Friday, 12 May 2017

Until Sage (Until Him) RELEASE BLITZ By Aurora Rose Reynolds

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Blurb
Sage Mayson had Kimberly Cullen once, and the memory of that brief encounter has tortured him since the moment he pushed her away. He should have followed his gut, but he didn’t, and now he’s left watching the woman he wants more than anything from afar.


Kimberly vowed to protect her heart from Sage, but when her sister is murdered and her world starts to fall apart, he’s the one person she finds herself leaning on.


Getting a second chance is something Sage knows is rare. He’s not going to squander the one he’s been given, and he won’t take no for an answer when it comes to making Kim his.


But what Sage doesn’t know is Kim has a secret that could leave them both devastated and heartbroken.


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EXCERPT
“He apologized. Don’t you think you should do the polite thing and at least hear him out?”
“I don’t know.”
“You don’t know, or you’re just too scared to find out what will happen if you do?”
“Do we have to do this right now?” I sigh, and he tosses his arm around my shoulders and pulls me into his side.
“We’ve been doing this for months now. I’ve seen the way you look at him when you think no one will notice, and I see the way he looks at you, not giving a fuck if everyone sees. Even when he thought you and I were a thing, he still made it perfectly clear to those who were watching that if by some chance he got a shot, you would be his.”
“I really think you are reading way too much into this.”
“Am I?”
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About the Author:
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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who's husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it's beauty.
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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Dominic (Cerberus MC #4) RELEASE BLITZ By Marie James




Title: Dominic
Series: Cerberus MC #4
Author: Marie James
Genre: Contemporary Romance/MC
Release Date: May 11, 2017
Blurb

Dominic Anderson knows exactly what he wants in life: simplicity, safety, and solidarity with his brothers. He’s vowed to spend each day living his life exactly how he chooses since the day his wife betrayed him and his four year military career turned into twenty.

Returning home after retirement from the Marines, he’s traded the sand in the Middle East for that of the New Mexico desert, Humvees for a motorcycle, and the comradery of men in uniform for the occasional woman at his feet.

Life was perfect until Makayla “Poison” Evans, Renegade MC Princess, knocked on his door, bruises on her face, neck, and arms, and no money to pay the cab driver. Pink hair, perfect body, and a mouth that Dom yearned to teach a million lessons, Mak asks more from him than he’s conceded to a woman in decades.

She needs his help, his protection, and against his better judgment, she expects him to keep her secrets. Only her secrets are deadly, dangerous, and have the potential to start a war between two MCs.

At what point does safeguarding a woman become a betrayal to the men Dominic calls his family? More importantly, can he get back the sanctity of his home once Makayla is no longer in the picture, or will he be forever tainted by her poison? 



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Marie James is a full-time working mother of two amazing little boys and wife of almost 13 years. She enjoys reading in her spare time, and diet coke is always near. Central Texas is where Marie calls home and has lived most of her life. With 13 published books under her belt, she has no desire to stop writing anytime soon and has dozens of book ideas to keep her busy.
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Until Sage (Until Him) By Aurora Rose Reynolds



Sage Mayson had Kimberly Cullen once, and the memory of that brief encounter has tortured him since the moment he pushed her away. He should have followed his gut, but he didn’t, and now he’s left watching the woman he wants more than anything from afar. 

Kimberly vowed to protect her heart from Sage, but when her sister is murdered and her world starts to fall apart, he’s the one person she finds herself leaning on. 

Getting a second chance is something Sage knows is rare. He’s not going to squander the one he’s been given, and he won’t take no for an answer when it comes to making Kim his.

But what Sage doesn’t know is Kim has a secret that could leave them both devastated and heartbroken


I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review....

I'm not going to lie, I'm disappointed about how the last two books turned out (TO ME) I know there are thousands who enjoyed the last two. 

But something about this one really bored me. Like, it took me awhile to read it and usually I can devour a book in a night, hell, an hour. But this took me a week and a half. 
I knew the story plot before it even happened. Nothing in it surprised me at all, or kept me hooked. And although I love the whole BOOM theory, I didn't feel it in the last two books.

I felt like we missed a chapter in Until Ashlyn when she's kidnapped. It all happened too fast and out of nowhere, and in this one, we got nothing. It just didn't have that BOOM effect. 

The part I did like was the adoption scenario. My mom is adopted and I can't imagine my life without my nan. She's amazing. And although most stories where adoption is involved turn out bad, I'm glad this one didn't. 
I know every story is different but when people get angry for finding out their adopted, it makes me angry. They get angry at the wrong person and it breaks my heart. 
Adoption is a beautiful thing. 
People often wonder how someone could love a child that is not theirs. They may not be blood, but they are their child. They love you just as much because you're a gift given to them. Because life, life is precious. 

Anyway... 

Back to the story...

I loved her parents. How involved they were, how much they loved her. But more than that, I loved how Sage didn't even think twice about adopting. 

Because of that part being in the story, I'm going to give it a 3*

Standing His Ground (Porter Brothers Trilogy #2) By Jamie Begley



The Porter brothers were raised to live and die by Three Rules.
One, a Porter always keeps what’s his.
Two, a Porter leaves no enemy standing.
Three…

Greer’s been searching for love in all the wrong places. He wants kids … and lots of them, so it’s time to get busy and find the lucky woman to share his bed and his life. Though there isn’t a lot to choose from in the small town of Treepoint, he has managed to narrow his choices down to three.

The strange thing is, the one he’s falling in love with remains a mystery, hiding her face and name in the messages she sends from behind her computer. The mysterious woman may dodge his questions about her identity, but it’s only a matter of time before she finds out that this Porter brother won’t back away from something he wants, and he wants her.

Come hell or high water, he will find the one who goes by KentuckyGirl and make her his, despite what anyone says, even her. And KentuckyGirl is going to find out the last Porter rule the hard way: A Porter always stands his ground and leads his prey into his waiting arms…


You know, when I was first told the Porters were getting their own books, I was kind of worried for the people they got with. They were a bunch of... well, assholes. 

But then a strange thing happened. I loved the first book in the trilogy. But Greer, Greer has always been one of those, why characters. I mean, the stuff he does... WHY????

Well, I wasn't sure where this book would go, I really didn't because let's face it, he's been an ass to.... Yep, not saying. 

Anyway, the book took a whole other direction than I thought and I actually kind of fell in love with Greer. 

Yes, you heard me. 
I fell in love with him. 

There's something about him in this book that makes you feel for him. I mean, he wants kids, loads of them and he wants to get married but he wants to get married to his Daisy... (Read to understand) and that is kind of romantic, especially for someone like Greer. 

I really did enjoy the book. 
I laughed, I got angry, and I cried... Okay, I freaking sobbed at one point but that's not the point. 
This book was EVERYTHING!!! 

I'll be reading this one again. 

5*

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Fallen Crest Home (Fallen Crest Series #6) By Tijan



It’s been years since my mother was in my life.
I healed.
I learned to accept love.
I lived.
That’s all done. She was away, and now she’s back.
I avoided her for a year and a half, but I couldn’t hide anymore.
Mason had an internship in Fallen Crest, so we headed back for the summer.
And when we got there—no one was prepared for what happened.



First off, I can't believe this book is coming to an end. I could cry. I tried, and I mean, really tried to slow down whilst reading the book, wanting to savour it. But it didn't happen. I devoured it in one sitting. 

I don't really need to go into the whole Fallen Crest background. If you haven't read the others in the series, you have seriously not lived. You are missing out immensely. There is no one like Logan and Mason Kade. 

The only downfall I find with the book is Sam's constant whining. She's soooooo depressing. I am hoping in the last book we see a new Sam. One who is fun, smiling, full of laughter. Not someone who is filled with anxiety and negativity. Because she is. She is the most negative person I've ever read. She finds problems or causes them before they can even arise. 
That said, you can't help but love her. She's been through so much and keeps being thrown another curve ball. 

And this book isn't any different for Sam. Once again, something is threatening to take Mason away from her. He's become everything to her and you see it more in this book. 
But what we also see, is Mason's feelings. He's always closed off in the other books. He doesn't say what he feels, and instead, shows it. So seeing that in this book made me love it even more. 

But the cliffhanger.... 

OMG!!! That cliffhanger!!!

Tijan is one sneaky woman leaving it like that. 

I'm just glad we don't have to wait long for the last book. It's out soon (at time of writing this review) and I will be one clicking straight away. 

5*

How to tame a beast in seven days (The Embraced) By Kerrelyn Sparks



From the brilliant imagination of Kerrelyn Sparks comes a bold new fantasy romance series in which passion and magic collide. Behold the Embraced...
As one of the Embraced—one born with magical powers—the beautiful, innocent Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away on the Isle of Moon. Now, nineteen years later, her father has returned with a frightening request. He will be executed unless Luciana returns to the mainland and marries a man feared throughout the land: a terrifying brute known as the Beast.
Luciana accepts her fate and agrees to wed the Beast—Lord Leo—in order to save her father. Soon she learns that her betrothed is also one of the Embraced. With the ability to wield lightning, Leo’s immense power strikes fear into the hearts of men. . .and his mere touch can put an end to a woman’s life. But Luciana cannot deny the passion that burns between them. How can she resist the man who scorches her soul and makes her feel intoxicated with desire—even if surrendering to him could destroy them both?


I didn't think I'd like this book, but I've been finding out more lately how much I enjoy different types of genres and time zones. 

I got into this book straight away. The Scottish accent (I think, don't quote me) was a little off putting. It was hard to read, but it soon disappears once Luciana is off the island. The book seemed to flow much easier. 

As an Embraced, Luciana has a gift of her own. She can see the dead. So haunted by her dead sister, who seems to be a little bitchy and spoiled, Lucianna has a lot to deal with when she moves. But it's not only that, she's also thrown into a whole new world. 

Leo, I loved right away. I felt so sorry for him. He seemed to keep himself secluded, always worried he'd hurt those around him, but then he meets Luciana. He knows she's not who she says she is, but he doesn't care. He wants her anyway. He just wants to know her secret and has his good friend set out to find out. Another embraced (I think) Who can shift into a dog... amongst other things. He keeps close to Luciana, listening to everything whilst she's unaware of who he really is. 

The connection between the two felt so real. They were perfect together. And the way he protected her... So romantic. Made me swoon. Hard. 

But there's more to the story then someone who can control lightening, or absorbs lightening, and someone who can speak to the dead... There's an evil king who wants Luciana's fathers land and will do nothing but get his hands on it. Even kill Luciana like he did.... (You'll have to read) 

There's so many twists and turns. The drama is unreal and had me turning the page. I just couldn't put it down. I wanted, no, needed to find out what would happen between the two. 

I will be continuing this series. I'm desperate to find out how the story will go with other characters. 

But let this book be a lesson to everyone. Do not judge a book by it's century. I was so wrong not to read this type of book before. I fully enjoyed it and it consumed me to the very last page.

5*

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Taming A Maverick (The Sterling Shore Series #1) By C.M.Owens



SALEM

Just some fun. Just one night of reckless, harmless, wild fun.

That's what I told myself the night I hooked up with quite possibly the sexiest guy I've ever known. Only, I didn't want to KNOW him. Life is a series of temporary situations, or so it's always been for me. A future revolves around the next move, but I'm still the type to live in the moment on a seldom occasion, consequences be damned.

Unless that moment happens to be unknowingly landing in bed with my brand new stepbrother. The universe is a mean, twisted jerk. And one consequence is that I have to be around him and get to know him. The worst consequence is the fact that Maverick Sterling, the infamous playboy who can't possibly be tamed, is really hard not to want more of once you've had a taste. So long as I'm not stupid enough to fall in love, it shouldn't be a big deal. Right?

MAVERICK

My life has been blissfully simple for a really long time. I have a routine. I have friends. I have family. Yet everyone seems to have less and less time, since they're all sort of trying to be adults or what the hell ever. I blame them for the fact the only girl to ever ditch me without a backward glance is suddenly under my skin. I blame my father for the fact she's a new fixture in my life. Not that I knew that before I got a little overly friendly with my new stepsister. I mean, what are the odds? It shouldn't have been possible.

But it happened. It figures the one girl I can't get out of my head is the one girl who doesn't want to be with me. At least in my head she's the only girl who doesn't want to be with me, because I tend to be arrogant like that. The point is, now she's everywhere I turn, yet she's marking a line in the sand that she thinks I really won't cross.

Obviously she doesn't know me at all.



And once again, CM Owen's amazes us with another novel. 
I've always loved Maverick. He makes me laugh and his cat, Banana's, OMG!!! 
But the cat has a side kick in this book in a form of a human. His new step-brother. Both are hilariously funny and kept me laughing throughout the book.

Salem is PERFECT for Maverick. Like, PERFECT!!!!! You couldn't have imagined a better character for him to be with. They bounced off each other and Maverick needed that. I think that's what tames him. Plus, he really doesn't like being alone. At all. And he doesn't know what he's missing until Salem walks out on him after a one night stand. 
But then he finds out she's his new step-sister and instead of being put off, he actually wants her more. 

But the two both have issues and Love is just a big one of them. But together, and okay, with Bananas and the brother, they do work it out. 

5*

Axels Brand (Death Chasers MC #3) By C.M.Owens



Fate is just a made-up word used to give us hope or absolution. We find hope when we believe bad things happen to us for a reason. We find absolution when we feel as though the wrongs of our past were just fate’s twisted design to bring us to our present, and all of it was out of our hands.

Of course, I sort of change my mind after meeting Axle. The man with scars and haunted, cold eyes. The man who only warms when he is around me. The first man I believe won’t cost me my life. The first man I’ve ever believed to actually be honorable, despite the fact he’s a ruthless criminal.

Only the craziest of fates could have put us in the paths of each other. More of a collision course, really.

Life gets complicated. Shit happens. And I sort of fall harder than I thought possible.

The first time we met, I was in my pajamas and cowering on the floorboard of his SUV, hiding from my very insane brother. Lovely first impression, I assure you.

The second time we met, I was literally skating around a bunch of corpses, because I’m slightly crazy like that. Long story.

Obviously my second impression had just as much impact as my first. Because he fell head-over-heels in love with me in that instant.

Kidding. That last part is complete bullshit. Axle is far more complicated than insta-love nonsense. Which is one of my favorite things about him.

Everything about us is perfectly complicated and wonderfully disastrous.

It’s what every girl dreams of…as long as they’re as crazy as I am.

And I’m just crazy enough to hold on, because I don’t mind being the psycho chick in roller skates, who is flipping fate the bird when it tries to intervene again. It’s just one of my quirks. Turns out, I’m Axle’s brand of crazy too.

Life should be really freaking interesting. Or catastrophic. Or psychopathic.

I guess it depends on how much madness you can embrace.



I swear to God, CM Owen's novels are getting funnier and funnier. 
I couldn't breathe at one point because I was laughing that hard. I mean, who wouldn't when a girl in pig tails, short shorts, a candy top and skates, is roller skating around a bunch of dead bodies and pick-pocketing them....

But it's not just that, it's the way she acts, who she is and yeah, it's those skates that totally did me in. She reminded me of Harley Quinn but on skates. She was a complete nutter, but a funny, kind of sane one. 

I would never have pictured her with Axel, but seeing him in this book made me fall in love with him more. He'd always been mysterious. I loved we got to see a different side to him. 

I honestly can't wait to read more from this series, but then again, I'm waiting on new books in all her series. She's just that good of a writer. 
Plus, this book had all the action and drama I needed in a book. I love the suspense and the thrill of waiting to see what happens.  

5*

Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) By Rachel Van Dyken



Lucas Thorn wasn’t born a cheater. All it took was a single moment—say, a certain disastrous incident on the night before his wedding—and boom. Reputation destroyed forever and always. So now he owns it. He has a lady friend for every night of the week (except Sundays—God’s day and all), and his rules are simple: No commitments. No exceptions.
But a certain smart-mouthed, strawberry blonde vixen is about to blow that all to hell.
Avery Black has never forgiven Lucas for cheating on her sister. And suddenly being forced to work with him is pretty much a nightmare on steroids. Of course, it does afford her the opportunity to make his life as difficult as possible. But no good revenge scheme comes without payback. Because he didn’t become the Lucas Thorn without learning a few things about women.
Now Avery’s lust for vengeance has turned into, well, lust. And if Lucas stops cheating, it’s definitely not because he’s falling in love…



As always, Rachel delivers another fun, loving romance filled with laughter. 
I couldn't put this book down. 
Poor Lucas was in for a treat when it came to Avery Black and although there's more to their story, Avery is determined to keep her job and prove to her parents that she can make it. 
She just doesn't mean to fall in love. 
With her sisters ex. 

And Lucas. 
Poor Lucas. 
He was accused of cheating and to even though evidence was pretty incriminating, he had no idea what he was doing, but to find out why, what and who, you'll have to read it. 

5*

#1 Crush By T. Gephart



Tia Monroe was smart, sassy and successful. Sure, she could get a little crazy at times—life around Tia was never boring—but that was part of her appeal. And while she didn’t see herself as ‘classically beautiful’, she had no shortage of options in the boyfriend department. She just hadn’t found one who held her interest.

Until she laid eyes on Eric Larsson, and then it was lust at first sight. 

He packed the perfect mix of smoldering sexy and unapologetic cool into his blond-haired, blue-eyed, ridiculously hot six-foot-four frame. One smile from him was enough to twist her insides, making her girlie bits tingle in the most delicious way. But it wasn’t just his looks, he was smart and funny—charming in the most a-dork-able way.

The only problem was . . . Tia had never actually met him.

Eric Larsson was one of Hollywood’s hottest movie stars, rising to the top of his game and leaving a trail of disintegrated panties in his wake. Tia’s were no exception—but she wasn’t delusional. Love, marriage and happily-ever-after were not part of her fantasy; she just wanted to meet him. Just one time. One time. Confident that just seeing him in the flesh would get him out of her system.

So, with her resolve steeled, Tia set off on a quest to make it happen while avoiding her mug shot being splayed across the five o’clock news.

The journey no doubt will make for one hell of a story.



Who's your number 1 crush??? Mines between Taylor Lautner and Jon Snow from Game of Thrones. Hell, I have so many celeb crushes, I could fill a diary. 

And I'm guessing I'm not the only one who has imagined meeting their #1 crush. Because come on... Who wouldn't want to randomly bump into their celeb crush and fall helplessly in love with them? 

Well, Tia, she does what most can't and goes out of her way to see her celeb crush. She only plans to see him, to see if he has any flaws, but her plan goes to hell when he NOTICES her. And I don't mean in a stalkerish kind of way, but in a... Do you want to go get a burger? way. 

It's a fun, light read, although I did feel kind of sorry for Tia at the end. She couldn't find a way to tell Eric how she actually met him and why, but to be fair, he did pursue her, even if she did go out of her way to meet him.

But all in all, the book is great and made me laugh.

4*

The Silver Swan By Amo Jones



Madison Montgomery comes from money and power, but when someone close to her commits the ultimate crime, Madison must live with her tainted name for the rest of her life. When she begins Riverside Preparatory Academy, the private school her father has swept her into in The Hamptons, she hopes for a fresh start. What she wasn't hoping for was the pack of bad boys who run the school; ten, to be exact. When Madison gains the attention of their leader, Bishop Vincent Hayes, a whole new world that she didn't think existed is exposed to her. A whole world that starts and ends with The Elite Kings Club and these boys, are about to flip her world upside down. Secrets are overflowing and family lies are about to be exposed. Is there more to Madison Montgomery than even she knows?



I can't believe it's taken me until now to review this book. 
I do have an excuse. 
First, my computer broke.
Then my blog was down and wouldn't let me post anything. 
Then my wifi got hacked and had a virus on. 
And then... My computer blooming broke, again, twice...

So here I am, catching up on reviews. 

BUT THIS BOOK!!! I'll never forget it. 
Even Charlotte (My Book Whore) couldn't put it down once I recommended it to her. She said it had her completely hooked and by the time we were finished, we had our own theories. For some reason, we can see this book going in a paranormal direction even though there isn't anything to say that it is. It's just a feeling. 

Silver Swan gave me all the feels. 
It kind of reminded me a little of Rachel Van Dyken's Elite Series, Tijan's, Fallen Crest and The Royals series. 

I'm not going to give anything away, but know, this book is brilliant. Book two is releasing soon and I CANNOT wait for it to be released. 

My only hang up was Madison's reaction to the boys in the book. I think she kissed everyone of them, even one's that had been an asshole to her. Well, they all were, but not as bad as some. 
She seemed kind of naive. I hope in book two we get to see a backbone on her. 

LOVED IT!! 

5*****