Aug 19, 2017

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} The Lucky Heart by Devney Perry


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The Lucky Heart by Devney Perry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Small Town, Mature
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Life on his ranch could be their future. If they can overcome their past.

Felicity’s life story reads like the script to a bad soap opera. Girl’s high-school boyfriend becomes a drug addict. Girl falls for boyfriend’s best friend. Girl leaves them both behind only to return home years later for murdered ex-boyfriend’s funeral. Now she’s back home in Montana, ready to start fresh. She’s got a long list of amends to make and relationships to rebuild, including one with the man who has owned her heart for sixteen years.

Silas doesn’t need much. He’s got a great horse, close friends and the Lucky Heart ranch, but something has always been missing. He’s not an idiot. He knows the missing piece is Felicity. And now that she’s returned to Prescott, he’s got a second chance to win her heart. This time, the only thing standing in his way is history. Drudging up the past is going to be about as painful as playing tug of war with barbed wire. But if they can heal old wounds, he’ll get the girl he should have had all along.

REVIEW:

Perry is becoming one of my top authors, as much as the Jamison Valley series is one of my top reads. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one because Felicity kind of left a bad impression on me in the first book, her brother Jace’s wife she had treated harshly and he attitude was not great. But I was glad I got to see her story and really dig into Silas’ backstory with his family, life and Felicity.

The Lucky Heart Follows Felicity who is trying to settle back down in her hometown after many years away in Seattle. She is trying to make amends with her family, friends and people whom she treated harshly before she left. Pretty much Felicity was the mean girl in high school, she dated the rebel bad boy in town Wes (Whom if you read in the past books had a whole story to himself). Silas and Felicity have a physical relationship when she gets back, but things are complicated, their past and what happened between them is a constant painful reminder. They both have a lot to work through and the people around them are not making it any easier for them to find a happy ending.

Felicity is a tough cookie, she is trying to keep her attitude in check and start fresh with everyone. She constantly feels guilty about how she left and how she never came to visit. She has a bad taste in her mouth from her past relationship and Silas who is pretty much the only man who really got her. I felt for this girl, she was really trying to be her new self and many people threw her the cold shoulder. But overall she wasn’t going to give up, she kept on trying, especially with Silas, she wanted to make amends and be friends, or something more if he wanted it.

Silas just stole my heart, I love Jess and Nick, but Silas, his cowboy rugged sweet self was just a dream guy. I adored his understanding of Felicity, how their relationship developed in the past, and now they way he’s trying to break that wall to get her back. His relationship with his father is highly focused on and the biggest obstacle for not only him but for Felicity.

Overall this story is all about healing for both leads, they have a past, they both lost someone they grew up with and they both truly loved each other but the timing was off. The romance is intense, steamy and romantic, I loved their bickering and sweetness towards each other. The secondary characters are all back and get a great glimpse on future couples. I highly recommend this story and the whole series. I cant wait until the next book and look forward to more from Devney Perry.


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Devney lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories.


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Aug 15, 2017

{Review} Sway by Adriana Locke

Sway by Adriana Locke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Humor, Politics
RECEIVED: Kindle Unlimited

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BARRETT LANDRY has it all.
Power, prestige, and plenty of women, the dapper politician’s life is pretty phenomenal. But in the midst of the biggest campaign of his life, he needs to focus. The last thing he can afford is a distraction.

ALISON BAKER is a work-in-progress.
As a single mother to HUXLEY, she’s rebuilding life on her terms. She’s focused on family, faith, and a future for her son that can’t be taken away. Putting her child first means not being careless, no matter what.

A chance encounter forces Barrett and Alison to redefine what they really want out of life. But everything comes at a cost ... and sometimes, even for love, it’s a price too steep to pay.

REVIEW:

Can I just say I have a new addiction… it’s the Landry family, well the Landry boys that is. I seriously don’t know how to thank my fellow KA forum girls who recommended Adriana Locke and this series to me, I freaking love it! But seriously this is one of my new favorite series!

Sway follows Alison Baker, a mom of an incredibly smart and adorable boy name Huxley who is just trying to rebuild her life. She isn’t prepared for the charming and sexy politician Barrett Laundry, who pretty much sweeps her off her feet, but with a campaign coming to a near end Barrett has to figure out how to handle this new found woman who is giving him a run for his money.
Alison is the ultimate mamma bear, as am I, so I totally connected with her. She adores her son and is working hard to be a good mom and put food on the table. So when she meets Barrett at a gala and his charming alpha attitude spark something inside her, everything changes for her. What I loved most about this story, is Alison’s son Huxley, he’s hilarious and knows a lot more than he probably should, he put Barrett in his place a couple times, being protective of his mom as well as loves Barretts baseball star brother Lincoln.

Barrett is under a lot of pressure, with the election coming close and the annoyance of keeping his rich voters happy, when he’d rather be helping the people not the rich, he wasn’t prepared for Alison. She gets him to see that his ideas and wants as a future governor are more important than keeping the greedy people who are pressuring him happy. Plus he wants to make his family proud and always has the support of them, but Alison is a distraction and some people around him and making it hard on her and Barrett.

Overall I loved the dynamic between this couple, they are both from very different background, but also both proud of who they are as a person, Barrett as a politician and Alison and a protective mom. The romance is off the chart steamy and there is this thing with grapes, that just takes it to another level, fyi in the future books there are some major joke among the brothers and sisters about it. I also loved the family, the Landry’s are so supportive and loving, they fight all the time but its all in the name of how much they love each other and want to keep their family close. I highly recommend this series for anyone who love drama, humor, family chaos, and some smoking hot romance.





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Aug 14, 2017

{Book Blitz: Promo + Giveaway} Her Sexy Challenge by Sarah Ballance


Her Sexy Challenge

by Sarah Ballance
Firefighters of Station 1, #1
Publication Date: August 14, 2017
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Lovestruck, Contemporary, Romance

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She might be the one fire he can’t put out…
Caitlin Tyler doesn’t do bridges—she just doesn’t know it until she lands her dream job and freezes halfway across her new town’s towering death span. Cue the cocky, infuriating fireman who goads her off the bridge. He’s hot, but he’s also exactly the kind of guy she wants to avoid…which she manages to do for a whole four hours.

Lt. Shane Hendricks is only two weeks away from leaving Dry Rock. He sure as hell doesn’t need to get involved with a woman he has to rescue twice in one day. The fact that she’s clearly annoyed by him doesn’t deter him from throwing down a challenge—one that proves hard to resist for all the wrong reasons. 

They’re moving in different directions. Leaving should be easy, but falling for Caitlin might be the one fire he can’t put out…

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ABOUT SARAH BALLANCE

SARAH BALLANCE is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, historical, and supernatural romance and romantic suspense. She’s been married to her own romantic hero for what he calls a “long, long time” (and no, he’ll never hear the end of saying that). Together they have six children … and clearly too much time on their hands. She currently writes for Entangled Publishing.

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Aug 3, 2017

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} An Earl for the Archeress by E. Elizabeth Watson



An Earl for the Archeress by E. Elizabeth Watson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Historical
THEME: Romance, Retelling
RECEIVED: Tour

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Desperate for coin, Lady Mariel Crawford enters an archery contest as a boy but despite her unmatched skill she loses in a tie to the intriguing, frustrating, and very handsome Earl of Huntington. Robert of Huntington seems like any other young philanderer and Mariel, fleeing a cruel father, trusts no man. Yet Robert proves to have a softer side that threatens her resolve to remain alone and unattached.

When Robert bests a young woman at a tourney, his curiosity deepens when he realizes she is the daughter of the ruthless Beast of Ayr. And when he learns that Mariel’s father conspires with the Sheriff of Nottingham Robert is compelled to protect her. Even if it means lying. Even if it means the only way he can save her is by marrying her. He’s willing to lose everything to guard the Scottish wildling who has pierced his heart.

REVIEW:

I was super excited to start this Robin Hood retelling, especially with a female lead being the robin hood. Right from the start I was immediately pulled into Mariel Crawford’s life, she has run away from her horribly cruel father, who was going to marry her off to another horrible person. She is a strong and very independent woman and is determined to get as far away as she can. She enters an archery contest to help win her food and shelter, with the money she’ll win. But of course women are not allowed to enter, so being smart and crafty she enters in for her “brother” which catches the eye of the host of the contest Robert, the earl of Huntington.

I read historical romances, every so often, sometimes I have a hard time with the language, but the plot and character building was great, that I flew through this book in one sitting. The romance, tension and banter was everything I love about romances, I loved how Robert wasn’t the average guy in those times, he treated Mariel with respect and an archer and with intrigue on who she was and wanted to keep her safe and fed.

Overall I was thrilled to discover a new author and a new series, this is the first in the Ladies of Scotland series and I seriously cant wait for more. I can tell these women are going to all be headstrong and challenge their male counterpart and every turn.



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E. Elizabeth Watson writes historical romance and lives on a mountain in West Virginia with her sons, husband, and various pets. With degrees in Archaeology and Anthropology, Elizabeth instead began pursuing a career in fiction writing after earning an Honorable Mention in the 2013 Texas Observer short story completion, and making it to the quarter-finals in the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Prince of Lions, was published in January of 2016, and Son of Ballymead, the sequel, followed in February 2017. One Scottish Knight, her first novella, was released at the end of April, 2017. Her first two traditionally published novels, An Earl for the Archeress, and Maiden’s Defender, will be published by Entangled July 2017 and November 2017.

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{Blog Tour: Review} For 100 Reasons by Lara Adrian


For 100 Reasons by Lara Adrian

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Mature
RECEIVED: Tour

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Love takes no prisoners…

Billionaire Dominic Baine stepped into Avery Ross’s life when it was at its lowest. Obsessed with the beautiful, struggling artist, Nick was determined to have her. What began as a scorching seduction soon burned out of control, exploding into a white-hot passion neither of them could deny.

Yet Nick and Avery are two damaged people, both haunted by dark secrets with the power to destroy them. And for Nick, the ugly past that shaped him cannot compare to the unforgivable deception that drives Avery from his arms, from his life. Now the man accustomed to having everything he desires must find a way to redeem himself to the only woman he has ever loved.

Avery Ross has known heartbreak. She has known betrayal and loss, but nothing like the pain that loving Dominic Baine has brought into her life. Reeling from the aftermath of his devastating revelation, instead of allowing despair to break her, she builds herself into something stronger—the fearless woman and artist Nick’s passion has taught her to be. Yet her heart is in pieces, and despite everything she has, the one thing she needs is the man whose possessive desires and consuming love holds the power to either save them both or shatter her forever…

REVIEW:

I’m originally a huge fan of Lara Adrian’s paranormal series Midnight Breed, it’s one of my top 5 must read series and I re-read it every chance I get. So in the end I was excited about a contemporary and story that really focused on romance more. However I made a little error by reading in the wrong order so I had a lot of backtracking to catch up after finished book 3 first. I actually didn’t find it hard to understand what was going on, but I needed to know why it all happened, so please read it from the beginning, and yes there are cliffhangers (of course not in the 3rd book).

Anyways For 100 Reasons, it picks up right after the 2nd, Nick and Avery are not in a good place, everything seems to be falling apart for Avery and Nick running through an airport and getting detained is not helping them figure anything out. Thus we jump to the future a little and these two have to find their way back together, even with Avery’s career finally getting off to the right start.

Avery is stronger now, she is a fearless woman who is trying to forget Nick and all the betrayal. But with some failed short live relationships, he is hard to forget, especially when he shows up out of the blue to an event she speaking at. Even with her success she cant forget him and still loves the guy, Now the two have a lot of work to do to fix what is severely broken. But wheat’s more of a challenge is Dominic himself, his past haunts him and Avery is determined to get through to him to tackle what has been giving him nightmares.

Overall this is a tough series in the way that it pulls out all the emotional heartstrings, I was a mess through the third, especially when it comes to Nick. What’s great about this last installment is reading from both POV’s I loved getting in Nick’s head, he’s so complex and so much emotion is going on with him, it really pulled everything together nicely. This is a heavy hitter series, with a great HEA and worth all the ups and downs that the characters take you through.



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FOR 100 DAYS

Pleasure has a price…
Struggling artist Avery Ross is barely scraping by. Bartending at a trendy New York City restaurant for an overbearing boss and two weeks away from losing her apartment to a condo developer, she’s desperate for a break. So when she’s offered a temporary housesitting job, she takes it.

Living at one of the poshest addresses in Manhattan is like entering a new world—one that catapults her into the orbit of billionaire Dominic Baine, the darkly handsome, arrogantly alpha resident of the building’s penthouse. What begins as a powerful attraction soon explodes into a white-hot passion neither can deny.

Yet as scorching as they need for each other is, Avery doesn’t expect Nick’s interest in her to last. Nor does she dare to dream that the desire she feels for this scarred, emotionally remote man could deepen into something real. For Avery has secrets of her own—and a past that could destroy her…and shatter everything she and Nick share.

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FOR 100 NIGHTS

Passion knows no bounds…
Avery Ross is living a dream. After struggling all of her life to make ends meet, a change encounter with a powerful, darkly handsome man has catapulted her into a dazzling new world of penthouse luxury, elegant parties, and a wild, consuming passion with her billionaire love, Dominic Baine. Nothing is out of his reach in business or in pleasure, yet the only woman he wants is her. Nick sweeps her to sensual heights she has never dared explore, commanding her body the same way he commands her heat. Yet Avery knows the fantasy she’s living cannot last.
With dark secrets and a dangerous enemy haunting her past, Avery must find a way to trust Nick with the truth before it destroys everything they share. But Nick is harboring secrets of his own as well. And when they come to light, Avery will be forced to decide if the love she feels for Nick is strong enough to endure a betrayal she may never be able to forgive.

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LARA ADRIAN is a New York Times and #1 international bestselling author with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed in more than 20 countries. Her upcoming release is FOR 100 REASONS, the third book in a contemporary romance series that reviewers are calling "phenomenal" and "one of the hottest series of the year." Learn more about the author and her books at LaraAdrian.com.

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Aug 2, 2017

{Trailer Reveal} THE TIME IN BETWEEN (Magdalene Series #3) by Kristen Ashley


From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Ashley, comes the third and final book in her Magdalene series—THE TIME IN BETWEEN—releasing August 29, 2017! Don’t miss the amazing trailer below, and pre-order your copy today!


About THE TIME IN BETWEEN (Magdalene Series #3):

After a painful loss, Cady Moreland is coming to Magdalene to start the next chapter of her life. A chapter that began eighteen years ago but had a heartbreaking ending. The time in between was full of family and friendship, but Cady could never get the man she fell in love with all those years ago out of her heart.
Coert Yeager has learned to live without the girl who entered his life right when she shouldn’t and exited delivering a crippling blow he never would have suspected. The time in between was full of failing to find what he was missing…and life-altering betrayal.
But when that girl shows up in Magdalene and buys the town’s beloved lighthouse, even if Coert wants to avoid her, he can’t. A fire in town sparks a different kind of flame that won’t be ignored.
As Cady and Coert question the actions of the two young adults they once were thrown into earth-shattering circumstances, can they learn from what came in between and find each other again?

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About Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn't taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen's Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing's changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she's blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.


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Aug 1, 2017

{New Release + Giveaway} The Mafia and His Angel: Part 1 Tainted Hearts Series #1 by Lylah James

The Mafia and His Angel: Part 1

Tainted Hearts Series #1
by Lylah James
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Alessio…

Cold. Ruthless. Killer.

I am respected and feared by all.

I wasn’t put on this earth to love or be loved. I was put here to wipe out every last member of the damn Abandonato mafia, to pay them back for my mother’s death.

When I find a strange girl hiding, beaten, under my bed, I don’t let her live out of compassion.
She’s a trinket, my plaything.

Ayla…

I thought Alessio was only one more man who wanted to use me, hurt me, and throw me away. I don’t know what it is to trust anymore. I can’t find my heart under the pain.

Alessio found it. He touched it, and brought it alive again.

But if he discovers just how dangerous I am to him…I’ll lose my life.

About Lylah James

Lylah James lives with her parents and younger brother somewhere in Canada. While pursuing her dreams to become a Financial Economist, she uses all her spare time to write. If she is not studying, sleeping, writing or working – she can be found with her nose buried in a good romance book, preferably with a hot alpha male.

Writing is her passion. The voices in her head won’t stop and she believes they deserve to be heard and read. Lylah James writes about drool worthy and total alpha males, with strong and sweet heroines. She makes her readers cry – sob their eyes out, swoon, curse, rage and fall in love. Mostly known as the Queen of cliffhanger and the #evilauthorwithablacksoul, she likes to break her readers’ hearts and then mend them again.