Wednesday, January 24, 2018

LOVE ME LIKE THIS (THE MORRISONS #3)

Eight years have passed since Justin Morrison first laid eyes on Taylor and fell head over heels in love with her, even though he knew she could never be his. He's tried everything he can to get over her--including moving to another country--but she's still the only woman he'll ever want.

Eight years is a heck of a long time to secretly love someone. Taylor knows all too well how impossible it is to forget a man as sexy, sweet, and brilliant as Justin Morrison. So when he turns up on the doorstep of her Napa Valley bed and breakfast, she can't help but long for the happily-ever-after of her dreams.

As Taylor and Justin spend beautifully romantic mornings together watching the sun rise over the vineyards--and can't help but fall into each other's arms on wickedly sexy nights--it looks like they might finally get their chance at the love they've been waiting for. But will the secret Taylor has been keeping shatter everything in the end?

Release Date: January 24, 2018
Oak Press, LLC
The Morrisons #3
Contemporary Romance
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:

Bella Andre is back with another wonderful installment in her wonderful Morrisons series. While I fell in love with her books first with the Sullivans, I have to say I fall in love with each new story Ms. Andre writes.

Let me just say I absolutely loved Justin and Taylor's story from beginning to end. The fact they both had been in love with each other from the moment they met gave me happy sighs. The fact they each waited eight years to admit their feelings to one another absolutely had me shaking my head. I was so glad Justin's sisters stepped in and got him a reservation at Taylor's new B&B when he came home for his brother's wedding.

I loved Justin and Taylor picked up being best friends again from the moment they saw each other again. I loved their friendship was a priority between them no matter else would be going on going forward. The fact they were insanely attracted to one another and wanted to spend every minute together gave me all the feels. I also loved the chemistry between Justin and Taylor was so strong. Once they finally gave into their attraction, I loved they really couldn't stay away from one another.

I will say I was surprised Taylor was so hesitant to share her big secret with Justin initially. They were so close and I just knew he would move heaven and earth to help her in any way possible. I have to say Justin handled learning about Taylor's illness just as I expected. He wanted to figure out a cure and offered to donate one of his own kidneys when he discovers she needs a transplant to save her life. I have to say this part of the story could have become way too medical if handled differently and I absolutely loved while the seriousness was never downplayed, it never took away from the romance in the story. I also loved Justin's family members being honest about concerns with the plan yet understanding in the end how it had to be. I can't say that I wouldn't be questioning my brother if he needed to do something like this for the love of his life and I loved that bit of normalcy being shown.

Love Me Like This was another wonderful story from Bella Andre. I both laughed and cried while reading this story and have to say I adore any book that makes me feel multiple emotions while reading.  


Rating: 4.5 Stars (A-)


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

SIDELINED RELEASE BLITZ


Sidelined, a sexy all-new STANDALONE from Marquita Valentine is NOW AVAILABLE!

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Sidelined by Marquita Valentine
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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 It was supposed to be the happiest time of my life.
And it was, until my husband left me.
On our honeymoon.
For the wedding planner.

Now I all I want to do is get over the humiliation with the one man I shouldn’t.
Except he's avoiding me at all costs.

But I'm not going to let Aiden McHugh get away. He might be the hottest quarterback in the NFL and my older brother’s best friend, but he doesn't intimidate me. He promised to help me and I’m holding him it… even if it means I have to convince him one seduction at a time.

Until the seduced becomes the seducer.
I no longer want to get over my ex; I just want Aiden.

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About the Author:

Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.

Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She's been called "one of the best new voices in romance" (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being "a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read" (The Book Queen).

When she's not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.


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JUDGMENT ROAD (TORPEDO INK #1)

An outlaw motorcycle club sets up shop next door to Sea Haven in the dangerously sexy new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

As the enforcer of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club, Reaper lives for riding and fighting. He's a stone-cold killer who turns his wrath on those who deserve it. Feelings are a weakness he can't afford--until a gorgeous bartender gets under his skin...

Near Sea Haven, the small town of Caspar has given Anya Rafferty a new lease on life. And she's desperate to hold on to her job at the biker bar, even if the scariest member of the club seems to have it out for her. But Reaper's imposing presence and smoldering looks just ratchet up the heat.

Anya's touch is everything Reaper doesn't want--and it brands him to the bone. But when her secrets catch up to her, Reaper will have to choose between Anya and his club--his heart and his soul.
 

Release Date: January 23, 2018
Berkley Penguin Group
Torpedo Ink #1
MC Romance
Review copy provided by publisher

Nikki’s Review:

Christine Feehan is a new to me author. I have heard great things about her writing from fellow romance fans. However, I struggle with trying new stuff. I know what I like. I'm happy to say that picking up this book was a good thing! 

Judgment Road is an MC romance. I avoid those like the plague. They are typically darker than I normally like in my romance, and cheating is rampant. Cheating in any form is a hard limit for me. I get really stabby. While this book is definitely raw and gritty, it didn't have any cheating...thank goodness! 

Reaper is a troubled soul. The abuse he suffered as a child would break just about anyone. Sometimes the descriptions of past abuse were hard to read, but it was an integral part of the story. You needed to read it to understand what makes Reaper the man he is. 

Anya is on the run and looking for a place that she can call home. Reaper doesn't want to want her, but the pull is just too strong to resist. 

The raw chemistry between these two was crazy hot. There's a lot of push and pull, but just under the surface, is a sizzling fire that's about to explode! Ms. Feehan may have made me blush a few times with the love scenes. And I loved every second of it.

There's a lot going on in this book. There's so much conflict. It felt like the hero and heroine could never catch a break. It was one hurdle after another. Ordinarily I would have eye rolled at this, but I think it worked in this book. It kept things moving at a quick pace and kept it interesting. I wanted to keep reading to see how it was going to pan out for them.

Because it's an MC romance there are some brutal scenes. The violence is thick, and the blood is plenty. But it's all very authentic to the world that Ms. Feehan has built for her Torpedo Ink MC. 

Anya is a strong character. She has to put up with a lot of crap from Reaper, but I never once felt like she was a door mat. She stood her ground and kept her head up. I probably would have folded and walked away, but she fought for her HEA.

This may have been my first Christine Feehan book, but it certainly won't be the last. She has a huge backlist that I can't wait to dig into, not to mention, I'm giddy about the next book in this series! 


Rating: 4 Stars (A)

Friday, January 19, 2018

TEMPT ME REVIEW TOUR


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Tempt Me

by Carly Phillips


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: January 16th





The single dad & the nanny ...

Burned by an ex with a wandering eye, Austin Rhodes has sworn off women. His sole focus is his young daughter - and despite his good intentions, the little girl's live-in nanny. He hired Mia Atwood to care for his child but he finds himself lusting after her instead. Keeping his distance isn’t easy but he’s determined to be a gentleman. Until Mia's past comes back to haunt her and she’s in need of Austin’s brand of protection. Suddenly she’s his in every sense of the word — and he’ll do whatever it takes to shield the woman who tempts him beyond reason.


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“So what’s your end game?”

”She paused, lowering the cup from her lips. “You’ll laugh. Or at the very least you won’t think it’s overly ambitious.”

He ignored his coffee, more interested in the fascinating woman sitting beside him. “Try me.”

“Someday I’d like a family of my own. A lot of kids not all mine. Kids who’ve been in foster care too long and never adopted because everyone wants babies.”She rubbed her cup between her palms, not meeting his gaze. “See? Nothing all that enterprising, like becoming a teacher or succeeding in business.”

He couldn’t stop staring, enthralled not just by her beauty but by her heart. “I think it’s inspiring, what you want to do.”And the man by her side when she fulfilled her dreams would be one lucky SOB. “Not for me, because been there, done that…the family and marriage thing, but I’m sure it can work for the right couple.”He shrugged, realizing he’d admitted way too much. “I hope you find what you’re looking for,”he said, meaning it.

She glanced down, her gaze sweeping over her watch on her wrist. “Oh! It’s time to pick up Bailey.”She crumbled the napkin beside her and picked up her cup as she rose to her feet.

He stood, joining her as they tossed their half-finished drinks in the trash. They headed to the car and he beat her there, opening the passenger door before she could grab the handle herself. He turned back and she stopped short. He caught her before she bumped into him, grasping her around the waist and pulling her close. She sucked in a surprised breath but didn’t back away, her face inches from his. Her mouth so damned close.

He knew better, he really did but he was tired of denying himself what he wanted and his body was definitely on board. He waited for a sign she wasn’t right there with him. If she pulled back or jerked away, he’d apologize and they’d move forward from there. Instead she swayed toward him, sealing her fate.

He grasped her waist, anchoring himself by touching her, the soft sweater doing little to hide her slender body or delicate curves. He tipped his head, sliding his tongue across her lips and with a soft moan, she parted her mouth and let him inside. She tasted of vanilla and coffee, a sweet flavor that was all Mia.

Their tongues touched, tangled, and his body came alive with a hunger he hadn’t known before.

She raised her arms, hands coming to his biceps, holding on for a brief second before she gave in and wrapped her arms around him, pulling him close, giving him all the excuse he needed to deepen the kiss. He tilted his head and consumed her, swirling his tongue around the further recesses of her mouth.

He had no wall, no car door to push her against, which was a good thing because he wouldn’t have been able to control himself if he crushed his body against hers.

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Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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Liza's Review:

Tempt Me is a single dad/nanny story and Carly Phillips did an absolutely perfect job with it. This sexy stand-alone romance, which is part of The Bachelor Bad Boys series, pulled me in from the very first page.

Austin was burned badly by his ex-wife and has no plans to every have another long-term relationship with anyone other than his daughter Bailey. However, he didn't plan on Mia Atwood, his daughter's nanny entering his life. I loved that both Austin and Mia pretty much were attracted to one another from the moment she started working as Bailey's nanny, yet they both always put Bailey's needs first. Books with kids can sometimes take away from the romance, but Ms. Phillips did an amazing job establishing Bailey's character without over powering the romance between Austin and Mia. In fact I think part of what helped Austin to feel more comfortable with Mia was how she always put Bailey's needs first.

I thought the slow burn to Austin and Mia being together totally fit with his past and Mia working for Austin. I don't know if it would have been as believable to me if they both didn't delay getting together. I was so glad when they finally gave into their attraction and made love. They had seriously smoking hot chemistry and it only grew stronger the more time they spent together.

I have to say I absolutely loved how protective Austin was of Mia once they got together. He always was protective of his daughter and it just showed even before Austin was willing to admit his feelings for Mia that he had already fallen hard. I loved watching this strong and complex man fall so hard for the first time in his life. I loved seeing Austin, Mia, and Bailey become a real family.

Tempt Me is another winner in the Bachelor Bad Boys series. While it can totally be read as a stand-alone story, I see no reason to skip out on Rock Me first to meet all the other characters in the series.

Rating: 5 Stars (A)

Nikki’s Review:

It's such a treat to dive into a new Carly Phillips novel. I know I'm going to walk away with a smile on my face. 

The characters in this book were so likeable. Austin has trust issues after being badly burned by his ex wife. Mia is looking for her happily ever after. What I loved about Austin was that he wasn't a jerk. Yes, he's commitment shy, but it didn't make him dark and broody. Don't get me wrong, dark and broody has its place, but Austin was refreshing!

Mia is the nanny to Austin's little girl, Bailey. Normally I'm not a fan of books where the children play a big role. I find most authors don't write believable children. Plus, I just don't want to read about kids in my romance. However, Carly did an amazing job with Bailey's character. She was cute and witty, but she didn't take over the plot. Her character was well placed.

I loved the push and pull in this book. I could feel the chemistry pulsing between Mia and Austin. They both want each other desperately, but they can't completely let go of what they think is best for them. Thank goodness lust took over and decided for them.

Not only was this book fun, it was emotional and sexy. I kinda had all the feels with this one. I have come to expect brilliant writing with Carly Phillips, and she certainly delivered, yet again, in this one! 

Tempt Me is a great addition to this fabulous series. It could absolutely be read as a stand alone, but why would you want to miss out on the first book, Rock Me? I mean, Ben is delicious! 


Rating: 4.5 Stars (A)