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Review: Red Velvet by Lauren Luman

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Submission.

It’s what Carrie Drazen thought she wanted until a violent attack leads her to a life outside of the BDSM world she knew.

Until Malakai Jackson.

His presence makes her question the life she’s been living and her vow to give up kink. He embodies the perfect Dom. Commanding. Attentive. Masterful.

But someone from Carrie’s past has other plans for her.

Scarred for life, is Malakai the one who will lead her back into the world of submission? Can he keep her safe?


My Review

“He obviously sees right through me, as if the eyes truly are the windows to the soul, and mine are wide the fuck open.”

Wow! Wow! Wow! Did I say WOW?! This book was so unexpected and I just loved it. Red Velvet is the debut novel from Lauren Luman and if this first novel is any indication, she has a bright future ahead of her.

Red Velvet is sexy, thrilling and captivating. Carrie and Malaki’s story pull you in from the very beginning and take you one delicious and thrilling journey. This book might be a novella, but I promise you it packs on heck of a punch. From sexy good times to surprising twists, this debut novel is definitely worth the read.

I think author Lauren Luman is off to a wonderful start and I look forward to checking out more from her in the future.

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

Review: Tied by Kim Karr

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It was an instant attraction—never meant to be more than a quick lay.

I was single, rich, and connected, which meant a steady diet of beautiful women wherever I went.
I really did think I had the perfect life.
Until I went and married a supermodel I’d just met, and everything changed.

The word annulment meant giving her up, and I never give up anything—not willingly anyway.
But I was a bachelor at heart, and having a wife, well, I didn’t really know what to do with that.
After only forty-eight hours of marriage, I had already gone and screwed everything up.

Now I have thirty days to prove to my new wife that I’m husband material. There’s only one problem—I don’t even know what husband material means. But I’m certain that won’t stop me from excelling at it.

My wife tells me it isn’t going to be easy. That I have numerous issues to overcome.

First, there’s my jealousy. It needs to be tamed. Did I flip over the fact that her latest picture was causing men around the world to do dirty things all over the covers she graces? Hell, yes. I couldn’t help myself though. When her photo went viral, my caveman instincts kicked in, and I demanded she quit her job and stay home—barefoot and pregnant in my kitchen. I can work on that, right?

Then there’s my mother. I need to convince her that my new wife is not the money hungry floozy she called her. Did my mother actually call her that? Yes. I can’t help it that my mother wants me to get rid of my new wife. The problem is what my mother wants, she always gets one way or another. Still, turning my mother’s opinion around can’t be that hard, can it?

There are many other issues, but according to my new wife, those are minor compared to the biggest one—she says I will never be able to accept being tied down.

Don’t worry, I got this one. I intend to prove to her in no uncertain terms that being tied up, down, or horizontal is just what this Upper East Sider needs.

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My Review

“I felt all tied up. In that moment, everything became just the two of us, and I knew she had to be mine.”

“The man was lethal. With every touch, he seduced me, and I doubted he even knew.”

Told from dual points of view, Tied follows the story of James and Lindsay. From the moment these two meet, sparks fly and an unstoppable connection is formed. It might be a case of insta-love, but it worked so well for James and Lindsay. Their story might be told in a novella, but I promise you, it does not disappoint. Tied is fast paced and totally entertaining. The characters are a lot of fun, and as you know, I am a sucker for watching men that never thought they’d settle, fall in love.

Tied pulled me in from the very first page, and the characters had my heart instantly. This story had just the right mix of heat, sexy good times, a little drama, a quickie marriage and just an overall fun love story. I really enjoyed Tied and thought it was a wonderful book to spend a few hours getting lost in.

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

Review: Cheeky by Natasha Madsion

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​Bradley Fitch has it all. A suave job, a gigantic trust fund, and an accent that makes panties drop faster than the speed of light. His new life in New York City is fast-paced and furious, but it’s nothing a little getaway can’t cure.

What says party and unwind like Las Vegas? Nothing. Plus, whatever happens there has to stay there.

When his best friend bails, he finds himself sitting on the plane next to his best friend’s sister.

She’s off-limits—proverbial caution tape wrapped around her body. Of course, she’s also totally ball busting gorgeous.

Lexi Quinn fell in love with Bradley at eight years old and then vowed to kill him at eight and a half. What was supposed to be a romantic week away is turning into a nightmare. Her ex is actually married, her luggage is lost, and her reservation is cancelled. And she’s sitting next to the man she swore to hate forever

One week. No strings attached. What is the worst that could happen?

It’s all fun and games till this British bad boy gives new meaning to BBC and becomes a little bit too cheeky.

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My Review

“I wanted to do a lot more than kiss you. I wold have given my last breath to taste you just once.”

This was such a fun, flirty read. It was such a great take on the best friends little sister troupe. You can’t help but fall in love with Lexi and Bradley the moment that you meet them. Their chemistry is instant and hotter than hell, especially with the forbidden aspect. I loved watching these two navigate their feelings and trying to resist the pull.

Cheeky is just that. It is so much fun. It has great characters and a really entertaining story-line. It’s fast paced, but still exciting and swoon worthy. This book will have you fanning yourself from the heat one moment and falling head over heels the next. If you’re looking for a quick, fun, sexy as hell read, then look no further. Cheeky is a fabulous novella to spend the day getting lost in!

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

Release Day Blitz with Review: Fighting with Honor (Men of Honor Novella) by K.C. Lynn

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Title: Fighting with Honor (A Men of Honor Novella)
Author: KC Lynn
Release Date: June 1, 2017
TBR Link: Goodreads
Purchase Links
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Synopsis
Once a man pledges his honor to his country, that sacrifice is embedded in his soul forever. For years he’s trained to fight, kill, and do whatever necessary to protect his country and its freedom, even if it means giving his own life.
He becomes more of a machine than human—one that’s built to destroy the enemy.
When it’s time to turn in his weapons, he never forgets the skills he learned. Never forgets the smell of death or feel of a rifle in his hands. The same hands that one day cradle his baby girl and caress the skin of his beautiful wife.
If anything or anyone ever tried to steal away the family he has vowed to love and protect, may God have mercy on their soul.

My Review

“Until my dying breath, I will protect what’s mine.”

How does she do it?? How does she pack so much into a short little novella? How is it possible to have so much action, so much drama and all in the feels in such a short read? I don’t know how she does, but man oh man does KC Lynn continue to just blow my mind.

Fighting with Honor might be a novella, but I am here to tell you, this story packs a punch. It hits the ground running and will leave you breathless. Within minutes you can feel love and devotion between Julia and Jax. You will be fanning yourself one moment from all the hotness and holding your breath the very next when the unthinkable happens. You will be on the edge of your seat dying to know what will happen next….

I didn’t just read this book, I devoured and consumed it. I was swept away and lost in Jax and Julia’s story. I couldn’t read through the pages fast enough. And in true KC Lynn style, she not only delivered a story of true and profound love, but delivered a story of devotion, honor, and lifelong friendships. Fighting with Honor gave me all the feels, pulled at my heart and kept me begging for more.

Fighting with Honor is a fantastic addition to The Men of Honor Series and I highly recommend checking it out.

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

*****
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(Men of Honor #1)
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Coming Next from KC Lynn
Coming Summer 2017

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Gabriel Martinez is the most arrogant and infuriating man I’ve ever met. He has a knee-weakening smirk that makes me want to kiss—no—slap it off his rude, sexy face. Judging by his ego, you’d think the hose in his pants is as big as the one on his fire truck. Not that I know anything about that nor do I want to. Nope, not at all. He’s already been forgotten like last season’s Michael Kors.
CeCe Kensington is as pretentious and spoiled as they come. The ridiculous purses she shoulders around are as big as her attitude. And don’t get me started on her mile-long legs or full, glossy lips that are meant to be wrapped around a guy’s… If she only knew the dirty things I think about doing to that sassy mouth of hers, she’d be hightailing it back to her side of town.
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When the beautiful boutique owner and sexy firefighter meet in the most unlikely situation, their two worlds collide, creating an explosion of misperceptions and combustible heat, trapping them in a fire they never saw coming.
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*****
About the Author
K.C. Lynn is a small town girl living in Western Canada. She married her high school sweetheart and they have four amazing children: two lovely girls and a set of handsome twin boys. It was her love for romance books that gave K.C. the courage to sit down and write her own novel. When she is not in her writing cave, pounding out new characters and stories, she can be found living between the pages of a book, meeting new tattooed, hot alpha males with very big…Hearts.
 
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Release Blitz: Somehow, Some Way by Jennifer Probst

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Today we are celebrating the release of SOMEHOW, SOME WAY by Jennifer Probst. This is a 1001 Dark Nights novella in the Billionaire Builders series. Check out the teasers, excerpt, and buy link below!

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SOMEHOW, SOME WAY by Jennifer Probst

Billionaire Builders, #2.5

BLURB:

Bolivar Randy Heart (aka Brady) knows exactly what he wants next in life: the perfect wife. Raised in a strict traditional family household, he seeks a woman who is sweet, conservative, and eager to settle down. With his well-known protective and dominant streak, he needs a woman to offer him balance in a world where he relishes control.
Too bad the newly hired, gorgeous, rehab addict is blasting through all his preconceptions and wrecking his ideals…one nail at a time…

Charlotte Grayson knows who she is and refuses to apologize. Growing up poor made her appreciate the simple things in life, and her new job at Pierce Brothers Construction is perfect to help her carve out a career in renovating houses. When an opportunity to transform a dilapidated house in a dangerous neighborhood pops up, she goes in full throttle. Unfortunately, she’s forced to work with the firm’s sexy architect who’s driving her crazy with his archaic views on women.
Too bad he’s beginning to tempt her to take a chance on more than just work…one stroke at a time…

Somehow, some way, they need to work together to renovate a house without killing each other…or surrendering to the white-hot chemistry knocking at the front door.

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 EXCERPT:

“I’m already working my ass off for you.”

“No, your list. For what you want in a woman. Have you graduated to date four yet?”

Irritation skittered across his features. She tried to tamp down her delight. “Not yet.” She waited him out, learning he liked to space out his responses. “I’m seeing her again this Friday,” he added grudgingly.

“Ooh, exciting. Okay, so tell me what floats your boat, Casanova.”

He shuddered. “God, please don’t call me that. Or talk like that.”

“Sorry, I forget you’re a bit high class.”

“No, I just speak proper English.”

“Stop stalling.”

He looked away but she caught the edge of a grin. He’d be loath to admit it, but she made him laugh. And from what she’d seen, this man desperately needed someone to balance all that seriousness. It must be exhausting.

“Fine. What do you want to know?”

She practically clapped her hands with glee. “The same question I answered. Tell me the traits in your perfect woman.”

His arms flexed as he worked the hammer, and her gaze snagged on the lean, sinewy muscles under gorgeous brown skin. Wood chips and dust clung to his figure but it only added to his attractiveness, giving a sense of ruggedness to his normal poised elegance. Yes, women would definitely seek him out for his appearance alone, but she wondered how many stayed after they got a dose of his attitude. He must be on his best behavior to trick them.

“I don’t know why you’re interested in this,” he muttered.

“Tit for tat.”

“It’s simple, really. I know exactly what I’m looking for. I’m ready to get married and have a family.”

“Right away?”

“Yes. My future wife will have a few core qualities that I won’t compromise on. Loyalty, honesty, and dual respect are at the top.”

She cocked her head, studying him. He’d managed to surprise her. “Very thoughtful. Excellent choices.”

“So glad you approve. I need a certain amount of intellectual stimulation, as I’m sure she will, so she cannot be just a pretty face.”

Huh. Maybe she’d been wrong about him. So far, she wholeheartedly agreed with his choices.
“Can’t argue with those.”

“I don’t need laugh-out-loud funny, but a sense of humor helps get you through hard times.”

“Agreed.”

“And then she needs to obey, of course.”

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Jennifer Probst

Jennifer Probst – Bio:
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.

She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at http://www.jenniferprobst.com.

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Surprise Announcement From Kristen Proby

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From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Proby, comes a passionate new romance—EASY FORTUNE! A Boudreaux Series novella, this standalone second chance romance features Mallory’s best friend Lena! Don’t miss the beautiful cover and a note from Kristen below! EASY FORTUNE is coming your way May 30, 2017!

Cover Design by Okay Creations with Photography by Sara Eirew Photography

About EASY FORTUNE (A Boudreaux Series Novella):

The Boudreaux Series—Sexy. Intriguing. Easy.

Sometimes the past is better left behind you…

Lena Turner has spent her life as the outsider. Thanks to her extraordinary gifts, she’s learned to be independent—especially when it comes to men. She’s content to live her life in New Orleans as a schoolteacher, dating casually and dedicated to her small family. Long term is not part of her plan.

Sometimes the past catches up with you…

Leaving Lena behind to pursue his career was the most difficult thing Mason Coulter ever did. He told himself that it was for the best, had even convinced himself that he had only Lena’s best interests in mind. But now, after six long years, he’s back in New Orleans to settle his late eccentric aunt’s estate. All he has to do is get in and out of the city without submitting to the need to see Lena. But to Mason’s dismay, his aunt made other plans.

And sometimes the future and the past collide…

Having Mason walk back into her life is something Lena never saw coming. She could refuse to help him, but she’s never been good at telling Mason no. So she’ll do what she can to get the estate settled and Mason out of her life for good.

At least, that’s the plan. But Mason has plans of his own…

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A Note from Kristen:

Hi, everyone! I’m so happy that it’s finally Friday because that means that I don’t have to keep this secret anymore! I’m horrible at keeping secrets. Seriously, don’t tell me any. I can’t be trusted.

Since Easy Magic released last month, readers have shouted from the rooftops that they’d love for Lena, Mallory’s BFF, to have her own story. I honestly didn’t have that in mind when I wrote her into Easy Magic, but the more I thought about it, the more it occurred to me that you’re right. Lena does deserve her own happily ever after!

And that brings us to this. Easy Fortune, Lena’s story, will release on May 30th! That’s right, you won’t have to wait long for this one. Easy Fortune is a novella, and can be read as a stand-alone. And look at this gorgeous cover! I can’t thank Sara Eirew Photography enough for the beautiful photo, and Okay Creations for the amazing cover art.

Lena’s story has been a surprise to me, and frankly one of the most enjoyable story lines that I’ve written in a long time. I hope you enjoy watching her fall in love with Mason! He’s quite swoon-worthy!

Oh, and to make it an even better treat, the prologue and first chapter for Easy Nights will be included at the end of Easy Fortune. JACKPOT! J

Have a great weekend, everyone!

xo,

Kristen

And don’t miss the first standalone titles in the Boudreaux Series!

EASY LOVE-FREE for a limited time only
EASY CHARM-$.99 for a limited time only
EASY MELODY-$1.99 for a limited time only
EASY KISSES
EASY FOR KEEPS: A Boudreaux Novella
EASY MAGIC

EASY NIGHTS-Coming June 27th! Preorder Now!

About Kristen Proby:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

 

 

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Review: Intimate Strangers by Stephanie Rose

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Emilia (Mia) Callo was a go-getter who played by the rules. After one night with a gorgeous stranger, she broke her lifelong habit of playing it safe and moved from New York City to St. Helena, California. As the new head of Event Planning for Ryo Wines, the success she always dreamed of is within her grasp. Too bad her one lapse in judgment followed her—and could ruin everything. Mia couldn’t mix pleasure with business, no matter how much Derek Marconi’s bedroom eyes begged her for a repeat.

Derek Marconi is done trying to prove himself. Working his fingers to the bone as sales manager for DeLuca Wines got him nowhere with nothing to show for it. Working for his cousin’s winery sounded like the perfect opportunity, until the blonde that’s been racing through his mind became his new boss. He didn’t imagine the instant connection they had, no matter how much Mia now fights to forget. Now Derek has a new job and a new goal—to make her remember for a lot longer than one night.

**This novella is part of Marina Adair’s St. Helena Vineyard Kindle World Series**

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2o0DTg4


My Review

“We weren’t strangers anymore. We were two people who wanted each other so much and had waited so long, all that mattered was the moment. And in that moment, there was no job, no dread over repercussions. There was only us, as though it had only been us all along.”

A new novella from Stephanie Rose!! Sign me up please!! As soon as I heard about this little novella, I just knew that I had to read it.

Now, if you know me, then you know that when it comes to novellas, my reviews are always short and sweet. I like to keep them that way, so I don’t spoil the story for you. So, what can I tell you about Intimate Strangers? Well, I thought Intimate Strangers was a lot of fun. I fell for Mia right away. I loved how ambitious she was and how seriously she took her job. And Derek…Derek was burnt out and always working so hard to prove himself to others. The moment he met Mia, he just knew that she was going to be a total game-changer…

Derek and Mia’s story is definitely one of insta-love, but I have to say, I loved their connection. Their chemistry was intense and undeniable. I don’t know about you guys, but I honestly couldn’t read the pages fast enough. I loved the push and pull between these two and I loved how hard Derek worked to convince Mia to take a chance. Sure, these two had a few bumps along the way, but it was so much fun watching and wondering how things were going to play out.

Intimate Strangers was a super quick and easy read for me. And even though Derek and Mia’s story is a novella, I promise you, it packs a punch. There is never a dull moment and the romance is definitely worth experiencing.  Stephanie Rose did an amazing job with this little novella!

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