December 7, 2016

Review - Hit the Spot by J. Daniels


ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: HIT THE SPOT
Author: J. Daniels
Series: Dirty Deeds, #2
On Sale: December 6, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD
eBook: $3.99 USD


Is this love or just a game?

Tori Rivera thinks Jamie McCade is rude, arrogant, and worst of all . . . the sexiest man she's ever laid eyes on. His reputation as a player is almost as legendary as his surfing skills. No matter how her body heats up when he's around, she's determined not to be another meaningless hookup.

Jamie McCade always gets what he wants. The sickest wave. The hottest women. And Tori, with her long legs and smart mouth, is definitely the hottest one. He knows Tori wants him—hell, most women do—but she won't admit it. After months of chasing and one unforgettable kiss, it's time for Jamie to raise the stakes.

Jamie promises that soon Tori won't just want him in her bed, she'll be begging for it-and he might be right. Somehow he's found the spot in her heart that makes her open up like never before. But with all she knows about his past, can she really trust what's happening between them? Is Jamie playing for keeps or just playing to win?


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FOUR LETTER WORD, #1
HIT THE SPOT, #2



My Review

From the moment I met Jamie and Tori I was excited for this story. If you read Four Letter Word you could feel the chemistry these two had despite their love/hate relationship. I couldn’t wait to see what developed between them and see how their story unfolded. 

For those who don’t know their story here is some background info. Tori is a waitress at a restaurant Jamie frequents. Jamie is professional surfer and super cocky. Of course Jamie comes on super strong when he first meets Tori, she is dating someone and immediately appalled by his behavior. This begins our love/hate relationship because Jamie is relentless. Now we don’t see a lot of this, the story is told in the present and you can see how things are currently between them. 

After months of refusal, Jamie and Tori finally give in and hookup, but things are not so easy from here. Tori is convinced Jamie is a player and isn’t looking for more and Jamie has his work cut out for him. I really liked the chemistry and the banter between these two, but once they were together I needed more. Their relationship was super physical, which of course is hot, but I just desired to see their connection more. I wanted to feel their love for each other when reading. 

Also, I was very taken back by Jamie’s vocabulary, he didn’t feel like a surfer to me. However, I can overcome that as I am reading fiction and I am a very forgiving reader when it comes to these things. More than that I was taken back by how similar he sounded to another author’s characters. Normally this isn't something I would notice, but this particular author has a very strong voice for her alpha men. Unfortunately that provided a distraction and was a little frustrating. 

Regardless, I did enjoy Jamie and Tori’s story and if you are looking for a sexy read with fun chemistry this is your book and I think you will enjoy it. I just wanted more, but that’s me and everyone is different. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series and the Alabama Summer series. She loves curling up with a good book, drinking a ridiculous amount of coffee, and writing stories her children will never read. Daniels grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family.



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December 6, 2016

Teaser - Three Sweet Nothings by Nikki Sloane


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Five years ago, we’d been together and on fire, but the flames burned us both. Now she’s back in my life and is all my wildest fantasies in the flesh.
I want her. The desire is too powerful to argue against, but I’m not interested in what we had. This is an arrangement about pleasure and finding out who we are behind closed doors. There won’t be talk of love or any sweet nothings whispered by either of us. This time, I’ll control the heat between us and make sure neither of our hearts get too close to the flames.
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Review - Road to Nowhere by M. Robinson

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I once read that every warrior hoped an honorable death would find him. I always went looking for mine, but not even the Reaper wanted me.
I was trained to kill. I was trained to not ask why. To take orders and just march in line. Hooah motherfucker.
Life or death.
Ride or die.
And I’m not only talking about the military. I’m talking about the life that led me on the road to nowhere.
My life.
I fought for my brothers.
I fought for my family.
I fought for my country.
And I fought for her…

Never realizing I might die for them too.



My 5 Star Review

I can’t remember the last time I sat down and read a book from start to finish in one night, but I couldn’t stop Road to Nowhere if I tried. It starts off with huge emotions and broke my heart. I immediately felt so badly for Creed and wanted to see him find some peace. Then I met Mia and just wanted to know how this girl, nine years younger than Creed would play into the story. The story spans over 6 years and doesn't skip any huge gaps in time. 

I couldn’t have predicted this story and I don’t even want to give away too much for free of spoiling it. So I will just say this story which is a crossover between Good Ol Boys and The Devil Series, sort of. Mia is Lucas and Half Pint’s daughter and Creed’s MC is related to Martinez. So even though this was the first in the Road to Nowhere series you immediately felt at home if you read the other books. 

Creed is completely broken and damaged, but reading his point of view I was able to see his redeeming qualities. Then we have Mia and she was so adorable, outspoken and completely sassy you could easily fall in love with her. Mia has a crush on Creed from the very beginning, but Creed is much older and only sees Mia has a kid until she is older. Let me tell you as the story progresses it gets crazy, very quickly!

This story takes you on a ride like no other and yes it’s over the top, HOWEVER I couldn’t put it down. I was reading this book, watching my percentage get closer to 100% and not wanting the story to end. Robinson delivered an addictive, unpredictable, unputdownable story and I can’t wait to read Mia and Creed’s conclusion. I mean can’t wait, can’t wait, need it ASAP!

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Mia Ryder.
Mia fuckin’ Ryder.
I sat at the train tracks. Desperately trying not to think about her, but it was easier said than done. She came into my life like a fucking hurricane, destroying everything in her path. A girl from the right side of the tracks, which for some reason I couldn’t ever fucking fathom.
Falling for a man like me.
I had made mistakes, too many to fucking count, but life didn’t give you a do-over. All that was left for me to do was to accept them, even fucking embrace them. They became a part of me, as much as every tattoo that covered my body. Every one of them meant something to me. They were my battle scars. Far worse than the ones I got in war. In the eyes of others, they were just colorful, intricate art. 
But to me...
They were my solace and my pain.
Nothing had changed since the last time I fucking lived in this godforsaken town. No welcome home party from family or friends, no thanks or parades from the town residents for serving our country.
Nothing.
Not one fucking thing.
Everything I had done, I had done for my family, for the MC, for her…
I fought for my fucking brothers.
I fought for my goddamn country.
I fought for my girl.
Never realizing…
I might fucking die for them too.
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, and all that fucking shit. I once read that every warrior hoped a good death would find him. I always went looking for mine, but not even the Reaper wanted me. I thought fighting for something I believed in would make me a good man.
In the end, it never mattered. I would always be on the wrong side of the tracks, and they would always lead me to the wrong station. Changing my people, places, and things throughout the years didn’t help change the outcome of the choices I’d made. Of the things I’d done.
At the end of the day…
I was already nailed to the cross.

I was fucking born on it.





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M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein. 
She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left. 
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December 4, 2016

Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole









To most people, princes, princesses, counts and dukes are found only in the pages of the most famous of fairytales. Crowns, priceless jewels and gilded thrones belong only in childhood dreams.
But for some, these frivolous fancies are truth.
For some, they are real life.
On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, people have always treated me as someone special. All because of my ancestral name and legacy. All because of a connection I share to our home country’s most important family of all.
I am Caresa Acardi, the Duchessa di Parma. A blue blood of Italy. I was born to marry well. And now the marriage date is set.
I am to marry into House Savona. The family that would have been the royals had Italy not abolished the monarchy in 1946. But to the aristocrats of my home, the abolition means nothing at all.
The Savonas still hold power where it counts most.
In our tight-knit world of money, status and masked balls, they are everything and more.
And I am soon to become one of them.
I am soon to become Prince Zeno Savona’s wife…
… or at least I was, until I met Achille.
And everything changed.

My Review 

I am a huge fan of Tillie Cole, I have read all her book and I am always blown away by how she can literally write any types of books and after reading Veil of Vines I stand by that statement. Veil of Vines isn't what I have come to expect from Tillie. I have expected tough, heartbreaking emotional reads and a Veil of Vines was a lighter, fun, sexy read. BUT it also full of emotions, heart and some of forbidden love. 

Caresa is a modern girl but has entered into an arranged marriage by her parents, this marriage will save their company and her future husbands. When she arrives in Italy to complete her courtship she plans to go through with this, because family is everything. When she meets the beautiful, reserved wine maker everything changes and she begins rethinking her commitment. 

This story took me on an emotional, what's coming next journey that I couldn't put down. If you love Tillie's books or are looking for something light and fresh this is it and highly suggest jumping in!


Caresa

As my papa’s G5 began its descent, I looked out of the window beside me and waited for the plane to break through the clouds. I held my breath, body tense, then suddenly the burnt-orange remnants of daylight flooded the plane, bathing the interior with a soft, golden glow. I inhaled deeply. Italia.
Fields and fields of green and yellow created a patchwork quilt below, rolling hills and crystal-blue lakes stretching as far the eye could see. I smiled as a sense of warmth ran through me.
It was the most beautiful place on earth.
Sitting back in my wide cream leather chair, I closed my eyes and tried to prepare myself for what was coming. I was flying to Florence airport, from where I would be swiftly taken to the Palazzo Savona estate just outside of the city.
I would meet Prince Zeno.
I had met him twice before—once when I was four, of which I had no memory, and again when I was ten. The interaction we’d had as children had been brief. If I was being honest, I had found Zeno to be arrogant and rude. He had been thirteen at the time and not at all interested in meeting a ten-year-old girl from America.
Neither of us had known at the time that that our betrothal had been agreed upon two years prior. It turned out that the trip my papa had taken to Umbria when I was eight was to secure a forever-bond between the Savonas and the Acardis. King Santo and my father had planned for their only children to marry. They were already joined in business; Zeno’s arranged marriage to me would also strengthen both families’ place in society.
I thought back on my New York farewell of nine hours ago and sighed. My parents had driven me to the private hangar and said their goodbyes. My mama cried—her only child was leaving her for a new life. My papa, although sad to see me go, beamed at me with the utmost pride. He had held me close and whispered, “I have never been more proud of you than I am right now, Caresa. Savona Wines’ stock has plummeted since Santo’s death. This union will reassure all the shareholders that our business is still strong. That we are still a stable company with Zeno at the helm.”
I had given him a tight smile and boarded the plane with a promise that they would see me before the wedding. And that had been that.
I was to marry Zeno, and I hadn’t protested even once. I imagined to most modern-day women living in New York, the process of arranged marriages sounded positively medieval, even barbaric. For a blue blood, it was simply a part of life.
King Santo Savona died two months ago. The shareholders of his many Italian vineyards, the stakeholders in Savona Wines, had expected his son, Zeno, to immediately step up and take charge. Instead, Zeno had plunged himself into the party scene even harder than before—and that was quite a feat. Within weeks my papa had flown out to Umbria to see what could be done.
The answer: our imminent union.





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Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.
















November 22, 2016

Review - Fractures in Ink by Helena Hunting

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Fractures in Ink by Helena Hunting Publication Date: November 14th, 2016 Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis:

Sometimes the things we shouldn’t want become exactly what we need . . . Waitressing at a seedy strip club isn’t ideal, but it pays Sarah Adamson’s tuition. Her goal is to finish her master’s program and get a job that doesn’t involve tight skirts and groping hands. She doesn’t need distractions. Especially not the one that comes in the form of a hot-as-sin tattoo artist who works across the street from her apartment. Kicked out at sixteen, and a high school dropout, Chris Zelter is familiar with wanting things he can’t have. His fractured life has never been easy. As the product of someone else’s bad decisions, he knows exactly what happens when the wrong person controls your marionette strings. Now an accomplished tattoo artist in a renowned studio in Chicago, Chris has it together. Mostly. Apart from his infatuation with Sarah. She’s way out of his league, and Chris knows it. But he’s willing to be her bad decision. At least for now.

Excerpt:

I’d been seeking out Chris as much as I could lately, even though he was worried about my lack of sleep. My feelings for him had become like weeds, growing faster than I could contain them. I should’ve been protecting my heart instead of trying to hand it over so it could be crushed later. So tonight, instead of pushing him to talk about whatever was making him hurt, I let him have what he wanted: an escape. I could be that. I was exactly that every night I worked in the club. I was my customers’ escape from life, from the wives who ignored them, or from the girlfriends who didn’t exist. I smiled and batted my eyelashes and pretended their lewd comments were funny. Tonight I could easily be whatever Chris needed, and if that was naked and a distraction from the things outside of his control, so be it. Or that’s what I told myself as I pushed his boxers over his hips. My clothing took a little longer to remove since I was fully dressed. Chris wasn’t as slow as usual, or gentle. There was an urgency in him I’d never experienced before. What he wouldn’t give me in words, he gave me in actions. Desperation leaked through, making him frantic as he pulled my shirt over my head and fought with the clasp on my bra. “Fuck,” he groaned. “I just wanna get my hands on all of you.” I brushed him away, taking care of the bra for him. Sitting on the edge of the bed, I opened my legs and welcomed him between them. He locked shaking fingers around the waistband of my jeans and paused, his expression clouding. “You sure you’re okay with this?” “With you wanting me?” I popped the button. He lifted his gaze. “I fucking need you.” I shivered at his tone, wishing it indicated a different kind of need—a sustained one that was more than physical. But I pushed the feelings down, locked them inside my aching heart, and released my zipper. “Then you should have me.”


My Review: 

LOVE Helena Hunting, but this is actually my first book I have read in her Clipped Wings series. The first and only books I have read of hers are the romantic comedies featuring crude hockey players. I was expecting a lot more of that in Fractures in Ink, but I was pleasantly surprised to see this other side of Hunting's writing. 

We first meet Chris who is kind of a bad boy, but not in the typical sense. He had a rough childhood and suffered so much growing up, but he turned into this amazing, protective man. Chris was pretty freaking perfect, without being unrealistic. He had normal emotions and overreactions, but it just made him feel more genuine to me. I loved the way he cared about his sister, Sarah and his friends.

Sarah is a fighter, doing everything she can to remain independent, successful without compromising her values. She has an amazing internship program, but is forced to work to pay her bills while working full time for her program. Left with little choices she begins waitressing at a strip club. This environment isn’t the best and her boss is horrible, but she isn’t left with many options. 

These two are more alike than it originally seems, but Chris is a tattoo artist, covered in ink and doesn’t own a suit. He thinks Sarah deserves more but is happy to hook-up until she is ready to move onto something better. Regardless of his real feelings for her, he just wants the best for her. Sarah is happy with Chris and what they have, she doesn't want anyone else. She isn’t looking for more and sees the amazing, generous, compassionate man he is.

This story has a lot more feels and less humor, but I loved how Hunting proved she can deliver a heartfelt love story with broken characters. I actually can’t wait to go back and read the other books in the series. So while this series is so different from the Pucked series, it’s still fantastic and I highly recommend it! 

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. 

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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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