Posts Tagged: romance

Jan 21
Book Review: Rachel Van Dyken’s The Wager

Book Review: Rachel Van Dyken’s The Wager

I’ve had my eye on Rachel Van Dyken for a while and when the opportunity came to review The Wager, I couldn’t pass up the chance. Unfortunately, it’s a forgettable book and definitely left me with no desire to read anymore of her books. Ultimately it comes down to her writing and unbelievable characters and situations. 1. The characters are put into some ridiculous situations. For example, Jake and Char are on the same flight and to teach Jake a lesson (after breaking her heart), she initiates a fight that requires the intervention of an air marshal who uses peanuts to subdue Jake. But here’s the kicker-turns out Jake’s allergic to peanuts and you can very well imagine what happens next. 2. In order for Jake and Char to realize… Read more »

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Jan 15
Cover Reveal: Molly McAdams’ Trusting Liam & Changing Everything

Cover Reveal: Molly McAdams’ Trusting Liam & Changing Everything

We have a double header for today’s cover reveal! Both of them are for Molly McAdams’ upcoming releases: Trusting Liam and Changing Everything. I personally can’t wait for Changing Everything. What about you? * * * Title:Trusting Liam Author: Molly McAdams Publication date: June 04, 2015 Series: Taking Chances #2 Genre: Contemporary Romance Synopsis: When Kennedy Ryan moves to California, she never expects to come face-to-face with Liam Taylor-the intriguing man she hasn’t been able to forget. Somehow Liam managed to get Kennedy to let down her guard for a single night of passion that ended up meaning more than it was ever supposed to. Accustomed to disastrous experiences with men, Kennedy shields herself before he can break down more of the carefully built control she’s clung to for the… Read more »

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Jan 13
Blog Tour: Review-Vanessa Kelly’s How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Vanessa Kelly’s How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy + Giveaway

I love reunited lovers plots and can’t say no to anything involving spies especially in historical romance. When the opportunity came to participate in the blog tour for Vanessa Kelly’s How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy, I couldn’t say no! Besides I’m always looking for new historical romance authors to read and Kelly has been on my radar, but I haven’t had a chance to read anything she’s written. We have good character development and Kelly spends an equal amount of time with each of her characters so we get to know them really well. Evie Whitney is quiet and always gets in trouble despite not causing it. It was pretty easy to understand which twin her mother prefers (Evie’s twin is Eden and she’s rambunctious and… Read more »

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Jan 13
Excerpt: Vanessa Kelly’s How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy

Excerpt: Vanessa Kelly’s How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy

As part of the blog tour, I have an excerpt of Vanessa Kelly’s How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy. Enjoy! Synopsis: Whether as spies or lovers, the Renegade Royals—illegitimate sons of England’s Royal Princes—are bold, skillful, and a force to be reckoned with… A war hero returned from Waterloo should be able to indulge in a bit of bad behavior. Instead, Captain William Endicott is summoned by his father, the Duke of York, to investigate an assassination plot. The unlikely suspect: William’s former sweetheart. Will can’t believe that innocent Evie Whitney could be mixed up in anything so nefarious. Then again, almost everything about Evie has changed—except for his body’s instinctive response to hers… Just as Evie’s life is finally coming together, Will saunters back into it…. Read more »

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Nov 26
Cover Reveal: Stacey Kennedy’s Witches Be Burned

Cover Reveal: Stacey Kennedy’s Witches Be Burned

Stacey Kennedy fans! Mark your calendars for May 5th when the second book in the Magic & Mayhem series, Witches Be Burned will be released. In the meantime I have a cover reveal. * * * Title: Witches Be Burned Author: Stacey Kennedy Series: Magic & Mayhem #2 Anticipated Publication date: May 05, 2015 Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Publisher: Loveswept Synopsis: Nexi Jones has lost her family, she’s been stripped of her guardian duties, and she’s still learning the ins and outs of white magic. At least she has Kyden, the smoldering hot elite guardian who’s been there for her every step of the way. But just as Nexi completes her training, tragedy strikes the Otherworld when a fellow guardian is murdered by a group of rogue vampires. Ready or… Read more »

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Nov 25
Excerpt: Elizabeth Boyle’s The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane + Giveaway

Excerpt: Elizabeth Boyle’s The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane + Giveaway

I have an excerpt of Elizabeth Boyle’s The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane as part of the blog tour. I’ve always enjoyed her books and I can’t wait to sit down to read this one. Synopsis: She has no desire for love… As she arrives in Mayfair, Louisa Tempest is horrified when her incorrigible cat bolts from the carriage and dashes into a neighbor’s house, where she comes face-to-face with the reclusive Viscount Wakefield. But even more dismaying than his foul temper is the disarray in which she finds his home. Convinced his demeanor would improve if his household were in order, Louisa resolves to put everything to rights. …until she meets the viscount who lives down the lane. Much to his chagrin, Wakefield finds it impossible to keep… Read more »

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Nov 21
Cover Reveal: Noelle August’s Rebound

Cover Reveal: Noelle August’s Rebound

Lorin Oberweger and Veronica Rossi are back! Rebound is the second book in the Boomerang series they co-wrote. A lot of people really enjoyed the first book, Boomerang and sadly it’s still sitting in my TBR pile. Hopefully I’ll get around to it soon. If you’ve read it, what did you think and are you looking forward to Rebound? In the meantime, here’s the cover to Rebound! * * * Title:Rebound Author: Noelle August Publication date: February 10, 2015 Series: Boomerang #2 Genre: Contemporary Romance (New Adult) Synopsis: Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of the heap in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and knocks the tech wunderkind down, throwing his… Read more »

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Nov 21
Blog Tour: Review-Victoria Alexander’s The Shocking Secret of a Guest at the Wedding + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Victoria Alexander’s The Shocking Secret of a Guest at the Wedding + Giveaway

I’ve read a few of Victoria Alexander’s books in the past and I’m always annoyed with myself for not keeping up with her. She’s definitely an author I’ve enjoyed and when the opportunity came to take part in the blog tour for The Shocking Secret of a Guest at the Wedding I knew I couldn’t pass up the chance. Even though it’s the fourth book in the series you can easily pick this up and is very much a standalone novel. We have really good character development and have a wide array of characters that play a vital role. Our main characters are Jackson Quincy Graham Channing and Lady Theodosia “Teddy” Winslow. I adored Jackson! I felt bad for his upbringing in terms of a shocking secret which I won’t… Read more »

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Nov 10
Blog Tour: Review-Lauren Layne’s Made For You + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Lauren Layne’s Made For You + Giveaway

I enjoyed Lauren Layne’s Only With You and when I found out Brynn was getting her own book, I knew I had to have it and as soon as it was possible. When the opportunity came to participate in the blog tour, I couldn’t pass up the chance! I’m so glad I was able to participate because it was perfect! If you haven’t the first in the series, Only With You, it’s not necessary to do so in order to enjoy Made For You since Layne expands a few key scenes from Only With You and you aren’t missing much. We have really good character development. Brynn Dalton is an orthodontist and likes to make lists. In fact, she’s the queen of list making and when we find out why… Read more »

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Nov 10
Excerpt: Lauren Layne’s Made For You

Excerpt: Lauren Layne’s Made For You

As part of the blog tour, I have an excerpt of Lauren Layne’s Made For You. Enjoy! Synopsis: Will Thatcher is exactly the type of sexy playboy good girls like Brynn have always avoided. And yet there was still something about him she just couldn’t resist. When Will moved across the country three years ago, Brynn vowed it was time to put him behind her. She never thought Will might have other plans . . . Back in town, Will intends to get what he’s always wanted-gorgeous, unforgettable Brynn. For years, he tormented the untouchable ice princess in a desperate bid for her attention. Now he has a new plan, and he’ll do anything to rewrite their stormy past. This time, he’s out to show Brynn that the imperfect man… Read more »

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Nov 05
Cover Reveal: Sara Jane Stone’s Hero By Night

Cover Reveal: Sara Jane Stone’s Hero By Night

Any fans of military romance? This time there’s a slight twist! Sara Jane Stone’s females are th ones who served in the military! Her upcoming Hero By Night sounds like an interesting read! * * * Title: Hero By Night Author: Sara Jane Stone Publication date: January 20, 2015 Series: Independence Falls #3 Genre: Contemporary Romance Synopsis: The third in Sara Jane Stone’s phenomenal Independence Falls series He was nobody’s hero, until he landed in the wrong bed . . . Armed with a golden retriever and a concealed weapons permit, Lena Clark is fighting for normal. She served her country, but the experience left her emotionally numb, afraid to be touched, and estranged from her career-military family. Staying in Independence Falls, and finding a job, seems like the first… Read more »

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Oct 11
Book Review: Seduced by the Game (Anthology)

Book Review: Seduced by the Game (Anthology)

What do ice skates and sticks have in common? Hockey! Welcome to the fastest game on Earth (and dare I say, the best sport?). Anthologies are often difficult to review because you’re reading more than one novella and there’s always one or two that you enjoy the most. I’m going to review Seduced by the Game a little differently from my usual style and give you five reasons you should purchase a copy! Please note: while I was given a copy for review, I’ve purchased a copy to support “Hockey Fights Cancer.” Before I get to my list, here’s a look at the novellas featured in Seduced by the Game. You can read a Catherine Gayle excerpt and enter the giveaway here! “Tangled in the Laces” by Toni Aleo (Website… Read more »

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