Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Strong (Stage Dive #4.5 Novella) by Kylie Scott

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series…

When the girl of your dreams is kind of a nightmare.

As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoilt brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing he’s ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with what’s in his pants. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to make his heart fall into line.

Martha’s had her sights on the seriously built bodyguard for years. Quiet and conservative, he’s not even remotely her type. So why the hell can’t she get him out of her mind? There’s more to her than the Louboutin wearing party-girl of previous years, however. Maybe it’s time to let him in on that fact and deal with this thing between them.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**    

Strong by Kylie Scott is a Stage Dive novella & a sweet chance for new fans to get hooked, while letting tried & true fans see how all of our favorite characters from this wonderful series are faring.  This fast paced read has everything we love, chemistry - a long time waiting for action "...a decade's worth of hunger and longing." & witty banter that is laugh out loud Kylie funny "The woman's ability to tolerate no bullsh*t and yet still have fun was impressive."  Sexy as all get out - although angsty, there's no time for a slow burn & you'll be so glad!  "...like he already owned me and for some reason I didn't have it in me to disagree."  A story of timing love just right, of friends & family & finding the place to truly belong.

I always enjoy the inner monologue Kylie's characters bring - particularly her female characters "...I did not lie awake for hours frowning at the ceiling thinking about him. That would just be stupid."  The friendships built between characters who are "...both slightly evil and sarcastic..."  And of course the down to earth, real life of "Chasing after short, evil children on the run from their vegetables and bath time."

Fun & entertaining, sexy & sweet read!

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.



Saturday, September 22, 2018

Perversion (Perversion Trilogy #1) by T.M. Frazier


Love is supposed to be a fairy tale.
Ours is a death wish.

I'm the executioner for the Bedlam Brotherhood.
She's a con artist working for my greatest enemy.

I use her.
She manipulates me.

We find ourselves on opposite sides of a bloody war.

My heart and head tell me I have to stay away.
My lust for her doesn't give a sh*t.

Nothings fair in love and gang war.

 Perversion, book 1 of T.M. Frazier's Perversion Trilogy.  The story of a boy - lost, handed off, surviving at all costs.  And a girl - found, fighting to make it to 18 when she will be free.  A meeting of chance, a zap of energy that "...still hummed..." for years after.  Living & surviving by any means necessary in a place where "The violence escalates with each passing day." & "Justice comes in the form of a bullet or a blade."

Told in first person, from dual perspectives, this is a story of survival, violence, love, betrayal & hope.  A wonderful "White trash Romeo and Juliet."  These characters are not just connected tangibly, they share a soul deep, white hot attraction like none other "...pulsing between us like a live wire..."  Angsty romance, loyal friends, family that are both blessing "...kindness when I didn't deserve it." & curse "...ruthless..."  Heartache & death all before a chilling twist of you won't see coming, leaving you ready for Possession, book 2.

This was my first T.M. Frazier read & it was a page turner, intriguing & captivating ~ I couldn't put down.  I enjoyed the wit, sarcasm & pull between these characters, along with the mix of rage & despair they carry to survive.  "...trapped between a life I can't have and a death I don't want."  Officially a new fan of Frazier & hooked on this trilogy.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

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Once Upon a Sure Thing (Heartbreakers #2) by Lauren Blakely


It's so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy.

Said no woman ever. Except me.

My friendship with Miller is a sure thing — he’s my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. He’s also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid who’s the center of my world.

Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the bright idea to convince him to start a new band with me.

Trouble is, our sizzling chemistry in the recording studio is getting harder to ignore, no matter how risky it might be.


Sing sexy songs with the woman you’ve been lusting after? Get up close and personal as you croon to the woman you’ve wanted for years?

Piece of cake.

Performing with the sweet, sassy and insanely wonderful Ally is like one gigantic obstacle course of challenges for my libido. And my libido is one sexy love song away from kissing her senseless and taking her home.

But, I’m not a serious kind of guy, and she’s not a one-night-stand kind of woman. If we cross the horizontal line, we might risk our sure thing and end up out of tune forever...

Once Upon a Sure Thing by Lauren Blakely can be read as a standalone, but personal opinion, as book two of her new Heartbreakers series - why not read after Once Upon a Real Good Time.  You don't have to, but why not enjoy them both?

If you are a sucker for friends to lovers, like me, you're going to love this book.  Another sexy & funny, hot contemporary romance from Blakely.  She delivers a story that is "...perfectly sexy and sinful." while bringing you characters that are hopeful & daring to "Figure out what you want and go for it."  

Chemistry has been simmering for years between Ally & Miller.  To spite their best efforts to deny it, they are "...a glorious mix of dirty and sweet..." in this sultry & sensual, romantic, funny, witty banter filled & sweetly heart warming page turner.  A story of enjoying everything you've got & encouraging & loving on those you hold most dear.  About friendship, family & working the win-win-win for everyone.  You'll go from "...wriggle in the chair..." to watery eyed smiles before it's all said done.  

Thanks LB for the brand new appreciation for the snow.
"God bless snow.
God bless music.
God bless wild abandon."

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

1001 Dark Nights Discovery Bundle Eighteen by Lara Adrian, Laurelin Paige, Kendall Ryan, Adriana Locke and Stacey Kennedy


About 1001 Dark Nights Bundle:
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Lara Adrian, Laurelin Paige, Kendall Ryan, and introducing Adriana Locke and Stacey Kennedy.
Five Dark Tales. Five Sensual Stories. Five Page Turners.

MIDNIGHT UNLEASHED: A Midnight Breed Novella by Lara Adrian Return to New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Lara Adrian’s “addictively readable” (Chicago Tribune) Midnight Breed vampire romance series with a pulse-pounding novella of paranormal seduction and dangerous thrills, where an icy immortal beauty and a lethal Gen One Hunter must confront a powerful enemy while struggling to deny the irresistible calling of their blood.

DIRTY FILTHY FIX: A Fixed Trilogy Novella by Laurelin Paige I like sex. Kinky sex. The kinkier the better. Every day, it’s all I think about as I serve coffee and hand out business agendas to men who have no idea I’m not the prim, proper girl they think I am. With a day job as the secretary to one of New York’s most powerful men, Hudson Pierce, I have to keep my double life quiet. As long as I do, it’s not a problem. Enter: Nathan Sinclair. Tall, dark and handsome doesn’t come close to describing how hot he is. And that’s with his clothes on.

THE BED MATE: A Room Mate Novella by Kendall Ryan I might be a typical guy, but these last few years, my love life’s been anything but. From crazy ex-girlfriends to one-night stands who are stage-five clingers, my relationships go bad faster than the milk in your fridge. The only constant has been my best friend Maggie.
Fresh off a bad breakup of her own, I invite Maggie to my guys’ skiing weekend knowing she needs an escape from reality. But then something funny starts to happen. I start noticing things about her that I never noticed before. But am I ready to screw up the best relationship I’ve ever had for a shot at something more?

LUCKY NUMBER ELEVEN: by Adriana Locke I’ve always been the person that does whatever someone tells me I can’t. Can’t graduate with a four-point-oh? Check. Can’t win a modeling contract without trying? Did it. Check. Can’t make it in the pro football league? Triple check with an MVP Award on top. When my best friend told me to stay away from his little sister, Layla, it didn’t sound like a challenge. Then again, I’d never seen her before. He obviously wasn’t thinking about who he was talking to if he believed I could ignore her. I obviously wasn’t thinking of him at all when I fell in love with her either.

HEARTBREAKER: Filthy Dirty Love Book 1 by Stacey Kennedy Veteran cop, Maddox Hunt, is all about the job. Sure, there are women—lots of women, truth be told—but there’s no one special. Until a one-night stand from his past, rookie Joss O’Neil is assigned to his division. Suddenly, all he can think about is her. Fresh out of field training, Joss has thrown herself into her job, determined to kick-start her career. And while police work has its thrills, her gorgeous new boss is what really gets her pulse pounding. Too bad he’s nothing but a distraction. Especially since he’s as devastatingly handsome as she remembers.

Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.


Excited to get my hands on this bundle & have the chance to check out some new to me, amazing authors!

MIDNIGHT UNLEASHED: A Midnight Breed Novella by Lara Adrian~ This one is a hot paranormal mystery thriller you won't be able to put down.  A fast paced read, it is sexy & intriguing with a mix of grief & regret, that will have you on the edge of your seat, in hopes that these characters can overcome their pasts with the hope for a happy ending in their future.  "Your blood. Your bond. Your love."

DIRTY FILTHY FIX: A Fixed Trilogy Novella by Laurelin Paige ~ Man, the blurb doesn't mislead - not only is this novella full of kink, it's got angst & romance that continues to draw you in.  So incredibly sexy hot, you won’t be able to sit still.  "...Cinderella-story kind of kink."  Where the not so traditional life plan might have met its match~ regardless of the rules.
THE BED MATE: A Room Mate Novella by Kendall Ryan ~ This perfectly paced novella, is a great standalone story. A sexy & oh so funny, friends to lovers – opposites attract story. The perfect amount of angst, with a sweet ending that won’t disappoint. I loved this little romance packed novella.

LUCKY NUMBER ELEVEN by Adriana Locke ~ A feel good sports  & forbidden romance combo that is sexy & sweet.  With instant chemistry, this romance is as hot & sexy as it is funny. Full of clever banter & so much sweet angst. Such a fun ride with these characters as they get to know each other.  Perfect angsty romance quick read.

HEARTBREAKER: Filthy Dirty Love Book 1 by Stacey Kennedy ~ A incredibly sexy, kinky erotic romance - this page turner will not disappoint.  "Sexy, unfinished business." The chemistry is smoldering from the start. You’ll be entrenched in angst & raw passion as these characters put their hearts on the line.  Emotional amongst all of the white hot kink.  Secrets are revealed, opening up a whole new world of possibilities for these lovers.

Ultimately a great bundle of books by amazing authors. Whether you read all five or just one, you won’t be disappointed.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Amazon US/UK

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A Love Letter From the Girls Who Feel Everything by Brittainy C. Cherry & Kandi Steiner

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ABOUT: A Love Letter From the Girls Who Fell Everything

Bestselling authors Brittainy C. Cherry and Kandi Steiner come together for the first time in an emotional compilation of poetry and prose. Written and collected over the course of more than two years, A Love Letter from the Girls Who Feel Everything is an intimate, honest, and raw assemblage of two women’s feelings in a modern world that often quiets any kind of emotion past indifference.

Discussing themes of love, worth, loss and hope, A Love Letter from the Girls Who Feel Everything is a journey of discovery and healing.

“We are the girls who feel everything. 
And this is our love letter. To you, to them, to us, to the world, to no one at all. Whether it’s the brightest, sunniest day where everything is perfect, or the darkest, dreariest night of rain where life seems unbearable — we have lived it, we have survived it, and we have felt every, blissful, aching second.

Here’s to embracing the feels, to the brave souls that listen to the way their hearts beat and aren’t afraid to ask someone else if they feel those same beats, too. Here’s to the girls, the boys, the love we sometimes share and the love we all-too-often conceal.

And more than anything, Reader — here’s to you.”

A Love Letter From the Girls Who Feel Everything by Brittainy C. Cherry & Kandi Steiner... a unique collection of contemporary romance in the form of poetry & prose. While some hit you where it hurts - others shine on awareness of the heart.  Beautiful & gasp worthy - this collection made me feel.  As powerful as they are peaceful & insightful.  A wonderfully unique read that will keep giving - with each re-read.  I'll go back to time & time again.  So will you.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Amazon US/UK

Monday, September 10, 2018

Once Upon a Real Good Time (Heartbreakers #1) by Lauren Blakely



That smoking hot one-night stand with a former rock star?
Turns out he's my son's new music teacher. Oops.
But I didn't know that the night I met Campbell. All I knew was he played my body the same way he played a guitar — like he owned it.
My libido is still high-fiving me after being self-served for too many years, and we’re both ready for another night or two of fun, especially since we don’t just have chemistry in bed — we connect over everything.
That is, until I learn he’s the man who’ll be coming to my house twice a week to teach my son — the best music lessons money can buy.
Time to turn down the volume on our shenanigans. Only that’s easier said than done.
I can rock a guitar solo in front of thousands, I can write chart-topping tunes, and I can absolutely stop thinking about my student’s mother naked.
After all, I’m a single parent too, and I know what it’s like to put your kid first. That’s what I do every damn day.
Trouble is, now that I’ve had Mackenzie, it’s hard — and I do mean hard — to stop wanting her. Harder too when I get to know her, and learn she’s an awesome mom, a great friend, and, oh yeah, she happens to get along perfectly with my daughter.
All we have to do is set some rules. No dating, no nookie when the kids are around, and no one gets hurt.
It’s all working out beautifully. Until we start breaking the rules, one by one.
Making music with her in the bedroom is easy. But will we be more than just a real good time when the music stops?

Once Upon a Real Good Time by Lauren Blakely can be read as a standalone, but is also book one of her new Heartbreakers series.  A sexy & funny contemporary romance, Blakely delivers another fan favorite full of "Desire and happiness..." With a leading lady after my own heart "She's sexy and clever with a side of awkward." & a leading man with a big... heart, who believes in paying it forward. 
Sparks fly instantly in this super hot, romantic, funny, witty & sweetly heart warming page turner.  A story of overcoming tragedy, & putting those you love first.  About parenthood of the unconventionally beautiful kind, coming of age for kids & parents alike "...the big love I want to cherish always."  Finding bonds you never imagined & carving out a wonderful life from "unexpected moments turned into welcome opportunities."
I love the way Blakely continues to include New York City as a character all it's own.  The way she pushes her characters through struggles we can all relate to - the come out the other side & "Go for it."
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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Monday, September 3, 2018

Mess Me Up (The Bear Bottom Guardians MC Book 1) by Lani Lynn Vale


When Rome Pierce moved to Bear Bottom, Texas, it was his intention to lay low. To not be seen. To find a way to heal his body and soul—as well as his son’s. 

Nobody would know by looking at him that he used to play professional football. Not with the Bare Bottom MC cut covering his back, and definitely not with his friendly smile completely obliterated. 

No longer is there charm in each smooth word that comes out of his mouth. What’s left is an angry, bitter, scared man that’s terrified one day he’s going to wake up and his entire world is going to be gone. 

Nobody knows what drove him to leave the game he loved—nobody but her. 

She’s the one person that has helped him make it through the dark days and even darker nights. She’s the bright and shining star in his pitch-black sky. 

And he doesn’t even know her name. 

He should be afraid that she knows things that not anyone—not even his best friend—knows. 

Yet, with each encounter, he gives what little bit of his soul remains, and before he knows it only two people on this earth—one dying, and one too afraid to live—make his life worth living. 

Until one day he has to choose—the love of his life, or the life he brought into this world. 

Two impossible situations. One decision that would change him forever.


Mess Me Up by Lani Lynn Vale, the first in her new Motor Cycle Club contemporary romance series, The Bear Bottom Guardians MC.  Set in small town Bear Bottom, Texas, USA, this is a white hot sexy contemporary romance that is heart wrenching, angsty & suspenseful.  Have your tissues at the ready for this page turner that will have you eager for more Bear Bottom Guardians MC & luckily you won't have to wait to long.

Told in first person, from dual perspectives with some of the most heart shattering & loving scenes you'll find a in MC series, that also manages to be erotic & intense.  Full of pain, love & desire, this is a story of loss, "...taken away from me, one smile and laugh at a time.", redemption & finding peace, along with new beginnings in the things you fear most.  Relationships are both mended & closure found.  Healing for "...a man that would never be the same."& a woman who knows all to well "...miracles didn't always happen for the ones who deserved them the most."  All with a cringeworthy mystery thrown in the mix.  But have no fear - it is not all tears & sadness.  Lessons in moving past their fears are learned in the most delicious ways.  "I wanted to mess her up, and I wanted her to mess me up. I wanted us to be fucked-up messes together."

Such a good read, I can't wait for Talkin' Trash - book 2 coming in October!

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Amazon US / UK

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Please Me (A Stark Ever After Novella) by J. Kenner

Each day with Damien is a miracle, each moment with our children a gift. And yet I cannot escape the growing sense that a storm is gathering, threatening to pull me away, to rip us apart. To drag me down, once again, into a darkness to which I swore never to return.

I have to fight it—I know that. And I am waging the battle with of all my heart. But it is Damien who is my strength, and we both know that the only way to push away the darkness is for him to fold me in his arms and claim me completely. And for me to surrender myself, once again, to the fire that burns between us.

Please Me, by J. Kenner, a 1001 Dark Nights novella from her Stark Ever After Series.  Short, sexy, mysterious & sweet.  The struggle of a working wife & mother wanting to spend quality time with her family is real.  The balancing act is in full affect, but something is off with the hubby who doubles as best friend in so many ways.  A getaway for the pair should get things back on track, as life goes on "...secrets or not, all is well in the world."...until it's not.  Hold on for a quick read that is as intense as it is erotic.  Secrets are uncovered as more drama is revealed, hooking fans new & old alike.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

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