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Release Blitz with Review: Catastrophe Queen by Emma Hart

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One hot mess. One hot boss. One too many hot encounters…

Catastrophe Queen, an all-new hilarious office romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is available now!

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It’s not you. It’s me.

No, seriously. It is me. Not only does my name literally mean “unfortunate,” but that’s the story of my life.

Everything I touch turns to cr*p. An apartment fire—that I swear I was not responsible for—means I’m living back at home with my s*x-mad parents. Yay, me!

Which is why I need my new job as personal assistant to Cameron Reid to get back on my feet. Three months in this job and I can move back out and, hopefully, remember to turn off my flat iron once in a while.

Ahem.

On paper, my job is easy. Make coffee. Book appointments. Keep everything in order.

Until I walk in on my boss, half-naked, wearing nothing but the kind of tiny white towel that dreams are made of.

Now, nothing is easy—except our mutual attraction. But he’s my boss, and you know what they say about mixing work and pleasure: unless you do p*rn, it’s just not worth it.

Or is it?

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MY REVIEW

“There were three things I needed to be written on a t-shirt for every stranger who passed me in the street. Red was my nail color. Dry shampoo was the greatest invention since humans evolved. I was without a doubt, the biggest walking disaster since…well humans evolved.”

Catastrophe Queen is the latest laugh out loud romantic comedy from author Emma Hart. This book will have you laughing so hard, your sides will hurt. From OMG, I can’t believe that happened moments to a sweet, sweet slow burn, Catastrophe Queen hit all the marks and kept me begging for more.

From the moment I picked up Catastrophe Queen, I was hooked. Mallory was the hottest of hot messes. She seriously needed to be wrapped in bubble tape to prevent herself from getting hurt. She is a total klutz, but she totally owns it. Aside from being a klutz, Mallory is quirky and has a ton of sass. I loved seeing her interact with people and couldn’t wait to see how she would handle the situations she was presented with. And then we have Cameron….Cameron is too much for his own good. It should be a crime to have a boss that looks as good as he does. But, Cameron isn’t perfect. He has a little crazy in his life and quirks of his own. His assistants don’t stand a chance and usually get fired before they can make it through the first day. Together, these two were the perfect match. Yes, they were total opposites. Yes, Mallory was a hot mess. But, some how these two just got each other. I loved their banter and interactions. The slow burn of their romance was absolute perfection and their dates were totally entertaining. Mallory and Cameron certainly kept me on my toes and brought tears to my eyes from laughing so much. I just couldn’t get enough of their story.

Overall, Catastrophe Queen was a super fun and entertaining read. From a fun plot to crazy family members, to a walking disaster and sweet office romance; this book hit all the marks for me. I seriously haven’t laughed this much while reading in a long time. Mallory & Cameron’s story had me smirking, smiling and falling head over heels. If you’re looking for a book that is a fun read with some great romance and zero drama, then look no further, Catastrophe Queen is just the read you’ve been waiting for.

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

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About Emma Hart

Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.

She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.

Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.

Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.

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Review: Vengeance Road by Christine Feehan

Go zero to sixty in this dangerously sexy novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

Breezy Simmons was born into a ruthless motorcycle club—and now that she’s out, she’s never going to be that girl again. But when her past catches up with her, Breezy must go to Sea Haven to seek out the man who almost destroyed her. The man who chose his club over her and left her feeling used and alone.

As vice president of Torpedo Ink, Steele is ride or die for the brothers he lived through hell with. He never thought he’d find something as pure as his feelings for Breezy, or that keeping her safe would mean driving her away with cruel words that turned her love for him to ash.

Now, Steele won’t let her walk away twice. He’ll do whatever it takes to make Breezy his woman again—especially when he learns the real reason she came to him for help, and that the stakes are higher than he ever could have imagined…

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MY REVIEW

Talk about a story that just consumes you. Breezy and Steele’s story is utterly captivating. It hooks you from the very beginning and is just impossible to put down.

Breezy and Steele’s love affair is a complicated one. You see, the life that Breezy grew up in was terrible. Absolutely horrible. She was treated like the lowest of the low and the only saving grace in her life was Steele. The moment Steele came into the picture and claimed Breezy for his own, Breezy finally got a taste of good. All was going well with these two until the day came that Steele had to break her heart. And he didn’t just break it, he crushed it. But, I promise you, he had his reasons for hurting Breezy. Did they suck? Absolutely. But when you love someone as much as Steele loved Breezy, there’s nothing he wouldn’t do to save the woman he loved. 3 years will pass before these former lovers will be reunited and so much has changed. An old threat has Breezy seeking out the man who destroyed her heart and the life she once put behind her. And once Steele lays his eyes on his woman after all that time….All bets are off. He’s playing for keeps this time and won’t stop until Breezy is right back where she belongs….

Vengeance Road is a complicated, dark and intense read. Some passages were really hard to get through and just left your mind spinning. Many times I found myself wondering how Steele and Breezy were able to rise about their pasts and become better people. It just totally blew my mind. Their lives should have been an overwhelming mess, but somehow they were able to make some positive out of all the pain.

Now, I will be the first to tell you, these characters are frustrating. Like rip your hair out, scream at your kindle frustrating. After the home Breezy grew up in, she wanted absolutely nothing to do with the MC life. She had a lot of judgement when it came to the Torpedo Ink, and rightfully so. But, her time away from Steele forced her to grow up and depend on herself, not a man. She had a lot of reservations about Steele and definitely put him through the paces before even considering letting him back into her heart. And Steele….man oh man is he complicated. He’s gruff. He’s possessive. He’s controlling and one determined man. His relationship with Breezy was definitely a complicated one and could be seen as toxic by some. Due to the things he endured in his past, I could understand his insane need to protect and watch over Breezy. Did it make crazy? Sure did. But, when you learn about all the demons he’s battling it just somehow makes sense. Somehow this crazy relationship just works. It’s not for me, but who am I to judge? At the end of the day, Breezy and Steele just mesh well together. They get one another in a way that no one else can and I honestly think that they are the only ones who could handle the complicated mess of their lives. I loved that Breezy wasn’t easy on Steele. She made him work and show her that he’s a changed man and that she is the woman that he wants.

Overall, I really enjoyed this story. Vengeance Road is filled with lots of passion, angst, drama and danger. This story will put you heart through the ringer and will have your eyes glued to the pages.  I loved the characters, even if they did frustrate me at times. I loved the grittiness of the story-line and being kept on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Steele and Breezy. Vengeance Road is a terrific addition to the Torpedo Ink Series. It gave me everything I was looking for in an MC Romance. It was dark. It was complicated. There was a ton of shock and danger. There was of course, romance. And some seriously sexy good times. This book definitely hit all the marks for me and I’m excited to see where this series is going to go next!

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

EXCERPT (Provided by Berkeley/Penguin Random House)

Breezy Simmons leaned against her pickup for a moment, staring at the large building that housed the Torpedo Ink Motorcycle Club. Her heart beat so hard in her chest she was afraid she might vomit. The world spun uncontrollably, and she quickly leaned down, putting her head between her legs, drawing in great gulps of air. She caught a glimpse of two men on the other side of the compound as her head went toward the asphalt, and she didn’t recognize either of them. That made her pounding heart sink.

She couldn’t possibly have the wrong club. This had to be them. She was running out of time and options. She slowly righted herself and took another cautious look around. The two men stared at her from across the parking lot. She was careful not to look at them too long. She didn’t want them coming anywhere near her. She needed to get in and out very fast.

The Torpedo Ink compound was extremely large and had a high chain-link fence surrounding it. There was even razor wire up on top of the fence, making the place look like a fortress. The rolling gates were wide open, and she’d driven her truck right inside, parking as close to the clubhouse as possible. She deliberately left the door to her beat-up pickup open and the engine running. Hopefully, no one recognized her, and she could get in and out of the building quickly, once she asserted these were the right people, the ones she was looking for.

In the early morning hours, the club was just beginning to stir. Clearly, they’d partied hard over the weekend. In the enormous side yard, the one with the beautiful ocean view, she could see embers in fire pits glowing as the breeze stirred them up. A man with his back to her watered them down with a hose. He wore a tight tee and jeans, but no colors. Still, she knew this was the home of the club that called itself Torpedo Ink. She sent up a silent prayer that this was the one she’d been looking for.

There were empty bottles strewn around the grass and on the ground to the side of the building in the wide expanse of open field. Cars, motorcycles and trucks were scattered around the parking lot, although no one parked where the club did. Their motorcycles were lined up neatly and a prospect watched over them. He sat on the curb looking at her. She was parked too close to the precious bikes, but she didn’t care—other than it had drawn the attention of the prospect.

Another long line of motorcycles was parked a short distance down from the clubhouse and a prospect watched over those bikes as well. He looked at her without much interest, which indicated to her that these bikes belonged to a visiting club. He wasn’t as interested in protecting the grounds as the one closest to the clubhouse.

She had to get this over with. Just being in such close proximity to an MC made her sick. The fact that she knew what went on at the party made her even sicker. That this might be his club, and she had to risk running into him, made all that far worse.

Breezy squared her shoulders, dragged the envelope off the seat and turned all in one motion. The prospect was on his feet. If she knew for certain this was the right club, she would have thrust the letter into his hands and left, but she was guessing from a process of elimination.

She purposely hadn’t kept track of him, especially when she’d heard, a year after she’d left, that eighteen members of the Swords had set up the international president for assassination and had, allegedly, wiped out a number of members and then disappeared. She knew who those eighteen members were immediately and knowing them, she knew it was possible when others said it wasn’t. She’d run as far from the life as she could and now she was pulled right back in.

Review: If I Only Knew by Corinne Michaels

New York Times bestseller Corinne Michaels brings a new heartwarming second chance at love standalone romance.

My life was perfect – until a shocking tragedy pulled the rug out from underneath me.

My children were left without a father. I was without a husband and a provider. Instead of wallowing in my grief, I buried myself in my work at Dovetail Enterprises. Landing the promotion as the CEO’s right hand was exactly what I needed.

Getting saddled with Milo Huxley as an assistant is exactly the opposite.

I can’t stand him.

He’s arrogant, irresponsible, and out for my job. As if that’s not bad enough, he has to be devastatingly sexy, and have a posh English accent that makes me squirm on top of it all. I’ve had enough unpredictability for one lifetime, thank you.

But soon enough, we’re fighting less and laughing more. He’s there for me when no one else is. And those good looks aren’t the only panty-dropping thing about him.

If I only knew what to do about it . . .

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MY REVIEW

“I’ve been kissed, but never like this. Never have I felt weightless and yet aware at the same time. No one has ever made my head swim or heart race like this. I crave more. This is a kiss that women dream of. The movie scene is set, lights are dim, and all anyone can focus on is us. I move my hands to his neck, holding on because I might float away.”

If I Only Knew is a sweet and sexy second chance romance from author Corinne Michaels. Not only will you fall in love with the characters, but their story will take your breath away.

If I Only Knew follows the story of Milo and Danielle. Both characters broken by the pain of their pasts. Danielle, just wanting to provide a life and stability for her kids and Milo wanting to get back at the brother he can’t stop fighting with. All is going as is it should be, until Milo comes to the states. What starts off as delicious tension and two people who can’t stand each other, quickly turns into a hot burning passion that can’t be denied. Will Milo show Danielle that there’s more to him than meets the eye? Will Danielle get over her fears and take a chance on Milo? There’s only one way to find out….

If I Only Knew is the kind of romance that only Corinne Michaels could write. It’s written with a ton of feels and lots of heart. It’s the kind of story that just consumes you and begs you to devour it. Milo and Danielle had me from the very first page and I couldn’t wait to see how their story would play out. From enemies to lovers to loss and moving on from the past. To finding love when you lease expect it and taking a chance on an unforgettable love. If I Only Knew hit all the marks and I just couldn’t get enough. It’s the perfect story to spend your afternoon getting lost in.

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

Review: Work In Progress by Staci Hart

I never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day.

But here I stand, clutching a bouquet of pale pink roses behind the doors of a Las Vegas chapel, and at the end of the aisle is the absolute last man I imagined would be waiting for me.

Thomas Bane.

Bestselling author. Notorious bad boy. Savagely handsome, dark as sin, chiseled as stone. And somehow, my soon-to-be husband.

Marry him, and I’ll land my dream job. Save him, and I’ll walk away with everything I’ve ever wanted. All I have to do is remember it’s all for show. None of it is real, no matter how real it feels.

But first, I have to survive the kiss.

And with lips like his, I don’t stand a chance.

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MY REVIEW

“I had no answers. I had no thoughts of the past or the future, of my fate or the world, or anything beyond Thomas Bane’s lips and hands and arms.”

“I knew the second the universe put you in my path that would change everything.”

“She’s a wish I didn’t know I had.”

“He didn’t smile. He didn’t speak. He didn’t ask questions or need clarification. All he did was kiss me, kiss me with a hundred promises and a sigh drunk with love.”

From the little tastes and tidbits that we’ve been getting from author Staci Hart in regards to Work in Progress, I just knew she was going to have another hit on her hands and boy was I not disappointed. Work in Progress hit all the marks and left me begging and pleading for more.

From the moment I dove into Work in Progress, I was hooked. I couldn’t get enough of Amelia and Thomas. Amelia was so adorable, so quiet and shy. But, when you hit a topic she was passionate about, she somehow found the strength to just let you have it. So, when Thomas presents her with an opportunity to help out with his next book, she’d be a fool to let that chance pass her by. Sure she hates his books, but he’s a great writer with a ton of potential. Not to mention he’s ridiculously good looking and a notorious bad boy. They are the total opposite, but somehow their friendship works. That is until Thomas needs another favor. Amelia goes from never being kissed to suddenly married to Thomas Bane. Everything she could ever want is at her finger tips. She’s just got to survive their fake relationship…

I absolutely adored Work in Progress. I couldn’t help but devour it in one sitting. The characters are fun and entertaining. It’s impossible to not fall in love with them. Thomas and Amelia’s story hooked me from page one and had me dying to see how it would play out. I loved the ease of their relationship. Despite Amelia’s shyness and Thomas’s experience they somehow just meshed well together. Their pull was instant and I loved the banter that they shared. And of course, you can’t forget the sparks. These two had some amazing sparks. Just another reason why I was so glued to the pages.

Work in Progress is a terrific and swoon-worthy read. It’s incredibly well written and will entertain you in many ways. You can never go wrong with a fake relationship that turns into more and this one certainly hit all my marks. From opposites attract to a romance neither one of them saw coming to taking chances and learning who and how to trust….Ugh! I just couldn’t get enough. This series just keeps getting better and better and I can’t help but be hopelessly addicted to it.

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

Blog Tour with Review: Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry

Would you dare to defy destiny? Are our destinies written in stone? Do we become nothing more than the self-fulfilling prophesies of other people’s opinions? Or can we dare to become who we believe we were born to be?

“A gorgeous, heartfelt journey of redemption and love” (Wendy Higgins), ONLY A BREATH APART is a young adult contemporary novel from critically acclaimed Katie McGarry. “Haunting, authentic, and ultimately hopeful” (Tammara Webber), order your copy of ONLY A BREATH APART now!

About ONLY A BREATH APART:

They say your destiny is carved in stone. But some destinies are meant to be broken.

The only curse Jesse Lachlin believes in is his grandmother’s will: in order to inherit his family farm he must win the approval of his childhood best friend, the girl he froze out his freshman year.

A fortuneteller tells Scarlett she’s psychic, but what is real is Scarlett’s father’s controlling attitude and the dark secrets at home. She may be able to escape, but only if she can rely on the one boy who broke her heart.

Each midnight meeting pushes Jesse and Scarlett to confront their secrets and their feelings, but as love blooms, the curse rears its ugly head…

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Gritty and real, Only a Breath Apart is a story of hope conjured from pain, strength drawn from innocence, and love earned from self-respect. Beautiful, poignant, and fierce.”
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MY REVIEW

“I loved him once–the way a six-year-old loves with abandon. I loved him how I once loved myself. Jesse was freedom when so much of my life meant confinement. He was laughter during dark nights, he was the warrior who scared the monsters under my bed away…he was my friend.”

“I don’t know what being friends means anymore. Not just with you, but with anyone. There’s something wrong with me. When I look inside me, I don’t see anything. I’m empty.”

“Scarlett, there are two times when I can breathe in deeply without wincing in pain, and being with you is one of them. If I could, I’d keep you here forever.”

Only a Breath Apart was one of my most anticipated YA reads for 2019 and I am proud to report that this book does not disappoint. In true Katie McGarry fashion, Only a Breath Apart is a raw and gritty story of second chances and self discovery.

Only a Breath Apart follows the story of Jesse and Scarlett. All his life, Jesse has been told that he is cursed. That if he leaves his family’s land, tragedy will follow. And while Jesse is no stranger to tragedy, he truly believes that there is a special power and peace that comes with his family’s land. He’ll do anything to keep his little peace of heaven, even if that means jumping through the hoops his grandma set forth for him in order to keep it…On the outside, Scarlett’s life looks picture perfect. The reality couldn’t be more further from the truth. Scarlett has deep secrets that no one knows about. Ever facet of her life is controlled and Scarlett’s only dream is to find a way out…

Only a Breath Apart had me glued from the very first page. This story is incredibly well written and captivating. The characters, while young, are very easy to connect with and have been tested in many ways. Jesse and Scarlett’s story is intense, heartbreaking, yet beautiful all at the same time. They were so real, their story so raw…I couldn’t put it down.

Only a Breath Apart is a story of self discovery, loss, pain, heartache and survival. This story deals with some very heavy subject material and will take your emotions for one heck of a ride. Despite all the heaviness, this story has a lot of beauty, hope and sweetness to it. It was everything that I have come to know and appreciate from this author and as I’ve said before, it does not disappoint. A must read for Katie McGarry fans.

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

EXCERPT

~SCARLETT~

My entire body seizes. “You’re supposed to give me a ride home.”

Glory ends the call and offers me an apologetic expression. “I forgot I had a phone meeting. I’ll take you home, after the call, but this will be a lengthy session.”

Meaning I won’t be home by curfew. “Reschedule.”

Glory has a thoughtful look as she approaches me. One that makes me feel like I should run. She leans forward and says in my ear, “You felt something when you saw the Chariot.”

The moment she placed that card on the table I felt as if I had sprinted headfirst into a wall. It was a stunned feeling, as if I were lost in a fog, but I won’t admit that. Not to her, not to anybody.

“You’ve been asleep for a very long time,” she whispers. “It’s time to wake up, Scarlett. There’s a whole word of possibility waiting for you.”

I step back from her because this lady is insane. “I need you to take me home.”

“I can’t, but I’m sure Jesse can lead the way.”

Um…no. I spin on my toes, and I’m out the door, down the stairs and I head east for home. Seconds later, the screen door slams shut again, and there are heavy footfalls on the wooden steps.

“Wait up!” Jesse calls out.

Nope. Not going to happen. I enter the tree line and curse the sky above that there’s no moon. This is the country, which means that besides the fading light from Glory’s house, I’m in complete darkness.

“Scarlett!” Jesse tries again. “Wait!”

But I don’t. I walked this land hundreds of times with Jesse, sometimes by myself so I could find him when I needed a friend. I can do this on my own.

“Let me find you so I can walk you home,” Jesse says.

He’s to my right, and I hurry because I don’t want to be found. My pulse pounds in my ears, and my blood tingles with this need to stay hidden, to stay alone.

Once upon a time, Jesse was my best friend, and then one day he froze me out. He stopped answering the door when I knocked, he ran away when he saw me coming across the field and then when we were forced into the same space on the first day of our freshman year, he humiliated me in front of the entire school.

Jesse Lachlin crushed me, and while I feel sorry for him because his grandmother died, I don’t forgive him for leaving a scar on my soul.

“Dammit, Scarlett, stop being so stubborn.”

My jaw clenches, and it takes an immeasurable amount of self-control to not explain to Jesse in a very loud tone that he’s the biggest jerk I’ve ever met. Doing so will inform him where I’m located, and I need him to leave me alone.

I push forward, faster this time, but then my foot snags on a root. My balance is thrown and my arms swing wildly in the air. I attempt to reach for something to break my fall, but my fingers catch air. The sensation is like the first massive hill of a roller coaster as my stomach lifts, and I brace myself for impact with the ground.

I close my eyes, tense my muscles and I’m caught. Strong, warm arms weave around me from behind and then my back is pressed flush against a solid chest. My heart leaps, and my lungs are robbed of air.

“You okay?” Jesse’s mouth is incredibly close to my ear, and his hot breath tickles my skin. I tremble because of the adrenaline or because of this achingly beautiful intimacy, I don’t know.

“Are you okay?” he asks again, and this time his arms tenderly squeeze me as if he’s offering comfort, as if he honestly cares. It’s been so long since anyone has hugged me that a part of me melts into the embrace as if I’m dry ground welcoming a warm rain.

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January 21st

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Two Books in a Shelf – Excerpt

January 28th

Aaly and The Books – Review

A Book Fanatic Obsession – Review & Excerpt

BenderDreamerGirl: read.dream.escape – Excerpt

Book Reader Addicts – Review & Excerpt

Bookishly Slytherclaw – Review & Excerpt

Contagious Reads – Review & Excerpt

Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Escape 2 Fiction – Review & Excerpt

Midnight Book Girl – Excerpt

PBC – Excerpt

Rad Babes Read – Review & Excerpt

The Book Hookup – Review & Excerpt

Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

We Live and Breathe Books – Review & Excerpt

January 29th

A Gingerly Review – Review & Excerpt

A Lovely Book Affair – Excerpt

Bangor belle books – Excerpt

Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt

Books & Tea – Review & Excerpt

Chapter by Chapter – Review & Excerpt

Cupcakesandbookshelves – Excerpt

Desperately Seeking HEA’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Echosreviews – Excerpt

GotToReadThoseBooks – Excerpt

Kindle and Me – Review & Excerpt

Lita’s Book Blog – Excerpt

Margay Leah Justice – Excerpt

The Book Maven – Review & Excerpt

The Library of Belle – Excerpt

January 30th

Actin’ Up with Books – Review

Book Reader Chronicles – Review & Excerpt

Bookistry_by_Ashleigh – Excerpt

Buttermybooks – Review

Ficwishes – Review & Excerpt

Geeky Reading – Excerpt

Little Bookworm Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Lo’s Lo-Down on Books – Review & Excerpt

Read. Eat. Love. – Review & Excerpt

Taylor Fenner’s Bookish World – Review

The Butterfly Reads – Excerpt

The Writing Finch – Excerpt

YA Bibliophile – Review & Excerpt

January 31st

Adventures in Writing – Review

Becca’s Bookish Life – Review

BookCrushin – Review & Excerpt

Here’s to Happy Endings – Excerpt

Little Lovely Books – Review & Excerpt

Margaux – Excerpt

Ms. Me28 – Excerpt

Nerdy Soul – Review & Excerpt

Readers Live A Thousand Lives – Review

TBR Book Blog – Excerpt

The Bookish Introvert – Review & Excerpt

True Story Book Blog – Excerpt

February 1st

Alotabooks13 – Review & Excerpt

bad boys and bedtime stories book blog – Review

Caitlin’s World – Review & Excerpt

CJR The Brit – Review

Court of Binge Reading – Excerpt

Hedwig Reads – Excerpt

Literary misfit – Excerpt

Moonlight Rendezvous – Excerpt

Readers Retreats – Excerpt

The Reading Faery – Review

Total Book Geek – Excerpt

Twirling Book Princess – Review & Excerpt

Vera is Reading – Excerpt

Whoo Gives A Hoot – Excerpt

YA/NA Book Divas – Excerpt

Katie McGarry Bio:

Katie is the author of the PUSHING THE LIMITS series, THUNDER ROAD series, SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME, and the upcoming YA novel, ONLY A BREATH APART. Her novels have received starred reviews, critical acclaim and have won multiple awards including being a multiple Goodreads Choice Award Finalist for YA Fiction, multiple RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Award Finalist for Best YA Fiction, including a win in the category, and she was a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick.

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Review: Playing for Keeps (Heartbreaker Bay #7) by Jill Shalvis

If you’re planning on falling in love… 

When it comes to the confident, charismatic Caleb Parker, Sadie Lane feels the spark—the kind that comes from rubbing each other the wrong way. She’s yoga pants, he’s a suit. She’s a tattoo artist, he’s a straight-laced mogul. But after they accidentally co-rescue an abandoned dog from a storm, Sadie sees a vulnerable side to the seemingly invincible hottie.

you’d better be sure… 

Caleb doesn’t do emotions. Growing up the underdog, he’s learned the hard way to build up an impenetrable wall. Perfect for business. Disastrous for relationships. He’s never worried about it before—not until he finally gets behind Sadie’s armor and begins to fall.

… someone is there to catch you. 

Both guarded and vulnerable, Sophie and Caleb are complete opposites. Or are they? Shocked at their undeniable connection, can they ever admit to wanting more? That all depends on what they’re each willing to risk.

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MY REVIEW

“The seduction of being with a woman who didn’t want anything from his was too much to resist….”

“You’re different too. Different good, by the way. You’re a puzzle, one I can’t seem to solve. That doesn’t happen often.”

“He took Lollipop to a pet park. He held her hand whenever she got scared. Damn. The man was dangerous to her heart and soul.”

“I love you, okay? I never meant to, but I kept feeling all the little broken pieces of my heart give themselves to you. It’s terrifying, Caleb.” she said to his smile. “I’ve never really given my pieces away before, at least not to someone who could protect them and take care of them.” He kissed her gently. “I’ve got you, Sadie, I promise you. Give me all your pieces, I can take everything you’ve got.”

Playing for Keeps is the 7th book in the Heartbreaker Bay Series, but can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novel. Playing for Keeps is the kind of story that hooks you from the very beginning and will keep your eyes glued to the pages right until the very end.

From the moment we meet Sadie, I just knew she was going to be a special character. She was rough and tough on the outside, but had a wonderful vulnerability about her. Her life has been complicated and she never really fit in. And when it came to men, her walls were sky high and she wouldn’t dream of letting anyone get close. That is until Caleb came into her life. You see, Caleb is her exact opposite in every possible way. On the outside, it seems like he’s got everything he could possibly want. That the world is his oyster. But there is so much more to Caleb than meets the eye. When you get to know him, you see a sweet and vulnerable man. A man that has worked hard for everything that he has. A man who was bullied and had to learn to protect himself. A man who doesn’t do relationships, yet is searching for love just like everyone else. So, while Caleb & Sadie might be total opposites, it just takes one night to turn their worlds upside down….

Playing for Keeps was a really enjoyable read for me. It was sweet with just the right amount of drama and sexiness. The characters were wonderful and easy to connect with. I loved Caleb & Sadie together. Not only did they have terrific chemistry, but I just loved the banter between the two of them. Between the vulnerability the two had and Sadie’s sassyness, you just never knew what was going to happen next. They both judged one another and that they had each other pegged, but they couldn’t have been more wrong. They say opposites attract and well, these two were a temptation neither one of them ever saw coming.

I have to say, I really adored Caleb. Not only was he smart, but he was so dedicated. He knew what he wanted and wasn’t afraid to go after it. So, while Sadie challenged him at every possible turn, he wasn’t going to give up. He worked hard to build her trust and break down those walls. Sure, he wasn’t perfect and he made some mistakes along the way. But, believe me when I tell you, Caleb is the kind of guy that you want in your corner. The kind of guy that was patient and understanding. They kind of guy that would give his all to the right woman. And Sadie….Yes, there were plenty of moments where Sadie just drove me nuts. But, she’s not perfect. All her life she just wanted to be normal and like the other members of her family. But, Sadie wasn’t destined to be normal. She was destined to be special, unique and totally her own person. She just needed to find the right man who could love her just the way that she was.

Overall, I found this book to be a really enjoyable read. It was sweet and sexy and totally pulled at your heart. The road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one for our characters, but it was certainly worth each and every moment. I loved the ups and downs and obstacles along the way. I loved the will they/won’t they moments. I enjoyed watching Sadie & Caleb fight for what they want and seeing their walls come tumbling down. Ugh! I just couldn’t get enough of these two. I laughed. I swooned. I begged for more. This book was everything that I was looking for and had one very satisfying ending. I can’t wait to see who’s story I get to fall in love with next!

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

Release Blitz with Review: Washed Up Royal by Kim Karr

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A simple notification turns my world upside down…

The tabloids are reporting,
I’ve taken the crown and run.
Not entirely true.

As you might have guessed,
I’m not an ordinary girl and I don’t lead an ordinary life,
But that doesn’t mean I always follow the rules.

This time, though,
I feel compelled to obey.

Which means I have to find a king,
To sit alongside my throne,
Or lose it all.

With only the clothes on my back,
I head to the land of majestic playboys,
Where a royal rebel strides right into my life.
With his sultry eyes and sinful lips,
He turns my world right-side up.

The press is calling him washed up.
I think he’s anything but.

Gorgeous, sexy, irresistible,
And utterly charming,
He’s exactly what I’m looking for.

Everything is almost too perfect,
Too easy.

Until I discover,
This hot-blooded royal has a reason for being here.
And it’s more than just me.

That thing I said about easy,
Turns out…

Nothing ever is.

My royal rebel has a name,
It’s Prince Adrien Laurent.
This is our story.

MY REVIEW

“I know arousal. I know desire. I know lost. This is something more, all three, and something different, more carnal. It’s like I’m standing on a cliff and preparing to dive without knowing how deep the water is. I’m flying in a plane and ready to jump without a parachute.  I’m at the top of a mountain and skiing down with my eyes closed. This is everything reckless I’ve ever done–all at once. “

“I have no idea if I  can ask you to take this leap with me because all I want is for us to unfold in a normal, natural way. Not to be forced together to beat some ancient clause.”

“You undo me, Tori. You completely and utterly undo me.”

OMG! I can not even begin to tell you how excited I was to get my hands on this new book from author Kim Karr!! I love, love, love getting swept up in royal romances and was super excited to read this author’s take on one of my favorite troupes.

Washed Up Royal is a fun and sexy royal romance. From the moment I dove into this story, I couldn’t help but be captivated by Tori and Adrien. Tori’s entire life has been spent being the good girl and doing what is expected of a princess. She always follows the rules, except when it comes to love. Following her break up with her fiance`, Tori must find a suitable husband if she has any hope to take the crown that is rightfully hers….The one thing Tori never saw coming was Adrien. Adrien is everything that she could ever want. He’s sexy, totally irresistible, with a naughty side to boot. Tori and Adrien couldn’t be a more perfect match. The road to happily ever after for these two won’t be easy, so you’re just going to have to sit back and enjoy this royal ride to see just how their story is going to play out…

Washed Up Royal was such a fun read for me. I easily devoured this book in just a single sitting. I was hooked and enchanted from the very first page and did not want to put this story down. Tori and Adrien had instant and intense chemistry. You could tell immediately that there were going to be an excellent match. I just loved the ease of their connection and the pull that was between the two of them. Adrien was the whole package: sexy, sweet and totally naughty. But, it was the sweet side that won me over. I loved seeing that there was more to him than meets the eye and I loved his devotion to Tori. Ugh! I just couldn’t get enough. Their story was exactly what I wanted from a royal romance.

Washed Up Royal was a terrific read for me, from beginning to end. It’s impossible to not fall in love with the characters and their story. I loved the passion and the romance. I loved the royal politics and drama. I loved seeing the desire for change and the intrigue along the way. Overall, this was a really fun book to spend my day getting lost in and I look forward to reading more from this series in the future.

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

About the Author:

Reader * Chocolate Lover * Writer * Coffee Lover * Romantic * Beach Lover * Yoga Beginner

Kim Karr is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life and creating romances that are page worthy. Her stories are raw, real, and explosive. Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel. And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy. From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire to the Football Player. From the witty damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered businesswoman to the boutique owner. No two storylines are ever alike. If Kim’s not writing, you can find her wandering through antique stores with her husband, trying out new fitness classes with her sons, venturing out to new coffee shops with her daughter, or with her nose stuck in a book.

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