Standalone romantic comedy.

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

This is another brilliant instalment from the Magnificent Bastard Consulting world and Adeline has been mentioned in previous books, especially as she is a good friend of Shane from the previous book.

These books can be read as a stand alone book, however reading the previous books does help with a little background knowledge into the other scantly mentioned other characters.

It is an extremely fast read that you cannot help but keep turning the pages and seeing what is going to happen next into this spooky Valentines Tale that will have you smiling and cursing.

Sometimes life gets in the way of your life, but when life gives you a second chance, take it.

Friday, 10 February 2017

REVIEW - A Princess for a Bride by Noelle Adams

The Book
Release Date: 8 February 2017
Goodreads Link

I was born the middle princess of a tiny country in the Alps, which means my primary duty in life has always been to make a good marriage for my family and country. That's why I'm marrying Edward Channing. He's rich, handsome, arrogant, and silent. 

Seriously, he almost never talks to me at all. 

He might be marrying a princess, but he obviously doesn't want to spend any more time with me than he has to. I have no problem with that. We can live entirely different lives and pursue our own interests. I'm sure we can make this arranged marriage work. 

Of course, we do need to produce an heir, but I'm trying not to think about that.

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 Rothman Royals series and was just as good as the first.

The story focus on the record daughter of the Rothmans and starts from her wedding day, an arranged marriage in order that the Rothmans can add a little cash flow into their lives.

As expected there is no initial love from our main lady, however as they get to know each other the feelings between them change and take a different road.

Both characters realise that they did not know each other properly, however they both like what they find, especially ....... who realises that .... was not the man she thought that he was.  He was so much better.

A really sweet read that had me so happy that they got their HEA.

Looking forward to the third and final instalment of the series and we may well have had a little taster as to who the love interest may be :)

Thursday, 2 February 2017

REVIEW - Lumberjacked by Alexandria Hunt

The Book
Release Date: 18 January 2017
Goodreads Link

Aaron Remington 
I needed the money. That’s the only reason I ever signed up for that stupid reality TV show. I wasn’t looking for a wife, I wasn’t looking for love, and I certainly wasn’t interested in any of the bimbo contestants they picked out for me. 

I was set to live with ten girls in a mountain retreat near my hometown in Alaska for a month. I was supposed to fake it until I found my “bride”, film the final episode, and walk away a free man with a hundred grand cash in my pocket. 

Just enough to pay the back taxes owed on my family’s lumber mill and keep running things for them. 

But I hadn’t counted on meeting her. A slick Hollywood TV producer who somehow managed to steal my heart, mess up my plans, and bumble the entire thing by being infuriating and so goddamned irresistible. 

Reagan Black 
I needed this job so bad I could do anything for it. So what if it was taking place in some dirty little town in the middle of no man’s land, Alaska? Who cares if it meant leaving my life and friends and LA behind for a month? 

I had to prove that I could do this on my own and succeed not just because my daddy was Pavel Black, the biggest movie producer Hollywood had ever seen. 

What I didn’t expect was to find myself out there in the middle of the woods in the strong, muscled arms of a big, bearded lumberjack. 

And I never expected to be put in a position where I had to choose between the maddeningly sexy star of our hit show and the career I had always wanted. 

Can love win? 

**This is a full-length (56,000 words) standalone happy ever after. That being said, it also contains angst, some humor, a cute little dog, a hot alpha lumberjack, an uptight LA princess and some pretty steamy sex it's best left to those 18+.

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

This is a cute read and i really enjoyed it.

We have a bearded, muscled lumberjack who is only in LA to get the money that his little brother owes to him and a producer who's last show completely flopped and desperately needs a hit show to propel her career and gain her fathers approval.

Right from the start there is a magnetic pull of lust and attraction, but takes a while before both of them finally do anything about it other than just flirting.

They are worlds apart from each other but they just mesh well.  One brought up in LA in a rich household while the other is now managing a lumber mill.  

This is the first book that i have read from this author, but i have a feeling that it will not be my last.