Tuesday, 17 October 2017

REVIEW - "O" Face - Heather Hildenbrand






TITLE - "O" Face
AUTHOR - Heather Hildenbrand







BLURB:


I have a confession. 
I’ve never had an orgasm. 
Not for lack of trying. Hell, I even experimented once in college with a girlfriend, but nothing. Nada. Zilch. 
I’m pretty sure I’m broken. 
That is, until Liam Porter waltzes back into my life. 

Cassie Franklin is untouchable. And she wears it well. 
Heir to a fortune and heart of fucking stone—I’ve never, not once in the years I’ve known her—seen her smile.

Not that I’ve lost sleep over her while I’ve been rolling in the sheets with every other beautiful girl this town has to offer. Not to mention the women I had during my tour of duty. I’m not exactly pining. Still, Cassie’s always gotten under my skin—all that cool beauty set into a cold stare.

So when her best friend begs me to find out what Cassie’s hiding, I’m more than happy to comply. In fact, this is one covert takedown I’ll actually enjoy.
So why is it that the more I learn about the real Cassie Franklin, the more positive I am—there’s only one expression I want to see grace her features: Her O Face.

And I never back down from a challenge.




Jennifer's Review:



“O” Face is one hella funny book. Seriously had me cracking up throughout it. This book is a wonderful story of second chances. “O” Face is a fake boyfriend book with mystery and action. I loved these types of books and I am very glad that the author did not disappoint. 

The plot of this book had me from word go. Fake relationships always catch my attention. I would have to say they are my favorite types of books. This book did the genre justice. I loved the reasoning behind the fake relationship and how it started. I also love how it all played out. I think this book discusses some serious topics in a funny and relatable way. 

I love Cassie. She is such a dynamic character. She is the “ice princess,” but behind that façade is a woman waiting to explore all the emotions she has been hiding her entire life. Then you add Liam into the mix. He is a solider coming back from war injured. He has adjusting to do in order to live in this world he has come back to. Will he be the one to see through Cassie’s façade?

There is some intense heat in this book. These characters have a chemistry that readers can really feel come off the pages of the book. I love the whole premise of this story because it creates and environment for these two characters to become combustible. This area of the book was not lacking.

The writing style was wonderful. The pace of the book was steady. I like how the author discussed our characters past, while relating it to the present. The characters are written really well and there is a clear progression for the book to follow. Add in the humorous parts, and I think this is the perfect book.

Overall, I loved this book. I could not get enough of it. I loved these characters and all their interactions together. This is seriously a book written specifically for me. From the characters to the plot, this book is exactly what I look for when I go to pick up books. After reading this, I had to take a couple days off from reading to fully appreciate this masterpiece.


Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5






Blog Tour & Review - NSFW - Piper Lawson



About the Book:



Being bad never felt so good...

The office is full of rules. Everything is off-limits. Making a charity calendar of the sexy guys on your floor? Not allowed. Shrinking your boss' underwear when he sends it for dry-cleaning? Can't do that either.

But those things keep the natural balance. See, Avery Banks, our resident rising star, is a shark. The tall, blond, and gorgeous kind with zero patience and even less forgiveness.

Good thing I'm the Mae West of executive assistants. I live to put grown men in their place.

He wasn't supposed to find out...

Now he's made it his personal vendetta to screw me the way I screwed him. I'm at his beck and call, 24/7, for every humiliating, meaningless request.

Until we stumble on a new game. One we both want to play. One we both need to win.

And once we start...I'm not sure Avery wants to replace me.

I'm not sure I want him to.

All I want is more of this. The fire under the ice. What happens behind closed doors.

It's twisted, and so damn hot. But he's my boss. And with the company coming off a scandal even I couldn't engineer? What we're doing is strictly NSFW.

Lucky for me, Avery and I have one thing in common...

We both suck at following the rules.

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OUR REVIEW:


“Can you mix work and love, 5 stars”


What happens when the office prankster and the office workaholic cross the line between professional and personal? It’s not sparks that fly but full-blown fireworks that explode. Avery and Charlotte (Charlie) are the most unlikely match, but they balance each other perfectly.

Charlie is so far past spunky I don’t even know how to describe her. She’s working an office job that doesn’t suit her but she excels at and is just going with the flow. The only time she manages to have a little fun is when she's causing havoc on her boss Avery. Avery is too everything in Charlie's eyes so she pulls pranks on him to bring him back down to the same level as everyone else.

Avery has always had a thing for Charlotte, but he doesn’t do relationships. He’s dedicated to two things, his job and his sister and doesn’t have time for anyone or thing else. But one man can only take so much before he snaps especially when its Charlie pulling the strings.

These two put each other through the ringer. They might not know where they stand as a couple at times but one thing is for sure, when these two are fighting for the same thing they won’t go down without a fight. They have each other’s backs when it counts, but will that leave the boardroom and transfer into the bedroom? Will they be able to put aside their pasts and find true happiness together? Read NSFW and find out, and take the title as a warning, it is hot hot hot.



Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat- 5/5
Writing style- 5/5
Overall- 5/5




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I love reading and writing stories where the girls aren’t doormats, the guys aren’t asshats, and secondary characters aren’t second-class citizens. A card-carrying millennial, I have two business degrees and zero hope of starting a fashion label (unlike my Travesty characters!). I crave quirk the way some people crave kink, and believe life is too short not to do what—and who—you love.



My home base near Toronto, Canada is shared with my wonderful sig other. He's the perfect man for me because not only is he tall dark & handsome, he will beta read for me under duress. And really, that's what love is. Beta reading under duress.




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Release Blitz & Review - Riske & Revenge - Natalie E. Wrye






Title: Riske and Revenge

Series: The Revenge Series

Author: Natalie E. Wrye

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 17, 2017






Blurb


Love is the
strongest emotion in the world…next to hate.

I knew hate. Had known it since I was seventeen.
For me, it was love turned on its head, a product of hurt and fear—twisted,
tied up…and placed on the sculpted shoulders of Ethan Riske.

***

Dayton, Tennessee.

Home to the best cow-tipping in the world, the
biggest hot dogs, and the lousiest sex.

Or so I'd heard...

They were right about the first two. Ethan
Riske proved them wrong about the third and at seventeen, he and I spent a
summer under the stars, squeezing our way out of trouble, sweating and panting
among the haystacks.

Until he left.

Nine years later, when a huge publishing house
tries to buy my small press, I storm into the office of the CEO to find him.

Same cocky grin. Different name.

And suddenly all I can think about is exacting
revenge on Ethan Riske for breaking his contract...and my heart.

But there's someone who wants revenge even
more than I do. As I begin to fall for the new Ethan, will the sins of the old
one come back to haunt us?







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OUR REVIEW:


Hot and steamy romance.

Riske and Revenge is a very interesting novel. The blurb intrigued me as I love enemies to lovers novels and this had that feel to it. I was not disappointed. This book is all about the romance and steam. This book also has a bit of mystery. I would read this book again.

The plot of this book drew me in. You could tell there was a bit of mystery from the blurb. Ethan Riske, local bad boy, breaks the heart of our main female lead, Katarina. Fast forward some years and they find each other again, but things are not like they were. Katarina is still angry and Ethan is still hiding things. Can they overcome their past to build a future?

Katarina is a good strong character. She stands her ground and fights for what she believes in. I love how passionate she is about her business. She has a picture in her mind and she is willing to do whatever needs to be done to keep that dream alive. Ethan is a great character as well. He has some developing to do before I could forgive him for breaking our girl’s heart, but he made it up with his protectiveness and personality. 

This author knows how to write some steamy scenes. There are some scenes between characters, but she even does amazing when the character is doing a solo mission, if you know what I mean. I really felt like I could imagine the scenes she was describing for me. My face was probably bright red a majority of the time I was reading this book.

I liked the writing style of this book for the most part. I liked how the author used flashbacks to show us what happened in the past. I also liked the dual point of views we got. The pace was pretty steady as well. I loved the interactions between Katarina and her friends. I feel she would be a character I would want to be friends with. 

Overall, I enjoyed this book. This is a second chance romance book with some action and romance, which is exactly what I like. I would recommend this book to others. I really hope to see more of these characters in the future maybe as minor characters in other books? I would love to see where they ended up.

Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Overall: 4/5




Excerpt

Prologue

“I hope you taste as good as you smell.”
The sound drifted through the air. A slow, sensuous melody
floated with it, and as both made their way through the room, the beat of the
song and the quiet statement I just heard rattled the bourbon in my hand,
making the ice cubes shake.
Or maybe I was the one shaking.
I couldn’t help it. 
Griff was poking a hole in my ribs with his elbow, and as
the lips that had just whispered in my ear withdrew, I could see the look on my
“best man’s” face. He was essentially salivating, his tongue practically
swinging as he took in the vision of the woman who was speaking in my ear… and
laying a seductive path in my open lap.
She stood, her long legs stretching, her bare torso twisting
as she rolled the shape of an “S” in the air with her body, swaying seductively
to the music. She was toned… that was obvious. A tight package with tits too
big to be real, the buxom blonde in front of me was the object of every man’s
wet-dream, star of every cock-swinger’s fantasy…
Except mine.
But she was doing her best. Clad in a piece of cloth that
barely covered her clearly cleanly-waxed pussy, she ground her
pretty ass two inches from my face while every other man in the room fought the
urge to put their fingers all over her. My best friend, included. He nudged my
side for the ninetieth time.
“Fuck me, man,” he slurred. “If she was doing that to me,
I’d be two seconds from putting my finger in her ass.” He smirked widely and
wildly.
“Good thing you aren’t me,” I shot back quietly, leaning
over to look into his face. “That’d be a felony, you crazy ass.” I finally
smiled. “And the last time I checked you didn’t fuck strippers because ‘and I
quote…  ‘Who knows how many other items have been in those goddamned
holes?'"
I threw Griff’s own words back at him with a silent grin.
“Doesn’t matter,” he declared, staring at the stripper in
front of me for the thousandth time. “For her?” He swallowed another mouthful
of scotch. “I’d make an exception.”
I glared at the beautiful blonde again. Because Griff was
right. The exotic dancer… She might have been one of the best looking I’d ever
seen. Maybe the best. She was tall, long-legged. Gorgeous… in
the porn star sense, of course, with a wide, luscious mouth made for licking
and sucking in only the most erotic of ways.
She licked her lips at me as if she wanted to make good on
the promise she’d just whispered, and I had no doubt when she looked at me, her
brown doe-like eyes wide, that—if she could, she would devour me until nothing
was left. Until she drained every drop.
Unfortunately, for her, I wasn’t interested.
She tried to drag me to my feet, her tiny fingers wrapping
around my own, pulling as she walked backwards in the direction of the edge of
the room. The overhead maroon lights illuminating the space in our black-curtain
closed boudoir made her look as naughty as every word dripping from her
blood-red mouth, and Bambi the Bimbo was putting on her best pout to entice me
into joining her towards whatever dirty fun lay in the dark room beyond this
one.
All of the men—friend and foe—whooped as I slowly dragged
myself to my feet, stumbling and fumbling over the discarded decorations that
littered the floor. Streamers and “Congratulations” ribbons ran the length of
the room, taking up space between the cloth-covered tables, and I staggered
past them, barely holding onto my Bourbon as I followed stolidly behind the
too-excited dancer who nearly bounced on her platform-covered toes.
With the push of another curtain, we fell into another room,
and I let my body flounce on the dark-colored couches beyond it, slumping into
the padded cushions. I took a healthy swig of my drink and sank my fingers into
the seat beneath, wondering how many stains these comfortable sofas had really seen.
The drunker I got, the more it didn’t matter. Ignorance
truly was bliss.
And so was the sensation making its way down my crotch—a
gentle rubbing that circled the length of my cock through the fabric of my suit
pants. From the tip to the very base. I groaned, closing my eyes as I saw a
vision in my mind. A vision too good to be true. 
A vision almost ten years old.
Waves of dark hair fell to a waist too tiny to be anything
but touched. Shiny and soft, the beautiful brown mane swept across my chest,
against my shirt, as two eyes, a crystal-clear blue, peeked from beneath the
strands, as round and as large as saucers. In my mind, they met mine, saying
things that couldn’t be vocalized, voicing words that need not be said.
They seduced in the most innocent of ways, waylaying me,
pulling at a possessiveness in me I didn’t know existed. The blue eyes smiled.
The smile beneath them was even better—wicked, as it dipped to my abdomen and
pressed there, making me ache, causing my cock to strain against the
inconvenient zipper located there.
How many times had I imagined those lips doing exactly that?
That tongue licking out beneath those straight white teeth to lap at my skin,
the edge of her mouth nipping at the most sensitive parts of me? It was
torture—letting her tease me, taking me to the brink and back again as she
swept that sheet of auburn locks over my body as she bent to her knees. I
sucked in a breath soaked in desire as I waited for her to place her mouth
where it mattered most.
And then it stopped. The teasing. She stopped. 
And before I knew it, she was pulling—no, ripping—at my
pants. The top button popped, and suddenly my cock was between her hands, her
lips. She sank her mouth around it with a sigh, sucking with delight. The
sexiest slurp ever made to man escaped from between her teeth, and I nearly
lost it, grinding my own teeth as I gripped the back of her head, my eyelids
squeezing tight enough to ache.
“Fuck, fuck, fuck…” I muttered. Over and over and over
again.
It was fucking amazing. Something so simple—someone so
simple, sweet and secretly naughty could bring a stubborn fucker like me—CEO
and all—to his Giorgio Armani-covered knees.
I came… with my cock in her mouth and her name on my mind. I
leaned back even further, letting my head fall into the cushions.
“Fuck, Kat…” I mumbled, feeling way too fucked up to move,
the liquor coursing through my veins as I came down from my high, my fingers
reaching out to touch her once more.
But she backed away.
“Kat?” she said, rising to her feet. “Who the fuck is Kat?”
I opened my eyes, staring at the figure fumbling around in
front of me. It was the blonde vixen—the stripper. Standing on shaky legs, she
wobbled between my legs, locking me with a stare, her eyes hard and unblinking.
She placed her hands on her tiny hips.
“Who the hell is Kat?”
As if she was outraged. As if she had any right to question
whatever the fuck I was doing anyway. I ignored her with a shrug, stowing my
dick back in my pants with a loud zip! I finished my drink and
sat it down.
“Ohhhh… I get it,” the blonde blower hissed. “She must be
your fiancé. Well… I guarantee you that she’s never made you come like that.
That was epic, baby,” she sighed, trying to straddle me. Her pussy was peeking
completely out of her barely-there panties this time, and she tried to rub it
across me, sliding her pink slit across the front of my pants with a slow
grind.
I almost pushed her off. I stood.
“There is no fiancee,” I rumbled.
“But I thought…”
“My friends,” I interrupted, “thought it’d be funny to
celebrate my new position. They said it was fitting… seeing as how I’m now
married to my job. This isn’t a real bachelor party. And that
wasn’t a real blow-job…”
She raised an eyebrow. “Certainly felt real
to me.”
I pulled out my wallet, taking out a couple hundred dollar
bills and putting them in the palm of her hand. I folded her fingers around
them, looking into her eyes.
“Can’t be real… Not when you’re thinking about someone else
the entire time.”
I turned just as the fair-haired, breathing blow-up doll
gaped. I pulled the black curtain aside, exiting, attempting to avoid the
curious gaze of every onlooking employee that came to the party to usher me
into my new executive role.
My smile was weak, as I tried to shake off what just
happened to me in the other room… and who I was imagining it happening with. Somehow,
it was the brunette in my head, and not the blonde on my lap, that felt as if
she were still on my skin.
I was in so much fucking trouble.






Author Bio


Natalie Wrye is a tequila connoisseur, Game of Thrones
addict and author best known for writing page-turning Contemporary Romance and
Romantic Suspense.



A fan of the beautifully polarizing anti-hero, she crafts sexy stories about
hard-bodied, complex men and the strong-willed women who crave them.



She loves it when people get weird with her on Facebook, NatalieWrye.com or Natalie@NatalieWrye.com.



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Monday, 16 October 2017

Release Blitz & Review - Most of All You - Mia Sheridan








Most of All You by Mia Sheridan


ABOUT THE BOOK

MOST OF ALL YOU by Mia Sheridan
On sale: October 17, 2017 | Forever | Trade Paperback: $14.99 | eBook: $4.99


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SUMMARY


"Heartbreaking...inspiring, uplifting and raw..." ― RT Book Reviews, A 5-star Gold Pick

A broken woman . . .

Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior and carries within her a deep mistrust of men, who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken.

A man in need of help . . .

Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there's an undeniable goodness in him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew.

Only love can mend a shattered heart . . .

Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world, which had stolen everything from them, would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far, and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.



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OUR REVIEW:

“The unlikely pair, 5 stars”

I love Sheridan’s stories because there is never anything simple or easy about them. The characters are usually working on bettering themselves in some way and face challenges along the way. My heart hurt for what these two went through during their childhood, but soared at the end when they found themselves on steady ground.

Gabe survived what a lot of people wouldn’t. He only has one more step to overcome before he can truly move forward. When he see’s Crystal he knows she’s the one to help him in his last step to recovery. Only there is more to her than what meets the eye. Soon Gabe finds himself wanting to actually know her and find out what her real name is, because it definitely isn’t Crystal. 

Crystal used to know love, but at an early love she learned everyone you love leaves you. With that thought process she kept everyone at arm’s length and became an ice queen. When Gabe approaches her, she knows he’s different but she didn’t know how big of a role he would soon play. Her life isn’t all sunshine and roses and before she can head towards happily ever after she must learn to accept her past. 

One-click and take a journey with these two.


Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 4/5
Writing style- 5/5

Overall- 5/5





ABOUT THE AUTHOR





Mia Sheridan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. Her passion is weaving true love stories about people destined to be together. Mia lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband. They have four children here on earth and one in heaven.


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Friday, 13 October 2017

Release Blitz & Review - Loving Storm - Carian Cole

 



Title: Loving Storm
Series: Ashes & Embers: A Sequel to Storm
Author: Carian Cole
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: October 13, 2017



Blurb

Evie


I met him in a snow storm...


We spent forty-eight hours trapped in the back of his pickup truck.

We fought.

We touched.

We fell.

Hard.



Storm


She literally crashed into my life...


The last thing I wanted was a relationship. Especially with a quirky chick who
drove me insane. But something about her got under my skin, and into my heart.


And I had to have her.

All of her.

Now.


Falling in love in the back of a truck, just the two of us, was easy.



Dealing with psycho fans, jealous exes, and demons from the past....not so
easy.
 


*While Loving Storm can be enjoyed as a STANDALONE, it is best read after reading Storm





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Jennifer's Review:
We needed this! Loving Storm is exactly what fans needed to feel like the story is complete. This novella was amazing! It is sweet and heartwarming, while also having heat to steam up the book in just the right places. Not only do we get to catch up with Evie and Storm, but we also get to check in on other characters in this series and also the Devil’s Wolves series. I hope the author continues to write these novellas to tie up everyone’s stories. 

The plot of this novella is really to just tie up loose ends. Readers love knowing how the happily ever really ends. I think Carian did an amazing job of doing this for her readers. She includes some small conflicts while also not giving up the wonderfulness that is Storm and Evie. These two really made me fall in love with Carian’s writing so I am glad to see she kept with them.

The characters are written really well. I love that the author did not lose the essence of these characters. Evie is still a bit shy, but also breaking out of her shell even more. I also love how the author tied many parts of their original story into this novella. Storm is also just as hot as before, but we also get to learn more about him in this novella. There were parts that we only knew some of, but this story really opened up his whole background. 

There is some heat in this book. These two characters were explosive in their first book and that has not died down. I have to say one of the funniest, but then hottest scenes I have read is in this book. Let’s just say it involves Evie in a car, which if you read the first book, you already know that is asking for trouble. I love the chemistry these two still have even after having been together for a long time.

The writing style of this book matches the first book perfectly. I love that the author went more heartwarming in this book. I was really worried she would amp up the conflict, but am happy to say that the conflict does not overshadow the characters relationship with each other. I love the pace of this novella. It is a bit faster, but I feel it was needed. I also love the use of time jumps so we can clearly see what is happening in these characters lives.

Overall, I loved this novella. It is what we needed to feel like Storm and Evie are doing what us as readers were hoping they were doing. I really do hope Carian decides to do this for Lukas, Vandal, and of course, my absolute favorite, Talon.  I would love to see them get their happy endings as well. I think this story really shows readers how life continues to move and change. The story never really ends.

Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5


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I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.



Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.


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