Thursday, March 26, 2015

Just a Bit Unhealthy (Straight Guys #3) by Alessandra Hazard


Sometimes the line between friendship and love is blurry. And sometimes there’s no line at all... 

Gabriel DuVal, rising soccer star.

Jared Sheldon, team physician.

To the outside world, they’re just good friends. But the truth is, Gabriel isn’t entirely sure what they are to each other. 

Some call their relationship unhealthy. Some call it codependency. Gabriel calls it confusing. He knows Jared wants him – as more than a friend. He doesn’t want Jared. He needs him – his touch and his strength. 

Except Gabriel is straight. He loves his girlfriend. But Jared is...

Jared is more.

But is it enough for Jared?

My Review

***I received this copy from the author in exhange for my honest opinions. ***

I had previously read the second book in this series  but I haven't had the opportunity to read the first book.  This is the third book in the series and has characters we were introduced to in book two. 

We were made aware of the strange relationship between Jared and Gabriel and how it was starting to wear on him. In this book we get an even more in depth look at how unorthodox it really is. Poor Jared has been in love with Gabriel for quite some time but Gabriel has a girlfriend and they are discussing marriage.  He is  only hurting himself by staying any longer and when he finds out there is a baby on the way he makes up his mind.

But what was a hard decision was made even harder when Gabriel doesn't want him to go. Not only does he want him to stay but he wants him to be his but without the sex or anything like that.  Poor Jared want Gabriel more than anything but feels that isn't enough and leaves.

What follows is misery and depression and longing. Time passes and Gabriel sees that Jared has moved on but he hasn't and makes a trip to the states to get him back. Jared has a boyfriend and a good sex life now but with Gabriel promising a relationship he makes a crazy move again. 

The rest of the book deals with their strange relationship and what they go through together trying to make it work. I loved this book and cannot wait for the next installment!  We were given a look into the trouble Gabriel's brother will be getting into and with whom lol. Overall rating this in at four hearts!!!


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Step Brother Untouchable by Colleen Masters



Calling Nate Thornhill a rich, cocky, arrogant asshole would be an understatement. 

He also happens to be stunningly handsome, popular, intelligent, and captain of both the Crew and Lacrosse teams at UVA. I hate him for thinking he’s untouchable—not because he’s a narcissistic, privileged, borderline-misogynistic heartbreaker—but because he’s right. 

His first words to me were at a Crew House party, and he literally invited me to have a threesome with him and a random girl. I could’ve died from the embarrassment, he didn’t even know my name at the time, and he didn’t care to. After that night, I promised myself to never waste another second thinking about Nate Thornhilll. 

My world becomes a nightmare when I realize my mom’s new husband Pierce has a son who’s my age…and he’s a junior at UVA too. I can’t believe my eyes when Nate walks over and sits down next to us at dinner, introducing himself like he’s never seen me before in his life. 

Then I feel his hand on my thigh, underneath the tablecloth with our parents sitting across from us, inching closer and closer to my panties. My mind goes fuzzy, my heart starts racing, and my body does exactly what I don’t want it to do. 

And then they hit me with the worst news of all… 

Pierce has an internship lined up for me at his firm, and we’re going to live at his Eastern Shore mansion for the summer. 

I’ll be sleeping down the hall from my new stepbrother…arguing with him at every breakfast, sitting across from him at every dinner, watching as he brings an endless string of girls back to his room…secretly wishing I was one of them. 

Stepbrother Untouchable is a Stand-alone novel. It contains adult themes, harsh language, and graphic sexual content.

My Review:

***I received this copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinions.***

I have been reading this author's books for awhile now and I think this book just wasn't as great as her others has been....not that this one isn't good, because it is, it just didn't hit me the same way as her other books have. I didn't really feel that connection with the characters the way I should have and was more pissed off at them than I felt I needed to be. Do not get me wrong, because I love this author...really I do! I just think some books aren't for certain people and maybe this one just wasn't for me. I would recommend any of her other works though because I totally loved those :) In the end I have to rate this in at three hearts but I cannot wait to read more by the author!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Unexpected Fate (Hope Town #1) by Harper Sloan

Title:Unexpected Fate (Hope Town #1)


Publication  Date: February  17, 2015
Book Description  :

 Have you ever felt like you were living your life for a future that was predetermined? Like there was some bigger picture you just prayed you would someday see clearly? That picture has been crystal clear to me since I was old enough to recognize it for just what it was.

Or I should say recognize him for who he was.

I’ve loved Cohen Cage since I was a small child. He’s been my everything for the last twenty-two years. I’ve loved him through every girlfriend he’s ever brought home. Through his college years and then mine. I’ve loved him through two deployments. And ever since the day I told him how I felt, he’s acted like I’m a stranger.

My name is Danielle Reid, and it’s time for me to get my man. 

Our future is an unexpected fate, and no matter what our parents, siblings, and friends say…it’s going to be worth every second of the fight to make it happen. 

My Review:

I had to save up for awhile to be able to fit this book in my budget...not that it  was that expensive ,  just that it was an unnecessary  expense .  So, yesterday I was able to buy it and I finished it today! it was everything I could have hoped for and more. all of the feelings and emotions that are expressed in this book go above and beyond, which is absolutely normal for this author because every time every one of her books I usually end up either laughing my butt off or crying my eyes out... Also sometimes a little of both lol. Well it only took me not even a full day to read this book thanks to the fact that it was so well written. I love being able to get lost in a book to the point where I no longer know what time it is, where I am, or what's going on around me. Of course that is when my husband does get upset with me then I get the yelling and screaming from the kids about me not paying attention to them. I have read every book by this author and have loved every single one of them. I love how she carries out the stories of all of her characters so we know what they're up to even when they're older and the fact that she has turned their kids into a new series, it's just like being part of a family and trying to keep up with what's going on in their lives. I cannot wait to read more of what she has in store for us. I'm rating this book in at five  hearts!!!

Friday, March 13, 2015


Author: Kelly Hall
Title: The Legend of the Light Keeper

Series: The Light Keeper Series
Publication Date: March 25, 2015
Publisher: BookTrope

After a hurricane destroys her home, Lily Jordan is ready for life to get back to normal. That would be easy if her mother’s recent engagement hadn’t landed her in a house along Southeast Texas’ most haunted ghost road.
The secluded scenic road is steeped in rich history and legends, but when Lily is given an old diary on her birthday, will she find that those legends hold more for her future than she’s bargained for?
With the help of new friends, Hunter and Owen, and forbidden love, Talon, will she uncover dark secrets from the past and find the key to her own gifts? Is it fate or circumstance that brought her to her new home?
Normal gives way to the paranormal in book one of the Light Keeper series where mystery and suspense will keep you guessing until the very last page.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Punk Rock Resurrection (Radical Rock Stars #3) by Jenna Galicki


     Book 3: Punk Rock Resurrection (stand-alone) My world was dark and filled with pain. Loneliness gnawed at my soul. I found solace in a bottle. Music was my only refuge . . . until I met her. She was a dark Gothic goddess in thigh-high leather boots. She brought light into my life and showed me what it was like to be loved. But could she handle the demons that haunted me . . . and the vices that kept them at bay? Coming March 2. Add to your GoodReads TBR:


 Others in the Radical Rock Stars Series: Book 1:The Prince of Punk Rock I love her, but I also love him. She's everything to me. He sets my world on fire. It's our dirty little secret, and it's about to blow our record deal sky high. I'm Tommy Blade, the Prince of Punk Rock, and this is our story. Amazon: Book 2: Between A Rock and A Hard Place (read after book 1) She's a rock goddess. He's a sex pistol. I need them both, in my life and in my bed, and I'm not living without either one of them. I'll do whatever it takes, even if it costs me everything I've ever wanted. I'm Tommy Blade, The Prince of Punk Rock, and this is the continuation of our story. Amazon:    


*** I received this advanced copy from the author in return for my honest opinons.***

I only recently was introduced to Jenna Galicki books and while at first I was a little hesitant to read them...since I wasn't that into books about rock stars...I admit to being seriously addicted now lol. She has a way of wording things that keep you turning pages and never wanting to put the book down...or Kindle in my case... and then when it is over you are screaming for more!!! I am lucky to have been accepted onto her Street Team and am loving every minute of it! I seriously loved this story of addiction and love and conquering things thought to be impossible. I was hooked from page one and didn't put it down until very, very late...when I was bitched at for still being awake lol. Then I started it again until I finished it the next day after work. I seriously love the characters and the way the author describes each and every one of them. This is a series I would recommend to friends and loved ones  wanting to take time out of their days and get lost in a good book. I'm rating it in at four hearts and cannot wait to read more!!!

 Alyssa held up her shot, and Damien held up his half-full tumbler. She clinked his glass. "That's a pretty big shot you got there." "Big is an understatement. I like to use the term huge. And impressive." She laughed. "Oh really? Don't set yourself up for failure" His eyes never left hers as he took a big swig of his glass. "Don't take my word for it. You can judge for yourself." She folded her arms across her chest and stared back at him with a smile pressed into her plump, crimson lips. He finally silenced her. "What's wrong? No comeback? No witty retort?" "I have plenty of witty comebacks. I'm just not sure how far I want to take this tonight." His cock was doing back flips, and she was enjoying watching him squirm. He took another gulp of his drink, while hers remained untouched on the bar. "I thought you wanted that shot. Can’t handle the hard stuff after all, huh?" He placed his empty glass on the bar and taunted her with a smile. "I bet that hard-ass exterior is really just a front. Underneath it all, I bet you're just a girly-girl." Her eyes opened wide, and her face went blank. For a minute Damien thought he went too far and pissed her off. He was about to apologize, but she picked up the shot glass and drained it, then slammed it down on the bar. She grabbed his shirt and pulled him so close he felt her breath on his lips. "I'm an expert at dishing out the hard stuff. I wield a needle for a living and pierce it through raw flesh without an anesthetic. The question is, can you handle it?" Her self-righteous smirk mocked him with playful satisfaction, but Damien was about to keel over from the overwhelming heat that covered his body. Tiny dots of perspiration broke out on his forehead, and he was starting to think that maybe she was right—he couldn't handle her in the bedroom. Had he finally met his match? Could this gorgeous, ferocious woman break him? Could she be the one to make him surrender and beg for mercy? "What's the matter? You look a little stunned. Did I scare you?" "Hell no." He stepped closer. "You got me excited."

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Say My Name (Stark International Trilogy #1) by J. Kenner



New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner kicks off a smoking hot, emotionally compelling new erotic trilogy that returns to the world of her beloved Stark novels: Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me. Say My Name features Jackson Steele, a strong-willed man who goes after what he wants, and Sylvia Brooks, a disciplined woman who’s hard to get—and exactly who Jackson needs.

I never let anyone get too close—but he’s the only man who’s ever made me feel alive.

Meeting Jackson Steele was a shock to my senses. Confident and commanding, he could take charge of any room . . . or any woman. And Jackson wanted me. The mere sight of him took my breath away, and his touch made me break all my rules.  

Our bond was immediate, our passion untamed. I wanted to surrender completely to his kiss, but I couldn’t risk his knowing the truth about my past. Yet Jackson carried secrets too, and in our desire we found our escape, pushing our boundaries as far as they could go.

Learning to trust is never easy. In my mind, I knew I should run. But in my heart, I never felt a fire this strong—and it could either save me or scorch me forever.

Say My Name is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Publication Date
April 14, 2015

My Review:

*** I received this copy from the Publisher and NetGalley in return for my honest opinions.***

I hate to sound redundant, but so far I have yet to find a book by this author that I dislike. Which is why I wanted so badly to be on her Street Team and help to promote her hard work to everyone I possibly can. I love how well rounded she is in her stories, she can do paranormal as well as the hot sexy everyday guy. I really felt this book took a deep look into our heroine's inner turmoil's and problems she has gone through and still goes through. I love how we have the backstory on her and Jackson and what they go through together throughout the book and the story. While I don't want to give away anything in the book,....because I think you should buy it when it comes out yourself...I really have to stress that not only did I enjoy their story, but I was able to get lost in the story too. I am rating this book in at four hearts and cannot wait to read the rest of the trilogy!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2015


About Chosen Thief:
The second saga in the bestselling, groundbreaking Forever Evermore series begins with Chosen Thief, where the life of a skilled lawbreaker becomes much more than she ever wanted...
Caroline Jules knows death is imminent. She’s only 22, but as an inmate of Death Row in the most secure Mystical jail, what else could her future hold?
Caro has no idea. Her solitary, transient life is about to get flipped on its head when it is revealed that she is the new Prodigy Elemental, and she has responsibilities and ties that she can’t ever escape. Caro is attempting to run from a brutal past, but the Rulers have other plans for this thief’s future.
But the transition from a self-contained existence to life with the other Prodigies, the Kings and Queens, and even the Elders was never going to be easy, and Caro has secrets she’s loath to share. Suddenly she has friends, mentors, lovers — and they all want to know more about her than she is willing to reveal.
Will Caro ever escape the darkness of all she is, or will she fall deeper into the life that has been chosen for her?

About the Author:

New York Times bestseller and award-winner, Scarlett Dawn is the author of the Forever Evermore new adult fantasy series, the Cold Mark new adult science fiction saga, and the Lion Security contemporary series.
She lives in the Midwest, adores her music loud, and demands her fries covered in melted cheese. 

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Fireflies and Magnolias (Dare River Book 3) by Ava Miles



From USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles of the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND comes an emotional, heartwarming romance with a touch of magic and mystery—perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber and Susan Mallery.

"Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 NYT bestselling author on Nora Roberts Land

Amelia Ann Hollins might have been raised to be a sweet magnolia, but she’s found her inner fire—the quest for justice. The secrets she carries and a tragedy from her past prompt her to volunteer at a legal clinic in the worst part of town. Here she can serve and protect the one she couldn’t save. Here she will risk everything.

Clayton Chandler’s happy life ended when his daddy died tragically when he was a boy. He lost his belief in magic and signs, but Amelia Ann is stirring the embers of passion and faith inside him again. He doesn’t plan on risking his heart. To make matters worse, he works for her rock star brother and knows better than to date the younger sister of his best friend.
When Amelia Ann volunteers to help with her brother’s charity concert, Clayton has nowhere to run. Soon he can no longer deny his fiery passion for Amelia Ann, and as the danger of her calling and her secrets threaten their newfound love, they’ll learn fireflies are magical and magnolias can burn hotter than steel. (love story, contemporary romance, alpha males, heroes, billionaire, romance, family, falling in love, sweet romance)

Author's Note: All books can easily be read as stand-alone stories.

The Dare Valley series:
THE BRIDGE TO A BETTER LIFE ~ coming Spring 2015

The Dare River series (connected to Dare Valley):
THE CHOCOLATE GARDEN: A MAGICAL TALE (a children’s book companion)
THE PROMISE OF RAINBOWS ~ coming Fall 2015
Publication Date
February 24, 2015
My Review
***I received this copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinions. No money has exchanged hands.***
I have loved this series since the very beginning and have been anxiously awaiting this book and I haven't been let down! It has all the romance and excitement in it as the others did as well as a tiny bit of excitement that makes your adrenaline rush. We have seen the attraction and chemistry these two have had for awhile now and I have been wanting so badly to read their story. I was brought to tears at one point and cursing out due to the stupidity of men lol. But it didn't take too long for fate to step in. I love the imagination of this author and the way she words things to make it seem as if we are there with the characters experiencing everything they go through. Let me tell you I was there with Amelia Ann while she was hiding under the bed and I was holding my breath at the danger going on in the other room. Not only did I love the book but I must throw out there that this book holds a wonderful message to all those that are abused by a spouse or loved one. There are people that will go out of their way to help if you just look. This book is obviously going to be rated in at five hearts and I am waiting AGAIN for the next one lol.

Ava Miles

USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles burst onto the contemporary romance scene after receiving Nora Roberts’ blessing for her use of Ms. Roberts’ name in her debut novel, the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND, which kicked off her small town series, Dare Valley. Ava’s books have reached the #1 spot at Barnes & Noble and ranked in Amazon and iBooks’ Top 10. Both NORA ROBERTS LAND and COUNTRY HEAVEN have been chosen as Best Books of the Year. Ava has also released a connected series called Dare River about the power of love and family.