Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Review: White-Hot Hack by Tracey Garvis Graves

White-Hot Hack by Tracey Garvis Graves

White-Hot Hack is book 2 in the Kate and Ian Series and I have been anxiously awaiting the release! Ian and Kate are by far one of my favorite couples, and I have read their first novel, Heart-Shaped Hack, at least 5 time- it's just that good!

White-Hot Hack was just as good as I had hoped it would be! Picking up right where HSH left off, WHH was definitely different in tone, but still had that amazing banter and "Sweetness" I loved in the first book. I enjoyed reading about hacking in HSH, and the author gave us an even deeper dive on the hacking world in this book. It was more action-packed but I am glad to say I didn't shed any tears reading this one! Still suspenseful and fast-paced, this book was a satisfying ending to the story. And the epilogue was fabulous.... I do love a good epilogue!

5 stars for sure!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Review: A Way To Get By by T. Torrest

A Way To Get By by T. Torrest

What happens after The Ballad of Brenda and Eddie? 

This is not a romantic comedy.
This is not a fairytale.
This is not what you're expecting.

Lies, secrets, betrayal.
Marriage, divorce, sex.
Love, heartbreak, money.

Best friends.
Old enemies.

Soul mates.

Happily Ever After comes in many forms.
A WAY TO GET BY is the story of how Brenda and Eddie found theirs.

***For ages 18+. READ WHEN YOU'RE IN THE MOOD FOR: Angsty, surprising, heart-breaking, infuriating true love.***
WARNING: This book is told in dual POV with a non-linear timeline. This is not a romantic comedy.

My review: 5 STARS! What a unique story! I went into this blind, as I suggest you do.... as the blurb says, this is not what you are expecting if you are expecting a straight romance novel. Oh, the romance is there, but there is SO MUCH MORE to the story. Don't read any more, just dive in. So worth it!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Cover Reveal: Opposites Attract by Jessica Prince

Title: Opposites Attract
Series: The Locklaine Boys (Book 2)
Author: Jessica Prince
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 8

Cover Design: Jill Sava, Love Affair With Fiction

Delilah Northcutt has been described as weird, nerdy. But her favorite term is quirky. The eccentric flower shop owner definitely marches to the beat of her own drum. On the rebound from a cheating ex, she’s not looking to open her heart to someone else any time soon. On a whim, her best friend convinces her that one night with a stranger she’ll never see again is just what she needs to pull herself out of the funk she’s been living in.
Overly serious, workaholic Richard Locklaine was always described as the twin determined to do the right thing. Even if it was at the cost of his own well-being. But after years in a loveless, manipulative marriage, he’s finally free and ready to build a life of his choosing. And nowhere in that life is there room for another woman—unless it’s for just one night, of course.
They are complete opposites in every single way. But for some reason, fate has decided to force the two of them together. Despite the chemistry, they’re determined to fight the attraction growing between them. Besides, what could a florist with horrible taste in music and an attorney from Connecticut ever really have in common? Only one thing is certain. When they finally come together, it’s going to be epic.
***This is Book 2 in the Locklaine Boys series, a spin-off of Love Hate relationship. They are interconnected standalones.***
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Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.
Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.
In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.
Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Book Tour and Review: Broken Love by Jillian Dodd


Broken Love by Jillian Dodd

My review: Second chance love stories are my FAVORITES and so I was so excited to read this! It didn't disappoint at all- Cade was absolutely dreamy and I adored Palmer as well. It was nice to have a third POV too, from Pike, Palmer's brother, since he was such a big part of their story. Palmer's friend Tori was a hoot and can I please be adopted by Cade's family? They are so fun! I can't wait to read the next book in the series!

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Cade & Palmer’s story is FINALLY here!


After years of crushing and many failed seduction attempts, Palmer Montlake had finally scored the sexy Cade Crawford. Both a little drunk when they got back to her place, they were frantic with need, their desire intense.
But as the night progressed, the hot-mess hookup morphed to sweet lovemaking.
The kind neither had ever experienced.

But they were destined for heartbreak.
She was his best friend’s little sister.
He was her talent agent.
And they were dating in secret.
When they got into a wicked fight and broke up, all hell broke loose.
The kind neither have recovered from.

Six years later, they still hate each other.
But the universe seems to keep throwing them together.
When they catch the bouquet and garter at a mutual friend’s wedding, sparks fly between them — their chemistry undeniable.

Will they get a second chance? Or will they be left with a broken love?

BROKEN LOVE is a STANDALONE, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE NOVEL following Cade and Palmer from the USA Today Bestseller, Vegas Love. 

The Love Series is a series of STANDALONE novels featuring a different Crawford sibling. They can be read by themselves. However if you do with to read them all, they are best enjoyed in order.

We clink our glasses together then down the shots. The groomsman passes me a lime wedge, but I shake my head, causing him to pull me aside.
“My name’s Jared,” he says with a cocky smirk.
“I thought this was supposed to be a no-names night?” I reply, giving him shit, even though I have no interest in him.
“It is. But for you, I’ll make an exception. You need to know what name to say when I make you scream later.”
Cade comes up from behind Jared, clamping his big hand down on Jared’s skinny shoulder.
Jared glances back at Cade. They share some kind of a look that causes Jared to immediately ditch me. He saunters over to Tory and throws his arm around her, which earns him a hint of a smile from Cade.
“So does this mean you’re not married?” Tory asks Jared.
“Nope, I’m single as a Pringle,” he replies.
I expect Cade to say something to me, but instead he turns away.
I’m not sure what just happened, but I think it was some guy-code thing.
And it pisses me off.
Tory sees the rage on my face, takes my hand, and drags me off to the bathroom.
“What’s wrong?”
“Did you see that!?” I rant, as we step inside the ladies’ room, finding a long line. “Cade cock blocked me! Not that I wanted that guy’s cock, because you already called dibs on it, but Cade didn’t know that!”
“Since you don’t have a cock,” she replies. “I think it’s called blocking the box.”
“Oh, no,” the girl in front of us says. “It’s called twat blocking.”
“I thought it was boxed,” another woman says.
“Baseball players call cock blocking stealing signs.”
A voice from inside one of the stalls yells out, “It’s called clam jamming.”
Pretty soon everyone in the bathroom is giving us their opinions.
“Twat swatting or twat stopping.”
“Beaver dammed.”
I shake my head at Tory. “Whatever. It really shouldn’t matter what part you have. I got cock blocked because I will be having no cock tonight.”
“There’s still time,” Tory says. “You can have the groomsman. You need to get laid worse than I do, honey. It’s been far too long.”
“But why would he cock block me and then walk away?!”
As soon as the words tumble out of my mouth, Cade’s mother steps out of one of the stalls.
I put my head down, hoping she won’t notice me and, thankfully, she squeezes past us without saying a word.
“Holy buckets,” Tory says when the door closes behind her. “Wasn’t that his mother?”
“Uh, yeah. You can kill me now.”

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Author Information
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Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy. She is the author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Cover Reveal: Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers #2) by Sarina Bowen

Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers #2) by Sarina Bowen

From the USA Today bestselling author of Rookie Move comes the second novel in the series that’s hot enough to melt the ice.
He’s a fighter in the rink, but he’s about to learn that playing nice can help you score...

As team captain and enforcer, Patrick O'Doul puts the bruise in the Brooklyn Bruisers. But after years of hard hits, O'Doul is feeling the burn, both physically and mentally. He conceals his pain from his coach and trainers, but when his chronic hip injury becomes too obvious to ignore, they send him for sessions with the team’s massage therapist.
 After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, Ari Bettini is in need of peace of mind. For now, she’s decided to focus on her work: rehabilitating the Bruisers’ MVP. O'Doul is easy on the eyes, but his reaction to her touch is ice cold. Ari is determined to help O'Doul heal, but as the tension between them turns red hot, they both learn that a little TLC does the body good...

HARD HITTER (set to release January 3, 2017) PRE-ORDER LINKS:
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Monday, June 20, 2016

Release Day Review: Say You'll Stay by Corinne Michaels

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Say You'll Stay by Corinne Michaels
Available Now!
One word.
It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him.
That was seventeen years ago.
I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again.
Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in.
This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken . . .
** This is a STANDALONE **

My review: Corinne Michaels is the master of heartbreak and picking up the pieces and healing. She's done it again with Say You'll Stay, a second chance story that is emotional, touching, full of angst, yet still hopeful. Corinne creates amazing male characters, and cowboy Zach is nothing short of amazing. Presley is a heroine you want only the best for, and you'll fall in love with her as well as her twin boys. This is a must read- 5 STARS!

**I received an ARC as a contest prize**

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Book Review: Into the Tomorrows by Whitney Barbetti

Into the Tomorrows by Whitney Barbetti released today and is currently just $0.99 -- and this price won't last long! 
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Here's what readers are saying about Into the Tomorrows:

Whitney's writing is poignant, charismatic, and breathtaking. 
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Intense, Heartbreaking & Beautiful.
- Blissfully Bookerized

I think this is Whitney Barbetti's best work to date.
- Must Read Books or Die

This story gripped me and wouldnt let go, it was so raw and oh so real.
- LifeandLoveofaBibliophile

Jude has to be my favorite hero that she's written and that's saying something because I absolutely LOVE Everett from Ten Below Zero!
- Author Briana Pacheco

My Review: Whitney Barbetti is a new author to me, but I was so impressed with her writing! Trista has had a heart-breaking past, and your heart just feels for her. Her long-time relationship with Colin has been struggling, and when she goes to visit him, she meets his roommate Jude and begins to see that that relationship with Colin might not be what she needs. There were so many surprises in this book, and BAM! it ends in such a cliff-hanger that I am absolutely dying to read the next book!

“What are you thinking?”
I turned to where Colin lay on the bed, reclined, his black hair flopping over his forehead. If I stared at him long enough, I could see the boy I’d fallen for six years before, a boy with smiles and a comfortable ease; a boy with a love for everyone around him—not just his girlfriend. But now, when I looked at him I saw the dimples and the gaze of a man who wasn’t sure what to do with me. Quite a place we’d boxed ourselves into. One slice of a razor was all we needed to reveal the mess inside.
If I closed my eyes to the Colin in front of me, I could imagine the Colin who’d reached for me—with his hands and lips and his eyes. But it took effort, because the Colin now was like a familiar stranger. Someone you passed by every day, maybe shared a smile in greeting with or a “how are you?” but not someone you could claim to know.
He moved off the bed toward me, placed a hand first on my forearm. One black curl formed a nearly complete circle over his lobe. Because that was what I focused on, something minor, when he looked at me like that. Like he wanted to tilt my neck and kiss the crease.
Instead, the grip on my forearm eased and I thought for sure he would let go, and resume being feet away on the bed, miles away from my heart. But he didn’t.
“Hey,” he said, placing his fingers on my chin and turning my head so that I looked in his eyes. There was a time, years ago, when I’d imagined his eyes as the color of the sky at dawn, the palest blue—sometimes green—as it battled against the dark. But now, everything with Colin was a blur, smeared with wax. “I love you, you know?” He said it as if he was reminding us both and it made my skin tighten.
“I love you too,” I said, but the words were opaque. I let go of the mild irritation that had adhered itself to me when he questioned me and gave him a smile that wasn’t a smile at all, just a curving of lips and lies.
That seemed to have unlocked something within him, because that time he did lower his lips to my shoulder and just rested his face there. I held my breath—not in anticipation, but with dread. And then I squeezed my eyelids shut. I’d gone so long without this kind of intimacy with my boyfriend that I felt like he was that familiar stranger again. I’d need to get used to the way he touched me. Relearn how to play our music again.
His lips pressed a kiss to that spot—his favorite spot—and I wished to be seduced by it or to open my mouth and tell him no. But instead of those things, I just stood there, letting him kiss my skin as I clenched my fists.
I felt him sigh against my skin, sending warmth down my back. “You always smell so good,” he said.
I softened a little at that, the edges of the Colin I’d fallen in love with pushing through. “It’s just lotion.”
He rubbed his face along my shoulder. “It’s amazing.”
And, unwittingly, a picture of Jude slid into my head. Jude, who was articulate and in touch with how I felt. And, still unwittingly, I found myself relaxing against Colin’s touch. And when Colin turned me so his lips could find mine, I did the worst thing I could have done.
I imagined it was Jude.

***ARC of this book was provided for an honest review