Sunday, January 8, 2017

**REVIEW** Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1) by Christina Lauren

Rating: 4.5 Stars


An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. 

Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He's exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.

Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family's massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who'd been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he's never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe's so tempting he's willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office. 

As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they're willing to lose in order to win each other.


Holy Heck! What did I just read? I haven't devoured a book as quickly as I did Beautiful Bastard in such a long time. It was like a breath of fresh air.

My heart sat in my throat from the very beginning, to the very end. It was racing with anticipation at the words before me. I can't believe I didn't read this book sooner. These authors really know how to captivate their audience from that first chapter. I honestly couldn't put it down.

Chloe and Bennett's story is one of angst, love and, hate all rolled into one. Their relationship began as hate and soon transforms into something they each totally don't expect. Oh and the sex is WOW! HOT! I loved it all and I can't wait to dive into the next book.

I've needed a book like this to awaken my reading passion again. It's certainly done that, I'm going to devour the rest of the series and I cannot wait! Thanks Christina and Lauren for writing such a wonderful story and pulling me into the pages and living with these characters.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

**REVIEW** Filthy Rich (Blackstone Dynasty, #1) by Raine Miller

Rating: 4.5 Stars


Billionaire Caleb Blackstone lives in the glamorous world of wealth and success, with every material luxury. But the moment he sees Brooke Casterley, none of that matters. Caleb is filled with a raw, undeniable need that he can’t ignore…for a girl who is so completely different from everything and everyone he’s ever known.

Only Brooke isn’t looking for love. She knows all too well just how much damage the wrong guy can do. Still, what sane, broke British girl can resist the charms of an incredibly sexy, chivalrous billionaire? What starts as flirtation quickly turns into all-consuming passion. Nothing could have prepared her for the searing heat of Caleb’s touch—or just how much she craves him.
Their whirlwind romance is the stuff of high-society fantasy—but for every moment of pleasure, there is a cost. Past mistakes and tragedy shadow them both…and falling for him might be the kind of trouble she can’t afford.


Filthy Rich was my first ever Raine Miller book, and I'm happy to say it won't be my last. 
The story between Caleb Blackstone and Brooke Casterley is a heartwarming one. At the start I can easily say that I wasn't sure if I liked Caleb or not. It's usually how it always starts for me, not really liking the alpha's arrogant, up themselves attitude but then they do something that seriously melts my heart and that's it then, I fall head over heels and that's how it went with Caleb. He's filthy rich and falls for the one girl who captures him at first glace. I love how he doesn't put pressure on her for anything, and is there to comfort her in her times of need. Swoon! 

Brooke has been through some traumatic stuff throughout her life. When Caleb comes into her world she's shown a love that she's not experienced before. The chemistry between these two is something out of a fairytale. The love that forms between Caleb and Brooke is a powerful kind, you can feel it as you read Raine's words. 

I loved the characters, although I become super annoyed at Caleb's mother, but hey who cares about her. There have been some twists and turns thrown into this story.

As I said, a wonderful story and well worth the read. I'll be reading more of Raine's books in the future. 

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

**COVER REVEAL** Someday (Canyon Bay Series, #1) by Liz Lovelock

Title: Someday
Series: Canyon Bay #1
Author: Liz Lovelock
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Cassy Roop, Pink Ink Designs 
Release Date: February 8, 2017


There’s always a new beginning whispering your name. You just have to have the courage to hear it.

In the space of a few short hours, Chloe’s world does a complete three-sixty. She loses her job thanks to her douchebag ex-boyfriend. Only to come home and catch her current boyfriend and best friend in a compromising position.

When she thinks things couldn’t get any worse; she learns the man she calls her father may not be her actual dad thanks to her lying, cheating mother. How is Chloe supposed to forgive a parent who’s deceived her, her entire life?

With her bags packed, and the hope of rediscovering the happiness she once enjoyed, she heads to a place where not even she knows is waiting for her—Canyon Bay.

Can the people Chloe meets there open her eyes and heart to the someday she’s been waiting for?

Author Bio

Liz Lovelock is from bright sunny Queensland in Australia. She is the mother of three little monsters, a wife to an amazing husband and very much a lover of everything books and reading. Liz has always loved books and, from a very young age she began reading comic books and then in high school her passion grew. She was given Tomorrow When The War Began by John Marsden for an assignment but, when that was done she continued to discover new books to fall in love with.

Liz always has a book she is currently enjoying and, a notebook beside her bed for in her hand bag for when inspiration hits at those crazy times. She is a stationary addict and will buy more notebooks and pens then what she needs. Her one click finger likes to go crazy as well.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

**COVER REVEAL** The Way Back Home by Carmen Jenner

Title: The Way Back Home
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Standalone Military Romance
Cover Design: Be Designs 
Photographer: K Keeton Designs 
Models: Tessi Le'Anne & Dustin Adams
Release Date: February 2017


August Cotton shouldn’t be here. When a tragic accident calls him home to Magnolia Falls, this returned Veteran adds his parents to the list of things he’s lost in recent years, right along with his IED detection dog and his left leg. As the sole guardian of his four-year-old sister, August must rely on his Marine training in raising a tiny hellion who’s as stubborn as he is. But the Corps could never prepare him for this. Nor could they prepare him for Olivia Anders, a woman who’ll stop at nothing to get her way.

As owner of Paws for Cause, Olivia is no stranger to the broken men and women who return home from war. She’s no stranger to broken dogs either. In fact, she’s made it her mission to pair the two and enrich both of their lives, but pairing ornery and aloof August Cotton will take some work. The last thing August wants is some pushy southern woman occupying his parents’ bed and breakfast and forcing him to open up about the hell he narrowly escaped, but that’s exactly what Olivia intends.

They complete one another, and yet they can’t stand to be in the same room.

Can Olivia make this hardened Marine feel again and finally show his heart the way back home?

Author Bio

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 makeup 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?

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

***COVER REVEAL*** Bullies Like Me by Lindy Zart

Bullies Like Me
Release Date: January 05, 2017


If you can make it out of Enid High School alive, you can make it through anything.
Alexis is the new girl at school, and she’s ruthlessly bullied. Hopeless, and drowning in her present reality, she takes pills—lots of pills. She’s sent to a mental health facility, where she meets a boy. Only the boy can’t save her, and no one can save her from herself.
Nick has secrets. He wants to open up to Alexis, but there’s the dead boy who haunts him. In his dreams. While he’s awake. He wants to be brave, but he can’t tell her about his past, and he can’t leave the facility.
Melanie rules over the school, until a nobody named Lexie tries to disrupt her reign. She won’t allow that. She also can’t stop it. She plummets into notoriety, but she’s determined to take them all with her. The girl, the boy, and their secrets.

Monday, November 14, 2016

**REVIEW** Sustained (The Legal Briefs Series, #2) by Emma Chase

Rating: 4 Stars


A knight in tarnished armor is still a knight.

When you’re a defense attorney in Washington, DC, you see firsthand how hard life can be, and that sometimes the only way to survive is to be harder. I, Jake Becker, have a reputation for being cold, callous, and intimidating—and that suits me just fine. In fact, it’s necessary when I’m breaking down a witness on the stand.

Complications don’t work for me—I’m a “need-to-know” type of man. If you’re my client, tell me the basic facts. If you’re my date, stick to what will turn you on. I’m not a therapist or Prince Charming—and I don’t pretend to be.

Then Chelsea McQuaid and her six orphaned nieces and nephews came along and complicated the ever-loving hell out of my life. Now I'm going to Mommy & Me classes, One Direction concerts, the emergency room, and arguing cases in the principal's office.

Chelsea’s too sweet, too innocent, and too gorgeous for her own good. She tries to be tough, but she’s not. She needs someone to help her, defend her…and the kids.

And that — that, I know how to do.


Six nieces and nephews. This is how many children the lead female is the legal guardian to. Holy cow. Good on you woman. Then there is Jake, a defensive attorney. Two complete opposites. Yet they say opposites attract. Even if its hard to see someone like Jake wanting to help with someone with SIX kids. My laugh out loud moments in this book. Jake and his conversations with his penis, yes you are reading that right. His penis. Seriously weird, yet funny. I would recommend this book, it was full of emotions, sweet, funny as well as sexy.

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**REVIEW** Nuts (Hudson Valley, #1) by Alice Clayton

Rating: 3.5 Stars


Roxie Callahan is a private chef to some of Hollywood’s wealthiest, and nastiest, calorie-counting wives. After a dairy disaster implodes her carefully crafted career in one fell ploop, she finds herself back home in upstate New York, bailing out her hippie mother and running the family diner.

When gorgeous local farmer Leo Maxwell delivers her a lovely bunch of organic walnuts, Roxie wonders if a summer back home isn’t such a bad idea after all. Leo is heavily involved in the sustainable slow food movement, and he likes to take his time. In all things. Roxie is determined to head back to the west coast as soon as summer ends, but will the pull of lazy fireflies and her very own Almanzo Wilder be enough to keep her home for good?

Salty. Spicy. Sweet. Nuts. Go on, grab a handful.


I enjoy this book, it was adorable. I can't say I loved it, but I did finish it. and it had quite a few laugh out loud moments. Roxie is a celebrity chef in hollywood. She ends up losing her job and having to return to her home town and help her mother run there small restaurant. 
Its there she meets a farmer - Leo. They have chemistry, there is no denying that. I wont give to much away, but I'll leave you with a few snippets that I loved most from the book. 

"I'll see you around here for sure. Maybe you'll show up at my backdoor with your nuts again" 

"Are those nuts in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me" 

One final note, be prepared to cook when  you read this. Ms Clayton does a fantastic job with her food. 

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