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Captivate Me (Ravage MC #5) by Ryan Michele Review Tour & Giveaway

 

 

Title: Captivate Me
Series: Ravage MC Book 5
Author: Ryan Michele
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Cover Design: Melissa Gill @MGbookcovers
Photographer: Sara Eirew

 

 

 

 

 

The Ravage MC is a family. Always has been, always will be. But life took them all on a different path, a path where they suffered loss, betrayal, and heartache. 

 


Now it all comes down to this moment: a day of reckoning. After all, now they know the cause of all the turmoil their lives have become. And only one thing is on their minds: vengeance. 

As with everything else, revenge comes at a price. And sometimes, the cost is far greater than one can bear. 

Can they live with their choices and the consequences? 

Or will the entire club feel more pain and loss?

** Please note, this is the final, full-length novel in the Ravage Motorcycle Club series. It is told from several different points of view, including but not limited to Buzz, Bella, Breaker, Pops, and Ma. Of course, in true Ryan Michele fashion, there are twists, turns, suspense, and action to keep you on your toes and the pages flying. Add in a feisty romance with alpha male hotness, including a m/f/m ménage scene, and like all the Ravage novels, it is intended for mature audiences only. **

 

 

 

Josie's review

 

4.5 stars

I’ve followed this series since reading Ravage Me and it is with great sadness that I write my final review.  Captivate Me promised to bring an end to the person who has caused so much chaos to the club. Holy moly I was not prepared for all the shocks, danger and drama.  This story is told in multiple POV’S and while it focuses on bringing an end to the danger to the club, it also focuses on Breaker and Buzz, the 2 brothers who I’ve always wanted to know more about.

 

OK so here’s the thing I’m not saying a peep on what goes on in this book. It’s the conclusion that fans have been waiting for so honestly I hope nothing gets spoiled for you.  The men of the Ravage MC are still total bad ass alphas and it’s doubled with the imminent danger lurking.  Buzz and Breaker are to die for. I’m so glad we get to see their pasts and their future in this book. These 2 brother take dominance to a whole other level.  Captivate Me was a roller coaster ride from start to finish, and yes we still get the scorching hot sex scenes that we’ve all come to expect within this MC. 

 

As usual the mix of danger and romance balances out perfectly with this conclusion. And let me just say this, we get the surprise of our life when all is revealed.   This series started out with a bang and boy oh boy does it ever end with one.  This conclusion was worth the wait and anticipation.  I’m saddened to see its end but so pleased with what Ryan Michele has given her readers. I highly recommend this series.  Be prepared for the ride of your life!!!

 

 

 

 

“OMG! WOW! HOLY CRAP ON A CRACKER! WHAT A RIDE!!!! I’m still trying to gather all my thoughts from this story. HOLY COW! Ryan has outdone herself with this one” ~5 Star Goodreads Review by Mary


“Oh my God! I loved this book! I was captivated from start to finish.” ~5 Star Goodreads Review by Danielle


“I loved every minute of this book. . . . I HIGHLY recommend this whole series…go one-click.” ~5 Star Goodreads Review by Author Groupies

 

 

 

 

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Ryan Michele found her passion in making fictional characters come to life. She loves being in an imaginative world where anything is possible and has a knack for special twists readers don’t see coming.
She writes MC, Contemporary, Erotic, Paranormal, New Adult, Inspirational, and many more romances. And whether it’s bikers, wolf shifters, mafia, or beyond, Ryan spends her time making sure her heroes are strong and her heroines match them at every turn.
When she isn’t writing, Ryan is a mom and wife living in rural Illinois and reading by her pond in the warm sun.

 

 

 

 

 

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Possession (Steel Brothers Saga #3) By Helen Hardt Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway

 

 

 

 


Possession (Steel Brothers Saga #3)
By Helen Hardt
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Synopsis



Jade Roberts’s love for Talon Steel is the real deal, and she’s more determined than ever to help him come to grips with whatever is haunting him. To that end, she continues her investigation of the Steels…and unknowingly attracts some dangerous foes from their shrouded history.

Talon loves Jade deeply and longs to possess her forever, so he faces his worst fears and exposes his rawest wounds in an attempt to heal. The road is icy and treacherous, but if he perseveres and comes out whole on the other side, he’ll finally be worthy of Jade’s love.

The untamed passion between the two still blazes, but as the horrors of Talon’s past resurface, Jade and Talon aren’t safe…
 


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Josie's review

 

4.5 stars

Please read books 1 and 2 before reading this review it will contain spoilers. This book may also contain triggers.

 

Well its finally here the third and final book for Talon and Jade. We get the answers to the mystery behind Talon.  Talon has suffered a heinous and vicious act as a child and in this book the author takes readers further into the events that transpired.  I had to put my book down several times and weep for the boy and man that is Talon.  The author gives us the ugly details and she does not skip out on the descriptions, smells and sounds.  I actually felt everything that Talon experienced and it broke me.  This story is a very emotional one and the journey and growth that we see Talon and Jade go through over the 3 books is worth the wait, anger and the tears.

 

Talon has finally decided to get some much needed help for his anger and PTSD.  He loves his blue eyed Jade. He is struggling to come to terms with his past and to find a balance.  He doesn’t know how to love or how to be in a relationship but he knows that he can’t be without Jade.  We see Talon struggle with his feelings and in his determination to find out more about his dark nightmares.  Jade is still the force in their relationship, she never gives up on Talon or on her love for him.  She’s patient and welcomes his dominance and his need to control and keep her safe. However, she’s also learned to push his buttons too, I loved that. 

 

We slowly see the truth about Talon’s past and his concerns.  Jade and Talon dig deeper to uncover the secret of the Steel family and in the process uncover the truth behind Talon’s demons.  These two grow so much in this series. Their love and commitment to one another strengthens even more in this last book. There were so many secrets and twists in this book my head was swimming with emotion.  When the dusts settled, Talon and the Steel’s past are finally revealed. Will justice be served?  Will Talon find the peace he so desperately seeks?  This was perfect conclusion to a great story. An absolute must read!

 

 

 



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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.

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COVER REVEAL: Tiny Threads by Jami Denise

 

 

Title: Tiny Threads
Series: A Snapdragon Novel
Author: Jami Denise
Release: November 15, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Jenna always thought her marriage was what fairy tales were made of. That was until the heels on her glass slippers snapped and left her tumbling down to reality.

 

But knights in shining armor tend to tarnish after twenty years, and she’s far from the wide-eyed princess she’d once been. Four kids, money problems and a crumbling marriage tend to wipe away all the shiny and bright and bring on the reality of broken dreams.
Royal Grainger knows he’s a lucky man—in theory. His wife is caring and beautiful, he has four amazing kids and his own business, and yet, he’s miserable. He’s detached, tired, and dissatisfied. No matter what he does, it’s not enough—for anyone.
The Grainger’s know they’re treading in the deep end, and they have to work together to push through the pain, the hurt, and the monotony of a long stale marriage to reconnect again. A marriage once full of passion and consideration, becomes one full of bitterness and resentment.
The past comes back to haunt them in a way they never imagined and their happily ever after becomes a battle.
Whatever it takes. The stakes are too high to let go, and for each other, they’ll walk through fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jami Denise is an up and coming writer from Southern California.
She writes Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Erotic Romance.

Her books are always on the spicy side with a little bit of sweet to make you swoon. Her feisty kittens always give the bad boys a run for their money. She likes taking risks, pushing her characters into directions that challenge the reader and take them out of their element. You’ll usually find the unexpected to happen in her stories. Life isn’t always pretty, and she likes to layer her words with true grit.

She is a self-professed cat lady, addicted to coffee and Monster, cupcake lip balm, and loves all things old,grungy,and fast. She’s well versed in sarcasm, and the F-word is her favorite adjective.

When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, or fingers on a keyboard, she’s spending time with family and friends, watching old movies, and waiting for the next felon to come sweep her off her feet.

 

 

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Divine Redemption by Rose Hudson Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway

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Cover Design: Jessica Hildreth / Love N Covers

Release Date: September 28, 2016

 

Synopsis

I showed Erin the darkest parts of me, and she stayed. We were supposed to start our new life—my Beauty and me. But in one breath, faster than a hairpin trigger… she’s gone.

With unquenchable vengeance, my stepmother brought back a past I thought I’d escaped. She has Erin in her grasp, and the police can’t save her. The FBI can’t save her. Only I can. I’ve never had to fight against the grip of the past because I’ve never had a reason—I’ve never loved. But my love for Erin has given me purpose. The fear of losing her is my reason for redemption.

In this story of a life for a life, how many lives can be saved? How many lives will be lost?

 

 

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Megan's review

 

Review for Divine Redemption

3 stars

Book two in this series * It’s a must to read Divine Conspiracy first…No spoilers given but it’s a continuing duet that needs to be read together.

 

When I read Divine Conspiracy I knew going in there would be two books. I knew nothing else and I liked it that way. I liked the effect this duet had but I don’t think it needed more than one to tell the story. There was a lot of getting to know Erin and Patrick separately in the first.  The big conclusion with the 2nd.  And, YES, their chemistry (thankfully NOT instant anything, but mere attraction) was spot on, the true story took a while to get there. Take away some of the detailed….details 🙂 one single book would have been my cup of tea! Combine that with the events in DR. I think it truly could have been one hell of a book! Together I would rate it a good 4.  The suspense, the romantic involvement and just the story overall, truly was well done.

 

I will say the high from Divine Conspiracy carried through the start of Divine Redemption and possibly made me love book 2 so much more than the first because of my body’s reaction and my brain needs to know….EVERY FREAKING THING!!!  If I would have waited any amount of time between the two books I guarantee my rush wouldn’t be the same, therefore my feelings for this WOULD NOT be the same.

 

I’ve had enough. I want to know that tomorrow we will all wake up in the same house and continue moving forward with this dream life.

 

“Sometimes we have to find something that separates us- redeems us. I hope you find your redemption.”
“I am. I know who it is who changed me.”

 

 

 

Review for Divine Conspiracy

3 stars

 

This was like a good TV show that just happens to be on when you enter the room. At one glance you stop moving, eventually sitting down and curling up.  While I couldn’t read this in one sitting, I surely wanted to continue even when I had to stop. This was my feeling for most of the book. I wasn’t quite sure what I was in for. I read the blurb a while ago and when it loaded I went in blind.  I could have refreshed my mindset and checked the blurb but I kept on.  As Erin and Patrick unfolded so did my engrossment.

 

I can feel his eyes on me, casting a shadow of heavy want.

Why does it all of a sudden feel like we’re playing a cruel game with one another? Forcing boundaries and tethering ourselves to leashes that keep us just out of reach.

 

I liked the suspense that Patrick led and I think when he wasn’t being all white knight… well no…I liked his first appearance but what I loved was his internal battle. Once he decided he’d friend it, I really wanted that to grow before the high horsed flirty and smooth talking went down.  It seemed once their lips touched, even in the friend line it wasn’t really friends at all.  Just boundaries.  It changed the feel of them for me.

 

I didn’t care for the Patrick give and pull mental game. While it was my mentality he toyed with and not Erin’s, I wish he would have been stable enough to stick to one way and then develop the strong tie with Erin. I get that he wanted that distance but he didn’t follow it.

 

“Erin, I know I said I’d try to be your friend, but I can’t. Come home with me tonight. Just once. Just tonight.”

 

I got to say everything leading up to the end of the book was all straight line but at the very pitfall of the insight I was on the edge of my seat. Finally this story has my full attention and luckily I can dive into book two!

 

She didn’t know who I was, but she knows who I am.

 

 

 

 

 

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About the Author

 

Born and raised southern girl. Mother, Wife, and lover of all things music, books and good people. Lives on the family farm with her cows, barn cats, a horse named Starbaby and a donkey named Honky Tonk. If she isn’t tending to all of the above, you can find her reading, writing, or recording audiobooks.

 

 

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Outsider (Exodus End #2) by Olivia Cunning Release Blitz & Review

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Outsider Release Date

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September 27, 2016

Outsider Blurb

Reagan Elliot should be living her dream…

She’s touring with Exodus End as their new rhythm guitarist and gaining more notoriety and fame than she ever imagined possible.

She’s earned the devoted love of not only one, but two spectacular men. Her committed threesome with sexy guitarist Trey Mills and her hunky bodyguard Ethan Conner is stable, loving, deep, and satisfying for all involved.

But sometimes the world sees things differently and is determined to destroy what it doesn’t understand.

Can Reagan’s relationship with Trey and Ethan survive the cruel backlash of the media, her family, and a bigoted public? Or will the talented musician lose everything she holds dear in the face of her own burgeoning doubts?

Outsider is the second book in the Exodus End World Tour series. It’s also the sequel to Double Time, the fifth book in the Sinners on Tour series.

 

 

 

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Jodie's review

3 stars

I am a huge fan of Sinners on Tour and I love Olivia’s writing style but for me this time it didn’t hit the mark.  There is a large gap between this book and when we were last with this couple so it took me a second to get back into the grove.  And to get all my feelings back in place to the point I almost wish I did a reread.

This book takes place the same time that Insider took place and honestly it got to be a bit much of the same story just different POV once it start to come back.  To me this time around Reagan almost killed the book.  She was whiny, self absorbed and truly, she was annoying.  I almost wanted her out of the relationship, no that’s a lie I did want her out. I don’t remember hating her as much the first time around.  I loved Ethan and Trey , I loved every alone minute they had together.  Trey completely steals more of your heart and left me saying he deserves more.  I loved getting his and Brian’s back story, I loved the way Olivia gave it to us and honestly my heart broke for Trey.  Trey’s parents get 5 stars and honestly can I just have a whole book with just Gwen.

I think for me I knew the story and I was just picking details out.  The sex was HOT and what you expect but for me the story wasn’t solid.  Still definitely worth your time if you are looking for a HOT MMF and I loved being back with the band I just wish it was maybe a different couple.

 

 

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Olivia Cunning Author PhotoCombining her love for romantic fiction and rock ‘n roll, USA Today Best-Selling Author Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians.

Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, she attended her first Styx concert at age six and fell instantly in love with live music. She’s been known to travel over a thousand miles just to see a favorite band in concert. As a teen, she discovered her second love, romantic fiction — first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own. 

 

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Blue by Jill Patten Blog Tour & Review

 

 

 

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He is a thief.
She is his victim.
Lance King, known as Blue, is the charming, local surfer bad boy everyone falls for. This comes in handy since he enjoys taking advantage of privileged college kids as they throw money around wherever they go. What turns out to be a typical spring break quickly changes when he meets the one tourist who exceeds his expectations.
Phoebe McCormick is on her way to having the time of her life. With Panama City Beach in her sights, and her two best friends by her side, the possibilities are endless, or so she thinks. What she isn’t expecting is Blue, the local surfer to nearly ruin her long anticipated spring break. Her carefree attitude and his charismatic personality is the perfect combination for a successful friendship, but their relationship turns out to be anything but. Once the fantasy world of spring break is over and life resumes in Pennsylvania, a secret she thought she’d be able to keep hidden emerges, making it difficult to ignore.
He steals her money, but she will steal something far more valuable from him — a memento that will forever change his life.
She is a thief.
He is her victim.
**This is a standalone**

 

 

 

Maybe he can be my one-night stand. I’d do him.
Shouldn’t I at least have a memorable night of sex before I go back home? Hell, I’m getting ahead of myself. He might not have any interest in sex. He might be one of those rare guys who still have morals and not fuck the girl until the second date.
He pushes up on his arms, giving me room to breathe. “Please don’t tell me you’re mad. My feelings will be hurt if you didn’t enjoy that as much as I did.” He smiles and it’s infectious.
I shake my head. “No, I’m not mad. A little surprised. And you’ve left me wondering what your intentions are now,” I state, challenging him to spill his guts.
“Does there have to be an agenda?” he asks. “Can’t a hot guy such as myself kiss a beautiful girl like you all because he wants to see if her succulent lips taste as good as they look?”
I narrow my eyes at him then bust out in laughter. “That has to be the corniest pick-up line I’ve ever heard. Do you say that to all the girls?”
“No. Just the ones I want. Just you,” he says with a blank expression. His clear, blue eyes burn into mine with too much seriousness for my liking. Whatever it is he sees in me, he needs to erase the vision quick. I’m not one to settle into a serious relationship, especially a long distance one. And I’m definitely not one for a good lay whenever he sees fit, if that’s what he’s going for. If sex is involved, it’s because I want it.
My mouth suddenly goes dry. I don’t know how to take his declaration. “Well, okay then.”
He rolls away from me, resting his body on his elbows. “Sorry.” He looks up at the starry sky. “Molly gets pissed at me when I don’t use my filter.” He turns his head and looks my way. “I’m kind of straight-forward. I don’t see any sense in pussy-footing around with what I want to say—or do.”
“Nothing wrong with that, I guess,” I say with a shrug. “I prefer someone to be honest with me rather than feed me a line of bullshit. But as for doing what you want…that can get you in a lot of trouble. You’re lucky I didn’t haul off and punch you in the face.” I chuckle. “But, you’re Molly’s brother and I like her, so I don’t want to screw things up with her because of you. Besides, you’re not bad-looking either. And you’re a pretty good kisser, too,” I say as nonchalantly as I can.
Catching me off guard as I’m staring into the same sky as him, he’s back in my personal space. This time his pretty eyes are hidden in the depths of the night.
“Perfect. Because I’m ready for another round of your tongue,” he says as he goes in for the kill.
I shove my arm in between his body and mine before our lips touch and push him off of me. “Don’t press your luck, lover boy.”
Dramatically, he falls on his back, holds his hands over his heart, and throws in a few faux sniffles. “Wounded.”
Tilting my head in his direction, I give him an apathetic glare. “Tuck your lip back in before you get sand in it.”
He shakes his head. “Damn, girl, you’re harsh. You reject me then pour salt in my wounds.”
I can see him looking at me from the corner of his eye, and he’s trying to contain the smirk on his face. I hope he never attends acting classes because he’ll fail miserably.
He quickly flips over to his side and props himself up on his elbow. “So, you wanna go out later tonight?”
“Wasn’t one rejection enough?”
“Psshhh…I’m secure enough with my game to allow a little refusal here and there. It obviously hasn’t stopped me.”
“So I’m a game to you?”
“No, baby cakes, you’re definitely not a game. I can already see that you don’t like to play,” he adds, protruding his bottom lip.
Would I be a bad person if I admit I want to suck on that lip? Of course, I won’t tell him, but his lips are mighty tasty. And they felt amazing against mine. Maybe I could have a little fun with him while I’m here. Stick to one guy for the week instead of taking my chances with some random freak. I sort of know him, and I sort of know his sister. They seem like good people, so he would be perfect. Plus, he carries a love ‘em and leave ‘em vibe, and that is, after all, what I need. No strings attached.
Propping myself up on an elbow, I turn to face him. “Because I feel sorry for you and your enormous ego, I’ll hang out with you tonight. Let me text my besties one more time to see how they are.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josie's review

 

4 stars

 

Blue by Jill Patten was an amazing, engaging and entertaining read.  The characters were fun loving and so engaging as was their story.  The prologue was a huge eye opener and introduced us to Phoebe, a special and unique character.  Phoebe is not your usual blonde haired rich girl on spring break in Florida.  She’s a humbled character and saved up her money to enjoy her time away with her 2 best friends.  I loved how the author wrote this character. She comes across like people I know, someone who’s like me.  She’s worked hard and just wants to enjoy her life on her terms.  I related to her carefree and realistic attitude.  She deals with her physical limitations daily but doesn’t let it stop her from enjoying life.

 

Panama City for Spring sounds like fun, but her first day of sun and fun turns into a nightmare when her wallet is stolen. This where the adventure begins.  Blue is the local surfer bad boy, living for the day never thinking about the next, or so we are led to believe.  Blues character is anything but selfish and we find that out by the way he interacts with Phoebe.  He is used to the regular spoiled rich girls only here for a good time all on daddy’s money, but when he learns who Phoebe really is, he plans to make her time in Florida a memorable one.  Blue and Phoebe promise a week of fun and nothing else but when trust is built and feelings deepen that’s when things really get interesting.  

 

Gosh to have a book that makes you cry, laugh and scream is something that I love to experience in a book. Blue gave me that and so much more.  Phoebe’s situation is sad but her support system is amazing and watching her and Blue find a relationship neither believed could ever happen was a real treat.  The author takes readers on a journey of forgiveness, self-discovery and love.  I loved how over the span of a week we see how much Phoebe’s presence changes the way Blue views life and how he’s determined to be a better person.  Phoebe also goes through changes. Some of these changes will break her heart but others will bring hope.  Blue is a good read and one worth taking a chance on.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Jill Patten was born a Yankee, but raised a southerner. She lives in the small town of Mayberry, North Carolina which was made famous by a popular TV show back in the sixties. (Maybe there will one day be a statue of her at the end of Main Street. Ha! A girl can dream, right?)
Jill has always loved to read, even during reading labs in middle school for reading comprehension. Judy Blume was her first author she hero-worshipped, maturing to revere the works of Stephen King. With all the fantastic authors today, she simply cannot choose a favorite. Her taste is very eclectic and she loves almost all genres. When she’s not captivated by her fictional characters, she spends time with her sweet husband and two beautiful children.
Music is her muse. Jill also loves elephants, sarcasm, and anything made with sugar, especially sweet tea. She enjoys all things rude and crude and laughs at stuff she probably shouldn’t. She has been accused of being bossy a time or two, but doesn’t really see it herself.
All in all, Jill is just a small town girl in this great big world trying to enable your book addiction.
Oh, and if you read her book, please leave her a review – good or bad, she’ll love you forever.

 

 

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Neighbors by Stylo Fantome Book Tour, Review & Giveaway

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Things a good neighbor can do for you:

1. Give you a cup of sugar

2. Let you borrow his lawnmower

3. Water your plants while you’re on vacation

4. Make your eyes roll back in your head with his tongue

Katya Tocci has never paid much attention to who lives next door – her career always kept her too busy. She’s a good girl, working her way to becoming the most sought after cake designer in all of San Francisco.

But even a good girl’s gotta cut loose once in a while, right? So one fake dating profile later, and she’s ready to tarnish her squeaky clean image. Little does she know, her fun time is closer to home than she ever imagined.

Throw in a neighbor who wants to corrupt her, and another who just wants to own her, and her entire world is flipped upside down.

Who knew neighbors could be so helpful?
 

 

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It was no joke.

Liam had been waiting in the lobby for her at nine o’clock, sharp. Liam Edenhoff – “but everyone calls me Eden” – he’d introduced himself again to her before guiding her out to a taxi he’d had waiting.

She felt a little nauseous. She’d chugged down another half bottle of wine, and some crème de menthe, before heading downstairs to meet him. She’d almost talked herself out of going, but she’d made the mistake of telling her roommate Tori about the whole fiasco. Apparently, Katya owed it to women everywhere (and Tori in particular) to explore this opportunity to its fullest. She’d all but been shoved out the apartment, the door slammed and locked in her face.

 

“Nervous?” Liam Eden-whatever-his-name-was asked her as the cab slowed to a crawl.

“Nope,” Katya’s voice sounded overly loud.

“Liar. Tonight is gonna be an interesting night, angel cake.”

“Stop calling me that.”

“What’s your last name?”

“None of your business.”

“Okay then – when the gang bang starts, I’ll tell them to call you Katya X.”

She couldn’t stop the blush from happening that time. Liam burst out laughing, then soothed the sting by grabbing her hand.

Even when they got out of the cab, he didn’t let go of her. Normally, she would’ve been uncomfortable with a stranger assuming such a familiarity with her, but this time, she was thankful for it. She held onto him tightly as they walked down a crowded street. Then they turned into an alley, and his gang bang joke didn’t seem so funny. He led her to a plain door, above which a simple, small, neon sign spelled out “The Garden”. Outside were several small groups of people, chatting and smoking. Some of them called out greetings to him, all of them using his nickname, but a large and scary looking bouncer addressed him very properly.

“Hey, Mr. Edenhoff, wasn’t expecting you in tonight. Any problems?”

“Nope, just bringing a friend to show her the place, let her see what I do for a living.”

All the blood was quickly rushing from Katya’s limbs, pooling somewhere in her stomach. None of this was a joke. He really did own the place, that much was obvious.

As Liam led her through the door, though, Katya actually felt a surge of confidence. She was still nervous, still more than a little scared, but she was okay with it. Liam seemed like a nice guy, he wasn’t going to take her into some dark room and insert foreign objects into her orifices. She could leave whenever she wanted to, whenever it got too uncomfortable. Everything was fine, and for once, she was doing something exciting. She’d een have something interesting to talk about at work the next day.

Finally.

 

 

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Megan's review

 

4 stars

Katya and Liam had the perfect flattering quick-fire friendship that was hot as hell. In no time they were in the sack but when your first meeting of your hottie neighbor leads to finding out he’s the owner of a sex club and you’ve literally just vowed to let your hair down you definitely jump all in. Easily overlooking your completely opposite lifestyles and give in to everything you never dreamed of.

 

Strangers to accelerated besties they really showcased how easy it is to have a simple connection. And I’m not talking love.

At first lust? Yes.

The urge to play, absolutely.

The itch to take Mrs. Perfection and tie her in knots, oh yeah!!

 

This was literally a physical connection, the nice to naughty. At first, then opened up an easy and comical banter between the opposite sex. It was a joy to read. Made me smile and swoon and want more of them together.  They were that easy together. They were informal, he made her think less and feel everything.

 

As you see I really loved Katya and Liam, incredibly so, but there is a little snag and I almost don’t want to bring him up but he’s a troll and I just don’t want to give him any lime light.  He’s the real reason behind my rating.  If this was solely about Katya and Liam and their delightful antics I would easily rate this a 5. I enjoyed them that much, even though there wasn’t this perfected romance, it was getting there, they were them- unique. I like that. I don’t want cookie cutter. They made me laugh and enjoy my reading time.  Now, just as Katya is trying Liam on for size she also is opening up for whatever else…  Liam and Katya just were. There was no ring, no commitment so when she starts seeing an old…acquaintance, Wulf…ahhh…I was intrigued at first by her thoughts of him but his actions made me want Liam that much more. I didn’t want her to give anything to this guy…time, words, screams. He rubbed me the wrong way. I don’t want this guy to have a shot.  I think the answer is there, black and white. There is no choice (in my opinion), WHY AND WHAT IS SHE THINKING….THAT GUY??? HIM???? The ways he’s shown her??  Shake head, nope. I don’t see it. She had the attention she craved but she also had Liam.  That would-IS enough for me.  GIVE ME LIAM!!!!!

 

I’m a bit shocked at the turn of events. While one aspect I suspected but the depth of the truth, nah, didn’t see that one coming. I was so involved with Katya and Liam and didn’t give much thought to how this would actually end. I’m still waiting.

 

 

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About the Author:

 

styloCrazy woman from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since … forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

 

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Author: RJ Scott writing as Rozenn Scott
 
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Release Date: November 15 2016
 
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Secrets could kill him. Will trusting another keep him alive?
 
Garrett Campbell is a man on the run. Wounded in the line of duty he returns to a town that is the only place he feels safe. When danger threatens to follow him there he has to run; only he appears to have picked up an unwanted guest.
 
Tyler Hart needs some down time, with the press hounding him after a failed relationship, he is desperate for peace. It seems like Stanford Creek may well be the place to go. After all, it worked for his friend Cody. Unfortunately, his timing is off, and he finds himself on the run with the very sexy Garrett Campbell.
 
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RJ Scott is the bestselling gay romance author of over ninety MM romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing. 
 
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The Goal (Off-Campus #4) by Elle Kennedy Release Blitz & Review

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She’s good at achieving her goals…

 

College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn’t include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she’s willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes, one night is all it takes for your entire life to change.

 

 

But the game just got a whole lot more complicated

 

Tucker believes being a team player is as important as being the star. On the ice, he’s fine staying out of the spotlight, but when it comes to becoming a daddy at the age of twenty-two, he refuses to be a bench warmer. It doesn’t hurt that the soon-to-be mother of his child is beautiful, whip-smart, and keeps him on his toes. The problem is, Sabrina’s heart is locked up tight, and the fiery brunette is too stubborn to accept his help. If he wants a life with the woman of his dreams, he’ll have to convince her that some goals can only be made with an assist.

 

 

 

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4 stars

 

A little over a year ago, a friend recommended a great new hockey romance by Elle Kennedy knowing how much I love my hockey hunks.  I wasn’t familiar with the author but I am a lover of hockey hunks, they are my absolute favorite read so I decided to check it out.  I fell instantly in love with the cast of characters and this author’s writing.  So every time I see a new book come out in this series I can’t help but get giddy with excitement.

 

The Goal is the fourth book in Off Campus series and although it can be read as a stand alone and does not require you to read the three prior books but I highly recommend that you read them as a series.  With each book I fall further in love with all these great hockey hunks and their phenomenal stories of finding love.  If you don’t end up reading the previous book, you truly are missing out of some really fabulous books.  Hands down this has to be one of my favorite hockey series and I must say I am pretty picky about my hockey books.

 

I love John Tucker, aka Tucker.  We got to meet him in the previous three books but we never truly got to know him until now.  And what a surprise to see the real Tuck.  He comes off a bit cocky and arrogant with the ladies but I must say, he is nothing more than a great big teddy bear, a sexy hot teddy bear that is.  He was so sweet and caring, even though he came off a real womanizer but when you saw the real Tuck, he was the most perfect gentleman, who loved his momma who raised him right.

 

I really like Sabrina’s character.  She never had it easy and was determined to work as hard as she could to get out of where she was and make something of herself.  Even when faced with the unexpected bump in the road, she was still determined to make her dream come true and go to Harvard for law.  I loved how determined she was that she was going to do it on her own and not hold Tucker back.  She may have had walls up but slowly bit by bit, but she truly did love him and she eventually allowed those walls to come down and finally let him in.

 

I have to say, up till now, we truly didn’t get to see the real and full Tucker so I wasn’t really sure what to expect from his story.  We saw a bit of this story in the previous book as this one pretty much takes place during the same time as The Score, Dean and Allie’s story.  This one like the previous books had some great banter going on between the main characters that left me giddy.  At the same time, there was also a bit of a more serious side to the story but it was not overdone and I loved how the author had their story played out.  I did really enjoy their story and loved that we got to see all the characters from the previous books but I must add that I found this one a few times fell a bit flat and didn’t have that full spark the previous books had.  I would have loved to seen a bit of sports action in this one, I think that was part of the spark missing for me.  But overall, this was a really enjoyable story and I truly hope this is not the end of the series or hopefully there may be a spin off.  Not ready to let these great characters go just yet.

 

 

 

 

 

Elle Kennedy

1935000A USA Today bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

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Almost Me (Phoenix Chronicles, #1) by K. Leigh Winters Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway

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Book Title: Almost Me (Phoenix, #1)
Author: K. Leigh Winters
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 7, 2016
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Claire is months away from becoming an adult and she has given up on her dreams of the ‘Perfect Sitcom Life,’ giving up on being a normal kid, and giving up on being loved.

Irish bartender, Liam, has watched the fiery auburn hair girl with the emerald green eyes, the ones that remind him so much of home. The wild carefree girl is growing up to be a beautiful woman, but hidden in her eyes is a pain so deep that she is drowning and Liam is more than willing to be her lifeline, if she would only let him.

Will Claire let anyone in before it’s too late?

Can Liam survive depths of her darkness and bring her to the light before it’s too late?

 

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4 stars

I love reading books that deal with real life situations that have a touch of fantasy mixed in. Almost Me has that and more.  This book had so many good qualities and many emotionally charged moments.  I would have liked to have had a bit more of Clare’s past before we dove into her very sad, painful and emotional journey.  With that said, lacking a bit of her past didn’t take away from this well written story and the character development throughout this book.  The story is told and dual POV’s. Getting to hear both sides of this story was a bonus and I really felt like it was also needed.

 

Claire life at home is harsh and brutal.  My heart went out to this talented and beautiful girl.  She had faced things in her life no young girl should face and the sad part is she faced it alone.  The author did an amazing job creating this complexed character.  She wrote this character in a way that she felt real and I couldn’t help but be pulled in.  The thoughts and mind of Claire were so intense. She was confused and felt unworthy but she also had a goal. She just needed to make it until then.

 

Clare’s parents are on a whole other level of dysfunctional. Cold and self-centered is not even the tip of it. They are ruthless, calculating and totally take advantage of Clare’s skating talents.  Claire has been used her entire life, left alone to navigate in a very cruel world.  Enter Liam (face plant and swoon).  He’s older, Irish with an accent to die for and has always watched Claire from a far.   When he looks into Claire emerald green eyes he sees pain hidden so deep he’s no longer willing to stay in the shadows anymore.  Gosh Liam was a saint, his need to protect Claire and give her happiness bought smiles to my face.

 

Claire and Liam discover a love so deep and real nothing could keep them apart, not even age.  There’s no sex between them because of the age difference however there is a connection so powerful that sex is not needed. There are however some steamy kisses.  Claire finds happiness and peace with Liam, something she’s never had without an ulterior motive.  Even when Liam finds out about the ugly in Claires past, the man doesn’t falter.

 

This is not an easy book to read and it will challenge you at every turn but it’s worth the journey Claire and Liam take, click and start.  I can’t wait to see what book 2 in the chronicles brings.

 

 

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Born and raised in sunny Florida my feet rarely touch the sand.

I have no horse, no boat and no land to hunt.

I think it is beautiful when it is rainy, overcast and cold.

I am kind of partial to spending my time with the people I live with, but I definitely have no aversion to spending time with the voices in my head.

I draw inspiration from life and I am thankful for everyday I am given to live it.

I am an advocate for mental health awareness and eliminating stigmatism through education and open conversation.

I love it when people ask questions because if I don’t know the answer it means I get to learn something new and that is one of my favorite things to do!

I have an amazing husband and two wonderful boys. All of whom brighten my every day.

 

 

 

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