Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Audiobook Review: Craft by Adriana Locke



Title: Craft
Series: The Gibson Boys #2
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Narrators: Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott

Blurb

They’re not quite enemies. Not really friends. More like frustrated balls of sexual tension and neither will give in.
               
Lance Gibson drives Mariah Malarkey absolutely crazy. He uses her office like a phone booth, takes cupcakes from the corner of her desk like she baked them just for him. She didn’t. Maybe she knew the history teacher happened to love peanut butter icing, but that was purely a coincidence. All sixteen times.

Mariah has a way of getting under Lance’s skin too. She calls him out on his crap, spoils him even if inadvertently, and seeing the librarian in skirts drives him wild. She won’t give in. It’s for the best, really, considering there’s no way he could lie to a woman like that and he’s not about to tell her the truth about himself. Not in a million years.

These two don’t hate each other. They don’t really like each other. But for this to be a friends-to-lovers story, they have to start somewhere, right?

Note: This can be read as a standalone novel.


ADD TO GOODREADS


My review: 5 stars!
What a fun book! A sassy school librarian and a hot nerdy history teacher? Yes please! Adriana Locke has a great thing going with her Gibson Boys series- as I hoped it would after reading Crank (Book 1), Craft hit the spot for a fun, fast, flirty read. I LOVED Lance and Mariah separately and together too- they fit so well together and their banter and antics were hilarious. And please give me more Nana! What a hoot! Looking forward to the next Gibson Boys book! 

Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott did an amazing job with the narration and it's done DUET STYLE! I adore this style and think it adds so much to the experience. 

Here's a quick definition of the two different styles of multiple character narrations.

Duet narration = narrators alternating reading the male and female parts in a chapter.
Dual narration = narrators reading entire POV chapters.



Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited


Author Bio

USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.

For sneak peeks, giveaways, and more, please join Adriana's Facebook Group, Books by Adriana Locke, or her Goodreads group, All Locked Up.

Author Links







Pin It!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

New Release Review: I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting

By Helena Hunting
Release Date: May 29, 2018


From New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting comes I Flipping Love You, a love story about flipping houses, taking risks, and landing that special someone who’s move-in ready.

Rian Sutter doesn’t usually get hit on in the grocery store, but when she notices a sexy man in a suit checking her out, she thinks maybe it’s her lucky day. Either that or the suit has a thing for sweaty, yoga-pant wearing women with excellent price matching skills.
Turns out it’s neither.
Pierce Whitfield can’t believe his luck when he’s able to track down the woman who scratched up the paint job on his car at the scene of the crime. But when he confronts the hit and run hottie, he discovers there’s not just one, but two of them, and he’s been throwing accusations at the wrong twin.
As repair costs are negotiated, and the chemistry between them flares, Rian and Pierce find out they have more than mutual attraction in common. They’re both vying for the same pieces of prime real estate in The Hamptons and neither one plans to give up without a fight.
Can these passionate rivals turn up the heat on their budding romance—without burning down the house?
BUY THE PAPERBACK 
Amazon | B&N  | BAM | INDIE BOUND | CHAPTERS
BUY THE EBOOK 
Amazon → US | CA | UK AU
 iBooks | Nook | Kobo | Google Play

My review: 4 stars!
What a fun book! I was in the mood for an entertaining and steamy yet light-hearted read, and I Flipping Love You was just perfect. Rian and her twin Marley were a hoot, and from the opening grocery store scene I absolutely loved them. And Pierce - *fans face* - what a great H! He's so well-suited for Rian and their witty banter is fabulous. Although this is Book 3 in the Shacking Up Series, I have to admit I didn't even realize that until I was almost done- it reads *so well* as a standalone. I'm excited, though, to go back and read the first two books.

via Netgalley


Pin It!

New Release Review: Speakeasy (True North #5) by Sarina Bowen

By Sarina Bowen
Release Date: May 29, 2018

Sometimes you fall for Mr. Right. And sometimes for Mr. Right Now…

May

Did you hear the one about the girl who walks into a bar and catches her live-in lover kissing someone else? No? You’re the only one in town who missed it.

Luckily Alec is there to wrap me up in strong arms and carry me out the door before things get too ugly. And that’s not all Alec is good at. Our unexpected chemistry makes him the perfect rebound guy.

Alec

I should know better than to hook up with my rival’s little sister, but the fiery look in May’s eyes really turns my crank. She needs cheering up, and I’m just the guy for the job.

It’s not like I’ll fall in love. Not even after a string of scorching hot trysts, and the realization that we’re good at the same things: wild nights and familial disappointment. I don’t do love, never have, never will. So this is the perfect arrangement, for both of us.

Nobody would approve, but nobody has to know…


My review: 5 stars!
I hope  at some point I find myself reviewing Book 10 of the True North Series, it's just that good! Speakeasy (#5) was such a great take on the "no one has to know" relationship- but with some twists that made for great reading. May's bi-sexuality and alcoholism, Alec's barkeep profession and goofy, non-serious personality- who knew they would work so well together? Turned out they were just what each other needed. It's always fun to sit down at the Shipley dinner table, and what fun this was to see some of the Rossi family right there with them. The chemistry between May and Alec was great and they were just so *fun* together. I found the characters to be well developed and so likable. Although Speakeasy can be read as a standalone, Bowen's Tuxbury is so delightful, I'd suggest a long visit starting with Book 1 - Bittersweet.

LINKS


RETAILERS


BIO
Sarina Bowen is the RITA® Award winning author of over two dozen contemporary and LGTB romance novels.

She most recently hit the USA Today bestseller's list in February, with Brooklynaire. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.

Sarina Bowen is a New Englander whose Vermont ancestors cut timber and farmed the north country since the 1760s. Sarina is grateful for the invention of indoor plumbing and wi-fi during the intervening 250 years. On a few wooded acres, she lives with her husband, two boys, and an ungodly amount of ski and hockey gear.

Sarina's books are published in a dozen languages on four continents. In 2016, The Romance Writers of America honored HIM by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy with a RITA award for Best Contemporary Romance, Mid-Length.



Pin It!

Friday, May 25, 2018

New Release Review: Cross by Adriana Locke

By: Adriana Locke
The Gibson Boys #2.5
Release Date: Friday, May 25, 2018
Price at Release: $2.99, free in KU

Cross Jacobs was a screw-up.

Everyone knew it, especially him, and the point was hammered home when Kallie Welch drove herself right out of his life. 

But, she’s back. 

Seeing Cross wasn’t on Kallie’s to-do list. She didn’t think she could avoid him forever but trying never hurt anyone. One minute she’s standing by herself and the next she’s accosted by a rich, velvety scent that could only belong to one man: Cross. 

At face value, he’s divine. All rugged and confident with a smile that melts her right where she’s standing. It doesn’t take long to find him to be charming, witty, and the owner of a few legitimate businesses. Not at all like the mischievous boy she left. 

He laughs and her heart flutters. With a touch of his hand, she’s dizzy. She’s fairly certain she’s going to die when he pulls her into an embrace and touches his lips to her forehead. 

It feels right. It feels so right. 

But is it?


Cross is a novella, originally published in the Team Player Anthology. Cross includes three chapters not included in the original story. There are also two Gibson Boy short stories, Restraint and Crash, included at the end for your enjoyment. 

My review: 5 stars!
I loved meeting the Gibson Boys in Crank, which was released last fall, and I was so excited that the author treated us to another guy from that crowd of rowdy boys in Cross. I devoured it! Cross was a fabulous second chance romance set in a small town that doesn't sound too different from the little town I grew up in. Kallie and Cross came across as so real, and even though this was a novella, the characters felt well-developed to me. These two had immediate off-the-charts chemistry, even after many years apart. I also adored getting to meet Kallie's mom- she was so sweet and charming. Can't wait to get to know Kallie and Cross better in future Gibson Boys novels. This series is definitely one of my favorites!


About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.

For sneak peeks, giveaways, and more, please join Adriana’s Facebook Group, Books by Adriana Locke, or her Goodreads group, All Locked Up.

AUTHOR LINKS
Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/BBALGroup
Goodreads Group: http://bit.ly/AllLockedUp


Pin It!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Cover Reveal: Cross by Adriana Locke

Cross
By: Adriana Locke
The Gibson Boys #2.5
Release Date: Friday, May 25, 2018


Cross Jacobs was a screw-up.

Everyone knew it, especially him, and the point was hammered home when Kallie Welch drove herself right out of his life. 

But, she’s back. 

Seeing Cross wasn’t on Kallie’s to-do list. She didn’t think she could avoid him forever but trying never hurt anyone. One minute she’s standing by herself and the next she’s accosted by a rich, velvety scent that could only belong to one man: Cross. 

At face value, he’s divine. All rugged and confident with a smile that melts her right where she’s standing. It doesn’t take long to find him to be charming, witty, and the owner of a few legitimate businesses. Not at all like the mischievous boy she left. 

He laughs and her heart flutters. With a touch of his hand, she’s dizzy. She’s fairly certain she’s going to die when he pulls her into an embrace and touches his lips to her forehead. 

It feels right. It feels so right. 

But is it?



USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.

For sneak peeks, giveaways, and more, please join Adriana’s Facebook Group, Books by Adriana Locke, or her Goodreads group, All Locked Up.

AUTHOR LINKS
Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/BBALGroup
Goodreads Group: http://bit.ly/AllLockedUp


Pin It!

New Release: Sundays Are For Hangovers by K Webster and J.D. Hollyfield

We are so excited to be bringing you the release of SUNDAYS ARE FOR HANGOVERS by K Webster and J.D. Hollyfield. You don't want to miss this brand new enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy--be sure to grab your copy today!

About SUNDAYS ARE FOR HANGOVERS

For nearly a year, they’ve been at war.
Cops. Forks. Eggs.
Two feuding neighbors who couldn’t be more opposite, forced to live next door to one another.
Neither is backing down.

She drives him crazy wither her loud nineties rap music.
He gets under her skin the way he obsesses over his stupid lawn.

They think this is a battle only one of them can win…

The growing attraction between them, though, seems to be far more stubborn than the two of them combined.

 Add SUNDAYS ARE FOR HANGOVERS to your Goodreads TBR here!  

Get your copy of SUNDAYS ARE FOR HANGOVERS today! Amazon / iBooks / B&N / Kobo

   

About K Webster

K Webster is the USA Today bestselling author of over fifty romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, dark romance, romantic suspense, taboo romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her hilarious and handsome husband and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen. Join K Webster’s newsletter to receive a couple of updates a month on new releases and exclusive content. To join, all you need to do is go here. Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Goodreads  

About J.D. Hollyfield

J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she’s not cooking, event planning, or spending time with her family, she’s relaxing with her nose stuck in a book. With her love for romance, and her head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own stories to life. Living in the Midwest, she’s currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions of her new books and series, along with her charm, humor and HEA’s.
J.D. Hollyfield dabbles in all genres, from romantic comedy, contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, fantasy and erotica! Want to know more! Follow her on all platforms!

Pin It!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Blog Tour: One Baby Daddy by Meghan Quinn

    
By Meghan Quinn
Release Day – May 17

"What are you doing now that your team is out of the running for the Stanley Cup?"

Forget.

I need to forget. I need an escape.

Only one person isn't falling for my reputation as the NHL's Golden Boy; she captured my attention the minute she called me out for snooping through my best friend's house. She didn't want to hear my reason--she only wanted to playfully give me a hard time.

Adalyn is bold, sassy--and the perfect escape.

She's everywhere. In town and in my dreams, and suddenly I need to spend every waking moment with her.

And I do, making this summer the best off-season I've ever had.

But in the midst of getting lost in Adalyn, what I don't expect is to get her pregnant. 

And what I definitely don't expect is having to fight for her affection. 

         

My review: 5 stars!
Hayden made me swoon HARD. What's not to love? He's pretty much perfect. Adalyn's spunky personality was fun and I adored their witty banter and magical connection. I loved the slow burn of their romance- the waiting was killing me almost as much as it was them! Quinn's trademark hilarious writing was spot on as usual. What a great book to end the Dating By Numbers series! Although it would read great as a standalone, it was super fun to get to read more about some of the events in Quinn's other books- so neat how it all ties together. And after reading it all, I'm #TeamJock.

     

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
    
  
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
Facebook | Follow on Goodreads | Website | Amazon Author Page | Instagram | Follow on BookBub



Pin It!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

New Release Review: One Baby Daddy by Meghan Quinn

   
By Meghan Quinn
Release Day – May 17

"What are you doing now that your team is out of the running for the Stanley Cup?"

Forget.

I need to forget. I need an escape.

Only one person isn't falling for my reputation as the NHL's Golden Boy; she captured my attention the minute she called me out for snooping through my best friend's house. She didn't want to hear my reason--she only wanted to playfully give me a hard time.

Adalyn is bold, sassy--and the perfect escape.

She's everywhere. In town and in my dreams, and suddenly I need to spend every waking moment with her.

And I do, making this summer the best off-season I've ever had.

But in the midst of getting lost in Adalyn, what I don't expect is to get her pregnant. 

And what I definitely don't expect is having to fight for her affection. 

         

My review: 5 stars!
Hayden made me swoon HARD. What's not to love? He's pretty much perfect. Adalyn's spunky personality was fun and I adored their witty banter and magical connection. I loved the slow burn of their romance- the waiting was killing me almost as much as it was them! Quinn's trademark hilarious writing was spot on as usual. What a great book to end the Dating By Numbers series! Although it would read great as a standalone, it was super fun to get to read more about some of the events in Quinn's other books- so neat how it all ties together. And after reading it all, I'm #TeamJock.

     

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
    
  
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
Facebook | Follow on Goodreads | Website | Amazon Author Page | Instagram | Follow on BookBub



Pin It!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

New Audiobook Release: Wait With Me by Amy Daws


Wait With Me
by Amy Daws
Narrated by Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton

The audiobook we’ve all been waiting for is here! The Queen of rom-com, Erin Mallon, and the King of laid back, sexy heroes, Teddy Hamilton, have narrated this buzzworthy tire shop love story straight into our hearts.

Check out a sample hereà http://bit.ly/WaitWithMeAudio 

 Buzzfeed to Babble to Scary Mommy and even network television—the social media viral story is LIVE on audio!

The story of romance writer Amy Daws’ relationship with a little tire shop in South Dakota is a refreshingly fun tale that ends in an auto shop romantic comedy that you have to hear!

Daws cast a dream team of narrators for this dirty hot love story that takes place in Boulder, Colorado. Narrated in dual points of view, hear Tire Depot come to life with these sweet soundwaves.



When romance novelist Kate Smith suddenly gets writer’s block as she's beginning the final installment of her international bestselling erotic Bed ‘n Breakfast series, she'll do pretty much anything to get her groove back. 

Like sneak into a Tire Depot waiting room because her words flow there just like complimentary coffee—smooth, sweet, and scorchingly hot.

She manages to fly under the radar until the rugged and charming mechanic Miles Hudson notices the quirky redhead slinking in and out of the employees only entrance. 

But she's way too intriguing to blow the whistle on. 

Doing a test-drive of her new book idea sounds like a much better option.

My audiobook review: 5 Stars!
I cannot say enough good things about Wait With Me! I became a fan of Amy Daws after discovering her Harris Brothers series and was one of her followers on Instagram and Facebook. Because of this I was able to watch as it unfolded the hilarious true story that inspired this book to be written. It was so much fun to watch and follow along! I knew in my heart the book would be GOLD and I wasn't disappointed in the least- it was rom-com perfection and Miles made me swoon, as I like all my romance heroes to do. Such a fun backstory, and such a fabulous book. A MUST-READ if you are a rom-com fan!

Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton were PERFECTION as narrators! Somehow Teddy's voice was just how I imagined Miles would sound, and Erin did a fabulous job capturing the essence of Mercedes/Kate. I just can't GUSH enough!


PURCHASE LINKS:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amy Daws is an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance. She’s enjoys writing love stories that take place in America as well as across the pond, especially those footy-playing Harris Brothers. When Amy’s not writing at a tire shop waiting room, she’s watching Gilmore Girls or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy awkward-smiles from a distance. 
For more of Amy's work, visit: http://www.amydawsauthor.com


STALKER LINKS:

Website/Newsletter: http://www.amydawsauthor.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/amydawsauthor




Pin It!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Audiobook Revew: A Steel Heart by Amie Knight

A Steel Heart
by Amie Knight
Narrated by: Lisa Zimmerman, Kale Williams

Five seconds.
A deafening blast. Pain. Silence.
That was all it took for an IED to end my life as I knew it. The man I was shattered in a hard wave of sound and debris that rained down on me like death itself. And six months later, after waking up to an inescapable hell, I found myself wishing that death had found me. Until her.
Miranda Jacobs swept into my life like a cool breeze on a smoldering day. With her smart mouth and her ridiculous jokes, she brought me back to life one minute at a time. Turned out time wasn't on our side.
Five seconds.
Screams. Twisted metal. Silence.
And I'd lost it all again - only this time, I had no one to blame but myself.

My review: 5 stars!
One of the things I love about Amie Knight is that she can encompass so many feelings and emotions in her books- she can write witty dialog, touching emotional situations, and passion too! A Steel Heart had all of this and more. I loved how quirky Miranda was- after meeting her in See Through Heart I knew she was a character I wanted to get to know better. (Please note that A Steel Heart can definitely be enjoyed as a standalone.) I enjoyed her profession so much- she's a romance novel editor! So perfect! Holden's story was captivating and had me gripped. Their meeting and interactions were so well-written.  I was glad this was written in dual POV because both characters were so interesting and well-developed. 

Both narrators were excellent. Although they are both new to me, I enjoyed their performances so much. My go-to speed for audiobooks is 1.25X and A Steel Heart was perfect at this speed- very conversational and easy to follow.



Pin It!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails