Review: One Sexy Mistake by Sarah Ballance

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(Chase Brothers #5)
By: Sarah Ballance
Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
Publication Date: Nov. 28, 2016
Genre: Romance
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Olivia Patton’s life just imploded. One night with sexy hacker Grady Donovan seems like the perfect, ego-soothing plan—until an epic snowstorm shuts down the city and thwarts her morning-after escape. Now the only walk-of-shame she’ll be taking is right back to Grady’s door.

Forced to actually talk, Grady and Olivia realize they can’t stand each other. Forget another round in the bedroom—if it wasn’t his apartment, she’d shove Grady outside to freeze. But with all the blistering sexual tension flying around, a second night with the hacker might be exactly what she needs…if they don’t kill each other first.

Each book in the Chase Brothers series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.

 

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Excerpt: Perfectly Paired by Lexi Blake

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(Topped #3)
By: Lexi Blake
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: Nov. 29, 2016
Genre: Romance

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A table for two

Waitress Tiffany Hayes knows what she wants and she wants Sebastian. Top’s grumpy sommelier calls to her in a way no man has before. She simply needs to show him that they belong together. Finding an opportunity to spend some quality time with him turns out to be the easy part. Convincing Sebastian to look beyond his damaged heart and soul is far more difficult.

A thirst he can’t deny

After losing everything he held dear, Sebastian Lowe has finally rebuilt his life and the walls around his heart. Tiffany is a sweet temptation he struggles to resist. She’s bright and complex, but he’s sure she can’t handle his dark desires. When they’re thrown together on an assignment, he can’t help himself.

A perfect pairing

As passion builds, the new lovers are both forced to face their pasts. To have a future, they must find a way to heal the wounds they thought would haunt them forever.

 

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Excerpt: Shattered Pack by Aileen Erin [Giveaway]

shattered-pack Shattered Pack
(Alpha Girl #6)
By: Aileen Erin
Publisher: Ink Monster Publishing
Publication Date: March 28, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult

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Meredith Molloney never thought she’d find a mate, let alone someone like Donovan Murry—one of the most powerful Alphas alive. Now that she’s no longer cursed and the evil Luciana Alvarez has been taken care of, she thinks life will finally settle down. Boy, has she never been so wrong.

In the middle of the night, Donovan gets a call telling him that his pack has gone to pieces. The news that his second in command has been found brutally murdered has Donovan packing his bags for Ireland, but the last thing Meredith wants to do is leave Texas. She’s heard about how the Celtic Pack are with outsiders. And Donovan has more than a few exes in the pack that will be less than friendly.

Meredith’s never let a few angry wolves stop her, and she’s not about to start now. She’s faced down much worse the past few months. But when she gets there, she finds that it’s not just a few exes who stand in the way between her and her Full Moon Ceremony with Donovan.

Meredith is thrust in to a deadly game of pack politics, one the fey have happily joined in on. When the dust settles, she knows she’ll either have everything that she wants or lose it all.

 

 

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Oy With The Poodles Already!

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I don’t know about you guys but I’m REALLY excited about today. While a lot of people are out rushing between stores trying to get the best deal, I will be sitting at home, in my pajamas watching the Gilmore Girls Reunion, while I stuff my face with all sorts of bad-for-you foods. I kind of had to do some prep work at the beginning of the week for this day. Since my friend came down for Thanksgiving and plans to stay for a Gilmore Girls marathon afterwards, I decided to go all out and make a feast. There will be coffee (of course), that’s always a given when it comes to a Gilmore Girls marathon, but I also plan to have hot dogs, popcorn, shrimp fried rice, cream cheese wantons, egg rolls, and leftover pie in lieu of Twinkies. Aside from the egg rolls, I’m making everything… thus the need to prep for two big feasts this week. I know it’s a bit overboard but I love this show.

Which is why I stood in a two hour line for a cup of coffee with Luke’s Diner logo on it the other month. I’m not going to lie, it was cool standing in line chatting with other fans. In fact, the people in front of me were a mother and daughter duo. They were super sweet and definitely made the hours of standing in line seem not quite as bad.

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Gilmore Girls isn’t simply a show I got into once all the hype about the reunion started picking up. Oh no. When I was a teen, my mom and I would plop down on the couch and watch the latest episode of Gilmore Girls every week. Every. Week. I always made sure to be home for the show. Now that the show’s over, anytime my mom flies out to visit, we always have a day where we pop in Gilmore Girls and watch a bunch of episodes. So yeah, even though the show has been over for nine years, we’ve kept the Gilmore love alive here. Which is why I’m so freaking excited about today! I can’t wait to see what everyone in Stars Hallow have been up to. I love that they were able to get the cast back for this. My favorite character from the show is Sookie. She’s always just so bubbly and scatterbrained and I love it! So, I was really excited when I saw that Melissa McCarthy came back to play Sookie. :claps hands excitedly: I’m just so happy to have my all-time favorite show come back. I wish it was longer… but I’ll take what I can get. 😉

 

Who’s your favorite character from Gilmore Girls?

 

 

 

Excerpt: Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey [Giveaway]

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(Shadow Fall #1)
by: Audrey Grey
Publisher: Blaze Publishing
Publication Date: Nov. 22, 2016
Genre: Scifi Young Adult

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The asteroid hurtling toward the earth will kill billions.

The Emperor and his Gold Court will be safe in their space station, watching from the stars. The Silvers will be protected underground. But the Bronzes must fight it out at the Shadow Trials for the few remaining spots left on the space station.

When an enigmatic benefactor hands Maia Graystone a spot in the Trials, she won’t just get a chance at salvation for her and her baby brother, Max: She gets to confront the mother who abandoned her in prison, the mad Emperor who murdered her father, and the Gold prince who once loved her. But it’s the dark bastard prince she’s partnered with that will make her question everything, including her own heart. With the asteroid racing closer every day, Maia must trust someone to survive.

The question is who?

 

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Review: The Bad Boy Bargain by Kendra C. Highley [Giveaway]

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By: Kendra C. Highley
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Publication Date: Nov. 14, 2016
Genre: Young Adult
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Baseball player Kyle Sawyer has many labels: bad boy, delinquent, ladies’ man, fearless outfielder… Only one of them is actually true. But then sweet ballet dancer Faith Gladwell asks him to help wreck her reputation, and everything goes sideways.

Faith knows a thing or two about love, and what she had with her cheating jerk of an ex wasn’t it. When he starts spreading rumors about her being an Ice Queen, Faith decides it’s time to let a little bad into her life.

Lucky for her, Kyle Sawyer—dark, dangerous, totally swoonworthy Kyle Sawyer—is landscaping her backyard over Spring Break. Shirtless. And if she can convince him to play along, “dating” Kyle will silence the rumors.

But Faith’s plan threatens to expose Sawyer’s biggest secret of all…and that’s a risk he’s not willing to take.

 

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Review: Sustained by Emma Chase

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(The Legal Briefs #2)
By: Emma Chase
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: Aug. 25, 2015
Genre: Romance
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A knight in tarnished armor is still a knight.

When you’re a defense attorney in Washington, DC, you see firsthand how hard life can be, and that sometimes the only way to survive is to be harder. I, Jake Becker, have a reputation for being cold, callous, and intimidating—and that suits me just fine. In fact, it’s necessary when I’m breaking down a witness on the stand.

Complications don’t work for me—I’m a “need-to-know” type of man. If you’re my client, tell me the basic facts. If you’re my date, stick to what will turn you on. I’m not a therapist or Prince Charming—and I don’t pretend to be.

Then Chelsea McQuaid and her six orphaned nieces and nephews came along and complicated the ever-loving hell out of my life. Now I’m going to Mommy & Me classes, One Direction concerts, the emergency room, and arguing cases in the principal’s office.

Chelsea’s too sweet, too innocent, and too gorgeous for her own good. She tries to be tough, but she’s not. She needs someone to help her, defend her…and the kids.

And that — that, I know how to do.

 

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Excerpt: The Homecoming by Stacie Ramey [Giveaway]

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By: Stacie Ramey
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: Nov. 1, 2016
Genre: Young Adult

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Forced to return to his estranged family, John discovers how hard it is to truly go home.

It’s been a year since John lost his girlfriend, Leah, to suicide. Living with his uncle keeps his mind from the tragedy and his screwed up family-until he gets into trouble and a judge sends him back home. With a neglectful mother and abusive brother, John’s homecoming is far from happy.

As he tries to navigate and repair the relationships he abandoned years ago, Emily, the girl next door, is the only bright spot. She’s sweet and smart and makes him think his heart may finally be healing. But tragedy isn’t far away, and John must soon face an impossible decision: save his family or save himself.

 

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Review: Game On by Michelle Smith

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(Lewis Creek #2)
By: Michelle Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Publication Date: Aug. 16, 2016
Genre: Young Adult
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As king of baseball in the small town of Lewis Creek, Eric Perry can have any girl he wants and win every game he plays. But when a fight lands him in jail, he’s only got one more strike before his baseball career is over for good. His only chance for redemption? The girl next door, Bri Johnson.

Bri hasn’t talked to Eric in months—for starters, she’s been too busy dealing with her jerk of an ex-boyfriend, not to mention the fact that Eric’s been preoccupied trying to drink every keg in the country dry. But when he needs a way to stay on the team, she proposes a plan: if he helps her out with community service, he can stay on the team. At first it’s a nightmare—Eric and Bri stopped being friends years ago, surely that was for a good reason, right? But as volunteering turns to bonding over old memories of first kisses under the stars, they start to have trouble remembering what pushed them apart.

In a town as small as Lewis Creek, nothing stays secret for long and their friendship and romance might mean bad news. But in this final, tumultuous spring before graduation, Eric and Bri are about to realize that nobody’s perfect alone, but they might just be perfect together.

 

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Review: Into the Blue by Chanel Cleeton

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(Wild Aces #2)
By: Chanel Cleeton
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: July 5, 2016
Genre: Romance
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Eric Jansen—call sign Thor—loves nothing more than pushing his F-16 to the limit. Returning home to South Carolina after a tragic loss, he hopes to fix the mistake he made long ago, when he chose the Air Force over his fiancée.

Becca Madison isn’t quick to welcome Thor back. She can’t forget how he shattered her heart. But Thor won’t give up once he’s set his sights on what he wants—and he wants Becca.

Thor shows Becca that he’s no longer the impulsive boy he used to be, and Becca finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. But will Thor be able to walk away from his dream of flying the F-16 for their love or does his heart belong to the sky?

 

 

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