Monday, November 26, 2018

Playing by Heart by JB Salsbury


Jesse Lee is the worst!

He’s a multi-millionaire, triple-platinum-selling, Grammy-Award-winning man-slut—a worldly, self-indulgent heathen. I wouldn’t sleep with him if he were our last chance to ensure survival of the human race. The only reason I put up with him is because he’s my boss’s brother.

Whatsherface is one of those holier-than-thou types.

She’s bossy, has a horrific singing voice, and she’s so ordinary, she practically blends in with the eggshell-colored walls—the complete opposite of anyone I’d bang. The only reason I put up with her is because my career is on the line.

Playing by Heart is an enemies-to-lovers romance where opposites not only attract, they ignite.

My Review
I love everything JB Salsbury – but will say I wasn’t sure what to expect from this hot rock star contemporary romance.  Turns out, the only thing I didn’t like about Playing by Heart, was it was over to soon!   An absolutely wonderful rock star romance that will own you from strung out start to inspiring finish. 

Told in first person, from dual perspectives, this story of heartbreak & closure, sacrifice & fresh starts, is funnier than you’ll expect “I’m a bonnet away from looking like an Amish grandmother.” sexy & romantic   "…what it feels like to be thoroughly loved in a slow, deliberate way…" & get you in the gut - will they, won't they angst.  Bethany - a supporter of “Fake it ‘til you make it!” kind, caring & searching for the good.  Jesse – on the road back to the musician he once was.  Wonderful strong, loving & fun supporting characters in family & friends add to the depth of this romance. 

 I loved the heart & emotion, the verbal sparring – couldn’t get enough of.  Another wonderful novel from JB! 

 “You might want to consider redefining your definition of love.”

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Amazon US/UK

Monday, November 19, 2018

Possession (Perversion Trilogy #2) by T.M. Frazier

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The story of Grim and Emma Jean continues.

War is on the horizon.
We've come so far.
We'll have to fight for what we have.
Or die trying.


Possession, book 2 of T.M. Frazier's Perversion Trilogy.  Better than the first, you'll find yourself instantly captivated once more by this intriguing story of love, loyalty & betrayal, war & survival "It's a fight to the death. Winner takes all."  

With the introduction of new characters, comes the added mystery of who can be trusted & who will live.  As their love deepens - Grim & EJ are willing to go to shocking lengths just to survive.  "The broken don't need to be put back together, they need to be loved for all their pieces."  There is no shortage of scheming, of bravery, of fight & intense "Lust. Pure. Unbridled. Animalistic."  It keeps giving, & taking away, until it's time to pull the rug out from underneath you, to is cringeworthy cliff hanger end.

Another addictive page turner "It's all too much and yet not nearly fucking enough." that will have you ready for the conclusion of Grim & Emma Jean's story in Permission - coming December 11th.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Hate Notes by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

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It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress.
Something blue.
I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.”
Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true.
The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there. Because I’ve since found out something else about Mr. Starry-Eyed.
He’s arrogant, cynical, and demanding. I should know. Thanks to a twist of fate, he’s my new boss. But that’s not going to stop me from discovering the story behind his last love letter. A love letter that did not result in a happily ever after.
But that story is nothing compared to the one unfolding between us. It’s getting hotter, sweeter, and more surprising than anything I could have imagined.
Something new.
But I have no idea how this one is going to end . . .
So, I have to be honest & say that I didn't think anything could top my love of the Rebel Heir duet which these fantastic authors collaborated on recently. Well - man was I wrong. Hate Notes by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward is a wonderful contemporary romance that will have you fully captivated from start to finish.  "God. So dirty, yet at the same time, so beautiful."

Told in first person, from dual perspectives, this story of heartbreak, unexpected closeness, forgiveness, & fresh starts, won't disappoint. Sexy, funny "The dress was my spirit animal..." & get you in the gut - will they, won't they angst.  Charlotte is wise beyond her crazy "Deep down, buried underneath all that crazy, was a woman who believed in fairy tales." She'll make you want to too...  Reed is bent on keeping his distance to protect his heart & the secret behind the decisions he makes.  A few surprising emotional & gasp worthy turns add depth to this romance.  Loving & fun supporting characters bring this story full circle.

" the life you have, while you work on the life you want."

I love the internal dialogue, no holds barred bickering & cat-and-mouse chase.  Sexy as hell  -  So many great wise words to live by 
"Just keep swimming."  

"...focus on things that make me happy instead of dwelling on the past, which I can't change."

"...strong - perfectly imperfect."

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Amazon US/UK

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Muffin Top (The Hartigans #2) by Avery Flynn

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The only thing about me that’s a size zero is the filter on my mouth. I’ve got a big personality, a big rack, and a big number on the scale. And I’m perfectly fine with that.

But when some random guy suggests I might not be eating alone if I’d ordered a salad instead of a hamburger I’m shocked silent, which is a feat, trust me.

That brings us to one sexy fireman named Frankie Hartigan. He’s hot. He’s funny… And he’s just apologized for being late for our “date” then glared at the fat-shaming jerk. Next thing I know, he’s sitting down and ordering himself dinner.

I have no problem telling him I don’t need a pity date . . . unless of course it’s to my high school reunion next week. Oops where did that last bit come from? And what do I do now that he’s said yes?!

Because this is no make-over story, and I think Frankie is using me for something. I just have to figure out what…

Muffin Top by Avery Flynn - book two of her The Hartigan's series, A story of defining love in your own eyes ~ don't miss reading the dedication- completely sets the tone for this fast paced funny, sexy & sweet read. 

Second in the series, this hot contemporary romance, like the book before, is the perfect mix of hilarious wit, heartfelt romance & sultry hot sexiness "This wasn't foreplay. This was a religious experience."  I love Lucy (not the show) & not only her fierce confidence, but the way she can give "...a look that managed to say "oh shit" and "keep your mouth shut" at the same time. Now that was skill."  Franky is a fire fighting workaholic who loves the ladies as much as they love him "His eyes did that thing again that made her ovaries volunteer as tribute."  While he's taking time off from one, he's decided to put himself in a time-out from the other.  These characters face insecurities, self-doubt & self imposed survival mechanisms together, to find a new perspective on life & to learn to "Stop being so cautions and live a little"  Supporting family & friends you'll love.  With a twist or two that will give insight to how these characters became who they are.   

I just love all of the mental sarcasm & snarky humor -  Adore the natural instinct to protect those you love & enjoyed the intrigue & angst to see what would be revealed of the past & the future. 

Can't wait for Tomboy coming January 2019!

 ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Amazon US/UK


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