Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Review: The Boyfriend Contract by Victoria James

The Boyfriend Contract

Synopsis

Emily Birmingham has had it up to here with men.


Growing up with an overbearing father and then her brother inherits everything she’s worked her whole life to build. Now she’s living in her grandmother's dilapidated house in the middle of nowhere Canada, jobless, and dealing with the most annoyingly sexy contractor on the planet. Exactly when did her life become an anti-Hallmark movie?


Cooper Merrick learned the hard way that love is definitely not worth the risk. He’s happy running the family contracting business alongside his well-meaning but overly-opinionated brothers...happy enough until polished and perfect Emily enters his world. Nothing prepared him for the ways she turns his life upside down and reaches the parts of himself he’s closed off from the world.


But when he finally gets up the nerve to ask Emily out, she says her next date will need to come with a written contract and some very particular ground rules. Yeah, it sounds crazy, but why does he find himself wanting to sign on the dotted line?

Review


This is an interesting story about family and love. It's such a cute romantic story, exactly my cup of tea. I loved it! The characters are amazing and there are enough laugh-out-loud moments to put a permanent smile on readers faces. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Emily had just moved to a small town from a big city. She is enjoying the quaintness and people around her are all good. Cooper is one of the brothers who are working on her home. He is sweet and broody, a bit of a contradiction but she likes him instantly. However, both have ghosts in their pasts which they are trying to avoid. So, accepting their feelings and giving in to their mutual attraction might not be simple for these two.

I think that this book is well written and a must-read of all romance lovers in the world. It's such a feel-good kind of story that will warm your heart for sure.

P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Review: A Lady Never Tells (Women of Daring, #1) by Lynn Winchester

A Lady Never Tells (Women of Daring, #1)

Synopsis

Richard Downing may be a viscount of impeccable character, but he’s bored beyond belief of dancing at balls, faking smiles, and making dull conversation. So when he stumbles upon a housemaid with defiance in her striking blue eyes and a dagger hidden in her skirts...well, color him intrigued.


Raised with a rather...peculiar upbringing, Lady Victoria Daring is full of secrets and surprises. As part of His Majesty’s personal homeland spy network and as a master of disguises, Vic is charged with infiltrating high society to uncover the enemies hiding in plain sight.



But Robert is the first man to see through her disguises––and infiltrate deep into her heart. Too bad his family is at the top of her list of suspects...

Review

I enjoyed this enchanting story of spies, secrets, and secret identities. The story is quite thrilling and it kept me entertained from the very beginning until the end. I loved all the characters and enjoyed interactions between Daring siblings. That, I think is the best part of this novel. There are so few books that explore siblings relationship, especially in the romance genre that I always find it refreshing when I do find one such book. As far as historical fictions go this book is a really well-written piece and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I'd definitely recommend it to my fellow readers. Especially, if you enjoy a little mystery mixed with mischief.

Lady Victoria Daring was raised in China and was trained to be a spy. She is good at what she does. This is her first solo mission and she must succeed to prove her worth. She also feels that as the eldest child she has a responsibility to prove herself to her father. However, thanks to one annoying Lord Richard, her identity might get revealed before her mission is done. The only good thing is that Richard Downing seems more interested in her than her actions. Maybe she will be able to play it to her advantage and complete her mission without any other problem.

Things get more interesting as the story progresses. Soon Victoria and Richard find themselves getting more and more involved with each other. Will the secrets survive this new development or will they end up ruining their own future? Read away to find out.

I find this book an interesting and enjoyable read. The story has enough intrigue, twists and turns to keep the readers entertained. I also enjoyed the romance side of the story. The chemistry between main leads is great and they both seem to be perfect for each other.

P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Review: Driving Me Wild by Mia Carter

Driving Me Wild

Synopsis


I never in a million years thought that finding a lost pair of keys would lead to adventure.

All my life, I’ve been perfectly average. Compared to the rest of my high-achieving, type-A family, it feels impossible to stand out. While I’d love to make my big artistic dreams happen, I’m kind of stuck, thanks to a bunch of lame things like “affordable rent” and “keeping the internet on.” Dreaming doesn’t pay the bills. Freelance design work and part-time rideshare driving does. And it’s nice, for the most part. Finding a passenger’s thumb drive usually means reporting, returning, yay-hurrah-good-job-me. Except this time.

This time, I put the thumb drive in my computer. Hey, I’m just trying to be helpful! Suddenly a chat window pops up and the owner of the drive is bribing me to fly halfway across the world. Today. Turns out he's the super hot fare I haven't been able to stop thinking about...who just so happens to be Logan Weiss—the crazy-hot 29-year-old billionaire known as "the most eligible bachelor in tech”. What the hell am I even doing? 

Review


I loved it! It's very interesting, well-written, and has amazing characters. I especially enjoyed how the story started. That was fun and I was intrigued right from page one. Both Chloe and Logan are perfect for each other and their story is worth reading.

Chloe has a degree in arts but she mostly works as a freelancer. Logan is a self-made billionaire, who is a tech genius. They meet unexpectedly as if fate has intervened. Soon, they're spending more time together and realizing that their might be something behind their instant attraction to each other.

Honestly, I couldn't put down this book. It is one of the best billionaire romances I've read in a while. There wasn't even a single boring moment but I do think that the characters were the best part of this story. They're both the kind of people I love to read about. So, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I'd recommend it to all contemporary romance readers.

P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Review: Catching Her Heart by Jody Holford

Catching Her Heart

Synopsis

When a beautiful brunette driver meets Nashville Slammers catcher, Sawyer McBain, at the airport, he figures it's his lucky day. Sure, he's usually pretty guarded around people, especially after what happened with his ex, but he can definitely enjoy the car ride. Until she passes his apartment...and keeps driving. All of a sudden the woman seems a lot less like romance material and a lot more like a kidnapper. What gives?

Slammers executive Addison Carlisle needs one little favor. Sure, she may have kinda maybe kidnapped one of her professional baseball players, but it’s for a really good cause. She desperately needs someone high-profile to auction off that night for the multiple sclerosis society she’s chairing, but he insists he wants a favor in return.

Soon Addie and Sawyer are trading completely ridiculous I.O.U.s, like being his plus-one to his grandmother's poker game or keeping each other company at the driving range. But when their agreement goes from flirty to fiery, neither is ready to let their guard down for a shot at love.

Each book in the For Love of the Game series is STANDALONE:
* Covering All the Bases
* Catching Her Heart


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Review

It's a sweet romantic story. I enjoyed reading it a lot. It started in a very intriguing way and ended beautifully.
Addie is trying not to panic because this is her only way. So, she asks Sawyer for a favor and unexpectedly he agrees. But now she owes him too. They are both going to be working together so she hopes that it doesn't turn out to be a big problem.
Sawyer couldn't believe this woman. She practically kidnapped him but oddly enough instead of getting angry or frustrated he actually wants to help her. There is something about her that he really likes. Perhaps it is the fact that she is the most genuine person he has met in a long time. Most people are nice to him only because they want something from him. Even his own family only contacts him when they want money. Addie is different and he likes that. Soon, he begins to be more than her friends. But is happily ever after really something he can have?
I think that this story is very well-written. I enjoyed it and loved the characters. I'd definitely recommend it to contemporary romance fans.

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Free For Limited Time: Bedeviled By Madison Michael

Bedeviled
The Beguiling Bachelors, Book 3
By Madison Michael
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About Bedeviled

If You Build Your Love on Lies, You Better Run Faster than the Truth Newly appointed Finance Director, Charlotte Roche escaped dangers lurking in Boston by moving to Chicago. A new name, a new beginning - all built on lies. Believing she is safe, Charlotte drops her guard and sets her sights on her ruggedly handsome and wildly sexy running partner, Alexander Gaines. Can she advance their relationship from the track to the bedroom and still maintain her charade? or will Alex's probing questions pierce her carefully rehearsed story? Alex, with unrevealed secrets of his own, struggles to hold the irresistible Charlotte at arm’s length. But when Charlotte sustains a suspicious injury, Alex seizes the opportunity to cuddle up to the sassy beauty. Does he dare risk his reputation, his fortune, his friends, and his heart by letting her get close? How can they build a bond with deceit on both sides? With exposure imminent, their freshly forged relationship is in jeopardy and so are their lives. Can their love survive or are they bedeviled?  Join Alex and Charlotte, in this steamy romance, the third in the five-star rated Beguiling Bachelor series. The suspense builds as the characters you’ve met and loved in “Bedazzled” and “Beholden” help tackle the maze of half-truths and cover-ups threatening the lovers.
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Excerpt from Bedeviled

Keeping his mind on the topic always took all of Alex’s effort anyway. When Charlotte sat hip-to-hip with him as she had today, he felt the heat of her skin, saw the long length of thigh exposed in front of him, heard her heavy post-run breathing until he was in sensory overload. She smelled so good, not stinky and sweaty like he must. She smelled classy and expensive with all those clean, floral scents. She smelled like a woman he could trust.
More like a woman I want to trust.
Thinking back, Alex recognized that she had been hiding something all along. When he wasn’t lost in a sensual fog, he was able to zero in on where the conversations lagged, when she got testy with his probing or tried to change the subject. It had something to do with her life in Boston before she moved to Chicago and it was something that had been going on for a while. She was practiced at her excuses by the time she used them on him. She was making too many trips back East for ‘Harvard stuff.’ She had met Regan Howe through this same ‘Harvard stuff’ yet Regan went back to her alma mater only once or twice a year, if that.
Oh yeah, Charlotte is definitely up to something and I intend to find out what. I have been patient long enough.
Sitting waiting now for Charlotte to arrive at Starbucks, Alex promised himself that he would get to the bottom of this or walk away.
Since she had declined his offer of a ride, Alex currently sat at a shady outside table enjoying the last of summer, waiting for her to walk over and speculating on her possible secrets. He was planning his subtle interrogation during the few minutes Charlotte would need to make her way across the park,
Stubborn. She should have just accepted the ride.
You driving over or walking?” she had asked him, once they caught their breath.
“I have the car if you want a ride?” When she hesitated, he tried tempting her. “I have the new car.”
Alex was the proud owner of a brand new Mercedes AMG. The sleek, luxury sports car suited him despite most people’s image of him as logical, conservative and staid. The need for speed was actually deep in his blood. “You will love it, tight on the curves, fast and quiet. She purrs,” he had bragged.
Charlotte hesitated on his last remark and Alex had been sure she would accept. “The new car, huh?” she sounded intrigued. “I am excited to see it at last, Alex. You have certainly been talking about it long enough.”
“I need to walk off this tight hamstring, so I’ll have to pass this time,” she had replied reluctantly. “Meet you there in five.” Of course, Charlotte had been Charlotte, and that included being unpredictable.
Charlotte, leaving Alex standing there, had taken off across the park without a backward glance. Alex stood dumbfounded a moment, watching her slow jog-walk toward the trail across the grassy lawns of Lincoln Park. She was heading directly toward their usual post-run Starbucks and if he didn’t get moving, she would be there first.
Still he stood, willing her to look back and flash him that smile that changed her whole face. She didn’t, of course, and Alex was left standing there, admiring her lithe figure and the smooth bunch and release of her muscles in those tiny running shorts as she moved into the distance. Reminding himself to close his gaping mouth, Alex jogged to the parking lot, trading an extra moment of admiring a beautiful woman for a few short moments admiring his beautiful new car.
Arriving at the coffee shop several minutes before Charlotte, Alex was forced to cool his heels. He spent the time piecing together anything he could think of to uncover Charlotte’s deep, dark, secret. Admittedly, he needed the ten-minute head start away from her to give his overheated blood a little cooling time too. He kept envisioning the two of them in that sweet ride, sitting close with their sweat-slicked bodies. The image had intensified the jolts of.electricity already coursing through his veins from running beside her scantily clothed body.
Too bad she turned me down. One of these days we will be in tight quarters, all alone, and I will make my move. I have resisted too long already.
Since the mention of her tight hamstring, all Alex could think about was massaging her leg, and moving up from there. Did the woman not understand what she was doing to him? After all, he was a healthy red-blooded man. How long was he supposed to watch her round little ass wiggle in front of him, or the glide of muscles in those incredible legs – or OMG – her breasts bob up and down in those little running tops. The woman was killing him. He wanted her so badly he could taste it.
He chided himself to stop thinking of her that way, as he always did when he lusted after her. He would catch himself wanting her and repress the overwhelming sexual response that had plagued him since the beginning. She was so much more than just beautiful and sexy. She was a brilliant woman, funny, witty, complex and delightful. She considered him a running partner, and a friend…
…but that body, oh, that body. Stop it!
Alex determined to stay focused on what she might be trying to cover up and got his desire under control. He reviewed the signs – when she changed topics or failed to make eye contact. He carefully dissected her words while he waited for her to arrive. He knew she was being intentionally elusive. Alex resolved again that today would be the day he found out what she was concealing, beginning as soon as she arrived.
Speaking of arriving, Charlotte should have shown up long before now. She would have, unless something had happened. How long had he been sitting, pondering? How much time had passed?
Heart racing like a freight train, Alex ran into the park. Unsure why, he was terrified of what he might find.

About Madison Michael

Madison Michael is an indie publisher, blogger and the author of the Beguiling Bachelor Series as well as the novella Desire & Dessert, from her sizzling B&B Billionaire Bachelor series. A Chicago native and hopeless romantic, Maddy was raised on Chicago culture, fairy tales, great literature and swashbuckling movies. Maddy employs that history, writing steamy contemporary romance novels set against the sumptuous backdrop of Chicago’s elite society. After receiving a BA in Journalism from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago, Madison abandoned her writing to find her way in the corporate business world. Daughter of a librarian, it was inevitable that she would return to the world of books. Maddy writes from high above Chicago where she can stare at its gorgeous skyline or the shores of Lake Michigan surrounded by feline assistants. When she is not writing,, Maddy can be found lost in a book, fighting for the rights of the mentally iil or dining on Chicago’s famous cuisine. Hot dogs and pizza, anyone?
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Review: Janna of Castle Ambrose by Jordan Elizabeth



Synopsis

When I was a child, the usurper invaded my country. My family died in front of me and left Castle Ambrose in tatters. Since then, the usurper has ruled over Hamlin and I’ve wanted nothing more than to see him dead.

Life at Castle Ambrose isn’t all bad for Janna. She has a secret – she can communicate with the sea serpent living in the loch. When merchants visit Castle Ambrose, Janna hears that the Earl of Ambrose’s sons are still alive, but imprisoned. If she can free them, they can round up rebels from across Hamlin and rid themselves of the filthy usurper.

Civil war churns on the horizon, but Jana’s loyalties waver. The sea serpents can destroy the enemy’s ships…and Janna must decide who that enemy is.

Review


I loved this book. It's very well-written and story is also great. I loved all the characters. It's such a fantastical tale of sea serpents, rebellions, secrets, and romance. I enjoyed every single moment in this story.

It starts with a tragedy and ends in happiness. Sometimes things aren't what they seem to be and Janna is going to find that out the hard way. Will she be able to make the right decision at the right time or is she about to doom her people to war and mayhem?

This is something I love about Jordan Elizabeth's books. They're always unique and highly entertaining. This book is no exception and I enjoyed reading it a lot. I'd definitely recommend it to my fellow readers. Unless you don't like stories about magical creatures and/or wars. It's definitely not for the faint of heart. I was literally crying at how it all began. Although as the story progresses it becomes more lighthearted and fun. Still, it's pretty emotional story. Which I loved about it!

P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book.

Friday, September 06, 2019

Release Day Promo: North (Broken Deeds MC Book 7) by Esther E. Schmidt

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Author: Esther E. Schmidt
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North and Kray are like a unit, where there’s one, there’s the other. When the both of them accepted a case involving a missing agent, they became more involved than they bargained for.
Reva might have been rescued from the black market syndicate, but she’s left with scars that need healing inside and out.
North’s only two goals are to take care of Reva, and to end everyone who were responsible of holding her captive. Will North and Reva find justice and their happily ever after? Or is North too consumed with revenge he risks his life along with others in the process?
The complete Broken Deeds MC series can be read together or separately. Each book in the Broken Deeds MC series is a complete standalone story featuring a new couple.
Except for Kray and North. They are like a unit, where there’s one, there’s the other. As are their stories; you read one, you’ll need the other.
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"Deeds" Broken Deeds MC book one
"Broke" Broken Deeds MC book two
"Depay" Broken Deeds MC book three
"Unforgiving" Broken Deeds MC book four
"Chopper" Broken Deeds MC book 4.5
"Lochlan" Broken Deeds MC book five
“Leaving The Past Behind” Broken Deeds MC book 5.5
"Kray" Broken Deeds MC book six
"North" Broken Deeds MC book seven
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Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Review: Wrath (The Deadly Seven #3) by Lana Pecherczyk

Wrath (The Deadly Seven, #3)

Synopsis

Betrayed. Alone. Angry.

Wyatt Lazarus's ex-fiancĂ©e betrayed him in the vilest of ways, and he failed to see it coming. Now alone and ashamed, the unquenchable influence of his sin fuels his anger. Instead of redeeming sinners—he ends them. Wrath becomes his identity until a brutal mistake throws him into the path of a cheeky yoga instructor in need of a savior.

Misha Minski believes in karma, but after years of suffering blackmail from an old mafia acquaintance, it’s hard to stay strong. Soon her number is up. Rather than spend her last days wallowing in self-pity, she’s determined to enjoy one last night of pleasure with her new mysterious protector, but instead, finds something much more—a future.

But when the evil Syndicate joins forces with Misha’s psychopathic blackmailer, Wyatt must push through his bitterness and reunite with his heroic family, or the woman who gave him back his voice will be lost to him forever.

The Black Dagger Brotherhood meets The Avengers in this epic series where the heroes are as deadly as the sins they were created to fight. Full of sizzling romance, fated mates, band of warriors, alpha heroes, and strong heroines. If you like your superhero shows, but want more romance from your Lois and Clarke, then you’ll fall head over heels the Deadly Seven.

Review

I loved it! It's absolutely amazing and I enjoyed every second of it. Wrath's story is really emotional and has so many thrilling moments that it will keep the readers on their toes. The ending is perfect and I loved little revelations at the end. It just made it all the more fun. Now, I'll be waiting for the next book in this awesome series. So far these books are turning out to be epic and giving me serious book-hangovers. ;)

To some, it may seem that Wyatt is running away from his family and his duty but the truth is that he is running away from himself. There is too much pain in his past and he just wishes to leave it all behind. Unfortunately, he doesn't know that you can't run from yourself. Soon, he is going to learn that he must accept his past because that is the only way for him to move on and live a normal life. Although, normal for him is anything but...

Misha is facing many problems but she is determined to face each and every one of them with courage. However, there is much that she keeps hidden from her family because she doesn't want them to feel bad for her or be put in danger. She believes that she can deal with it on her own...

When the two troubled souls, Wyatt and Misha, meet sparks fly but it cannot be anything other than a passing affair. Until they realize that they can't live without each other and there is no reason for them to be alone anymore. Things are not going to be easy. Both main characters are fighting their own demons and trying to sort out their chaotic lives. Perhaps, together they stand a chance to achieve some kind of peace at last.

It's a fast-paced and thrilling read. I loved the chemistry between both main characters and I enjoyed that they are absolutely perfect for each other. Wyatt and Misha's story is beautiful, exciting, emotional, and very entertaining. I'd definitely recommend this book to my fellow readers. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book.


Monday, September 02, 2019

Review: Stuck With You by Christina Mandelski

Stuck with You (The First Kiss Hypothesis, #3)

Synopsis

When Caleb Gray heads to the Texas coast to mentally prepare for a future he isn’t sure he wants, the last person he expects to see is Catie Dixon. Yeah, their mothers have been planning their wedding since they were born, but he and Catie are most definitely not friends. He can’t see her as anything but the annoying kid who followed him everywhere. Except, it’s really bothering him that everyone is staring at her in that bikini…

Catie got over her crush on Caleb ages ago. So why can’t she see past his ripped body or how unsettled he seems? She’s got her own problems, though. Her future has been set for years and now she’s dreaming of pulling the plug. A week at their families’ beach house is just what she needs to pull herself together, and she has no intention of letting Caleb back into her heart...which would be a whole lot easier if he’d put on a shirt.

But a forced week of togetherness full of beach parties, waterslide mishaps, bonfires, and roller coasters sparks more than an understanding. What do you do when the person standing in the way of your future is the one person you grew up hating...but now don’t?

Review

It's a sweet and romantic story where two childhood friends and teenage frenemies fall in love. It's very well-written and I loved both the main characters very much.

Caleb is starting college soon. He is going to study business and take over his family's business someday. His future is all set. He has made his commitment and it doesn't matter that his heart wants something else entirely. This is why he decides to stay at their family's beach house for a week and sort out his thoughts. The house is co-owned by their family friends. As he reaches the beach house he finds out that Catie is already there with her friends.

Catie had no idea that Caleb would be at the beach house too. She had gone there without telling anyone just to have fun before her senior year at school started. Now, Caleb is there and he is definitely going to tell her parents. So, she finds a perfect excuse and it is decided that they can both stay there while Caleb looks after her and her friends. She hates the thought. It's not like she is a kid or something. But they are stuck now and she plans to have fun no matter what. She is also going through a tough phase and trying to figure out her future. Caleb only complicates things. Will they both survive a week together or are they going to get on each other's nerves every time they are in the same room? Only time will tell...

I enjoyed reading this story and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good YA novel.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.