Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I Just Want You by Kaylee Ryan

“Go to college,” they said. “Get a good job,” they said. “It will be a piece of cake.” Well, whoever they are, they lied. Sure, college was a blast, but after college, not so much. The finding a job to go with my expensive education, that part was not so easy. At least not until I was offered a position at the new club in town.

Life is defined by the little moments that have the power to change it completely. I never thought getting a cup of coffee would change mine, but it did. She did. She’s one of those moments.

He’s my boss.

She’s my employee.

I want him.

I can’t resist her.


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Addicted 2 Romance:

*I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.*

I LOVE Kaylee Ryan stories. Seriously I don't think the author can write a book I won't love and this book is no exception. I LOVE Crew and I LOVED  him will Berklee. I loved Maggie, Zane and Barry too and I hope she writes stories about them too.

This story features a waitress, and new college grad, Berklee. Berklee is a sweet, kind and fun loving woman. She is very close to her parents, bestie - Maggie and Maggie's brother, Barry. She works in a coffee house and her favorite guy is this hottie she flirts with.

Meanwhile Crew, has inherited lots of money and decides to open a club. He hires his bestie, Zane and they both decide they need an administer to join their team. Zane is also Barry and Maggie's cousin and he knows Berklee really well.

One day he comes to her restaurant for some coffee and he discovers she is everything they need in an administrator and thats how she ends up working very closely with Zane and Crew.

I really LOVED all three major characters. I loved Zane and Crews relationship and how insane for Berklee Crew is. I also really liked that while Berklee likes Crew an awful lot she never lets him take over her life. She always stays strong and independent.

This book was wonderful. I loved it so much. It was sweet and romantic and very character driven. There is not much drama in this story and its really just a fun read with some wonderful characters. If you want lotsa action or a mystery or even adventure, then you will not love this book. But if you want a well written romance then this book is perfect.

About the Author

Kaylee Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Seat 2A by Dela

When Jessie Evans, a Georgia Southern University cheerleader, leaves for her best friend’s wedding the last thing she expects is for the seat next to her to be taken. After all, she’d only canceled Seat 2A hours prior after catching her boyfriend cheating.

Kendal Vargas, son of a Spanish emigrant fashion guru, is on his way to Whistler for a “mancation”. Running to buy a neck pillow before his flight, Kendal bumps into Jessie Evans. Kendal is in a hurry. Kendal does not stop to help her. Kendal forgot his neck pillow and the plane is about to leave and hey—who could travel without a neck pillow?

Charmed by Jessie’s beauty, and watching her board his very plane, Kendal takes a whim and changes his seat to one he hopes would be next to her. Jessie ignores Kendal’s attempt to be chatty but when their connecting flight gets canceled overnight, the pair has a chance to make a real connection.

Seven years later, Jessie bumps into Kendal in the produce aisle of a Portland grocery store. No neck pillow is involved, except there is a beautiful little girl who looks just like him. Fate has given them another shot but will Kendal’s whims keep them apart?




About the Author

Dela is the author of newly released SEAT 2A, a Contemporary Romance about two strangers having a second chance at fate. She’s also written THE 52NDsaga, a paranormal romance for young adults centered on the bloody Aztec tradition of human sacrifice. The sequel, BEYOND THE NEON SHORE, will release Summer 2017.

You’ll most often find her in gym clothes, taking pictures of books in the desert, or eating peppermint patties writing her next book. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, three kids, and one exceptionally fat Chihuahua. 

You May Kiss the Bride - The Penhallow Dynasty - #1 By: Lisa Berne

In an unforgettable debut, Lisa Berne introduces you to the Penhallow Dynasty—men destined to marry, but hesitant to love.
Wealthy and arrogant, Gabriel Penhallow knows it’s time to fulfill his dynastic duty. All he must do is follow “The Penhallow way”—find a biddable bride, produce an heir and a spare, and then live separate lives. It’s worked so well for generations, certainly one kiss with the delectable Livia Stuart isn’t going to change things. Society dictates he marry her, and one chit is as good as another as long as she’s from a decent family.

But Livia’s transformation from an original to a mundane diamond of the first water makes Gabriel realize he desperately wants the woman who somehow provoked him into that kiss. And for all the ladies who’ve thrown themselves at him, it’s the one who wants to flee whom he now wants. But how will he keep this independent miss from flying away?


Addicted 2 Romance Review:

**I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.**

This book was a HOOT!! Really I beyond LOVED it!! It starts out fairly slow as it introduces you to the two main characters. And its very Cinderella like at first with Livia the lively but beyond poor, neglected relation. She gets invited to a ball and given old dresses to attend. Where her cousin is to get engaged to Gabriel. But things do not go well. Instead Livia ends eup stealing the groom.

Then it gets very Pygmalion like when Gabriel leaves Livia with his snooty grandmother who seeks to domesticate, educated and refine Livia. Well what happens is pure fun and some of the scenes I could not stop laughing.

Now most of the book was wonderful. Really reminded me of books written by Julia Quinn. However the second part of the boook got kind of strange. Not bad strange just the tone of the book really changed. It was funny and romantic and Livia starts to feel loved and needed by Gabriel and Granny. But then when they move to the family estate, it was like the main characters all just changed. Not until the last part of the book do you see them revert back to what they were in the first part of the book.

This is a debut book and I really enjoyed it. I loved the authors humor and I really fell hard for Livia. She really steals the book

Not for the first time, Livia thought how uncannily Cecily resembled the china shepherdesses Aunt Bella had once collected—it was that shining hair of hers, the color of new straw, those cornflower­blue eyes, that pale, creamy skin. Today she wore an exquisite long­ sleeved gown of the finest, whitest cambric, which set off her willowy figure to perfection; from underneath its lacy appliquéd hem peeped dainty kid slippers with pretty little pink rosettes. Livia resisted the urge to glare at her own slippers, very old, very run­down.
Instead she looked over at Aunt Bella (her slippers weren’t much better), who kept her sleepy gaze fixed on Lady Glanville as she droned on, occasionally murmuring “Indeed” and “How delightful.” She lay half­ reclining on her sofa, draped in innumerable shawls, some of which puddled forgotten on the floor. Aunt Bella suffered from an extensive variety of ailments, none of which she ever openly discussed, all of which she treated with her cordial which she described, nebulously, as a superior medicinal. She spent a good deal of her time dozing in this room, with only a cage of small birds to keep her company.
Livia glanced at them now, huddling on their perches. Their cage was set near the window, but because Aunt Bella had an aversion to sunlight at all times, the heavy greenish­black drapes were drawn as was her custom and the drawing­room was gloomy and dim. It felt like she was underwater, Livia thought. Drowning. At least she would escape this room, for eventually this epically awful morning­call would end, but those little birds were trapped.
Quietly she stood and went to them. They looked at her without moving, their eyes dark, soft, pitifully dull. Livia inched the drapes apart and a welcome beam of sunlight illuminated the cage.
“—and after kindly informing me that my color was a trifle high, Mrs. Penhallow advised a diet of dry toast with a small quantity of pickled onions to stimulate the juices of digestion, for which she very generously divulged the receipt.”
“How delightful,” said Aunt Bella. “Livia, close those drapes at once.”
Sulkily Livia obeyed and returned to her seat.
“In short, it was a most gratifying exchange,” said Lady Glanville, “and concluded with Mrs. Penhallow actually offering two fingers to shake. I don’t know when I’ve been more pleased! You may therefore envision with what transports I received a letter from Mrs. Penhallow just a few days ago.”
She withdrew from her large beaded reticule a folded sheet. “My dear Bella, rejoice with us! Mrs. Penhallow writes that her grandson, Gabriel Penhallow, is in London, having returned from several years abroad. ‘He and I agree that it is high time that he marry and ensure the succession,’” Lady Glanville read aloud. She took a deep breath, causing her already prominent bosom to swell prodigiously.
“Only listen! ‘Your daughter, Cecily, seems to me to be a most suitable candidate. Her demeanor is ladylike and her movements graceful. I perceived, too, that her teeth are good. Following our propitious meeting at the Pump Room, I of course had my man of business thoroughly examine your situation in life and your family lines. Your fortune is sufficient and, aside from a slight taint of trade arising from mercantile activities during the time of Queen Elizabeth, I find your ancestry to be acceptable.’”
Lady Glanville cleared her throat. “I need hardly say that those activities occurred on Lord Glanville’s side of the family.”
“Indeed,” Aunt Bella murmured.
“So they are coming here!” burst out Cecily excitedly. “So that Mr. Penhallow can meet me!”
“It is an honor quite overwhelming,” said her ladyship. “We’ve entirely put off our plans for Cecily’s Season. Naturally Mrs. Penhallow most specifically states that no promises have been tendered, but she makes it very clear that should Mr. Penhallow find Cecily agreeable, we may expect to promptly receive an offer of marriage.”
“They say he’s one of the most eligible men on the Marriage Mart!” Cecily said happily, her blue eyes sparkling. “He is so wealthy, too! Only think of my jewels and carriages! I shall move in quite the highest, most fashionable circles!”
Remarkably, Livia thought, Cecily had no objection to being inspected as if she were some sort of prize heifer. And if the fabled Mr. Penhallow were to deem Cecily an acceptable wife, why, what a perfect match it would be. So perfectly, terribly romantic. She felt her lip curling in a sneer she just barely managed to repress. Cecily now smiled at Livia with that same kindly air. “And I won’t be too grand to forget you, Livia dear. Your future must be thought of, too. I don’t suppose I’ll be able to arrange a match for you—that would be reaching a little too high—but perhaps I could ask among my new acquaintance if they might need a governess. That, I daresay, would suit you admirably. Not quite below-stairs, but elevated above the other servants.” Then she lifted her delicate blond eyebrows. “Oh, dear, no, it would be impossible,wouldn’t it? You’ve had no training. But perhaps I can find something for you by and by, once I’m Mrs. Penhallow. Perhaps even in my own household. Wouldn’t that be jolly?”
“Well, well,” Lady Glanville said indulgently, “let’s not get ahead of ourselves, my dear. You are not Mrs. Penhallow yet. Although I doubt that Mr. Penhallow will meet with a prettier girl anywhere, here or abroad.” She folded the letter and with conspicuous care put it back into her reticule. “We must be on our way. There’s a vast deal yet to do, for the Penhallows arrive the day after tomorrow. Our ball will be, I may say without false modesty, exceptional. All the neighborhood gentry are to come.”
“And you,” Cecily said, still smiling sweetly at Livia, “are invited too. And dear Mrs. Stuart, of course.”
“Too, too kind.” Livia could tell her face was getting red with the effort of remaining civil.
“I know you do not dance, not having had the benefit of a master,” Lady Glanville told her, “but you must come, find yourself a quiet little corner, and enjoy the decorations. We are doing up the ballroom in the Egyptian style. Quite a hundred pounds have been spent on potted palms alone.”
“How delightful.” The hot flush was spreading down her neck.
“Yes, yes, delightful,” Aunt Bella said to Lady Glanville, struggling feebly to sit a little more upright, “but you know I don’t go out. Charles must take her.”
Her ladyship smiled archly. “I knew such would be the case. Lord Glanville sent a message to that effect. He is bringing up from the cellar some Spanish port and trusts Charles will share it with him.”
“Oh, he’ll go then,” answered Aunt Bella, visibly relieved and sinking back onto her cushions. “How nice for you, Livia.”
“Yes, and we brought some more of my old gowns for you,” added Cecily. “My maid has them in the hall. Perhaps one of them might suit you for the ball. Though you are wider than I am.”
“My Cecily is quite the soul of benevolence, is she not, dear Bella? Well, Livia, you must be anxious to see your new dresses. Why don’t you run along, and retrieve them from Cecily’s maid. What fun you shall have.”

About the Author

Lisa Berne read her first Georgette Heyer book at fourteen, and was instantly captivated. Later, she was a graduate student, a grantwriter, and an investment banker, but is thrilled to be returning to her roots and writing her own historical-romance novels! She lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest

Q&A with Lisa Berne

Describe yourself in five words or less.
Curious, creative; reader, writer, dreamer.

If you had a theme song, what would it be?
“Gonna Fly Now” from Rocky. Because perseverance is an important quality for a writer.

Name one thing you won’t leave home without.
Besides the necessary cellphone, wallet, and lip gloss? A little notebook and pen. (I know you said one thing, but this is plainly a writer’s indivisible unit of oneness.) Inspiration can strike at any time, and for me paper’s better than apps for jotting down notes about my writing.

Name three things on your desk right now.
A thesaurus. A couple of houseplants, which I’m sneakily categorizing as “greenery,” because I also want to mention my stack of Post-it Notes, without which I am considerably less productive.

What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?
I love writing scenes in which characters are talking and there are all kinds of things they can’t — or won’t — say embedded within their words, whether it’s because they’re wrestling with their emotions, unaware of their deep true feelings, constricted by the etiquette of the time, other people are around, and so on. Which means that in what seems like a simple conversation, the subtext can be deliciously complicated.

Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
I’m not the first to suggest that reading — widely and voraciously across multiple genres, both for pleasure and with an analytic eye — is a necessary component for someone wanting to become a writer. There are also a lot of great, insightful books and blogs on the subject; I particularly like Stephen King’s On Writing, Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic, Gwen Hayes’ Romancing the Beat, and Chuck Wendig’s bracing, blisteringly unsentimental approach to the writing life.

Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
With pleasure! Coming this summer is the second book in the Penhallow Dynasty series: The Laird Takes a Bride, featuring Scotsman Alasdair Penhallow, who’s forced by an arcane decree to marry and ends up with spirited Fiona Douglass. They’re both very resentful of the situation, and don’t find each other particularly attractive or appealing . . . which is, of course, a highly inauspicious way to begin a marriage. But it’s a very fun way to set a love story in motion. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Say It Again - Say It #1 - By S. Moose

People always leave. 

After graduating from college, Cameron Pratt’s spending the summer with her best friend, Grace Shea. There’s only one problem. Her brother, Jacob, will be there too.

Jacob Shea. Only one word describes him. Douchebag. 

His touch doesn’t make her body tremble.

His eyes don’t see her heart.

He’s nothing to her and she wants nothing to do with him. 

When Jacob finds out Cameron’s in town, he’s doing everything he can to win back her trust and make her see how good they’ll be together. 

Will Jacob be able to open Cameron’s eyes, or will the walls around her heart be too high and unbreakable?


Addicted 2 Romance Review:

*I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.*

This is my first book by this author and I mostly enjoyed it. Cameron has just graduated college and she decides to visit and stay the summer with her best college friend Grace. Grace has a brother, Jacob and not knowing who he was, Cam met him and had a one night stand with him and gave him her virginity. Then he took off. Thats when Grace and Cam find out he was her brother.

Meanwhile Jacob actually fell hard for Cam during that one night.However that night things also changed and now he has BIG secret. The story really hinges on this big secret and so its tough to review this book without spilling the big secret.

Did I like the big secret? YES!! It really made this book. I felt it enriched the story and to some degree it explains why Jacob never runs back and tries to explain to Cam what happened. The truth is while she was in college, and Jacob wasn't they were at very different points in his life and so he did Cam a favor by staying away.

Now that Cam is a college graduate, he works hard to get her back and I loved how there he was for her. Now they are in a better place for her to handle the secret and for them to build a stronger relationship. I really enjoyed most of the story.

At a point the big misunderstanding occurs and to me the whole thing was very immature. Very high school. But while I hated that part of the story, I felt it made sense with who Cam is. One of the biggest things that affected her, was her parents died, leaving her with no family. So in some ways she feels everyone leaves and no one loves her. And so when she thinks Cam is like that, its hard for her to see its all in her own mind. And yes she is young and immature. In addition she has no parents, so she really has no parent making her see sense and helping her to grow up.

As to the big secret, I liked that aspect of the the story but I felt it did not make sense with the type of relationship Cam had with Grace. That Cam had no idea at all, was very strange to me especially for their close relationship. It was something that 100% affected Grace and so that she did not share it ever, well it made me doubt how close Grace and Cam were.

All in all I really enjoyed this story. I would totally read again and recommend it as a really sweet, romantic read about a 2nd chance at love and in the young adult genre.

About the Author

S. Moose is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of new adult romance. She writes emotional and romantic stories that will make you swoon, cry, yell, laugh, and love.

She is living her own happily ever after with a man who loves her with his whole heart. She is a proud mother to their beautiful son, and adorable puppy. 

When she is not writing you can find her hanging out with her family, and friends, getting lost in romantic books, and indulging on Starbuck lattes. 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cole - Bachelors of the Ridge #3 - By Karla Sorensen

Cole Mallinson has never been able to move on.

It’s been two thousand, three hundred and sixty-two days since he’s seen his ex-wife, Julia. He’s never stopped loving her, never stopped wishing she’d come back. Everyone thinks he’s lost his mind for never moving on, but they couldn’t understand. It was never a choice.

Seven years ago, Julia Mallinson left Denver, and even though it’s the last place she wants to be, she’s back. The years of infertility that she and Cole endured during their marriage wore her down past the point of breaking. And when she left, she didn’t look back, couldn’t look back, for the sake of her sanity, her heart.

Between an accidental run-in at the grocery store and a meddling pregnant sister, Julia is forced to face the man she walked away from. The man who still, after all these years, has never moved on. Though neither has she.

And in the end, she’s left wondering if the past is ever left in the past.

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Addicted 2 Romance Review;

*I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.*

I am a HUGE fan of this author. I have read almost all her books and I have read and loved this entire series. This story is about Cole who is besties with the men in the first two books and he is the divorced guy who is still in love with his ex-wife, Julia.

In the last book he caused some trouble for Garrett with his girlfriend, Rory when he heard that Julia was back in town and had applied for a job, Cole got in her face because he wanted Rory to give her a job. In this book Cole apologizes and we meet Julia and find out her story.

Mostly Cole and Julia were happily married. They met young and fell in love fast and everything was wonderful until they decided they needed a child. On Julia's side her parents insisted it had to be her child and they affected her choices and Cole just wanted Julia and he didn't care if they adopted.

This was a really tough issue that affects many families and couples I loved how the author explored the issue. Mostly is how infertility affected Cole and Julia, rather than the infertility struggle. The reason Julia is in town again after leaving is her sister Brooke, is 5 months pregnant, on bed rest and so Julia is taking care of her since her baby daddy took off.

Julia tries to avoid seeing Cole but they run into each other and then Brooke gets to matchmaking. In this story I thought Brooke really stole the show. She was definitely my favorite character. I REALLY hope the author writes her a story.

I really enjoyed this story and I loved how loyal and true Cole is to Julia. I loved that it wasn't smooth sailing that Cole and Julia really work on their issues. And I loved that Rory was in this book and we see her interact with Cole and Julia.


My small basket was packed full and I paused before going down the next row, trying to decide if I needed a cart. I could add more wine that way.

In the second I paused to think about it, my eyes lifted up to the end of the aisle, blinking at the tall, broad-shouldered man that stood at the opposite side.

And my heart exploded in my chest, a messy, visceral explosion, when I saw his profile.


I yanked back behind the end cap and peeked over a row of pasta sauce jars to make sure I hadn't lost my damn mind. That I wasn't imagining him standing there because of how my day had played out.

Nope. No. Oh holy shit, no, he was not a specter sent to haunt me.

His dark hair was shorter than the last time I'd seen him, his frame larger. My stomach turned in on itself at the insane moment. The tears I'd pushed down in Brooke's bathroom spilled over my cheeks while I stared at him. His arm reached out to pluck a box of pasta from the shelf, and the way his forehead furrowed while he read the label made me back up a step so I couldn't see him for a beat. Like I was capable of not looking again. Ha.

The universe hated me.

A hysterical giggle lodged in my throat when I considered that the entire freaking cosmos was playing a joke on me, that I might have been living so close to Cole that we shared a grocery store for the last month. And no matter how much I wanted that wine, my feet had already angled toward the exit. When he started to turn in my direction, I didn't think, didn't question.

I shoved my basket onto an empty bottom shelf and turned to leave, plowing into the chest of a store employee carrying an armful of canned vegetables, which hit the ground with awkward, loud bounces.

Go! I screamed in my head. But my head lifted instead.

His eyes locked on mine, widening in the next heartbeat.

"Julia," he called out, the hoarse crack in his deep voice opening a chasm in between my ribs.

And I was gone, fleeing the store without a backwards glance.

About the Author

Well, let’s see ... I’m a wife and a mother. If the things that I write bring a smile to someone's face, then I've done my job.  I am obsessed with Outlander (both the books and the show). I’m almost exclusively a romance reader, which means some people will never consider me a literary snob. If I could meet one historical figure, it would be Jane Austen. I received my Bachelors in Public Relations and worked in health care marketing before I had my babies. I hate Twitter. I do it, but I hate it. Also, if you want to get on my good side, bring me wine and I'll love you forever.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Waiting to Breathe - Waiting Duet #1 - by Alyson Reynolds

She's broken.

He's lost.

Olivia Crawford had been through the ringer. All she wants is to start over without any complications or anyone figuring out her secrets. When her twin brother Finn convinces her to move back home and finish her degree at his school, it's just the push she needs to start over.

Nathaniel Ford is the golden boy of SCU. He seems like he has it all, perfect family, awesome friends and fraternity brothers, and a few buildings on campus with his last name on them. But things aren't always what they seem.

From the first time Nate and Olivia bump into each other, literally, he wants more of her feisty attitude, but Olivia throws more walls up with each step he takes closer, and he isn't sure he can break them down fast enough.


Addicted 2 Romance Review;

*I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.*

This is my first story from this author and it was wonderful. I cannot wait to read more from this author.  This book stars, Olivia she is attending college where her twin attends. One day she bumps into Nate and  runs off before he gets her name. Then when she goes to visit her brother, she meets his BFF, Nate and that's where Nate and Olivia meet with names.

Olivia has had a rough for several years. I am not spoiling the why but she also has a nasty ex who stalks her. So she is very anti anything with Nate. So they begin a friendship. Now the fact that Nate is her brothers BFF is just a fact in the story, it is not an issue. I loved how open and accepting he is of Nate's interest in her.

This story was a college based story and I love those. This is more centered on school and college life and non sports themed as Nate is pre-med. I also really loved all the characters except for Lila and the ex. This story was really sweet and romantic. I cannot wait to read the next story in this series.

About the Author:

Romance writer. Wife. Mother of two. Avid reader. Queen of multitasking.

Originally from the south, Alyson likes to incorporate what she knows into her books. She's lived not only on the east coast, but the west coast and a few places in between. Alyson loves sharing stories about her crazy family to anyone who will listen. Her guilty pleasures consist of coffee, country music, brunch, breaking the rules, and pedicures. And she will always be a daddy's girl.

When Alyson isn't chasing around her two kiddos, she's normally writing. Or reading. Her Kindle library is out of control. Alyson writes mainly contemporary novels and novellas with a bit of new adult mixed in.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Now on Sale: Love So Right - The Lawson Brothers #7 - by Marquita Valentine

Apple McCoy has given up on love. Preston Lawson has never given up on anything.

 For years Preston Lawson has loved the beautiful and unattainable Apple McCoy from afar.

Now he’s determined to make her his and he’s not going to let her fear of falling get in his way… until she bolts the morning after he finally gets her into bed. Apple refuses to let any man get too close and Preston is no exception. She won’t allow herself to be seduced by the sexy bartender’s flirtatious smiles and bedroom eyes,

which is exactly why she skips town for a much-needed vacation… only to run straight into Preston.

It’s not until they’re in paradise that she finally lets him in, eagerly succumbing to his persistent charms. 

But what happens when they return to Jessamine and reality sets in? 

Will Apple shut him out once more, or will Preston be able to show her just how right they are together?


Addicted 2 Romance Review:

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

I am a HUGE fan of this series and I have read all the stories in this series. Largely they stand alone. Though you will understand things better if you read the previous books. This book stars Apple, Lemon and Cherry McCoy so you will want to read their books at the very least and maybe even Caleb's and Brody's too if you are new to the series.

While the Lawson boys are mentioned, they don't really appear, as this is about their cousin Preston who has always had a crush on Apple. This is his story on how he gets Apple to have anything to do with him and date and fall in love with him.

Apple, who everyone thinks is slutty, isn't, its all an act. As is her tough girl act. She is really a big marshmellow inside and Preston has always known that. But she also has been hurt and has done some bad things and  while I knew she did, I have always had a soft spot for her.

I did read Caleb's book and I always thought what he and Iris did to Lemon was really crappy. So I pretty much sided with her on one of the biggest issues in this book and her history with the Lawson's. I LOVE that Apple takes a lot of convincing to give Caleb a shot.

In fact its a friends to lovers story and Preston is fanatastic. He wants Apple and their is absolutely nothing he won't do to get her. These two when they are together, they are so cute, romantic and sweet that I fell hard for them as a couple.

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.

Monday, March 13, 2017

1st Time Love - Dirty Down South Book #1- By Sapphire Knight

Football is life.
Growing up, my family loved to cheer me on, and after my parents accident, I vowed to be the best I could be to honor their memory.
After a while, life starts to pile up, college, football, and helping out my brothers.
I just need a small reprieve, especially if she’s five foot five, brunette and has legs that go on for miles.
Fun is fun... Not like anyone’s going to fall in love.

Star football player..... Check.
Spoiled brat..... Check.
Just when I think I have Tyler Owen’s all figured out; he knocks me on my ass, literally.
I wasn’t expecting him to help me up, or the little shock that I felt when we touched, but then I didn’t think I’d fall in love either.

1st Time Love is a complete standalone novel with a happily ever after and no cheating.




Addicted 2 Romance Review:

* I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.*

This was a really sweet romance. Its my first time reading this author and I was really impressed. This is the story about the football player and the geek. The football player is Tyler and he is not just a football player, he is college student at Alabama where is the star of the team. Everyone knows and loved him. I honestly didn't really see him with Kaydence. But by the end of the story I felt they were perfect together.

K is a HUGE klutz and one day she literally runs into T and from that moment on T is smitten. There is no better word because K really tries to resist. But T is so romantic and sweet that I would not been able to resist him either.

This book is heavy on college life which is what I LOVE in my college age romances.It features the fun stuff and not so fun stuff. Like  the guy who rapes and blackmails girls. Luckily we never see that in the story. That really gave this book a more serious turn and explored what you can do if you know but no one else will admit it is happening and yet you have to play on the same team with the guy. Really a tough dilemma for a bunch of football players.

As to T's brothers, I adored them and look forward to their story.

About the Author

Sapphire Knight is the International Bestselling Author of Secrets, Exposed, Relinquish, Corrupted, Forsaken Control, Unwanted Sacrifices, Friction, Unexpected Forfeit, Russian Roulette, Princess and 1st Time Love.

The series are called Russkaya Mafiya, Oath Keepers MC, Ground and Pound, and Dirty Down South. Her books all reflect on what she loves to read herself.

Sapphire's a Texas girl who is crazy about football. She's always had a knack for writing, whether it is poems or stories.

She originally studied psychology and believes that it's added to her passion for writing.

Sapphire is the proud mom of two boys and has been married for thirteen years. When she's not busy in her writing cave, she's playing with her three Doberman Pinschers. She loves to donate to help animals and watch a good action movie.