Sunday, May 31, 2015

Your Heart To Keep

He stopped. His shadow loomed over me. I knew he was taking me in. No one said anything but I could see Ty and Micah move in closer as if to stop Jax from doing something stupid.
“You!” His low, tight voice greeted me and I stifled a whimper at his nearness as his breath touched the side of my face causing me to close my eyes and let it wash over me. What was wrong with me?
Turning my head and raising my eyes to the outline of his face, all I could hear was his heavy breathing. At that very second I wanted nothing more than to have full vision. To look into his eyes and see the storm I knew would be brewing. I sensed the distaste rolling off him, swirling around me but it didn’t matter. I didn’t care. Even with the front door open, his large body shot waves of heat through me as if I was standing beside the burning flames of hell.

We stood like that for an eternal minute before he sucked in a breath and on an exhale he growled, “I can’t fucking do this!” And then all the heat evaporated as he disappeared out the front door again. I forced my feet to stand still and not go after him.

My Review

Oh my god I loved this book. Every minute of it from the beginning heartbreak we have and the ugly tears I cried for the loss of Chloe and to the happy tears I had when Holly received her heart. The pain poor Jax felt and how he felt it was his fault just broke me. When he had such hatred for her in the beginning I was so sad for him, and when he finally was able to move past it and see her for who she was..well it was a beautiful experience.

I fell in love a little with Micha lol what a hottie! The way he befriended her was lovely. Honestly the whole story was so wonderful I just wanted it to keep going on and on. But it had to end. I hope soon there may be a follow up or even a book for Micha and Leah with Holly and Jax in it.  Overall great read I'm rating it in at five hearts!!!!!

Friday, May 29, 2015

A Deal With the Devil by Louisa George


When the only thing worth fighting for is love …
There are two things ex-boxer and casino tycoon Rey Doyle is an expert in: fighting and gambling. He trusts no-one, but he needs a fiancé to help seal a business deal and part-time casino waitress Kate Wilkinson agrees to the pretense.
Kate is on a mission to expose Rey Doyle for the pitiless criminal he is, but the more she learns about Rey and his past, the more she begins to admire the man. When the chance to bring him down arrives will she take it? Or will this bad boy claim her heart instead?

My Review  
*** I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher   in return for my honest opinion.***
It was a short but sweet book. Girl set out on revenge for the monster  that hurt her brother...and yet when she meets said monster he is anything  but that. He is a complex individual  with a dark past. While digging and pretending  to be his long time girlfriend  she learns the truth about him and it isn't long before she has fallen for him. But when he finds out her deceit it's almost unbearably  sad for them both. Now my only real complaint is that when she learns the truth why doesn't she Talk to her brother more about all we Get is the author telling  us he clammed  up. A little frustrating  but overall a cute book I'm rating in at three hearts.

When Darkness Ends ( Guardians of Eternity # 12) by Alexandra Ivy


The Guardians of Eternity are facing a final battle to save their world—but battles of the heart may be the most difficult to fight…
Cyn, the vampire clan chief of Ireland, is an unabashed hedonist whose beauty is surpassed only by his insatiable appetite for pleasure. It's no wonder he's furious when he's transported from the magical land of the pureblooded feys to his desolate medieval castle—only to have his very existence thrown into a chaos that even he cannot charm his way out of…
Most women may be all but powerless against Cyn, but Fallon, a sharp-witted fairy princess, is less than beguiled by the silver-tongued vampire. She's a serious soul with no time for the sort of games he plays—especially when they learn that someone is trying to close the veil that separates the dimensions. But seduction may prove the most powerful force of all, as attraction ignites between the unlikely pair even as worlds are colliding around them…

My Review 

*** I received this copy from NetGalley and the publisher in return for my honest opinions. ***
I haven't read any other books in this series so I was a bit lost on some of the characters and who was with who and all that.  However I really got into this book once I was able to put that aside. I may not have known what had happened in the past but I was able to figure out what was going on in the present.  It was an amazing adventure full of danger, magic and hot vampire sex lol.  I really enjoyed the book and look forward to becoming more acquainted with the characters and their stories.  I'm rating this one in at four hearts!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2015


Title: Blood Money
Author: Ali Parker
Publication Date: June 2015
Genre: Romance Thriller

Kate Jarrett has been around the block a few times, her life nothing more than a trail of failures. After her father dies she inherits the family bar, a place where she's accepted for who she is and loved for who she's not. Due to the location of her new establishment, a few friends from her past make themselves welcomed and death shows up at her door.

Jon Peterson is a seasoned officer for the NYPD, his record clean and eyes set on being the youngest captian in the hisgory of the force. When his little brother Adam turns up dead at a bar in the seedy side of town, Jon's focus shifts. Is Kate involved in what happend to Adam or a pawn in a much larger game? Not inerested in drama and hell-bent on justice mixed with revenge, Jon finds the one thing he never wanted--love.

Author Bio:

Ali Parker is a contemporary romance writer who is looking to flood the market this year with lots of great, quick reads. For those of you who love a full-lengthed novel, we'll be boxing up the serial trilogies into a box set a week after the last release. 

We're looking forward to putting out both Baited, and Ali's latesst project, Jaded in the month of April.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Title: Havoc Rising
Author: Brian S. Leon
Publication Date: June 2015
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Eternal life. Eternal battle.

Steve-- Diomedes Tydides to his Trojan War buddies--  just had a bad day on his charter fishing boat in San Diego, but when the goddess Athena calls on her faithful warrior for another secret mission , he's ready. The bomb that exploded inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art isn't the crime American authorities think it is. Someone also stole the Cup of Jamshid, and Diomedes knows its fortune-telling abilities won't be used for anything benign. 

Though Diomedes recovers the Cup from a determinded shaman holded up beneath Central Park, when he finds his allies slain and the Cup taken once more, he knows he's up against a truly powerful enemy. Over a millennium has passed since Diomedes last contended with Medea of Colchis, deranged wife of Jason the Argonaut, but neither her madness nor her devotion to Hecate, goddess of witchcraft, has waned, and she intends to use the Cup of Jamshid to release across the world a dark brand of chaos unseen in human history. 

Immortal since the Trojan War, Diomedes must once again fight for mortals he understands less and less, agasint a divine evil he may never truly defeat.

Author Bio:

Brian S. Leon is truly a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none. He began writing in order to do something with all the useless degrees, knowledge, and skills-most of which have no practical application in civilized scoiety-he accumulated over the years.

His varied interests include, most notably, mythology of all kids and fishing, and he has spent time in jungles and museums all over the world, studying and oceans and seas across the globe chasing fish, sometimes even catching them. He has also spent time in various locations around the world doing other things that may or may not have ever happened.

Inspired by stories of classical masters like Homer and Jules Verne, as well as modern writers like J.R.R. Tolkien, David Morrell, and Jim Butcher, combined with an inordinate amount of free time, Mr. Leon finally decided to come up with tales of his own.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Rough ( Chicago Underground Book 1) by Skye Warren


I have a dark secret, a pressure valve, a rare moment just for myself. On these nights I visit a club. There I find men who give me what I need. Men who aren’t afraid to take what they want. 

Men like Colin. 

My Review
***I received this copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.  My opinions are my own and no compensation has been given.***

So to start out we begin with Allie  finding  out she's pregnant  and her father  kicks her out. We also find out she is a rape survivor  and that's rough. Flash forward  and she is taking care of herself  and her little  girl along  with the help of her friend Shelly. They have been through  everything  together  and are always  there for each other. 

Allie has an unhealthy way of going out, meeting strangers in the club and screwing them...that's not the problem  though, the problem  is she likes it rough.  I'm sure this is some residual  left over from her rape and it's a hard thing to deal with much less read, but then she meets Colin. Oh yummy Colin, with his bad boy ways and yet he is so gentle with Allie when she wants him to just give it to her.

Colin has shown he is different  from her usual men, yet when she finds out he may be involved  with some sort of organized crime she flips out a bit. When all of a sudden Andrew shows up wanoting to spend  time with her daughter. 

When one thing goes bad  it seems like everything  else follows it. This story  is very mysterious  at times with us not knowing exactly  what Colin does and when Andrew will show up..much less how he found them. I really enjoyed  it and cannot  wait for the next one . 


Title: Burnt Edges
Author: Dana Leipold
Publisher: Booktrope
Publication Date: June 2015
Genre: Women's Fiction

Familiar abuse or an uncertain future? Which would you choose?

This is Laurel Lee Page's dilemma when she is faced with an unplanned pregnancy at nineteen. Born into a broken family, guilt and shame are all she has ever known. No matter what she does or whom she meets, Laurel appears to be living a condemned life. However, she is determined to find independence and freedom in spite of her family's legacy of hatred and self-contempt.

Set in Southern California during the tumultuous 1960's, Burnt Edges is a contemporary novel based on true events that prove strength can emerge in the most horrific of circumstances.

 Author Bio

Dana Leipold is a freelance writer and author. She has self-published two books: a collection of limericks in Dr. Seuss-style for adults entitled, Stupid Poetry: The Ultimate Collection of Sublime and Ridiculous Poems, and a non-fiction book entitled, The Power of Writing Well: Write Well. Change the World.  She also coaches other writers on story structure, messaging, and writing skills so they can achieve their dreams to become published authors. Leipold lives with her husband and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

***Cover Reveal*** The Burning (Spirit Warriors #3) by D.E.L. Conner

Title: The Burning (Book 3)

Series: Spirit Warriors
Author: D.E.L. Connor
Publisher: Booktrope Publishing
Publication Date: August 2015
Genre: Young Adult

“Do you want to spend your life like Golden Flower pining away for the love you lost? Can you imagine how hard it is to be left behind when everything you loved has left?”
–Emmeline Rima Belrose, The Burning (Book 3)

In the third book of D.E.L. Connor’s magical coming of age Spirit Warriors series, Emmeline and her friends find themselves still reeling from the loss and pain caused by the evil spirit, machayiwiw – but the danger is far from over. As Emme, Charlie, Bets, Ollie, Jack and their beloved Spirit Animals prepare for the final battle against the machayiwiw, Emme struggles with a battle within her own heart. She longs for the beauty and softness she feels around Charlie, but she can’t deny the burning passion that consumes her with Jack. Will she finally let Charlie go and give her heart to Jack?
Enthralling and passionate, Spirit Warriors brings the vibrant American West to life once again and whispers its ancient secrets of love and friendship.

Find Book 1 and 2 of this great series here:

The Concealing, Book 1: Author Website | Amazon | B&N | Goodreads 
The Scarring, Book 2: Author Website | Amazon | B&N | Goodreads | iTunes

Author Bio:
Della was born in South Dakota and raised in the vastness and beauty of Montana on a farm. When she longed for the big city life, she moved to Texas, where she attended college and received a PhD in nursing. When not nursing people back to health you can find Della huddled over her Mac writing the stories that have occupied her mind for so many years, or traveling with her best friends, the NOLA’s, riding bikes across the Golden Gate bridge or exploring botanical gardens. She is the proud mother of a champion triathlete, two aging dogs and one grand-cat. Della has admittedly confessed to her coffee addiction and swears that her two hour coffee crawl while on vacation in Seattle was the best two hours of her life!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Forget Me Not by Erika Marks



When aspiring-writer Mallory Reynolds packed up for New York City, she ditched more than her quiet hometown of Magnolia Bay—she left her high-school sweetheart, Josh Loveless, behind. But when the big city didn’t deliver big contracts on her novels, she turned to writing erotica under the pen name Farrah Ivory to spare her family any embarrassment. Soon, her scandalously-sexy series, The Lost Diaries of Scarlet, is a break-out hit. Just as Mallory begins to enjoy her sweet success, her publisher leaks her true identity and a media firestorm ensues. Exposed, she decides there’s nowhere to hide—except for home.

For Josh Loveless, getting over Mallory Reynolds hasn’t been easy, but he’s done his best to move on. For starters, he’s turned his love of the outdoors and rock-climbing into his own business. And just as things are starting to settle for him, he learns Mallory’s coming home to ride out her scandal, and suddenly his world is turned upside down again…

Can Mallory convince her friends and family that she’s still the same good-hearted girl they knew? And more importantly, can Josh trust the woman she’s become, and give her a second chance to rewrite their love story with a happy ending? 

My Review

***I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in return for my honest opinions. I have received no compensation and all opinions are my own.***

 I really enjoyed this book and loved the second chances that some people are lucky enough to recieve. I really felt pride for Josh that he wanted to do things himself and not take his dads money to help himself out. It's so simple to just take the easy way out most times. While I do understand why they didn't have contact for so long, I was confused as to why things had to go down the way it did anyway. I feel like things were overreacted about and they were just being childish. While I am glad they had time to grow up, I still wish it had gone a bit differently. 

Josh and poor Mallory  break up just when they each think they are getting things on the right track. Later on they come back together during what Mallory and the town think of as a scandal....Her pen name has been found out. Now while some people think that it has something to do with the reopening of Josh's store, they know the truth and he is seriously upset when at the opening something goes down that makes it seem like Mallory was just trying to promote herself. On another note, I feel horrible for poor Chuck, what he is going through is just terrible and I wanted to give him a huge hug.  I love how everything worked out for the best and I am rating this on in at three stars. Overall a pretty good book. 

Captured by You (Untamed #2) by Amber Hart



In the passionate, gut-wrenching sequel to Amber Hart’s Until You Find Me, Raven and Jospin must fight for each other in a world where love is never safe—and power is deadly.

Raven, a college girl from Michigan, came to the jungles of Cameroon searching for closure. Falling for Jospin, a handsome, charismatic hunter with dark secrets of his own, was never part of the plan. But despite their differences, their attraction is addictive, as exhilarating and wild as the rain forest itself—and also as dangerous.

For the sake of both their lives, their heated affair must remain a secret. Raven wants justice for her conservationist father’s death; to help her, Jospin must turn his back on his own father and the only life he has ever known. Together they risk being hunted by a band of ruthless poachers, but they take the chance anyway, working to bring down their enemies between each stolen kiss.

But when one slip puts Raven’s life at stake, Jospin knows he must act. He has captured Raven’s heart—now can he set her free?

My Review

***I received a copy of this ebook from NetGalley and the publisher in return for my honest opinions. I have received no compensation and all opinions are my own.***

After having read the first boo in this series I was so freaking excited to continue the journey with this book.  I personally, loved the last story and hated being left hanging on whether Raven was going to survive her experience or not. Poor Jospin being banished and left on his own was terrible but I knew he would be able to take care of himself. 

Now on to my opinions!!! The author really summed up everything and didn't leave any unanswered questions. I love the way the book took a turn and we were getting an inside view of what happens inside Jospin's father's home and how he treats his people. When she shoots a man who would have shot her and he is captured and brought back to face the consequences, she is forced to watch what happens when people go against him. I secretly loved this part because of the way the author wrote it. I really could see it like I was there! 

There was way more going on in this book than the other because of the constant sneaking off to meet and Jospin trying to figure out her father's secrets. Raven was busy trying to destroy Jospin's father since he was the one who killed her father and ...oh my gosh just so much going on lol. I was never lost or confused though so there is that and although I had hopes that Raven would end up with someone else because I just really liked this other person because they were so sweet.....I was happy with the way things turned out although the person I liked ended up suffering a tragic loss that broke my heart. 

I love Raven's connection with her gorilla and the way they interacted especially at the very end. I swear I shed a tear lol. Overall this was a wonderful conclusion to the journey I began in the first book. I'm glad it carried on where it left off and that everything was answered. I am rating it in at four hearts and can't wait to read more by this author. 

***Cover Reveal***Justified by Ali Parker

Title: Justified

Author: Ali Parker

Publication Date: June 9, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance – Adult

Lust has always been the emotion of choice; love nothing more than a silly game played by delusional fools.
Lisa Parks has been successful at everything she touches, her confidence her calling card. A recent move to Maine from New York is just the change of atmosphere she needs for a fresh start. With far too many mistakes in her past, her eyes remain focused on loving and leaving, her actions justified by far too many cracks in her damaged heart.
Marc Martin is living the dream, his college being paid for and his sights set on great things. In a quick turnaround trip to help his older sister Kari move to Maine after heartbreak, Marc meets the woman that just might be his match. Lust has been a reoccurring theme in his life, and he has no plans of changing that. He is young and free, handsome and ready to set the world on fire, and finds that he is justified in breaking hearts everywhere he goes. Besides, love is a game played by many and truly won by few.
No way would he ever consider settling down or letting someone into his heart. That is… until he meets Lisa.

Author Bio:
Ali Parker is a contemporary romance writer who is looking to flood the market this year with lots of great, quick reads. For those of you who love a full-length novel, we'll be boxing up the serial trilogies into a box set a week after the last release.
We're looking forward to putting out both Baited, and Ali's latest project, Jaded in the month of April.
Want to know when Ali releases something new? Join her mailing list!

Author Links:
Amazon || Twitter || Facebook || Mailing List

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Until You Find Me( Untamed #1) by Amber Hart



Raven Moore, a twenty-year-old college student from Michigan, feels out of place in the beautiful, treacherous jungles of Cameroon, staying in the habitat where her father gave his life to help protect endangered gorillas. He left home years ago; now Raven refuses to return home until she unravels the truth about his last days.

Raven certainly doesn't count on crossing paths with a handsome young hunter—especially one as charismatic and intense as Jospin Tondjii. Instantly, she’s hooked. But Jospin is hiding a dark truth: He is the heir to a powerful poaching empire, part of a ruthless black market that is responsible for the dwindling gorilla population.

Their fathers may have been enemies, but Raven and Jospin forge a bond that goes beyond blood, a relationship that is tested as Raven draws closer to the source of her father’s death. Can she and Jospin bear the weight of the secrets of the wild—and the secrets of their pasts? Or will the rain forest destroy them both?

My Review

***I received this ebook from NetGalley and the publisher in return for my honest opinions. I have not been compensated for my opinions.***

I have always found gorillas fascinating and enjoyed watching them either in the zoo or on TV. I found Raven a very messed up girl. Her father wasn't there for her like she needed him to be because he was in Africa with his gorillas and the habitat he helped form there. I found it interesting the way the author put it that he lived in Africa and vacationed to visit his family. Kind of a sad way to live. While Raven is in Africa to find out why her father died the way he did and why he wanted her to come visit and help out she is injured by the very gorillas he always loved more than her...or so she thinks. After this injury she goes though several stages, anger, disappointment and she is scared for awhile. She sets out to make weapons to keep a clear head and be able to protect herself in the event something were to happen again. While out and about she meets Jospin.

Jospin has secrets he doesn't want Raven to find out about and was very careful about what he told her. I laughed a few times because of the simple everyday questions we would ask someone and expect a reply back...only he wouldn't or couldn't answer those questions. He finds himself curious about her and wonders if she is trustworthy. Soon that doesn't matter though because he comes to care for her and wants her to belong to him. 

Raven is still trying to sort out her feelings about being in Africa and then there are her feelings about Jospin confusing her as well. When she develops a certain relationship..we will call it...with a gorilla in the habitat I was close to tears. I find myself wanting to believe the spirit of her father is in this gorilla.

While the whole book had me on edge of my seat the ending was!!! I was completely left hanging and wondering what in the world is going to happen next...There was so much danger and excitement and sadness going on that I was addicted to the book from page one and that never went away. I am rating this book in at four hearts and I am sooooo excited to read the next installment and find out what happens to Raven and Jospin!!!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bride by Mistake by Nicole Helm



Wedding fever has hit the little town of Marietta…

And Kaitlin Shuller’s groom of her dreams is marrying someone else… her sister.

Worst day ever. Her heart is broken, and all her carefully laid plans destroyed. Enter Beckett Larson, her older brother’s best friend and a very good bad decision.

Beckett has spent his life trying to outrun his bad reputation, but everyone already thinks the worst of him, so when Kaitlin offers herself to him — virginity and all— he just can’t say no.

But one night together has permanent consequences, and this time Beckett knows he can’t outrun his bad boy reputation. He’s determined to make Kaitlin his bride…even if he has to seduce her down the aisle.

My Review

***I received this copy from NetGalley and the publisher in return for my honest opinions. I was not compensated and all opinions are my own. ***

Wow, this really was such a good book. I only thought it was a little short...but it really wasn't lol. It just felt like it was because of how smoothly it went through everything. Poor Kate is heartbroken the love of her life..or so she marrying her sister! Looking to make herself feel better she forces Beckett, the bad boy, to take her with him to a bar. Getting it in her head that she wants to forget everything she sets out to seduce him and I thought it was the funniest thing because Beckett already had feelings for her that he had pushed aside and when this happens he is shocked. 

My only problem with this story is that Beckett has been accused of doing something and for some reason we never really find out who did it or why everything seems to point to Beckett. I don't like loose ends like that and being left hanging to find out what has happened. Obviously it has left us with an opening for the next book, but I am dying inside with curiosity lol. Overall good read I am rating it in at four stars. 

The Bridge to a Better Life (Dare Valley #8) by Ava Miles



Sports hero and newly retired NFL quarterback Blake Cunningham wants a second chance at love…with his ex-wife. He's bought the house next door to her in Dare Valley and has built a bridge connecting their properties. It's his bridge to a better life, the one he lost when Natalie Hale left him after a family tragedy destroyed their marriage.

Natalie has just started a new job as the head caterer at the small town's historic hotel. When she discovers Blake has become the boy next door-literally-she secretly has to admit he still fires up all her engines and tugs at her heart. But the ghosts from their past seem too monumental to conquer.

Blake vows to help Natalie remember the power of their love and friendship. With the intense sparks of attraction flying between them, Natalie begins to put her heart out there again. How can she resist Blake when he makes her laugh and swoon by even acting out her secret Outlander fantasy? As they both give love a second chance, they are forced to face their most disturbing memories, not only the tragedy that ripped their lives apart, but also the secret parts they were afraid to share...

My Review

"I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own."

I have religiously read this series and while this one is number 8, it's still so exciting to see it on my Kindle lol. I love being able to read it before everyone else and throw my opinions out there.

Now the way I see it, Natalie is in a very dark place and has been for so long she threw away the best thing in her life. Blake loves her so much it just makes me want to cry for his pain. The things he goes through to try to win her back is so heartbreaking with every dismissal.  The way she lied to her family to try to make their separation about something else was horrible.  I really don't care for Natalie too much and felt that she didn't deserve to have Blake back...not even Touchdown. Gosh how I loved Blake and the things he does. He is such a great man and I wanted him to have everything he could possibly want.

I found myself laughing at the antics of his friends and loved how they were there for him. Jordan was by far the most entertaining but Sam has also touched a place in my heart and I was excited to learn there will be books with them in it.

There were so many times I almost threw my Kindle on the ground with disgust it was quite amusing to my husband lol. I have to say overall this is such an emotional read and you won't want to put it down.  I'm rating it in at four hearts. I also am anxious to read Andy's story!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

***Finding The Way Back To Love Tour***



“Gwen Forrester?” Peter asked. At her nod, he stepped aside.
Her startled gaze shifted to Haley and softened with love. Her face lit up with delight when she spied the big belly. “Oh!”
The two rushed toward each other, embracing, laughing, crying, talking so low he could make out only a few words—“your mother?” and “boy we met at Christmas” and “when?”
“October, really?” Gwen stepped back. “Just two more months?” She caressed Haley’s face. “Have you had anything to eat today?”
“I’m starved.” Haley grinned.
“Ma’am?” Peter got no response. He might as well be invisible. “Ms. Forrester?” he said louder.
Gwen turned with a look of pure joy, cheeks flushed, eyes wide. She was a chic, older, ash-blond version of Haley. Even more beautiful.
“Yes, Officer?”
Her dreamy gaze made him wonder if she was flirting with him. Get real, Shaughnessy. “If you won’t be pressing charges, my partner and I will clear out of here, Ms. Forrester.”
She held out her hand, tilted her head coquettishly, and told him, “It’s Gwen. And you are?”
“Officer Peter Shaughnessy.” Her handshake was firm and surprisingly strong for such a slender, feminine woman. He cleared his throat. “You’ll need to get those locks fixed right away, ma’am.”
“Gwen,” she reminded him with a flutter of thick, dark eyelashes.
“Gwen, my partner and I recommend that you put your vehicle in the garage tonight, close and lock the overhead door, deadbolt the kitchen door, and set the alarm. Call a locksmith first thing in the morning.”
Her only response was, “Haley and I will be having breakfast around nine. We’d love to have you join us, Officer.”
He opened his mouth to repeat the caution, but closed it again. His partner had told him Tompkins Falls operated more like a small town than a city. This definitely wasn’t going by the Syracuse Police Department procedure book that he still had in his head.
Haley touched his arm and winked. “Come for breakfast, Officer. I need protection from the Inquisition. And Gwen makes a mean omelet.”

My Review

It must be said that I have never read any other book in this series, however, I am interested in finding out how certain people came together. I also want to say that I have had experience with an alcoholic and not only was it exasperating it was a challenge every day. I know it is a disease but the one I dealt with acted like a child most of the time and never took responsibility for anything she did. Now on to this book. I completely respect Gwen and the others for sticking with the program and staying sober. But the way Peter treated them was completely unacceptable. I know drunken behavior is ridiculous but he is a policeman. He had to know at times he was going to deal with drunks. The attitude he has about them is..well honestly...disgusting. The way he ordered his sister to just not be an alcoholic is just silly and what mae it even more reremarkable is he actually believed that would work. My opinions of this book are as follows :
The way the author pisses me off half the time was amazing lol. I really, really wanted to smack the shit out of Peter and also yell at Gwen for her own lapse of judgement. Half the time I wasn't sure if I likes it or if I hated it it, but I've concluded that I did enjoy it because it was so real. So overall I am rating this in at four hearts.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Jaded ( 3 Part Serial romance) by Ali Parker

Title: Jaded (3 Part Serial Romance)
Author: Ali Parker
Publication Date: April 15, 2015

As a photographer for the New York Post, Kari Martin was used to seeing heartache and scandal up close. But one night at the club… her whole world changed. Heartbroken and willing to call off her wedding, she decides a change is in order and moves from NYC to a small town in Maine, where the average age of the residents there is sixty (or thereabouts). She works to fit in perfectly, and tries like hell not to let anyone find out just how very jaded she’s recently become over the lie called love.

Jake Isaac left Texas quite a few years ago; his heart torn from his chest, and his mind set on being a bachelor forever. Maine would welcome him, give him land to explore and a community to belong to. Getting a job as the coach of the local junior high and serving on the fire department kept him busy — and labeled him a hometown hero — but the truth of his damaged heart was forever hidden.

No one would ever know just how jaded he was about love. That is… until he meets Kari.  

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The next installments in the series:

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My Review

Kari and her friends are out enjoying her last night of being single. That's right, tomorrow she is to be married. There is something interesting going on in the club they are in and when she sees it has to do with her fiance she is not only embarrassed but extremely upset. She begins to think it's time for a change and so she packs up and moves away. When she meets the sexy guy in the grocery store and he gives her advice on wine she doesn't really think she will see him anytime soon. Imagine her surprise to find he is the person she is interviewing and photographing for the local paper. 

They are constantly running into each other and her friends and brother tell her it's fate. When she takes a chance and asks him out and is turned down she spirals into a depressed state. This is where I feel like she is overreacting...yes you just had a horrible thing happen to you with the guy you had been with for such a long time, yes it's humiliating, but girlfriend you can't blame everything on yourself. I just really felt like she was putting all the blame on herself for everything and freaking out about it. 

They continue to dance around each other until they finally go out on an official date and it couldn't have gone better I thought. They each found out about the others horrible experiences and found they were on the same path. I loved how cute they are together but I did get a bit upset with Jake when he receives bad news and has to fly back home and doesn't ask her to go with him....hello....rude much... he really didn't handle that well at all and left her in a world of worry. 

Now having finished all three of the serial I have to say that I did really enjoy watching them come together when they were in such dark places of their own, and I really like the way the author worded things to explain a feeling. I am rating the serial in at four hearts because I not only enjoyed it but I cannot wait to read more by the author. 

Author Bio

Ali Parker is a contemporary romance writer who is looking to flood the market this year with lots of great, quick reads. For those of you who love a full-length novel, we'll be boxing up the serial trilogies into a box set a week after the last release.
We're looking forward to putting out both Baited, and Ali's latest project, Jaded in the month of April. Want to know when Ali releases something new?

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