Tuesday, November 10, 2015

{Review} Reckless In Love (The Maverick Billionaires, #2) by Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully

About The Book

Recklesss In Love by Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully

Series: The Maverick Billionaires, #2
Publisher:  Oak Press
Publication Date: November 11, 2015
Genres: Contemporary


Sebastian Montgomery rose from nothing to become one of the most powerful media moguls in the world. Yet beneath the seemingly perfect fa├žade of his life, the past still haunts him. Because when he lost his parents in his teens, he also lost his faith in love. When he discovers Charlie Ballard and her incredible metal sculptures, he is awed, inspired-and he can't help feeling things he swore never to let himself feel again. Soon, Sebastian wants not only Charlie's art, he wants her as a woman, too. More than he's ever wanted anything in his life. And what a Maverick wants, he always gets...

For Charlie, Sebastian offers the commission of a lifetime. Creating a magnificent sculpture for his new headquarters is a dream come true, but falling for the spellbinding billionaire isn't part of the plan... until his luscious kisses entice her into total recklessness. He fascinates and captivates her, and as Charlie learns more about the dark depths of Sebastian's past, all she wants is to heal him with her love. But can a man who has grown up thinking love is toxic ever believe that true love is real?


Co-authors Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully mix insecurities with inspiration to create an astounding romance. 

I blasted through this second installment of the Maverick Billionaires, featuring Sebastian Montgomery. I should have known better than to start this so late at night - no sleep for this reader. 

The writing is so expressive I could easily picture each scene; the sculptures descriptions were exceptionally detailed -
"The lobby has an enormous fountain, and I'm going to create a chariot with stallions, a horrendous race, foam flying, dust billowing."

Witnessing Sebastian and Charlie become entwined in each others lives was entertaining; emotions develop naturally over a short period. This reader was delighted by Charlie's mother, Francine, uplifting character.

Review Copy Provided By: Author

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

Meet the Maverick Billionaires–sexy, self-made men from the wrong side of town who survived hell together and now have everything they ever wanted. But when each Maverick falls head-over-heels for an incredible woman he never saw coming, he will soon find that true love is the only thing he ever really needed…

An exciting and emotional new contemporary romance series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Review ~ All the Beautiful Brides (Graveyard Falls #1) by Rita Herron

About The Book

All the Beautiful Brides

Series: Graveyard Falls, #1 

Publication Date: September 15th 2015
Publisher:  Montlake Romance

Genres: Suspense


A young woman lies dead at the bottom of a waterfall, dressed in a wedding gown with a rose stem jammed down her throat. And in the small town of Graveyard Falls, the horrifying vision stirs a long-ago nightmare back to life…

FBI Special Agent Cal Coulter gets called in to investigate the murder, which bears a terrifying resemblance to a series of killings committed thirty years ago: three teenage girls were found dead at the waterfall’s base, all bearing rose stems in their throats. But the high school football star was convicted and imprisoned for those murders, leading Cal to suspect that the killer is still out there.

Now, the body count is rising again. The monster’s sights are set on counselor Mona Monroe, Cal’s best friend’s widow…and the woman he’s always loved. Can Cal stop the killer before Mona becomes the next victim?


The author provokes panic and fear among the residents of Graveyard Falls. Wading through the MANY suspects was thrilling. The glimpses into the killer's mind gave this suspenseful read an extra boost of eerie.

"The white gown fanned out around her like angel wings in the snow. If only she had been the one..."

This story would have gotten all five stars if it had included just a tad more romance.

This reader was intrigued by the secondary character, Sheriff Ian Kimball - hoping his story is released soon. I love a man in uniform. 

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Review ~ His Fantasy Girl (Things To Do Before You Die… #1) by Nina Croft

About The Book

His Fantasy Girl by Nina Croft 

Series: Things To Do Before You Die…, #1) 

Publication Date: October 19, 2015
Publisher:  Entangled: Brazen

Genres: Contemporary


A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

When fantasy and reality collide...

There's nothing like a near death experience to make a guy reassess his life. And that's exactly what nightclub owner Logan McCabe decides to do, starting with looking up the girl he spent one wild night with eleven years ago, right before his life turned to crap. He spent a year fantasizing about her. Now he's ready to see how reality matches up.

Abigail Parker is a perfectionist. She's only strayed from the straight and narrow once in her life, on her eighteenth birthday. It was supposed to be one wild night with a totally unsuitable man before she settled into her sensible future. Instead it changed her life forever.

Logan might still be the sexiest man Imogen has ever seen, but a dirty-talking, tattooed, ex-con is the last thing she needs in her perfect life. He claims she's his fantasy girl, but what he doesn't know is she's also the mother of his ten-year old daughter...


This, my inaugural, Nina Croft romance delivered on everything this reader desires. A sexy, dirty-talking, hero and an uptight, perfectionist, heroine that shared a single incredible night together. The dialogue is spectacular, and the author uses it to set up the desire. The author had this reader's FULL attention for the entire read. 

A life and death situation makes Logan McCabe reassess his decision not to look up a one-night stand, His Fantasy Girl, from eleven years ago. His year of incarceration was made tolerable solely by the incredibly sexy memories from that night. His fantasies are not the only lasting thing from that night...
"...she still visited his dreams. He closed his eyes and her image flashed up in his mind. Heart-shaped face, blue eyes, long, mahogany hair. His fantasy girl."
Abigail Parker had a single wild evening when she was eighteen. That night, altered her entire life - in the best way.
"A smile like that could mean nothing but trouble. And she did not do trouble. She never did trouble. She was practical, sensible, and the few dates she did have were with nice men, not tattooed bad boys who only had to smile to melt the panties right off a good girl."
Luckily for us readers there is more to come...
(2) Her Fantasy Husband; Coming April 2016 
(3) His Fantasy Bride; Coming July 2016

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

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

{Blog Tour} {Review} {Giveaway} Facing Fire (Bad Boys Undercover #3) by HelenKay Dimon

About The Book

Facing Fire by HelenKay Dimon

Series:  Bad Boys Undercover, #3
Publication Date: Sept 29th 2015
Genres: Romance Suspense

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HelenKay Dimon returns with another hot installment of her romantic suspense series featuring the fierce men of Alliance—a top-secret military security agency—and the only women who can tame them.

When his uncle is brutally murdered, Josiah King knows that business just got personal. His uncle’s ties to the Alliance can mean only one thing: Josiah and his black ops team are targets, along with everyone they love. Primed for vengeance, Josiah is determined to unravel the plot—until long-legged redhead Sutton Dahl becomes a dangerous distraction.

Sutton is very good at uncovering other people’s secrets—and protecting her own. When Josiah bursts into her life she’s torn between pushing him away and asking for his help. Mysterious, strong, and much too sexy, he’s a puzzle she longs to solve, and a temptation she can’t ignore.

Thrown together in the face of Alliance’s most lethal threat, Josiah and Sutton become unlikely partners, fighting for their lives even as the attraction between them flares into real passion. Torn between his team and the woman who means everything to him, Josiah will risk it all to save Sutton, even if that decision is his last.


The author, HelenKay Dimon, puts a couple of well-developed protagonists against a deceitful villain, mixes in some sexy tidbits - and delivers an addictive romantic suspense. My favorite thing about this particular story was how the author naturally revealed Josiah's vulnerabilities, using internal dialogue.
But her fight, that spirit, enticed him. Made him think of sunshine and light when he spent most of his life in shadows.
As the danger amped, so did the sexual tension - perfect balance.

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

About The Author

Helenkay Dimon spent the years before becoming a romance author as a . . . divorce attorney. Not the usual transition, she knows. Good news is she now writes full time and is much happier. She has sold over thirty novels, novellas and shorts to numerous publishers. Her nationally bestselling and award-winning books have been showcased in numerous venues and her books have twice been named “Red-Hot Reads” and excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine. But if you ask her, she’ll tell you the best part of the job is never having to wear pantyhose again.

“The Bad Boys Undercover are back, and this third installment gives readers everything they love: high stakes, intense action and unexpectedly searing chemistry.”—RT Book Reviews on FACING FIRE

“Nail-biting suspense and steamy romance are the mainstays of this novel, as the protagonists must discover whether their attractions stems from deeper emotions.”—Publishers Weekly on FACING FIRE

“The latest high-adrenaline installment in Dimon’s (Playing Dirty, 2015) Bad Boys Undercover series delivers plenty of testosterone-fueled action and smoking-hot sexual chemistry between a rough, tough, alpha hero and a strong-willed heroine, who is more than his match. Give this one to fans of Suzanne Brockmann or Cherry Adair.”—Booklist


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Friday, September 11, 2015

Spotlight ~ Hot Seals (Hostile Operations Team, Book 9) by Lynn Raye Harris

Hot Seals
Hostile Operations Team Series - Book 9
Hot Seal Team - Book 1
By Lynn Raye Harris

Sex with the ex… It shouldn’t be this good the second time around. Navy SEAL Dane “Viking” Erikson has sworn off women—or at least he’s sworn off one woman: DEA Agent Ivy McGill. His ex-wife. But when they’re forced to work together on a critical military mission, Dane can’t help but notice how the one woman he shouldn’t want is the only one he can’t stop thinking about. Ivy knows what it’s like to fall for a SEAL’s hard muscles and killer smile—and she knows what it’s like when everything falls apart. So why is she naked against a wall and begging Dane for more? Originally included in the SEALs of Summer 2: A Military Romance Superbundle box set.

Hot SEAL 01 (500)
Dane could only stare at the front of the room and the woman who’d walked in behind the colonel. He wanted to blink and make the apparition go away, but it didn’t work that way. Ivy was no apparition. She was a flesh and blood woman with long dark hair and curves he’d once worshipped with his mouth and hands. Curves he’d been unable to get enough of at one time. He remembered hot, dark, sweaty nights between the sheets with her. He remembered thinking she was the center of his universe, and then he remembered the pain that had sliced through him when he’d found out he wasn’t the center of hers. She stared back at him coolly—and then she looked away. He stiffened, but only for a moment. Fuck her.
Hot SEAL 03 (500)
The Hostile Operations Series
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2973925About Lynn Raye Harris USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris burst onto the scene when she won a writing contest held by Harlequin. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former military husband and two crazy cats. Lynn writes about hot military heroes, sizzling international billionaires, and the women who dare to tame them. Her books have been called "exceptional and emotional," "intense," and "sizzling." To date, Lynn's books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.
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