Thursday, April 14, 2016

{Review} Now That I've Found You (The Sullivans #15) by Bella Andre

About The Book

Now That I've Found You

Series: Sullivans, #15

Publication Date: March 29th 2016
Publisher: Avon

Genres: Contemporary


Description

Millions of readers have fallen in love with the San Francisco and Seattle Sullivans. Now get ready to fall head over heels for the New York Sullivans!

World-renowned artist Drake Sullivan doesn't paint women. Ever. Not when he knows all too well just how destructive painter/muse relationships can be. But on the day Rosa Bouchard walks onto the cliffs outside his Montauk cottage, Drake is so captivated that he can't stop himself from bringing her to life on canvas.

Shocked and horrified by the nude photos of her that have just hit the Internet, reality TV star Rosa's every instinct is to run from her Miami home and hide. After driving all night, she ends up in Montauk, New York, where she doesn't know a soul and plans to lie low until she can figure out how to deal with the media firestorm--and her own mother, who seems all too happy to sell out Rosa's happiness for more fame, more fans, and more money. The very last thing Rosa expects is to find, and to fall for, a sinfully sexy man like Drake Sullivan.

Drake has never felt this way about anything he's painted...and he's definitely never felt this way about a woman. When they kiss, everything but sweet, breathless desire melts away. But can he convince Rosa to trust--and to love--again after such a devastating betrayal? 

Review

Over a year has passed since I read the final Seattle Sullivan story, All I Ever Need Is You. I have desperately missed the Sullivans. 

The youngest of four children Drake Sullivan is a painter, as was his father, with one drastic difference - the subject. He refuses to paint women, due to the fear of the past. Until a rainy day when he sees a woman on the cliffs outside his Montauk cottage. His long lost muse flares with inspiration.

I liked the ways readers were given insight into Rosa, she is revealed through Drake - his vision of her. She is a simple character, whose growth is enormaous. 

Bella Andre has delivered another rich and complex extension to Sullivan family tree - more please. 

Review Copy Provided By: GoodReads

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The San Francisco Sullivans

The Seattle Sullivans

The New York Sullivans

Monday, March 28, 2016

{Review} All Chained Up (Devil's Rock #1) by Sophie Jordan

About The Book

All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan

Series: Devil's Rock, #1

Publication Date: March 29th 2016
Publisher: Avon

Genres: Contemporary


Description

There are bad boys and then there are the men of Devil’s Rock . . .

Some men come with a built-in warning label. Knox Callaghan is one of them. Danger radiates from every lean, muscled inch of him, and his deep blue eyes seem to see right through to Briar Davis’s most secret fantasies. But there’s one major problem: Briar is a nurse volunteering at the local prison, and Knox is an inmate who should be off-limits in every way.

Knox feels it too—a shocking animal magnetism that drives him to risk his own life to protect Briar’s. Paroled at last, he tries to resist her. She’s too innocent, too sweet, and she has no idea what Knox is capable of. But a single touch can lead to a kiss—and a taste . . . until the only crime is denying what feels so right . . .

Review

Having only previously read Sophie Jordan's New Adult book, Foreplay, I was unsure what to expect. The romance reminded this reader of the MISA relationship from Prison Break. Chemistry sizzles between inmate Knox Callaghan and Nurse Briar Davis.
"EIGHT YEARS TWO months and six days.
That was how long it had been since a woman voluntarily touched him."
Read this is a single day...couldn't (and didn't really want to) put this book down. I highly recommend All Chained Up - and I am desperate for the next installment, Hell Breaks Loose.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

{Audio Review} Strong Enough (Family, #2) by Cardeno C.

About The Book

Strong Enough

Series:  Family, #2

Publication Date: April 28th 2014


Description

When 22-year-old Emilio Sanchez sees handsome Spencer Derdinger walking by his construction site, Emilio makes it his goal to seduce the shy professor. Getting Spencer into bed isn't difficult, but Emilio soon learns that earning the trust of a man deeply hurt will take time and patience. With a prize like brilliant, sweet Spencer on the line, Emilio decides he is strong enough to face the challenge.

Spencer is surprised when he's approached by the gorgeous construction worker he's admired from the safety of his office window. Acting spontaneously for the first time in his 38 years, Spencer takes Emilio home. When the casual hookup turns into the potential for love, Spencer realizes that if he wants to build a life with Emilio, he'll need to be strong enough to slay his personal demons and learn to trust again.


Review

Strong Enough is my first Cardeno C. - after reading the excerpt and listening to the snippet, I knew this was a must read.

Readers are often forced to make difficult decisions. So when writing a review, I ask myself why is this story/author better/worse than the others available.

Math professor, Spencer Derdinger, has not experienced love, his last relationship was just another failure. Although electrician, Emilio Sanchez, is considerably younger he knows passion. The relationship between these two men is incredible. They share humorous and emotional moments that put this story over-the-top.

The narrator, Ezekiel Robison, has a wide vocal range, offering a unique voice to each character. The dialogue is easily distinguishable among all of the voices in the story. The articulation, pitch and tone follow the emotion - giving animation to the story. Spencer's voice is tremulous and shy, Emilio's accent is smoky and verbose, with the others falling into place around them.
 

Review Copy Provided By: Author

This audio book was provided to me free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

{Cover Celebration} SMOLDER (The Wildwood, #2) by Karen Erickson

About The Book

SMOLDER by Karen Erickson 

Series:  The Wildwood, #2 

Publisher: Avon Inpulse

Publication Date: June 21, 2016

Genres: Contemporary


Description

Lane Gallagher wants Delilah Moore-bad.

He's imagined the sexy brunette in his bed more times than he can count.

She's everything he's ever wanted, but the only problem is…

She's his brother's ex.

For years, the stoic sheriff's deputy has fantasized about the sweet, bubbly dance teacher who stirs his deepest desires. But Lane's too loyal to ever move in on forbidden territory and he knows that while he can look, he definitely can't touch. Fighting his attraction to Delilah is nearly impossible, but the infuriating-and incredibly sexy-woman seems determined to drive him crazy. 

And she's bringing him to his knees. One smoldering kiss at a time.



Wednesday, March 23, 2016

{Spotlight} {Giveaway} Trouble in Paradise (Paradise Ranch, #2) by London Saint James



Trouble in Paradise
Paradise Ranch Book 2

London Saint James

Roane Publishing, 237 pages
Contemporary Erotic Western Romance
Multiple Partners, Suspense


If you know what’s good for you, you’ll go back to Dallas.

Since coming home Sutton has inherited herself a heap of headaches, two bossy men who want her for their own, threatening notes, and a whole lot of trouble in Paradise.

Having Doc McNab as competition, being ten years Sutton’s senior, and under her employ, meant the deck was stacked against Flint Palmer when it came to winning the sexy, vivacious Sutton as his woman. No way would she be interested in an old, worn-out, ex-rodeo cowboy like him, but that wasn’t going to stop the man from trying.

With the exception of the pretty as a picture, Sutton Callaway, Kale McNab’s childhood sucked. He’d been jerked up more so than raised by his ex-convict of a father, eventually leaving the girl and West Texas behind. Now, he’s all grown and back in Sutton’s life, willing to do whatever it takes to stay there.   

Genre(s): Contemporary Erotic Western Romance, Multiple Partners, Suspense, Spanking, Series

Please Note: This is the novel length book following the introductory novella Welcome to Paradise in the Paradise Ranch Series

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General Excerpt:
Kale McNab (a.k.a. the devil) chuckled then ran his fingers through the strands of his brown-sugar-colored hair, mussing them as he eyed her chest. “Nice shirt, cowgirl.”
“Right. Don’t you really mean nice tits?”
“That, too,” he said, lifting his gaze up to her face. A second later, he glanced over to her truck. “What happened?”
“I was trying to find out when you interrupted me.”
“By all means,” he said, gesturing with his arm out in a cheesy game-show host kind of way. “Don’t let me stop you. Commence with the show.”
His gaze raked her from head to toe and back again.
Sutton’s eyes narrowed. “What?”
He locked gazes with her. “You know. All that jiggling about and hand waving you were doing was cute.”
“Jiggling about?” She lifted her chin and set her shoulders. “Cute?” she asked, piqued.
“Yeah,” he said, strolling past her to peek over the front of her pick-up. “Do you know anything about motors?”
“No.”
“So why look under the hood?”
Ugh. Even after all these years, the guy was just as infuriating as he was when he was a boy tormenting her on their bus rides to and from school.
With nothing else to do, because she wasn’t going to answer him, Sutton observed Kale poke around under the hood, seeing the cords flex in his tanned forearms. Why, oh why, did the devil need to wear muscle-hugging T-shirts and worn button fly blue jeans?
A second later, he shook his head. “Sutton. Looks like your engine is shot to shit.” He returned his attention to her with those green eyes of his. “You better call Tucker to come tow it since”—He patted the top of the front wheel well—“this old Ford isn’t going anywhere without one.”
“Dang it.”
She spun around.
“Where ya headed?” he asked.
“Back inside the hardware store to have them unload the bed of the truck and to call Macinroy.”
Kale caught up to her and kept pace. “Has anyone ever told you you’re sexy as hell when you’re ticked?”
She slowed.
He followed suit.
Sutton stopped.
So did he.
She turned to gawk at him.
Kale met her gaze. “You have the greenest eyes. They remind me of expensive jewels.”
“You can’t be serious,” she said.
His lips quirked up at the corners while he stood there oozing confidence and dangerous bad boy charm. “I assure you. I’m always serious when it comes to sexy women.”
She rolled those “jewels” of hers at him. “How is that working out for you?”
“Hm?”
“This whole slicker’n owl shit thing you have going on,” she said, making an air circle with her hand in front of him. “Do women really fall for your line of crap?”
He chuckled. “Crap, huh?”
“Kale, you’re so full of it, I’m surprised your eyes aren’t brown.”
“Hell, Sutton.” He reached out and swiped a stray lock of hair from her sweaty face—his knuckles briefly brushing against her damp neck. “You really do know how to cut a notch in a guy’s ego.”
“I’m sure your ego can handle having a notch or two whittled away.” She resumed her trek to the front doors of the store. For some reason, which eluded her, Kale kept pace. “Why are you following me?”
“Darlin’,” he said in a pitying, you-poor-clueless-little-thing manner which made her grit her teeth. “I was on my way to your ranch, but I saw you jumping and waving around at the front of your truck, so I thought I’d pull in here and see if I could lend a hand.”
      

About London:

I love: Coca-Cola, anything chocolate, reading, writing, singing, dancing, movies, listening to thunder storms, watching it rain, the mountains, the ocean, orchids, great smiles, and guys with brooding eyes and great scowls.

So, I write erotic romance (mostly) although I have one or two sweet romances bopping around out there in the great big world of published books. If you want to know more about them, you can pop on over to my
website.

If you want to know a little bit more about me, you can find me on social media, you know, Facebook, Twitter and such. Oh, and you are cordially invited to come join my FB group
Slip Between the Pages with London where you can ask me about any of my books, or if you just want to talk about something random such as the best way to make a horrible meatloaf, I’m your girl. *Smiles* We have a lot of fun in that group. *Whispers conspiratorially* Sometimes we spike the punch. Shh…Don’t tell.  



***Giveaway***
London will be giving away a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card, a PDF copy of the introductory novella to Paradise Ranch, Welcome to Paradise, and a signed paperback copy of Trouble in Paradise to one lucky winner. To be eligible to win, enter the Rafflecopter. Giveaway runs from 3/21 to 4/4.


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