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Review: Blood Type (Blood Type#1) by K.A. Linde

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A startling new vision of paranormal romance: When a human ventures into the world of vampires—a decadent milieu of blood-bonds and betrayal—she discovers that not all is what it seems.

For Reyna Carpenter, giving up her body isn’t a choice. It’s survival.

In a civilization laid waste by poverty and desperation, Reyna accepts a high-paying position with the wealthy and hungry vampire elite. Her new job is as the live-in blood escort for the intimidating, demanding, and devilishly handsome Beckham Anderson. He’s everything she expected from a vampire, except for one thing—he won’t feed off her.

Reyna soon discovers that behind Beckham’s brooding, wicked façade lies a unique and complex man. And that, in a dark and divided world, she is more valuable than she ever would have believed.

For with each passing night, Reyna can’t shake the sensation that it’s Beckham who’s afraid of her.

Note: Reyna and Beckham’s story continues in Blood Match.

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My Review

“This man made her want to run as fast and as far away from him as possible. This man was a thing of nightmares.”

“All that was before her was Beckham. A predator luring his prey. And she was trapped. As thoroughly as a rabbit in a snare.”

“Sweet. Tempting. Addicting. He was the real deal. The perfect package.”

OMG! Looks like I may have found my next paranormal fix! Blood Type was everything that I never knew I needed. It was sexy, seductive and completely alluring. Reyna and Beckham’s story had me utterly captivated and furiously devouring the pages. I had so many questions and was desperate for all the answers.

Blood Type is fast paced and a totally refreshing paranormal romance. The plot is fascinating and you can’t help but get lost in the story that this author has written. I fell in love with the characters instantly and couldn’t wait to discover more about them. I wasn’t sure who was on the up and up or who could really be trusted. Add in a sexy, alpha vampire that has more to him than meets the eyes and well…let’s just say all bets are off. Blood Type is going to take you for one crazy and thrilling ride. All I can say is you better hold on because things are about to be crazy.

Blood Type took me by surprise in the best possible way. It was refreshing and intriguing. And I just loved the way the story unfolded. I couldn’t get enough of the characters and their story. From sex to intrigue to shocking twists and ending that will just leave you begging for more, this book hit all the marks. I think this series is off to one heck of a start and I for one can not wait to get my greedy hands on the next book in this series. The countdown begins now….

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

Release Blitz with Review: Love Again (Cowboys and Angels #4) by Kelly Elliott

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Jonathon Turner is going to be the death of me.

Maybe not the death of me…but my panties for sure! They seem to disintegrate the moment he touches me. Looks at me. Smiles at me. Talks to me.

It’s more than physical. He’s breaking through an impenetrable wall.

There’s a problem though—he’s younger than me.

Six. Years. Younger.

Let’s not forget he’s also one of my brother’s best friends.

Oh, the other problem I forgot to mention…

I never wanted to fall in love again.

But you know what they say….never say never.

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My Review

“In that moment I knew I would forever be addicted to Jonathon’s kisses. To his touch.”

“You’ve ignited my heart, Waylynn.”

“Do you realize you have ignited a spark so deep inside of me, that no matter how much you push me away, it only burns deeper? You can try and disappear, but I swear to God, Waylynn Parker, I will wait for you a thousand years if I have to. There will never be anyone I love like I love you.”

“Sometimes we need to let the hurt bring us to our knees before we can start healing.”

Love Again is an emotionally charged second chance romance that will give you all the feels and will make you fall helplessly in love…

Love Again is the fourth book in the Cowboys and Angels Series and follows the story of Waylynn and Jonathon. Waylynn has burned by love in the past and is desperately trying to move on. A big part of moving on is making her dreams become a reality. First order of business is getting her dance studio off the ground. What she didn’t see coming was Jonathon. Jonathon is everything that she could possibly want. Smart. Handsome. Successful. The problem….He’s her brother’s best friend and he’s six years younger than her. Despite all of that, Waylynn can’t help fall for Jonathon. He is everything that she could ever want, if only Waylynn would be willing to risk her heart again…

Love Again is a passionate and all consuming second chance romance. This story is filled with highs and lows and a love that will last a lifetime. This story was refreshing with a bit of a forbidden flair. I loved the age difference and the electrifying chemistry. I fell in love with Waylynn and Jonathon instantly. Their story swept me off their feet and pulled at my heart. Jonathon is the ultimate swoon-worthy book-boyfriend.

Love Again is so much more than a love story. It’s a story of family and friendship. It is a story of hope and loss. A story of never giving up on your dreams. A story of learning to love again and new beginnings. I was taken on the most amazing emotional journey and I loved every second of it.

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

EXCERPT

“Do y’all know what you want to eat or should I give you a few minutes?”

When the waitress handed me the sample of wine, I downed it. She tried to hide her chuckle but failed. “Yep, it’s good. Now pour me a big glass.”

“I think we need a few minutes, Evie,” Jonathon said.

“Sure! No problem. I’ll leave you lovebirds alone.”

I choked on the wine as Evie spun walked to another table. Setting the glass down, I glared at Jonathon. “What in the hell was that?”

He shrugged. “Evie being hopeful, that’s all.”

“Hopeful of what?”

With a knock-my-panties-right-off-of-me smile, he replied, “Us.”

Leaning closer, I whispered, “You say that like we’re an item.”

He poured a glass of wine and held it up. “I hope by the end of dinner we are.”

My eyes closed. “You drive me insane, Turner.”

With a grunt, he put the wine glass down. “No, you drive me insane. It was your flirty little text that had me in my hotel room with my hand around my cock.”

A lady behind us cleared her throat.

“Shut up!” I whispered loudly.

Frustration bubbled inside every time I looked at him. Was sexual frustration what got him in that fight? A small part of me hoped it had been.

“You told your family about me?” I asked, changing the subject.

Jonathon half shrugged. “I might have mentioned you at a family dinner.”

“What did you say?”

A mischievous smile played across his face. “Well, I didn’t tell them I got caught fucking one of my clients.”

My stomach dropped. “Stop being crass,” I said before adding in a lower voice, “Save that shit for the bedroom.”

His brows rose. “You like the dirty talk, do you?”

It was my turn to shrug. “I don’t know. I’ve never experienced a man talking dirty to me in bed before.”

“Is that a challenge, Waylynn?”

Taking a sip of my wine, I replied, “Do you want it to be?”

He leaned forward, his eyes full of hope. “Do you want it to be? I think you already know how much I want you.”

My teeth dug into my lip as I let the corner of my mouth rise into a slight smile. “I mean, it would be a shame for me to have gone panty-less for nothing.”

Jonathon hooked my chair with his foot and pulled me closer. When his hand touched my leg, I let out a gasp. “A little jumpy there, babe?”

“Don’t call me babe.” I looked around the restaurant. Not a single person was looking in our direction. The long black tablecloth was hiding the fact that Jonathon’s fingers were moving up the inside of my thigh.

“Spread your legs open…babe.”

Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.

Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.

Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.

To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.

www.kellyelliottauthor.com

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Review and Excerpt Tour: The Secret Thief by Nina Lane

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Behind his beautiful eyes
Lay a thousand secrets and lies.
But my own secrets are all laid bare
The twisted reality of a disgraceful affair.

I once deciphered the mysteries hidden in art
Then mistakes and desire tore me apart.

Now I’m shipwrecked at the end of the earth
Desperate again to prove my worth.

The lighthouse keeper is a stranger to me
Yet one night with him sets me free.

We find ourselves united by the stars above
Both of us needing the salvation of love.

Until our secrets and shame continue to build
And what was flourishing will soon be killed.

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My Review

“She’s the first spark in years. The one who will set his world on fire.”

“I want to know him. The wish, the new secret, forms in my mind like watercolors flowing together.”

“Flynn Alverton kissed me. No, he claimed me in a deep possessive kiss that shook the ground beneath my feet.”

“Somewhere deep inside me, in a corner of my soul I’ve forgotten about, a change is taking place.  Maybe it started a long time ago. It feels both scary and exhilarating, even painful. A seed breaking open, an oak tree shedding brittle leaves, a wound knitting into a scar. It’s the realization that I wasn’t destroyed or defeated after all, not in the most secret part of my heart. No one ever had that kind of power over me.”

The Secret Thief is one of those stories that you never see coming. The words will consume you, leaving you spellbound in a fairytale esq plot. Good vs Evil. Overcoming the past. Solving the puzzle to see the answers. Being brought back to life. Remembering to fight for what’s important. Slaying the dragons, so that true love can stand a chance. Yes, in a way, The Secret Thief was like living and breathing a modern fairytale.

From the moment you pick up The Secret Thief, you are sucked into Eve and Flynn’s story. There are so many questions, secrets and answers I found myself dying for. I wanted to know more about this characters; more about everything. This story-line so unique, so unlike anything I’ve read. I was hopelessly glued to the pages and could not put it down. From mysterious pasts to intriguing secrets to an unforgettable passion, The Secret Thief checked off all my boxes and then some. I loved the tension and anticipation of the story. I loved the interactions between Eve and Flynn. Nina Lane did an incredible job building their story and created an amazing slow burning romance that will cast a spell on your heart and leave you breathless in anticipation.

I enjoyed every moment of The Secret Thief, from beginning to end. This story is so unique and is truly special. The Secret Thief is one of those books that you’ll try to figure out, but it keeps you guessing. It’s unpredictable and brilliantly written. It is filled with lots of delicious twists, mystery, angst, passion and sexy good times. The characters are real, flawed and have their own demons they are trying to put to rest. They make you feel so many things and have you burning through the pages to see just how their story will end. Will good defeat evil? Will true love conquer all? You’ll just have to pick up this book and find out for yourself…

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

EXCERPT

The minute Flynn opens the workroom door, my whole body zings with excitement and anticipation. Even with his dark frown, the remoteness surrounding him like an aura, the clipped tone of his voice, I react to him as if he were stroking my hair and whispering sweet nothings in my ear.

Jeremy hadn’t come close to eliciting anything even close to this…which is exactly the reason I’ll go out with him again, if he asks me. Jeremy is solid, grounded, honest. Everything about Flynn is a mystery and a fantasy. I’d gotten caught up in a fantasy with David—whose “mystery” had been a lie—and I’d paid the price.

Never again.

“How was your weekend?” I set my satchel and lunch bag on the desk.

“Fine. Yours?”

“Great.” I give him a once-over, looking for evidence of an encounter with a chick, but while he looks edible in his worn jeans and T-shirt, like a warm, rumpled bed I could nestle right into, his demeanor is as impassive as ever.

Does he ever smile? Every now and then I’ve caught a glimpse of amusement, a twitch of his mouth, but I’ve yet to see him fully smile.

“Any special instructions for today?” I turn on the laptop computer and open my notebook.

“Stay away from Jeremy King.”

Shock bolts down my spine. I jerk my head up to stare at him. He’s watching me with a narrowed gaze, his mouth set in a stern line.

“Um…what?” I can’t get another word out.

“Stay away from him,” Flynn repeats. “He’s not good for you.”

Irritation breaks past my shock. “How would you know who is or isn’t good for me? You’ve barely said twenty words to me the whole week I’ve been working here.”

“I don’t need to say anything to know the facts.” His tone hardens. “I don’t want you around him.”

“Well, you have no right to tell me that,” I retort. “How did you know I went on a date with him anyway?”

His jaw tightens. “You think people around here don’t take notice when their favorite son is out having dinner with the new girl in town?”

Christ. I experience a sudden longing for the cold anonymity of a big city.

“I know people are talking about me,” I snap. “But I refuse to let gossip dictate what I can and can’t do. And for your information, Jeremy knows about what happened to me, and it didn’t seem to bother him.”

“That’s not the point. You can’t work for me and see him.”

My shoulders tense. I focus on the computer, hitting the key to bring up the database software.

“My date with Jeremy has nothing to do with my work here,” I reply stiffly. “I didn’t, and won’t, tell him anything about the job or the fact that you’re my employer. You don’t need to worry about breach of contract.”

“This isn’t about the damned contract.” His voice is suddenly sharp.

He steps closer to me, his soapy, warm scent filling my nose. I hold my ground, not wanting him to see me weaken even though I’m melting inside at his nearness. Impassive though he is on the exterior, I can almost feel the energy coursing through him, his heavy strong heartbeat, the rush of his blood.

“I don’t want you around King,” he repeats.

“Does your animosity have something to do with him wanting to sell the lighthouse?”

“I’m not answering questions.” His gray eyes turn the color of metal. “I’m telling you to stay away from him.”

My pulse races. “You don’t have that right.”

“I’m your boss.”
“That doesn’t mean you can make that demand.” The words snap out of my mouth without thought. “And if you think you can threaten to fire me over this, then step back, mister, because I’ve been through the worst wrongful termination I can imagine. And even though my employer fucking won that battle, I still have plenty of fight left in me. I’ll put on my gloves and go another round with you, if I have to.”

Wow. Go, Eve.

I’m breathing fast, and my knees are quaking with sudden fear that he’ll make me prove my bold statement. I dig my fingernails into my palms. The air between us sparks with electricity. I force myself to hold my ground, to look directly at him and—

Admiration flashes in his eyes, like a silver comet streaking across the sky. His stern expression doesn’t change, but that brief glimpse of warmth eases the tension knotting my shoulders.

“I’m not going to fire you.” His voice is measured and controlled. “But I will not have you seeing King.”

“You don’t like him, so that means I have to stay away from him?” I ask. “Sorry, no. He’s one of the few people in this town who has been nice to me, and I enjoyed our date. I refuse to discount the possibility of Jeremy being my first real friend here.”
Flynn’s jaw clenches. “He wants to be more than your friend.”

“I know.” I put my hands on my hips and look him in the eye. “He even kissed me.”

Anger crashes over his features, and a vein throbs in his forehead. If I didn’t know better, I’d think he was jealous.

But I do know better. He’s mad because I’m refusing to do something he wants me to do. Despite, or maybe because of, his isolated lifestyle, Flynn is clearly a man accustomed to getting what he wants.

“He kissed you.” The word grind out of his mouth like broken glass.

“Yes. And I kissed him back. Like our date, it was nice. Nice hasn’t been the norm in my life lately.”
“I could kiss you,” Flynn retorts, his hands fisting. “But it wouldn’t nice.”

“Oh yeah?” My heart kicks into gear, blood rushing through my veins. “What would it be, then?”

He pulls in a breath, his gaze settling on my mouth. “Hot.”

“Prove it.” Borne of my endless nighttime fantasies, the dare flies out of me without thought of the potential repercussions.

Before I can take another breath, he grabs my shoulders and pulls me against him. I freeze, stunned by the reality of a moment I’d imagined more times than I can count—the sensation of his body against mine. And God, he feels exactly the way I’d imagined, a solid wall of heat and muscle pulsing with life. Rock-hard arms that could wrap around me so tightly nothing would get past them.

He stares down at me, his steel-like gaze sparking with intent like iron striking stone. I can’t move, can’t breathe, can’t think.

Then his mouth crashes down on mine, an onslaught, a possession, a claiming. Hunger bursts through me, a desire so sharp and intense it destroys all my defenses in one fell swoop. I moan, everything inside me weakening and aching for more. He slides a hand to my lower back, fitting our bodies together. I yield everywhere, my curves softening against him, any thought of resistance dissolving in a haze of disbelief and craving.

I part my lips tentatively, let him inside. My head spins with the taste of him—something decadent and forbidden. Our tongues touch, breath mingling. Arousal floods me, swift and hard, as if all the fantasies in which I’ve indulged have primed me for this moment. I bring my hands up to his face, his stubble coarse against my palms, slide them down to the sides of his neck where his pulse throbs heavily. He’s like the sea—mysterious, unpredictable, powerful. I could get lost in him, drown, let him sweep me away to a distant land where no one knows who I am and what I’ve done.

He lifts his head, breaking our kiss and stepping away from me at the same time. Heavy breaths saw from his chest, and his eyes are darkened to black. I bring a shaking hand to my mouth, suddenly unsure if the kiss just happened or if I’m like Alice in Wonderland, spinning downward, lost in my intricate imagination.

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances about professors, bad boys, candy makers, and protective alpha males who find themselves consumed with love for one woman alone. Originally from California, Nina holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, which means she loves both research and organization. She also enjoys traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Although Nina would go back to college for another degree because she’s that much of a bookworm and a perpetual student, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer.

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Review: Murder Notes (Lilah Love #1) by Lisa Renee Jones

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New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones’s heart-pounding thriller of a woman’s secrets—and a past that’s about to come out of hiding…

As an FBI profiler, it’s Lilah Love’s job to think like a killer. And she is very good at her job. When a series of murders surface—the victims all stripped naked and shot in the head—Lilah’s instincts tell her it’s the work of an assassin, not a serial killer. But when the case takes her back to her hometown in the Hamptons and a mysterious but unmistakable connection to her own life, all her assumptions are shaken to the core.

Thrust into a troubled past she’s tried to shut the door on, Lilah’s back in the town where her father is mayor, her brother is police chief, and she has an intimate history with the local crime lord’s son, Kane Mendez. The two share a devastating secret, and only Kane understands Lilah’s own darkest impulses. As more corpses surface, so does a series of anonymous notes to Lilah, threatening to expose her. Is the killer someone in her own circle? And is she the next target?

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My Review

“He’s watching me the way he’s always watched me, the way he watches everyone. Like they’re all that matters. Like he cares about nothing else. It’s the way he seduces people. It’s the way he destroys people, but everyone who destroys eventually gets destroyed.”

“This is where you belong, Lilah Love. You’ve been gone too long.”

Murder Notes is the first book in an exciting new series from author Lisa Renee Jones. Following the story of Lilah Love, Murder Notes will sweep you up in an mysterious and captivating story. Murder Notes is filled with lots of delicious twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat, wondering what exactly is going on. I have so many questions and can not wait to get my answers…

Lisa Renee Jones weaves an intriguing web of mystery and danger that will captivate you and keep you begging for more. Murder Notes is incredibly well written and has danger around every turn.  This series is off to one heck of a start and I for one can not wait to see where this story will go next. Filled with heart-pounding moments that will leave you begging to get your hands on the next book; Murder Notes has definitely left me captivated. I have so many questions and am desperate to get my answers…Who is the killer? What is their agenda? Who is telling the truth? Who can be trusted? Only time will tell….

I enjoyed everything about this book from beginning to end. I am super excited for this series and can not wait to get my hands on the next book!

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

Review: Crazy Sexy Love by K.L. Grayson

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Three-time world champion bull rider Rhett Allen has never been afraid to get his hands dirty. Hard work, sweat, and determination have gotten him where he is today—and that’s holed up in a hospital room, wondering how he let that damn bull buck him off. He’s also wondering why he thought it was a good idea to let his twin brother talk him into returning home to heal.

Rhett has a million reasons to come home to Heaven, Texas, and only one reason to stay away. That reason comes in the form of a sweet and feisty girl who stole his heart long before he ever thought to give it away. The only problem…that girl has turned into a stunning woman.

Monroe Gallagher is downright sexy with more curves than he has notches in his bed post. It’s been six years since he’s seen her, six years since he’s felt any form of peace, and six years since she gripped his heart in her delicate little hands and squeezed the life out of it. The longer he’s in Heaven, the more he starts to realize that the heart she took from him—the one she crushed into a million pieces—she also never gave back.

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My Review

“We fell hard and fast, but we both had big dreams, and we made a promise that when the time came, we’d support each other in the pursuit of those plans. Turned out her version of support was much different than mine.”

“I know what it’s like to be the center of that man’s world. It’s consuming. And perfect. And I’m losing my mind.”

“I’ve learned the hard way that tomorrow isn’t promised, and things can change in an instant.”

“Dreams change, Dad. That’s the thing about life–it’s constantly shifting and rearranging itself, and with that comes new perspectives.”

Holy freaking wow!! Is there anything that KL Grayson can not write??? Cowboy romances are usually hit or miss for me, but boy did KL Grayson make a fan out of me!! Crazy Sexy Love is all that and a bag of chips. This story is heartfelt, angsty and completely unforgettable….

Crazy Sexy Love follows the story of Mo and Rhett. From the moment I picked up their story, I was completely sucked in. I fell hard and fast for this couple and could not wait to see how their story would play out. Mo and Rhett fell in love when they were young, invincible and had the world at their feet. However, mistakes and a major misunderstanding will put these two lovers on a path neither one of them ever dreamed of. It will be six years before these two will reunite and when they do…all bets are off. The hurt, pain and regret are still there, however, sparks haven’t faded. All those emotions and pent up feelings will take Mo and Rhett for the ride of their lives…

There isn’t one single thing that I didn’t love about Crazy Sexy Love. The writing is brilliant and intoxicating. The story-line will tug at your heart and leave you begging for more. There is pain. There is heartache. There is delicious angst and an incredible pull. There is an undeniable romance with explosive chemistry that begs for you to devour the pages. This book was just the second chance romance I was looking for. I was so head over heels for this couple that I could not put this book down. I devoured it in just a few short hours and loved evry single second of it.

Crazy Sexy Love is the first book in an all new exciting series from author KL Grayson and I for one can not wait to see what this series has in store for us next!

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

Release Blitz with Review: Tempting Little Tease by Kendall Ryan

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A hot new standalone romance from New York Times bestseller, Kendall Ryan.

She’s the tutor I hired to teach me Italian.

She’s way too young for me, but she’s also gorgeous, bright and filled with a curiosity about life that I find incredibly refreshing.

It’s fucking adorable.

I’m old enough to know better, but this pretty young thing tempts me beyond belief. And for the first time in my life, I can see myself falling.

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Is this what it’s like to be pursued by an older man? The complete confidence, the lack of expectations, the sincerity?

My God, it’s exhilarating.

Quinn Kingsley is totally unexpected. I’m moving to Italy in three weeks to teach English, and while I never expected something so real to develop between us so quickly, our chemistry is undeniable.

There’s something so sexy about this back and forth he and I share. Flirting with this man is like playing with fire, and I’m bound to get burned.

Io sono attratto da te. I’m attracted to you, he tells me.

But is our attraction enough to get us through the complications of a massive age gap and an international love affair?

Only one way to find out…

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My Review

“I’m hungry, starving, and I didn’t know it until it was right in front of me. Until he was right in front of me. “

Tempting Little Tease is a story that is impossible to not fall in love with. From the moment you meet Quinn and Alessandra, they will consume and captivate you. They will suck you into their story and have you falling hopelessly in love…

Tempting Little Tease is a fabulous addition to the Forbidden Desires Series. I loved getting to know more about Quinn and seeing this high powered, overworked CEO, fall. He was sweet and sexy and just everything that I wanted him to be. I loved Alessandra as a match for him. She was young, beautiful and had the world at her feet. Together, they couldn’t be more opposite, but somehow these two just clicked. And I couldn’t wait to devour their story.

It’s no surprise that I fell for Quinn and Alessandra quickly. These two had amazing chemistry and I loved their banter. I loved their exchanges in Italian and I just loved how effortless these two were. There wasn’t any over the top, crazy drama. They just fell in love when they weren’t looking for it and that made me a total gonner.

Tempting Little Tease is a beautiful love story about two people who fell in love when they least expected it. It is a story about the plans you make and the differences in reality. It is a story about being open to change and taking a chance on that epic, once in a lifetime love. I loved every moment of this book from beginning to end and fell head over heels for Alessandra and Quinn….

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

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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Review and Excerpt Tour: Two Wedding Crashers by Meghan Quinn

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I don’t know what love is anymore.

Well, that’s not entirely true, but I’m going to tell you a little secret: I’ve lost the spark.

You know the kind of spark I’m talking about?

Where butterflies take flight in your stomach from two hands innocently colliding. Or catching your breath when you first meet someone attractive. Yeah, that spark.

Except I haven’t felt that feeling in forever; there is nothing left inside of me.

Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem–but I’m a writer on a serious deadline, and my editor is breathing down my neck for a romantic, Nicholas Sparks type love story. No pressure, right?

That’s how I find myself flying across the country to crash a wedding in the name of research, dress and heels stuffed into my small suitcase.

It should be the easiest book research ever. Drinking some free champagne, basking in the love of two strangers, and tapping into my romantic side. That will be a breeze. I’m a pro. I can handle this.

Until I mistakenly end up in the wrong hotel room, naked as the day I was born, with the sexiest human I have ever met staring me down, wondering what I’m doing taking a shower in his bathroom. I don’t think calling it research will get me out of this pickle.

My Review

“Sometimes, you have to hold on to the things that tried to tear you down, because it’s good to be reminded why you’re going to succeed. “

“There is nothing that’s going to get in my way of taking what I want. And what I want us you, Rylee. I want all of you, all night. It’s going to happen,  the only question is….when.”

“Love doesn’t come around very often, Rylee. When you feel it, there is only one thing you can do: fall head over heels.”

Two Wedding Crashers is a fun, flirty and sexy romantic comedy. From entertaining characters to awesome secondary ones, to a plot that will have you laughing out loud and swooning all at the same time; Two Wedding Crashers is the perfect read to spend you day getting lost in.

Two Wedding Crashers follows the story of Rylee and Beck. Rylee is this awesome writer who writes the steamy reads we all enjoy. The one problem, she’s got writers block and a huge deadline. So, when her best friend suggests crashing a wedding, this might just be what she needs to get her creative juices flowing. What she never planned on, was fellow wedding crasher, Beck. Beck is a total guys, guy. He’s sexy, can have any woman he wants, but is in a total rut. So, listening to his best friend, he decides crashing a wedding might be what he needs to get his life on track. Beck is everything she never knew she was looking for. Their chance meeting knocked them both off their feet. Add in some exciting sightseeing, some hilarious encounters and smokin hot chemistry, and you’ve got a recipe for one terrific read!

Two Wedding Crashers was such a refreshing read. It took me by surprise in the best possible way. I never saw Beck and Rylee’s story coming. Sure there were a ton of laugh out loud moments, but there is so much more to this story that meets the eye. This story is so beautiful and main characters have endured their own share of heartache, I couldn’t help but root for these two to find their happily ever after. Their fling was supposed to fun and sexy, but had a time limit. Only the connection these two shared refused to fizzle out. I loved watching Rylee and Beck navigate their way through all the obstacles life threw at them. And couldn’t wait to see how their story would play out.

Two Wedding Crashers is an emotional romantic comedy that knocked me off my feet. This story was nothing like I thought it was going to be and I enjoyed every single second. Two Wedding Crashers is a heartwarming romantic comedy. It is a story of healing and learning from your mistakes. It’s about taking chances and listening to your heart. An enjoyable read that will have you laughing out loud and that will take your emotions for one heck of a ride….

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

EXCERPT

Chills scream their way down my arms and legs, my nipples pucker, and just like that, with one word, all humor vanishes from our little conversation and awareness of this all-consuming man wrapped around me hits me hard.

Gathering myself, I say, “Tell me something Chris and Justine know about you.”

“Hmm.” His thumbs hook under the waistband of my shorts, playing with the lower part of my hipbones. His touch spurs on my pelvis, needing to rock, begging for him to go lower. My toes curl in my sandals and my back slightly arches, reaching for more. “Something they know about me.”

His mouth doesn’t stray from its position against my ear, and his hips start to slowly move underneath me, his legs tangling with mine. Involuntarily, one of my hands hooks the back of his neck as I hold on tightly to him, feeling like I need support from the onslaught of sensation I’m feeling.

I hear him say something, but it doesn’t register in my brain, which has turned to mush as his thumbs stray from my hipbones to right above my pubic bone.

There is no denying how turned on I am, how wet I am from his mere touch, how much—despite my reservations—I want this man.

With each stroke, my head turns farther and farther to the side until our noses are touching, Beck’s head bends forward to meet me halfway. My eyes flutter shut for a brief moment before I open them and am captured by those flecks of green and gold.

The air stills around us, our breath mixing, swirling between us, our lips so close.

One swipe of this thumb.

Another one.

I can’t breathe.

I can’t focus.

Another swipe, my head leans even closer, my tongue wetting my lips.

One more swipe . . .

My heart hammers in my chest, my skin prickling with awareness.

Beck brings his mouth even closer, only a whisper away now, and he waits.

Holding still.

His breathing feeling erratic beneath me.

One.

More.

Swipe.

And I’m gone.

I bring my mouth to his, slowly parting my lips ever so slightly, just enough to maneuver my mouth across his.

A low, provocative moan escapes Beck as one of his hands snags the back of my head and holds me in place, almost as if he lets go, I’ll disappear.

Needing more, I shift on his lap so I’m straddling him once again, my hands on his bare chest, feeling the powerful sinew that holds him together.

Our lips press and mold, mingling, taking, begging . . .

Desperate.

Beck’s tongue runs against my bottom lip, eliciting a moan from deep within me, lighting a fire so hot, so wild, my hands start to travel up his neck to his cheeks where I grip him, positioning his head so when I open my mouth, I can expertly dive my tongue onto his.

He groans, his lap shifting against mine now, his hard-on pressing against my wet and throbbing center. I match his rocking, using my position on his lap to take advantage of his length I can feel through his board shorts.

This is exactly what I didn’t want to happen, but God, am I happy it has. Maybe I really should live in the moment, maybe I should take advantage of the opportunity, maybe I should…

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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