Tuesday, January 23, 2018

SIDELINED RELEASE BLITZ


Sidelined, a sexy all-new STANDALONE from Marquita Valentine is NOW AVAILABLE!

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Sidelined by Marquita Valentine
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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 It was supposed to be the happiest time of my life.
And it was, until my husband left me.
On our honeymoon.
For the wedding planner.

Now I all I want to do is get over the humiliation with the one man I shouldn’t.
Except he's avoiding me at all costs.

But I'm not going to let Aiden McHugh get away. He might be the hottest quarterback in the NFL and my older brother’s best friend, but he doesn't intimidate me. He promised to help me and I’m holding him it… even if it means I have to convince him one seduction at a time.

Until the seduced becomes the seducer.
I no longer want to get over my ex; I just want Aiden.

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About the Author:

Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.

Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She's been called "one of the best new voices in romance" (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being "a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read" (The Book Queen).

When she's not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.


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JUDGMENT ROAD (TORPEDO INK #1)

An outlaw motorcycle club sets up shop next door to Sea Haven in the dangerously sexy new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

As the enforcer of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club, Reaper lives for riding and fighting. He's a stone-cold killer who turns his wrath on those who deserve it. Feelings are a weakness he can't afford--until a gorgeous bartender gets under his skin...

Near Sea Haven, the small town of Caspar has given Anya Rafferty a new lease on life. And she's desperate to hold on to her job at the biker bar, even if the scariest member of the club seems to have it out for her. But Reaper's imposing presence and smoldering looks just ratchet up the heat.

Anya's touch is everything Reaper doesn't want--and it brands him to the bone. But when her secrets catch up to her, Reaper will have to choose between Anya and his club--his heart and his soul.
 

Release Date: January 23, 2018
Berkley Penguin Group
Torpedo Ink #1
MC Romance
Review copy provided by publisher

Nikki’s Review:

Christine Feehan is a new to me author. I have heard great things about her writing from fellow romance fans. However, I struggle with trying new stuff. I know what I like. I'm happy to say that picking up this book was a good thing! 

Judgment Road is an MC romance. I avoid those like the plague. They are typically darker than I normally like in my romance, and cheating is rampant. Cheating in any form is a hard limit for me. I get really stabby. While this book is definitely raw and gritty, it didn't have any cheating...thank goodness! 

Reaper is a troubled soul. The abuse he suffered as a child would break just about anyone. Sometimes the descriptions of past abuse were hard to read, but it was an integral part of the story. You needed to read it to understand what makes Reaper the man he is. 

Anya is on the run and looking for a place that she can call home. Reaper doesn't want to want her, but the pull is just too strong to resist. 

The raw chemistry between these two was crazy hot. There's a lot of push and pull, but just under the surface, is a sizzling fire that's about to explode! Ms. Feehan may have made me blush a few times with the love scenes. And I loved every second of it.

There's a lot going on in this book. There's so much conflict. It felt like the hero and heroine could never catch a break. It was one hurdle after another. Ordinarily I would have eye rolled at this, but I think it worked in this book. It kept things moving at a quick pace and kept it interesting. I wanted to keep reading to see how it was going to pan out for them.

Because it's an MC romance there are some brutal scenes. The violence is thick, and the blood is plenty. But it's all very authentic to the world that Ms. Feehan has built for her Torpedo Ink MC. 

Anya is a strong character. She has to put up with a lot of crap from Reaper, but I never once felt like she was a door mat. She stood her ground and kept her head up. I probably would have folded and walked away, but she fought for her HEA.

This may have been my first Christine Feehan book, but it certainly won't be the last. She has a huge backlist that I can't wait to dig into, not to mention, I'm giddy about the next book in this series! 


Rating: 4 Stars (A)

Friday, January 19, 2018

TEMPT ME REVIEW TOUR


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Tempt Me

by Carly Phillips


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: January 16th





The single dad & the nanny ...

Burned by an ex with a wandering eye, Austin Rhodes has sworn off women. His sole focus is his young daughter - and despite his good intentions, the little girl's live-in nanny. He hired Mia Atwood to care for his child but he finds himself lusting after her instead. Keeping his distance isn’t easy but he’s determined to be a gentleman. Until Mia's past comes back to haunt her and she’s in need of Austin’s brand of protection. Suddenly she’s his in every sense of the word — and he’ll do whatever it takes to shield the woman who tempts him beyond reason.


Excerpt:

“So what’s your end game?”

”She paused, lowering the cup from her lips. “You’ll laugh. Or at the very least you won’t think it’s overly ambitious.”

He ignored his coffee, more interested in the fascinating woman sitting beside him. “Try me.”

“Someday I’d like a family of my own. A lot of kids not all mine. Kids who’ve been in foster care too long and never adopted because everyone wants babies.”She rubbed her cup between her palms, not meeting his gaze. “See? Nothing all that enterprising, like becoming a teacher or succeeding in business.”

He couldn’t stop staring, enthralled not just by her beauty but by her heart. “I think it’s inspiring, what you want to do.”And the man by her side when she fulfilled her dreams would be one lucky SOB. “Not for me, because been there, done that…the family and marriage thing, but I’m sure it can work for the right couple.”He shrugged, realizing he’d admitted way too much. “I hope you find what you’re looking for,”he said, meaning it.

She glanced down, her gaze sweeping over her watch on her wrist. “Oh! It’s time to pick up Bailey.”She crumbled the napkin beside her and picked up her cup as she rose to her feet.

He stood, joining her as they tossed their half-finished drinks in the trash. They headed to the car and he beat her there, opening the passenger door before she could grab the handle herself. He turned back and she stopped short. He caught her before she bumped into him, grasping her around the waist and pulling her close. She sucked in a surprised breath but didn’t back away, her face inches from his. Her mouth so damned close.

He knew better, he really did but he was tired of denying himself what he wanted and his body was definitely on board. He waited for a sign she wasn’t right there with him. If she pulled back or jerked away, he’d apologize and they’d move forward from there. Instead she swayed toward him, sealing her fate.

He grasped her waist, anchoring himself by touching her, the soft sweater doing little to hide her slender body or delicate curves. He tipped his head, sliding his tongue across her lips and with a soft moan, she parted her mouth and let him inside. She tasted of vanilla and coffee, a sweet flavor that was all Mia.

Their tongues touched, tangled, and his body came alive with a hunger he hadn’t known before.

She raised her arms, hands coming to his biceps, holding on for a brief second before she gave in and wrapped her arms around him, pulling him close, giving him all the excuse he needed to deepen the kiss. He tilted his head and consumed her, swirling his tongue around the further recesses of her mouth.

He had no wall, no car door to push her against, which was a good thing because he wouldn’t have been able to control himself if he crushed his body against hers.

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Meet Carly Phillips:

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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Liza's Review:

Tempt Me is a single dad/nanny story and Carly Phillips did an absolutely perfect job with it. This sexy stand-alone romance, which is part of The Bachelor Bad Boys series, pulled me in from the very first page.

Austin was burned badly by his ex-wife and has no plans to every have another long-term relationship with anyone other than his daughter Bailey. However, he didn't plan on Mia Atwood, his daughter's nanny entering his life. I loved that both Austin and Mia pretty much were attracted to one another from the moment she started working as Bailey's nanny, yet they both always put Bailey's needs first. Books with kids can sometimes take away from the romance, but Ms. Phillips did an amazing job establishing Bailey's character without over powering the romance between Austin and Mia. In fact I think part of what helped Austin to feel more comfortable with Mia was how she always put Bailey's needs first.

I thought the slow burn to Austin and Mia being together totally fit with his past and Mia working for Austin. I don't know if it would have been as believable to me if they both didn't delay getting together. I was so glad when they finally gave into their attraction and made love. They had seriously smoking hot chemistry and it only grew stronger the more time they spent together.

I have to say I absolutely loved how protective Austin was of Mia once they got together. He always was protective of his daughter and it just showed even before Austin was willing to admit his feelings for Mia that he had already fallen hard. I loved watching this strong and complex man fall so hard for the first time in his life. I loved seeing Austin, Mia, and Bailey become a real family.

Tempt Me is another winner in the Bachelor Bad Boys series. While it can totally be read as a stand-alone story, I see no reason to skip out on Rock Me first to meet all the other characters in the series.

Rating: 5 Stars (A)

Nikki’s Review:

It's such a treat to dive into a new Carly Phillips novel. I know I'm going to walk away with a smile on my face. 

The characters in this book were so likeable. Austin has trust issues after being badly burned by his ex wife. Mia is looking for her happily ever after. What I loved about Austin was that he wasn't a jerk. Yes, he's commitment shy, but it didn't make him dark and broody. Don't get me wrong, dark and broody has its place, but Austin was refreshing!

Mia is the nanny to Austin's little girl, Bailey. Normally I'm not a fan of books where the children play a big role. I find most authors don't write believable children. Plus, I just don't want to read about kids in my romance. However, Carly did an amazing job with Bailey's character. She was cute and witty, but she didn't take over the plot. Her character was well placed.

I loved the push and pull in this book. I could feel the chemistry pulsing between Mia and Austin. They both want each other desperately, but they can't completely let go of what they think is best for them. Thank goodness lust took over and decided for them.

Not only was this book fun, it was emotional and sexy. I kinda had all the feels with this one. I have come to expect brilliant writing with Carly Phillips, and she certainly delivered, yet again, in this one! 

Tempt Me is a great addition to this fabulous series. It could absolutely be read as a stand alone, but why would you want to miss out on the first book, Rock Me? I mean, Ben is delicious! 


Rating: 4.5 Stars (A)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

HOT SEAL BRIDE (HOT SEAL TEAM #4)

Sold to the highest bidder…

For the past fourteen years, Princess Antonella Rossi has been a virtual prisoner. She has no friends, no fun, and she’s not allowed to leave her aunt and uncle’s Virginia compound without an escort.

But today is her wedding day. A rich sheikh has bought her virginity, and with it her freedom. Any hope of independence Ella’s ever cherished will disappear the instant she faces him across the altar. With time running out and the wedding party gathering, Ella seizes the opportunity to run as far and fast as she can.

Navy SEAL Cash “Money” McQuaid isn’t looking for trouble, but trouble always seems to find him. This time trouble is five foot four and wearing a wedding dress. Rescuing a runaway princess has consequences though, and with his face plastered on the evening news and his career on the line, he realizes there’s only one way out of this mess—he has to marry her!

It’s a marriage in name only, just until he can clear his name and win Ella the freedom she seeks. But shacking up with a gorgeous virgin isn’t as easy as it seems, especially when the sparks snapping between them are hotter and more dangerous than anything Cash has ever experienced. By the time he realizes it’s too late to resist his virgin bride, an unseen enemy is intent on taking her away from him.

Cash is gonna need all his skills—and his friends on the Hostile Operations Team—in order to rescue his princess bride and give her the happily-ever-after she deserves.

The Hostile Operations Team is a covert military Black Ops unit. Their motto is Where None Dare. H.O.T. operators come from all branches of the military. The only criteria for membership: they must be the best of the best!

Release Date: January 16, 2018
H.O.T. Publishing, LLC
HOT SEAL Team #4
Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:


I think part of why I couldn't wait for Cash to meet the woman who was his match was because he gave all the other guys such a hard time when they fell in love and always said it would never happen to him. Enter Princess Antonella Rossi and all bets were off. I loved Ella from the moment she appeared on the page. She was such a dichotomy of innocence and sexiness. She has been basically kept hostage by her aunt and uncle since her parents were killed and hasn't been allowed to be around others and her education was limited to what her aunt and uncle allowed. Yet part of her education came from her aunt showing her porn to prepare her for the wedding night for her arranged marriage with the sheikh her family had basically sold her to. Luckily, when she runs away, Cash is the man to appear to help her escape from her family.

I loved Cash and Ella together pretty much from the moment they met. I really think they both started falling for one another right away, even if Ella promised she wouldn't fall for him and Cash promised he would never fall for anyone. I felt an instant connection between Cash and Ella. Yes it started out as a friendship, but it was quickly obvious how attracted they were to one another. I loved how much honor Cash had when it came to keeping his hands off Ella so she could save her virginity for her husband and adored just as much Ella driving him crazy trying to rid herself of said virginity. All I can say is when they finally got together the screen on my kindle fogged up it was so freaking hot! I knew Cash would freak out at some point about his growing feelings for Ella and he didn't disappoint me. He also made amends in a huge way. Only made me fall a little bit more in love with Cash to see him finally fall in love.

Honestly the only thing I didn't love about his book was Ella's family. Her aunt and uncle were pretty much reprehensible and I wanted to smack them around so many times for how they treated Ella and how they lied to Ella. I love the Ella instantly became family to all the HOT members on Cash's team and she finally had people in her life that cared for her. 

HOT SEAL Bride is another winner in the HOT SEAL Team series. I've loved each and every book in the HOT and HOT SEAL series and drop everything to read each new installment as soon as they hit my kindle. Lynn Raye Harris has defiantly found her true voice with these stories.


Rating: 5 Stars (A)

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