Monday, November 30, 2015

Book Review - Saving Grace by Kristen Proby

ABOUT THE BOOK

 Sparks fly like snowflakes when a klutzy but gorgeous novice crosses skis with a hot resort owner in this tempting tie-in to New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby’s popular Love Under the Big Sky series!

Grace Douglas is on a practice run for her friend Cara Donovan’s bachelorette party ski weekend in Aspen. The problem is, despite living in rugged and picturesque Cunningham Falls, Montana, Grace is the clumsiest person ever born. To prepare for the trip, she is taking lessons at a local ski resort. She just prays that they have an ambulance on standby.

Sexy hotelier Jacob Berkley is ready to play ski instructor, but he quickly discovers that the best place on the mountain for Grace is in the lodge with a hot toddy. Her sense of humor and easy laugh quickly pull him in, and soon he’s determined to help her get off the bunny slope for a fun vacation with her friends. He just didn’t expect their steamy chemistry to trigger an avalanche of desire straight to his heart.

REVIEW

I’m a sucker for a man with an accent, so it was no surprise how much I loved Jacob.  Grace was also a really fun character, her sarcasm and poor attempts at British colloquialisms had me smiling throughout the book.  The story was also well written, and didn’t feel rushed like many novellas do.  This was a little less explicitly sexy than some of Proby’s other books, but if you are a fan of hers, it’s the story and characters you are there for and you wont be disappointed.
OVERALL RATING - 4.5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Book Review - Irresistibly Yours by Lauren Layne

ABOUT THE BOOK


Meet the men of Oxford magazine! In the first captivating spin-off of Lauren Layne’s Sex, Love & Stiletto series, a not-so-friendly battle of the sexes turns into a scorching office romance.

Hotshot sports editor Cole Sharpe has been freelancing for Oxford for years, so when he hears about a staff position opening up, he figures he’s got the inside track. Then his boss drops a bombshell: Cole has competition. Female competition, in the form of a fresh-faced tomboy who can hang with the dudes—and write circles around them, too. Cole usually likes his women flirty and curvy, but he takes a special interest in his skinny, sassy rival, if only to keep an eye on her. And soon, he can’t take his eyes off her.

Penelope Pope knows all too well that she comes off as just one of the guys. Since she’s learned that wanting more usually leads to disappointment, Penelope’s resigned to sitting on the sidelines when it comes to love. So why does Cole make her want to get back in the game? The man is as arrogant as he is handsome. He probably sees her as nothing more than a barrier to his dream job. But when an unexpected kiss turns into a night of irresistible passion, Penelope has to figure out whether they’re just fooling around—or starting something real

REVIEW

I absolutely loved this book.  I always love Lauren Layne's stories, but I am also a huge baseball fan.  Combining two of my favorite things resulted in an epic combination.  So often in this story I felt like I've been Penelope so many times in my life.  It's hard being a female sports fan!  Cole was easy to like as a character and his character believably transformed throughout the story.

OVERALL RATING - 4.5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lauren Layne is the USA Today Bestselling author of more than a dozen contemporary romance novels.

Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web-marketing. A year after moving from Seattle to Manhattan to pursue a writing career, she had a fabulous agent and multiple New York publishing deals. 

Lauren currently lives in Chicago with her husband and plus-sized Pomeranian. When not writing, you'll likely find her running (rarely), reading (sometimes), or at happy hour (often).

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Book Review - Sand Dollar Cove by Nancy Naigle

ABOUT THE BOOK

Growing up, Elli Eversol spent nearly every summer in Sand Dollar Cove at her grandparents’ beach house, working at their shops on the old fishing pier. After a hurricane and a Nor’easter damage the pier and the shops nearly beyond repair, Elli returns to town to help rebuild. She even launches the Buy-A-Board campaign to raise funds for the plight. Holden Moore is back in Sand Dollar Cove, too. He broke Elli’s heart years ago, but he’s pulling every Romeo trick in the book to win her back now. Yet there’s more to Holden’s agenda, and it doesn’t include saving the pier. 

Brody Rankin is eager to scout the location for his company’s new mega-warehouse near a quaint North Carolina beach town. The online request for handyman assistance for the Buy-A-Board campaign in Sand Dollar Cove gives him the perfect reason to head to the east coast, check out the area, and contribute to a good cause. He’d only have to leave half of his playboy-surfer lifestyle behind for a little while—there are plenty of waves in the Atlantic. But when he meets Elli Eversol, she really gets the surf up, and he’s tempted to toss his playboy ways out with the tide.



REVIEW

This story was more than a summer romance.  Brody and Elli have a great love story that is exactly what you hope for.  While nothing worth having is easy, their relationship naturally develops through normal challenges that are easy to relate to.  Brody and Elli could easily be your best friends, which makes the comfort and emotions of this story even more realistic.


OVERALL RATING - 4.5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

USA TODAY Bestselling author, Nancy Naigle, writes love stories from the crossroad of small town and suspense in hopes that readers will find an escape from their hectic day-to-day in the make believe worlds she creates. 

Nancy's latest novel is LIFE AFTER PERFECT. A women's fiction novel set in the small southern town of Boot Creek, North Carolina. A story of betrayal, friendship, and new beginnings.

Also look for SAND DOLLAR COVE. This story is available exclusively through the SWEET TALK BOX SET with 10 other bestselling authors to raise money for Diabetes Research. In July, Sand Dollar Cove will be released in digital and paperback as a stand-alone novel. 

The award winning novel, SWEET TEA AND SECRETS, is the first in the Adams Grove series. 
Other Adams Grove novels include: 
OUT OF FOCUS,
WEDDING CAKE AND BIG MISTAKES,
PECAN PIE AND DEADLY LIES,
MINT JULEPS AND JUSTICE,
BARBECUE AND BAD NEWS

Nancy also co-authors THE GRANNY SERIES with Kelsey Browning. Honey, these are not your momma's grannies. These gals are more like Dirty Harry, only over 50, female and southern. Buckle up. 
Book One: IN FOR A PENNY, is available in digital, print, large print and audio formats. 
Book Two: FIT TO BE TIED, 
Book Three: IN HIGH COTTON


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Hugs and happy reading~

Friday, November 13, 2015

Book Review - Unsung by Shannon Richard

ABOUT THE BOOK
"Funny, sassy, and sexy. Reading Shannon Richard is pure pleasure!" --Jill Shalvis, New York Timesbestselling author

ONE NIGHT IN NASHVILLE

Harper Laurence has been jilted on her way to the altar. Desperate for some time away from her friends and family, Harper takes off for Nashville-only to meet a hot, scruffy, tattooed stranger. A man she liked a little too much, and who left her the teeniest bit . . . well, pregnant.

Liam James is an up-and-coming country musician, who just found his muse. Ever since their weekend together, Liam hasn't been able to forget the curvy, vivacious woman who left him wanting more, even as she inspired some of the greatest songs he's ever written. He's determined to convince Harper that he's the guy for her . . . and that the best love songs can never be unsung.

"Richard's page-turner marks her as a contemporary-romance author to watch." --Publisher's Weekly onUndone


REVIEW

I absolutely loved Harper and Liam!  I love the normal role reversal with these two.  Both of them come into the relationship with baggage and I was rooting for them both throughout needing them to work everything out because they made such a great couple.  I have come to expect Shannon Richard to write emotional and well written romances, and she doesn’t disappoint here.  If you are a fan of Richard, you will love this book.  If you have never ready anything by the author before, and you like a well written story with complex characters full of emotion, snark, and a little comedy, you’ll love this (and the previous books in this series).

OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shannon Richard grew up in the Panhandle of Florida as the baby sister of two overly protective but loving brothers. She was raised by a more than somewhat eccentric mother, a self-proclaimed vocabularist who showed her how to get lost in a book, and a father who passed on his love for coffee and really loud music. She graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor's in English literature and still lives in Tallahassee, where she battles everyday life with writing, reading, and a rant every once in a while. Okay, so the rants might happen on a regular basis. She's still waiting for her Southern, scruffy Mr. Darcy, and in the meantime writes love stories to indulge her overactive imagination. Oh, and she's a pretty big fan of the whimsy.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Book Review - Perfectly Equipped by Lacey Silks

ABOUT THE BOOK
I'm a widowed mother. I'm not looking for love, but I guess my best friend thinks it's time to find some man-candy.
Her words, not mine.
And she's way more adventurous than me.
So when she takes me on a vacation to a nudist resort, that's the last place I expect to find the man of my dreams. A perfectly equipped man who takes my breath away and makes me forget about my secrets.
His name is Sean and he had me the moment I saw his crotch.

REVIEW
This is a very short prequil that left me wanting to find out what happens with April and Sean.  The story is sexy and given that it is a short story, it is low on plot, but still enough to make me want to read the next book.

OVERALL RATING - 4 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ VERY steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
*** USA Today Bestselling Author ***
Lacey is an Author of Erotic Romance. Her stories come from her life, dreams and fantasies. She's a happily married wife with two kids. Lacey likes to make her readers blush and experience the story as if they were the characters. Drawing on the reader's most sensitive emotions through realistic stories satisfies her more than... ...ok not really, but you get the point;) She likes a pinkish shade on a woman's cheeks, men with large feet and sexy lingerie-especially when it's torn off the body. Her favorite piece of clothing is a birthday suit.

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Book Review - 30 Days by Christine d'Abo

ABOUT THE BOOK
For years, Alyssa has been going to bed with a memory. Is she ready to wake up with a fantasy?

Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mate, but not Alyssa Barrow. She met Rob at nineteen, and they were set to live happily ever after—until he became ill. In his final days, Rob urged his beautiful, young wife not to abandon happiness—or pleasure. He even left her a special gift, a sexy game plan to help her move on: Thirty cards with instructions for thirty days of passion. You’ll know when the time is right, he’d said. Now it’s two years later, and when Alyssa meets her hot new neighbor, Harrison Kemp, she begins to think the right time is right now…

From his sculpted thighs to his devilish grin, Harrison is the kind of man women want. Before she can lose her nerve, Alyssa tells Harrison about her long-ignored cards…and asks him to help her fulfill them. It’s a favor he’s more than happy to, um, perform. With his skillful touch, and the hot press of his lips against her skin, Alyssa finds herself re-awakening to life—and a host of other sensations. But what began as not-so-innocent fun soon grows into true intimacy, and Alyssa realizes she’s opening herself up not just to sex…but to love. When it comes to a future with Harrison, what’s really in the cards?

Saucy, heartwarming, and insightful, 30 Days explores the agony—and the ecstasy—of starting over, and how a little encouragement, and a little courage, can go a long way…


REVIEW

Harrison and Alyssa make for a really hot couple.  Their romance moves slowly, but the sizzle is there from the start.  This book is full of feels and the story is well developed and written.  I recommend for anyone who is looking for a hot and sexy romance along with a good story.

OVERALL RATING - 4 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ VERY steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A romance novelist and short story writer, Christine has over thirty publications to her name. She loves to exercise and stops writing just long enough to keep her body in motion too. When she's not pretending to be a ninja in her basement, she's most likely spending time with her family and two dogs.

You can visit Christine at her website www.christinedabo.com. To hear the latest about releases, first look at covers, chapters and stories, join Christine's newsletter at www.christinedabo.com/contact.html