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Review: Deep Cover (Love Over Duty) by Scarlett Cole

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ARE THEY IN TOO DEEP?

Ex-Navy SEAL Cabe Moss always comes when called to duty―at all costs. Even though the death of his fiancée nearly destroyed him, Cabe won’t let his past interfere with any work that has to get done. When his latest task pushes him to team up with FBI Agent Amy Murray, a fierce beauty with the undercover skills to match, Cabe must admit that, for the first time in years, he wants to do more than just complete their mission together…

Amy was born ready for this assignment, but working side-by-side with the the strong, silent, and frustratingly professional Cabe seems to be the biggest challenge of all. But when the sparks begin to fly―and the stakes rise to dangerous heights―the only thing Amy is left worrying about is how she can resist him. Their lives may be in danger, but their hearts hold the biggest risk of all…

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My Review

Deep Cover is the third book in The Love Over Duty Series and is an interconnected stand-alone novel. Deep Cover follows the story of Cabe and Amy. Cabe is the guy you can always count on when you need him. When called to duty, he’ll never let you down. When his fiancee passed away, it nearly destroyed him. He will face his biggest challenge to date when he gets paired up with FBI Agent Amy Murry. Even though Cabe may appear to be the strong, silent type, there is more to him than meets the eye. The stakes are high and sparks are flying all over the place. Will Amy be able to resist Cabe? Will they be able to keep things professional and solve the case?? There’s only one way to find out…..

Deep Cover is my first book by this author and overall I thought it was an ok read. I was really intrigued by the story-line and the characters. I wanted to know more, though I will admit, the first part of the story did move at a slower pace than I would like. Since the story is not told from the first person point of view, I will admit that I was distracted. With so many characters and the different pov type, I found it hard to concentrate on the story. 2nd & 3rd Person POV is something that I personally struggle with, but do try my best to overcome.

Anyways, I liked Amy and Cabe together. Amy was smart and witty. She challenged Cabe and made him want to have a life again. And Cabe was an alpha male with the biggest heart, even when he seemed closed off and wanting to keep things professional. Together, I thought these two meshed well and was looking forward to seeing how their story was going to play out.

Deep Cover is one of those stories that I think will be a hit for some and a miss for others. For me, I thought it was an ok read. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either. There was a few issues with the story that made it a little hard for me, but in the end, I’m glad I didn’t give up on Amy and Cabe’s story. I loved the danger and suspense that Deep Cover had to offer and appreciated the light drama associated with Amy and Cabe’s romance.

As I stated before, this is my first read by this author, and while it wasn’t a 100% hit for me, I’d still opening to checking out more from her in the future.

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

Release Blitz: Toward The Sound Of Chaos by Carmen Jenner

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A heart-wrenching new military romance from USA TODAY bestselling author Carmen Jenner.

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Blurb

Jake Tucker is broken. At twenty-two, he went into the Marine Corps a naïve, troubled youth. Nine years and four tours later, Jake finds himself back on US soil, though his mind remains firmly planted in the sands of Afghanistan with the men he left behind.

Wounded, chewed up and spat out by war, Jake has only his dog, Nuke, PTSD, and survivor’s guilt to keep him company. He’s lived every day for nine years wondering when it will be his last, but there’s little comfort in the fact that he’s still standing when his platoon isn’t.

Ellie Mason doesn’t have time for broken. She’s too busy trying to put food on the table. And keeping up with the demands of her autistic son, Spencer, is sometimes like fighting behind enemy lines. As if navigating the minefields of single parenthood isn’t enough, Ellie finds herself drawn to the quiet Marine who’s just as lonely as she is. But she’s loved damaged men before, and it left her wounded.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Fairhope, Alabama, Ellie and Jake find themselves running toward the sound of chaos.

Love is war.

Only the strong survive, and surrender is inevitable.

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Excerpt 

“Why haven’t you found a woman to love yet, Jake?”

I stiffen. Her question catches me off guard. I don’t know how to reply to that. I have found someone, but she deserves better than to spend her life with a freak.

“I like being alone.” That was a lie. “Who in their right mind would have me?” is what I want to say, but I don’t. I don’t tell her how much I loathe myself, or that I wish I was dead, or that at night I lie awake wondering if this was part of Aasif Bashir’s plan in disfiguring me—that he’d hoped that one day I’d roam the earth a free man and yet never know the freedom of a woman’s touch again.

I don’t tell her that I hate being alone because I can never shut off the voices or quiet the sounds of war that ring in my ear long after the dust has settled and the blood has dried. I attempt to fill the void with distractions: Nuke, Ellie, Spencer, pouring myself into something physical until my limbs shake from misuse, but it doesn’t mask the stillness. That’s always waiting for the moment I shut everything off. And it never becomes any less haunting.

“I hate it,” she says, as if she’s echoing my thoughts. “Being alone. When you climb into bed and everything’s so still you could hear a pin drop? There’s something in that silence that screams all my greatest fears.”

“What are they?” I say, too quickly.

“My fears?” she asks with a sigh. “That I’ll be alone forever. That Spence will grow up and leave like all kids do, or that he’ll enlist and my life will be filled with endless days and nights of that sound. Of nothing.”

I feel like she just cracked open my skull and pulled the words from my head, but two hearts as lonely as ours? Well, that’s a dangerous thing. Deep down I know as much as she does that I’m no good for her, and yet I’m still too selfish to push her away.

“You shouldn’t be alone,” I whisper.

“Neither should you.” She leans back into my embrace, and I kiss the top of her hair because I never dreamed I’d be lucky enough to do that again to any woman, let alone to this angel who came crashing into my life and made all the pain that came before her seem worth it.

I survived war, I survived torture at the hands of the Taliban, but I won’t survive Ellie Mason, not with my heart still intact.
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About the Author

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Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA TODAY and international bestselling author.

Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore lipstick addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny north coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

Stalk Her: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Published titles to date:

Welcome to Sugartown (Sugartown Series #1)

Enjoy Your Stay (Sugartown Series #2)

Greetings from Sugartown (Sugartown Series #3)

Now Leaving Sugartown (Sugartown Series #4)

REVELRY (Taint #1)

KICK (Savage Saints MC #1)

TANK (Savage Saints MC #2)

Finding North

Review Tour: Fly With Me (Wild Aces #1) by Chanel Cleeton

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Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton

May 3, 2016

Wild Aces #1

Adult Contemporary Romance

Penguin/Berkley

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From the author of the Capital Confessions Novels comes the first in the steamy Wild Aces Romance series.

U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Noah Miller—call sign Burn—loves nothing more than flying hard and fast. When he meets a gorgeous and sassy woman while partying in Las Vegas, he immediately locks on to her.

Jordan Callahan owns a thriving clothing boutique, but her love life is far less successful. Her luck changes when six feet, two inches of sexy swagger asks her to dance and turns her world upside down.

One scorching weekend becomes an undeniable chemistry that they can’t leave in Vegas. But the long distance relationship and their different lives threaten to ground their romance. And when the dangers of Noah’s job become all too real, Jordan learns being with a fighter pilot means risking it all for a shot at love…

Diamond shapes reflexes like shining lights

Praise for Fly With Me:

“Sexy, funny, and heart-wrenching—this book has it all!” – Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author

“A sexy fighter pilot hero? Yes, please. For anyone who’s ever had a Top Gun fantasy, Fly with Me is for you.” – Roni Loren, New York Times bestselling author

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My Review

“The second I saw her, my plans for the evening became whatever put me in her orbit. I didn’t know where this was headed, but right now I was happy to follow her anywhere.”

“This guy should come with a warning label. Caution: Kisses will make you forget your own name. Proceed at your own risk.”

“I was thirty years old. I’d spent most of my teen years and adult life looking for love while simultaneously guarding my heart, calculating risks, approaching love like it was something I could ensure. And here it was. Bigger than me, than my fears, than anything. There was no guarding against it. No insurance I could take out that would protect me. This was skydiving, free fall, jumping off the cliff with no idea if there was rocks below or how deep the water was. And whatever questions I might have had, the fear that I’d go splat at the bottom, were carried away with the wind.”

To say that I loved this book would be a complete understatement. If I could give it a million stars, I totally would. This book has blown me away. It has totally exceeded my expectations. It is easily one of my top reads of this year.

When I first heard about Fly With Me, I could not wait to get my hands on it and let me tell you, I was not disappointed. From the moment I picked up this book, I was hooked. I mean hooked. I fell in love with the characters instantly. The chemistry between Noah and Jordan was intense right off the bat. You just knew that these two together was going to be something amazing. Their banter was excellent and I just loved watching the two of them together. They just made me laugh and the love between the two of them just felt effortless. Yes, their relationship was not without its ups and downs. Being with a military man, no matter how long, would be hard for anyone. But, I really appreciated the strength and determination these two had. They knew what they both wanted and were going to do whatever it took to make it work.

Fly With Me is told from dual points of view and is extremely well written. The story-line captivates you from the very first page and before you know it, you find yourself totally lost and consumed by Jordan and Noah’s story. And what an amazing story to get lost in. Fly With Me totally exceeded my expectations; taking me on a journey I will never forget. This story made me laugh; boy did it make me laugh. It made me swoon. It pulled at my heart and even broke it a few times. It made me cry. But, most of all, it made me fall in love. This book reminded me of just how important and precious life is and that when you do find the one that you love, you don’t take it for granted.

I just loved everything about this story; from start to finish. I mean, it has it all. From a great story-line to amazing characters. To real friendships and a love that lasts a lifetime. I think that the Wild Aces series is off to one amazing start. Chanel Cleeton has really outdone herself this time and I gotta tell you, I can not wait to see where the rest of this series will go. If you’re looking for a book that is well-written and has a lot of heart, then I definitely recommend checking this book out!

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


Check out Book 2 in the Wild Aces series, Into the Blue (out July 5, 2016):

From the author of Fly with Me and the Capital Confessions Novels comes the newest in the sexy Wild Aces Romance series.

Eric Jansen—call sign Thor—loves nothing more than pushing his F-16 to the limit. Returning home to South Carolina after a tragic loss, he hopes to fix the mistake he made long ago, when he chose the Air Force over his fiancée.

Becca Madison isn’t quick to welcome Thor back. She can’t forget how he shattered her heart. But Thor won’t give up once he’s set his sights on what he wants—and he wants Becca.

Thor shows Becca that he’s no longer the impulsive boy he used to be, and Becca finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. But will Thor be able to walk away from his dream of flying the F-16 for their love or does his heart belong to the sky?

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

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Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and a fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure.

Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her husband.

Chanel writes contemporary romances, women’s fiction, and thrillers. She is published by Harlequin HQN, Penguin/InterMix, and Penguin/Berkley and is the author of the International School, Capital Confessions, Assassins, and Wild Aces series.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Website:   www.chanelcleeton.com

Facebook:   www.facebook.com/authorchanelcleeton

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Review: Save Me (Archer Brothers #3) by Heidi McLaughlin

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Tucker McCoy thought the hardest mission of his life was over. After being deployed for six years, all he wanted to do was return home to his wife and daughter. But when he arrives home with roses in his hand, the last thing he expects is to be welcomed by a stranger. Being presumed dead for six years doesn’t help his cause as no one is giving him the answers he needs.

Now his mission is to find out where his family is and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to bring them home, even if that means bringing down the people involved.

Penelope McCoy has a secret and one she’s willing to keep until she can find someone to trust. In order to do that, she and her daughter must hide, change their identities and forget about their previous life.

For six years she’s been running and she soon realizes that time is catching up with her. Now she has to decide whether to run again or face the ghosts of her past head on.


My Review

“Our lives are nothing but a conspiracy and if we don’t think outside the box, we’ll never figure it all out.”

“For right now, home is here. It doesn’t have to be a place, or specific house. Home is where you hang up your coat and kick off your shoes. Home is where you sit down for a nice meal, and if you have friends surrounding you, it’s so much better.”

Save Me is going to be one of those reads you’re either love or you’re hate. For me, I know I will probably be in the minority here, but I have a bit of mixed feelings toward this book. So, for most of the book, I was hooked. I was intrigued. I was dying to know what happened to Penny and why she was on the run. My heart hurt for her that she believed Tucker was dead. And Tucker….I can not even imagine what he was going through; thinking he was just on a mission for 6 years, only to come home and find life as he knows it changed. Now, I can’t say much about this book, because I don’t want to spoil anything for you. What I will say is that I really liked the idea of the story. I loved the mystery and intrigue around it. I loved trying to figure out what was going on and who you could really trust.

However, I did have one major issue with the story and that was the pacing. It was great up until the last 20% or so. Once the story climaxed and was starting to wrap up, it just blew by. It was like someone hit the fast-forward button. You see, my problem is that since so much of the story had to do with Tucker trying to find Penny and reclaim his life, I need more from them. I wanted to see more of them together after they were reunited. I wanted to see them rebuild their relationship and grow back together as a couple, especially after everything that happened. Please don’t get me wrong, I know we do get some of that. But I just feel that as big as a part as their story was and how Tucker’s “death” changed so many things, that they should have been given more than just a chapter or two at the end. When you read the book, you will have a clearer picture as to the other reason that I was bothered by how quickly they moved on. I know that I’m being vague, but trust me when I say you will understand when you read this book.

Overall, Save Me was a quick and easy read for me. The plot definitely pulls you in and will keep you guessing right until the very end. Again, I know that I will probably be in the minority about this book and even though this book was a 100% hit for me, I’m still glad that I checked it out.

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

Book Tour with Review: ICE (The Elite Forces #1) by Hilary Storm and Cathy Coopmans

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What happens when his mission is to get the girl?

Find out in ICE by Kathy Coopmans & Hilary Storm. #MilitaryRomance #ICE

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Warning- This book contains explicit language and graphic sexual content.

Captain Jade Elliott of the United States Army spent her entire career working her ass off to get to this point and she couldn’t be more proud. She’s gained notoriety through her actions as well as the respect of her team. She’s one of the first women to graduate as a Ranger and has been called to serve on a secret mission. So why is she about to do something that could throw that all away?

Kaleb Maverick has been called to act as Commander for a vital mission and has done his research. He knows his team very well, in fact he hand selected them. He’s retired, but still very active in the private sector, leading his personal team to countless successful missions. Now he’s going back for one last mission.

What happens when his mission is to get the girl? What if she’s not ready to be captured? Their chemistry is explosive and the heat is intense, but can Maverick come back with his head held high or will she be the first mission he fails?

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My Review

“As long as you run, I’ll always catch you, Jade.”

I don’t know about you guys, but when I heard that Hiliary Storm and Kathy Coopmans were going to write a novel together, I could not wait to get my hands on it. I knew this book was going to be hot. I knew this book was going to be sexy. And boy, let me tell you, ICE does not disappoint.

From the moment you pick up ICE, you are pulled into the story. It starts off with heck of scorching start that will have you wondering where are they going to go with this. You will have to read more. You won’t be able to put this book down. Now, I’m not going to spoil any of this for you, but I will tell you this; this story is scorching. The characters have intense chemistry and are total military badasses. Kaleb is one heck of an alpha male. He knew he wanted Jade from the moment he saw her and he wasn’t going to take no for an answer. And I just LOVED Jade. She was tough, she guarded her heart and wasn’t afraid to go after what she wanted as well. And when you throw Kaleb and Jade together….well, the two of them are just explosive.

ICE is told from dual points of view and is very captivating. I thought the story was well-written and I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen to our beloved characters next. This story had the perfect balance of drama, action, sexy times and romance with a little angst thrown in along the way. And of course, no good story would be complete without a delicious twist thrown in at the end. The end of this story will leave you breathless and begging to get your hands on the next installment. I for one can not wait to see what will happen next!

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


Read Chapter One HERE:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zbrz_e8PlrKNfHfQRSyvFGMWOrcH9v-V6WPyP4bHmAs/edit?usp=sharing

About the Authors:

Kathy Coopmans

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Amazon Best Selling Author Kathy Coopmans, lives in Michigan with her husband Tony where they have two grown sons.

After raising her children she decided to publish her first book and retiring from being a hairstylist.

She now writes full time.

She’s a huge sports fan with her favorite being Football and Tennis.

She’s a giver and will do anything she can to help another person succeed!

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Hilary Storm

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Hilary Storm lives with her high school sweetheart and three children in Oklahoma. She drives her husband crazy talking about book characters everyday like they are real people. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with an MBA in Accounting. Her passions include being a mom, writing, reading, photography, music, mocha coffee, and spending time with friends and family. She is the international best-selling author of the Rebel Walking Series, Bryant Brothers Series, Inked Brothers Series, and Six. 

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Review: Dangerous To Know (Unbroken Heros #1) by Dawn Ryder

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In this red-hot romance-the first in a Special Ops series-Dawn Ryder takes readers into a world of dangerous secrets and forbidden passion…

She’s too good to be bad

A bad-boy member of an elite Special Ops team, Mercer has never been assigned an undercover mission he couldn’t complete. But when his latest job requires him to gain the trust-and get into the bed-of his newest target, the sexy, fiery colonel’s daughter, he has a whole new challenge ahead of him. All evidence points to her being a traitor to the country he’s sworn to protect, but the crackling desire between them is too strong a feeling to ignore…

He’s too bad to resist

Zoe has always kept her secrets close to the vest. The only woman in a decorated military family, she’s been taught that to let someone close is to flirt with disaster. But when the dangerously handsome, alpha-strong Mercer comes blazing into her life full-speed, it’s all Zoe can do to resist his wicked seduction. As danger circles closer, Zoe must decide if she can trust him to protect her-but there’s no way he could be bad when he makes her feel this good…


My Review

I’m just going to keep this review short and sweet. Overall, I thought this book was an ok read. I really liked the idea of the story and thought that it was refreshing.  This story starts off with a bang and keeps you guessing right until the very end. You will be left on the edge of your seat wondering who is the enemy and who you can really trust.

However, I did have a few issues. First of the all, when we first start Dangerous To Know, it jumps right into the story with no lead up. So, it left me feeling like I was missing something right off the bat. I didn’t really get a grasp on the situation until I was at least 50% into the book. I liked Zoe and Mercer. I thought they had great chemistry. That being said, I had some issues with their relationship. It was very sex based. And while they were scorching together, I would have liked to have seen them actually build on their relationship. Mercer did a lot of questionable things in his quest for finding out the truth and I didn’t really like how he treated Zoe. I felt like Zoe needed to make him grovel a little for his wrong doings. It frustrated me how easily she forgave him. And if that wasn’t enough, once they got past their “issues” their relationship went warp speed. Things just progressed way too fast for my liking.

Other than those issues, I thought this was an ok read. It definitely frustrated me and had me on my toes at the same time. I thought the suspense was great and I liked that there was multiple story-lines, so it peeked my interest for further books. And while Zoe and Mercer’s story does wrap up, the ending does set the stage for the next installment of this series. I think this series is off to an ok start and I’m interested in checking out the next book to see what is in store for us next.

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

Blog Tour with Review: Talon (Uncompromissing #1) by Sybil Bartel

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Uncompromising Series Book One

Talon

I surf.
I fuck.
I pretend to smile.

Two years ago my life was perfect, until it wasn’t. I scattered my wife’s ashes then walked away from the Marines. I didn’t think I had anything left to lose.

I was wrong.

The blond showed up at my surf shop, beaten and stabbed. I did what I was trained to do—I stitched her up. I didn’t have a clue who she was and I told myself I didn’t care. Until they came looking for her.

I swore I’d take my last breath before I let anyone else hurt her except I didn’t know she was keeping a deadly secret. Now I had two choices, her life or mine.

Marriage and combat taught me the same thing—I was no one’s hero. And I was about to prove it.

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My Review

“Siren didn’t just take my breath away, she stole my reason.”

I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for Talon’s story. Ever since I was first introduced to his character in The Unchecked Series, I had to know more about him. I asked Sybil Bartel. I begged her to please give us Talon’s story and let me tell you, it was so worth the wait. Talon’s story does not disappoint one bit.

On the outside, Talon appears to have it all together; an ex military man, now surfer and surf shop owner. He spends his days living the easy life: sleeping with women and have a good time. Never letting anyone get close and the moment they want more, he cuts them loose. Talon is a great man and a wonderful friend. You can always count on him when you’re in a bind and he can help you get out of any situation.

But, you see, Talon isn’t perfect. He’s not a hero at all. However, seeing Nicole badly beaten stirs his protective side and makes him want to protect and care for her. Nicole is only supposed to stay with Talon until her wounds heal, but being around Nicole is a game-changer. Nicole has unknowingly woken up a part of Talon that he thought was dead. He tries to fight the undeniable connection between the two of them, but is unable to do so. As the two of them try to navigate their way through whatever is going on with them, Talon quickly sees that everything isn’t as it seems. Nicole is keeping a secret. A very big one. A secret that has the power to change everything. When the truth finally comes out, will Talon able to keep his promise and keep Nicole safe? Will Talon ever get over the loss of his ex-wife?

Talon was well written and a quick and easy read for me. This was one of my most anticipated reads, so I devoured this book in just one sitting. This book is captivating and keeps your heart pounding. There is suspense and danger around every corner. Talon and Nicole’s story is sexy and intriguing. It is filled with lots of action and delicious twists and turns. This book gave me everything that I was looking for in Talon’s story and more.

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


Sybil

AUTHOR BIO:
Sybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.
Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…
But Seriously?
Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.
She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.
To find out more about Sybil Bartel, be sure to follow her on Twitter (she loves to hear about your favorite book boyfriend!), visit her website, like her on Facebook or join her Facebook group Book Boyfriend Heroes for exclusive excerpts and giveaways.
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Cover Reveal: Ice by Kathy Coopmans & Hilary Storm

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What happens when his mission is to get the girl?

Find out in ICE by Kathy Coopmans & Hilary Storm. #MilitaryRomance #ICE

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Warning- This book contains explicit language and graphic sexual content.

Captain Jade Elliott of the United States Army spent her entire career working her ass off to get to this point and she couldn’t be more proud. She’s gained notoriety through her actions as well as the respect of her team. She’s one of the first women to graduate as a Ranger and has been called to serve on a secret mission. So why is she about to do something that could throw that all away?

Kaleb Maverick has been called to act as Commander for a vital mission and has done his research. He knows his team very well, in fact he hand selected them. He’s retired, but still very active in the private sector, leading his personal team to countless successful missions. Now he’s going back for one last mission.

What happens when his mission is to get the girl? What if she’s not ready to be captured? Their chemistry is explosive and the heat is intense, but can Maverick come back with his head held high or will she be the first mission he fails?

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About the Authors:

Kathy Coopmans

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Amazon Best Selling Author Kathy Coopmans, lives in Michigan with her husband Tony where they have two grown sons.

After raising her children she decided to publish her first book and retiring from being a hairstylist.

She now writes full time.

She’s a huge sports fan with her favorite being Football and Tennis.

She’s a giver and will do anything she can to help another person succeed!

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Hilary Storm

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Hilary Storm lives with her high school sweetheart and three children in Oklahoma. She drives her husband crazy talking about book characters everyday like they are real people. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with an MBA in Accounting. Her passions include being a mom, writing, reading, photography, music, mocha coffee, and spending time with friends and family. She is the international best-selling author of the Rebel Walking Series, Bryant Brothers Series, Inked Brothers Series, and Six.

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Book Tour with Review: Hallowed Ground (Flight & Glory #4) by Rebecca Yarros

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New Military Romance!  

Hallowed Ground by Rebecca Yarros is

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There are some debts you can’t repay.

Josh Walker is loyal, reckless, and every girl’s dream. But he only has eyes for December Howard, the girl he’s craved since his high school hockey days. Together they have survived grief, the military, distance, and time as they’ve fought for stolen weekends between his post at Ft. Rucker and her college at Vanderbilt. Now that Josh is a medevac pilot and Ember is headed toward graduation, they’re moving on—and in—together.

Ember never wanted the Army life, but loving Josh means accepting whatever the army dictates—even when that means saying goodbye as Josh heads to Afghanistan, a country that nearly killed him once before and that took her father. But filling their last days together with love, passion, and plans for their future doesn’t temper Ember’s fear, and if there’s one thing she’s learned from her father’s death, it’s that there are some obstacles even love can’t conquer.

Flight school is over.
This is war.


My Review

“You are my dream now, December Howard. You are everything to me. My heart beats for you , my soul is only whole when you’re near. You’re my home, my shelter, my wildest fantasy, and I can not imagine a future where you’re not mine, because I’m yours in every sense of the word.”

“You and me?” he whispered against my lips. “Against the world,” I promised. And what a beautiful world it was. Our world.

I have been a fan of the Flight & Glory series ever since I picked up Full Measures. And with each book, I have fallen more in love with the characters and their stories. So, when I heard about Hallowed Ground and that we were getting more Josh and Ember, I just knew I had to read it. What I didn’t know was how much this book was going to effect me. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Hallowed Ground since I finished it. Hallowed Ground took me on such an incredible journey; one that I wasn’t expecting. It was beautiful and heartbreaking. There were moments where I felt like my heart was being ripped out of my chest and I hurt so much for what the characters were going through. But, I have to tell you, their story; it was worth it. It was worth every moment that I had to walk away. It was worth every moment when I felt like I was going to throw my kindle. It was worth every moment where I had tears in my eyes. It was worth every moment that I fell in love and had my heart broken.

Hallowed Ground is well-written and utterly captivating. Just when I thought I couldn’t love these characters anymore, Rebecca Yarros has proved me wrong. She has found a way to make me connect so deeply to these characters that I feel as though they are a part of me. She made the characters so real and their emotions so palpable. I felt like I was experiencing everything right along with them. And along the way, these characters found a way to burrow themselves deep into my heart. Yes, this is supposed to be Josh and Ember’s story, but it so, so much more.

I will not go into any of the details of this story, but I will say this: Have tissues handy. Be prepared for a wild, emotional ride. Be prepared to have your mind consumed with this story. This book is everything and has easily made it to my list of top reads for 2016. If there is one book/one series that you should read this year, I highly recommend that you check out this Flight & Glory series by Rebecca Yarros. You will not be disappointed.

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


EXCERPT 

I pushed my chair out and reached for her, lifting her tiny, curved frame into my lap. Her head tucked beneath my chin, and she curled into me, fitting right where she was always meant to be. My arms closed around her. “We have a month.”

“It’s not long enough.” Her fingers gripped my shirt like she could keep me here if she just held on tight enough. God, what I wouldn’t have given to stay with her.

“Forever isn’t long enough for us, December, but that’s what we’re going to have. You and I have never chosen the easy path. This is just another hurdle.” I rubbed my chin over her soft hair and tried to soak in every detail of holding her—the sweet way she smelled, the smooth texture of her skin beneath my hands.

She leaned back in my arms and cupped my face. “I can’t lose you.” Her voice broke, and tears pooled in her eyes.

I’d never hated myself more than I did in that moment. She’d made it through a nightmare no one should have to face, and I was about to ask her to chance that fire again. My breath hitched, barely passing the lump in my throat. “You won’t. It would take something a hell of a lot stronger than a war to keep me from you.”

I sealed that promise with a kiss, tasting her fear and desperation as she responded. She opened underneath me, and I fused my mouth to hers, surrendering to the heat between us to pull us through this moment. There was nothing hotter or sweeter in this world than kissing December, feeling her go soft and pliant.

We’d fought so fucking hard to get here, to be together. This wasn’t fair, and we both knew it. But we also both knew it didn’t matter. Fair wasn’t exactly in the U.S. Army vocabulary.

I retreated just enough to whisper against her lips, “I’ll come home. I swear it.”

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About the Author

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Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years. They finally can call Colorado home along with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog.

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Cover Reveal: Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton

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Fly With Me

by Chanel Cleeton

May 3, 2016

Wild Aces #1

Adult Contemporary Romance

Penguin/Berkley

BOOK SUMMARY:

From the author of the Capital Confessions Novels comes the first in the steamy Wild Aces Romance series.

U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Noah Miller—call sign Burn—loves nothing more than flying hard and fast. When he meets a gorgeous and sassy woman while partying in Las Vegas, he immediately locks on to her.

Jordan Callahan owns a thriving clothing boutique, but her love life is far less successful. Her luck changes when six feet, two inches of sexy swagger asks her to dance and turns her world upside down.

One scorching weekend becomes an undeniable chemistry that they can’t leave in Vegas. But the long distance relationship and their different lives threaten to ground their romance. And when the dangers of Noah’s job become all too real, Jordan learns being with a fighter pilot means risking it all for a shot at love…

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Praise for Fly With Me:

“Sexy, funny, and heart-wrenching—this book has it all!”

– Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author

“A sexy fighter pilot hero? Yes, please. For anyone who’s ever had a Top Gun fantasy, Fly with Me is for you.”

– Roni Loren, New York Times bestselling author

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Check out Book 2 in the Wild Aces series, Into the Blue (out July 5, 2016):

From the author of Fly with Me and the Capital Confessions Novels comes the newest in the sexy Wild Aces Romance series.

 Eric Jansen—call sign Thor—loves nothing more than pushing his F-16 to the limit. Returning home to South Carolina after a tragic loss, he hopes to fix the mistake he made long ago, when he chose the Air Force over his fiancée.

Becca Madison isn’t quick to welcome Thor back. She can’t forget how he shattered her heart. But Thor won’t give up once he’s set his sights on what he wants—and he wants Becca.

Thor shows Becca that he’s no longer the impulsive boy he used to be, and Becca finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. But will Thor be able to walk away from his dream of flying the F-16 for their love or does his heart belong to the sky?

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

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Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and a fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure.

Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her husband.

Chanel writes contemporary romances, women’s fiction, and thrillers. She is published by Harlequin HQN, Penguin/InterMix, and Penguin/Berkley and is the author of the International School, Capital Confessions, Assassins, and Wild Aces series.

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