Release Blitz: Singe by Aly Martinez

» 6 February, 2017 » Authors, Book Tours, Reviews » 0 comments

Release Blitz: Singe by Aly Martinez

Another Aly Martinez penned series to obsess over! While this might not be my favorite Aly Martinez book but it still has everything I love about her writing and her characters. And this is just the first book. I’m positively giddy at the thought of getting more. Singe is the story of Jude and Rhion. They met during a tragic moment of Rhion’s life. Because of tha circumstance, Jude carried with a lot guilt. Guilt that touched every single area of his life. Rhion wasn’t spared though. She’s been fighting her own demons both real and imagined because of that night. This book is about them coming to terms with what happened. It’s forgiveness. It’s about letting go of the guilt and embracing redemption. Jude is very alpha with a protective streak a mile wide. He’s the kind of guy who would do anything to keep those close to him safe. Despite being near strangers bound only by that single night of tragedy, Rhion and Jude have bond. A very strong one that never wavered despite their long distance from each other. I was a bit apprehensive about their connection and chemistry at first. My mind knows as I was reading this that yes these two are connected. […]

Blog Tour: P.I.T.A. (LA Liaisons #3) by Brooke Blaine

» 2 February, 2017 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Blog Tour: P.I.T.A. (LA Liaisons #3) by Brooke Blaine

Title: P.I.T.A. (L.A. Liaisons, #3) Author: Brooke Blaine Genre: Romantic Comedy Release Date: January 30, 2017 Synopsis As one of the most prestigious wedding coordinators in Los Angeles, Paige Iris Traynor-Ashcroft is known for being classy, elegant, and the orchestrator of many happily-ever-afters. But in the words of Paige herself: “What a crock of shiitake.” Known affectionately (or not) as P.I.T.A. to those closest to her, she’s never been one to buy into the whole monogamy thing for herself. Sure, her BFFs are getting picked off by Cupid one by one, but his arrows have nothing on her semiautomatic. Richard “Dick” Dawson does his best to live up to his name. A long-time frenemy and manwhore extraordinaire, he thrives on pushing limits, pushing up skirts—and pushing every single one of Paige’s buttons. He’s the itch she can’t scratch, and doesn’t want to. Or does she? What happens when blazing-hot rage turns to crazy, unexplainable lust? Surely not…love? Because that would just be a total P.I.T.A.   Review A delightfully hilarious frienemies to lovers story that had me giggling and blushing all the way through. Paige Iris Taylor-Ashcroft or Pita and Richard “Dick” Dawson has a long history together. They’re friends growing up and then frenemies until a reckless, […]

Review & Excerpt Tour {Review+Giveaway}: Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis

» 31 January, 2017 » Authors, Reviews » 1 comment

Review & Excerpt Tour {Review+Giveaway}: Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis

From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes the next sexy, standalone novel in the Heartbreaker Bay series… About ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE: There’s no such thing as a little in love . . . Elle Wheaton’s priorities: friends, career, and kick-ass shoes. Then there’s the muscular wall of stubbornness that’s security expert Archer Hunt—who comes before everything else. No point in telling Mr. “Feels-Free Zone” that, though. Elle will just see other men until she gets over Archer . . . which should only take a lifetime . . . There’s no such thing as a little in lust . . . Archer’s wanted the best for Elle ever since he sacrificed his law-enforcement career to save her. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco earthquake and he craves her 24/7, but Archer doesn’t want to be responsible for the damage. The alternative? Watch her go out with guys who aren’t him . . . There is such a thing as . . . As far as Archer’s concerned, nobody is good enough for Elle. But when he sets out to prove it by sabotaging her dates, she gets mad—and things get hot as hell. Now Archer has a new mission: prove to Elle that her […]

Review: Good Boy (WAGs #1) Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen

» 31 January, 2017 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Good Boy (WAGs #1) Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen

I have a soft spot for heroines who are struggling to find the right career or find the right person or generally just finding somewhere to belong. Jessica Canning grew up in the boisterous Canning clan, who are in Jess’ mind, “a bunch of overachievers.” She’s restless and totally freaked out that she hasn’t found her calling, so to speak, yet. Blake Riley is the exact opposite. Confident and self assured, Blake goes tackles life with gusto. When he meets Jess, he immediately pursues her the only way he knows how: by putting himself on her way and being obnoxious whenever possible. Admittedly, I wasn’t fan of Blake at first. He’s too loud. And too obnoxious. But man oh man, halfway through the book, I started to get all the feels for Blake and was into team Jeblake all the way. Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy continues to be a powerhouse writing team, churning out fun, hilarious and sweet romances like the boss that they are. I loved the interaction between the characters, the little hockey tidbits, and I get to see Jamie and Wes again enjoying their HEA. Good Boy is going to be the first book in the new Him spinoff series called WAGs. And just […]

Blog Tour {Q&A + Review}: Raw Deal by Cherrie Lynn

» 29 January, 2017 » Authors, Book Tours, Reviews » 0 comments

Blog Tour {Q&A + Review}: Raw Deal by Cherrie Lynn

Raw Deal Blog Tour: Author Q&A How would you describe Raw Deal using no more than 140 characters (a la Twitter)? Undeniable passion ignites between a fighter and the heartbroken sister of the man he accidentally killed in the MMA cage. Which scene would you say was the hardest for you to write? Definitely the final fight. Any time I write something action-heavy, which isn’t very often (unless it’s sex, haha), I find it terribly difficult and tedious. “This happened and that happened and so on.” And then to take it and make sure it doesn’t look like I found it difficult and tedious presents its own set of challenges. I can only hope I pulled it off, because I’m a terrible judge of my own work. Where do you get inspiration for the names of your characters? Michael’s and Savannah’s names simply came into my head and felt right. A lot of times, however, I torture myself trying to find the perfect character name, poring through baby name websites for inspiration. Some characters are named by accident. For instance, when I first introduced Brian Ross in Unleashed, I never planned for him to have his own book. So I just sort of stuck a name on him. […]

Satisfaction (Lawless #2) by Lexi Blake

» 15 January, 2017 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Satisfaction (Lawless #2) by Lexi Blake

I was very excited to read this book because Bran was a stood out to me in the first book, and I wanted to read his story so bad. And while I did like and enjoy this one, it wasn’t the same level of enjoyment as the first book. Satisfaction started off slow, which I normally wouldn’t mind as long as it gives me character development and some plot development too. But sometimes, some of the scenes felt like filler to me. And it didn’t really help that this book also had to set up the next book in the series, which by the way I am totally looking forward to because hello, Drew seems like an asshole I would really like. But I digress. This was took too much time setting up other story lines that it forgot about its main couple: Carly and Bran. I liked them but I found them a bit bland, especially Carly. She’s a nice enough heroine but her personality is a bit blah. Even when she was together with Bran. They have some chemistry but again, I feel like their relationship was an afterthought. The best part about this book though was the climax where secrets are starting to come out. […]

Review: Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers #2) by Sarina Bowen

» 8 January, 2017 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers #2) by Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen has been consistently delivering heartfelt romances with really strong characters, and Hard Hitter is another Bowen book that I enjoyed thoroughly. Patrick O’Doul is one of NHL’s top enforcer for years. But now age is catching up to him. I have to say that Patrick is probably Sarina’s most self-contained hero. I found it very hard to get a feel for what he’s all about. But I love me some grumpy, taciturn heroes so it came as no surprise that I fell hard for his character, especially his backstory. Ari is the same thing. I started the book not quite sure what she’s all about. At first, I thought that Ari was very much like the hero which worried me a bit because I like it a lot more when there’s contrast between the hero’s personality and the heroine. Chemistry, opposites attract and all that jazz. But again, Sarina’s writing, the way she crafted these characters made a believer out of me. I absolutely enjoyed reading how they both started to change their perception about each other and their feelings start to grow. The pace of their romance was just right. And like Rookie Move, there are plenty of interaction between Patrick and his teammates. And […]