February 24, 2017

Review - Royally Matched by Emma Chase

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ROYALLY MATCHED
By Emma Chase
Release Date: Feb 21, 2017


Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.

As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.

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My 5 Star Review

I am a HUGE Emma Chase fan, I will start by saying if you haven’t read her books you should ASAP! She is one of the best at writing the male point of view, hilarious books and love stories that make you swoon. 

Royally Matched takes two things I love, reality television and fairytales and merges them together. First, I used to be addicted to reality tv, now I can’t even start them or I will look up hours later to realize I just wasted my entire day watching them. Chase uses a “Bachelor” type world in Royally Matched. A group of beautiful eligible ladies are invited to the Prince's estate for a chance to win his heart. 

Henry is just in it fun and he has no intention of actually find a spouse. He is the carefree, wild child who says and does what he pleases and makes no apologies. Now that he is the heir to the throne they are expecting more from him, but instead, he signs on for some fun and games with this reality show. Sarah is the introverted, nerdy girl who is only there to make sure her crazy sister doesn’t do anything too crazy and embarrass the family. 

For Sarah, this trip will be like a little vacation. She plans to escape her job at the library while reading and relaxing. Everyone knows how sexy and alluring Henry is, but she isn’t the type of girl to fall all over herself for a man. She is sensible and not looking to get her heartbroken. Henry and Sarah bond while he is attempting to escape the cameras. Henry finds Sarah’s realness addicting and wants to spend more time with her. In this story of opposites attract, sparks fly and Henry finds himself feeling more than he ever has before. 

I love reading stories with both point of views, especially one written so well. I loved Henry and seeing how he grew throughout the story. I love how Sarah blossomed into a more confident person and we got to see just how strong of a person she is. Henry and Sarah together were swoon worthy and made my heart so happy. I loved their moments of escape and how they truly completed each other. 

Chase writes great stories, great stories! I love her books and I am always excited to jump into the next world she creates. This world of royalty is perfect for hitting my need for romance and fairytales. It just makes my heart happy to read her books and always leaves me with a huge smile on my face. 

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 Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine. WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | NEWSLETTER | TWITTER | GOODREADS

Review - Pucked Off by Helena Hunting

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Pucked Off, an all-new emotional and sexy STANDALONE from Helena Hunting is LIVE!!

Pucked Off by Helena Hunting Genre: Contemporary Romance

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***A Standalone novel in The Pucked Series***

I’m NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance “Romance."

I’m notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I’m a player on and off the ice. I’m the one women with no inhibitions want.

Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don’t know how to be any other way.

I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does. I should cut ties. But she makes it difficult, because she’s the kind of bad I deserve.

At least that’s what I believed until someone from my past gets caught up in my present. She’s all the good things in this world. She lights up my dark.

I shouldn’t want her.

But I do.

I should leave her alone.

But I won’t. 

Excerpt:

Armed with my clipboard, I walk down the hall to the waiting room. Lance is impossible to miss. Despite the fact that he’s wearing a sweatshirt and the hood is covering half of his face, he’s more than six feet of broad, hockey-playing man. He’s so wide his shoulders encroach on the chairs on either side, which would explain why no one is sitting next to him. He’s slouched down so his head rests on the back of the chair, and his hands are clasped in his lap, a baseball cap hanging off one knee. His lips, plush and soft—I know since I’ve had them on mine; it might have been a decade ago, but I remember it clearly—are parted. He looks like he’s asleep. I clear my throat. “Lance Romero?” He doesn’t move. Bernadette, the receptionist, gives me a meaningful look. I clear my throat again and call his name a second time. He jolts awake and the hood falls back, exposing his face. It’s not in good shape. He has a black eye and bruises on his left cheek. There’s a fly bandage across one eyebrow. Sadly, he’s still hot. He blinks a few times, yawns, and smacks his lips, his tongue touching the split in the bottom one. His gaze sweeps the room and finally lands on me. Heat explodes in my cheeks and courses through my limbs, warming me from the inside out as he starts at my sneaker-clad feet and roams up over my yoga pants to my company-issued T-shirt before stopping at my face. I can’t look directly at him for more than a couple of seconds. I sincerely hope he doesn’t remember me. I cannot go there and also be professional. I’m sure the smile he gives me has melted many a panty off a slutty bunny. Mine stay right where they’re supposed to, wedged up my ass. I force a polite, professional veneer. “I’m ready for you now.”

  Armed with my clipboard, I walk down the hall to the waiting room. Lance is impossible to miss. Despite the fact that he’s wearing a sweatshirt and the hood is covering half of his face, he’s more than six feet of broad, hockey-playing man.
He’s so wide his shoulders encroach on the chairs on either side, which would explain why no one is sitting next to him. He’s slouched down so his head rests on the back of the chair, and his hands are clasped in his lap, a baseball cap hanging off one knee. His lips, plush and soft—I know since I’ve had them on mine; it might have been a decade ago, but I remember it clearly—are parted. He looks like he’s asleep.
I clear my throat. “Lance Romero?”
He doesn’t move.
Bernadette, the receptionist, gives me a meaningful look.
I clear my throat again and call his name a second time. He jolts awake and the hood falls back, exposing his face. It’s not in good shape. He has a black eye and bruises on his left cheek. There’s a fly bandage across one eyebrow.
Sadly, he’s still hot.
He blinks a few times, yawns, and smacks his lips, his tongue touching the split in the bottom one. His gaze sweeps the room and finally lands on me. Heat explodes in my cheeks and courses through my limbs, warming me from the inside out as he starts at my sneaker-clad feet and roams up over my yoga pants to my company-issued T-shirt before stopping at my face. I can’t look directly at him for more than a couple of seconds. I sincerely hope he doesn’t remember me. I cannot go there and also be professional.
I’m sure the smile he gives me has melted many a panty off a slutty bunny. Mine stay right where they’re supposed to, wedged up my ass.
I force a polite, professional veneer. “I’m ready for you now.”

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My 5 Star Review
I have been waiting what feels like forever on Lance’s book. I know my fellow Pucked lovers have been dying to know Lance’s story and to find out who his love interest is as well. However, I will go ahead and warn you, I was not prepared or expected this, at all. This book was actually so much more and I loved it. Loved it.

This series has been fun, sexy and let’s be honest at times over the top or crude at times. I compare it to a movie like Superbad. It’s hilarious, you just don’t want to watch with your parents. (Trust me, I know, I did!) This series has legit made me laugh out loud for reals multiple times. That’s why I was a little surprised with Lance’s book, its heavier and I wasn’t expecting this from Lance. 

Don’t get me wrong, this was a great thing, I loved it. I love a damaged hero and learning about Lance’s past broke my freaking heart. I mean broke it. Reading his book it all came together for me and I completely understood where Lance was coming from. I got him and the feels just broke lose. I wanted to jump into this freaking book and give him a hug. I wanted him to see his value and how much he brings out in others. 

That right there is why I loved his love interest, loved her. I am sure you will see her name a million times, but I like surprises so I won’t be sharing it. I will just say she was perfect. Not because she wasn’t flawed, but because she saw the best in him and believed him in. She was exactly what he needed. Lance needed someone who saw something deeper, something no one else bothered to look for and someone who didn’t expect anything in return. She gave that to him and so much more. 

This book is more than the other Pucked books, it’s still funny and has plenty of fun and antics, but it’s also more. I think fans of the series will love this one. I think my friends who are more into the feels will love it even if you haven’t loved the previous laugh out loud ones. Honestly I just think it’s a hit out of the park for Hunting. I couldn’t have imagined a better story for Lance. Just fantastic!!! 

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. 

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About the Author:
NYT and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She's writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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February 22, 2017

Cover Reveal - Mister Moneybags by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward



MISTER MONEYBAGS
 (A standalone novel)
Release date 4/10/2017

A Contemporary Romance Novel

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Authors

Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

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I met Bianca in an elevator.

She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck.


The beautiful, raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy because of the way I was dressed.


She had no clue I was really Dex Truitt, the wealthy, successful businessman she’d dubbed “Mister Moneybags”—her afternoon appointment.


Bianca told me how much she hated Dex’s type—snobby, over educated, silver- spooned men who didn't appreciate the simple things in life.


So, after the elevator finally started moving again, I cancelled the interview and let her believe I was someone I wasn’t—a bike messenger named Jay. I loved the way she looked at the fake me and didn't want it to end.


I began dating her as “Jay”—all the while letting her interview the real me over email.


I didn’t expect that our c
hemistry online would be just as hot.

I didn’t expect the mess I’d gotten myself into.

I didn’t expect that Jay and Dex would fall in love with her.


And she was falling for two men.


Only, both men were me.


And when she found out, we were both going to lose her.
Nothing could have prepared me for that day. And I certainly wasn't prepared for what came after.


All good things must come to an end, right? Except our ending was one I didn't see coming.


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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.  


        

 Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a fifteen-time New York Times bestseller of twelve novels. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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Other books from Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward:

Cocky Bastard

Stuck-Up Suit
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Playboy Pilot

Other books from Vi Keeland:

Standalone novels

Egomaniac

Bossman


The Baller

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

First Thing I See


Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)
Beat

Throb

MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight

Worth the Chance

Worth Forgiving

The Cole Series (2 book serial)
Belong to You

Made for You


Other books from Penelope Ward:

Mack Daddy:

RoomHate

Stepbrother Dearest

Neighbor Dearest

Sins of Sevin

Jake Undone (Jake #1)

My Skylar

Jake Understood (Jake #2)

Gemini



February 18, 2017

Review - Wardrobe Malfunction by Samantha Towle




From New York Times bestselling author, Samantha Towle, comes a new standalone romantic comedy.

Vaughn West, Hollywood heartthrob, has been at the top of his game for years. He thinks he’s untouchable—until a betrayal brings him spiraling down. Now, everyone pities him, and if there’s one thing Vaughn hates, it’s pity.

After a few months of working his way through every available actress, pop star, model, and waitress in California, Vaughn needs to get his life back on track and focus on what he does best—making hit movies.

Charlotte Michaels is in love. Just not with one person.
Louis Vuitton…
Christian Dior…
Valentino…
Gucci…
And the list goes on.

Sadly, Charly’s limited bank account doesn’t allow her those luxuries, and the closest she gets are lucky finds in charity shops and working closely with some of those names in her job as a wardrobe assistant.

Now, Charly has landed the mother of all jobs—working on the new Vaughn West movie. Excited doesn’t even cut it.

Only things don’t go as planned, and it turns out that Vaughn is actually a jerk. A hot jerk, but a jerk nonetheless.

So, why do their clothes keep falling off whenever they’re around each other? And why can’t Charly keep her mind in the closet and off Vaughn?

Getting mixed up with a smart-mouthed, fashion-obsessed wardrobe assistant is the last thing Vaughn needs.

Getting mixed up with an arrogant, self-centered, obnoxious, jumped-up actor who has a lack of respect for fashion is the last thing Charly needs.


Things are about to get hot, dirty, and messy in Hollywood. Very messy. Especially if Charly’s closely guarded secret falls out of her closet.


My Review

I love Samantha Towle’s books, but I especially loved this one because it was laugh out loud funny. In case you didn’t know laugh out loud books are one of my favorites. I love fun books, but when an author can make me lol for reals, it just puts me a great mood when reading. 

Wardrobe Malfunction is pretty fantastic in that regard. Vaughn is an A-List actor who just ended a relationship with a Hollywood starlet after learning of her infinitely with his best friend. Vaughn isn’t typically a party guy, but after the break up he jumps into the party scene. In order to get the job that will make his career, he must clean up his party boy ways. 

Charly is a wardrobe assistance and is super excited to be working with Vaughn and on such a huge project. Vaughn is one of her favorite actors or celebrity crushes. We all have them and all I imagined was what it would be like to work with one of them. Naturally, I would be a nervous wreck and I guess that’s how I can completely relate to Charly’s wardrobe malfunction with Vaughn. 

After sticking Vaughn with a pin in a very painful, inappropriate place these two are on fire. Vaughn is attracted to Charly but must maintain a squeaky clean image for the press. Vaughn is back and forth, here and there with his feelings, and Charly doesn't really know what to expect but she isn't the kind of girl to back down. 

The banter, sexual chemistry and eventual friendship had me hooked. When I wasn't laughing I was excited to turn the page and see what would happen next. I loved how they made me laugh out loud, but also hopeful for more of a connection between the two of them. This story was more than a romantic comedy and it had plenty of feels. I loved all the other characters and how they added to the story. 

Anytime I can easily get immersed in the story and stay connected is a big win for me. This book is a super fast read because you didn't want to put it down. It’s not a short book, but read quickly and flowed perfectly. I definitely recommend when you are looking for a fun, sexy read. 


Purchase links

Unsuitable is available on Amazon only. Free on Kindle Unlimited.




 

About the Author

Samantha Towle is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.

She is the author of contemporary romances, The Storm Series and The Revved Series, and stand-alones, Trouble, When I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, Unsuitable and Sacking the Quarterback, which was written with James Patterson. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringer and The Alexandra Jones Series. All of her books are penned to the tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey, and more of her favorite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.