Monday, February 18, 2019

Tomboy (The Hartigans #3) by Avery Flynn



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Ice Knights defenseman Zach Blackburn has come down with the flu, and my BFF—his PR manager—begs me to put my nursing degree to use and get him back to health. Of course she would call in a favor for the most hated man in Harbor City.

But when he’s finally on the mend and I’m sneaking out of his place, everything goes sideways. Paparazzi spot me and pictures, plus accusations that I slept with him, fly faster than a hockey puck.

At first, all of Harbor City wants my blood—or to give me a girlie-girl makeover. But then…the team finally wins a game. And now this fickle town wants me with the big jerk twenty-four seven.

Argh. I never slept with him the first time! But no one will listen. Then the grumpy bastard goes and promises to break his no-fan-appearances rule to help raise money for a free health clinic—but only if I’m rink-side at every game. That’s not a deal I can turn down.

But when the team keeps winning, and I realize there’s more to him than his bad reputation, suddenly remembering to keep my real hands off my fake date gets harder and harder to do.







My Review


Tomboy, the third in Avery's The Hartigans series, I had no idea I would enjoy the crap out of this book three as much I did (& you will too).  Between the wounded & undeniably sexy hockey alpha (-with metal bars piercing his nipples - holy wow), & the tomboy with unapologetic spirit & fierce nature to protect those who need it most, this hilariously snarky wit, hot sexy angst "Curious. Needy. Wanting more."  filled story - you won't be able to put it down.  

I don't know what drew me in more.  Maybe it was the hockey?  "...oh, for the love of Wayne Gretzky's and Martin Brodeur's love child."  Mama Hartigans double jack & coke?  Most definitely the hockey god whose had it all wrong when it comes to the kind of treatment that is deserved & the kind that is earned, versus the crazy family that has so much love & sass "...when it comes to the people we love, we do whatever it takes."  Fighting the good fight through betrayal & trust, with friends who have your back whether you ask or not.  I just can't even with this book right now. 



I love Fallon & the way her "...I-will-call-you-on-all-of-your-bullshit attitude..." does the very opposite of deterring Zach.  The ease & "I've got you." trust between these characters will get you in the gut.  Getting two stubborn, scrapper personalities together has never been sexier.
"#TeamTakeMeNow"



Be prepared to be left between not being able to take the prospect of the Ice Knights series & wanting to know why they aren't in your greedy hands already!

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

CAR CRASH (Collision Series, #2) by T. Gephart

Synopsis:

Kitty was not only beautiful but also incredibly intelligent—except when it came to relationships. It seemed if a guy was a loser, corrupt, deadbeat or unavailable, she was completely and utterly attracted to him. She definitely had a “type,” and all of them had been one bad decision after another.

Dallas had trouble of his own. Finding women wasn’t a problem—he could charm the pants off almost anyone—but most of those “pantless” women ended up being a few bananas short of a fruit basket. Not always the best candidates for his sex-without-strings philosophy. He was one date away from ending up a 60 Minutes special.

While both of them were at the top of their game professionally—she a high-powered executive assistant, and he one of the best tattooists in the city—their personal lives had become a dumpster fire.

No one in their right mind would have suggested they join forces to help each other wade through the crazy. Surely that was a recipe for disaster? But without reason, logic or even sanity on their side, they decided to do it anyway.

It was a hot mess primed for a head-on collision.

My Review
Car Crash, book two in T. Gephart's Collision Series is "...just the right amount of freaky and seductive."  Make sure to clear your schedule, once you pick this baby up, you won't be able to put it down.  An extra word to the wise, if you haven't read Train Wreck - book one, get that lapse in judgement remedied & quick.  

Like it's predecessor, Car Crash is told in first person, from dual perspectives & is as funny as it is squirm in your seat sexy... "A clit whisperer." need I say more?  In a world where these characters couldn't be more alike, yet totally different ~ this lovers-to-friends, to-lovers story is not what you might expect of a super hot romance.  It is full of hope, heart & life changing lightbulb moments that shine on the truth of self worth & perspective "I used to think it wasn't possible for me to have it all. And then I found out the only obstacle in my way was me."

Great banter & hilarious wit - sometimes lack thereof.  Kitty is beautiful & strong, down to earth & practical, just like Dallas.  Their connection & honesty about the conflicted emotions they share have made them characters I couldn't get enough of.  Real feelings.  Real friends.  Real heart.
  
Tina says it best herself "It was hot, and seductive, with the right amount of tease, toggling between deeply passionate and light and sexy."  BOOM.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Unzipped by Lauren Blakely


Everything he knows about women is about to get turned upside down…



Wanted: Dating coach to help hot nerd win back the woman of his dreams…

Picture this - I’m ready to win back the love of my life, and I’m going big this time. We’re talking boom box, sing her name in the rain, let the whole damn neighborhood know I'm good and ready this time around. After all, if you're going to grand gesture the ever-loving hell out of a second chance, you need to pull out all the stops. 

There’s only one little problem.

My college girlfriend isn't the one who shows up when I play my "I'll do anything to win you back" tune.

The woman who flings open the second-floor window tells me my ex doesn’t live here anymore. But she'll help me win her back. Anything for romance, anything for a guy so willing to go big for love. And that's what I want at first. Until I get to know my new “romance coach” and discover she’s funny, clever, and keeps me on my toes. And boy, do I ever need that. 


Now I don't want to win anyone else’s heart. I want the woman who's been helping me all along. 

Trouble is - she thinks I'm in love with someone else, and when we take off on a road trip, everything I think I know about women is about to be unzipped and turned inside out.

***
He's the last person I ever expected to pop into my life, but he might be exactly what I need to save the thing that matters most to me. All I have to do is not fall for him. 

 
Unzipped by Lauren Blakely, can officially be added to my LB favs list.  So. Much. Angst. This funny, slow burn, friends to lovers, second chances, to hot to handle contemporary romantic comedy will have you at "hello."  ~Fans of the best quotes movie romance have to offer will adore!

"...finding humor in the confusion between men and women about what the other says and what the other truly means."

This story takes hot nerd/muse & practical romantic/writer on a road trip to finding a connection that is more than physical "...flirting? Yes. Romantic tension? For sure."  A lesson in uncertainty & of being careless with ones heart.  Learning to embrace change & take a risk.  "A little dirty, a lot sexy." The humor & love of family shine through "...the power of nachos, a good cry, and a great father to lean on."

Wise advice - learn to listen, don't give up

"Sometimes we think something is one way, and it's entirely another. And that stops us in our tracks."

Can't wait for Gabe & Arden's love story... Best Laid Plans...

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Permission (Perversion Trilogy #3) by T.M. Frazier

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War breaks out in Lacking. The streets aren't safe.
When an unexpected person from my past arrives in town, I'm forced to make a choice between the life I've always wanted, and a life I never knew I could have.

I didn't know how strong I was until I met Grim.
But am I strong enough to live without him?

 PERMISSION, the conclusion of T.M. Frazier's Perversion Trilogy ties every plot line up in a tight bow - while adding gasp worthy moments.  Be prepared to find yourself hand over mouth, whispering "No." one moment, only to pull it away in the next saying "What!?!?" "...one shock after another." 

A true nail biting & heart string pulling conclusion to what has been a whirlwind gangster Romeo & Juliet tale.  "Capable of both life and death. Hate and love."  This book hits the ground running right where Possession finished off.  Survival of the fittest, where villains & allies are revealed, and a million questions are asked.  Boundless love & sacrifice for family shines through "A mother's love knows no boundaries. No laws. Neither does a fathers." Beyond sexy, raw & romantic. 

"Give ourselves to one another completely. With love, passion, and permission."

A perfect ending to a trilogy that I didn't want to end.  I loved the continued suspense & ever increasing deeps of love between all these characters.  A fantastic read & great trilogy binge read!

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

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Verity by Colleen Hoover

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Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.

Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity's notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn't expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity likely didn't intend for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of the night their family was forever altered. 

Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen's feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife's words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.



 I'm a big fan of Colleens - but honestly, how could anyone not be?  I wasn't sure what to expect with Verity, a true psychological thriller of a romance - but I can tell you I sure as hell didn't expect what I got.  "Disturbing is putting it mildly."  So well written the panic & terror are palpable.  Oh. My. God. this book is right up there with Steven King & M Night Shyamalan, yet with a love story that sucks you in & will have you so conflicted.  Shocking, sexy & mysterious, with Colleens classic wit & sarcasm.  Tragedies that bring you through a full range of emotions, from shock & heartbreak to disgust, love & heart stopping fear. 


I couldn't put this one down, even when I wanted to.  The ending, wholly crap - I can't even... Cringe-worthy at the start "Ugly and honest..."  By the end, you won't know what to believe - or if you are like me, how to feel.  A story that will make you rethink what people might be capable of in pursuit of love & success, then have you questioning assumptions you yourself make everyday...what you should believe "...to separate our reality from fiction..."


READ THIS BOOK, you just may not want to do it when you are alone.


Well done Colleen - you've truly "...pushed the envelope..." with this remarkable tale.


ARC received in exchange for an honest review.


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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Bad Reputation by S.L. Scott


 
SYNOPSIS
Being bad never felt so good.

I fell for Ally the moment I saw her. Who doesn’t like a confident, intelligent woman with curves I could spend days exploring?

Who am I kidding?
I have.
Many times.

Our story ended abruptly when she left like we weren’t meant to be. We are. So I’m calling her bluff. That’s how I ended up thousands of miles from home, standing next to a man who claims to be her fiancĂ©.

Being good has never felt so bad.

When it comes to a successful man with an incredible body and biteable jaw aka Hutton . . . let’s just say willpower is not my strong suit.

Need more?
Try bad-boy American.
You’re welcome.

Embracing my newfound good girl status, I do the right thing and start my reign. My desires no longer matter. The monarchy, the people, and my country do. There is no place for love in this new life.

But I never expected to see him again, much less standing next to my royally appointed soon-to-be fiancĂ©. 

As if that didn’t complicate things, the man I once told I love you to is wearing a perfectly tailored tuxedo and my favorite smirk. I straighten my crown and adjust my dress, realizing this good girl never stood a chance. I’ll take the bad reputation if I get him.

Being bad never felt so good.


Bad Reputation by S.L. Scott is a brilliant take on second chance royal romance.  A story that is standalone, don't miss out on the pseudo-prequel romantic suspense Everest & The Crow Brothers books - full of crossover characters you'll meet during this fantastic read.

Told in first person, from dual perspectives, Bad Reputation is loaded with "Want. Lust. Need." that will have you completely captivated from the start.  What begins as a hot romantic tryst turns into wanting more.  So much angst before true feelings are revealed.  So many questions with "A hurricane of truths..." you won't see coming.  Heartstrings pulling, emotionally raw & real "You're the fairy-tale ending I wish I could have."  Close family ties between siblings, friends who may be foe.  A story of two worlds colliding, of being torn between duty & heart, of finding the person you were meant to be "...it's up to us to create our destiny..." & of what family can be.

I love the strong female role model elements & message to never be less than extraordinary.  Just couldn't get enough of the soul deep attraction & connections that every girl dreams of.  But what got me most is the hardy love & support that shines through. "Camaraderie. Friendship. Family."  Can we have more S.L.?  A little somethin' somethin' for Bennett... 

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

My Bad (Bear Bottom Guardians MC Book 4) by Lani Lynn Vale


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Hoax knows two things very well. 

One, he’s not relationship material. Two, the nurse that treats him for erectile dysfunction is the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen, and practically has ‘the marrying type’ stamped on her forehead.

Does that stop him from wanting her? No. 

Unfortunately, he learned a long time ago that Army Delta Force and long-lasting relationships don’t go hand in hand. But beautiful hazel eyes, curly blonde hair, and the prettiest lips he’s ever seen play havoc with his resolve, making him forget his earlier convictions. 

All it takes is one teeny, tiny kiss for every shred of control he has to disappear, along with the problem in his pants. Soon he finds himself doing things that he knows that he shouldn’t. He doesn’t know that he’s found the woman that’s meant to be his. Nor does he realize that her father is the man he’s idolized from the moment he joined the army at the age of eighteen. Because, maybe if he had, he would’ve tried a little harder to ignore the pull he felt between them instead of making her his the night before he deployed for six months. 

He also might’ve tried a little harder not to knock her up.

REVIEW 
My Bad by Lani Lynn Vale, the fourth in her new Motor Cycle Club contemporary romance series, The Bear Bottom Guardians MC.  Set in small town Bear Bottom, Texas, USA, this is another white hot sexy contemporary romance that is full of funny banter, possessive & protective love, with a full range of emotion, sexy & sweet - with a side of suspensefulness.  Be prepared to go from laugh out loud, to heart wrenching before it's all said & done - another book that will keep you coming back for more of the Bear Bottom Guardians MC series.

"Hook, line and sinker. Head over heels. Shamelessly and irrevocably."

Told in first person, from dual perspectives, this romance is full of witty sarcastic banter & romance of the undeniably sexy kind "...from chaste to erotic in about two seconds flat." while also heart wrenching.  Between Hoax with his ability to protect & care from a far & Pru with her free spirit & strong will.  Together with the support of friends who are family & family who love strong,  these characters will be tested by time, distance, friends & foes.  

Looking forward One Chance, Fancy - book 5 coming in January!

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.


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