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Review: Bossed by Sloane Howell

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He’s the boss. But she’s ready to take charge.

In this provocative and sexy* office romance, a cheeky new hire tempts a hotshot sports agent to mix business with pleasure.

Jenny: Job interviews are a bitch under the best of circumstances, but when your potential boss is the world’s biggest prick, that’s when you should simply walk away. It’s just that I need this job so badly—and I’m mesmerized by Ethan Mason’s piercing gaze. Men like him aren’t supposed to exist in real life. But under the tailored suits and GQ looks, Ethan simmers with barely restrained ambition. And no matter how hard I work to fight the attraction, I’m going to get burned.

Ethan: You don’t become a top agent without learning how to close a deal. I always get what—or who—I want, by staying cool and in command. Then Jenny Jackson walks into my office with her lush curves and “screw you” attitude and blows away my intentions of keeping things professional. All I can think about is exploring the perfect body hidden beneath those conservative clothes or shutting her saucy mouth with one hot kiss. Jenny’s worth breaking the rules over—if I can convince her to break the rules for me.

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My Review

Overall, I thought this book was an ok read. I thought the story was well written and flowed nicely. Bossed is a quick read that can be finished in just a few short hours. In the beginning, I was really intrigued by Ethan and Jenny. I thought the two of them had really great chemistry and I loved the tension between the two of them. Their banter was very entertaining and I thought that they both gave as good as they got and I think it kept the story really interesting.

However, I did have a few issues with the story. I felt like a lot of the drama in the story was unnecessary and at times, a little over the top. Anytime there was a misunderstanding, both characters would act without thinking and it annoyed me that Jenny never would listen to Ethan when he tired to explain himself. Once or twice, I understand. But, it was every single time. She only really listened to him when his friend Matt would intervene. I guess, I wanted to see more of the two of them working through their issues and hearing each other out without other people trying to save the day.

Bossed is my first book by this author, and while I did have some issues with this story, I still found it to be an enjoyable read. For the most part, it was a steamy and fun read, it just had a little too much unnecessary drama for my tastes. I’m still glad that I took and a chance and checked this book out. I would still be open to reading more from this author in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

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Review: Royally Roma (The Royals #1) by Teri Wilson

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In this charming, modern retelling of the classic Audrey Hepburn film Roman Holiday, a royal prince tries to escape his hectic and rigid life and ends up leading a young graduate student on a chase through the Eternal City.

Julia Costa is too busy trying to complete her PhD while also holding down a full-time job as a private tour guide in Rome to keep up with celebrity gossip. So when she crosses paths with a real, actual prince, she mistakes him for a client and takes him on a daylong tour of the city.

Intrigued by the idea of spending time with someone who obviously has no idea who he is, and delighted at the prospect of a day free of royal obligations, Niccolo La Torre, Crown Prince of Lazaretto, acts on impulse and assumes the role of Julia’s client. He swears to himself that he’ll return to his royal duties after only half a day…but he’s having the time of his life.

Until Julia presents him with the bill. Since he snuck out of the hotel without so much as a dime, he tries to escape, only to discover that she won’t let him out of her sight until he can pay her back. She’s determined to get her money…and perhaps more from the handsome stranger she’s fallen for.


My Review

Really cute, easy read. I love getting lost in a good romance and I love being able to experience new places via the written word. Royally Roma is a quick read, one that you can easily finish in just one sitting. The story-line is fun and cute. The characters are entertaining and sweet together.

Overall, I thought this was just a really sweet read. It’s definitely going to be one of those that is great for some, but not a hit for others. For me, I’m somewhere in between. While this is sweeter than my usual reads, it was a nice change of pace and I’m glad to have checked it out.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

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Blog Tour with Review: One More Night by Sarah O’Rourke

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Crenshaw Jacobson met the woman of his dreams…and he was determined to spend every night possible with her. But Waverlee Armstrong was leery of commitment, having been abandoned by her family at an early age. She knew that she loved Shaw…but can she learn to trust him and spend just one more night?

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Shivering against him as she parted her lips to speak, Waverlee moaned as his tongue swept forward, stealing the opportunity to deepen their kiss. And holy moly, the man could kiss. And not just any old kiss either. It was the-steal-your-breath-I-can’t-live-without-his-touch-because-nothing-else-in-the-world-matters kind of kiss a girl spends her life dreaming about. Their tongues danced together for long minutes as everything else faded away. The people. The noise. Everything took a backseat to the fierce passion Shaw created with a simple touch of his mouth to hers.

Forcing herself to find her voice when Shaw lifted his mouth from hers to take a deep breath, Waverlee flashed a furtive glance up at his darkened eyes. “Wow,” she breathed shakily, clutching handfuls of his light blue dress shirt in her fists as the world seemed to spin at warp speed, “I..I…don’t think I’ve ever felt anything like that before,” she whispered, the words catching in her throat as his finger swept against her lower lip.

“Then you best hold on real tight to me, baby, ‘cause I’m just getting started,” he replied, dropping his head to steal another deep, wet kiss from her lips as he curved one big hand around her neck, wrapping her silky hair around his fist and tugging gently.

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“He couldn’t exactly explain the change that had come over him. It was as if his heart had instantly recognized its mate.”

“My soul knows yours, sweet girl, because yours is the missing piece to mine.”

Told from dual points of view, One More Night follows the story of Shaw and Waverlee. From the moment Shaw laid eyes on Waverlee, he knew he had to have her. There was an in-explainable connection between them, and he would stop at nothing to win Waverlee over. Waverlee has never known what love is. Her family life was far from perfect and she learned at a young age that they only person she could count on in her life, was herself. Never wanting to depend on anyone else, Waverlee worked hard to get the things that she wanted in life, never taking a moment for herself. She never saw Shaw coming, but he was a force to be reckoned with. She never stood a chance and if fate had anything to say about it, one night would never be enough…

Since this story is a novella, you know I gotta keep it short and sweet, so I don’t give anything away. Overall, I thought this book was a good read. It was fun. It was sexy. I easily read this book in just a few hours. This is definitely a story with insta-love, but the characters have a lot of heart and such great chemistry that it works well for their story. This story is very light on the drama. There are a few intense moments, but nothing crazy or over the top.

If you’re a fan of insta-love/insta-romance and are looking for a quick and sexy read, this might just be the book for you.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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Review: Honor Before Heart (Emerald Belles, #1) by Heather McCorkle

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Risking it all for love and valor . . .

When Corporal Sean MacBranian awakens after being injured in battle, he is sure the luck o’ the Irish has run out on him. Or that he’s died and gone to Heaven. There can be no other explanation for the blond-haired, blue-eyed angel standing before him. But his “angel” is a truehearted lass named Ashlinn, and she wears a nurse’s uniform. Her tender ministrations have brought him back from the brink of death—and have given him a new reason for living.

Ashlinn knows their parting is inevitable; her handsome hero must return to the 69th infantry of the Union army, and there are no guarantees of his safe return. With most of her family already destroyed by the war ravaging America, she is sure she cannot survive another loss. Yet she feels powerless against the draw of Sean’s strong and steady heart. Neither time nor distance nor the danger of battle seems to lessen their bond. But when their secret letters are intercepted, the devoted nurse’s love will face the ultimate test . . .


My Review

Overall, I thought Honor Before Heart was a quick and easy read for me. I will admit that it did take me a little bit to get into the story and that is mostly because I am still new to this genre. However, once I got a few chapters in, I found myself sucked into the story. I thought it was written well and I enjoyed the writing style. I felt that it stayed true to the time period. I thought that the characters were interesting and I liked the chemistry between Sean and Ashlinn. The two of them shared an undeniable connection and would be tested in ways neither one of them would be prepared for.

While this isn’t the usual genre that I read, I’m glad that I went out of my comfort zone and checked this book out!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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Review and Excerpt Tour: The Deep End (Honey #1) by Kristen Ashley

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✮✮✮A delicious world of erotica, BDSM with alpha-subs and their Dommes, and a gripping love story…Welcome to The Bee’s Honey! The first book in New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley’s Honey Series, THE DEEP END is a seductive and rich lovestory. Order your copy today! ✮✮✮

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About THE DEEP END (Erotic Romance Releasing March 7, 2017):

Enter a decadent sensual world where gorgeous alpha males are committed to fulfilling a woman’s every desire…

Olivier isn’t sure what he’s gotten himself into when he joins the Honey Club, only that a dark part of him hungers for the lifestyle offered by this exclusive club. Here, no boundary will be left untested…and one’s deepest fantasies will become an exquisite reality.

When Amélie invites Olivier to surrender, she gives the alpha submissive what he craves. Soon they both find themselves falling harder than they ever anticipated—but as their connection deepens, the truth about Olivier’s past could destroy everything…

Gripping and seductive, The Deep End is the first book in a sensational new series from bestselling author Kristen Ashley.

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My Review

“This–the mutual test, the challenge relayed and accepted, the dare, the impudence, the taunts, the battle of wills–this was his favored game. She knew it to her fucking soul. And it was hers as well, by the sweetest trip you could take. Ecstasy.”

“I could get lost in this one, she thought. Lost and never found.”

So, when I first heard about The Deep End, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I mean, it’s KA and as a fan of KA, I will read and devour anything that she writes.

The Deep End is the first book in a whole new, sexy series. This book is by far more out of the box and sexier than anything that I’ve by this author. I will be the first to admit that I wasn’t 100% sure about this book. I wasn’t sure what an alpha sub was or how the story was going to go. The Deep End intrigued me. This book was unlike anything that I’ve read from this author and I will definitely say that it took me out of my comfort zone. This is not your typical KA read. It is far sexier and pushes boundaries. This story is well-written and the characters are likable. The story-line was unique and one that I couldn’t look away from.

While The Deep End was a truly unique and sexy read, it sadly did not work for me. For me, even though it was well-written, the story was missing the signature KA flare. It had its moments, but it just didn’t feel like I was reading a KA novel (if that makes sense.) I also didn’t really enjoy seeing Olivier as the submissive. I want my male characters to be more dominate, in control, and alpha. Don’t get me wrong, Olivier had some alpha moments, but for me, it felt awkward; him being alpha, but submissive at the same time. This is just my personal opinion and even though it didn’t work for me/wasn’t my cup of tea doesn’t mean that it won’t work out for others.

The Deep End is the first book in an exciting new series by author Kristen Ashley. It is definitely a much more sexier read. There were some things that I liked and others that I didn’t. Despite that, I’m still glad that I checked out this novel and took a chance on it. I definitely do feel that this is going to be one of those reads that you’re either going to love or you’re going to hate.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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February 27th

All Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt

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February 28th

Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt

Marieke’s Books – Review & Excerpt

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After Dark Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt

Booklovers For Life – Review

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Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt

Three Girls and a Book Obsession – Review & Excerpt

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Agents of Romance – Review & Excerpt

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Reading Keeps Me Sane – Review & Excerpt

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Love Between the Sheets – Review & Excerpt

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All About Romance – Review

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About That Story – Review

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Night Owl Reader – Review & Excerpt

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Shh Moms Reading – Review

Words We Love By/LucyLiciousReads – Review & Excerpt

Books to Breathe – Review & Excerpt

For The Love of Fictional Worlds – Review & Excerpt

Joyfully Reviewed – Review & Excerpt

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March 8th

Shameless Book Club – Review & Excerpt

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Lit Slave – Review & Excerpt

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Behind Closed Doors Book Review – Review

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Bookcrack – Review & Excerpt

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E-Romance News – Excerpt

Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Review

Lit. 4 Ladies – Review & Excerpt

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Once Upon A Page – Review & Excerpt

True Story Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

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Aurora B’s Book Blog – Excerpt

Blushing babes are up all night – Review & Excerpt

Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents – Review & Excerpt

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March 12th

Collector of book boyfriends – Review

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I’m A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore – Review & Excerpt

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March 13th

Black heart reviews – Review

Nice Ladies, Naughty Books – Excerpt

Once Upon a Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Pretty Little Book Reviews – Review

Queenzany – Review & Excerpt

Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Talk Books to Me – Review

March 14th

Abibliophobia Anonymous Book Reviews – Excerpt

Alpha Book Club – Review

G & T’s Indie Café – Excerpt

Once Upon An Alpha – Review & Excerpt

No BS Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

The Book Whisperer – Review & Excerpt

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Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

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Release Blitz with Review: Game Changer: Seattle Steelheads Football (Game On in Seattle #7) by Jami Davenport

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“The story line pulled me in from the get-go and was unlike anything else that I have read in the past, which was a really refreshing discovery. Highly recommend this one, it is sure to tug on your heartstrings and leave you with a smile!” – Reds Romance Reviews

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When horse racing and football collide, Hunter McCoy, star tight end of the Seattle Steelheads and neophyte horse owner, finds himself in a battle of wills with a sexy horsewoman and a stubborn, champion Thoroughbred.

In order to save the farm and fulfill her dying mother’s wish, Kate Vanderhof-Carrigan’s Thoroughbred has to beat Hunter’s horse in the Derby, an easy enough feat until her heart entered the race.

Lilli McCoy, Hunter’s sister, has been burned by men before, but she’d believed her last boyfriend was The One. He wasn’t. He couldn’t deal with Lilli’s disability and used her blindness as tool to cheat on her. Reeling from the betrayal, Lilli returns home to lick her wounds. She hadn’t factored in the instant attraction she’d feel for her brother’s playboy teammate, Cameron Swift. One playboy in her life should’ve been enough.

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My Review

When we first meet up with Kate and Hunter, the tension between the two of them is intense. From butting heads to witty banter, you just know things between the two of them will be explosive. Even though Kate is a spoiled rich girl and not the type that Hunter would ever go for, the sparks between these two are undeniable. Before they know it, things are no longer about race horses, but are about a connection that must be explored. However, in this game of life, there is more at stake than just their hearts…their horses will also be in competition. And in the end there will be just one question remaining: Will their wallets or their hearts finish last?

Overall, I thought this was an ok book. It was a quick and easy read; one that I was able to finish in just one sitting. I loved the banter between Kate and Hunter. I’m not gonna lie, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Kate’s in the beginning, but I am very pleased that she was able to win me over. I adored Hunter. I appreciated just how important his family was to him and how dedicated he was despite all of the stress he was under. Not only were Kate and Hunter an explosive match, but they were also very similar with how proud they were and I loved how they challenged one another.

Game Changer is the seventh book in the Game On In Seattle Series, as is my first read by this author. So, I am happy to report that this book can be read as a standalone with no issues following at all.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle Series and the Madrona Island Series. Jami’s new releases consistently rank in the top fifty on the sports romance and sports genre lists on Amazon, and she has hit the Amazon top hundred authors list in both contemporary romance and genre fiction multiple times. Jami ranked Number Seven on Kobo’s Top Ten Most Completed Authors, an honor bestowed on the year’s “most engaging” authors based on an average page completion rate by their readers.

Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland cross with a tennis ball fetish, a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat, and an opinionated Hanoverian mare.
Jami works in IT for her day job and is a former high school business teacher. She’s a lifetime Seahawks and Mariners fan and is waiting for the day professional hockey comes to Seattle. An avid boater, Jami has spent countless hours in the San Juan Islands, a common setting in her books. In her opinion, it’s the most beautiful place on earth.

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Review: Crowning Design by Leila Meacham

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Some people aren’t meant for happily-ever-after. And Deborah Standridge is one of them. When she called off her wedding to the perfect man to pursue her passion as an architect, she didn’t mean to hurt anyone. But Deborah saw her chance to finally make her own dreams come and she took it, setting in motion a tragedy that has haunted her ever since.

Now, as one of Denver’s most successful architects, Deborah has avoided love at all costs…until Daniel Parker walks into her life. He commissions her to design his company’s headquarters and soon makes her want to believe in love again. But Dan is keeping a shocking secret that could rip apart everything they’ve built–and break Deborah’s heart once and for all. Will Deborah find the strength to put the past behind her to fight for a love that could last for all time?


My Review

Another classic romance from Leila Mecham.

For the most part, I found this to be an enjoyable read. The story was interesting and the characters intrigued me. I thought the characters had great pull and I wanted to know more about them, especially Daniel. Daniel had a secret he was keeping and it definitely was a shocking one.

Crowning Design is one of those books that I believe will be a hit for some and others not so much. It is written in a bit older style and setting and I know for some, that can be hard to get past. Crowning Design is a clean entertaining romance I have to say, it did have some had some great twists towards the end.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via the publisher & Grand Central Publishing, in exchange for an honest review*