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Review: Just My Type by Tara Sivec

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A new standalone, romantic comedy from Tara Sivec!

Live in the best small town in the world? Check.
Have the greatest job ever working on my family’s pumpkin farm? Check.
Marry the town pharmacist and have a nice, quiet life with our son? Check-check.

“Oh, I’m sorry. Did you say you were happy? LOLOLOLOL!” ~ Life

Ember Hastings never thought she’d be dragged away from White Timber and everything she loved, thrust in the middle of a big city she hated, or have her husband of nine years say, “I can’t do this anymore,” all within the span of three months, yet here she is.

She misses her family, she misses the farm, and she misses having a backbone and caring whether or not the stain on her shirt is chocolate or shit. She works from home doing transcription. Does she really need to shower or leave the house?

Baker Matthews has been bringing everyone down lately with his grouchy attitude. His job is stressful, and sometimes depressing, but he wouldn’t change anything about it. When a glitch with the transcription company he’s using mistakenly sends him notes he wasn’t supposed to see, Baker finds himself laughing out loud for the first time in months.

He’s never met a woman who says whatever she’s thinking and doesn’t fawn all over him when she finds out what he does for a living. Until Ember Hastings comes barreling into his life, calling him Shit Mouth and asking if he has any balls.

But she wants to keep this professional. She made him pinky swear, and you don’t mess around with pinky swears. Baker will have to get creative if he wants to prove to Ember that he’s just her type.

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MY REVIEW

“As soon as our eyes locked back at Starbucks, I knew it was him. I don’t know how. I just felt it. Which sounds stupid as shit when I say it in my head. But God, the way he looked at me. Like he recognized me instantly, appreciated what he saw, and would chew off the arm of any man who tried to talk to me. It was possessive and hot. Something that should have had me running in the opposite direction, considering it was coming from some guy whose last name I didn’t even know, who I met on-line. I didn’t run away. I walked right toward him like he was a magnet pulling me in.”

“Seeing you in person for the first time, being in the same room with you, listening to you laugh, standing close to you, and watching your face when you put me in my place took my goddamn breath away.”

“Baker’s foreplay is…him. Everything about him. He’s a goddamn weapon of mass sexual destruction.”

Tara Sivec has done it again! Just My Type is the kind of romantic comedy that everyone needs in their life. Baker & Ember are a total force to be reckoned with and their story is one that you are not going to want to miss out on!!!

Just My Type hooked me from the moment I dove into this book. From that very first encounter with Ember, I just knew this book was going to contain nothing but awesomness. You see, Ember’s life was turned upside down when her husband’s job forced them to move to Chicago. But, Ember didn’t let that get her down. She just rolled with the punches and tried her hardest to be the best wife and mother that she could be. Who knew that three short months later, her loser husband would be calling it quits after 9 years together??!! Turns out this change was the best thing that could have ever happened to her. Sure she missed her family and missed the home she grew up in. But, Ember was left with no choice but to just roll with the punches. And boy did she ever. While her life may not be what she was expecting, Ember was ok with that and just wanted to be the woman she was always destined to be. And Baker was the man she never saw coming and certainly wasn’t looking for. Baker & Ember were a match made in heaven and I just love, love, loved getting lost in their story!

When it comes to romantic comedies, Just My Type definitely lands at the top of my list. Not only was this book laugh out loud hilarious (my face hurt from laughing so much), but it also had some really wonderful, down to earth characters that just can’t help wanting to know more about. The banter and chemistry was off the charts. And speaking of banter, the banter between Ember & Baker was my favorite part of the whole story. I just loved how real Ember was with Baker. She didn’t sensor herself around him and just never held back. And Baker loved that about her. She didn’t treat him differently because of his past and what he was doing with his life. She just made him feel like a regular guy. And I just couldn’t get enough. I mean if the banter and interactions weren’t enough for you, the sparks between Ember & Baker were literally jumping off the pages. They just meshed so well together and made it look so easy and so effortless.

Just My Type wasn’t all sunshine and lollipops. There definitely were a few bumps along the way for Ember & Baker. Their story had a lot of heart and realness to it. And I just honestly loved watching them try to navigate their way though all the challenges that life brought to them. I just loved this couple so much that I could just read their story over and over again and never get bored. Ember & Baker are one of a kind and completely unforgettable.

Just My Type is the kind of story that just can’t help but totally immerse yourself in. The characters are one of a kind and totally unique. The story-line is a riot and will have you laughing out loud the entire time. Not only is this story filled with humor; but it’s smartly written, full of heart, has amazing friendships, and wonderful chemistry. It’s sexy and fun with just the right touch of drama. At the end of the day, Just My Type is the kind of story that you want to devour yet savor all at the same time.

n case you couldn’t tell, I absolutely adored this book. Just My Type was like sunshine on a cloudy day. It gave me all the feels, made my sides & face hurt from laughter and kept me dying for more. It was all of that and then some. I loved getting lost in these characters and never wanted their story to end. Tara Sivec has once again knocked me off of my feet and I for one can not wait to see what she has in store for us readers next!

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

Review Tour: Hollywood Prince by Natasha Madison

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Behind the
“lights, camera, action” of Hollywood lies a world of deception,
love, and seduction.
Are you ready for Hollywood Royalty?Carter
A blonde, a brunette, a redhead…he can have his pick
of them all on any given night and he knows it. They wait, hoping he looks up
and gives them his signature smirk, choosing them over the others because
that’s his game. 

Except now he’s signed the contract of a
lifetime, one with a pesky little clause that says his zipper must stay up and
his playboy image has got to tamp down. It’ll be fine—a piece of cake, even—he
can do this and he’s almost convinced himself of that … and then she walks in
the room 

The new PR girl whom they’ve hired to change his
image, she’s the star of all his dreams, but there’s one tiny little problem …
she can’t stand him and all of his player ways. 

He knows he only has thirty days to show her why
they call him Hollywood’s Prince. He’s up for the challenge, so game on.

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MY REVIEW

“He is the hunter, and I’m his prey.”

“Her hands land on my waist as she leans in and kisses my cheek. A simple and innocent move that shifts my world.”

“This thing between us is ours and only ours until we both decide to share it.” 

“All the good in me is because of you.”

“I love you because you complete me. I love you because with you, I know everything is going to be okay. I love you because no matter what life throws at me, as long as I get to spend my days and nights with you, nothing could go wrong.”

This book. I live and crave books like this one. Books that suck you in instantly and just grab on to your heart. Characters that you can connect with instantly and just beg for you to read their story. A love and passion, so deep you can’t help but be glued to the pages. Hollywood Prince was all of that and more. It was everything I was hoping for it to be and it took my heart for one unforgettable ride….

Hollywood Prince is the third book in the Hollywood Royalty Series and it follows the story of Carter and Erin. From the moment I met these two, I was hooked. Carter is the bad boy that your moms warn you about. His reputation is one of a Hollywood Playboy. He’s never seen with the same woman twice and never goes home alone. He might be good at his job, but his reputation is holding him back. So, when he comes up for a new movie role, the powers that be demand he gets his life back in order. He’s got 30 days to turn over a new leaf and stay out of the spotlight. That’s where Erin comes into play. Carter is the biggest client she’s ever had to deal with and knows that she’s going to have her work cut out for her…..

Hollywood Prince was a fantastic read from beginning to end. I was hooked instantly and just couldn’t get enough of Carter and Erin. Carter was such a jerk. He put his foot in his mouth so many times. It’s like he couldn’t help himself. And Erin, she didn’t fall for any of his crap and his Hollywood charm was wasted on her. She could see him coming from a mile away and didn’t let him get away with anything. The banter between the two of them led to some seriously intense sparks. I loved watching them verbally spar and couldn’t wait for their next encounter.

I loved getting to see Carter’s character grow. Who knew that underneath his jerky exterior and playboy ways was a man that just wanted to be loved. A man with a huge heart who ended up being utterly romantic and completely swoon-worthy. All of this came to light thanks to Erin. She was different than all the other women he encountered. She was smart. She was real. She kicked butt at her job. And she made Carter want things and think of things that he never dreamed of before meeting her. I just couldn’t get enough of these two. Their story. Their push and pull. Their passion. Their fight. All of it. I just wanted more and more. I never wanted their story to end.

Hollywood Prince checked off all the boxes for me. I honestly couldn’t get enough of this story-line. It was fun. It was entertaining. It pulled at my heart. It made me swoon and made my heart ache. I loved the drama. I loved the pull. I loved the tension and the swoon. I loved the moments that made tears fill my eyes and the moments that left me breathless with a huge smile on my face. Simply put, I loved this book and didn’t want to put it down. My only complaint is that the story is over. Hollywood Prince is by far and away my favorite book in this series and is definitely a top read from this author…

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

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Review: Risky Play by Rachel Van Dyken

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Even one-night stands deserve a second chance in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s novel of sporting desire.

What else can a virgin do when she’s ditched at the altar? Seattle heiress Mackenzie Dupont is treating herself to a single-girl honeymoon in Mexico and a desire to relinquish her innocence to a gorgeous one-night stand. Fake names. True pleasure. But when she wakes up alone, Mackenzie realizes just how much anger is left in her broken heart.

Suffering a tragic personal loss, pro soccer player Slade Rodriguez has his reasons for vanishing without a goodbye. Right or wrong, he’s blaming the beautiful and infuriating stranger he never wants to see again. They’re both in for a shock when Mackenzie shows up as his new personal assistant. And they both have a lot to learn about each other. Because they share more than they could possibly know, including a common enemy who’s playing his own games. And he’s not afraid to get dirty.

Now there’s only one way Mackenzie and Slade can win: to trust in each other and to stop hiding from the lies they’ve told, the secrets they’ve kept, the mistakes they’ve made, and the attraction that still burns between them.

My Review

“Our eyes locked again with something I didn’t fully understand, something that told me the universe was giving us a chance, a moment in time, to come clean, to confess before it was too late. And then the moment shifted.”

“He’d made me feel alive. Then killed my soul in one fell swoop.”

“For the first time in my life–it felt like I wasn’t going to jump and have to catch myself. I had someone by my side. Just as eager to take the leap. Just as willing. To catch me after the fall.”

Risky Play is the second chance romance that I have been waiting for.  From sexy, hotter than hot soccer players to a broken heart in need of a fresh heart, this book hit all the marks I was looking for.

Risky Play follows the story of Mackenzie and Slade. Mackenzie was all set to marry her best friend when the rug got pulled out from her. In order to heal her broken heart, Mackenzie decides that she should go through with her honeymoon trip and enjoy a little taste of paradise. What she didn’t plan on was Slade. Their chemistry was instant and hotter than hot. Slade is the perfect gentleman and is everything Mackenzie was looking for….that is until Mackenzie found herself alone in bed the next morning….Little does she know her world is about to be once again turned upside down…..Slade Rodriguez has the world at his feet and is passionate about the game. But, there’s a price that comes along with fame and he’s got his own reasons for wanting to disappear for a while. He never saw Mackenzie coming and can’t deny the peace that she brings him. But, when tragedy strikes, Slade is forced to leave and throws his guilt to the wrong place. His loss turning him into a person he no longer recognizes. So, when fate intervenes and puts these two together once again, sparks will fly, but it’s not the sparks you’d be hoping for. For now, they are stuck with one another and must learn to coexist with one another. Sparks fly and tension like no other mounts. Will these two be able to move past their broken hearts? There’s only one way to find out…

Risky Play was an absolutely fabulous read. It is pure Rachel Van Dyken magic. Not only is this story incredibly well written, but the plot is the kind that you just can’t help but get sucked in to. The characters are fantastic. Their story completely captivating and filled with lots of hearts. I loved the laughter filled moments and those hilarious one-liners. I loved seeing Mackenzie stand up for herself and not take any of Slade’s crap. I loved those oh, so frustrating moments that made me just want to reach inside my kindle and knock Slade upside his head. I loved the passion and sparks and the moments that just made me swoon. My heart ached for those angst filled moments. Like I said, this book had it all and left me with all the feels.

I easily devoured this book in one sitting and loved every single moment of it. Fans of Rachel Van Dyken, you won’t want to miss Risky Play.

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

Review Blast: Diary of a Bad Boy by Meghan Quinn

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Dear Diary,

I might have gotten myself into a wee bit of trouble—and I’m not talking about the “court mandated community service,” or “therapy sessions from bashing a bloke in the head” kind of trouble.

I wish it were that simple.

Nope. I’m talking about the “falling in love with one of my client’s daughters,” kind of trouble . . .
The kind of problem I can’t talk my way out of when the truth gets out.

How I ended up with her phone is a long story—and when she called to get it back, I took things a bit too far. One innocent exchange wound up leading to so much more.

Fun, new, and totally immune to my charm, Sutton is different. And I had no idea she was the daughter of Foster Green.

Blame it on the dark colored stout running through my veins, pushing me toward one bad decision after another. Pushing me toward her even though I know right from wrong; even though she’s my client’s daughter.

Dating her might be the best or worst decision I’ve ever made. Only time, whiskey, and one more roll around the mattress with her will tell.

MY REVIEW

“There is just something about this man that scarily pulls on my heartstrings in ways I’ve never experienced before. He runs hot and cold, confusing me and flipping my opinion of him from good to bad in seconds. He’s exhilarating with his smart mouth and quick wit, but there is also a softer side of him I bet my life he doesn’t show to many people.”

“In that moment, I realize this is how it’s going to be between us: a demand for honesty, respect, and time. All qualities I’ve never been able to give to one single human. I’ve always faltered in at least one category, but the way her eyes fix on me, a startling awareness strikes me: I want to try for her.”

“I don’t know anything about relationships or how to care for someone. All I know is this feeling I have for you, this mind-numbing, soul-shattering feeling coursing through my body isn’t going to go away, so I can either continue to fight it, or I can ask you for help.”

Diary of a Bad Boy is the perfect romantic comedy. Filled with lots of laugh out loud moments, angst and some seriously spectacular tension, Diary of a Bad Boy will grab onto your heart and take you for the most enjoyable ride! Diary of a Bad Boy is without a doubt a top read from this author. From the moment I started this book, I was absolutely hooked. From frustrating moments, to playful banter and tension that is just oozing off the pages, Diary of a Bad Boy is the absolute perfect book to spend your day getting lost in.

Diary of a Bad Boy consumed me from page one. The characters were so real and just so easy to connect with. I wanted to know more and couldn’t wait to see how their story would go. Sutton and Roark couldn’t be more opposite if they tried. Sutton is the good girl who is always proper and respectful. She always tries to see the good in everyone, but isn’t afraid to fight for what she wants. Then we’ve got Roark. Roark is brash, cocky and doesn’t really take things seriously. He’s good at what he does and doesn’t think twice about putting Sutton through the paces. A chance meeting made their paths cross and it hasn’t been a dull moment since. But little do these two know that fate will have them actually working together and their world as they know it will be totally turned upside down….

I had so much fun reading Diary of a Bad Boy. It kept me on my toes and had me in stitches with laughter. Roark & Sutton were total opposites, but their chemistry was just out of control. They tried to fight it, but soon it just proved to be impossible. I loved their banter and the will they/won’t they moments just pulled at my heart. The angst factor was seriously delicious and I couldn’t get enough. Those will they/won’t they moments led to the sweetest burn and kept me begging for more. Diary of a Bad Boy may have been funny and sexy, but this story also had a lot of heart to it. I loved seeing these characters grow and fight for what was important. I loved seeing them learn from their mistakes and take a chance on love.

Diary of a Bad Boy was everything that I wanted and then some. The writing is smart and entertaining. The banter and tension is off the charts. The angst and the romance kept me glued to the pages. And I just did not want to put this book down. It gave me all the feels and had me wishing that their story would never end…..

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

USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

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Release Blitz with Review: The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros

The right words can save your life.

For fans of Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult… A soldier falls in love with his battle buddy’s sister through their letters and returns home from Afghanistan with a secret that could destroy their fragile relationship. Don’t miss THE LAST LETTER by Rebecca Yarros! Grab your copy today!

About THE LAST LETTER:

Beckett,

If you’re reading this, well, you know the “last-letter” drill. You made it. I didn’t. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there were any chance you could have saved me, you would have.

I need one thing from you: Get out of the army and get to Telluride.

My little sister Ella’s raising the twins alone. She’s too independent and won’t accept help easily, but she has lost our grandmother, our parents, and now me. It’s too much for anyone to endure. It’s not fair.

And here’s the kicker: there’s something else you don’t know that’s tearing her family apart. She’s going to need help.

So if I’m gone, that means I can’t be there for Ella. I can’t help them through this. But you can. So I’m begging you, as my best friend, go take care of my sister, my family.

Please don’t make her go through it alone.

Ryan

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My Review

“Sometimes you have to leave so you can know what it is you left. You don’t really value something until you’ve lost it.”

“I’d always been big, but something about how fragile she seemed made me feel huge, like I could put my body in front of the storm headed her way and protect her…even if the storm was of my own making.”

“I loved this woman. I would take on armies for her, kill for her, or die for her. There was no grater truth than that, and no other truth that I could give her. Because where she was honest and strong, and kind, I was a liar who had already hurt her in the worst possible way. I had no right to hold her like this, but even worse–I wasn’t going to move a muscle.”

“Because from the moment I saw your face and heard you speak, you were the only one I wanted. You ruined me for anyone else before you ever knew my name.” She ruined me from the second she’d said she regretted writing in pen. She’d had every ounce of my soul when I finished that first letter. “Now that I’ve had one night with you, I don’t want only one. I want them all, and I’m willing to take whatever you want to give me.”

“Hope is good. Feel it. Because you have no idea what’s coming around the corner. You have to take the good when it comes, because the bad isn’t going to give you a choice.”

There are books that you read, and you completely forget them once you come to the end. And then there are books like this one. Books that embed themselves deep within you. Books that stir up all of your emotions and you just know that reading this book is going to change your life. The Last Letter is that kind of book. It’s the kind of book that just calls out to your soul and demands to be read. It’s the kind of book that you think you’re prepared for, but you couldn’t be more wrong. It’s the kind of book that destroys you, yet fills you with hope all at the same time. It’s the kind of book that will have you crying all of the ugly tears you can summon up. This is the kind of book that I can’t imagine never getting to experience. It’s completely and totally unforgettable and one of the best books I have ever read in my entire life.

As I sit here thinking about The Last Letter, I am a total loss for words. I’m having the hardest time trying to sum up all of my thoughts and feeling into coherent sentences. It’s been such a long time since I’ve had a book make me feel this way. How do you write a review for a book that obliterated your heart? When the writing just slays you, leaving you utterly speechless with tear filled eyes? I don’t know if I have the words to do this review justice, but I’m going to try my best.

The Last Letter grabbed me from the very first page. I loved the idea of this story and felt an instant connection with the characters. At 10% I wanted to cry. Little did I know that wouldn’t be the last time that tears would fill my eyes. This story and the characters felt so real. I felt like I knew them. I felt like I was right inside the pages with the characters and living each moment along with them. There were moments of bliss and happiness. Moments of rage and heartache. Moments where I just wanted to scream and walk away from my kindle. Moments I never saw coming, but even in their sadness, it filled my heart with the biggest love. Never, ever has a story ever touched my heart the way that this one has. I’ve never had a group of fictional characters ingrain themselves like this. I’m pretty sure there wasn’t one single character in this story that didn’t run away with a piece of my heart. From Ryan to Chaos to Ella and her beautiful kids: Maisie and Colton. Each one of them consumed me and stole a piece of me that I never want to get back.

The Last Letter is one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful books that I have ever read. The writing will not only slay you, but take you on the most incredible journey. The characters will consume you and you won’t be able to put their story down. The Last Letter was everything that I never knew I needed and can’t imagine my life without. Even now, hours later, I still have tears in my eyes thinking about this book. There aren’t enough words to describe just how special this journey is that Rebecca Yarros has taken me on. The Last Letter isn’t always an easy read. In fact, there are moments that are going to hurt, maybe even break you. Rebecca Yarros broke my heart. She made me cry. She left me an emotional mess. Yet, at the same time, she reminded me how precious life is. How important those small, little moments are. She reminded me to appreciate each moment and to never give up. To love with each and every breath. Books like this are the reason that I read. It’s stolen a piece of me and I know I’ll never be the same again.

In the end, all that’s left to say is I hope you will read this book. If it’s not already on your radar or to-read list, stop what you’re doing. Run and add this book to your list. I hope you will take a chance and experience the beauty of it. I hope you will experience all that I have and I promise you, Rebecca Yarros will make all the pain and hurt worth it in the end.

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

Excerpt:

“Ella.” It was a plea to speak, to not speak. Hell, I didn’t know anymore.

“You don’t see me like that. I totally get it.” She reached for the TV remote.

“How exactly do I see you? Please, enlighten me.” I leaned forward, stealing the remote. She’d opened this box and had better well dish it.

She huffed in annoyance. “You see me as a mom. As Colt and Maisie’s mom. And of course you do, because that’s what I am. A mom with two kids.”

“Well, yeah,” I said. Her motherhood—that selfless devotion she had to her kids—was one of her most attractive attributes.

She rolled her eyes with a little sigh, and the metaphorical light bulb went off in my head.

“You don’t think I want you.”

She shot me a look that confirmed my guess and blushed the same crimson of her couch. “You know, you’re right. It’s late.” She faked a yawn. “Suuuuuuper late.”

“I want you.” Damn, it felt so good to say the words.

“Yeah, okay.” She gave me a goofy look and a thumbs-up. “Please don’t make me feel any more idiotic than I do right now.”

Yeah, enough of this bullshit.

I pounced in one smooth motion, taking her back to the couch, sliding over her as I gathered her wrists in one hand above her head and settled between her open thighs.

Home.

“Holy shit, you move fast.” There was no fear or rejection in her eyes, just surprise.

“Not in every arena,” I promised.

Her lips parted.

“Ella. I want you.”

“Beckett…you don’t have to.”

Yeah, that soft little sigh she did was going to be my undoing.

I let go of her wrists, letting my fingers trail down her arm until I had one hand weaving my fingers into the hair at the base of her scalp and the other at the curve in her waist.

“Feel this?” Then I slid forward, letting my dick stroke along the seam in her pajama pants hard enough for her to gasp at the contact. I couldn’t remember ever wanting to shred a piece of fabric so much in my life. “I’ve never wanted a woman as much as I want you.”

I moved again, and her eyes slid shut as she let loose the sweetest moan.

My dick throbbed, knowing everything I’d fantasized about for the better part of the last eight months was one decision away.

“Beckett.” Her hands found my biceps, her nails digging in.

“Don’t ever think that I don’t want you, because if things were different, I would have already been inside you. I would know exactly how you feel, and what you sound like, look like, when you come. I’ve thought about it at least a hundred different ways, and believe me, I’ve got a great imagination.”

She rocked her hips against me, and I locked my jaw to keep from giving her exactly what her body was asking for. “Ella, you have to stop.”

“Why?” she asked, her lips dangerously close to mine. “What do you mean if things were different?” Her eyes flew wide. “Is this because I have kids?”

“What? No. Of course not. It’s because you’re Ryan’s little sister.” Before I could do any more damage, I got the hell off her and sat back on my side of the couch.

“Because…I’m Ryan’s little sister,” she repeated, scooting so she sat upright, facing me. “And you think he’d, what? Haunt you?”

Three things: The letter. The cancer. The lie.

I repeated those in my head until I was certain I could look at her and not drag her back under me.

“Beckett?”

“When I was growing up, if I wanted something, I took it. Immediately. I had sex at fourteen with a girl in my foster home of the moment. I opened Christmas presents early if I was lucky enough to get one, and it was usually from my social worker or some charity.”

“I don’t understand.” She wrapped her arms around her knees again.

“I took it immediately because I knew if I didn’t, chances were I wouldn’t get it. It was a now-or-never kind of thing—there weren’t second chances.”

“Okay.”

“I can’t touch you, can’t talk about it, because I’m afraid I’ll act on it.”

“And why does that matter if I want you to?”

“Because I won’t get a second chance. And I’m crap with people, with relationships. I’ve never had one that lasted more than a month. Never loved a woman I’ve slept with. And chances are I’d do something to screw this up, because it’s not just my dick that wants you, Ella.”

That O popped right back onto her face, and I closed my eyes to keep from lunging across the distance and kissing her. Knowing she’d let me—that she wanted it—sent my need from a bullet to a nuclear missile.

“And when I’d screw it up, because it would happen, trust me, it would hurt Colt and Maisie, too. You’d be on your own again, because there’s no chance you’d let me hang around and help you out like Ryan asked.”

“And there it is.”

“There it is. You’re Ryan’s little sister.”

“There were only five years between us. Not so little, you know.” She reached for the remote.

“I’m well aware.”

“So if Ryan were still alive…” She shot one last look at me.

I let everything slip for a millisecond, letting her see it all in my eyes, how badly I wanted her, and not just for her body. “Everything would be different.”

“Everything?”

“Everything but the way I feel about you, which he probably would have killed me for. Where does that leave us?”

“You mean besides me being a dried-up spinster and you being honor-bound to a ghost?”

“Something like that.”

She rolled her head along the back of the couch, muttering something that sounded like a curse word under her breath. Then she sat up straight and powered on the TV with a click of her thumb. “That leaves us choosing a movie on demand. Because I’m not letting you walk out that door right now.”

“You’re not?”

“Nope. You walk out now, you might get all weird about this and not come back. Honor is a fabulous thing, but sometimes pride can be a lot stronger, especially when you convince yourself it’s for the good of the other person.”

Damn, the woman knew me.

“So movie it is,” I agreed. “Just…stay on your side of the couch.”

“I wasn’t the one who crossed the center line,” she teased with a smile that got me hard all over again.

Movie chosen, we sat and watched, both of us stealing sideways glances. There was that saying…the horse out of the barn. Yeah, the horse was out of the barn, and it wasn’t going back in. Not no way. Not no how.

That horse was running amok and screwing with my carefully constructed control.

But I didn’t complain when she moved over. Or when she pressed against my side. Nope. I lifted my arm and savored the feel of her curves, her trust. Still didn’t complain when she lay down in my arms. Hell no, I held on and memorized every second.

“This story gripped me from start to finish. The Last Letter is poignant, heartfelt and utterly consuming. I loved it!” – Mia Sheridan, NYT Bestselling Author

“Hands down, the best book I’ve read all year.” – Fic Wishes

About Rebecca Yarros:

Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight & Glory series, including Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What is Given, and Hallowed Ground. She loves military heroes, and has been blissfully married to hers for sixteen years.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in some guitar time, or watching brat-pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with the hottest Apache pilot ever, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, an English bulldog who is more stubborn than sweet, and a bunny named General Fluffy Pants who torments the aforementioned bulldog. Having adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, and Rebecca is passionate about helping others do the same.

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Review Blast: Tinsel (Lark Cove #4) by Denvey Perry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sofia Kendrick has always cherished her tiara. As the youngest daughter of a wealthy New York family, she’s lived the life of an American princess. But after two scandalous divorces and a breakup smear her name across the society rags, the shine from her crown has dulled. People call her superficial, even gaudy.

She’s nothing more than tinsel.

Desperate for escape and starving for peace, Sofia heads to Montana for a holiday weekend with her brother. But she doesn’t get the relaxing vacation she planned. Instead, she’s put to work in a bar alongside Dakota Magee—a man who does not want her help. A man who is set on teaching her a few lessons about real life and hard work. But Sofia has a couple of life lessons of her own to teach. Like how to fall in love.

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MY REVIEW

“My world had been turned on its head, and I could not get my bearings. “

“Maybe he was different. Maybe I was foolish as ever. Maybe people really didn’t change. All I knew was that if he asked, I’d be all in.”

“She was an enigma. A puzzle. She was a woman who had everything in the world at her fingertips and yet seemed so…miserable and lonely. She seemed so lost.”

“The chase was over. Now it was time to play for keeps.”

If I could describe Tinsel in one word, it would be Perfection. Tinsel is a beautiful love story, but it is so much more. It’s a story of finding oneself and discovering what makes you happy. It is a story of acceptance; of learning to accept who you are and being ok that you are not what others expect you to be. It is a story of heartache, loss and passion. In the end, Tinsel is an unforgettable love story destined to take your heart on one thrilling ride….

From the moment I picked up this book, I knew I was diving into something special. I’ll be the first to admit that Sofia was going to have a hard time winning me over, but I gotta tell you, I am so glad I gave her story a chance. She was not like what I was thinking at all. When we first meet up with Sofia, we see a woman who has never worked a day in her life. She’s spoiled and only thinks of herself. She is a true princess….Or is she? You see, under the phony face Sofia presents to the world, there is a woman who is confused and sad. She doesn’t know who she is or what she wants out of this crazy life. She only knows what others expect from her. Desperate for a change, Sofia finds herself in Montana visiting her brother and his family, hoping like crazy that Montana can provide her with some answers. Instead of taking some time to chill and figure things out, Sofia finds herself working in a bar alongside Dakota. Little does she know that her world is about to be truly turned upside down…

Tinsel was absolutely everything I wanted and was looking for. This book is extremely well written and is filled with so much heart. You can literally feel the emotions dripping off of the pages. I found myself glued to the pages and unable to put this book down. I easily devoured this book in a single sitting and just couldn’t get enough.

Tinsel is filled with lots of beautiful and at times tough messages. From learning to accept who you are to seeing that first impressions don’t always tell the full story. To taking risks and falling in love. To seeing that no ones family is perfect, and that your family is not always blood related. Sometimes your family is just who you make it and who you want to call your own. To seeing that it’s never too late to forgive and mend fences no matter how much damage has been done. As you can probably tell, this book definitely pulled on my heartstrings.

There is so much to love about this final book in the Lark Cove Series and I wish like crazy that I could just spend all day talking to you about them all, but I can’t do that. I want you to experience the joy and beauty of this book on your own. However, I will leave you with this, Tinsel is a beautiful and consuming story. The characters are real, raw and are nowhere near perfect. Their story will captivate you from page one and will take you on the most amazing journey. From love to heartache, to tragedy and forgiveness. To all the emotions and angst and moments that will leave you aching to see what will happen next. To the fight, the risks and the undeniable pull, this book just hit all the marks for me and then some. I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better ending to this amazing series.

There’s a reason why Devney Perry has become one of my go to authors. Her books are filled with so much passion, so much love, so much realness. They find a way to burrow deep inside you and will have you thinking of them long past “the end”. And Tinsel is just the latest book of hers to leave that lasting impression.  So while I’m sorry to see these characters and this series go, they will live on forever and hold a special place in my heart.

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

Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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Blog Tour with Review: Luck of the Devil (Forge Trilogy #2) by Meghan March

Release Date: February 12, 2019

New York Times bestselling author Meghan March continues the story of ruthless, calculating billionaire Jericho Forge in Luck of the Devil.

My poker face has always been my greatest asset, along with my grit and determination. I was beholden to no one. Asked permission for nothing.

Then Jericho Forge took my life by storm.

I traded my freedom for something infinitely more precious, but I didn’t realize Forge was holding an unbeatable hand.

Now, all I have to do is survive the high-stakes game my life has become—with my heart intact.

But not falling in love with Forge will take the luck of the devil.

Luck of the Devil is the second book of the Forge Trilogy and should be read following Deal with the Devil. The Forge Trilogy concludes in Heart of the Devil.

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MY REVIEW

“All I’ve ever wanted is a life that couldn’t be ripped away from me at any given moment.”

“I want to slay fucking dragons for this woman–even if I was one of them.”

“When you find a woman who gives you a reason to wake up in the morning that’s more than just making more money you’ll never be able to spend–you fucking hold on to her with both hands.”

“You’re not a means to an end anymore. You’re inside me. In my head. In the blood running through my fucking veins.” “If you go, you take all that with you, along with my fucking sanity.”

Oh, man!! Talk about a thrilling ride!! I don’t know about you guys, but ever since I finished Deal with the Devil, I have been dying and I mean dying to know what happens next and let me tell you, Luck of the Devil does not disappoint!

Luck of the Devil picks up right where the last book left off and leaves no stone unturned. Questions will be answered and loyalties will be tested. The passion between Forge and India burns brighter than ever. I loved all the ups and downs. The building of trust and the walls breaking down. I loved those moments of where I thought everything was looking on the up and up and then getting my mind totally blown. The pieces of the puzzle are slowly coming together with one delicious twist after another. All leaving my mind scrambling to try to figure out what exactly is going on. I was on pins and needles, not able to turn the pages fast enough and loving every single second.

Luck of the Devil is a fabulous read from beginning to end. It’s filled with passion, lust, action and lots of exciting twists. For every answer, I’m left with a million more questions and I for one, can not wait to get all the answers. Once again, Meghan March has given me a fantastic read that has left me begging and pleading for more. I can not wait to see what this author has in store for us next in Heart of the Devil. I can only assume that we are in for another crazy and thrilling treat. In the mean time, all I can say is sit back and enjoy the latest installment in The Forge Trilogy. I hope you’ll enjoy every second as much as I did…..

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

All about Meghan March

Making the jump from corporate lawyer to romance author was a leap of faith that New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March will never regret. With over thirty titles published, she has sold millions of books in nearly a dozen languages to fellow romance-lovers around the world. A nomad at heart, she can currently be found in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, living her happily ever after with her real-life alpha hero.

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