Thursday, 30 May 2019

RELEASE and REVIEW - Fearless King by Maya Hughes



Title: Fearless King
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber, Qamber Designs
Release Date: May 30, 2019
BLURB
My first crush. My first heartbreak. My brother’s best friend.
The butterflies in my stomach turned into full blown eagles the second our lips touched. A kiss under the stars that changed our relationship forever.
After a lifetime of wishing, I stared up into Ford’s eyes with his fingers caressing my cheek and my heart racing.
The evening ended with my heart bleeding on the ballroom floor.
He destroyed my heart two years ago...but now he wants back in my life.
This time I won’t fall under his spell. I’ll resist his sexy, scruffy beard, and panty-melting smirk.
I thought I was over him. Hell, I fully planned to wave to him through my rearview mirror...but with one text, in the middle of the night, I know I'm in over my head.

Ford: I need you.

RATING - πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ . 5

4.5 stars

The Kings are back! I really like this series. This book is all about Ford and Liv, and let me just say this couple had SO much against them. This book hits you right in your feelings, I may have got a little teary once. As always Maya delivers a book that keeps me captivated till the end.

Ford is quite. Not one to talk or be around others. He has always been there for Liv but now he would like it to be on a different level. Liv is younger than Ford but no by much . She has always had a crush on Ford but knows nothing will ever come of it. She has so much weight on her shoulders for a girl who is so young.

This book is a slow burn but done in a way that you don't notice. It is captivating from A -z and I loved that we got to see a lot from the rest of the Kings as well, and follow on from their stories. I really hope we get to see Max get a story as well. I loved that we also had a crossover with another one of this author's series. I can not wait for more.


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Author Bio
Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! :-) I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.
I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.

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Thursday, 23 May 2019

RELEASE and REVIEW - Baby Yours by Kennedy Fox




BABY YOURS 

By Kennedy Fox




The worst day of my life happened when Brandon died. 
We had our entire future mapped out. 
Careers, marriage, kids—in that order. 
Then the universe threw a curveball and ended it all. 

As I come to terms with everything, I learn I’m carrying his baby. Now I’m living with his roommate, the guy who’s made my life a living hell the past two years. Hunter’s now the one to hold me up when all I want to do is fall. 

Knowing my religious parents will never accept the pregnancy out of wedlock, Hunter offers to be my fake husband. While I think he’s gone crazy, it’s the only plan that’ll keep them in my life. So I do whatever it takes to make our relationship believable—kissing, touching, even letting him hold me when we sleep. The lines are so blurred neither of us want to admit we’re no longer pretending. 

The guilt of what we’re doing eats me alive as I struggle to deal with my emotions. I push him away, but he pulls me closer, showing me how he’s always felt.  

Just as I begin to follow my heart, I learn Hunter’s been keeping secrets.
And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my life…


**This is book 2 in the Hunter & Lennon duet and must be read after Baby Mine. Recommended for ages 18+**















πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ .5

Arc Review
4.5 Stars

Ahh finally, the conclusion I have been waiting for! I have been hanging out to find out what was going to happen between Lennon and Hunter. I finally found out, and oh my heart.... I am finally complete. This story is quite the emotional journey, and although I didn't cry during this one like I did in the first one, it was still a very heartfelt story.

Lennon and Hunter are faced with some obstacles. And if you read the first one you will know a certain obstacle I am talking about. But I am not going to get into that because this is my spoiler free review. I could not put this book down and read it fast, I just had to know! It is a great ending to a beautiful duet. And Hunter is seriously so swoon worthy! He had me eating out the palm of his hand. I can't wait to find out what is going to happen in the upcoming books.. I can not wait!!

Arc in exchange for an honest review.





I saw her first.
Blonde. Gorgeous. Feisty.
I was smitten. 


But it didn’t matter because she chose him and he was my best friend and roommate. I’d never be able to compete with that, so I pushed her away instead. It was easy when she lived hours away, and I didn’t have to see her every day, but then she moved in with us. 
Now, I’m screwed.

To her singing in the shower every morning, dancing in the kitchen while she makes coffee, and doing yoga in our living room, I can’t stop thinking about her in all the wrong ways. She’s not mine and never will be, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to push her against a wall and claim her mouth.

She’s constantly on me for making messes, bringing chicks home every weekend, and being a smartass when their PDA gets on my nerves. Considering neither of them know how I feel, it’s not fair for the way I act toward them. I should move out so I can get over her for good; however, the selfish part of me can’t let go. 

But then the unthinkable happens... 
When my best friend dies in a motorcycle accident, the two of us are left to grieve our loss together. Instead of pushing her away, I pull her closer. 

Just as we come to terms with our new reality, she finds out she’s pregnant with his baby. 
And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my life... 







Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You've Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren't bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that'll make you blush and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! 

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Monday, 13 May 2019

RELEASE and REVIEW - Lani Lynn Vale - F Bomb








You murder a man, and all of a sudden people are scared of you.

Slate Solis went from being a guy that people went to in times of need to an ex-con that people crossed the street to avoid being too close to.

He knows he’s done wrong, but out of all of his sins, only one really bothers him—coveting thy neighbor’s wife.

Harleigh Belle—the cute little lady that never gives him a second glance.

After seeing her for the first time while he was in prison, she’s stayed on his mind for three long years. Each time she comes in to visit with her friend on family day, he can’t help but stare.

Then the day comes that he’s set free, and he’s almost disappointed that he’ll never see her again.
Except fate has different plans.

He hasn’t been back in his house for more than three hours when he sees her.

Harleigh Belle in all her glory…oh, and her husband that is everything Slate isn’t.

He tells himself that her being fifty feet away from him, all day every day, is a complete coincidence. 
One that he shouldn’t take advantage of. The more time passes, the harder it gets to stay away. Until one day, and one very ill-timed thunderstorm, ruin everything.

Who knew that baby-making-weather was a real thing?



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Rating - πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

We finally got our Slate book!! I am beyond excited to finally be able to see Slate find love after a past that is better forgotten. Harleigh and Slate are just the perfect match of opposites and it's just adorable. 

Slate's past is sad and not what you might think. As the story unfolds we find out some more valuable information about what actually happened. Slate is broody and seems cold but he is just a big teddy bear under it all.
Harleigh is feisty, she is haunted by something in her past and she can't help but be drawn to her hot neighbour. 

I could not put this book down, it consumed every minute of my day. This author always seems to suck me into her stories. I never want to leave. I am already looking forward to the next one.












Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.






Wednesday, 8 May 2019

RELEASE and REVIEW - The Man I Can't Have - Shanora Williams

 


 
The Man I Can’t Have (The Ward Duet #1) by Shanora Williams 
Release Date: May 9th 
Photographer: Wong Sim 
Model: Mitchell Wick 
Cover Design by Cover It Designs
 
AVAILABLE NOW!! FREE in Kindle Unlimited! Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2LqXsMv Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Lp0WPi Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2DPjvpH Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2JiGsVZ
Blurb: It started as a simple search for a landscape designer… I wanted a beautiful backyard for my new home and my neighbors suggested I look into Ward Landscaping & Design.
The owner had no pictures of himself on his website, just a portfolio of nice outdoor sitting areas, pools, and vibrant gardens that I’d always dreamed of having.
Of course I hired him.
I expected to meet an average guy, but Mr. Marcel Ward is far from your average man. He’s handsome, and well-built, and his smile—though a rare trait—is truly infectious. He’s every woman’s dream—a handsome, older man who doesn’t mind getting down and dirty to create something beautiful all because of his passion for it.
Unfortunately that lucky woman can’t be me. Although Mr. Ward tests my limits, quickens my breath, and makes my heart skip a beat when he’s around, I’ve promised to devote myself to my husband. So why am I falling for a man I know I can’t have? What can you expect? - An Alpha Hero (who is a bit of an asshole ;) ) - Super Steamy Scenes - An Adorable Beagle Puppy - SOOO MUCH ANGST
 
 
Excerpt: “Let me know if you need anything, Marcel.”
“Sure will, Gabby.”
I grab the door handle, but not without noticing the smirk on his face.
When I close the doors, I can’t help sneaking a peek as I put my tea back in the fridge. Mr. Ward—Marcel—is standing with a shovel in hand. He stabs it into the ground, leaving it standing upright, and then he crosses one arm over the other, reaches down for the hem of his shirt, and pulls it up, right over his head.
With the sun beaming directly on him, of course he stands out. His tan skin is unmarked minus one long scar right below his right rib. He’s sculpted but not bulky, almost like he does just as much cardio as lifting to get his lean, toned appearance. His abs lead down to a sharp vee that disappears beneath his belt buckle and jeans. A few hairs jump out from beneath the buckle as he grabs the handle of the shovel.
As he snatches the shovel out, he pauses midway. My eyes travel up to find his, and it’s then I realize I’ve been staring. He narrows his eyes a bit, but a smug smile lightly tugs at the corners of his lips.
“Oh, shit!”
I back away, bumping into the nearest counter edge. When I hear one of the men yell something, I look again, glad Marcel has moved away from the windows of the doors to tend to the person. I hurry back upstairs, and this time I don’t look back, even though a small part of me is dying to see those abs one more time.


  Rating - πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

What an ending!!! I need book 2 now so that I can find out what is going on. Luckily there is not long to wait. I am dying to know what is going on! This book I read rather quickly and I just really enjoyed it. 

I have SO many questions about what is happening but I think they will all be answered within book 2, I am just so impatient and want to read it now! Marcel just tore at my heart. I feel so much for that man! His past is tragic and you can just feel his pain. Gabby is young, not all that much younger than our hero. She is newly married to a man that I took a dislike to instantly.

This is an age gap romance, and there is cheating involved but seriously it is definitely worth the read. There is so much to the story that you don't know just by reading the blurb. I can't wait to get my hands on book 2.

 
About the Author: Shanora Williams is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who loves writing about flawed heroes and resilient heroines. She is a believer that love outweighs all, but doesn't have a problem making her characters fight for their happily ever after.She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the mother of two amazing boys, has a fiercely devoted and supportive husband, and is a sister to eleven.
When she isn't writing, she's spending time with her family, binge reading, or running marathons on Netflix while scarfing down chocolate chip cookies.
 
 

RELEASE AND REVIEW - How To Date A Douchebag - The Lying Hours by Sara Ney






ABRAHAM DAVIS—Honest Abe to his friends—IS IN OVER HIS HEAD...

He’s a fixer and a do good-er. The all-knowing, resident "grandfather" on the wrestling team who everyone relies on to fix their problems. His teammates go to him for everything; advice, homework, or when they need a sober driver at three in the morning--whether he likes it or not.

Abe’s current mission is easy: mend his roommates broken heart by helping him find a girlfriend on the LoveU app--without getting caught in the lie...

SKYLAR GABRIEL. IS. OVER. IT.

Over her bad grades. Over her meddling older brother and his two best friends. And over dating douchebags. What she wants to know is: where have all the nice guys gone?

She longs for a handsome, sweet, and honest guy who can make her laugh. In one last ditch effort to prove that he exists—Skylar turns to LoveU.

On her worst day, Skylar has no filter (it’s a miracle she hasn’t been ditched mid-date).
On her best, she’s as wholesome, and sweet, as pie.
On Thursday? She matches with Abraham Davis’s roommate.

Skylar Gabriel is falling for the wrong guy—she just doesn’t realize it yet.

Why?

BECAUSE ABE DAVIS IS A LIAR.

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RATING - πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ . 5

4.5 stars
This story had me laughing so much! I just loved reading this story and could not put it down, I was hooked from A to Z. I enjoyed the banter between the characters, and could feel the connection between both Abe and Skylar. They click. 

Abe was such a sweet guy! He wasn't a player or mean, he was just a helpful guy who was the "grandpa" of the group. But there is nothing wrong with that at all! Skylar was feisty and spoke her mind, she didn't hold back at all. This made her the perfect fit for Abe. I just love these two together.

Another character I loved was Hannah, I soooo want more Hannah. I can not wait until this author releases her next amazing book. I am so ready for it.









Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.




Tuesday, 7 May 2019

BLOG TOUR - BOYFRIEND BARGAIN - Ilsa Madden Mills

Title: Boyfriend Bargain
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Genre: Hockey Romance

"Who can turn down a bad boy hockey star with a big . . . stick? Zack is hot hot hot, and Sugar is the perfect blend of sweet and sassy! Their chemistry sizzles in Boyfriend Bargain!" -- Melanie Harlow, USA Today bestselling author

"A sports romance that has an emotional past, present, and future filled with love, lust and so much understanding moments between the characters that Ilsa has so beautifully created..." --Cristiina Reads

"Ilsa Madden-Mills has once again KILLED me with her writing. Boyfriend Bargain is the PERFECT new adult college sports romance." --Mells View

"It's a definite must read and in the running for my "Best Reads of 2019!" --Bibliophile Chloe
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you take a chance on love. 
Wanted: one hot guy with rock-hard abs and a big stick
Broke and desperate, Sugar Ryan has no use for arrogant, bad boy athletes . . . until she’s forced to bargain with the cockiest of them all.
If only he knew she was alive. 
Her mission? Get on this hockey player’s radar any way possible.
Zack Morgan is the king of the ice and the bedroom—but nothing prepares him for the mystery girl who shows up everywhere he does—frat parties, his favorite bar, and finally his front door with an offer he can’t refuse. The only rule in her boyfriend bargain: no falling in love.
But after one smoking-hot hook-up, he’s done with pretending and vows to make their fake relationship real. Too bad she can’t trust a player with a reputation for breaking hearts. 
Will this hockey star score his forever girl or will their Boyfriend Bargain end in heartbreak?
REVIEW - πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

5 HUGE stars for this amazing book by this amazing author! I was hooped by Z and Sugar! I love them both so much and wish I could still be wrapped in the warmth of their world and their love! I can't wait to revisit them, by re-reading their story, or maybe if we take a trip back and visit a different couple in the same world! I could not get enough of this book and stayed awake until 5am reading knowing full well that I had to be up at 7am.

Z is good at hiding things with his carefully placed mask. I know how he feels because I too wear a mask like this. I feel his hurt, his pain, his emotions. I connected with Z on a level I didn't think I would with a hero. It just made me love him all the more.
Sugar is strong, she is an amazing women and she is totally perfect for our hero. She fits Z like no other person ever could. I could feel their connection right from the start.

I felt everything while reading this book. I felt every word. I just love it when a book can bring out all of these different emotions. I laughed, I teared up, I felt all the angst, I felt everything. I really can not fault this book at all and I am already hanging out for the next book this author writes! I highly recommend Boyfriend Bargain. 

Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her contemporary romances ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy. 

Seven of her ten novels have placed in the Amazon US Store Top Six Best-seller List: Dirty English hit #1; Fake FiancΓ©e and I Dare You hit #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things all placed #6 in the Amazon US Store.
The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, hit #4. 
A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero. 
She's addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.
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