[Blitz] MOST OF ALL YOU by Mia Sheridan

Amy's Reviews, ARC Reviews, Reviews, Spotlights & Tours 0 Comments 19th October, 2017

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by Mia Sheridan
Published by Forever Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Source: Arc Tour, Publisher
four-half-stars
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MOST OF ALL YOU by Mia Sheridan

On sale: October 17, 2017 | Forever | Trade Paperback: $14.99 | eBook: $4.99

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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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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And now for my review:

Most of All You is a story about love.  Well,  that is a given by the title and the fact that it is romance novel.   But, it is a story about more than just boy meets girl and they all live happily ever after.   This is about all the different types of love. Most of All You is a story about the most important love we can have in our lives and that is the love of ourselves.

I really enjoyed this book because it is exploration of two broken people picking up the pieces and putting themselves back together again.  I loved how realistic this story is.  A person that has issues doesn’t meet a lover and all their problems are magically solved.  As Ellie says,”You can’t fix me.”  No a person can’t fix someone who is not ready to heal.  This is beautiful story about strength.  Strength is not just about physical prowess.  Sometimes it takes a great deal of mental strength to pick up the pieces of your broken soul and put them back together.  Without giving away any spoilers, I will say there is a scene in this book that made me cry and cheer at the same time.  It takes so much courage to face the people who have hurt you and tell them I am not trash and I am worth being treated like a human being.

I really enjoyed this story because it does a really great job of showing how we treat ourselves can reflect how others treat us.   I know, not like Ellie or Gabriel had to discover, but again I know that you have to find self worth because only then will you know the kind of love you deserve.   This is one of those stories that will stick with me because I came to care for Ellie and Gabriel.   I am so glad I got to go on their journey to happiness with them.

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[Blitz] DIGNITY by Jay Crownover

Uncategorized 0 Comments 17th October, 2017

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jay Crownover returns with the second title in her romantic suspense series, The Breaking Point, DIGNITY. Check out the excerpt below and grab your copy today!

 

 

About DIGNITY:

Looks can be deceiving.

I knew that most people took one look at the ink and the impossibly big and strong body it covered and decided I was a brawler…a bruiser…a beast. However, I was hardwired to be a thinker, not a fighter.

I should have chosen to use my brain and talents to be one of the good guys, a hero, a man with dignity and worth.

I turned my back on dignity and sold my soul to the highest bidder, deciding to dance with the devil, instead.

I couldn’t figure out how to help myself, so there was zero chance I knew how to save someone else.

That someone else was Noe Lee. She was the unkempt, unruly thief who was just as smart as I was and twice as street savvy. She was annoyingly adorable beneath the dirt and grime, and she was in trouble. In way over her head, I told myself it wasn’t my job to keep her from drowning. In the Point, it was sink or swim, and I wasn’t the designated lifeguard on duty.

I shut the door in her face, but now she’s gone…vanished…disappeared without a trace. It took less than a second for me to realize that I wanted her back.

When a woman comes along that melts all the frozen, hard things you’re made of; you’ll do anything you have to, to bring her home.

What you see is not always what you get…and with a man like me, what you get is more than anyone ever bargained for.

 

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EXCERPT

Protective and possessive instincts coiled around my gut and rage felt like it was going to choke me. I was so used to being cold and numb, I didn’t know what to do with the fire that was licking at my insides.

“I saw him take her out of the trunk when they got to the docks. He moved like a cop. Not the kind who is there to actually protect and serve, but the kind who pulls you over for no reason and slaps cuffs on you to prove a point. I was locked up for a lot of years, boy genius. I know what a dirty cop looks like. He had a busted-up nose and stitches on the side of his face. Should be pretty easy for Titus to identify him.”

Titus King was Bax’s half-brother and the only law enforcement officer in the entire city any of us slightly trusted. He was one of the few men the Point hadn’t tainted. He was a good guy, trying to do right by the people in our city, and he wouldn’t hesitate to throw Goddard’s dirty cop under the bus. But I didn’t want anyone going after the Mayor. His sadistic ass was all mine.

“Do you think they made it out of the container after you hit it with the truck?” That had been my idea. Nassir was only sending in Booker and Benny to get Noe out, but I didn’t think it was enough fire power. Since he refused to let me go, even siccing Chuck on me as a babysitter until the job was done, I made Benny go over the plan with me no less than a hundred times until I came up with a better one. Knocking the container sideways with one of the big semi-trucks that littered the area would give Benny the time he needed to get Noe out and distract the outside security detail enough that Booker could do his thing. It was a risk because the people inside the container—including Noe and Benny—might have ended up injured when the thing flipped, but the odds of them making it out were much higher than if Benny tried to take on everyone on his own.

“If Benny made it out, we won’t hear from him again. That was the deal he made with Nassir. He would get your girl and then disappear, so he can go and live happily ever after with his. As for the rest of them,” he shrugged, “I guess we’ll find out soon enough. Your girl said someone had a gun, so if they were shooting at Benny, he would do whatever he could to make sure they stopped. He’s not about to catch a bullet for any of us. I know you want that asshole alive for your own reasons, but honestly, it’s better if Benny popped him.”

It was better, but it wasn’t what I wanted. A bullet between the eyes was way too easy for a guy like Goddard. People would bemoan how bad the Point had become, how Goddard had been a staunch supporter of crime prevention measures. He would die a martyr and a legend. I couldn’t stand the thought of that. I wanted who Goddard was, who he really was, out in the open. I wanted his mansion doors flung wide open and every skeleton inside the walls exposed and thrown out on the perfectly manicured lawn for the entire world to see. I hated people who hid behind the law. I hated when men in any position of power got off on using their elevated status to jerk the helpless and hopeless around. Death wasn’t the answer. Devastation was.

I closed my eyes and squeezed the cold, still hand that was clasped in mine. Failure weighed heavy on my shoulders and fury lit up my blood like popping and sizzling firecrackers.

“When do we ever end up with anything that’s better for us?” That wasn’t how the Point worked. That wasn’t how we worked.

Booker grunted and I felt him move behind me. “It happens. It doesn’t seem like better should be able to find a foothold in this place, but despite all odds, it does.”

 

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Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

 

 

 

 

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[Cover Reveal] THE REAL DEAL by Lauren Blakely

Spotlights & Tours 0 Comments 9th October, 2017

 

 

THE REAL DEAL is coming July 10, 2018! A sexy, witty, and heartfelt brand new standalone romantic comedy from #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely, THE REAL DEAL is sure to make you swoon, laugh, and squirm at all the right moments. Pre-order your copy today! And don’t miss the new cover below!

 

 

About THE REAL DEAL:

Sophie Kinsella meets Jennifer Crusie in your next favorite romantic comedy, THE REAL DEAL!

April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on Craigslist since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn’t even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family’s summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can’t handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the Craigslist ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she’s ready to pay to play.

Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m the REAL DEAL.

Theo Banks has been running from the past for years. He’s this close to finally settling all his debts, and one more job as a boyfriend-for-hire will do the trick. He’s no gigolo. Please. He’s something of an actor, and he knows how to slip into any role, including pretending to be April’s new beau — the bad boy with the heart of gold.

Even if it means sleeping in close quarters in that tiny little bed in her parents’ inn. Even if it means spinning tales of a romance that starts to feel all too true. What neither one of them counts on is that amid the egg toss, the arm wrestling, and a fierce game of Lawn Twister that has them tangled up together, they might be feeling the real deal.

She only wanted to show her family once and for all that she had no need to settle down.

He didn’t expect to have the time of his life at her parent’s home.

They didn’t plan on loving every single second of the game.

But can a masterful game of pretend result in true love?

 

 

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In October, she’ll release HARD WOOD, a standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

 

 

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[Cover Reveal] THE FORTUNATE ONES by R. S. Grey

Spotlights & Tours 0 Comments 9th October, 2017

We are so excited to reveal the gorgeous cover of R.S. Grey’s next release, FORTUNATE ONES! This romantic comedy releases November 1st. See the cover and find out more about THE FORTUNATE ONES below!

 

About THE FORTUNATE ONES

At Twin Oaks Country Club, there are the fortunate ones, and then there are the rest of us: the waiters, the caddies, the valets, and in my case, the cabana girls. Most days, I’m poolside in a pleated skirt, dishing out margaritas to tycoons and titans. It’s not exactly my dream job, but it does come with one perk…

James Ashwood.

He’s my silver lining in a custom black suit.

Besides being a legacy member at the club, he’s a tech mogul and Austin’s most eligible bachelor. Oh, and those dimples? Yeah, they make my stomach dip too.

On good days, I catch his sleek Porsche winding down the tree-lined drive. On better days, I steal a glimpse of his handsome profile as we pass in the hall. And on the absolute best day, I find him alone at the bar, looking for company.

“Come have a seat.”

Those four little words set me down a path I never could have imagined. Private planes, penthouse suites, and temptations around every corner make it impossible to keep my distance. His world feels decadent and wild—but overindulgence comes with a cost. Every kiss comes with strings. Every erotic encounter is a promise I’m not ready to keep.

When I pump the brakes, he hits the gas. James doesn’t want to go slow—he wants a commitment.

And the thing about the fortunate ones?

They’re used to getting what they want.

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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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[Release Tour and Review] THE GHOSTWRITER by Alessandra Torre

Amy's Reviews, Spotlights & Tours 0 Comments 2nd October, 2017

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by Alessandra Torre
Published by Independent by Author Genres: Contemporary, Fiction
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The Ghostwriter
By Alessandra Torre

Genre: Psychological Suspense / General Fiction

Standalone, 316 pages

 

SYNOPSIS:

I have three months to write the last book of my life. Three months to confess the details of that day, and how it changed everything for me.

My name is Helena Ross. I’ve written fifteen romance novels, ten of which have become international bestsellers. But this one isn’t a romance. This novel holds only the truth, which I have run away from for four years. The truth, which I have hidden from the police, from my loved ones, from the world.

This final book?

It’s my confession.

 

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Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews.

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And now it is time for my review:

 

My first thoughts after finishing The Ghostwriter was I really liked this book. It is almost surprising how much I liked this book. It’s not a romance though it is about a romance author. I don’t know if I would call it a suspense thriller either though it has thrilling aspects. I think I would actually say this story is about atonement. It is a story about love. It is a story about hate. But most of all, what make this story so interesting, it is a story about real people and all that entails. Because, people are ugly and beautiful all at the same time.
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I would definitely classify Helena as the anti-hero. She does not sugar coat who she is. She is judgmental, tyrannical, and I might even go as far as saying she is sexist. She likes things her way. She has reasons for it but she does not trust or even like men. She is also grieving. She is also dying. She is also in her way trying to do the right thing in her last days on earth. At first I didn’t really like her. I was sad she was dying but Helena is such a hard character to like.

 

But, I was curious so very curious about what she did that was so wrong. I devoured the pages of this book. I stayed up all night because I just couldn’t put it down. I just had to find out what terrible thing could have happened that would make Helena do what she did and become the person she is at the beginning of this story. This story is a story of boy meets girl. They fall in love, have a baby and are supposed to live happily ever after, right. Wrong. Because, Helena lets you as the reader know right up front in the first couple of chapters this not a romance because there is no happily ever after. Instead this story of a woman atoning for her sins. I had to know what those sins where. After finishing this book, I am still not sure if I like Helena but I can say one she did end up making feel. Why? Because, Helena is what we humans all are and that is flawed individuals. Humans are not perfect. Humans make mistakes. Sometimes, humans are at the end of the day selfish. Humans do love and need companionship. Nobody should have to die alone. I definitely shed some tears for this tough as nails character that in the end really did feel like a real person to me. I can say this book is one those stories that will stick with me. I highly enjoyed reading it!

[Blog Tour-Excerpt and Review] Mine For The Week by Erika Kelly

Amy's Reviews, Reviews, Spotlights & Tours 0 Comments 1st October, 2017

by Erika Kelly

 

 

From the award-winning author of MINE FOR NOW comes the next sizzling standalone story in her Wild Love Series available October 3rd, about a chance meeting that changes the course of two people’s lives! Don’t miss the amazing excerpt below and order your copy of MINE FOR THE WEEK today!

 

 

About MINE FOR THE WEEK (Wild Love Series #2):

As the top collegiate shortstop in the country, Ryan O’Donnell’s life is about discipline and training. But a growing restlessness causes him to bail on his baseball team over spring break to join his buddies at an exclusive singles resort. He just needs a few days to escape his life, and then he’ll get right back on track. But not twenty minutes after he arrives he meets HER, and the world as he knows it changes irrevocably. It should only be a hookup—that’s what spring break’s all about—but one taste of this sexy, vibrant woman isn’t enough. He has to have her. Even if it’s only for a week.

Sophie Valentine—yes, that Valentine—just found out her siblings want to sell off Crazy Hearts—the Peeps of the Valentine’s Day world. Being the youngest by eight years, she’s used to feeling left out, but selling off her family’s legacy without talking to her first? Not gonna happen. Upset, she takes off with her friends on their spring break vacation. She only wanted an escape—she never imagined meeting HIM. He’s smoking hot and intensely protective of her—and she loves it. But he’s about to start a major league baseball career, and she’s launching a battle to keep the family company. They have no future. It’s just…she’s never felt this way for anyone before.

Are they really going to walk away from this kind of connection…this passion? Or can a week turn into a lifetime?

 

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And now, an except from Mine for the Week:

Just like the night before, the moment traffic slowed to a crawl, Ryan paid the driver and jumped out of the cab. Electronic music throbbed in the air, and a steady stream of people flowed in the direction of the town square.

Once the stage came into view, he got his bearings. People around him thrashed and banged into each other like it was one giant mosh pit.

Sophie had sent a text about five minutes ago, letting him know where she was, so he stopped to reread it.

On San Gabriel, across the street from Hotel Abac, in the park. Standing right behind a bench.

Ryan pushed his way through the throng. The deeper in he got, the more worried he became. The square was jammed with people. Bodies pressed, slammed, and undulated together.

Imagining her alone in this crazy crowd, her curvy body in that red dress, got his blood pumping. If anyone touched her…He pushed through, trying to read the storefronts and finally spotted Hotel Abac.

He sent a quick text. I’m here. Wave or something.

Waving. Crowd’s insane.

His nerves fired up, and if he didn’t get to her soon, he’d start dropping bodies. Where the hell was she?

At the corner of San Gabriel and Monuments Boulevard, he stood on the base of a streetlamp to give him extra height. Every spot of red spiked his pulse.

A fluttering white scarf caught his attention, and once he saw it led to a red dress, he took off, shouldering people aside to get to her.

Finally, she was within his reach. He grabbed her hips from behind and hauled her up against him, immediately surrounded by her sweet, floral scent. She gasped, whipping around with fear in her eyes. But then she saw him, and happiness bloomed across her features. Her mouth moved, but he couldn’t hear a thing she said. Turning in his arms, she wrapped a hand around his neck and lifted up on her toes to bring her mouth to his ear. “I can’t believe you’re here.”

He didn’t know if she meant to, but her nose nuzzled his neck. Desire kicked him hard. He lowered his face into her hair, breathing her in, painfully aware of her lush body pressing against him and her hand on his neck, holding him close.

Desire streamed through him in a fierce, hot wave. He felt a shudder run through her, and then she looked up at him. She was so beautiful, and that mouth, so lush, so pink, was right there. Her expression turned heated, mirroring the same crazy need burning through him.

He kissed her. And the moment he pressed his mouth to hers, she squirmed against him, returning his kiss with equal fervor.

She made him hot and wild. His tongue licked into her mouth, his hands slid down the bare skin of her back to cup her perfect bottom. He’d missed her. He didn’t understand it—he certainly didn’t want to feel this way—but he was powerless to stop it.

Bodies knocked into him, causing him to tighten his hold. He kissed her more deeply, needing more of the slick heat of her mouth, the slow, seductive tangle of her tongue.

She grabbed a fistful of hair at the back of his neck. Her hips pushed up hard against him, and the kiss turned voracious.

 

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed the excerpt and entered the giveaway, now it is time for my review.

 

I am going to keep this review short and sweet just like Mine For The Week. I will start this review by stating the obvious. I really liked this book. It was a bit angsty but it was that good kind of angsty that happens when people are figuring out what they want to do for the rest of their live. Everyone thinks once a person graduates college their whole lives will fall into place now. In reality, as Sophie and Ryan, discover sometimes life doesn’t work like that. Sometimes what you thought wanted for your life is not what you needed.  Sometimes, a whirlwind romance that happens over spring break can actually be the best thing that happens to two people.

Yes, this book is a bit cheesy but in the best way. I liked how this story is about two people learning it is okay to shake things up. It is okay to question what you thought wanted and the reasons why. It is okay to stop doing what everyone thinks you should do and start doing what you want to do. I liked the romance between Ryan and Sophie because they had no idea if the new dreams they were chasing would work or fail. In life, it is never too late to chase dreams especially if you have someone at your side that will catch you if you fall. I really enjoy a romance when I truly believe that the characters will be there for each other until the end. Plus, I thought the chemistry between Ryan and Sophie was fan your face hot.  I mean what is there not to like about a guy with movie star good looks wanting to make the woman of dreams very happy.

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I can honestly say after reading the first book about Ryan’s sister finding love. Now, falling into some major swooning while I read about Ryan finding the love of his life. I am developing a serious soft spot for the O’Donnell siblings. I can’t wait to read about the next sibling finding love and happiness.

[Review] Going Dark by Monica McCarty

Amy's Reviews, Reviews 0 Comments 21st September, 2017

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[Review] Going Dark by Monica McCartyGoing Dark by Monica McCarty
Series: The Lost Platoon #1
Published by Berkley Publishing Group on September 5, 2017
Genres: Action, Alternate History, Romance
Pages: 352
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The members of a top secret SEAL Team can't keep their passion under wraps in this thrilling contemporary romantic suspense series from New York Times bestselling author Monica McCarty.

Like Rome's Lost Legion, a SEAL platoon goes on a mission and vanishes without a trace.

After walking into a trap on a covert op in Russia, the men from top secret SEAL Team Nine are presumed dead. Not knowing whom they can trust, and with war hanging in the balance, the survivors must go dark and scatter around the globe.

Marine ecologist Annie Henderson joins her new boyfriend on a trip to the Western Isles of Scotland to protest a hazardous offshore drilling venture. When she realizes that she may be swept up in something far more dangerous than she'd intended, there is only one man she can turn to. . . .

She and the mysterious but sexy dive boat captain haven't exactly gotten off to the best start, but something about his quiet confidence makes her think that he's the kind of man she can depend on. Because he's gruff and guarded, she can tell Dan Warren has secrets. But she could never imagine how high the stakes are for him to keep his cover, even as he risks everything to protect her. . . .

What can I say about Going Dark after finally getting through it? Well, Going Dark is not a bad story but it definitely wasn’t a fantastic story.  Going Dark was just an okay story.

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It is one of those military A-Team type stories I have read quite a few times. A platoon goes missing or is blamed when something goes on a mission. In the case of Going Dark it is they go “missing” and it is assumed they were all killed in action. All is not right on the mission and the survivors must go into hiding. So, Dean aka Dan is hiding out in Scotland working on a charter boat. That is how he comes across Annie. Annie has to come to Scotland with her boyfriend Julien and his friends. They hire Dean’s charter boat as part of a plan to protest the oil drilling that is going on off the coast of Scotland. Somehow, Annie finds out her boyfriend Julien betrayed her and is tangled up in some seriously dangerous stuff. Now, Annie is on the run with the hot sea boat captain Dan aka Navy Seal in hiding Dean.

Sadly, I thought this book was going to better than it was. I felt like I was reading this book forever. It was just a middle of the road book with pockets of grab you by the seat of your pants action. My biggest complaint was how freaking long it to get the ball rolling in this story. I think it was about 25% before they were on the run and that is when things really took off both chemistry and plot wise. I will say that I did like chemistry between Dean and Annie. The sexy fun times were definitely sexy. There were definitely a few times I had to fan my face.

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Going Dark did have a lot of action that kept my attention towards the end. I just felt like there was something missing though. I wanted more from the overall plot that will be running through this series. The only thing anyone ever says including Dean himself about why they are all in hiding is that “it’s too dangerous and a need to know situation”. I felt like as the reader we should be privy to those need to know secrets. I need more as far Annie and Dean were concerned too. There were just a lot of open ended questions and not many answers.   The only answer we get as the reader is that the mystery of week gets tied up nicely. Mostly I just felt like, I just sat through 325 pages and I needed more from this story. I will admit that I am kind of invested in this story now so I will probably be picking up the next book in the series. I need to know what is going with why the SEAL team was ambushed and who wants them dead. I need more and hopefully I will get it in the next book.

 

[Blitz] LOVE PROFOUND by Kelly Elliott

Spotlights & Tours 0 Comments 19th September, 2017

by Kelly Elliott

 

 

 

I write about love, but I’ve never experienced it. Sure, I’ve been with guys that I cared about. Even thought I found ‘the one’. He turned out to be the frog and not the prince.

A few Frank Sinatra songs and a wildly handsome cowboy who calls me Darlin’, will have me second guessing everything I ever thought I knew about love.

Does happily ever after really exist…or is it only something I write about in books?

Love Profound is book two in the Cowboys and Angels series.

 

 

 

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author-photoKelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.

Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.

Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.

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[Cover Reveal] THE GHOSTWRITER by Alessandra Torre

Spotlights & Tours 0 Comments 13th September, 2017

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By Alessandra Torre

Release Date: October 2, 2017

Cover Design: Hart & Bailey

Genre: Psychological Suspense

Synopsis:

I have three months to write the last book of my life. Three months to confess the details of that day, and how it changed everything for me. 

My name is Helena Ross. I’ve written fifteen romance novels, ten of which have become international bestsellers. But this one isn’t a romance, no Happily Ever After in place. This novel holds only the truth, which I have run away from for four years. The truth, which I have hidden from the police, from my loved ones, from the world. 

This final book?

It’s my confession

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Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense, all with a strong undercurrent of sexuality. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.

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[Blitz] PROMISE TO DEFEND by Diana Gardin

Uncategorized 0 Comments 12th September, 2017

by Diana Gardin

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By saving her, he might just save himself…

I’m broken. I have been for seven years. Ever since my wife was murdered while I was deployed overseas. I was protecting our country, but I should have been protecting her. I haven’t looked at another woman since–but then Olive Alexander crossed my path. She stirs up feelings I thought were long dead. So when her house is ransacked after she receives a threatening message, I know I have to step in and keep her safe. I failed my wife, but I won’t fail Olive. Unfortunately, Olive isn’t exactly ready to accept my help…

With her sexy-as-sin pencil skirts and sleek ponytails, Olive clearly doesn’t let anything–or anyone–mess up her perfectly ordered life. But years spent working as a special ops soldier has taught me how to read people… and I know Olive is hiding something. When my covert mission for Night Eagle Security collides with Olive’s past, I’ll have to get her to open up–or risk losing her. And losing Olive is not an option. If she’s in danger, I’ll defend her…even if it costs me my life.

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Diana Gardin is a wife of one and a mom of two. Writing is her second full time job to that, and she loves it! Diana writes contemporary romance in the Young Adult and New Adult categories. She’s also a former Elementary school teacher. She loves steak, sugar cookies, and Coke and hates working out.

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