Title: Fighting the Fall
Series: Fighting #4
Author: JB Salsbury
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 Release Date: November 4, 2014

 

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The toughest fighters aren’t created in the octagon but are born of necessity. When life delivers blow after punishing blow, you fight back or get destroyed.

Eve Dawson has had her fill of bad luck. A string of unhealthy relationships has left her angry, bitter, and frustrated. She’s given up on being happy and settles for content. Swearing off men, she repels advances and makes herself a challenge to even the most persistent suitors. After all, how much can the fragile human heart take? But life isn’t finished with her, and when things can’t possibly get worse . . . they do.

Stay on your feet.

It’s Cameron Kyle’s motto, but with his fighting career ripped from his grasp, a child he wasn’t strong enough to save, and a marriage that even the brawn of a heavyweight couldn’t hold together, it’s getting harder and harder to stay upright. He takes on the position of CEO of the UFL, intent on hiding his biggest weakness in order to forge a path that leads him back into the octagon.

When an old rival mysteriously gets wind of Cameron’s plan to fight again, he comes out of retirement to settle old debts, but secrets, lies, and betrayal threaten to deliver the death-blow. The distraction of a sass-mouthed girl seventeen years his junior is the last thing he needs until a tragic accident shatters the firm foundation of his resolve and he realizes just how far he’s fallen.

Will they risk it all and fight to be together? Or does defeat lie within the fall?

 

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I feel his eyes on me, and when I turn I almost recoil at the intensity behind his stare. “Can you stop acting like we’re two old friends shooting the shit when you know good and fucking well you’re thinking the same thing I am.”
 My mouth falls open and I force it shut, only to have it drop open again.
“I’ve hand my hands and my mouth all over every inch of that gorgeous body, Eve. You think I can’t read you? Know what you’re thinking about right now?”
I swallow hard. “What am I thinking about?”
“Same thing I am.”

 

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JB Salsbury, New York Times Bestselling author of the Fighting Series, lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids. She spends the majority of her day as a domestic engineer. But while she works through her daily chores, a world of battling alphas, budding romance, and impossible obstacles claws away at her subconscious, begging to be released to the page.
Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications. With her journalistic background, writing has always been at the forefront, and her love of romance prompted her to sink her free time into novel writing.
Fighting for Flight, Fighting to Forgive, and Fighting to Forget are the first three novels in the MMA romance series. Fighting the Fall is due to be released November 2014. For more information on the series or just to say hello, visit JB on her website, Facebook, or Goodreads page.

 

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That’s how I spot her.

There’s no doubt that it’s her; I’ve memorized her face.

Leaning against a wall on the opposite side, her lips wrapped around a clear bottle filled with clear liquor, her fiery red hair a wild mane against the stark white wall, a tight black T-shirt showing off toned arms. She’s in no rush to part with that bottle, guzzling back a good portion before she hands it off to someone, wiping her mouth with the back of her hand.

Her eyes at half-mast.

She’s wasted.

My heart starts racing. What the hell is Kacey Cleary doing here? By my calculation, she’s probably finishing her last year of high school, having lost at least half a year while recovering.

I tug my cap down even farther, though I doubt she can see two feet in front of her.

  1. What if she does recognize me? How would she react? Does she know my real name? What I look like? I can’t say for sure that my face wasn’t printed in a newspaper somewhere. She could have Googled my name and found a dozen game shots with me in them. I have my helmet on in most of them, but you can find a profile picture of me easily enough if you’re looking.

I don’t know that she was, though. I wonder if Kacey Cleary gives a fuck about anything anymore. Her Facebook account is inactive. She hasn’t posted a single word and the well-wishes have dwindled, as everyone moves on.

I do know that she shouldn’t be at a party in this state. I’ve heard of bad things happening when girls get that drunk. Especially when they don’t care.

But what do I do?

A blonde stumbles into my chest with two beers in hand. “Hey, do you go here? What’s your name?” She’s tipping her head back way farther than necessary to look up at me, telling me she’s trying to flirt but is too drunk to do it right.

I smile down at her anyway. She’s a good cover. I can stand right here and watch Kacey. “I’m Trent, and I used to go here.”

“Really? When’d you graduate?”

From the corner of my eye, I see Kacey shift from the wall and begin climbing the stairs, her arm hooked around the railing to help her. Two guys following her.

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~~ 5 “Emotion Packed” Stars ~~

 

WOW!!!!  I don’t even know how to express the feelings I am feeling right now about this novella.  In Her Wake is a novella that is to be read after you have read Ten Tiny Breaths (Book 1).  You definitely don’t want to read this first, if you haven’t read Ten Tiny Breaths because this would be a HUGE spoiler for that book.

 

This novella is told from Trent’s POV and I loved that.  I am totally a sucker for the male POV, but this is a story that I felt needed to be told.  I absolutely LOVED Ten Tiny Breaths and when I heard that K.A. Tucker was going to write a novella from Trent about what happened before that book…I was so excited.  This book really does answer a lot of questions about what he was thinking and feeling on that tragic night four years ago.  I don’t want to say to much about this book because I don’t want spoil the novella or TTB for anyone who hasn’t read it yet.  Just know that if you have read this series or even just TTB then you definitely need to read this novella too.  It completes the journey/story for Trent and Kacey.

 

As with the other books in this series K.A. Tucker has done a fabulous job with telling this story and making you feel like you are a part of the book.  I truly believe she gave an accurate portrayal of what a person goes through after what happens to Trent.  This novella was packed with so much truth and emotion you can’t help but get swept up in it.  The book is a quick read and one that I couldn’t put down.  Being that this is the last installment in this series….it is bittersweet for me, because I love this series so much that I hate to see any of these characters go.  I could read about them over and over again.

 

I would 100% recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of the Ten Tiny Breaths Series and a fan of K.A. Tucker.  This is a story that needed to be told and you don’t want to miss out on it!!!!

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Cole Reynolds had it all. And then one night he makes a bad choice… and loses everything.

When a drunken night out at a Michigan State college party results in the death of six people, Cole must come to terms with his part in the tragedy. Normally, he’d be able to lean on his best friends. The best friends that have been in his life since he could barely walk. Only, they’re gone. Worse, there’s the shattered body of a sixteen-year-old girl lying somewhere in a hospital bed, her entire life ripped from her because of a case of beer and a set of keys.

Everyone assures him that they know it wasn’t intentional and yet he can’t ignore the weight of their gazes, the whispers behind his back. The all-consuming guilt he feels every time he thinks of that girl who won’t so much as allow him near her hospital room to apologize. As the months go by and the shame and loneliness festers, Cole begins to lose his grip of what once was important-college, his girlfriend, his future. His life. It’s not until Cole hits rock-bottom that he can begin to see another way out of his personal hell: forgiveness.

And there’s only one person who can give that to him…

 

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One Tiny Lie: A Novel
Four Seconds to Lose: A Novel
Five Ways to Fall: A Novel

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Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

 

 

 

 

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They say men like a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom. I never knew the sentiment was reciprocal. Until I met Jax Knight. A gentleman in public, a commanding, dirty talking rogue in the bedroom.

Daughter of legendary fighter “The Saint,” Lily St. Claire knows firsthand how fighters can be. As the owner of a chain of MMA gyms, she’s no stranger to aggressive, dominating, and possessive men. That’s why she’s always kept her distance. But the day Jax Knight walks through her door she’s captivated by his charm. Stunningly handsome, well mannered, Ivy League educated, and confident, he shatters all the preconceived notions she’d come to think were true about men who trained to fight.

But falling for someone so soon after her breakup wasn’t something she’d planned on. And definitely not something her ex plans to allow.

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~~ 5 “Unforgettable” Stars ~~

 

Worth Forgiving is the third book of Vi Keeland’s that I have read and the Final book in her MMA Fighter Series.  I have been in love with this series since Book 1 Worth the Fight.  I have loved each following book just as much.  I mean really how can you not love a book about a MMA fighter!!!  This book is about two people who are different but prove that opposites do attract.   I had trouble putting it down, that’s how good it was.    This book was a little bittersweet for me because I read it so fast because I wanted to know what happened, but once it ended I was sad because that means this series has come to an end.  I will miss reading about these characters.  Even though these book are a part of a series, they can all be read as standalones.  I would recommend them being read in order, but they don’t have to be.  With this being the last book of the series, I was glad to see how all 6 of the main character’s stories were wrapped up.  Again, as with the first two books, the story flowed flawlessly and the storyline was amazing.  The story is told in Dual POV, which I LOVE by the way.  It’s always  great getting in both Jax and Lily’s head.

 

Like I said earlier this is a story of opposites attract.   We met Jax in book 2 at the end, when a secret was exposed to Vince.  I knew Jax’s story was going to be interesting.  In this book Jax has decided to turn his back on his family because of his father’s lifestyle (cheating on wife)  I was so glad to see Jax stand up for what he thought was wrong and wasn’t going to let his father push him around no matter how much clout he had.  I did feel bad for Jax when it came to his mom though, I was glad to see things turn around for them as the story went on.  Lily is a new character that we met in this book.  She is someone whose  life has been surrounded by MMA fighters, because her father was a professional Fighter and then became a MMA gym owner with his BFF Joe.  Lily tragically loses her father to a heart attack and is now partners with Joe.  They are having financial issues, plus Joe wants to retire so they need an silent partner to help out…That is where Jax comes into the picture.  I loved watching these two learn to trust each other and watching their relationship grow.   I loved Jax’s character because he was a great mix between Alpha male, and swoony heartthrob.  Lily was a likable character, but there were a couple times I wanted to smack her (especially when it came to Caden)

 

I really enjoyed that we got to see Nico, Liv and Vince in the book.  I thought their characters played a great role in this story.  I was happy to see where Ms. Keeland took the story between Jax and Vince.  It is always nice when you can revisit old characters and see what they are up to later in life.

 

I would DEFINITELY recommend this book/series to Everyone.  If you are looking for a HOT Alpha MMA Fighter, then you need to meet Jax (Book 3)  Vinny (Book 2) and Nico (Book 1).  These three men will have your kindles and panties melting.  You won’t be sorry for picking up these books!!!!

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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

 

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Brant: Became a tech billionaire by his twentieth birthday. Has been in a relationship with me for 3 years. Has proposed 4 times. Been rejected 4 times.

Lee: Cuts grass when he’s not banging housewives. Good with his hands, his mouth, and his body. Has been pursued relentlessly by me for almost 2 years, whether he knows it or not.

Go ahead. Judge me. You have no idea what my love entails.If you think you’ve heard this story before, trust me – you haven’t.

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4.5 stars!

There is not a single book that Alessandra Torre has written that I don’t love! Yep, she has done it again!! Again she has written a book that I became addicted to and COULD NOT put down :) A love triangle…a woman in love with two men…hell yeah, that’s right up my alley. Bring on the DRAMA ;)

“You Layana Fairmont, are impossible not to love.”

And boy oh boy does this one bring the drama. There is no need in recapping this situation. Read the synopsis and it breaks it all down for you. Plain and simple, Layana is in love with TWO men. So, how does one love two totally different men?? For Layana, it is not easy. But she is so damn good at it. She was so damn sneaky and conniving at times. She definitely knew how to manipulate and get what she wanted…all her family money helped a little too, though.

“…Maybe it wasn’t his intelligence. Maybe it was the combination of that intelligence with confidence and intrigue, mixed in a martini glass of striking looks.”

Now, these two men, they couldn’t have been more different and I totally understood her obsession. She had the rich, handsome, and polite Brant, and then she had her bad boy, Lee.  Wow, Lee is so bad in such a good way ;)

“I guess high class bitches like cock just like any other.”

There is no lack of hotness in this story. Be warned, it is a panty melter. I mean, how could it not be when you have so much hot as hell testosterone floating around in this story :)  Plus, the twists and turns will make you crazy. The who, what, when, and where of this story made me not want to put it down. It is definitely a story you can’t walk away from, but none of Alessandra’s stories have ever been that way for me. So, you want to know if I recommend it? HELL YEAH!!

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In this sexy new CALL series spin-off series by New York Times bestseller Emma Hart, enter the intense world of a no strings relationship and experience addiction like you never expected…

The moment I walked in to find Mr. Tall, Dark, Handsome, and Oh So British–my mind-blowing one night stand–as my photographer for the shoot that could change it all, I knew life was throwing me a curveball.
The moment he, Tyler Stone, walked into my best friend’s apartment, I knew that curveball was heading straight for my gut.
The hit comes in the form of a no-strings proposition… One that gives him utter control over my body.
If I surrender, that curveball is steadily en-route for a collision course with my heart.

He’s a sex addict. I’m a love addict.
This is temptation.

*Wild Temptation is book one of the Wild series and a full-length novel at approx. 92,000 words.*

 

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“I refuse to be one of your bitches.”

“You won’t be. You’ll be my only bitch.” He winks, coming up to me. He wrenches the door from my grip and slams it shut. “No strings,” he repeats, turning to me. “An agreement, right now. I want you and I don’t care how I get you. I just have to have you.”

“No strings?” I say slowly. “Just… sex?”

“Yep.”

“Sex can get stringy.”

“Only if there’s bondage involved.”

“Will there be?”

“Do you want there to be?” He raises his eyebrows.

I fold my arms across my chest. “I’m not telling you all my secrets. You’ll have to work them

out for yourself.”

He steps into me, pulling my arms from my body. “Is that a yes?”

“That’s an I’m considering it.”

“No strings. No obligations. You won’t have to hang off my arm and look at me with doting

eyes. We don’t even tell anyone if that’s what you want. This can be our secret.” He runs his hands down my sides to my hips and pulls me against him. His mouth finds my jaw and travels along it, his next words mumbled against my skin. “You want this, Liv. You want this as much as I do. I can see it in your eyes.”

I do. There’s no denying that I want him. My body reacts to him instantaneously. To his looks,

his words, his touches. It’s like he knows exactly how to play me to get me where he wants me.

“There’s a but,” I say softly, resting my hands against his chest. “There’s always, always a but.”

“There’s a very nice butt,” he mutters, his hands curving around mine.

“Tyler.”

He smirks. “Okay, there’s a but. There will be no strings, but you have to do as I say. Always.”

The smirk drops from his face, and I swallow at the intensity his eyes bore into mine with. “In

bed?”

“Yes.”

“What if I don’t want to?”

“Then you can say no. When it comes to sex, I respect the word no.” He pushes some hair from

my face. “I just ask that you try.”

“You want to control me?”

He lowers his face and kisses my jaw again. “No. I want to control your body. I want to make

your heart pound and your body hum with pleasure. I want to make you lose your breath. I want to

make your pussy throb, and I want to know it’s all because of me.”

 

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~~ 5 “Extremely HOT” Stars ~~

 

If you are looking for an EROTIC romance with a HOT Alpha male, who will make your cheeks flush and your panties melt, then this is the book for you!!!!

 

Let me start by saying I thought Emma Hart created the best Hero when I met Aaron “Mr. Requirement” Stone from the Call Series….well I was wrong.  She has created the most scrumptious Hero in her Wild Series.  Mr. Tyler Stone!!!!  He is actually Aaron’s cousin and I fell in love with him when he was introduced to us in Final Call.  Well Emma has made me fall completely in LOVE with Tyler in Wild Temptation.

 

This book was so much more then just a book about sex, it’s also about two people learning to overcome their fears.  This book was a total emotional roller coaster for Tyler and Liv.  Talk about two people who are their own worst enemies.  Now don’t get me wrong…this book wasn’t all angst , drama and sex, this book also had me laughing at the witty and charming banter her characters created throughout the book.  I loved that we got to see Aaron and Dayton a lot in this book.  I have to say that I truly love watching Emma grow as an author, her books and writing has gotten better with every book she releases.  She is definitely a go to author for me and I would recommend any of her books to everyone!!!

 

Now let’s talk about these WONDERFUL characters she has created.  We met both Liv and Tyler in the Call Series.  I was immediately drawn to both of these characters.  They are both fun, snarky and sassy and the chemistry they have is off the charts HOT!!!!  I was totally excited when Emma announced she was writing their story.  Liv is Dayton’s BFF, she is an independent, sarcastic and mouthy woman, and that’s exactly why I LOVED her so much.  She totally reminded me of myself.  She wasn’t afraid to tell you what she was thinking or feeling about things.  We do find out about her past in this book and I have to say that I was a bit surprised to learn what we did….I am interested to see where this story will go.  TYLER STONE!!!!!  He has moved into the #2 spot on my BBF list (sorry but Travis Maddox will always be #1)  This man could melt anyones panties.  He has such a delicious dirty mouth, I couldn’t help but blush throughout this whole book.  I truly needed ice cubes and fan to cool myself off.  But on the other had he was also so terrifically sweet.  My heart melted so many times with the things he would tell Liv.  He was so excepting of her….no matter what she put him through.  You DON’T want to miss meeting him!!!!!

 

I will warn you this book ends on a small cliffhanger, but it isn’t nail biting.  The couple end in a good place, but how Emma ended this book will definitely having you wanting more!!!!  This is a spin off series from the Call Series, so it’s not required to read those books first, but I would strongly suggest it.  You will get to know the back story between Aaron and Dayton, as well as getting to know Liv and Tyler.  Both of these Series are books I would 100% recommend to anyone!!!!

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By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and growing bump, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of juice and writes books.
She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. Emma is currently working too many books to even count – including Playing for Keeps, the companion book to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Love Game. She likes to be BUSY – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to when all the ideas come to life.

 

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After you took her from me, everything changed. I knew my life would never be the same, and it wasn’t. But just because I was isolated, trapped, and afraid, I never gave up. I kept on fighting. You thought you could control me, but you were wrong.

There’s one thing that you could never take from me; HOPE. And with that, I overcame the struggles and the despair. I battled against my inner demons and confronted the tortures that surrounded me. And here I am today; free.

And now, it’s you that’s confined. You cannot escape; you cannot win. There’s no one to help you now. Everyone sees you for what you truly are; a monster.

I’m not afraid of you anymore. I will start a new life; one that you cannot control. And as I take steps toward a new beginning, I won’t ever look back.

****WARNING: Suited for 18+ years of age. This book contains some disturbing situations, strong language and sexual content.****

 

 

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Everything in Duke Grayson’s life was all he could ever ask for: A loving family, loyal friends, a beautiful girlfriend, and a scholarship to his top choice college. It’s his senior year of high school, and all he needs is to focus on his grades, lacrosse, and keeping his girlfriend happy. That is until Raya walks into his life.

From the moment they meet, Duke is drawn to her, not only for her natural beauty and her stunning crystal blue eyes, but because he’s aware there’s more to this girl than just his alluring pull to her. He senses secrecy and fear.

Throughout the year, their bond grows stronger, and his feelings for her become undeniable. Just when he is about to express his love, tragedy strikes and Raya disappears.

For six years, Duke is tortured by his struggles, as he’s unable to find her and blames himself for failing to protect her. Until the day, she’s found, and he’s given a second chance. Will Duke become her beacon of hope and make her see that it’s the little things that make life worthwhile? Can Raya overcome her fears and fight against the terrors that haunt her? Or will her dark and torturous past be too much for her to battle against?

*Warning: This book contains some disturbing situations, strong language and sexual content. Suited for 18 years and over.

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Madison Street was born in New York City and was raised in the Bronx, where she resided until she was 17 years old. After 9/11, Madison joined the United States Navy to serve her country.

During the deployments, Madison constantly wrote short stories and she discovered her passion for writing. You will find Madison always on the computer, whether she’s on Facebook, designing websites, messing with Photoshop, or writing for her blog.

Besides writing, her second passion is music and dance. Even though she’s a terrible singer, she’ll still belt it out in the shower, especially if the song is her jam! She currently resides in Virginia with her husband of 8 years, 2 children, a dog, and a cat. She is so excited to start this amazing journey and is honored to be part of such a compassionate and loving community.

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We are beyond excited about the Release Day Launch of Nichole Chase’s RELUCTANTLY ROYAL!! RELUCTANTLY ROYAL is a New Adult contemporary romance novel being published by HarperCollins Avon imprint and is the third book in Nichole Chase’s Suddenly Series. We love the swoony romance in these books and this one delivers in spades!

 

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Maxwell Jameson Trevor, prince of Lilaria, hates his royal role. Despising the limelight, he takes solace in his art studio and steers clear of any drama. But when one of the newly discovered royals passes away, Maxwell’s brother Alex asks him to break the news to the old man’s granddaughter. Though he hates to be the bearer of doom and gloom, he doesn’t want the poor girl to find out from the tabloids. For Maxwell knows all too well how devastating that could be.

Coming from a broken home and modest background, newly ordained Lady Meredith Thysmer has seized her chance to make a better life for herself and her son. She’s not afraid to use her best assets to get what she wants. But when the unpretentious yet devastatingly handsome Max delivers his news, her plans for the future come crashing to a halt. In the challenging days ahead, Max’s compassion, humor, and steadfast loyalty to Meredith and her son win her over. She quickly finds herself doing something she swore would never happen again: falling in love. And yet Maxwell still refuses to completely drop his guard. Somehow Meredith’s got to find a way to seduce this reluctant royal.

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As I turned to leave the room, my eyes fell on a sketch pad and I couldn’t help myself. Sitting back down in the chair I flipped it open and smiled at the drawings inside. Marty had promise for such a young kid. Turning to a blank page, I glanced around and searched for a pencil. Charcoal would be best, but pencil would do.

I started with the lines of his forehead, the curve of his impish nose, the roundness of his cheeks. I was lost in the sketch, enjoying the shadows, the tenderness in his expression, working to capture that moment of utter innocence.

“That’s beautiful.” Her voice was soft.

I looked up from what I was doing, not surprised that she had snuck up on me. When I’m lost in a project, the world disappears; the only thing I’m aware of are the layers of the project I’m working on.

“He’s a good subject.” I turned back to the paper and finished up the shading of the blanket.

“Only because he’s asleep and not moving.” Her quiet laugh sent shivers over my body.

“That does help.” I smiled up at her. “But it’s the contrast. The contrast of him awake versus him asleep. He looks so young right now, so innocent.”

“What do you mean?” She leaned closer to look at the picture.

“He’s so mature, quick-witted.” I whispered the words. “But here he is, looking like the child he is.”

“His teachers say that,” she said. “That he’s quick to pick things up.”

“I’d say so.” I turned and handed her the sketch pad. “I hope you don’t mind that I drew him. The light and shadows were too perfect to resist.” Sort of like her right now. The way the moonlight glinted in her eyes and shone along her hair. Her perfect features would make any artist ache to draw them. Her pixie nose, the heavy eyelashes, the curve of her body hinted at by the oversized sweater she had wrapped around herself. It made my palms itch. Partly because I just wanted to touch her, to see if she would taste as sweet as she looked in that moment.

“Thank you for keeping him entertained.” She stood up. “Can I keep this?”

“Of course.” I stood up and stretched. Her eyes swept over my chest and then back up to my face. Maybe I wasn’t the only one tempted to touch. I hated to admit it, but I had a flare of pride. “I enjoyed hanging out with him.”

I was surprised to realize I meant it. I never would have thought spending time with a six-year-old would have been enjoyable.

“Looks like he did too.” She moved away from the door and I followed her into the hallway.

“Did you get everything settled?”

“I think so.” She frowned.

“What’s wrong?” Her expression worried me.

“Granddad would have hated a large ceremony.” She sighed and headed for the stairs. “But I guess that as a duke there are some things that have to happen.”

“I don’t blame your grandfather.” I followed behind her. “I would want a small ceremony, not to be made into a production.”

“I’m starting to think you don’t like any type of production.” She looked at me over shoulder.

“Not really, no.” I wasn’t going to lie. “I don’t like being the focus, being the center of attention. It makes me uncomfortable.” I wasn’t going to lie, but I hadn’t intended to tell her so much about me.

“And yet you agreed to help me with my grandfather’s funeral.” She turned to me at the bottom of the stairs and set the sketch pad on a table. “Why?”

I stared at her for a minute, enjoying the way her eyes looked up at me, the tilt of her chin, the way her hair cascaded around her shoulders. “I don’t know.”

Unable to help myself, I reached out and touched her cheek with my fingers. Her pupils dilated and she inhaled softly. With one thumb I traced the dip under her plump bottom lip. Her hand reached up to trace my jaw and she took a step closer to me.

“You should be running from me as fast as you can.” She whispered the words. “I’m everything you don’t want.”

“I’m not so sure.”

“I live for the spotlight, it’s my food.” Her eyes were half lidded as she edged closer to my mouth. “And you’ve seen my family. I’m trouble, Max.”

Did I care? I wasn’t sure I was capable of making a real decision as her smell wrapped around my senses. The only thing I knew was that I wanted to taste her, to touch her, to press her against my body. To hear her say my name again.

Dipping my head, I grazed her lips with mine and I was lost. On a sigh, she leaned into me and wrapped her hands around my neck. Tilting her head back, I brought my mouth to hers carefully, softly, tasting. I wanted to deepen the kiss, to hear her moan, to feel the way her body could wrap around mine, but I kept it soft, sweet, and simple. She was in such a hard place, she needed to be protected, treasured by someone.

And right now, I was that person.

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Nichole Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Suddenly Royal, Flukes, The Dark Betrayal Trilogy, and several short stories. She is also the instructor of Say What? a dialogue class at the Romance Academy.

Nichole lives in Georgia with her husband, energetic daughter, superhero dog, Sulcata tortoise, and two cats. When not writing, you may find her reading, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.

 

 

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Karma by Charity Ferrell
Publication date: June 6th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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I’m cursed. Yes, cursed and this isn’t some paranormal fantasy. This is my real life. Karma has decided to last out on me. I’ll never find my true love and I’m learning to accept that. The only problem is; he isn’t. He’s starting a war with karma and everyone knows karma always fights back with a vengeance.

Gabby Taylor is screwed. On her first day at her new internship, she runs into the guy she’s been fighting to avoid. The one guy whose family despises her and she drunkenly gave her virginity away to. And he’s her new co-worker.

She is messing up everything Dalton Douglas has planned. She climbed her way into his thoughts, thrown her bags down and he could’t manage to evict her- even if it cost him everything he’s been
working his ass off for. The only problem is: she’s fighting him. He will fight to keep her but can he manage to hide his own secrets that would ruin everything between them?

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~~ 4.5 Stars ~~

 

Karma is the second book by Charity Ferrell.  Now even though this isn’t a series, we are introduced to one of the MC in Charity’s first book Beneath Our Faults.  So knowing that going into Karma, I personally chose to read her debut book first.  That way I got the full feel of Gabby.  I will say that it is NOT necessary to read Beneath Our Faults first.  The story lines are completely separate and you really only get to see who Gabby is in the book.  I don’t feel that it would confuse or make you feel like you are missing anything if you choose not to read BOF first.  Charity does an amazing job of filling in who any of the extra characters are.

 

I will say that I am glad I stumbled onto Charity’s books.  I really loved her debut book and I also really enjoyed Karma.  I love Charity’s writing style, she does a great job of creating stories that suck you in.  She adds just enough drama and angst to keep the book flowing and to make you want to continue to turn the page.  I will say that I had a hard time putting either of her books down.  I read Karma in one day!!!  I liked that she added the element of mystery to this story.  It kept my mind engaged and had my trying to figure things out along the way.  I really only had two minor complaints about the book and why I couldn’t give this book 5 stars.  One was that this book does end with a Cliffhanger.  I personally don’t like them, but I am okay with it if I know about it before reading the book.  Her debut novel didn’t have a cliffhanger, so I had no reason to believe this book would either.  I like where the story ended and I will definitely be reading the next book, because I have my theories.  The other minor issue was something the Hero does in this story.  I can’t say anything without it being a spoiler, but it was something I just didn’t agree with, even if I understood why it was in the story.  With those two things mentioned…I still really enjoyed this book and will continue on with this series and read other books by this author.

 

Like I said we meet Gabby in Beneath Our Faults.  I loved her in that book and was glad to see she got her own story.  Gabby was full of vinegar and sass and I LOVED it!!!!  She told you what she thought no matter what.  She didn’t let anyone push her around.  With that said she did grow up without a father, so she has some serious daddy issues and she also has a trust issue.  She truly believes she is cursed and that Karma is getting her back for the mistakes her mother made.  My heart broke for Gabby when she felt she didn’t deserve to be happy and that she would never find the love of her life like her friends.  I will be interested to see where the author takes this character in the next book, I am just hoping with the way this book ended, she isn’t going to turn this story into a love triangle :(  As for Dalton….I liked him, but I really had a love/hate relationship with him.  I thought he was charming and sweet and definitely knew how to talk dirty, but I also thought he was an ass for things he did in this story.  I truly wanted to junk punch him in the end.  He really was being kind of stupid!!!!  I am hoping that changes in the next book.

 

It was great to see some of the old characters from the first book (Cora, Lane, Daisy and Keegan)  They always add a great element of humor to these stories.  Cora and Daisy truly are the best friends ever girl wishes she had at 18.  We also got to meet some new characters, some I loved and some I hated.  I loved Asher (Gabby’s stepbrother) right from the beginning.  He was such a sweetheart.  I am excited to see what happens with him in the next book.  As for the other new characters….the Douglases!!!!  They can all rot in H**l for I care.  They are all evil, except for Dalton and Leo (Dalton’s brother)  I truly hope they get what’s coming to them by the end of the next book.  I know I sound vicious but this family is horrible.

 

I would definitely recommend this book.  I thought it was a fun, and sexy read with some added mystery to it.  The next book is due to release in September 2014 so there isn’t too long of a wait if you don’t like cliffhangers.

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Luke Jackson.

With his thick southern drawl and seductive charm, Luke is the country boy everyone adores. He has his future mapped out, but his plans with Olivia are suddenly derailed when she makes a decision that blindsides him, changing the path they both envisioned.

As Luke struggles to keep everything in check during a difficult time in his life, he must put his trust in the one person who broke it to begin with. The last time they saw each other, Olivia busted his heart wide open, turning him into the man he is today.

When Olivia returns to her roots, just like Luke said she would, he is shocked for more reasons than one. Nine years have passed since they’ve seen each other, and when their roads collide unexpectedly, Luke can only push his worry and misgivings away for so long.

Things are different now—they are strangers—and the rope that once bound Olivia’s heart to South Fork, Georgia is pulling her back in, forcing her to remember how it used to be all those years ago.

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3 stars

I don’t like writing 3 star reviews. In my opinion, they are the hardest. Mainly because there is still a lot of the story that I enjoyed, but there are things that I just couldn’t get past, and held up my reading progress.

To tell you the truth, Luke and Olivia’s story bored me at times. I know, that sounds weird considering this is a second chance love story with a lot of hurt mixed in, but it’s true. And you want to hear something crazier….are you ready for this?? There were too many sex scenes!! I know, I may have lost my mind for saying that, but I had a hard time connecting. I felt like all they did was screw, and never talk. But I guess that’s what caused their issues.

“We’re living in a generation where lying is the new truth, loyalty is a tattoo and love is just a quote. Goodbye, Care Bear.”

Then in the middle a little twist was thrown in that is not talked about in the synopsis, so I won’t talk about it except to say that Olivia handled it badly. What was she thinking?? I wanted to smack her in the back of the head for her actions. Lol!!

“She may not be in love with him anymore, but she sure wasn’t dead either.”

So, as you can see, this story brought out some frustration in me, but that I loved!  I love getting all emotional about the characters. I do have to say that Luke was my favorite character here. Yeah, he might could have handled things a little different at times, but for the most part he was just the right amount of alpha and teddy bear ;) And the songs he sings about and to Olivia…swoon :)

“Would it always be like this? Would there ever come a time when she’d be able to listen to one of his songs without feeling anything at all?”

Now there is one last thing that I must address…the flow. The flow, the POV’s, and the past and present all kept confusing me. I would go back and reread some parts because I just couldn’t grasp who was talking or how we had gotten to that part of the story. There just wasn’t enough of a break when scenes would change. But, that could just be me.

In my opinion, 3 star books are still good books. And we all know the things that don’t work for me may work great for another reader :) Happy reading!!

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“Nate,” she groaned with a sigh. “There can’t be anymore dates between us. I’m sorry, but this is the one and only date. I had a great time tonight, but this is it.”

“How about you let me decide that,” he said in all seriousness.

“No. We can’t. As much as I enjoyed myself tonight, this is it. No more. Don’t you see the lines we’re crossing?”

Olivia’s forehead wrinkled with concern. How was it that he didn’t have a drop of worry? Was he only thinking about himself?

“I do see that,” he said moving in closely, “but I don’t give a fuck about any imaginary lines, Olivia. I want you, and I’m pretty sure you want me too. So what’s the problem here? And don’t give me that patient/doctor shit. I told you I would switch doctors. What’s your problem? You can’t deny the chemistry between us. It’s there. It’s pulling at us both and you know it. I can read your eyes and see it. It’s been there since the day we met. Don’t deny it.”

Olivia glanced around the parking lot. Deep down she wasn’t sure if she was ready to put herself on the line again, but by the deep undertone he used, she knew Nate was fuming.

“I don’t have a problem with us. What I do have a problem with is you finding a new doctor. Dr. Thatcher is the best.”

“I understand,” he answered staring down at her, “but you diagnosed my problem and it seems like an easy one to fix at that. So I could switch doctors with no issue. Nate-3-, Livy, still 0. Go ahead. Give me another reason, Liv, and that will put me at 4 points and you 0, because you know I’ll win that one too.” He formed his fingers into a ‘0’ as he said it with a know-it-all-defensive-fucking-try-me attitude.

Shit. She was all out of reasons, not that she had many to begin with. She was holding back. Her one gripe was the fact that she was his doctor and he just blew that argument out of the water.

Olivia didn’t want to get hurt and feared she would. It was a gut feeling she didn’t want to ignore. She was afraid to be around Nate. He managed to knock down some of her walls, expose her layers so early on and she wasn’t used to it. No one other than Luke had done that to her. She knew she’d fall hard for him, but not until she was ready to on her terms. When the time came she would let go and love again.

“Stop,” he ordered.

“Stop what?”

“Stop thinking so hard,” he demanded with a drawl. “I can see it spinning in your pretty brown eyes.” He was just an inch away from her now and breathing down on her.

“I see what you’re doing, finding ways to say no,” he whispered. “You’re so easy to read, Liv. I know you already in this little amount of time. I paid attention to you, your body. Your incredibly sexy body that I want so, so fucking bad…” Nate trailed off, growling under his breath as he slid an arm around her lower back and pulled her up against him.

“Stop looking for an out,” Nate insisted.

“Nathaniel,” she whispered. “I can’t.”

“Says who? You? You’re the one fighting me on it right now, Liv. Don’t tell me you don’t feel it between us. Just let go and give us a damn try.”

 

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Lucia currently resides in South Florida with her brainy husband and wild kids who drive her up a wall. There’s never a dull moment in her hectic world, but Lucia wouldn’t change a thing. Luckily she has a strong man to stand by her side and combat the craziness with her. YOU’LL THINK OF ME is not her first book, but it’s the first one she’s completed and likes. The others will come at a later date.

 

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Addictive (Deadly Love #2)

By : Jessica Prince

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The past always comes back to haunt you.
Well my past is worse than most, and it hasn’t come back solely to haunt me.
It’s returned to annihilate me and everyone I love.
Now I know our pasts are tied together.
I should have stayed away. I should have continued to run.
But I couldn’t.
Gabriel is my addiction.
No matter how hard I fight it, I just can’t let him go.
My love for him is all consuming. I want him with everything I am.
He gave me light when I’ve lived in a world of nothing but darkness.
But the other shoe has finally dropped.
Our pasts have returned.
And they’ve set out to destroy us both.

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