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Review: Surviving Harley by K. Webster

Taylor Cunningham is a diva talk show host who’s signed on for ninety days of marriage to a stranger.
All in the name of skyrocketing her career.
Harley Harrison is a bearded survivalist who’ll do anything to move past a broken heart.
Even if that means letting millions of people choose his perfect match and letting them televise his every move.
Opposites don’t always attract. Two people can’t be forced to be happy. And after nearly three months in marriage hell, they are counting down to the moment they can throw in the towel and divorce, without breaching contract.
But then everything changes in the blink of an eye.
One hot drunken night.  A national scandal. Terrorists.  Bombs.  And total anarchy.  This unlikely couple will be forced to work together…even if it kills them.
Will they survive and find love along the way?

Or is this marriage over in more ways than one?


My Review

“She needs me to be her strength so she doesn’t have to. I’ll carry her through hell’s flames if that’s what she wants.”
 “You’re my wife.” “Their stupid contract means nothing to me. But our marriage certificate means everything to me.”
Once again, K. Webster proves just how versatile of a writer she is. Surviving Harley is all that and then some. While this book is a novella, I gotta tell you, K. Webster is the queen of writing novellas. She manages to give you a whole story in just a few pages and always manages to blow your mind.
Surviving Harley pulled me in instantly. I’m not gonna lie, when I picked up this book, I wasn’t 100% sure what kind of adventure would lie ahead, but knowing K. Webster as I do, I knew that the journey and ride would be totally worth it….and boy was I right. Surviving Harley starts off as your typical married for the wrong reasons type romance, but quickly transforms into something more. Harley and Taylor have amazing chemistry and while their romance might be insta-love, with these two it totally works. Their romance and relationship will be put to the test in the most unexpected ways. Will these two be able to survive a world gone mad? Can their love withstand the obstacles the life is about to throw at them? There is only one way to find out.
Surviving Harley is a fantastic read. It might be short, but I am telling you, it is going to take you on one wild and thrilling ride. I hope, hope, hope that this won’t be the last we see of Harley and Taylor!!
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
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Review: Red (Love in Color #1) by S.M. West

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Red. The color of extremes.

Tate Conrad’s existence is annihilated. Destroyed by two men: one, her hero and the other, her worst nightmare. She has nothing to lose.

Determined to survive, vengeance feeds her. There are no limits, no boundaries, not even death, in seeking liberation.

*******

Rylan Wolfe is driven.

A stellar FBI agent close to breaking the case of a lifetime. It’s more than career-making, it’s personal. Tate’s the linchpin to it all.

They need each other to succeed.

For Tate, is he her salvation or ruin?

Warning: This book contains graphic language, explicit sexual scenes and violence.
Recommended for readers 18+


My Review

“It’s the small, fleeting moments that rock you to the core. The moments that only register when it’s too late. With time and retrospect, they weigh heavy on your heart, robbing you blind and leaving you cheated, with only the what ifs or if onlys. Till the day I die, I’ll never forget the look in his eyes. All the emotion, concern, strength, determination, and most of all, love, brimming in his baby blues, searing my soul.”

“I’m ripped open, stripped bare, vulnerable whenever he’s near. He’s complete havoc on my mind and body.”

Red is the debut novel by S.M. West and boy does this book hit the ground running. From the moment you pick up this book, you are entranced. The first chapter is raw, intense and hearbreaking. My heart ached for everything that Tate had to experience. Her story kept me on the edge of my seat and riddled with anxiety. I didn’t know what was going to happen next or how Tate’s story would play out.

Red is an intriguing and smart read. It is filled with action, danger, suspense and sexy good times. I think this series is off to a great start and that this author has a ton of potential. I look forward to reading more from her in the future.

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

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Release Day Blitz: Unrest by Wendy Higgins

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Today we have the release day launch for UNREST by Wendy Higgins! Check it out and grab your copy today!!

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Title: Unrest

Author: Wendy Higgins

Release Day: February 14th

About Unrest:

Being on the run in the desert means food and sanctuary are hard to come by, but Amber Tate and her crew are not about to give up. Not after having so many of the things they love brutally ripped from them by an unknown enemy who sent their world into the apocalypse.

Survival takes precedence, but once safe shelter is found, their guards fall and the emotions they’ve been holding in are finally released. Anger, insecurities…lust. In their tight quarters, Amber, Rylen, Tater, and Remy can’t escape it. The past must be faced, and passions run even stronger in the darkest of times.

In the midst of unrest, their worlds are rocked again when they discover the truth about the war that’s ruined their lives. They thought finding out the enemy’s identity would give them the edge; instead it’s revealed terrifying dangers they never thought possible.

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Remy put her head on my shoulder and I got a small but distinct whiff of chocolate.

“I might have to lick you, Rem,” I blurted.

Both Tater and Rylen turned to us, nearly cracking heads in the process.

“She smells like chocolate,” I explained. Tater shook his head and faced forward again. Ry gave me one last bemused look before turning back too.

“Hey,” Remy whispered. She raised her free hand to my face, and to my shock, there was half of the tiny candy pinched between her finger and thumb. “I saved half for you.”

My heart lurched with emotion. “Are you serious?”

She nodded and her chin quivered as she raised the M&M to my mouth and fed it to me. She licked her fingers off while I savored the tiny morsel. My eyes watered as I crunched down and Remy said, “Good, right?”

A second later we were hugging and crying all over again.

“We have to save our water,” I choked.

She sniffled and let go of me to wipe her face. “No more crying.”

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Wendy Higgins is a soccer mom and backstage drama mama. Most people in her tiny bayside town don’t know she’s a USA Today and NYT bestselling author of paranormal, fantasy, and science-fiction romances. Wendy is a former high school English teacher who now writes full time in her pajamas, and lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her veterinarian husband, daughter, son, and little doggie Rue.

Wendy earned a bachelor’s in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University.

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Blog Tour with Review: Plus One by Missy Blake

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Today we’re having the blog tour for Plus One by M.N. Forgy writing as Missy Blake. I am so excited to bring you this sexy contemporary romance! Check it out and be sure to get your copy today!

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Title: Plus One

Author: M.N. Forgy writing as Missy Blake

Genre: Romantic Comedy

About Plus One:

No feelings.

No lies of calling the next day, and no empty promises of not banging anyone’s mother.

If I could act like I’ve never met a set of twins I screwed on the same night, thinking they were the same person, then I could do this.

It was the perfect set up for a fake relationship and it was simple.

We faked our smiles, we faked our laughs; hell, we even faked our love. It wasn’t real.

But that kiss was anything but fake, and the orgasm was anything but pretend.

Somehow my plus one had become more, and now I’m standing here with my underwear around my ankles wondering what in the hell to do next.

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My Review

Plus One was a  really cute story. From the moment I met Rae, I liked her. She was easy to relate to and connect with. She did have some bitchy moments, but overall, was a pretty cool chick. When we first meet up with Rae, she’s had her heart broken on her wedding day. She runs into Max in an attempt to flee her devastating situation and he gives her the courage to get past her heartbreak. Now, a year later, Rae is partying it up like a teenager. She is living her life the way she wants and doesn’t want to have any regrets. The only problem, her family is desperate for her to move on. Max was devastated when he found out his fiancee cheated on him, so like Rae, he’s just been living it up for the past year. The last thing he expected was to run into Rae again. Even more unexpected to find himself in a “made up” relationship with her. What seemed like a good idea to get their families off their backs, quickly becomes confused. Lines become blurred and feelings come into  play. Will Rae and Max get the happily ever after that they deserve? There is only one way to find out.

Overall, I found Plus One to be a fun and entertaining read. The characters were easy to connect with and had me wanting to know more. I felt terrible for our main characters and found myself rooting for them to find their happily ever after. I thought that Rae and Max had great chemistry and I liked the pull they had towards each other.

Plus One is a great fake relationship/second chance romance and just an overall cute read.

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

About Missy Blake:

Bestselling author M.N. Forgy known for her suspense gritty romances has decided to take a walk on a different side of things writing under pen name Missy

Missy Blake is the perfect outlet to express her sassy, funny, romantic side of M.N. Forgy.

So with a glass of wine in her hand, she trudges forward to deliver the perfect book boyfriend in a variety of worlds.

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Review: Corded (Corded Saga #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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In a world where women are commodities, the only thing more rare than finding true love is a happy ending.

Kayla is in hiding—her only crime being born a girl in a society of 99 percent men. When her sister and niece are kidnapped, she is willing to do anything to save them. Kayla ventures into the dangerous streets of the city, a place where a woman can be claimed by anyone unless she has been marked by a club.

Desperate, she turns to Mason, a powerful club leader whose help comes at a cost—her freedom.

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My Review

“I want freedom. I want the right to live the way I want to live. I’m tired of hiding.”

Wow! Wow! Wow! Alyssa Rose Ivy has totally knocked it out of the park with this one!!! Now, it’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Alyssa Rose Ivy’s paranormal romances, so when I found out that she was writing a dystopian novel, I just knew I had to read it! And boy, does she not disappoint!!

Corded is the first book in an exciting new series from Alyssa Rose Ivy. Corded is unlike anything that we’ve ever seen from this author before. Told from dual points of view, Corded follows the story of Kayla and Mason. Kayla has lived her entire life in hiding. She lives in a society where being a woman is a not only rare, but also a crime. People will stop at nothing to get their hands on a woman. Everyday that Kayla is alive, is a dangerous one. If Kayla thought being hidden from society was tough, she was in for a tough surprise. When Kayla and her sister are kidnapped, her entire world will be turned upside down. Kayla will stop at nothing to save and free her sister. There is no price too high. Kayla will go and do things that she never expected to save her family, even seeking help from a dangerous club and its leader, Mason. Just how far will Kayla go to save her sister??? There is only one way to find out…

Corded was a thrilling and entertaining read. I was pulled in from the very first page and easily got lost in this dystopian world that Alyssa Rose Ivy created. It was so unique and so refreshing.

Mason was a really special treat. I’m not gonna lie, I was totally on the fence about him in the beginning and I totally questioned his intentions over the course of the story. But, in the end, he totally won me over. So, when you meet Mason, don’t discount him.

There is so much more to Corded than meets the eye. The setting and story-line are amazing. I loved the theme of family, of how important it was and just how rare and special women were. I loved seeing some light and sweet moments in a dark and harsh world. This story is definitely darker than what we normally see from this author and while the world she created may have been a harsh one, it is definitely one that will keep you on your toes and quickly turning the pages.

Corded is a fast paced and exciting read. This story is incredibly well written and thrilling. I think that the author was incredibly brave taking on the dystopian genre. It is something totally different from her and I am so excited to see where she is going to take our characters and their story next. And I promise you, after Corded, you are going to be begging the author to get Book 2 in your hands, asap!

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

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Review: Crowning Design by Leila Meacham

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

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


My Review

Another classic romance from Leila Mecham.

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

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

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

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Release Day Launch: Midnight Soul by Kristen Ashley

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MIDNIGHT SOUL is here! This amazing fantasy takes place in our world and a parallel universe where fantasies are true…but perhaps not all you would expect. MIDNIGHT SOUL is the highly anticipated finale to Kristen Ashley’s bestselling Fantasyland Series. Be sure you check out the excerpt and giveaway below and order the final novel in this amazing series today!

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EXCERPT:

~Franka~

I remembered that look.

I relished that look.

Not only on my Antoine but any lover I’d had (but, obviously, getting it from Antione was far more rewarding).

It was a look I worked toward, putting great energy and imagination into it, losing myself in these endeavors, feeling free of my name, my history, my secrets, my responsibilities, and reveling in my success as if I’d scaled mountains.

It was my greatest talent outside, of course (as any good Drakkar would excel), honing in on any vulnerability and manipulating it for the greatest possible gain—coin, jewels, furs, favors, silence, information, or simply for amusement.

Seeing the look on Noctorno at that moment, I knew Circe too had performed well (admirably well, I might add, considering her dismal past).

I also recognized—focusing on it keenly—what Circe might have missed, or perhaps what Noctorno hid from her understanding, or simply just sensing, how she came to him.

He was not done.

Oh no.

If she had not given indication she wished him out of her bedchamber, he’d still be in it.

Indeed, he might be in it all night, and not to sleep.

He might have been in it, perhaps, for days.

As these thoughts flitted in my mind, I became aware he’d fully entered the room, was stopped not far from my chair, and was standing, chin tipped down, eyes regarding me with a scrutiny that I found so uncomfortable I actually shifted in my seat.

I ceased this reaction the instant I became aware of it, appalled at myself.

Giving something away so easily? Especially something like discomfiture?

You’ve ruined me, I snapped silently at Antoine.

My dead lover had no rejoinder.

“You okay?” Noctorno asked.

“Am I what?” I asked in return.

His head gave a slight twitch before he went on, “You okay? All right?” His voice lowered. “It’s been a tough day, babe, for all of us. Including you.”

I looked beyond him to the fire, lifting my wine to my lips but not sipping it until after I murmured, “I’m perfectly fine.”

“Yeah, right,” he stated, and the disbelief veritably dripping from his tone made my gaze flick immediately back to him.

This meant I watched as he sauntered right in front of me to the chair accompanying mine, threw his lengthy frame in it and reached for the wine at the table that separated our seats.

He also reached for the extra glass.

These were seats, I shall add, that were turned at corners to each other with a small, round table in between, so my knee was nearly touching his.

He poured.

It was on the tip of my tongue to share that I had not invited him to attend me.

Alas, I became distracted by his long fingers, and the words died in my mouth.

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MIDNIGHT SOUL Synopsis:

Against his will, Noctorno Hawthorne, an undercover vice cop, finds himself embroiled in magic, mayhem and parallel universes. Too late, he meets an amazing woman only to find she’s destined for his identical twin in another world.

And things aren’t going real great there.

Noc is recruited to help save that world.

What he doesn’t know is his destined love resides there.

Franka Drakkar wears a mask. A mask she never takes off to protect herself in a world of malice, intrigue and danger.

When Franka meets Noc and he discovers her secrets, convinced she carries a midnight soul, having shielded herself from forming bonds with anyone, she struggles with accepting his tenderness and care.

When Noc meets Franka, over wine and whiskey, her mask slips and Noc knows it’s her—only her—and he has to find a way to get her to come home with him.

And then make her want to stay.

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

Nothing’s changed.

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

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

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

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