Thursday, August 25, 2016

NEW RELEASE: THE SCANDAL (BILLIONAIRE'S BEACH) BY CHRISTIE RIDGWAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE SCANDAL (BILLIONAIRE'S BEACH)  BY CHRISTIE RIDGWAY

 

 

 

Release Date:  August 25, 2016

 

 

 

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USA Today bestselling author Christie Ridgway takes you back to Billionaire’s Beach! Three graduates of the first all-female class of the prestigious Continental Butler Academy go surfside to find work, play…and love. Read their stories in The Scandal, The Seduction, and The Secret.

Sara Smythe sought refuge from unwanted notoriety at the Nueva Vida estate in Malibu, California. As the butler, it’s up to her to turn the empty house into a welcoming showplace, though the owner isn’t in residence…until he arrives one fateful day.

Wealthy businessman Joaquin Weatherford seeks peace and quiet too—only to discover he has a housemate in the guise of a sexy and beautiful blonde butler. He’s been immersed in work, but now he has time to smell the roses—and the perfume of the oh-so-tempting Sara. Neither is looking for romance, let alone love, but under a California sun two wary hearts will open to a brighter future together.

 

 

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REVIEW:  THE SCANDAL (BILLIONAIRE'S BEACH)  BY CHRISTIE RIDGWAY

 

The Scandal (Billionaire's Beach Book 4)The Scandal by Christie Ridgway

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


An author that can keep readers invested, is worth every penny spent. Sara despite her strength of character has found herself in a spot and in need of a secure place to escape her lapse in judgement and the infamy that came with it. Her haven becomes a complicated mess when she finds herself working as a butler and in over her head with the attractive man of the house. Joaquin and Sara make an interesting pair. The workaholic and the infamous maiden away from the distractions of the outside world, find everything one can ask for. The Scandal, supplies a wonderful escape from the dismal and a chance to step into the sun.



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EXCERPT REVEAL: AN INDECENT PROPOSAL (THE O'MALLEYS) BY KATEE ROBERT









Title: An Indecent Proposal
Author: Katee Robert
Series: The O’Malley Series #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing- Forever



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AN INDECENT PROPOSAL  (THE O'MALLEYS) BY KATEE ROBERT



Release Date:  August 30, 2016



SYNOPSIS

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert continues her smoking-hot series about the O'Malleys-wealthy, powerful, and full of scandalous family secrets.

Greed. Ambition. Violence. Those are the "values" Olivia Rashidi learned from her Russian mob family-and the values she must leave behind for the sake of her daughter. When she meets Cillian O'Malley, she recognizes the red flag of his family name . . . yet she still can't stop herself from seeing the smoldering, tortured man. To save her family, Olivia sets out to discover Cillian's own secrets, but the real revelation is how fast-and how hard-she's falling for him.

Plagued by a violent past, Cillian is more vulnerable than anyone realizes. Anyone except Olivia, whose beauty, compassion, and pride have him at "hello," even if she's more inclined to say good-bye to an O'Malley. While his proposal of sex with no strings seems simple, what he feels for her isn't, especially after he learns that she belongs to a rival crime family. Cillian knows that there is no escape from the life, but Olivia may be worth trying-and dying-for . . .


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My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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Cillian and Olivia are like a bad cliche'. Their love story reads like a Greek tragedy. Surrounded by violence, ambition and sadness, each is searching for a way to escape. Katee Robert's story of sacrifice, survival and redemption is lead by courageous central characters who are more than the danger, darkness and tragedy embedded in their DNA. Each has to overcome obstacles ranging from guilt, to unknown enemies and secrets in order to find the strength to leave behind the bitterness and mistrust ingrained in their souls. It is amazing to me how flexible an author Ms. Robert is proving to be. Her street smart heroes and heroines are as intriguing as her suave heroes and sassy heroines. An Indecent Proposal has that edge of danger that good girls love.



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New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. She found romance novels at age twelve and it changed her life. When not writing sexy contemporary and speculative fiction romance novels, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her wee ones, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

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EXCERPT

“Thanks.” There it was again, that look that threatened to curl her toes. He reached out and took the washcloth from her and tossed it onto the nightstand. “I’m going to kiss you now.”
She should object, move away, do something other than rest her hands on the top of his thighs and tilt her head up. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Didn’t the last few years teach you anything? Apparently not, because she wanted Cillian to kiss her again, and she wanted him to kiss her now.
Truth be told, she wanted him to do a whole lot more than that.
Olivia licked her lips. “Okay.”
His lips quirked up at the edges. “I can see I’m blowing your socks off. Let’s see if I can do better.” He cupped her face with one hand and then his mouth was on hers, soft and teasing, testing—nothing like the forceful kiss that started everything last night. She opened for him immediately, driven by the lightning dancing just beneath her skin. She wished she could blame it on being skin-starved, but the truth was that this man was doing more with a near-innocent kiss than Sergei had ever done with his entire body and hours at his disposal. I am in so much trouble.
Then Cillian’s tongue stroked hers and she was lost. She gripped his thighs as he explored her mouth, giving herself permission to do some exploring of her own. He was all lean muscle, as if he’d been melted down and stuck in a forge, only to come out new. She ran her hands up his legs, stopping just short of his hips.
He took it from there. He ran his fingers through her hair and down her back, inching her closer until there was nothing more than a breath of distance between them. It would have been so damn easy to lean forward and touch him, pressing her body against his, but the separation was almost unbearably erotic. She shivered again, tilting her head back to give him better access.
She’d never been kissed like this, like she was something to be savored…valued. Like he had all the time in the world and he’d still never get enough.
Common sense tried to rear up and remind her that it was a goddamn kiss, not a lifetime commitment, but then his thumb feathered across the underside of her breast, and all rational reasoning flew right out the window.
He rested his forehead against hers, and groaned. “You’re making it hard to be good, sweetheart.”



HAPPY BOOK DAY: ALWAYS THE ONE BY C.C. MONROE




Title: Always the One
Author: C.C. Monroe
Release Date: August 25
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Synopsis

Friendships are defined as a bond between two people, a building of a strong connection and like for one another. Usually excluding romantic or sexual feelings. Now what occurs when the typical doesn't happen and friendship turns to love?

Trey Adams spends his days working with music and pining over his longtime best friend, Shayla Donovan. The only thing holding him back is his past, a past where love only hurts and leaves you. To love Shayla the way he desires may be a long, arduous road.

Shayla Donovan has lived thirteen years of her life with a secret she is ready to confess. Pushing her fear aside may be the only way she can move forward in helping Trey learn the meaning of true love.

On their journey to finding love, these two souls will fight battles bigger than they could ever imagine.

*This novel contains mature subject matter, such as explicit sexual situations and coarse language, please refrain from reading if these things offend you. This story is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. Hot, sensitive, alpha male, with an HEA.



REVIEW:  ALWAYS THE ONE BY C.C. MONROE

Always the OneAlways the One by C.C. Monroe

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


There are different phases to every relationship. How can a simple four letter word cause misunderstanding and hurt? Always the One gets down in the trenches and delivers what LOVE really means. It's not always sunshine and waterfalls. Love is about looking beyond the exterior and getting to know all pieces even the dark and hurtful ones. I applaud Ms. Monroe for her gritty and at times toxic portrayal of all angles of the emotion. Trey and Shayla gave a collision course of wisdom on the matter.



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Excerpt

Tonight proved our love is stronger than anything—the feelings and emotions all real.

The only light in the room is the burning fireplace, crackling across the way from the bed. I watch the orange and yellow flames mesh, regaining my bearings. Shay’s warmth on top of my chest is welcoming, helping me relax. I notice she’s been silent for a few minutes, and when I look down I'm met by her sleeping form.

Everything that has happened in the past twenty-four hours wore my girl out. But I'm more than happy just sitting here listening to her light breathing as she sleeps. She looks beautiful, like nothing in this world could disturb her. I want this moment to last forever. I want my time with her to last far past the time we are given here on earth. I don't know if I believe in eternity, but she sure makes me hopeful that there will be one. She makes me feel like the day I was born only half of me entered the world while the other half of me waited with her and the day we met was the day I became complete again.

Lightly, I move the backside of my fingers down her cheek, and when my thumb makes it to her lips I graze the round edges. Remembering the way she kissed me back when I took away her virginity. Looking at her now, I feel a sense of completion. I’m not only falling, but in essence, also surrendering my heart, soul, and body for the chance to love someone.

This is the moment that changes a boy into a man. The moment one falls in love. Not only am I responsible for loving this woman, but I'm also now in charge of protecting her heart and honoring any promise I give her from here on out.

For women, virginity is the one thing that they give to someone that they’ve fallen in love with. Well, most women. The one thing they give away as a symbol of their love and commitment to their partner. But what virginity is to women, is what a heart is to a man. We save that shit with us until the right woman comes along to claim it. That's when we then give it away, without a second thought or regret. Shayla took my heart, and I will never be able to get it back.

“Why are you looking at me like that?” Her voice is soft and laced in a sleepy rasp.

“You look beautiful when you sleep.”

She searches my eyes, seeing if I’m lying or hiding anything from her. Letting her gaze falter for a second she moves on, accepting my answer. She stretches before placing her head back on her spot above my heart.

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Ever since I was a young girl, I have loved the idea of love. Now that I'm older and have love in my life, I still love the concept of LOVE. More so, I believe in the power of love on paper. Writing the stories of the characters in my head.








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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

HAPPY BOOK DAY: FURIOUS RUSH BY S. C. STEPHENS

 

 

 

 

 

Title: FURIOUS RUSH

Author: S.C. Stephens

On Sale: August 23, 2016

Publisher: Forever

Format: Trade Paperback & eBook

Price: $12.99 USD (TP) / $4.99 USD (eBook)

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FURIOUS RUSH BY S. C. STEPHENS

 

 

Release Date:  August 23, 2016

 

 

 

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The first in an emotion-fueled, New Adult series from the #1 bestselling author of the Thoughtless novels!

 

Too fast, too furious—and way too hot to handle…

 

Mackenzie Cox has a lot to prove. Daughter of a racing legend, she is eager to show the world that she has inherited her father's talent in the male-dominated sport of professional motorcycle racing. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonized by her rival team's newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Plucked from the world of illegal street racing, Hayden immediately gets under Kenzie's skin. His insinuations that Kenzie is a spoiled princess who was handed her career fuels her desire to win, and much to her surprise, Kenzie soon learns she performs better when she's racing against Hayden.

 

As Kenzie and Hayden push each other on the track, the electric energy between them off the track shifts into an intense—and strictly forbidden—attraction. The only rule between their two ultra-competitive teams is zero contact. Kenzie always does her best to play by the rules, but when her team slips into a financial crisis, she has no choice but to turn to Hayden for help. The tension simmers during their secret, late-night rendezvous, but Kenzie has too much to lose to give in to her desires. Especially when she begins to doubt that Hayden has completely left his street life behind...

 

 

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Furious RushFurious Rush by S.C. Stephens

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Extreme sports are a big draw to sports enthusiasts. The adrenaline rush, expensive machines and death defying stunts are breathtaking. Furious Rush captures all the thrills of this risky sport and goes one step further by mixing in the most heart stopping adventure of all. Falling in love. Kenzie's adventurous spirit leads her down some treacherous roads and some spotty choices. Hayden is a bad boy with a need for speed and the heart of a champion. Kenzie was a lot of fun, she was sassy when she had to be, brutal when necessary but her choices were always her own and that makes for a strong and remarkable main character.



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“Do you have any idea who this guy is, and why the hell he’s on our track?”

Myles tilted his head as he thought. “Don’t know, but if he’s on the track before noon, your dad must have hired him. The Bennetis know not to break that rule. Not after what happened last time.”

The last time a Benneti stepped foot on our track before they were allowed to, that Benneti had found himself duct-taped to the flagpole in the middle of the track. Naked. Of course, the Benneti team had gotten us back by breaking all the windows in the garage doors. They were still boarded over, since we couldn’t afford to fix them yet. For the sake of our bank account, Dad had ordered every Cox racer not to continue the paybacks, no matter how warranted they were.

Ignoring Myles’s chuckle, I renewed my inspection of the racer. The new rider was fast, and ridiculously good—his setup on the corners was perfectly timed, and he kept his body low, hanging off the bike so that nothing was over the center line but his outside arm and leg; his “triangle of daylight”—the space between his inside knee and the bike—was so beautiful that Dad would probably photograph it and hang it on his office wall. Considering the furious competition at the professional level—races were won or lost by mere seconds—and considering how much time, energy, and resources were spent on training new riders, I wasn’t too surprised this guy was top-notch. With the upcoming racing season so close, any person Dad brought onto our team would be impressive. Dad wouldn’t settle for anything less than amazing; he couldn’t afford to. Yet another reason I was feeling a profound pressure to perform. There was no free ride for Jordan Cox’s daughter; I had to earn my place, same as everyone else.

When number 43 finally finished his set and slowed to exit the track, Myles let out a low whistle. “Not bad. He reminds me of you.” Frowning, I peeked up at him. His dark eyes sparkled with amusement. “No guts, no glory, balls-to-the-wall racing, like you have something to prove every time you go out there.” He raised a dark eyebrow at me, but I remained silent. Having to prove myself was a daily occurrence, and Myles knew that.

The rider exited the track at the same place where we were standing with our bikes. He slowed to a stop directly in front of us, shut off his motorcycle, and removed his helmet. My jaw dropped to my chest, and my eyes bugged out of my skull. No. It was not possible. But the long-dulled desires starting to tingle back to life at just the sight of him told me it was possible. The man who was proudly wearing the number 43 was the same drop-dead-gorgeous man who’d won the street race early this morning. What the hell was he doing here—on my turf—looking for all the world like he belonged?

In the bright sunshine, I could see that his eyes were actually a light shade of green. There was a devious glint in them that silently promised that every day with him would be even more intriguing than the last. Add that to his dirty-blond hair, rugged jawline, perfect bone structure, athletic build, and perfectly full lips that hinted at a treasure trove of untold pleasures, and you got a man who attracted a lot of attention everywhere he went—as I’d witnessed last night by the swarm of groupies surrounding him while he’d been illegally racing.

No way. There was no way Dad had hired this guy!

Hopping off his bike, the stranger ran a hand through his sweat-soaked hair. The shaggy strands were sticking up every which way now, and the chaotic hairstyle was too damn appealing. A small groan slipped from me in my shock. Get it together, Kenzie.

His emerald eyes swung my way, taking me in, and I held my breath and stood a little straighter. Did he recognize me like I recognized him? Did I want him to? Damn it . . . what was his name again? And why the hell did he have to have such incredible eyes? Green with flecks of gold, penetrating and intense, like when he was looking at you—truly looking at you—nothing else around him mattered. I could easily picture him studying the track with that unrelenting gaze. I could also picture him studying my curves with that superheated stare. Goddammit, no. This couldn’t seriously be happening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. C. Stephens is a #1 bestselling author who spends her every free moment creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance. In addition to writing, she enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family. She and her two children reside in the Pacific Northwest.

 

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NEW RELEASE: THE SAPPHIRE HEIST (JEWEL) BY LAUREN BLAKELY

 

 

 

 

 

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✮✮✮ THE SAPPHIRE HEIST is here! The highly anticipated conclusion of New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely’s new contemporary romance Jewel Novel series, this enemies-to-lovers series is filled with sex, wit, glamour, and high stakes, with a rugged, ex-military, dirty-talking alpha hero! Don’t miss this explosive and passionate series! ✮✮✮

 

 


 

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He grabbed her waist and slammed her close. Her breath caught. He nipped her earlobe.

 

“Admit it,” he growled. “Admit I am masterful at darts. Then, and only then, will I accept your rematch offer.”

 

She shook her head and made a move to reach for the dart in his hand. Like she was trying to subtly snatch it away. He clamped his palm around it and raised an eyebrow.

 

“You trying to pickpocket me?”

 

“If pickpocketing from your hand counts, then yes. I was.”

 

“You need a lesson in proper pickpocketing then, woman. You’re too obvious. Like you were in the alley earlier today.”

 

“You’re telling me you know how to pick pockets, too?” She narrowed her eyes, skepticism in her tone as she grabbed her iced tea from the nearby counter and took a drink.

 

He laughed. “I do. I don’t do it often, but it’s a useful skill.”

 

She put down the glass, then parked her hands on her hips, hiking up her purse on her shoulder. “Teach me.”

 

“Can’t really teach you everything in one night, but it’s all about the art of deception,” he said as he led her back to the dartboard. Grabbing a dart from the green felt, he raised it and took aim at the bull’s-eye. Her gaze followed the dart. “That means you need to get the person to look elsewhere, like at the dartboard.”

 

She nodded and stared at the dartboard. For one second. Two seconds. Three. Then it dawned on her. When she snapped her focus back to him, he brandished her wallet.

 

“You got that from my purse,” she said, stomping a foot.

 

“I sure did. But that was the point. To show you how it’s done.”

 

“OK,” she said, wiggling her fingers. “Let me try.”

 

He taught her a few basic distraction tricks, and she practiced on him, dipping her hands in his pockets and trying to pilfer his watch. She was no pro, and he was aware of her moves every time. But her technique improved with the brief lesson. However, the constant gliding of her hands into his pockets zapped his focus away from teaching and onto the next phase of tonight.

 

“That’s all for today’s lesson,” he said, since he had no more interest in being out with her. “Need to get you alone now.”

 

Her eyes told him she wanted that, too. “Let’s say good night to Marie.”

 

She’d been busy all evening pulling the tap and pouring drinks, so he drummed his fingertips against the bar, tipped an imaginary hat to her, and waved good-bye. But she beckoned them over. “Hey. You found your sexy fisherman,” Marie said to Steph, flicking her long braid off her shoulder so it hung down her back. She turned to Jake. “And you found my favorite mermaid.”

 

“We did find each other,” Steph said in a sweet voice that nailed him right in the heart. We found each other.Those words. They pulsed with double meaning.


 

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Keep your lover close and your enemy closer…

 

After giving in to a fiery night of passion, island adventurer Steph Anderson and bounty hunter Jake Harlowe are back to square one. With millions in stolen jewels at stake, it’s hard for Steph not to question her new partner’s true motives—no matter how sexy he might be. Jake is hungry for more of Steph, but he can sense her growing mistrust, which only fuels his own doubts. Worse, there’s undeniable evidence that someone else is now after the jewels—and that they are both in real danger.

 

Fighting against their magnetic attraction is a distraction these two can’t afford. In order to survive, they’ll have to pull off one more heist—and trust each other with something even more precious than jewels: their hearts.


 

 

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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Ms. Blakely is a masterful story teller. She likes to take her readers to the edge by writing provocative stories that merge suspense, romance and good versus evil. Her imaginative narrative is composed in such a way that at times there is difficulty in determining who the culprits are. The Jewel series has the adventure, the puzzle and the heated attraction of forbidden romance. The Sapphire Heist is the continuation to The Jewel Affair. Steph and Jake are on the run searching for answers, fighting an attraction and with the mystery surrounding the stolen jewels, questioning if they should trust each other. Each new twists, had me spellbound and the flames thrown in this heated battle of intrigue is worth the burn and red herrings thrown in for good measure.



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My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Lauren Blakely takes shock value to a new level with The Sapphire Affair, the revealing introduction to her new Jewel series. Steph and Jake find themselves delving into a world full of dangerous secrets and sizzling passion that may end up proving fatal with one false step. An explosive attraction between people with trust issues and hidden agendas made for an exciting, confusing and sensual journey into the unknown. Ms. Blakely does suspense like she never has before. A jaw dropping, thrill.



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Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1 million books. She is known for her sexy contemporary romance style that’s full of heat, heart and humor. A devout fan of cake and canines, Lauren has plotted entire novels while walking her four-legged friends. She lives in California with her family. With ten New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than fifty times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire as well as standalone romantic comedies like BIG ROCK and MISTER O, which were both instant New York Times Bestsellers. In the fall she’ll release WELL HUNG, another romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter:laurenblakely.com/newsletter.

 

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THE REBEL'S RETURN (RED RIVER) BY VICTORIA JAMES

 

 

Release Date:  August 22, 2016

 

 

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Natalia Puccini has spent her entire life playing by her overbearing but well-intentioned Italian family's rules...except the one time she took a chance on a bad boy and fell hard. She's worked to get her life back on track so when Aiden McCann comes sauntering back into town with his heart-stopping smile, Natalia vows not to fall for him again. There's no way she'll let him mess with her perfectly planned life...and there's no way she'll let him near her heart again...

Now reformed and a self-made success, Aiden is tormented by regrets and secrets. He left Red River years ago filled with anger and resentment and a promise to never come back. But when his ill father needs help, Aiden knows it's time to face the mess he left behind, and face the one woman he never got over. It doesn't matter how beautiful or intriguing she is, though, because he'll never be able to give her what she needs. As soon as his father is healthy, Aiden is leaving Red River...for good.

 

 

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars


How do you move forward when the past grabs hold of your present? The Rebel's Return puts it all out there. Love, lust, loss and regret are major stepping stones on Aiden and Natalia's path to forgiveness. Both are rebels with something to prove. Nat wants her family's approval and respect on her own terms. Aiden longs for respect and wants to move on from his reckless youth. The way people see us is how we perceive ourselves to be. The key is to not let negativity shape who we are. With The Rebel's Return, Ms. James crafted a story of maturity and hard faced lessons that are contemplative and motivating.



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THE EARL'S RETURN (MARRIAGE MART MAYHEM) BY CALLIE HUTTON

 

 

Release Date:  August 22, 2016

 

 

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London, 1819. Four years ago, Darius, the Earl of Redgrave fled London two weeks before his wedding to Lady Mary’s sister and married another woman. Now a widower, he has returned to seek a new wife.

One woman catches his eye . . .

At first, Lady Mary doesn’t recognize the handsome lord as the cad who ran out on her sister. After giving him the cut direct in a London ballroom, she finds herself running into him everywhere she goes, and fighting a forbidden attraction. Not only has Mary sworn off men, Redgrave is so very wrong for her. But she cannot stop thinking of his kisses. Redgrave means to stay away from Mary but it is impossible. Passion between two people who can never be together is a dangerous game.

 

 

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REVIEW:  THE EARL'S RETURN (MARRIAGE MART MAYHEM) BY CALLIE HUTTON

 

The Earl's ReturnThe Earl's Return by Callie Hutton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


A mysterious flight, a secretive marriage. An instant attraction. A forbidden love affair. The Earl's Return is like lightning in a bottle. Sparks fly, turbulence ensues but love finds a way. Mary is devoted to her family, her spirit is fierce but her heart is torn. Darius is a man of mystery. Scandal dogs him and secrets haunt him. The biggest obstacle that stands in the way of these two are the events of four years prior. Mary's family was destroyed, her sister left heartbroken and unanswered questions have lingered for years. Nothing came easy with this couple. Complicated history lead to guilt and turmoil, but pressing forward helped mend the tatters of past mistakes.



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BEDDED BLISS (FOUND IN OBLIVION) BY CARI QUINN & TARYN ELLIOTT

 

 

Release Date:  August 22, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Michael Shawcross is living the dream, opening up for his idols,
Oblivion, on his band Warning Sign’s first tour. Until an overzealous fan goes
too far and his hard-partying ways catch up to him in the form of an ultimatum
from his manager, Lila Crandall.



Clean up your image—or else.



Single mom Chloe Adams is in Vegas for a rare girls’ night out. She wasn’t ever
supposed to be attracted to another rockstar. In fact, she’s in rockstar rehab,
and the cure for her addiction definitely isn't a sexy, smart-assed guitarist
with wicked fingers.



She never expects to accidentally end up his wife. Or to have her new husband
suddenly decide that she’s the solution to all his problems. And surprise…he’s
happy to show his appreciation in a number of interesting, inventive ways.



Pretending their marriage is real might just be the hottest proposition she’s
ever been given.



But what happens when a lie becomes the truth? 

 



 


BEYOND OBLIVION - A Rockstar Romance full of sexy fun set within the
world of our Lost in Oblivion series! You never know who you'll see show up in
the books.
 

 

 

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Bedded Bliss (Found in Oblivion, #1)Bedded Bliss by Cari Quinn

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


What made Bedded Bliss work for me is that the two main characters where total opposites but without either one the story wouldn't have been as enjoyable. The chemistry was electric. The attraction was sensuous, dialogue was saucy and the story itself was total guilty pleasure material. He needed to tone down his wild ways. She needed to amp up hers. Um. Um. Good.



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TWISTED UP (TAKING CHANCES) BY ERIN NICHOLAS

 

 

Release Date:  August 23, 2016

 

 

 

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Avery Sparks is a master at controlling chaos - and she gets plenty of opportunities as fire chief and head of emergency management in her hometown of Chance, Nebraska. The only thing she can't seem to control are her feelings when she's around Jake Mitchell, the man who was her first everything the night of their high school graduation. But Jake was so quick to leave Chance - and Avery - behind that she swore she'd move on.

While Avery's job is to minimize drama, Jake embraces the chaos of an emergency. After enlisting in the Army National Guard, Jake became a nationally recognized leader in disaster recovery. Yet a life on the road has left him restless. So when a class-four tornado wreaks havoc on Chance, he's eager to return home - and to the woman never far from his mind.

Now, Avery and Jake must team up to help their hometown weather a siege of violent storms. But it's clear to them both that nature isn't the only force they'll have to reckon with. Will Avery and Jake's whirlwind love affair be an all-new disaster - or can they recover from their stormy past to build a future together?

 

 

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Twisted Up (Taking Chances, #1)Twisted Up by Erin Nicholas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


In times of adversity is when a person discovers how strong they really are. Twisted Up has action, humor, tension and sex appeal. It also has heart, the centerpiece of every Erin Nicholas' story. The Taking Chances series is off to a fine start. In times of chaos and uncertainty a small town must band together to survive. Two estranged lovers must work together to protect the community and the people they love. Twisted Up showcases the hard work and determination of emergency workers, but also gives hope. This story shines a light on an ever growing problem, tornadoes and the havoc they leave in their wake.



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Truly, Madly, Deeply by Jeannie Moon

 

TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY (KINDLE WORLDS:  BAREFOOT BAY) BY JEANNIE MOON

 

 

 

Release Date:  August 23, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Nick DeMarco was a covert operative who breezed in and out of the lives of the people he cared about often without warning. This included his sister Josie’s best friend, Lila Novak.
Nick and Lila had a torrid affair the last time he dropped into Barefoot Bay, and now that he’s back, possibly for the long haul, he hopes she’ll forgive him for disappearing without a word.
Lila loves her life as a teacher at Mimosa High School, but her affair with Nick has thrown her a curveball she never expected. Carrying his baby, she’s faced with the loss of her job unless she agrees to do the last thing she wants to do – marry him.

Truly, Madly, Deeply is set in Roxanne St. Claire's Barefoot Bay Kindle World but can be read as a standalone

 

 

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Truly, Madly, Deeply (Barefoot Bay Kindle World)Truly, Madly, Deeply by Jeannie Moon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Life is too short to have to deal with mean spirited people. So if you have nothing good to say, don't speak at all. Jeannie Moon tackles the misery caused by gossip and how hope can bloom from the ashes of despair. Lila quickly learned that spitefulness has no age limit and no zip code. Even beauty hides ugliness. Misery loves to breed chaos and that is exactly what she faces down with integrity and grace. Nick, needs direction after being dealt a life changing blow. Can the beauty of Barefoot Bay smother the uncertainty of his future?  Such a lovely story. Not even this ideal place is heavenly all the time.



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ONLY IN YOUR ARMS (KINDLE WORLDS:  BAREFOOT BAY) BY DEBRA FISK

 

 

Release Date:  August 23, 2016

 

 

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Tracking down leads to his partner’s murder was all that mattered to Detective Noah Donavan, and finding Marco Talarico was his number one priority. When his captain makes him take vacation or face suspension, Noah uses the time to do some sleuthing in Barefoot Bay, the location of his suspect.

Luciana Talarico has been dreaming of making a name for herself her entire life. When her new business idea finals in the Golden Ticket Contest, she can’t get out of New York fast enough--saying goodbye to her dead end job and her overbearing family. Too bad her dead beat brother picks that moment to get into trouble—again! If that weren’t enough, running head first into Noah is a distraction her heart wants but could ruin everything.

Noah uses his connections in Barefoot Bay to go undercover. Using Marco’s sister, Luciana isn’t the best idea he’s ever had but it’s the only one he’s got. Too bad she’s everything he could hope for and more. When the two meet the sparks fly, but with so much at risk for both of them, will they give in to their hearts?

 

 

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REVIEW:  ONLY IN YOUR ARMS (KINDLE WORLDS:  BAREFOOT BAY) BY DEBRA FISK

 

Only In Your ArmsOnly In Your Arms by Debra Fisk

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Things just got way more complicated for the man with the plan. Noah needs answers. A fallen comrade and missing suspect lead him to the beautiful Barefoot Bay. Who-dun-its are my closet addiction and I'm always up for a little romantic enticement. Only In Your Arms delivers heat and deceit. Luciana dreams are on the verge of reality, when her screw up brother lands himself in hot water. His misfortune leads her into dangerous territory. One wrong move could cost her more than she's willing to risk. The lure of Luciana and Noah is the train wreck you know is coming but can't look away from. Anytime I can visit Barefoot Bay is an adventure.



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FURIOUS RUSH BY S. C. STEPHENS

 

 

Release Date:  August 23, 2016

 

 

 

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The first in an emotion-fueled, New Adult series from the #1 bestselling author of the Thoughtless novels!

 

Too fast, too furious—and way too hot to handle…

 

Mackenzie Cox has a lot to prove. Daughter of a racing legend, she is eager to show the world that she has inherited her father's talent in the male-dominated sport of professional motorcycle racing. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonized by her rival team's newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Plucked from the world of illegal street racing, Hayden immediately gets under Kenzie's skin. His insinuations that Kenzie is a spoiled princess who was handed her career fuels her desire to win, and much to her surprise, Kenzie soon learns she performs better when she's racing against Hayden.

 

As Kenzie and Hayden push each other on the track, the electric energy between them off the track shifts into an intense—and strictly forbidden—attraction. The only rule between their two ultra-competitive teams is zero contact. Kenzie always does her best to play by the rules, but when her team slips into a financial crisis, she has no choice but to turn to Hayden for help. The tension simmers during their secret, late-night rendezvous, but Kenzie has too much to lose to give in to her desires. Especially when she begins to doubt that Hayden has completely left his street life behind...

 

 

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Furious RushFurious Rush by S.C. Stephens

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Extreme sports are a big draw to sports enthusiasts. The adrenaline rush, expensive machines and death defying stunts are breathtaking. Furious Rush captures all the thrills of this risky sport and goes one step further by mixing in the most heart stopping adventure of all. Falling in love. Kenzie's adventurous spirit leads her down some treacherous roads and some spotty choices. Hayden is a bad boy with a need for speed and the heart of a champion. Kenzie was a lot of fun, she was sassy when she had to be, brutal when necessary but her choices were always her own and that makes for a strong and remarkable main character.



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SHOW ME HOW (THATCH) BY MOLLY MCADAMS

 

 

 

Release Date:  August 23, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams delivers another heart-wrenching, emotional novel in her Thatch series…

After her first love was ripped from her grasp four years earlier, Charlie Easton was sure she would never be able to trust anyone with the shattered pieces of her heart again. That is, until Deacon Carver forces himself into her life, and makes those pieces swirl in chaos. But Charlie doesn't know how to let him in… until a stranger stumbles upon a notebook filled with her innermost secrets, and shows her how.

Deacon Carver is known for sleeping his way through the town of Thatch, as well as the surrounding cities—something he used to take pride in. But that persona has haunted Deacon ever since he decided to leave that life behind for the girl he wants more than anything: Charlie Easton.

But when another girl falls into Deacon's life, allowing him to be himself without judgment for his past, will their conversations hinder his relationship with Charlie … even if he's never seen her?

 

 

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REVIEW:  SHOW ME HOW (THATCH) BY MOLLY MCADAMS

 

Show Me How (Thatch, #3)Show Me How by Molly McAdams

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Stories with first person narrative make for powerful storytelling. It allows the reader to experience the events in the characters lives almost first hand. For that reason, Show Me How is impacting because the ability to empathize and understand Charlie's grief and self doubt as well as Deacon's journey from playboy to changed man are more relatable. There is no handy pocketbook to show the way to travel through tragedies, obstacles and growing as a person. We're all winging it, learning as we go and hoping we get it right. Show Me How is about owning choices we make and gaining knowledge from the past to help create a better person.



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WITH EVERY BREATH (SLOW BURN) BY MAYA BANKS

 

 

Release Date:  August 23, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

#1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and sizzling Slow Burn series with this fourth book—a mesmerizingly sexy tale of a strong, brilliant woman who encounters the one man who makes her lose all control.

Eliza Cummings fought free of a monster who terrorized her when she was an innocent teenager and helped put him away for good. She took a job with Devereaux Security Services and devoted every hour to taking down the very thing she’d nearly become. No one, not even those closest to her, know her darkest, shameful secrets. But now the killer has been set free on a legal loophole and it’s only a matter of time before he comes for her. Eliza's only choice is to run and lead the monster away from the people she loves.

Wade Sterling has always lived by his own rules, a law unto himself who answers to no one. He’s never professed to be a good man, and he’s definitely not hero material. Wade never allows anyone close enough to see the man behind the impenetrable mask—but one woman threatens his carefully leashed control. He took a bullet for her and the result was more than a piece of metal entrenched in his skin. She was under his skin and nothing he did rid himself of the woman with the courage of a warrior and who thinks nothing of putting her life before others.

But when Wade sees a panicked and haunted Eliza he knows something is very wrong, because the fool woman has never been afraid of anything. And when she tries to run, the primal beast barely lurking beneath his deceptively polished façade erupts in a rage. She may not know it, but she belongs to him. This time, Eliza isn't going to play the protector. She was damn well going to be the protected. And as long as Wade breathes, no one will ever hurt what is his.

 

 

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REVIEW:  WITH EVERY BREATH (SLOW BURN) BY MAYA BANKS

 

With Every Breath (Slow Burn, #4)With Every Breath by Maya Banks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Maya Banks is an author that I have been reading since her Pregnancy and Passion series was originally published in 2013. Her Harlequin stories are treasures that I repeatedly return to and are a major part of my favorites collection. I had no idea about her double life as a suspense writer, so it took me a while to wrap my head around the bone chilling terror of With Ever Breath. Only a twisted mind could torture an innocent in the way Eliza endured. Her experience has made her stronger and determined to protect others from her haunting history. Emotionally scarred, yet her inner strength was to think of others. An exceptional character. Wade and Eliza are united by darkness but the courage to rise above all of that is the true message. Addictive, heartbreaking and glorious story of the courage of two wounded souls searching for redemption. Had to finish, hard to forget.



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TRUSTING THE SEAL (SAVING THE SEALS) BY LESLIE NORTH

 

 

 

Release Date:  August 23, 2016

 

 

 

 

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Spencer Nixon has spent his whole life pursuing justice, starting with becoming a Navy SEAL in the aftermath of 9/11. When a member of his team is killed by a mysterious sniper, he has to clear his name and the names of his comrades. With their only lead missing, Spencer persuades their prime suspect’s daughter to hire him as her bodyguard.

The last thing beautiful PR woman Toni Williams wants is to be under Spencer’s protection, but her billionaire father’s ties to vital intelligence mean it’s a necessity. Still, there are worst things than having a hunky SEAL watch your every move. Spencer doesn’t trust her or her father, Coran Williams, but when Toni saves his life, he suddenly has no choice.

Even as things heat up between them, Spencer tries to keep Toni at arm’s length for the sake of his mission. But when his investigation reveals her father’s ties to a dangerous organization, it complicates things even further. Now, he’ll have to decide what he’s willing to do to bring her father to justice, and avenge his team mate--even if it means sacrificing his relationship with Toni in the process.

 

 

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REVIEW:  TRUSTING THE SEAL (SAVING THE SEALS) BY LESLIE NORTH

 

Trusting the SEAL (Saving the SEALs #3)Trusting the SEAL by Leslie North

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


It's hard to stay sane when the world is crashing in around you. Spencer is familiar with the loss of control. All he holds sacred his career, honor and the memory of a friend are put at risk due to a dangerous unknown enemy. Leslie North swings back into action mode with Trusting the Seal. She delivers risky adventures, heated romance and alpha males that are easy on the eyes but murder on the heart. Can always count on this author to deliver romance for any mood.




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MONTANA RESCUE (THE WILDEST OF BIRCH BAY) BY KIM LAW

 

 

Release Date:  August 23, 2016

 

 

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Championship bull rider Nick Wilde is the face of Montana Pro Rodeo, with all the acclaim and fans he can handle. But is that enough? Contemplating his next career move, he’s come home to his family’s cherry orchard—and to his childhood crush, helicopter pilot Harper Stone. But Harper’s not quite the sexy, badass girl he once lusted after. Recently widowed, she’s broken in two. Wanting to help her move on, Nick finds himself aching for the kind of stability he never had as a child.

True love comes once if you’re lucky, and Harper already had her shot. An accident took her husband eighteen months ago and left only pain and guilt in his place. Now Nick is waking up her body and heart to everything she might still have to gain…or lose. A second chance is more than she thinks she deserves. But with a man like Nick doing the persuading, maybe it’s time to try.

 

 

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REVIEW:  MONTANA RESCUE (THE WILDEST OF BIRCH BAY) BY KIM LAW

 

Montana Rescue (The Wildes of Birch Bay, #2)Montana Rescue by Kim Law

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I have a deep respect for Kim Law as a writer. She does not shy away from human complexities and deep rooted emotional scars. She shines a light on mental instability, depression and tragedies in subtle ways which makes them all the more profound. Harper and Nick have dealt with many obstacles. Nick managed to rise above a life of emotional neglect to make a success of his professional career but has yet to overcome his childhood and find the same success in his personal life. Harper is struggling with a devastating loss that sends her spiraling into a depression that has her questioning herself, her life and the accident that left her a widow. Montana Rescue strength lies in it's inspiring message and it's beautiful backdrops. Heart and soul I fell.



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BODY SHOT (LAST SHOT) BY KELLY JAMIESON

 

 

Release Date:  August 23, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

The bestselling author of the Heller Brothers series stirs up a tempting cocktail of fun and seduction as a sexy SEAL-turned-bartender treats a buttoned-up scientist to a wild weekend . . . and a change of heart.

Former Navy SEAL Beck Whitcomb left a world of privilege to prove he could make his own way. Money, mansions, expensive cars—none of it could heal the loss of his older brother, or buy his parents’ love. Now, after using his trust fund to open the Conquistadors tequila bar with his brothers-in-arms, Beck has it all: good friends, fine liquor, and hot hookups. When it comes to women, commitment’s not his thing—until he gets a taste of the pretty professor who walks into his bar . . . and winds up in his bed.

Hayden Miles knows all too well that emotional decisions can lead to heartbreak, and nothing screams “bad decision” like a playboy bartender with inked biceps and a wicked smile. Still, their chemistry is off-the-charts explosive—and Hayden knows her chemistry. For once, this good girl longs to let loose. But is she willing to risk the pain to quench her thirst? With the promise of more on the table, Hayden’s eager to believe . . . before she misses her shot.

 

 

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Body Shot (Last Shot, #1)Body Shot by Kelly Jamieson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


All work and no play makes for a stressful dull life. Beck is about to show Hayden how fun relaxation can be. Cute at first sight. These two work hard but Beck knows how to relieve stress and let go. Hayden needs a few pointers in that department. Their first meeting was one for the record books, I have never laughed so hard in my entire life. Embarassing? Yes, but there was a vulnerability there that added to the charm. It also provided a peek at the fledgling embers of attraction before they blossomed into an inferno. I have just began to become acquainted with Ms. Jamieson body of work and I am impressed. The heated build up is slower but the stories are beautiful. Body Shot sets the tone for an exciting series.



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ALWAYS THE ONE BY C.C. MONROE

 

 

Release Date:  August 25, 2016

 

 

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Friendships are defined as a bond between two people, a building of a strong connection and like for one another. Usually excluding romantic or sexual feelings. Now what occurs when the typical doesn’t happen and friendship turns to love?

Trey Adams spends his days working with music and pining over his longtime best friend, Shayla Donovan. The only thing holding him back is his past, a past where love only hurts and leaves you. To love Shayla the way he desires may be a long, arduous road.

Shayla Donovan has lived thirteen years of her life with a secret she is ready to confess. Pushing her fear aside may be the only way she can move forward in helping Trey learn the meaning of true love.

On their journey to finding love, these two souls will fight battles bigger than they could ever imagine.

*This novel contains mature subject matter, such as explicit sexual situations and coarse language, please refrain from reading if these things offend you. This story is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. Hot, sensitive, alpha male, with an HEA.

 

 

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Always the OneAlways the One by C.C. Monroe

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


There are different phases to every relationship. How can a simple four letter word cause misunderstanding and hurt? Always the One gets down in the trenches and delivers what LOVE really means. It's not always sunshine and waterfalls. Love is about looking beyond the exterior and getting to know all pieces even the dark and hurtful ones. I applaud Ms. Monroe for her gritty and at times toxic portrayal of all angles of the emotion. Trey and Shayla gave a collision course of wisdom on the matter.



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