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Review Tour: The Downside of Love by Meghan Quinn

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This isn’t a story about a love triangle. There is no triangle involved.

This isn’t a story about an accidental pregnancy. Although having a baby with her . . . I would.

This isn’t a story about lies and deception, even though at times I’ve lied to myself.

No, this is my story.

A story about sacrifice.

A story about a man who fell in love with the wrong girl.

A story I wish I never had to tell.

This is a story about the true meaning of the downside of love.

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My Review

“I walk until my bare feet feel torn and battered and the irony isn’t lost on me. How many years have I figuratively walked alone like this? Feeling like my heart was ripped into pieces. How many times have I shut out the world and hidden alone in my hatred? And yet here I am at twenty-three years old, still on my fucking own.”

“Heat consumes me, desire ripping through me, the need to pull her against my chest taking over my entire body. Everything pauses around us, both our breaths labored, our eyes bouncing back and forth, anger brewing, need consuming me. I want her. I want to claim her. I want to make her mine. Just a few inches, one swipe of my arm around her waist and she’s mine.”

“I feel I’m being given a small glimpse into his soul. It might not be a conversation, or an intro to his past and the ghosts that haunt him, but it’s something, and that something is monumental in my book.”

Wow! Wow! Wow! I don’t even know what to say. I have been waiting on pins and needles, anxious to get this book in my hands. I was dying to see where the story was going to take us next and I gotta tell you, I was not disappointed. This book totally knocked my world off its axis and took me for one wild ride.

There is so much I want to say and just gush over this book about, but I can’t. This is the hardest thing ever, but I don’t want to spoil anything. I do want to ruin the journey. So, here is what I can tell you. Don’t read any spoilers. Go into this book blind. Take a chance and open your mind. The Downside of Love is brilliantly written and consuming. It’s the perfect example of love; how it’s not always what you’re expecting. It can be messy, yet beautiful all at the same time.

When I picked up this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. My emotions were all over the place. I was up. I was down. I was swooning. I was raging. I fell so deeply in love with this story and the characters. I allowed my heart to open up and get totally swept away. This story was absolute perfection in my eyes and I couldn’t have asked for a better ending. I’m so glad I took a chance on this series. I’m so glad I went on this journey. It was everything and in the end it gave me all the feels and a happiness I never knew I needed.

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

Tucked away at the base of the Rocky Mountains lived a little boy with one singular dream: leave this broken and battered home and become someone.

Be somebody’s hero.

That boy was me—Colby Brooks. Except I’m not that same little boy anymore.

My dreams might still be the same, but my reality isn’t.

I’m smarter. Stronger. A man.

And I learned a long damn time ago, the only way to achieve my dreams was to avoid distractions—at any cost.

Focus. Resolve. Determination.

But all it took was one single night. One night and my entire life…changed.

One night had me colliding head first with the biggest distraction of my life; Rory Oaks.

Smart. Charming. Beautiful.

Rory changed everything.

Quickly, my one-track mind started to bend.

Each kiss faded decade-long dreams.

And with one single incident, I fly off course.

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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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Blog Tour with Review: Disgrace by Brittainy C. Cherry

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Disgrace, an all-new romantic and emotional standalone from Brittainy C. Cherry is available NOW!

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Synopsis:

Each day I prayed for my husband to love me again.

After fifteen years together, he walked away from me, and into the arms of another.

I didn’t know how to cope. I didn’t know my worth. I didn’t know how to exist without him by my side.

All I wanted was for him to come back to me.

Then, Jackson Emery appeared.

He was supposed to be a distraction for my mind. A summer fling. A confidence boost to my bruised heart.

We were perfect for one another, because we both knew we wouldn’t last. Jackson didn’t believe in commitment, and I no longer believed in love. He was too closed-off for me, and I was too damaged for him.

Everything was fine, until one night my heart skipped a beat.

I didn’t expect him to make me laugh. To make me think. To make my sadness somewhat disappear.

When our time was up, my heart didn’t know how to walk away.

Each day I prayed for my husband to love me again, yet slowly my prayers began to shift toward the man who wasn’t right for me.

I prayed for one more smile, one more kiss, one more laugh, one more touch…

I prayed for him to be mine.

Even though I knew his heart wasn’t destined to love.

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My Review

“Love was a messy emotion that didn’t walk a straight line. It worked in waves and loops of ups and downs. It was a screwy emotion that could somehow still exist amidst the ultimate heartbreak and betrayal.”

“Sometimes, all a person needed was another to listen to their uneven heartbeats.”

“I’ve never seen something that made no sense yet complete sense until I laid my eyes on you together.”

“He kissed me slowly, gently, and filled with love. He didn’t have to say it, but I felt our love. I felt it shoot through my body as his lips pressed against mine. Our souls intermixed and our flames were infinite. It was simple, the way we loved…”

Well, I’ve done it again. I’ve found another book to work its way on to my top reads of 2018 list. Disgrace didn’t just exceed my expectations, it blew them out of the waters and it brought me to my knees. Disgrace is hands down one of the most powerful reads I’ve encountered this year and is one that I know will be staying with me long past THE END….

There are moments in each one of our lives that will test us. Moments that will bring us to our knees and moments that will have us questioning just how much more we can endure. And for Gracelyn, she is about to that test. You see, when she married, she married for keeps. She wanted nothing more than to be the perfect wife and give her husband the life he always wanted. But, life had other plans and when things were bleak, her husband turned to another, destroying Grace in ways she could never imagine. And when Grace returns to her childhood home, she still has hope that her life can be fixed. And then Jackson entered her life. Jackson was everything that Grace should stay away from. If the rumors were to be believed, no good could come from associating with Jackson. But, beneath the rumors and his rough exterior stood a man worth getting to know; a man worth fighting for. Jackson wasn’t supposed to make her laugh. He wasn’t supposed to make her smile. He wasn’t supposed to piece her back together. But when Grace’s heart begins to beat again, all bets are off….

Wow. Wow. Wow. I am at such a loss for words. I was prepared for an emotional read, but boy did I not see this book coming. I was consumed by this story from the very first page. My heart ached for Grace and all that she lost. Her story is not easy. It’s painful and filled with betrayal. And when she returns home to heal, the small town gossips run wild. With a smile on her face and a big heart, Grace tried to do what was best. She tried to do the right thing, to be the perfect person, but everyone has a breaking point. And for Grace, I think her breaking point was the best thing to ever happen to her. It woke her up. It made her take chances. It forced her to discover who Grace really was. It opened her eyes to the ugliness of rumors and made her stand up for herself. And just when Grace was about to give up on love, she was presented with Jackson. Now, Jackson is the kind of man that your parents warn you about. He’s gruff, moody and has a terrible reputation. He’s known as the town monster. But, let me tell you, there is so much more to this man that meets the eye. He is the kindest, sweetest, most swoon-worthy man ever. You just have to break down his walls in order to see it. Together, Jackson and Grace shouldn’t work. They are so opposite, but somehow they just mesh. Their broken souls call out to each other and their connection is one that can not be denied. I love, love, loved watching these two navigate their way to a hea. I loved watching them grow and fall in love and be who they were always destined to be. Their path to hea definitely wasn’t an easy one, but man was the journey ever worth it. I just couldn’t get enough of their story and couldn’t help but hold my breath as I was reading through the pages.

Disgrace isn’t just a story about love or second chances. It’s a story about growth and self discovery. It’s a story of pain and loss. It is a story of betrayal and healing. It is a story that will work itself into your heart and will hold on tight. It is emotional and heartbreaking and beautiful all at the same time. It is a story that will bring tears to your eyes and that will have you hoping you wore waterproof mascara that day. It is a story that once you start it, you won’t be able to put it down. A story that will have you rooting for second chances, true love and happily ever afters. A story that will stay with you long after THE END.

I have never connected with a story or characters the way I have with Disgrace. I hope that you will take this journey and that you will fall in love with Jackson and Gracelyn as I have.

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

Excerpt:

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“I’ve read about boys like you in books, ya know,” she whispered, her fingers slowly spinning spirals on my chest.

“Oh, yeah? What did those books teach you about boys like me?”

“Well…” She bit her bottom lip, and with a small inhalation, she whispered, “They taught me to stay away.”

“Then why are you so close?”

She tilted her head up, looking me straight in the eyes. “Because in those stories, the heroine never ever listens.”

“And then there’s trouble?” I asked.

“Yes, and then there’s trouble.”

From the way she said those words, I knew trouble was exactly what she was in search of. We were the classic cliché. She was the good girl next door, I the monster from around the block. We were perfect opposites for the perfect storm, and she was asking me to be her next flaw, her greatest mistake.

And, well, who was I not to live up to her request?

“I could destroy you,” I warned.

“Or save me.”

“Is it worth the risk?”

“Isn’t it always worth the risk?”

The more she touched me, the more I wanted to touch her back. I wrapped my hands around her wrists flipping us around so she was now against the wall with her hands above her head. “I have rules.” I leaned in closer, lightly brushing my lips against her neck. God, she smelled good, like peaches and my next sin. “You can’t break these rules, either.” My tongue rolled from my mouth and circled against her neck before I gently sucked her skin.

She shivered at my touch. “What are they?”

“Rule one,” I whispered, my mouth moving across her collarbone. “You never stay the night.”

“Check.”

“Rule number two,” I said, dropping her left arm to the side. Taking my hand to the bottom of her blouse, I slowly raised it up and massaged her skin. “You never develop feelings.”

“That’s easy enough,” she replied, her breaths uneven as I teased at the top button on her jeans. “I don’t believe in feelings anymore.”

I didn’t know why, but that made me sad for her. I, too, didn’t believe in falling for people, but that was my norm. Grace seemed the type to believe in something bigger than love, so the fact that her belief was completely gone was a bit surprising.

Maybe we had more in common than I thought.

“Rule number three…we don’t talk about my life.”

“Like ever?”

“Never.”

“Okay.”

“And lastly, rule number four…” My mouth brushed against hers, and I slid my tongue slowly across her bottom lip. “If your favorite pair of panties get ripped, don’t expect me to replace them.”

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Review: Moonlight Seduction (de Vincent #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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The de Vincent brothers are back—and so is the intrigue that surrounds them—in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s sizzling new novel…

Nicolette Bresson never thought she’d return to the de Vincents’ bayou compound. It’s where her parents work, where Nikki grew up… and where she got her heart broken by Gabriel de Vincent himself. Yet here she is, filling in for her sick mother. Avoiding Gabe should be easy, especially when so much of Nikki’s time is spent trying not to be stabbed in the back by the malicious hangers-on who frequent the mansion. But escaping memories of Gabe, much less his smoking-hot presence, is harder than expected—especially since he seems determined to be in Nikki’s space as much as possible.

Gabriel spent years beating himself up over his last encounter with Nikki. He’d wanted her then, but for reasons that were bad for both of them. Things have now changed. Gabe sees more than a girl he’s known forever; he sees a smart, talented, and heartbreakingly beautiful woman… one who’s being stalked from the shadows. Now, Gabe will do anything to keep Nikki safe—and to stop the de Vincent curse from striking again.

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My Review

“She needed to tell him to stop, because she knew that whatever was happening right now was going to change everything between them, and she knew this time there wouldn’t be any repairing of the damage it would wreak on their friendship….and possibly her life.”

“It was just a kiss–their first kiss–but Nikki knew the moment his mouth touched hers, she knew she’d never been kissed like this.”

Moonlight Seduction is sexy, sinful and down right addictive. This story will suck you in from the very first page and will leave you utterly captivated. You will be 100% hooked on each written word and will find yourself unable to put this book down.

Moonlight Seduction is told from dual points of view and picks up pretty much where the last book left off. Only this time, we get Gabe and Nikki’s story…..The last place Nikki ever thought she’d find herself was back at the de Vincent home. But, when her mom gets sick, she has no choice but to return home and help her mom out. Filling in for her mom should be easy, but seeing Gabe again brings a whole set of challenges to the surface. You see, Nikki has been in love with Gabe for as long as she can remember. She thought she left her feelings in the past, but being in this house stirs up all the memories…all the pain. She tries to stay away, but how can she when Gabe is determined to make his presence known…..For years, Gabe has felt guilty for the way things were last left off with Nikki. He’s wanted nothing more than to talk with her and make things right. He knows he should keep away from her, but he just can’t fight the pull. Things are different now. The same excuses don’t seem to work. Gabe’s eyes have finally been opened and he’s now a man on mission. He will do anything to get what he wants and will do anything to keep his family safe. And when a new threat presents itself, Gabe’s devotion will be put to the test…..

Man, Oh, Man! This series is a total new favorite for me by this author. It is additive, consuming and completely captivating. The writing is brilliant and the story-line is just so intriguing. I mean, how can you not be fascinated by the de Vincent family?? The money. The stigma. The lies. The deceit. The curse. I love learning more and more with each book. And if that wasn’t enough, you have the de Vincent brothers. They are a lethal combination in more ways than you could imagine. Mysterious. Cold. Rude. And Sexy as ever. They are perfectly imperfect and you won’t find a more devoted family. They will protect one another, no matter the cost…

And that brings us to Gabe. He frustrated me like no other. He was everything you could want in a bad boy. He definitely wasn’t perfect and always seemed to say the wrong thing. But, when he messed up, he more than made up for it. He was passionate, determined and just the guy to turn Nikki’s world upside down. And Nikki…She has such a big heart and the patience of a saint. She tolerated a lot more than I would have, but definitely knew how to play the game. She’s the kind of girl you’d kill to have in your corner.

I just loved Nikki and Gabe together. Their chemistry was explosive. You could tell the connection and feelings these two had were genuine. I loved their pull and the would they/won’t they moments. Nikki fell hard and fast for Gabe when she was just 16 years old and despite how much she wished it was different, those feelings never faded. Their journey to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one. Not only did Gabe make things hard for her, but this is the de Vincent family!!! You know there would be crazy things thrown their way. All I can say is just sit back and enjoy. You are about to be taken on one heck of a ride!!

Moonlight Seduction was a thrilling read from beginning to end. It had me on the edge of my seat and kept me begging for more. From mystery and intrigue to danger and some seriously sexy good times, this book had it all. The story-line is captivating and will just leave you breathless. I am positively hooked on this series and can not be more excited to get my hands on Moonlight Scandals. I have a feeling that one is just going to knock me off my feet.

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

Review Tour: The Upside of Falling by Meghan Quinn

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Tucked away at the base of the Rocky Mountains lived a little boy with one singular dream: leave this broken and battered home and become someone.

Be somebody’s hero.

That boy was me—Colby Brooks. Except I’m not that same little boy anymore.

My dreams might still be the same, but my reality isn’t.

I’m smarter. Stronger. A man.

And I learned a long damn time ago, the only way to achieve my dreams was to avoid distractions—at any cost.

Focus. Resolve. Determination.

But all it took was one single night. One night and my entire life…changed.

One night had me colliding head first with the biggest distraction of my life; Rory Oaks.

Smart. Charming. Beautiful.

Rory changed everything.

Quickly, my one-track mind started to bend.

Each kiss faded decade-long dreams.

And with one single incident, I fly off course.

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MY REVIEW

“In that moment, it feels like the world momentarily stops spinning, the noise draining into silence around us.”

“Sometimes life throws you a curveball and you have to find a way to deal with it.”

“That smirk, those soulful eyes, the way his voice feels like a warm blanket protecting me from the outside world. He’s dangerous. He’s the man you’re warned about growing up. The man who can make or break you, flipping your world upside down without even realizing it. The kind of man who comes around once in a lifetime. The man you don’t let go.”

I’ve just finished the most epic and brilliantly written love story. I’m tangled, twisted and turned totally inside out. This book has me all tied up in knots and begging for more. The kind of story that gives you all the feels and yet you know it’s going to destroy ever single piece of you. The Upside of Falling has left me completely and utterly speechless. I am blown away. I am in a state of shock and denial. I have’t had a book make me feel this way in such a long time….

The Upside to Falling is the kind of book that just sneaks up on you. It sweeps you off your feet and you just know within minutes that this book is going to be epic. The pull and draw of the characters sucking you in and devouring the pages. This is the kind of story that you can’t put down, but just know that some how this story is just going to break you.

Colby and Rory are 100% meant for each other. Rory is persistent and has the biggest heart. She is stronger than she looks, determined and loves with everything she is. She never meant to fall for Colby, but knew that he was the kind of man that you live for. He’s broody and kind of a jerk. He’s broken and beautiful at the same time. He doesn’t let many people in, but when he does….look out. He jumps in with both feet and doesn’t hold back.

The road to happily ever after is not an easy one for these two. Their road is filled with baggage and painful memories. It’s filled with obligations and doing what they each think is best for the other. Their journey is filled with so much pain and heartache. I had a feeling these two would break my heart, but I held on. I couldn’t get enough. I had to see how their story would end. Despite all the pain and angst, this story had so many beautiful moments. Moments to make you swoon and burst with joy. Moments that had you believing in love.

I fell in love with The Upside to Falling from the very first page. From the palpable & intense emotions, to a love story that would defy everything, to letters that I could just read all day and seeing the little pieces they each gave. Yes, I fell in love quickly and allowed these characters to burrow deep in my soul. Their story captivating me, intriguing me and leaving me begging for. A story whose ending shocked me to my very core. With tears still fresh in my eyes and words that are failing me, I will just leave you with this: The Upside to Falling was a damn good read. I need book 2 in my life like yesterday. My emotions are all over the place and I can not wait to see how this story will end. The Upside to Falling totally knocked me off my feet and has without a doubt earned its place as a top read of 2018 for me and is one of my favorite reads by this author to date.

There is so much to love about the Upside to Falling. This love. This story is epic and unforgettable. It will make you swoon. It will make you rage. It will frustrate you and make you want to throw your kindle. It will have you begging for Book 2 and will leave you in the best emotional mess. And I gotta tell you, the rollercoaster ride is so worth it. Rory and Colby are worth it. Their love is worth fighting for and I hope you’ll check out their journey and fall madly in love with Rory and Colby just as I did.

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


EXCERPT

Head turned down, pushing the sleeves of his white Henley up his arms, he swaggers toward me. His jeans hang low on his hips, held up by the same brown belt he wore the other night. His narrow waist directs my eyes to the center of his jeans, and I can’t help wonder what might be behind the crotch of his pants.

And then there is his chest. Barrel like, broad and prominent. His thick biceps showcase his strength, and the fabric of his shirt stretches over his shoulders and forearms. Having spent a lot of time at the gym, I’ve seen every body type, but Colby’s is different. He’s strong, built, but not like a body builder. His body seems to suggest the only kind of weight he’s been lifting is his own body, pushup after pushup. I can’t imagine there being barbells in his workouts, but I can imagine logs, cadets, and heavy machinery. He has working muscles, the kind you earn from hard, dedicated work on the field. In a word? Impressive.

Walking up to Stryder, he grips his friend’s shoulder and says something into his ear. A smirk crosses Stryder’s face before he moves over to our side of the bowling alley and takes Colby’s place.

Is he leaving? Already?

Might as well at this point. It’s not like he’s going to talk to me, not after my pathetic attempt at a bet. I should have known I was going to hang out in the gutter all night. It’s where I usually am when I’m bowling. I blame the ball. The thing has a vendetta against me.

Sighing, I prop my chin in my hand and watch Stryder expertly toss his ball down the lane, getting a strike . . . once again. And just like every other strike, he pumps his arm up in the air and celebrates. We get it, you’re good, no need to—

“Hey.”

That voice . . .

Stunned, eyes wide, not able to move, not wanting to scare him away, I keep my eyes trained forward, soaking in that beautifully deep voice of his for a brief moment before saying, “Hey.”

“Can I sit here?”

Still keeping my eyes trained forward, I say, “Sure.”

My body tingles with awareness of how close he is to me, that fresh laundry scent invading my senses, prickling the little hairs on my arm. My body leans toward his, wanting a little more, searching for anything else he might give me. I don’t know why he’s choosing to engage me in conversation, but I’m sure as hell not moving while he does.

“Sorry about tonight,” he says and he actually sounds sincere.

“Why are you sorry?” I mumble.

Reaching around, he takes my cheek in his hand. The callouses on his palm rubbing against my skin is a welcome sensation. As I’m turned toward him, I steady my breathing. I’m having a hard time slowing my heart rate because of his close proximity, and the unexpected touch shooting a wave of heat through my veins.

“I’m sorry you didn’t get to ask me any questions. I didn’t think you were going to suck that bad.” A playful smile tugs at his lips, and my heart sinks to the floor. Oh God, he’s so gorgeous, especially when he smiles.

Matching his smirk, I say, “I didn’t think I was going to suck that bad either.”

“I feel bad.”

“You should.” That garners a laugh, deep and throaty, the sound cloaking me like a shield, protecting me from the outside world, bringing me into a little bubble where we are the only two that exist.

“Ask me a question.”

Shocked, I swallow hard and say, “Really?”

He nods and holds up his fingers. “You get three.”

“Oh, three? Wow, I feel like you just gave me the key to your soul.”

Rolling his eyes, he adjusts his stance on the barstool and leans back, giving us some space, our knees still knocking into each other. “Easy killer; it’s just three questions.”

“Yeah, three questions I didn’t have before.” Tapping my chin, I try to think of good questions, but now that I have him willing and waiting, nothing comes to mind. I wasn’t prepared for this, he caught me off-guard, and now I feel I can’t be strategic about my probing. “Hmm . . . what do you like to do on the weekends?”

“Jump,” he answers.

Searching his eyes, lips quirked, I say, “Uh, you’re going to have to be more specific than that. What kind of jumping are we talking here? Like jump roping? Because that seems kind of weird to do on the weekends, and if you tell me you’re in some kind of jump-roping club at the academy, I’m not going to believe you.”

His lips curve up as he scratches the side of his jaw. “Jump out of airplanes.”

Oh.

Oh.

That’s . . .

Uh, that’s really hot.

“So you just casually jump out of airplanes?”

“I’m part of the Wings of Blue, the academy’s parachute team. We jump every day, at least two to three times a day after class and before dinner, depending on wind and ceiling limits. On the weekends, some of the guys, including Stryder and me, go to Springs East Airport and do civilian jumps. The more jumps we get in, the higher the chance we’ll be considered for big demonstrations, like parachuting into football games and major sporting events for the Rockies and Broncos.” Ummmm. Did anyone else just hear how many words he gifted me? And seriously? Does the man have no clue how incredibly sexy he is when he talks about something he loves? The expression on his face . . .

“Wow, that’s . . . that’s really hot.” I chuckle. “Sorry, I don’t mean to fangirl over your parachuting, but I guess I wasn’t expecting that answer. You just jump out of planes?”

He slowly nods. “Every day.”

“Anything to get you up in the clouds, huh?”

“Yeah,” he answers shyly, rubbing his jaw. “Okay, next question.”

THE DOWNSIDE OF LOVE – July 5th

 

 

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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Review: More Than Words by Mia Sheridan

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No one lays open the heart and soul quite like New York Timesbestselling author Mia Sheridan.
The moment she met Callen Hayes, eleven-year-old Jessica Creswell knew he was a broken prince. Her prince. They became each other’s refuge, a safe and magical place far from their troubled lives. Until the day Callen kissed herJessica’s first real, dreamy kissand then disappeared from her life without a word.
Years later, everyone knows who Callen Hayes is. Famous composer. Infamous bad boy. What no one knows is that Callen’s music is now locked deep inside, trapped behind his own inner demons. It’s only when he withdraws to France to drink his way through the darkness that Callen stumbles into the one person who makes the music return. Jessica. His Jessie. And she still tastes of fresh, sweet innocence . . . even as she sets his blood on fire.
But they don’t belong in each other’s worlds anymore. There are too many mistakes. Too many secrets. Too many lies. All they have is that instinctive longing, that needand something that looks dangerously like love.
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My Review

“The princess thought she’d been waiting for the prince and yet…and yet, she’d had it all backward. The prince had survived the battle and crawled to the dark cave nearby to hide, where he’d been waiting…to be rescued by her.”

“I wanted to kiss those freckles, each and every one, to touch them with my tongue and know if they tasted like innocence.”

“Then write me love letters with your music. Write me songs that make my heart ache and my soul feel full. If you…if you have feelings for me, express them through your songs. I don’t care. But don’t live a life you don’t want to lead. Don’t become something you don’t want to be. Don’t throw away what we have because you don’t feel worthy of me.”

“I’d asked him to help me, begged him to save me, and he’d sent Jessie, not only to provide friendship and laughter when I needed it the most, but to gift me the joy of music. She’d delivered it straight into my arms, like a messenger bearing miracles, and I hadn’t once recognized her for what she was. My gift. My fate. My love.”

There are so many brilliant and wondrous things that I want to say about this book. But, I don’t know if I will ever be able to truly tell you just how and amazing and unexpected this book was for me. True to Mia Sheridan fashion this book has my heart all tied up in knots, feeling so many emotions. I know when I’m reading one of her books that I should expect to be taken on an incredible journey, but I am utterly floored by just how much I loved this book. More Than Words is one of those stories that just sneaks up on you. You won’t stand a chance. You may as well lock yourself in your room, because you are not going to want to put this book down..

From the moment I picked up More Than Words, I was inexplicably drawn to the characters and the story. I was completely captivated and was dying for more. The lyrical writing and flow of the story just sucks you in. You can’t absorb the words fast enough. This story is so unique, but delivers so many powerful messages. This book is so much more than a love story. It is a story of friendship and hope. A story of the worst pain and heartache. A story of despair and at times hopelessness. A story of demons and hitting rock bottom. A story of longing and love you want to give so badly, but don’t think you deserve. This story is just so much more than I will ever be able to say.

To say I loved this book would be a total understatement. It is the book my heart has been waiting for, but didn’t know existed. The characters will consume you and become a part of you. They are so real and flawed and beautiful. Their struggles and pain are so palpable. You can’t help but get lost in Callen and Jessie. Jessie is the girl who believes in fairytales and happy endings, always searching for an escape in made up worlds. And Callen is the beautiful broken boy who is lost and surrounded by demons, looking for a way out and finds hope in an unexpected place. Their story is complex and will tug at your heart. It will have you feeling so many emotions and at the same time will have you rooting for a happily ever after.

More Than Words has stolen my heart with it’s incredible writing and brilliant characters. It has consumed me and has left me with one heck of a book hangover. For me, this book ties Archer’s Voice for favorite reads and is definitely a top read of 2018.

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

Review: Dirty Exes (Liars, Inc. #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

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They’re serving up some red-hot revenge. A sizzling series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel van Dyken.

Blaire has never quite gotten over Jessie Beckett, the ex–NFL star whose kisses were hot enough to ignite the entire Eastern Seaboard. When he chose work over her, Blaire was left brokenhearted. Why else would she have married a skeezy two-timer, just to divorce him less than a year later?

Now Blaire is getting even by becoming one half of Dirty Exes, a PI firm fully committed to humiliating cheating jerks. If only the new jerk she’s been hired to uncover wasn’t Jessie Beckett himself.

Exposing Jessie isn’t going to be easy, especially when she still daydreams about his sexy smile. Further complicating matters is Colin, Jessie’s best friend. He’s gorgeous, a little bit cunning, and willing to help Blaire get the inside scoop on Jessie—for a price.

Now caught between two men—one totally right and the other totally wrong—Blaire will need to decide just how much she’s willing to risk…and whom she’s willing to risk it for.

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My Review

“In that moment, I wondered. What. If. Two very dangerous words. Two horrible words. Words that should never be put together in any way, shape, or form.”

“He kissed me tenderly, he kissed me like he wanted to do nothing more than taste me for the next few hours and memorize every inch of my body.”

“I was keeping him. End of story.”

Dirty Exes was such a fun and unexpected read. I mean, I just loved the heck out of this book. From laugh out loud moments to crazy antics to a swoon worthy romance that just knocks you off your feet, this book is easily one of my favorite books that I’ve read so far this year.

Dirty Exes is smartly written and will suck you in from the very first page. The plot is fun and entertaining. The characters will captivate you and suck you in to their stories. I fell in love with Blaire from the moment I met her. Life had dealt her some pretty craptastic cards when it came to love, and she wasn’t in the market at all. She loved catching cheaters and serving their spouses or significant others justice and the closure they need. Closure…that is the one thing Blaire never got. She has a lot of what if’s in her life and it looks like fate is about to drop into her life and turn it totally upside down….

Dirty Exes took me on one heck of a ride. It wasn’t anything like I expected. It knocked my socks off and had me laughing in stitches. I couldn’t get enough of this story and the characters. It was the perfect book to spend my afternoon getting lost in. This book had it all: smart writing, witty banter, fun characters, light angst, just the right amount of drama, and some seriously sweet moments. I may have found myself swooning over a particular character a time or two, but I’m not going to tell you which one. You’re just going to have to pick up this read for yourself and see which character won over my heart…..

A truly fantastic read. I can’t wait to read more from this series!

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

 

Review: In Bed With The Beast by Tara Sivec

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A tale as old as time: she needs a place to stay, he’s a grump with a secret and an extra room…can love find a way?

Meet the Naughty Princess Club, a series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that brings readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that three women fall into once they decide to strut their stuff and bring on their own happily ever after.

Living in her overprotective dad’s basement, shy Belle lives her life through books. Being a part of the Naughty Princess Club is the first adventure she’s ever had, plus she desperately needs the money to save one of her favorite places – the local library.

But when her new friends and new business gets her kicked out of her dad’s house, Belle is rescued by the surly Vincent “Beast” Adams who invites her to be his house guest until she gets back on her feet. Despite his attitude problem and long list of rules, Belle finds herself warming to the muscled man with a penchant for growling and starts seeing a gentle side to him that wasn’t there before.

Yet there’s a room that Beast keeps locked and Belle keeps getting hints that Beast is hiding something…can a nerdy librarian tame the beast or will their romance be over before it has a chance to blossom?

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My Review

“I’ve lived my life in black and white, content with being the shy, quiet wallflower who does nothing but read, just waiting for something exciting to happen to me like it does for the heroines in my books.”

“I’m nobody’s hero, princess. And this isn’t a fairy tale.”

“There’s nothing more rewarding than the risk of falling in love. Sometimes you hit a few roadblocks along the way, but it’s always worth it in the end.”

Ever since I finished At The Stroke of Midnight, I have been impatiently waiting to get my hands on the next book in the Naughty Princess Club Series, and let me tell you, it was so worth the wait. In Bed With The Beast was everything I had wanted and had been waiting for.

From the moment I started reading this book, I was totally sucked into Belle and Vincent’s story. Their chemistry and banter made it impossible for me to put this book down. I was addicted and had to see how their story would play out. Tara Sivec has knocked it out of the park with her witty banter and entertaining story-line. These characters are just so much fun and so easy to relate to; you just can’t get enough. I mean, you think you know their stories, but what this author brings to their stories will knock you off of your feet. She breathes fresh life and sexiness into our favorite fairy-tales and will keep you begging for more.

In Bed With The Beast captivated me from page one. I couldn’t get enough of Belle and Vincent together. They were the perfect match, but neither one of them was ready to realize it. I loved how raw and intense Vincent was. He was a total jerk with a heart of gold. And Belle…she was so sweet. So innocent. She wanted it all: the romance, the swoon, the happy ending. She couldn’t be more opposite of Vincent, but it just worked. These together had some amazing chemistry. Their push and pull had me begging for more. And even though I am very familiar with the tale of Beauty and The Beast, Tara Sivec gave me a sexy and sweet story with some terrific twists that just left me breathless…..

In Bed With The Beast is a terrific addition to The Naughty Princess Club Series. This book was sexy, smart and just a whole lot of fun. It is the absolute perfect book to spend your afternoon getting lost in. I loved the banter. I loved the chemistry. I loved the angst and drama. I loved all the little moments with Belle and Vincent. I loved seeing their relationship grow and how they changed one another. I loved getting to spend time with Cindy and Ariel again. They had me laughing so much and I just love seeing what trouble these ladies are going to get themselves into. I am telling you now, I just know that Ariel is going to be a force to be reckoned with when we finally get our hands on her story and I can not wait!!

Simply put, I just loved this story. It is a fantastic fairy-tale re-telling and The Naughty Princess Club is quickly becoming one of my favorite series’. It’s one that I can easily see myself reading over and over again. This series just keeps getting better and better. I don’t know about you guys, but I will be sitting here waiting very impatiently to get my hands on Kiss The Girl, later this year!!! I can’t wait for more and I hope you’ll give this fun and sexy series a try.

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

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