Cover Reveal: Entrapment (Infidelity #4) by Aleatha Romig

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Today is the cover reveal for Entrapment (Infidelity #4) by Aleatha Romig! I can’t wait to read this book as I’ve enjoyed the first 3 books in this series! You can find the whole series on amazon here. Now let me show you the cover for Entrapment!

BK4 Entrapment E-Book CoverTitle: Entrapment
Author: by Aleatha Romig
Series: Infidelity #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance/ Dark/ Suspense
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Blurb:
“The snare is set—leaving, friendships, lives, and futures dangling in the balance”

ENTRAPMENT continues the epic new romantic suspense series INFIDELITY, featuring Lennox “Nox” Demetri, Alexandria “Charli” Collins, the Montagues, and the Demetris.

The thrills, heat, and suspense continue to add up…

One chance meeting
plus…
One sexy, possessive alpha and one spunky, determined heroine
plus…
One week of uncontainable, unbridled passion
plus…
One impulsive decision
times…
Two declarations of love
divided by…
The sum of intertwining pasts, lies, and broken rules
equals…

ENTRAPMENT

“Infidelity – it isn’t what you think”

Don’t miss this latest novel in the Infidelity series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig. The classic twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions will have readers on the edge of their seats, discovering answers that continue to pose questions. Be ready to swoon one minute and scream the next.

Have you been Aleatha’d?

ENTRAPMENT is the fourth of five full-length novels in the INFIDELITY series: Betrayal, Cunning, Deception, Entrapment, and Fidelity.

*This series does not advocate nor does it condone cheating.

aleatharomig1About the Author:
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK will be published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates.

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Review: Broken Prince (The Royals #2) by Erin Watt

Broken PrinceTitle: Broken Prince
Author: Erin Watt
Series: The Royals #2
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
These Royals will ruin you…

From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself.

Reed Royal has it all—looks, status, money. The girls at his elite prep school line up to date him, the guys want to be him, but Reed never gave a damn about anyone but his family until Ella Harper walked into his life.

What started off as burning resentment and the need to make his father’s new ward suffer turned into something else entirely—keep Ella close. Keep Ella safe. But when one foolish mistake drives her out of Reed’s arms and brings chaos to the Royal household, Reed’s entire world begins to fall apart around him.

Ella doesn’t want him anymore. She says they’ll only destroy each other.

She might be right.

Secrets. Betrayal. Enemies. It’s like nothing Reed has ever dealt with before, and if he’s going to win back his princess, he’ll need to prove himself Royally worthy.

My Review:
5 “Reed Can Ruin Me Anytime” Stars

Scandalous. Sexy. Shocking. Salacious. Highly Addictive and Compelling. This series is the bomb. I totally love it.

Major credit to Elle and Jen for writing such a captivating, entertaining story. I can’t remember the last time I was this invested in a series, and it’s easily one of my favorites now. Sheer Genius.

Reed – can we just take a moment? He was a total ass in the last book but I fell for him all the same (cuz I’m a bit shallow like that.) I loved his character development in this book, and how he didn’t give up on Ella. I also loved how he let her take the lead but also stepped in to protect her where necessary.

I adore Ella – she’s a fantastic MC and the only one with any semblance of morality. She really came into her own in the second half of the book when she stood up to the bullies in school, and she didn’t shy away from telling Callum a few home truths. She is a great blend of strength and vulnerability.

I LOVE them as a couple and I’m totally rooting for them. The chemistry was amazing and all the romance/sexy scenes were perfect.

I love East too. Poor little lost boy. I hope he gets his own book as I didn’t see nearly enough of him here. In fact, I really hope Erin Watt take advantage of all the other stories they could write. I could continue reading about The Royals till I die.

Brooke and Dinah continue to grate on my nerves even though we don’t see that much of them here. You know they are waiting in the wings to cause more trouble.

This book is full of twists and turns, conflict and angst, and I lapped it all up. Because I only read PP the night before and I was kept awake half the night by that bloody brilliant cliffy, I came up with my own list of plot twists. The two revelations at the end of this book were great but I had them on my list so I can’t say I was overly shocked. To be honest, I’m glad, because I was actually terrified to read the end of this book. I kept thinking, if the cliffy is as bad as book one I won’t be able to sleep, eat, concentrate on work, or read another damned book until Twisted Palace is out. So while it’s still suspenseful, and I want to know what’s going to happen next, I think I can just about hold myself intact until the next book is ready.

If you don’t like the shock-factor or soap-opera-type drama then you should steer clear of this series. It is definitely more explicit than your average YA book but I don’t doubt it’s authenticity and I applaud the authors for going there. It was so entertaining as a result and it really does stand out from the crowd.

The writing is fantastic and it’s fast-paced. It’s virtually unputdownable so make sure you set aside a decent chunk of time to read it because someone will have to pry it away from you otherwise!

If you haven’t started this series yet then what are you waiting for!

Thanks to Elle’s publicist for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

As an aside this would be awesome on the small screen.

Review: Paper Princess (The Royals #1) by Erin Watt

Paper PrincessTitle: Paper Princess
Author: Erin Watt
Series: The Royals #1
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.

My Review:
Oh, good, God, I’ve just finished and I think I might be having a coronary – I need the next book so badly I can scarcely breathe.

Quite simply, that was magnificent. I adored every word. I started last night and stayed up until 4am and the only reason I didn’t finish it straight away today was because I had to work.

Those Royal boys are super-hot brats but I can’t help loving them, especially Easton and Reed. They are naughty, naughty, boys but I love that brash, cocky, over-protective type. Right up my alley.

Ella was a great MC, tough, gutsy, with a wicked cool mouth – she was well able for Reed & Co. She did have a vulnerable side though and my heart ached for her at the end.

The high school setting was great and I either loved or hated all the secondary characters.

There are a few things that were a bit ew – like their Dad and that slut having sex in front of them all. It didn’t seem to fit his character, but it was such a minor issue that it in no way dented my overall enjoyment.

I have read many of Elle’s books, although I haven’t read Jen Frederick before, but I have to say the writing was flawless and full of all the things I love about Elle’s books in general – the witty banter, hysterical scenes, lots of kissing and sexy scenes, plenty of angst and drama etc.

This was more sexually explicit than your normal YA read but they have put a 17+recommended reading age on it which addresses that issue.

Now, that ending – holy moly – it was sheer brilliance. Honestly, my heart is pounding in my chest. How the heck am I expected to read another book after that ending?! I can’t – my heart is in the shredder. (Giving myself a pep talk – must calm down before said suspected coronary becomes a real one.) I had a feeling I knew what was coming but I was only partly right. I guessed the person involved (never trusted her from the start) and I suspected she was going to walk in on something like that, but it was still completely unexpected! (Being vague on purpose as I don’t want to give away spoilers)

Awesome! I love cliffhanger endings (I love torturing myself.)

Cannot wait for part 2 – I’m actually really glad I waited until now to read this so I only have a couple of days to wait. I’ll be on a countdown.

I received a copy of this book from the author’s publicist in exchange for my honest review. Thank you so much, Nina!

Blog Tour: Hitched (Imperfect Love #2) by Kendall Ryan

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Today is my stop during the blog tour for Hitched: Volume Two (Imperfect Love #2) by Kendall Ryan. I share my review of this book with you today. And you can also find the book trailer and an excerpt of the book in this post.

Hitched 2Title: Hitched: Volume Two
Author: Kendall Ryan
Series: Imperfect Love #2
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Arranged marriage? Check.

Cocky new husband? Check.

It’s a marriage of convenience—one I’m determined to keep strictly professional. I can’t be stupid enough to fall for this sexy playboy’s charm or advances. I have to be strong, even if he is my husband.

Except he has a huge cock with an even bigger ego, and his main goal in life seems to be getting me to stroke both. The arrogant bastard is like sweet, sugary candy for my libido. I know he’s bad for me.

But I want to devour every wicked inch of him.

With his sexual prowess and experience, I know he’ll be explosive in the bedroom. And since we’re stuck together for the foreseeable future—keeping up this marriage charade long enough to turn the company profitable again—I deserve something to look forward to at the end of a long workday, right?

What could one little taste hurt?

My Review:
4 Hot for Noah stars.

The second installment in Kendall’s new series picks up pretty much exactly where it left off in Volume 1. Our couple is growing closer but Olivia doesn’t realize that Noah is keeping secrets -both professional and personal- from her, and you just now it’s going to explode in his face at some point.

Noah continues to be the star of this show for me. His concern and support for Olivia are so heartwarming even if some of it is misguided. Olivia is learning to let go of her inner control freak and she is growing as the depth of the feelings she has for Noah develop. However, the shocking cliffhanger at the end is going to set them back. There is no way Noah is going to be able to convince her that his actions were genuine and not because of the contract. Even though it was obvious where this was leading, it was still a tremendous place to end. Great job Ms. Ryan.

We have more sexy times in this installment and I love the chemistry between our couple. I am totally rooting for them. Big style.

The banter was witty, with plenty of sparks flying, except for a cringy scene where Noah is referencing intimate bodily parts using crude juvenile speak that was completely unnatural for a grown man to use.

The last installment left us at a great point in the story but I was a little dismayed that it was dismissed so quickly and easily in this volume. This could have been fleshed out to add greater tension and conflict. As it currently stands it was a blatant plot device to add maximum shock-factor without any real depth.

This book focuses mainly on the burgeoning relationship between Olivia and Noah and less on the corporate situation.

I’m finding it more and more difficult to suspend my disbelief as this series progresses. The overriding premise of this story just isn’t believable. I worked in corporate management for almost twenty years and you cannot convince me that any board would be swayed by co-CEO’s getting married and having a baby. I really can’t fathom how them having a baby has anything to do with stabilizing the ship or that the board would be less inclined to look for potential buyers if they announce a pregnancy. Strong performance and strong financials is the only measure that would count, in my opinion.

I worked in an alpha-male corporate environment where it was frowned upon when female employees became pregnant, and all kinds of sexist remarks would be bandied about. (It was totally disgusting and there was little I could do to change that aspect of the corporate culture.) Basically, female employees, no matter how strong a performer they were, were pretty much written off after pregnancy. Now, perhaps this fictional world is intended to be different, but I don’t think so given how some of the male employees have been portrayed thus far. So, to me, announcing Olivia’s pregnancy will send a death knell, not have the opposite effect. Unless it turns out that the fathers, in all their scheming, actually care more for their children than the company and that’s really what’s going on. I could buy that more readily even though that wouldn’t really make much sense either. But it’s the easier pill to swallow.

The other issue that niggles at me is blatant lapses in editing in relation to aspects of the timeline and some of the scenes. I spotted three glaring errors in the first couple of chapters alone. Not enough to dent my enjoyment but enough to frustrate me a little.

Reading back over this review it might come across like I didn’t enjoy the book which isn’t’ the case at all. It was still an engrossing read. The last one was a 5-star read but this one is rated lower because of the aforementioned issues. However, that doesn’t detract from the fact that it’s hugely entertaining and I am enjoying the characters and very invested in reading the conclusion to their story.

Thanks to Inkslinger PR and the author for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

EXCERPT
“What’s wrong?” I ask.
“Just a little tight, is all.”
I inhale through my nose. I have to shove the pregnancy stuff to the back corner of my brain. We’re a long way off from Olivia letting me pump her full of my semen anyhow, so why am I stressing about it now? The first step is showing her how compatible we can be.
And that starts now.
I smile at her. “Sit tight. I’ll be right back.”
I grab a bottle of massage oil from the hall closet and return to the living room. The soft jazz music seems to float in the air, creating a pleasant buzz in the atmosphere.
Olivia’s eyes widen when I rejoin her on the couch, but she doesn’t question me.
“I’ll give you a massage,” I suggest. “Take off your sweatshirt.”
Olivia flinches, chewing on her lip while she watches me. “But I’m not wearing anything underneath.”
That’s the idea. “I promise not to look.”
She hesitates for another second, then turns her back to me and pulls her shirt over her head, dropping it to the floor. The creamy canvas in front of me is one to be admired. The twin dimples in her lower back near the band of her leggings would make lesser men weep.
I warm a few drops of oil between my palms and rest my hands on her stiff shoulders.
“Relax. Okay?”

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Kendall Ryan Headshot 1 picAbout the Author:
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras

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Release Day Blitz: Hitched (Imperfect Love #2) by Kendall Ryan

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Today is the release day for Hitched: Volume Two (Imperfect Love #2) by Kendall Ryan. There’s a trailer and excerpt for this book in this post.

Hitched 2Title: Hitched: Volume Two
Author: Kendall Ryan
Series: Imperfect Love #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Arranged marriage? Check.

Cocky new husband? Check.

It’s a marriage of convenience—one I’m determined to keep strictly professional. I can’t be stupid enough to fall for this sexy playboy’s charm or advances. I have to be strong, even if he is my husband.

Except he has a huge cock with an even bigger ego, and his main goal in life seems to be getting me to stroke both. The arrogant bastard is like sweet, sugary candy for my libido. I know he’s bad for me.

But I want to devour every wicked inch of him.

With his sexual prowess and experience, I know he’ll be explosive in the bedroom. And since we’re stuck together for the foreseeable future—keeping up this marriage charade long enough to turn the company profitable again—I deserve something to look forward to at the end of a long workday, right?

What could one little taste hurt?

EXCERPT
“What’s wrong?” I ask.
“Just a little tight, is all.”
I inhale through my nose. I have to shove the pregnancy stuff to the back corner of my brain. We’re a long way off from Olivia letting me pump her full of my semen anyhow, so why am I stressing about it now? The first step is showing her how compatible we can be.
And that starts now.
I smile at her. “Sit tight. I’ll be right back.”
I grab a bottle of massage oil from the hall closet and return to the living room. The soft jazz music seems to float in the air, creating a pleasant buzz in the atmosphere.
Olivia’s eyes widen when I rejoin her on the couch, but she doesn’t question me.
“I’ll give you a massage,” I suggest. “Take off your sweatshirt.”
Olivia flinches, chewing on her lip while she watches me. “But I’m not wearing anything underneath.”
That’s the idea. “I promise not to look.”
She hesitates for another second, then turns her back to me and pulls her shirt over her head, dropping it to the floor. The creamy canvas in front of me is one to be admired. The twin dimples in her lower back near the band of her leggings would make lesser men weep.
I warm a few drops of oil between my palms and rest my hands on her stiff shoulders.
“Relax. Okay?”

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Kendall Ryan Headshot 1 picAbout the Author:
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras

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Review: Never Never: Part Two (Never Never #2) by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Never Never part twoTitle: Never Never: Part Two
Author: Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
Series: Never Never #2
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Blurb:
“Never forget that I was your first real kiss. Never forget that you’ll be my last.
And never stop loving me between all of them.
Never stop, Charlie.
Never forget.”

Silas races against time as more truths unravel, while others twist tighter together. And now, the stakes are higher as Silas’ control slips and others begin to point fingers. Charlie is in trouble and he must be the one to bridge the chasm between their past and their present. Because somewhere between I love yous and Never Nevers and Never Agains, a truth they can’t imagine, beckons to be found.

“Where are you, Charlie?”

My Review:
I really love Silas and Charlie and some things are starting to make sense though it’s still very mysterious. My only complaint is regarding the length, it was way too short, and why is it taking so long to release the next installment? I really feel if you are going to serialize a story in this way then you should release a new installment every month. Still excellent though and I’m anxiously awaiting the next one.

Release Day Blitz: Keep (Seaside Pictures #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

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Today is the surprise release day for Keep (Seaside Pictures #2) by Rachel Van Dyken! I share some information about this book and a teaser!

keepTitle: Keep
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Seaside Pictures #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
My name’s shouted on rooftops.
It’s written on bras, bathroom stalls, hell my name is everywhere. To say my name is to experience an orgasm without ever leaving your house.
My name?
Zane “Saint” Andrews.
I’m sex.
I’m a rock god.
I’m also a virgin.
What they don’t know won’t kill them right? Give the people what they want. And what they want is the idea of me; the pleasure they gain at listening to my song and knowing without a doubt I’m talking about them and only them.
It worked for a while.
Until a nerdy girl with glasses falls at my feet, literally, and suddenly I don’t want to be Saint anymore, what I want? What I really need?
Is to be kept.
By her.

RachelAuthorheadshotAbout the Author:
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
You can connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/rachelvandyken or join her fan group Rachel’s New Rockin Readers. Her website is www.rachelvandykenauthor.com.

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Blog Tour: Hitched by Kendall Ryan

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Today is my stop during the blog tour for Hitched by Kendall Ryan! I share my review of this book today with you and there are some teaser pictures.

hitched 1Title: Hitched: Volume One
Author: Kendall Ryan
Series: Imperfect Love #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 stars
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Blurb:
Marry the girl I’ve had a crush on my whole life? Check.

Inherit a hundred-billion-dollar company? Check.

Produce an heir… Wait, what?

I have ninety days to knock up my brand-new fake wife. There’s only one problem—she hates my guts.

And in the fine print of the contract? The requirement that we produce an heir.

She can’t stand to be in the same room with me. Says she’ll never be in my bed.

But I’ve never backed down from a challenge and I’m not about to start now.

Mark my words—I’ll have her begging for me, and it won’t take ninety days.

On the heels of her smash hit and New York Times bestselling SCREWED series, Kendall Ryan brings you HITCHED, a romantic comedy that delivers heart and heat. A NYC playboy turned business mogul has ninety days to win over the woman he’s always desired in order to save his father’s company. One tiny problem: She hates his guts.

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My Review:
Sizzling hot chemistry, wicked, witty banter, conniving families, and a corporate world in meltdown mode, this book was totally drool-worthy, and I lapped it right up. Kendall Ryan has delivered in spades with this new series. I am already salivating at the prospect of what’s coming next, and after that ending? Damn, I need the next installment RIGHT NOW.

I think I’m supposed to hate Noah but I totally loved him. He is loud, obnoxious, and totally inappropriate at times, but also an absolute sweetheart, with a genuine fondness for Olivia, and a fervent desire to protect the business their fathers built and ensure the employees have a future to look forward to. He’s also sexy as sin. I don’t know how Olivia ever thought she could resist him.

They have both secretly harbored crushes on each other since their teenage years but neither will admit it yet. Their hysterical back-and-forth banter made me laugh out loud and Noah’s persistent attempts at seduction definitely raised my blood pressure.

Olivia is the perfect modern-day career woman. Driven and hard-working, she is determined to turn the business around. She is starting to realize that Noah has the same goals and ambitions and that they need each other in order to bring the company forward and halt all the greedy corporate bloodsuckers waiting in the wings. I sense they will make a formidable team, both in and out of the bedroom. But that is yet to be seen.

Character development was strong but I expect no less from Kendall Ryan. She writes great characters with spunk and tenacity and plenty of interesting flaws. But it’s the wonderful dialogue between our two mains and the simmering chemistry that is bubbling away under the surface that made this book the perfect read.

I’m totally hooked, and I cannot wait to continue this series.

Highly recommended for fans of sexy romantic comedy.

Thanks to the author and Inkslinger PR for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Praise for Hitched:
“Charming, swoony and playful, Kendall Ryan’s Hitched left me salivating for more. More Noah, more Olivia, more of this series which already has my heart all aflutter, my smile perma-pinned to my face, and my mind aching for answers.” — Give Me Books

“Hitched was a perfect non-stop read!” – Jacqueline’s Reads

“Childhood friends and now frenemies forced to wed and make a baby in mere months? I’m IN!” – Bookalicious Babes Blog

“Fun, flirty and steamy, Hitched will have you addicted from the first word! Kendall Ryan delivered big time, I’m practically salivating for more!” – Angie, Angie and Jessica’s Dreamy Reads

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Kendall Ryan Headshot 1 picAbout the Author:
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras

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Blog Tour: His by Brenda Rothert

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Today is my stop during the blog tour for His by Brenda Rothert. I really enjoyed this book and share my review with you today.

HIS_BrendaRothertTitle: His
Author: Brenda Rothert
Series: standalone
Rating: 4.5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Quinn
I’d say I’m down on my luck, but that’s an understatement. I’m flat on my ass. Homeless, hungry and in hiding with my little sister at the age of twenty-one, I’ve never been so desperate. I’ve hit rock bottom when I get an offer I can’t refuse. Sell my body to save my sister? There’s nothing I won’t do to keep her safe. I make the rules and I’m not afraid to defend myself if this rich guy crosses the line. But once I see beneath his cold, calculating façade, the lines aren’t so clear anymore.

Andrew
She’s an intoxicating mix of tough and vulnerable I’ve never known before. This homeless woman who fits right into my upper-class world is running from someone powerful, and I’ll do whatever it takes to protect her. But Quinn isn’t meant to be controlled, so I’m forced to choose between owning her and loving her. I’ve finally met my match, and I’ll do whatever it takes to make her truly mine.

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My Review:
A modern-day Pretty Woman that will leave you with all the feels. I adored this well-written, character-driven story that ended with a fantastic HEA.

I devoured His in one sitting, staying up until 4am to finish it. This is my second Brenda Rothert book (the other one was amazing too) and it most definitely won’t be my last. Boy, can this woman write a great yarn!

Andrew and Quinn were great characters, both dealing with the aftermath of traumatic experiences. Andrew lost his father in 9/11 and he has been solely focused and driven ever since. After managing to extricate himself from a more-recent nasty situation, he is hell-bent on avoiding relationships and only engaging in sexual one-nighters that he’s paid for. As you do. When fiesty Quinn enters his life he finds himself eating his words. Very quickly one night becomes a six-month contract and thus our story begins.

Quinn is running from a hidden past and doing everything in her power to keep herself and her younger sister Bethy away from the person chasing them. They have been barely surviving on the streets these last four years and when she crosses paths with Andrew it couldn’t come at a better time. She has literally reached rock-bottom.

I really enjoyed Quinn’s character, especially how she had matured as a result of her life experiences. She grew up protected and cared for and money was no object. Overnight, all that she had known was gone. Driven by a need to protect Bethy, she has forsaken all that she used to take for granted. When she is thrust into Andrew’s world, she is uncomfortable with the excess and the obscene wealth and, as a reader, we really get to see how much she has grown and developed. She didn’t want to sit around his house being pampered, so she went out and volunteered with the homeless. In the process, Andrew’s perspective on things began to change and his admiration and respect for Quinn accelerated.

I loved how patient Andrew was with Quinn, waiting until she was fully ready to consummate their relationship. The slow build of their romance was beautiful, not without its angsty moments, but it was credible and I believed in their chemistry.

Andrew became so protective of Quinn and it was so sweet. Ah swoon, he was perfect. And that epilogue? Amazing – loved it so much!

Most of the book focused on their relationship, with the other subplot only picking up in the last third of the book. I did think it was a little rushed and there was an opportunity to add more conflict and drama, but, to be fair, it didn’t dent my enjoyment of the book, as it really was a fantastic read.

I enjoy Brenda’s writing style, the book flowed at a consistent pace, and it was well edited.

I did find it a little bizarre that Dawson picked a homeless girl to bring to his boss. Surely, a man like Andrew would have gone to a discreet, high-class escort agency to get his hook-ups? I was also wary of Bean and it seemed out of character that Quinn would trust her sister with anyone, even if Bean had been their friend for two years.Anyway, I was able to overlook these issues and just enjoy it.

In summary, this was a great read and one I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Actual Rating 4.5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher and Inkslinger PR for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:
Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

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Today is my stop during the release day blitz for the paperback version of Remembering Everly (Lost & Found #2) by J.L. Berg. There’s an excerpt of the book, some teasers and a tour wide giveaway.

Berg_RememberingEverly_E-BookTitle: Remembering Everly
Author: J.L. Berg
Series: Lost & Found #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
***NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT FOR THE FIRST TIME***

After a stunning cliffhanger ending in Forgetting August, USA Today bestselling author J.L. Berg delivers the happily ever after that fans have been waiting for in the sequel, REMEMBERING EVERLY.

After two years in a coma, August Kinkaid has forgotten the darkness in his past. But his past hasn’t forgotten him. His beautiful former fiancée, Everly, remembers every tumultuous moment of their stormy relationship. The sizzling passion. The web of lies. And the terrible secret Everly’s been hiding since her last fateful night with August.

Now the truth is out and August remembers everything. As his long-buried memories come flooding back, he begins to understand why Everly would want to move on with her life. Why she would give her heart to another man. And why August should try to forget her once and for all.

But he can’t give up on the only woman he’s ever loved. Even if he has to reopen old wounds—and face the darkest demons of his past—August will do whatever it takes for a second chance with Everly. He let her slip away once. He’s not about to spend the rest of his life remembering Everly when he could be holding her in his arms forever…

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Secrets.
They had the ability to destroy lives, obliterate relationships and sabotage even the strongest partnerships. Big or small . . . it didn’t matter. Even the tiniest white lie had the power to corrode—to shatter and dismantle everything you loved.
I’d carried a secret so big, for so long that sometimes I felt physically weak from its weight. I had thought I could carry its burden to my grave—that eventually its truth would die along with me.
But secrets never die.
They live on far longer than we do, and they always find their way to the surface.
Mine certainly did.
Sitting alone in the apartment I shared with my fiancé, I gently rolled the smooth green stone between my thumb and forefinger, over and over, remembering the day it was returned to me.
In all our years together, I’d never seen August so cold. So lifeless.
It frightened me to my core.
But I still hadn’t told anyone. It had been three days and I had yet to tell my fiancé or best friend about the events that had taken place in that bridal shop. As far as Ryan and Sarah knew, August had rudely interrupted my bridal appointment to tell me he had his memories back—that was all.
Nothing more, nothing less.
Why hadn’t I elaborated? I didn’t want to admit my shame. I couldn’t share this secret, my darkest lie. What would they think of me? I was the reason August had been in that hospital bed for two years. And the worst part? I’d lied about it—to everyone.
Even those closest to me. Even August. I was the worst kind of human.
I knew Ryan would tell me the opposite. He would comfort me as I told him the truth, holding me as I shared my story about the awful truth from that night.
There was no mugger.
There was only me.

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J.L. Berg_Photo Credit Studio FBJAbout the Author:
Author J.L. Berg is a California native living in the South. She is the author of the self-pubbed Ready series. When she’s not writing, you can find her with her nose stuck in a romance book, in a yoga studio, or devouring anything chocolate.

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