Δευτέρα, 18 Ιουλίου 2016

Anything but Minor by Kate Stewart **ARC Review**



 “She’s a nerd.”

“Heyyyy!”
“Okay, she’s a flight instructor.”
“Better.”
“He’s a ballplayer.”
“The best that ever was.”
“Technically, you aren’t according to MLB stats.”
“See? Total nerd. She also has no filter.”
“He’s no southern gentlemen.”
“I had one last season to prove my worth.”
“I’d never seen a game.”
“He told me he was a player.”
“She told me she was a lesbian.”
“But you fell in love with me anyway.”
“Yeah, baby, I totally did.”




5 "It was the best day of my life" stars


Alice is a girl full of life and decided to stay away from her overbearing mother who tried to have her as sheltered as possible when she was younger. When she got a new job as flight instructor in Charleston, she didn't hesitate to accept. New place, new begginings is her new moto and she is willing to enjoy life there and try anything. One day she randomly decides to go to the stadium and watch the local baseball team on a game.

Rafe Hembrey is a rising star in the minor league of baseball and he's still waiting for the phone call that would send him to the big league. When he meets Alice, he is determined to f*ck her, even though she doesn't seem to be that kind of girl.

"You aren't ready for real, and your career is about to take off."


I loved this book so much! It's definitely one of my favorites this year and I can't recommend it enough. It was well written, funny, sweet, sexy and I fell head over hills for this bonehead, Rafe. He's certainly a book boyfriend material and I swooned so many times over the things he did or said. He was the perfect mix of hot, sweet and funny!

Alice was also refreshing. She was adorable and quirky and I loved how much I could relate to her at moments. I thought she was a pretty realistic heroine and I enjoyed her obsession with google as well. I loved how they both handled some situations and no big drama took place to make the situation worse than it was supposed to be.


I also loved the secondary characters and I FLOVED the epilogue. I'm a sucker for this kind of endings, so I'm extremely pleased with how everything turned out.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Anything but Minor and I would definitely recommend this book. I'm looking forward to reading more by Kate :)

ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Δευτέρα, 27 Ιουνίου 2016

DISCLAIM (Deliver #3) by Pam Godwin **Cover Reveal**


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Camila was seventeen when Van Quiso kidnapped her. Ten years after her escape, the shackles refuse to release her. Not while there are still slave traders preying on her city. She will stop at nothing to end them. Even if that means becoming a slave again.
Returning to chains is her worst fear—and only option. They won’t know who she is or what she intends to do. She’s prepared for every complication. Except him. The one who decimated her sixteen-year-old heart.
Matias is charming, gorgeous, and dangerously seductive. He’s also untrustworthy and enshrouded in secrets. After years of no contact, he finds her—on her knees, wrists bound, in the clutches of her enemy. Will he sabotage her mission by needlessly saving her? Or will he keep her in chains and never let her go?
Adult 18+ only
Genre: Dark Romance
Expected release→ Aug 2016
DISCLAIM is book #3 in the DELIVER series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but if you intend to read the preceding books, do not read DISCLAIM first.

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Pam Godwin Books GrayScaleNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.
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Other books by Pam Godwin
DEAD OF EVE (Bk 1)
BLOOD OF EVE (Bk 2)
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Πέμπτη, 23 Ιουνίου 2016

A Beautiful Sin by Terri E. Laine & A.M. Hargrove **Blog Tour & ARC Review**

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A Beautiful Sin by A.M. Hargrove & Terri E. Laine

 Release Date: June 23rd, 2016

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Synopsis:

USA TODAY BESTSELLING authors, Terri E. Laine and A.M. Hargrove bring a new full-length standalone, Contemporary Romance novel.
 
Since I was a boy, my desire was to marry the church. To give my vows and life over to God despite the corruption in my soul.
I am a sinner, the embodiment of temptation, or so I’ve been told.
Yet, I’ve never touched, never kissed, never sought the company of another until her.
She is my weakness, my salvation, my downfall and my freedom. Our sins are bound tighter than fate.
My name is Canaan. I am an ordained Roman Catholic priest, forever and always.
Her name is Haven. She may be my destiny, my destruction.
This is not a love story, but rather a confession of all my sins.
 
Warning - A Beautiful Sin is a forbidden romance that blurs lines between passion and religious faith. Please be warned, the subject matter may be offensive to some readers.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A beautiful sin is a story of two people struggling with their demons. Demons that hunt them from the past, and they are still around in different kind of forms and won't let them find the peace they desire. Together but also seperately they will try to fight them off and the question is how is this story going to end and with what cost?

I truly enjoyed this story, it was so different from other stories I've read. To be honest, I had something very sexual and erotic in my mind when I first heard of this one, so I was surprised when I found out that it was not the case in this one. A beautiful sin has a much deeper subject and the storyline made me feel so sad for these characters.



I actually appreciated the fact that these authors don't hesitate to swim in deep waters. I came across with a topic here that I hadn't read before in a romance and even though it's a taboo , they dared and talked about it. I liked how they handled it, although I couldn't really understand a couple of things in the story, mostly some actions and thoughts by the characters, but I respect the fact that there must have been some reason behind them.

I love the writing style by these authors and their team work hasn't let me down so far, so I would recommend this to my friends. I think they handled this taboo issue pretty well, so I would love to hear about what others thought about it.

ARC was kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! :)

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About the Authors:

A.M. Hargrove:

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she made a quick decision to quit her job and reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author. She fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker (swears the coffee, chocolate, and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups), Lover of Grey Goose (and an extra dirty martini), #WalterThePuppy Lover, and if you’re ever around her for more than five minutes, you’ll find out she’s a non-stop talker.

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Terri E. Laine:

Terri E. Laine, USA Today bestselling author, left a lucrative career as a CPA to pursue her love for writing. Outside of her roles as a wife and mother of three, she’s always been a dreamer and as such became an avid reader at a young age. In her early years, she and her best friend would tell each other stories over the phone when they were bored. They called them their "soap operas" and generally revolved around whatever boy they liked at the time. Many years later, she got a crazy idea to write a novel and set out to try to publish it. With over a dozen titles published under various pen names, the rest is history. Her journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. She looks forward to many more memories to come.

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Πέμπτη, 16 Ιουνίου 2016

Say You'll Stay by Corinne Michaels **Excerpt Reveal**





Say You’ll Stay
Author: Corinne Michaels
Release Date: June 20, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance




One word.
Stay.

It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him.

That was seventeen years ago.

I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again.

Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in.

This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken . . .

** This book is a STANDALONE **


EXCERPT:


A knock on my office door causes me to stop working. “Zach?” I push my glasses up the bridge of my nose and stand. I should’ve known avoiding him wasn’t really going to work when he can roll up any ol’ time he wants. It was only a matter of time.
“Sorry to stop by without callin’, but the other night wasn’t exactly the best place for us to talk.” He removes his hat and tosses it on the chair. “I saw you in town yesterday trying to be incognito. Figured we should try to be civil.”
Civil? He can’t just show his face when he wants. He doesn’t belong here. I don’t want to see him at all, much less in my home, the one place that’s my safe haven. Damn him for not taking the fucking hint.
“Your mother said you were out here. She didn’t throw something at me, so I took that as a good sign.”
“What are you doing here?” I stand, slamming my hand on the desk. “My mother may not have thrown anything because she’s a proper Southern woman, but I’m not anymore. I’ve spent enough time in the North to not give a shit if I pelt you in the head with a stapler!” I grab it off the desk and rear back.
“Whoa! Whoa!” he says with his hands raised. “I’m not coming to start anything. I just want to see how you are. I’ve missed you.”
“Asshole!” I throw the stapler at his head. “You don’t get to miss me!”
He ducks as it makes a loud bang against the wall. Zach’s eyes widen as his lips turn up. “Seems all those years watching me play ball taught you how to throw.”
I grab the next thing I see. “You apparently sucked at teaching!”
“Felicia and I wanted to invite you over for dinner.”
He has lost his damn mind.
Zach lets out a sigh and moves closer. “I know it could be awkward, but I figured if . . .”
“If what? That there’s a chance we could be friends? Hang out even? You need your head examined if you think that’ll happen.” I don’t know if maybe he forgot how we ended things.
“Pres,” he chides.
“Don’t ‘Pres’ me! You have some nerve showing up here.”
“It was a long time ago.” I want to sock him in the face.
“Leave,” I demand.
Zach walks closer and crosses his arms across his chest.
“I’m not leaving until we settle this. I want us to get things out in the air.”
“Fine.” I grab the paper clip holder and toss it. I miss again. “That was in the air.”






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Corinne Michaels is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Salvation Series (Beloved, Beholden, Consolation, Conviction & Defenseless). She's an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.
Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn't ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha heroes are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.

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Hook (Duplicity Duet, #1) Hook by Elisabeth Grace **Review**




Women loathed me without even knowing my name. Men coveted the very idea of me.

Escort. Call girl. Prostitute. Hooker. Whore.

I'd heard it all. Done it all. 

Over the years I'd felt a lot of things about my occupation...but not regret--never regret. I had my reasons for doing what I did and nothing and no one had ever made me question them.

UNTIL MARCO VALENTI.

He'd changed me and I'd naively fed into the fairy tale.

But Marco wasn't my Prince Charming. He had secrets of his own. Secrets that would eventually rip away everything I held dear.



4.5 **Ti Amo Marco Valenti** stars

Brandi is one of the best call girls in Vegas. She's not ashamed of what she does for a living as long as her personal life stays seperated from that part of her life. She's a single mother of a special in need boy at morning and at night she works in order to pay for his medication, expensive equipment and everything in between.

Yes, I let men use my body. But I used them too. I took their money and in return I fulfilled their deepest fantasies without them having to feel ashamed.


Marco comes in Vegas for business and in the meanwhile he hires Brandi for his stay there. As soon as he meets her he gets enchanted and the attraction seems mutual between them, even though Brandi tries to keep a distance between them at first, since she can't mix her job with personal life.


But Marco seems to have some enemies in town and these enemies will interfere with them, twisting everything and making a big mess for them to solve.

Somehow my body knew what I didn't already. Marco Valenti would be the springboard in my life that caused everything to change.

I really enjoyed Hook! That was my first read by Elisabeth and after meeting those characters and her writing I can tell that it won't be my last one! But how can it be?? After that evil cliffie, I am already impatient for the next book in the series!!! Why did you do this to us?? I already have my theories, since I know italian & I'm hoping that last italian phrase means that there is hope, but all remains to be seen in the next one!

Bravo Elisabeth! I would definitely recommend this one to my friends, especially if they like a Pretty Woman kind of romance and can't wait to read the second part of Hook! Until we meet again, Marco...


ARC was kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

Τετάρτη, 1 Ιουνίου 2016

The Anatomy of Jane by Amelia LeFay **ARC Review**



 Jane 

I’ve always been on my own. My life used to consist of nothing but work, keeping Allen out of trouble, and if I had time, sleep. Then I became their maid. 

Max 

Every day more than half a million people tune in to watch my show. They trust me. I know it’s because I’m the only son of the prominent Emerson family. However, I like to believe it because I’m honest no matter what story I report on. I’m honest about everything but the man I’ve been f**king for the last four years… and now her. 

Wesley 

First I want three things: First Maxwell Emerson and Jane Chapman both in my bed. Second, to be the best bloody chef in the country. Third, to figure out how to simultaneously get the first and second things I want without any of us getting hurt.

THREE PEOPLE. 

ONE LOVE STORY….




**5 SUPER HOT STARS**

"They were like fire and ice, and I couldn't take the swift temperature changes."

Jane is a woman who has been involved in a messy situation and she quits her job as an aftermath. Now she's a maid and she is hired to clean a penthouse, but for a month she hasn't fell across her boss. Until one day she does and it changes everything.

Wesley and Max have a secret long term relationship and even though they are happily taken with each other, when they meet Jane, their interest for her makes them take decisions and things could get complicated.


Is it possible to feel jealous of a fictional character? If so, it's official. I haven't felt the need to be in a heroine's shoes for a very long time and it was about time it finally happened! Oh boy, what I wouldn't give to be Jane!! And not just for the guys and the insane sexfest they had, but because of her character as well. I totally loved her spirit and her personality and I just think it was the type of heroine I love to read about. Strong, feisty, independent and mature.

“I wasn't a good girl. I wasn't a bad girl. I was their girl.”

Loved this book so much!! It was seriously the hottest read of 2016 and one of the hottest books I've ever read! The tension, the chemistry, the sizzling hot scenes that had me drooling and the plot that was also quite interesting. I loved how there were so many aspects in this story and you didn't know what would happen next, the possibilities were endless. I also liked the secondary characters, the twists and turns and that freaking cliffie. I mean how are we supposed to wait so long for the next part after that ending??


A sexy, fun but also intense read that I can't recommend enough, especially if you enjoy MMF stories! I can't wait to read the continuation of The Anatomy of Jane! Winter can't come fast enough!

ARC was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!


Δευτέρα, 23 Μαΐου 2016

Violet by Abby Gale **Cover Reveal**








Angel was missing.
And I needed answers.
The questions were haunting me.

Was she alive? Dead? What happened to her?
The trail ended in The Club Nymph...and that was where I began.

With no help and no clues, I did the only thing I could. 

I left Dawn behind and became Violet.


Violet.
Strip-pole dancer.
An undercover.
On a mission.

In the midst of dark, mischiveous world where danger, illusion, luscious scent of sex and lingering lust rule, I didn’t only discover the truth but the unexpected empowering sensation of falling deep along the way. 
With them.
Both.







 ABBY GALE - An avid reader who turned into an author

I’m a pharmacist in the daylight and an author at nights. I was always in love with reading and one day, I discovered the passion of writing. After that day, I couldn’t stop writing. It’s the only way to stop voices in my head. 

So here I am in a few words: A pharmacist, a blogger, an avid reader, an author.

My debut novel is VIOLET. Hope, you’ll like it.