Monday, October 17, 2016

HAPPY BOOK DAY! NEW TO RETAILERS 10/18.

 

 

 

  

 

 

HIDDEN HOLLYWOOD (HAPPY ENDINGS BOOK CLUB) BY KYLIE GILMORE

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

A new standalone series from USA Today bestselling author Kylie Gilmore about the irresistibly sexy Campbell brothers (and a tomboy sister) who find love with the help of the matchmaking leader of The Happy Endings Book Club. Get your happy ending!

She’s on top…
When superstar actress Claire Jordan researched her role for the Fierce Trilogy movies, she never expected the bond she feels with the author and her romance book club aka The Happy Endings Book Club. Soon Claire finds herself confessing her secret longing for a regular guy—no more egocentric wealthy players—and the book club is all too ready to help. In disguise as a regular girl, she’s all set for a date with book-club-approved Josh Campbell.

He’s on top…
Billionaire tech CEO Jake Campbell is weary of gold-digging women, especially the glamorous superficial types. So when his identical twin Josh calls in a favor asking Jake to step in as him on a date, Jake figures one of Josh’s cute girl-next-door types might be just what he needs. One night of passion with the sweet girl-next-door leaves Jake wanting more, except she seems to have vanished.

Sometimes a Happy Ending is just the beginning.

 

 

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REVIEW:  HIDDEN HOLLYWOOD (HAPPY ENDINGS BOOK CLUB) BY KYLIE GILMORE

 

 Hidden Hollywood (Happy Endings Book Club, Book 1)Hidden Hollywood by Kylie Gilmore

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


ARC Review: Hidden Hollywood (Happy Endings Book Club) by Kylie Gilmore

Ms. Gilmore spoke to my heart with Hidden Hollywood. The Happy Endings Book Club series begins on a high note with this energetic, playful and sincere bundle of feel good fun. An addiction to books and romance helped reel me in because any lover of books I would gladly befriend. Behind the glamour and wealth of big city lives, Claire and Jake have a simpleness on their minds. Matchmaking, a little slight of hand and let the masquerade begin. A person has to be made of stone to not find pleasure in the irresistible world that is Kylie Gilmore.



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HARD TO FALL (TAKE THE FALL)  BY MARQUITA VALENTINE

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Wedding bells are ringing—and tempers are flaring—as the Take the Fall series continues in this sweet, sexy novel from the bestselling author of After We Fall (“This beautiful story kept me transfixed until the very end.”—Krista Lakes).
 
As a hardworking, hard-partying firefighter, Hayden Walker values his career and his freedom. But as the eldest son of a U.S. senator, he agreed long ago to follow in his father’s footsteps and run for office, and that means settling down and marrying the picture-perfect wife. Hayden just isn’t ready for that sort of commitment . . . not with women like beautiful, curvy Saylor Dean—the naughty bridesmaid he recognizes the morning after his buddy’s wedding—tempting Hayden to stay single forever.
 
The unwanted love child of a well-known politician, Saylor has always felt isolated and alone, her only solace the animal shelter she runs in Forrestville. Then she meets Hayden at her best friend’s wedding. During their impulsive and unforgettable night together, Saylor feels desired like never before—only to wake up and find that Hayden doesn’t remember his drunken proposal, or their hasty marriage, or her. But when the truth comes out, Saylor finds it’s a lot harder to fall out of love than in love.

 

 

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REVIEW:  HARD TO FALL (TAKE THE FALL)  BY MARQUITA VALENTINE

 

Hard to Fall (Take the Fall, #4)Hard to Fall by Marquita Valentine

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Marquita Valentine, made it easy to fall in love with Hayden and Saylor. The hard part was saying goodbye to these extraordinary characters. Hayden is a bad boy masquerading as the dutiful son of a powerful politician. Saylor, has lived as a source of secrecy and shame. An accident of birth has left her insecure, isolated and searching for a place to belong. Can the bad boy with the perfect life be the answer to her prayers? Will the totally wrong woman end up saving Hayden from himself? I received an ARC of Hard to Fall in exchange for an honest review. The badge of a gifted author is the ability to allow the reader to get carried away and become a part of the journey. Ms. Valentine succeeded and created a well written story. A powerhouse of emotion that inspires and entertains. 5++++++.



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TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH (WEDDING BELLES) BY LAUREN LAYNE

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in The Wedding Belles, a contemporary and witty romance series about three high-powered New York City women who can plan any wedding—but their own.

Alexis Morgan has spent the past six years devoted to turning her tiny start-up into Manhattan’s premiere wedding planning company, The Wedding Belles. Now that her business is thriving, it’s time to turn towards her much neglected personal life, and Alexis approaches her relationships like she does everything else: with a plan. Not a part of that plan is Logan Harris, the silent partner in the Belles, and the one person who’s been there for her since the very beginning. But Alexis needs someone fun, and Logan’s all business, all the time—except when a late night at the office ends with an unexpected kiss that leaves the usually cool and together Alexis reeling.

Logan has lusted after Alexis since the day he walked into the tiny Harlem apartment that used to double as her office. But the ambitious wedding planner has always been untouchable...until now. Alexis has made it clear that she’s on the dating market—and equally clear that he’s not in the running. But when Alexis finds herself in need of a date for her sister’s last minute wedding in Florida, Logan knows it’s the perfect time to show Alexis that there’s more to him than numbers and spreadsheets—and beneath the pinstripes and glasses lies a hot-blooded heartthrob. As Florida’s sultry days turn into even hotter nights, Logan’s out to convince Alexis that the fling of a lifetime could just maybe turn into forever...

 

 

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REVIEW:  TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH (WEDDING BELLES) BY LAUREN LAYNE

 

To Love and to Cherish (The Wedding Belles, #3)To Love and to Cherish by Lauren Layne

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Logan may not have all the standard qualities of a heartthrob, but what he lacks in flamboyant sex appeal, he makes up for with his heart. That was evidenced in the way he helped out a stranger in need of a friend. Alexis took him for granted, but I don't think she did so maliciously. Her dedication to her business success, made her clueless to the gift that had been right in front of her for years. Her very own Prince Charming. The Wedding Belles series combines words of wisdom, adorable characters and witty but emotional filled plot lines into a sentimental bundle of joy. Logan is my favorite character.



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TELL ME AGAIN BY MICHELLE MAJOR

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

As a teenager, Samantha Carlton used a career in modeling to break free from her painful childhood—walking away from her reckless twin sister, an alcoholic mother, and the boy she loved. Yet she never outran the guilt of abandoning her family. When the past shows up on her doorstep in the form of her late sister’s daughter, Sam opens her home and her heart to the girl she never knew existed. But it’s not so easy to face the man she left behind…

Sam had shattered Trevor Kincaid’s heart, and he’d sought comfort in her sister’s arms. But he’d pledged to shield his daughter, Grace, from the drama that followed the Carlton women. Now Grace has tracked down Sam, and Trevor is forced to deal with the one woman he wanted to forget.

History has a way of repeating itself, and the sparks between Sam and Trevor reignite an old flame. But as much as Sam wants a new future, is walking away again easier than risking her heart for a second chance at love?

 

 

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REVIEW:  TELL ME AGAIN BY MICHELLE MAJOR

 

Tell Me AgainTell Me Again by Michelle Major

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


The mistakes of the past impact the decisions of the future. Tell Me Again is a convoluted story of youth, betrayal and healing. Trevor and Sam have a complicated history that culminated in a trail of broken hearts and promises unkept. At the center of the heartbreaking drama lies Sam's choice to escape a traumatic childhood and create a better life for herself. That decision put into motion a chain of events that changed the lives of Trevor, her first love and Bryce, her twin sister. Years later, with a surprise visitor Sam comes face to face with her past. And a painful truth is revealed. Ms. Major has composed a haunting aria. Trevor, Bryce and Sam sonata had more twists than a maze but winding road was dramatic, emotional and worth the bumps along the way.



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CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE (EVER AFTER) BY MELISSA MCCLONE

 

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

A royal wedding. A meddlesome mother. An unexpected union.

A European getaway during the Christmas holiday is exactly what veterinarian Katrina “Kat” Parsons needs. She can’t wait to be a bridesmaid in her childhood friend’s royal wedding, but she hopes to steer clear of the bride’s arrogant older brother.

Crown Prince Guillaume wants his younger sister’s wedding day to be perfect, but he’s suspicious of Kat. He and his mother on are on high alert, afraid Kat is not just there for the wedding, but also to find a prince of her own.

But when Kat’s kindness and generosity prove them wrong, the prince realizes there’s more to her than he ever imagined. Can he trust his heart or will he lose the one woman he can’t live without?

The Ever After series
Book 1: The Honeymoon Prize
Book 2: The Cinderella Princess
Book 3: Christmas at the Castle

 

 

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REVIEW:  CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE (EVER AFTER) BY MELISSA MCCLONE

 

Christmas at the Castle (The Ever After series Book 3)Christmas at the Castle by Melissa McClone

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Christmas at the Castle is a fantasy come to life. Kat and Gill's story is a classic in the making. Ms. Mcclone presented these characters in a way that gave an almost ethereal quality to their romance. Kat was magic with her big heart and affinity for animals. Selflessness is an amazing quality to have and she exuded it perfectly. Gill was not a bad person but past hurts made him wary. He was a protector of those that mattered to him and he hid his heart behind mistrust and pain. Kat was his beacon in a storm. If only he would heed his heart and open his mind. Christmas at the Castle emits creativity in a way that allows the characters to come alive and welcome readers into a world of enchantment.



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A VERY WICKED CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY BY  Heather Boyd , Barbara Monajem , Nicola Davidson , Wendy Vella , Donna Cummings , Beverley Oakley

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

Have Yourself A Very Wicked Christmas!

Six of today’s most popular regency romance authors come together to deliver a holiday anthology full of passion, promise, and scandalous dalliance.

In Heather Boyd’s The Christmas Affair, a lonely shopkeeper offers shelter to a beautiful, not so innocent miss to overcome the bitter memories of Christmases past, but could such a wicked connection ever lead to a happily-ever-after?

A dashing spy with marriage on his mind seeks to rekindle the spark by any means possible with the woman who claimed his heart in Love at First Dance by Barbara Monajem.

A scandalous widow rescues the man of her dreams - but his secrets could destroy their love in Nicola Davidson's Joy to the Earl.

A masquerade ball was no place to be reckless with your innocence, and yet one scorching look at the masked highwayman urges Miss Partridge to do just that in Mistletoe and the Marquess by Wendy Vella.

In Lord Misrule by Donna Cummings, a young widow chooses a handsome rogue to be her first lover, but his regrets from a past Christmas may end their affair before it even commences.

A blue-stocking becomes a courtesan to escape a murderer in The Glittering Prize, an intrigue-filled romance by Beverley Oakley about finding love where it’s least expected.

This is an all-new collection of stand-alone complete works.

 

 

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REVIEW:  A VERY WICKED CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY BY  Heather Boyd , Barbara Monajem , Nicola Davidson , Wendy Vella , Donna Cummings , Beverley Oakley

 

 A Very Wicked Christmas AnthologyA Very Wicked Christmas Anthology by Heather Boyd

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Whether looking for excitement, chill or someday wickedly naughty thrills A Very Wicked Christmas has a lot to offer. Beverley Oakley brings on the action with the cat and mouse suspense of The Glittering Prize. Wendy Villa and Donna Cummings kick the temperature level up a notch with the scandalous liaisons of the ton. Heather Boyd and Barbara Monajem deliver sensual pleasure in surprising packages. Nicolas Davidson proves that good things come to those who wait in her story of mysteries and scintillating romance. To heat up the cool winter nights, A Very Wicked Christmas brings the heat to chase away the bite.



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COWBOY KARMA (COWBOY COCKTAIL) BY MIA HOPKINS

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

Who needs luck when you can get Lucky?

When Harmony Santos’s boyfriend dumps her on her birthday, she doesn’t get mad. She gets lucky…with a mysterious cowboy whose bedroom eyes and rough edges bring out her inner bad girl. But when their one-night rodeo turns into more than a rebound, Harmony worries her heart hasn’t healed enough to take on someone new—even if that someone is as sweet as he is sexy.

Tie-down roper Lucky Garcia can’t believe his good fortune. A shot at national finals and now this—his longtime crush, in his arms at last. The more time he spends with Harmony, the harder he falls for her. But financial demands and family responsibilities take him further and further away from her—as does his secret fear she hasn’t quite gotten over her dickhead ex.

Behind closed doors, Lucky and Harmony are filthy perfection. But when reality comes knocking, the star-crossed lovers must decide: walk away intact, or risk it all for a chance at happiness.

Get ready for rope tricks, spanking, self-pleasure, and a smoking-hot cowboy who puts the big D in Dominant.

 

 

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REVIEW:  COWBOY KARMA (COWBOY COCKTAIL) BY MIA HOPKINS

 

Cowboy Karma (Cowboy Cocktail #4)Cowboy Karma by Mia Hopkins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A bad boy with a heart of gold and a thirst for more. Lucky is rugged, dedicated and obsessed. Loyal to family, devoted to friends and obsessed with living life. Beyond the rough and tumble image lies a man who will risk it all for family and the girl that got away. Harmony left country life behind to settle down and become a responsible adult but when a broken heart sends this birthday girl heading for home, she quickly rediscovers the benefits of country living. The MacKinnons, Santos and Garcias are as wild as the land they live on. They work, live and love as hard as they play. There's something to be said for a man who will risk his own happiness to help the woman he loves. Cowboy Karma brings the heat but has a good dose of heart as well.



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CHRISTMAS JOY BY NANCY NAIGLE

 

 

 

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

A heartwarming Christmas story about family, friendship and finding love in unexpected places.

Joy Holbrook might be all work and no play, but that changes when her Aunt Ruby takes a fall that lands her in a rehabilitation center before the holidays. Joy takes a leave of absence from her job as a market researcher to run the family farm, even though the timing may hinder her chance at garnering the promotion of her dreams.

Ben Andrews isn’t your average accountant. He also happens to be the handiest man in Crystal Falls. He’s helped his elderly neighbor, Ruby Johnson, decorate for the annual Christmas Home Tour—and win—the last several years. He’s not about to let some drop-in niece break their winning streak.

Ruby seems overly concerned about Joy being able to handle Molly. Under the impression she’s referring Molly the bunny that is one of the menagerie of animals, Joy’s not worried at all until the next morning when a little girl named Molly shows up. For the sake of her aunt, Joy is forced to partner with Ben while Ruby is on the mend to help with preparation for the Christmas tour and, in the process finds her career-focused heart dreaming of a family.

Will the magic of Christmas help her to open her heart and find her everlasting joy?

 

 

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REVIEW:  CHRISTMAS JOY BY NANCY NAIGLE

 

Christmas Joy: A NovelChristmas Joy: A Novel by Nancy Naigle

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Nancy Naigle is not an author I read on a regular basis. So when I get the chance to do so, I consider it a treat. With lives moving at a fast pace, it's always nice to find that moment to unwind. For me reading is my relaxation. I received a copy of Christmas Joy in exchange for an honest review. Reminiscent of a simpler time, the citizens of Crystal Falls welcomed me with open arms and shared abundantly the fruits of their knowledge. Small town stories are a weakness for me because I feel like a part of the family. Love is the driving force behind every smile and outsiders may be wary at first but tend to stay a while. Christmas Joy is about appreciating the people you love and experiencing the surprises life throws your way. Ms. Naigle proves that less is more. A novel can still enrich the mind and stir the senses with less sex and more TLC.



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