Review: Sleepless in Manhattan by Sarah Morgan

» 5 June, 2016 » Reviews » 1 comment

Review: Sleepless in Manhattan by Sarah Morgan

I adored this book. There’s just something about Sarah Morgan’s characters especially her heroines that endear them to me. And Paige is no exception. Paige life was been a series of hospital visits and spending her life under the watchful eye of her parents, brother and Puffin Island. She made a move to New York to become an events planner and live her life to fullest. Jake Romano is Paige’s older brother’s best friend. He came into her life when she was at her lowest and they forged a friendship. Paige is harboring a crush on Jake that ended on heartbreak. When Paige and her friends got fired from their job, Jake agreed to help them set up their own events business. This brought back old feelings from Paige. Not wanting to get rejected again, Paige tried to guard her heart especially since Jake doesn’t seem to be willing to fully trust his feelings for her. Jake has some serious issues in this book. He’s broody and tortured as all get out. In other words, he’s irresistible. Paige doesn’t stand a chance. I enjoyed the evolution of their relationship starting from when a very young Paige met Jake and then later on as adults. The attraction between Jake […]

Review: Showmance by L.H. Cosway

» 25 May, 2016 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Showmance by L.H. Cosway

Overall, I enjoyed this book, but I also have some issues with it. I won’t go into the summary of this book anymore since there are plenty of reviews out there who’s done a magnificent job of doing that. So let’s just start with the stuff that I did like and enjoyed. One, the characters. Damon is your perfect broken, broody hero that’s so talented and yet still endearingly awkward at the same time. I enjoyed that tortured, brooding aspect of his character and liked how he slowly opened up to Rose. I love me some cocky, swaggerring heroes but it’s refreshing to read about a hero who is confident but also has a vulnerable and sensitive side to him. Damon was like that to me. He’s gorgeous and talented but he wasn’t a cocky alphahole. Rose, I liked as well. I always appreciate and love stories where the heroine has a career and dreams of her own and she just doesn’t exist to please the hero or change him or whatever. Her backstory along with Julian was heartbreaking but she still maintains a can do attitude. Speaking of Julian…oh my lawd, I want his book so bad. He stole the show along with my heart. He’s the […]

Review + Author Q&A: Nobody But You (by Jill Shalvis

» 4 April, 2016 » Authors, Book Tours, Reviews » 2 comments

Review + Author Q&A: Nobody But You (by Jill Shalvis

What can I say? Jill Shalvis has a way of taking a simple, straightforward story and turning into an engaging, funny, and sizzling hot book. Nobody But You delivered on its premise, and then some. This book is feel-good romance at its best. Jacob Kincaid is back in Cedar Ridge and ready to finally face the family he abandoned when he signed for the military. But he wants to do it on his own terms. Sophie meanwhile is down on her luck after divorcing her philandering husband. She got her revenge by taking his precious boat from him. Except that Sophie hated being on it. Worst of all, she had to sneak around Cedar Ridge lake just so she can find a place to moor for free. This brought her in contact with Jacob Kincaid who didn’t really appreciate a stranger using his private dock as her personal mooring place. Their first meeting was hilarious. Their second meeting was even more so except that you can actually feel the simmering attraction between them. And Jill Shalvis just has the skill to bring those out in her dialogue. The banter in this book was amazing, and that’s just not limited to the interaction between Jacob and Sophie but to […]

Review: Cuff Me (New York’s Finest #3) by Lauren Layne

» 2 April, 2016 » Authors, Reviews » 2 comments

Review: Cuff Me (New York’s Finest #3) by Lauren Layne

My favorite book in the series so far. Lauren Layne delivered another heartwarming tale of love between two partner police officers who found themselves dealing with new or maybe not so new feelings for one another. Three about Vincent Moretti. One, he’s great at his job. Two, he loves his interfering Italian family. And three, he cares about his long time partner Jill Henley. Sure. He’s taciturn and doesn’t suffer for fools but anyone can see that he cares about those closest to him. So when Jill has to leave for three months to take care of a family emergency, Vince found himself feeling things he never felt before. But then Jill came back along with a few changes that totally threw Vince for a loop. I got to admit that for a while there, I was worried that the book might turn to one of my least favorite trope in romance. But once again, Lauren Layne proves that she is adept at walking that fine line between angsty and sweet, and Cuff Me has both of those. I loved the chemistry between Jill and Vince. They caught my attention during Frisk Me and their story did not disappoint. I love the natural progression of their relationship. Plus […]

ARC Review: Elastic Hearts (Hearts #3) by Claire Contreras

» 21 March, 2016 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

ARC Review: Elastic Hearts (Hearts #3) by Claire Contreras

“You are every goal I never knew I wanted.” I became a huge fan of Claire Contreras and this series when I read Kaleidoscope Hearts last year. By the time Paper Hearts was released, I may have graduated to stalker status. So when I heard that she’s going to write a book on Victor, I was over the moon. Elastic Hearts is the third installment of the Hearts series, and I have to say that the tone of this book is more lighthearted compared to the angst fest Claire served up in the previous two installments. This tripped me up a bit. While I did enjoy Elastic Hearts, I didn’t fully get invested in Victor and Nicole’s story until the second half. Victor was an up and coming lawyer when he and Nicole met and had a brief fling together. Unfortunately, Nicole also happens to be the boss’ daughter which spelled the end of their “relationship.” Fast forward to years later, Nicole is about to get divorced and Victor is about to be made partner but not before being assigned as Nicole’s divorce attorney. The story gives us a brief glimpse of the past, about why nothing came about the hot fling they had. It also gave readers […]

Review: Dirty Ride by Chantal Fernando

» 1 March, 2016 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Dirty Ride by Chantal Fernando

Short, sweet, and sexy. If you’re in the mood for those three things then you’re going to enjoy Dirty Ride. Tina is on the run from an abusive relationship trying to start a new life. Then she meets Ardan AKA Irish, and suddenly, all bets are off. Despite being part of a motorcycle club, Ardan is a full on protective alpha. He’s sweet and like most alphas in this category, he doesn’t take no for an answer. And he quickly dismantled Tina’s reservation. I actually enjoyed the heroine, Tina. She’s very forthcoming and despite her unfortunate past, she didn’t let it get in the way of enjoying her new life and opening herself up to Ardan. There was no drama between them. Both acted like adults who knows what they want and went after it. Sure, there were issues regarding Tina’s psycho ex but because both characters has established trust between them, these issues were almost negligent in the grand scheme of things. Which is probably why I didn’t love this book as much. It was okay. It was sweet and the sexy times were plentiful but not overwhelmingly so. But the conflict overall was a bit weak. There wasn’t really a lot of development between the two […]

Launch Day Blitz: Kiss Me in Christmas by Debbie Mason

» 23 February, 2016 » Book Tours, Debbie Mason » 0 comments

Launch Day Blitz: Kiss Me in Christmas by Debbie Mason

Hey, Racy Lit Readers! Join us as we celebrate the release of Debbie Mason’s new book called Kiss Me in Christmas. It’s a sweet, friends-to-lovers story between a Hollywood actress and her childhood crush set in a small town. I highly recommend this book to readers who love small-town romances. Title: Kiss Me in Christmas Author: Debbie Mason Publisher: Forever Buy Links: Amazon | iBooks Synopsis It’s always been you… Actress Chloe O’Connor has become America’s sweetheart, but back in little Christmas, Colorado, she’s still remembered as a shy, awkward schoolgirl. And there’s no one she dreads (and secretly wants) to see more than her high school crush, Easton McBride. Just one look from the former star quarterback and it’s like she’s instantly transformed from daytime drama queen to tongue-tied teenager. She’s kissed Hollywood actors and famous cover models, so she can certainly play it cool while turning up the heat, right? After an injury ended his military career, Easton McBride built a good life in the rugged countryside of his hometown. And the last thing he needs is his quiet solitude shattered by a high-maintenance temptress who isn’t anything like the sweet Chloe he misses. While he enjoys the flirtation with this new bold and beautiful woman, […]