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Guys like Joel Wentworth weren’t supposed to fall in love with girls like me. He could have had his pick of the girls on campus, but somehow the laws of nature were defied and we fell crazy in love.

For a short time, I thought it would be for infinity.

On July 10, 2006, immediately after graduation, Joel left for New York. And, despite him wanting me to go with him, I’d refused, unwilling to disappoint my parents and risk the judgment of my friends. I hadn’t seen him again. Never even spoke to him.

I’ve spent the last eight years working hard to put my career front and center in my life, dodging any personal complications. I have a strict no-dating policy. I’ve managed to piece together a reality that works for me.

Until now.

Now, Joel’s coming back to London.

And I need to get over him before he gets over here.

Hopeful is a stand alone novel.

***Not suitable for younger readers due to sexual content and language.***

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*Review copy received from the author for an honest review*

4.5 Stars

I am on a roll!! This is the 3rd book this week that I have fallen in love with. To the point of not being able to stop, and finishing it in a few short hours :)

Ava and Joel’s story really pulled at my heart strings. And you know why, because there love was true and honest. Yeah, they made a few mistakes but it was never intentionally hurtful. They truly did want what was right for the other. This is a story of young love that blossoms over time….actually, over a LOT of time.

“I still loved him. I would always love him. I was so, so sorry.”

The only thing that could have made this better for me, would have been getting even a tiny bit of the story from Joel’s POV. I felt the love he had for Ava, even without being in his head, but it would have made things even sweeter to know his thoughts. Ava’s thoughts certainly entertained me, and I bet his would have been even better.

“I’d wrecked him. I’d wrecked me. I’d wrecked us.”

One of the things I really loved about the story is that it switches back and forth between past and present. It was like I was on pins and needles the whole time about two different situations, which increased the emotional aspect of the story for me.

“I am not a lesbian, I am not a work-obsessed crazy person, and I’m not simply frigid. I’m just…”

And not only did you I enjoy Ava and Joel, but I enjoyed their whole crew of friends. A close group of friends like they are, can be hard to come by and it was heartwarming to read about their past and present situations, and love lives.

This was an awesome read, in my opinion. I look forward to more books by this author and highly recommend Hopeful to you all :)

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I write sexy, romantic, contemporary novels – the kind I like to read!

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the seventies and eighties, I love all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so I’ll settle for books and films.

I love the rain, the West Wing, London, days when you don’t have to wear make-up, being alone, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

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Title: CRAVE

Author: B.J. Harvey

Release Date: Late October 2014

Genre: Erotic Romance

Cover Photographer: K Keeton Designs

Models: Storm Bailey & Cameo Yvette

Cover Designed by Najla Qamber Designs

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I have a craving.

A dark urge that I’ve failed to resist despite years of trying to do that very thing.

I’ve forced myself to hide behind a mask, a perfect orchestration to hide my true self.

After I met her, my wants and needs, my inner most desires changed.

She encouraged me to embrace who I truly am, and she was willing to do anything and everything I wanted, giving herself to satisfy my most carnal appetite.

Then everything in my carefully managed world came crashing down around me. A moment in time, a loss of control, and the very thing I cherish was nearly taken from me.

My fate now lies in her hands.

The very life I’ve built for myself … everything I’ve ever done now waits in purgatory, all caused by a lack of focus at a time when my most concentrated attention was needed.

The very thing I crave may now be the very end of me.

 

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BJ Harvey is the Amazon Bestselling Author of The Bliss Romantic Comedy Series and The Lost Romantic Suspense Series. An avid music fan, you will always find her with headphones when writing, and the speakers blaring the rest of the time. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful children, and a full-time university student. BJ resides with her family in what she considers the best country in the world—New Zealand.

 

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Alex and Will have spent
months keeping their relationship hidden from their families. Getting caught
prematurely causes them to admit their love for each other to their parents.
 
One decision made by Alex’s
father changes her entire world, shattering her plans for the future. Alex
always thought Will was the very air she breathed, but life has a way of
causing doubts for the one thing she thought was absolute…their love.
 
Can Will’s promise to Alex
be enough for her to hold on to or will she find herself moving down a
different path that she never imagined for herself?
 
Without You is book one in
the Love Wanted in Texas series.
 
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“Lex, I love
you,” he whispered.
I sucked in
a breath of air and fought like hell to keep the tears from falling. It wasn’t
the first time he’d ever said it to me, but this time, it felt so…different. A
tear fell, and he quickly brushed it away with his lips as he let out a low,
soft moan.
“You have no
idea how hard it is for me not to make love to you every time I’m with you. I
want nothing more than to be with you, but I want it to be right. I want it to
be perfect for you. I don’t want us to sneak into a barn or do it in a car. You
deserve so much more than that, sweetheart. I want to make you feel special the
first time we make love.”
Wow. Oh…just
wow. My breaths were coming out faster. I looked at his lips as I licked mine.
He closed
his eyes. “You drive me mad with desire, Alexandra. You have to know that.”
Oh dear
God…I think I might have an orgasm…right now…right here.
When he
opened his eyes, they were filled with something I’d never seen before. The
intense feeling of need I had for him grew about a hundred times.  I tried to talk, but only a whisper came out,
“Will…”
When his
lips touched mine, I let out a moan. I opened my mouth to him so that our
tongues could explore each other like they had done a hundred times before. I
brought my hands up and ran them through his hair. When he pushed himself into
me, I felt his hard-on, and I wanted to wrap my legs around him so badly.
The kiss
started to become passionate…until I heard someone clear his throat. I snapped
my eyes open right as Will pulled back and scrunched up his face.
“Shit,” he
whispered so that only I could hear.
He took a
few steps away from me as he ran his hand through his hair.
Lord, help
me.
I wanted
this boy, and even though I knew we had just been caught making out in my
father’s barn, my desire for him was so intense that I wanted to cry. I never
took my eyes off of him.
He winked at
me before turning to the side. “Dad, Gunner, um…I mean, Mr. Mathews…um…I mean,
sir…”
I closed my
eyes and took in a deep breath. Oh…holy…hell. My father just caught me making
out in his barn.
I tried to
compose myself as I pushed off the wall and turned to face my father and Will’s
father, Josh. I wanted to giggle over Will struggling on how to address my
father, but when I looked into my dad’s eyes, I knew that wouldn’t be the
smartest thing to do.
“So…” Josh
started to say as he shook his head and smiled at Will.
“Damn,
boy…you picked the wrong girl to get caught making out with in her daddy’s
barn.”
I quickly
glanced over at Will, who looked at my father and then back at his dad. He
smiled slightly, but then he looked back at my father and swallowed hard.
Dragging in
a deep breath, my father looked at us. “Alex, Will…I think y’all need to head
on up to the house and wait for us on the back porch.”
Will and I
looked at each other, and at the same time, we said, “Yes, sir.”
As we walked
out of the barn, Will grabbed my hand right in front of my father.
Will looked
at me, winked, and whispered, “I think that went well.” 
I just
looked at him with my mouth hanging open. “You must have a death wish.”

 

 
 




abouttheauthor

 

Kelly is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack
for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for
some unknown reason…he claims it’s because he loves her!


She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something
to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is
sure to be another very important text message.



In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas
hill country and write.



One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with
Gus….her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden
retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks
or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside
reading, writing or watching HGTV.

 
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As I approach his house, I see his Jeep parked in the drive, the hood up, and a tight, jean-clad ass bent over the side.

Okay, he’s definitely home.

I tentatively wander around the other side of the Jeep and lean against the side, looking at the engine. He hasn’t noticed that I’m here yet, and I’m not even sure how he’ll react to seeing me here, but I can’t seem to stay away. His dark head is bent low, his arms buried in the engine, tinkering with something. His arms are bare as he’s pulled off his T-shirt, which is draped over the windshield. A thin sheen of sweat covers his shoulders and back, and his entire sleeve tattoo, which runs from just above his wrist all the way up to the top of his right shoulder, is on full display, making my girlie parts all tingle and come to life.

Holy Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

He’s so fucking toned it’s crazy. Jeez, his muscles bunch and stretch as he pulls on the wrench in his hand.

“Come on, you motherfucker,” he mutters. I have to bite my lips to keep from laughing out loud.

“So, what seems to be the problem?” I finally ask when he doesn’t notice me, keeping my eyes trained on the engine when his head whips up to look at me. I slowly lift my eyes to his and grin.

“I didn’t hear your car,” he murmurs with a smile.

“I walked.” I shrug and look back down into the bowels of his Jeep. “What’s wrong with your car?”

“You walked from your house?” he asks incredulously.

“No.” I shake my head and chuckle. “From Sips. I had coffee with Cara this morning.”

He stands up straight and leans his palms on the side of the Jeep, watching me. My eyes immediately fall to one drop of sweat slowly making its way down his hard chest.

“You had coffee with Cara?” He smiles.

“Yeah.” I shrug shyly. “I’m sorry to just stop by like this. I was out for a walk and just sort of found myself here.” I feel my cheeks heat and I back away, but he shakes his head and smiles widely.

“I’m glad you came by.” He raises his brows as I continue to stare.

I shake my head and raise my eyes to his, then bust out laughing.

“Why are you laughing?” he asks with a wide grin.

“Because I don’t think I’ve ever seen you without a shirt. I didn’t realize the tats went all the way up your arm. Who would have thought that under it all you’re just a bad boy?”

His eyes flash with heat as he narrows them on my face, watching me. He pulls a rag out of his back pocket and begins wiping off his hands, but his gray eyes stay on mine. Did I offend him?

“I’m not such a bad boy. Looks can be deceiving, Lauren.” He smirks as he lowers the hood on his Jeep. “But from the look of you right now, you don’t seem to mind the tats.”

“I don’t mind.” I shrug nonchalantly and try to ignore the way my heart picks up speed as he slowly saunters around the hood of the vehicle.

“Do you have any tats?”

“Yeah.”

His eyes widen in surprise and then rake over me from head to toe.

“Where?”

I grin, enjoying this flirtatious banter. “Here and there.”

“I have ways of making people talk, you know.”

“Bright lights and rubber hoses?” I ask with a raised brow.

He tosses his head back and laughs, an all-out belly laugh. “I’m not a cop,” he smirks.

“You might get to see them. Someday.”

He closes the gap between us and kisses me gently on the forehead, not touching me anywhere else.

“I hope someday comes sooner rather than later,” he whispers before pulling back and smiling softly down at me. “I would hug you, but I’m dirty.”

I wave him off, as if it’s no biggie, although I don’t mind so much that he’s a bit dirty and sweaty. “What were you doing?” I gesture to the car.

“Changing the oil.”

“There are places you can go,” I inform him with a perfectly straight face, “where you pull into this big garage, and then you leave your car and go into this small room with five-year-old magazines and stale coffee, and the people there will change your oil for you.”

“Or, smart-ass, I can do it myself in my own driveway.”

“Suit yourself.” I shrug.

“Did you sleep okay on the couch?” he asks, changing the subject.

“Yeah, actually, I did. But I could always sleep just about anywhere.”

“Hence the chaise in your office.” He chuckles.

I nod and stuff my hands in my pockets. “I’m sorry that I interrupted your morning. I was just out for a walk and found myself here.”

“I’m glad you did.” He scratches his stomach, and my eyes follow the movement. His abs are just delicious. For being so dark haired, he has little hair on his chest and stomach, but a light trail of hair falls from his navel and disappears into his jeans. He’s also sporting a V in the muscles on his hips that the heroes in my novels would covet.

“Lo?” he asks with a wide grin.

“Yeah?” I drag my eyes up to his again.

“I lost you for a second.”

I blink rapidly and feel heat fill my cheeks. Jesus, get a grip! You’ve seen hot men before, Lauren. “Sorry, my mind wandered.”

Seducing Lauren

review

* A review copy was provided by the author via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review *

 

~~ 5 “Ty-licious” Stars ~~

 

I am totally in love with this series.  Seducing Lauren is book 2 in the Under the Montana Sky Series and I thought it was even better than book 1…Loving Cara.  If you are a hopeless romantic, then this is definitely the series for you.  Seducing Lauren was just as fun, sweet and sexy as Loving Cara was.  I love the writing style of these books, Kristen gets right into the story and moves everything at a great pace.  This book was a fairly quick read, but was totally engaging, and I didn’t want to put it down.  I absolutely loved the love story in this book, but she also added an element of suspense to the storyline, so you wanted to keep reading to see how it all worked out.  I loved that Kristen has created six main characters who are so relatable and life like.  She has the ability to create a story that sucks you in and makes you feel what the characters are feeling.  You can’t help but feel like you are a part of the circle of friends.

 

This series can be read as standalone, but I would recommend reading these books in order.  The story lines are different and each book centers around a new couple, but these characters are so intertwined that I think you need to start with book 1 to get the true feeling of all the characters and their connections to each other.

 

We meet Ty in Loving Cara and we get a small glimpse of Lauren in that book as well.  I knew I was going to love Ty in this book, because I totally feel for him in the first book.  Tyler Sullivan is one SWOONWORTHY man.  He is a well accomplished attorney, but when he isn’t working he doted on Lauren.  He is truly what every woman is looking for in a man.  And talk about melting panties….WOWZA!!!!  You will need a fan for this book.  I think this book was even steamier than the first one.  Lauren and Ty definitely have some amazing chemistry, but they also had so much more than that.  I loved their banter back and forth.  They had me giggling on more then one occasion.  Lauren was such a sweet character.  What she went through and goes through with her ex-husband Jack was horrible and my heart broke for her.  I was so glad when she found Ty and began to open up to him and trust him.  I loved watching these two fall in love with each other….Totally heartwarming :)

 

We see all the same characters in this book that we saw in book 1.  It was great that they are all such a big part of this story.  We were also introduced to Emily who is Lauren’s BFF and a great addition to this circle of friends.  I hope we get to see more of her in later books.

 

I would 100% recommend this book to all those hopeless romantics out there!!!  This is a book/series that I will read over and over again.  If you are looking for that fun, sweet and sexy read that has a totally intriguing and captivating storyline, that keeps you turning the page, then this is the book for you.  Don’t miss out on this book…you won’t be sorry!!!!

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In the second book in the Love Under the Big Sky series from this NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of the With Me in Seattle series, life in Montana gets spicy when a woman and her divorce lawyer sign off the papers—and sign on to love.

Now that his best friend, Josh, has happily settled down with his true love on a Montana ranch, small-town lawyer Ty Sullivan starts thinking that maybe single life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And when Lauren Cunningham’s no-good ex-husband comes after her for an unexpected trust fund, Ty steps in to protect her. But soon he can’t help but think of her as more than a client. Lauren’s in no mood to jump into another relationship, so how can Ty convince her that her mistake wasn’t getting married, but marrying the wrong guy?

And don’t forget to read the first book in the Love Under the Big Sky Series…

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Loving Cara (Love Under the Big Sky Book 1)

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KristenProby

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

 

Website: http://www.kristenproby.com/

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SUGAR ON THE EDGE

 

BY USA Today Best-selling Author Sawyer Bennett

Sensual couple

Last Call, #3

Adult Contemporary Romance

 Released July 28, 2014

 

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He’s utterly alone…

Tortured and existing in a dark spiral of despair, bestselling British author, Gavin Cooke, has come to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to escape the seedy lifestyle he had been living in London and in a desperate attempt to regain his writing focus. He’s twisted, bitter and angry at the world. He’s a loner… needing not a single thing other than his Scotch and a laptop upon which he can bang out his next erotic, dark thriller.

 

She’s running in place and getting nowhere…

Savannah Shepherd’s life is falling apart. Her dream of being a wildlife photographer seems a distant memory and she’s barely able to make ends meet. Driving herself forward with no clear goals apparent, she’s about ready to pack up her bags and head home with her tail between her legs.

 

Two unlikely lovers…

He’s raw, forceful and a dirty talker. She’s a flowers and romance type of girl. Yet within each other, they find a mutual craving that can only be satisfied by giving in to their desires for one another.

Lust turns into something more… something they were not looking for but tentatively accept. Will it be enough to push them past the obstacles of Gavin’s bitter past?

*SUGAR ON THE EDGE can be read as a stand-alone*

 

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review

* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

 

~~ 4 “Sweet and Filthy” Stars ~~

 

Sugar on the Edge is the third book in the Last Call series by Sawyer Bennett and I have to say that I think it is my favorite.  This series just keeps getting better and better as the books come out.  This is a fairly quick read.  Just like books 1 & 2 this was a fun and sexy read that keeps you intrigued all the way through.  I love Sawyer’s writing style.  It is smooth and effortless.  She creates characters that are so relatable and likable, you feel like you are in the story with them.  She has the ability to suck you into her story and make you feel what the characters are feeling.  Even though this is book 3 in this series, it can totally be read as a stand alone.  We do see characters from the previous books, but Sawyer does a great job filling in the blanks so you don’t feel like you miss anything.  But I love this series so much that I would suggest reading all of the books, you won’t be sorry.

 

This book is about Savannah and Gavin.  We met Savannah in book 2 because she is Casey’s roommate and friends with Gabby and Alyssa also.  I liked Savannah’s character a lot!!!  She is shy and timid but she also has a backbone and will put a person in their place.  Savannah was truly a strong person, she was faced with a terrible situation in high school and was determined to get justice, no matter what.  What she endured would’ve broke anyone, but not her.  I will say that I thought she forgave Gavin in the end a little to quickly, I would’ve made him grovel a little more.  You’ll need to read the book to know what I am talking about.  Gavin is new character in this series, but I have to say he was my favorite!!!!  He had such a “filthy” mouth.  My panties melted so many times reading this book.  When we first meet Gavin he is a surly character and is pretty mean to everyone.  He had a tragic event happen to him and it broke his soul and my heart.  He drowned his sorrow in alcohol, drugs and women…until his agent makes him go to the US to get straight and finish the book he is writing.  This is how he meets Savannah and over the course of the book he learns to trust her and open up his heart to her.  These two really did compliment each other and helped them find the true enjoyment out of life.  Just as every couple we read in a romance book, they have their ups and downs, and make mistakes, but in the end I was happy to see that they could work it out.

 

If you are a fan of Sawyer’s books and are a fan of this series, you DON’T want to miss this book!!!!  If you are looking for the fun and sexy love story with a British Hero who has an extremely dirty mouth, then this is the book for you.  Just make sure to have a fan, and fresh panties handy while reading this book…LOL ;)

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USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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We’re so excited for the release of WITHIN THESE WALLS by USA Today bestselling author J.L. Berg! This new contemporary romance standalone is captivating and heartwarming and you don’t want to miss out on meeting Jude and Lailah.

A portion of the sales during the first week of release will go to a children’s heart charity.

 

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Within these walls, he became my solace, my sanctuary and my strength.

I am not strong. I am just a survivor of circumstance.

Isn’t that what we all do? Survive?

Each of us has our own set of circumstances to muddle through. Mine are just more…complicated.

Born with a severe heart defect, I’ve seen the inside of a hospital room more than my own bedroom.

I was drowning, a prisoner to the illness that owned me, until he appeared. He thinks he’s blocked out the world with his tattoos and hard exterior, but I see the real Jude, the one he so desperately wants to forget.

But is he the answer to my prayers or will he break my already damaged heart forever?

My name is Lailah Buchanan, and this is our story of hope, redemption and sacrificing it all for the one you love.

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“What is your deal, Jude?” she yelled, taking several strides toward me.

“My deal?”

“Yeah, you’re sweet and endearing one minute and then brushing me off the next. I don’t get it. What do you want from me? Am I a charity case? Do you get off on hanging out with the poor sick girl but then tire of me easily?”

Closing the last few inches between us, I got in her face. “You have no idea what you’re talking about,” I hissed.

“No,” she answered, “I really don’t. You don’t tell me anything. You are this big, giant mystery that I know nothing about. Why is that, Jude?”

“It’s too much,” I simply said.

“You mean, I can’t handle it,” she inferred.

“That’s not what I said, Lailah.”

“No, but that’s what you meant. You’re just like everyone else. I’m too fragile. I’m too weak. Let’s sugarcoat the truth, so it doesn’t upset Lailah. God forbid that we upset her,” she said in a mocking tone. “Well, I’m neither weak nor fragile. I’ve endured more pain than most people see in a lifetime, so don’t think for one single second that I can’t handle anything you can.”

“I know you can.”

“Then, why put me through all this? Do you even care a little about me?” Her voice was quiet and timid.

“I care too fucking much, Lailah.”

Without a second thought, I grabbed the nape of her neck and pulled her body to mine before fusing our mouths together. She gasped in surprise, pulling back slightly, but then she surrendered, melting into me completely. My hands tightened around her waist as I deepened our kiss. I knew this had to be her first kiss, and I intended to make sure it was well worth the wait.

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~~ 5 “Chocolate Pudding” Stars ~~

 

“Life : It goes on.”….Robert Frost

 

This book was AMAZING!!!  It was such a powerful story full of raw and real emotions.  I have been a fan of J.L. Berg’s since the beginning and I was so excited to read this book.  I thought the storyline was thought provoking and kept my intrigued all the way through.  This story was relatable and believable.  The author created a story and characters that you felt everything they felt.  This book had me smiling, crying, laughing, yelling and even blushing. (I will never think of chocolate pudding the same way again ;) ).  The pace and flow of the story was perfect.  We weren’t overwhelmed with a lot of extra information to make the story drag, but she also didn’t rush anything, so we didn’t feel like we missed something either.  This story was also told in Dual POV, which I absolutely love :D

 

” Within these walls, he became my solace, my sanctuary, and my strength.  Like a white knight, he saved me from a life of gray and showed me a world full of color.”….Lailah

 

That statement truly sums up the relationship between Lailah and Jude.  Both were broken souls, but for completely different reasons, but in the end they both ended up saving each other.  Lailah was born with a heart condition, that over time got progressively worse and she was in and out of a hospital over the course of her 22 yrs.  All Lailah really wanted was to experience what a normal life would be like.  This is where Jude comes in.  He was a CNA in the cardiology ward where Lailah was.  Jude was totally broken due to a tragic accident that had happened three years ago.  He didn’t know how to move on, so with this he cut himself off from everyone and pretty much became a recluse.  It wasn’t until he saw Lailah in her room eating chocolate pudding with her fingers, that he starts to open himself up again.  Over the course of their relationship Jude and Lailah realize how they can help each other.  I loved watching them grow together.  Jude is an AMAZING character.  I loved him!!!!!  He was willing to do anything to give Lailah the normal life she always wanted.  I’m not going to say anything more about the story of these two, you are just going to want to read this book.

 

I thought all the secondary characters were a great addition to this story.  It was great to see how each of their lives were so intertwined with Jude and Lailah.

 

If you are looking for that great emotional love story that is full of real emotions, but will also have you smiling and laughing, then this is the book for you.  I would 100% recommend this book to everyone.  If you are a fan of J.L. Berg then you don’t want to miss this book.  And if you have never read anything by her, what are you waiting for…READ THIS BOOK!!!!

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J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she’s not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.

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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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Well, this is awkward.
And I don’t mean nervous-giggle awkward. I mean
turn-around-and-run-for-your-fucking-life awkward.
Recognition flashes in his dark eyes when he sees me. Heat
flares briefly, too quickly for Clara to notice it, but slowly enough that I
know I wasn’t imagining it.
That same heat flushes up my neck and colors my cheeks. Yep.
This is going from bad to worse.
“Thanks, Clara. Shut the door on your way out.”
Alone?
“But—”
“Sheila knows I shoot alone. Get out and shut the door.” He’s
talking to her but his eyes are focused on me.
I lick my lips as Clara makes another halfhearted attempt to
argue and he shuts her down once more. I trace his face. His unruly, dark hair
is swept to one side, keeping out of his equally dark eyes. His cheekbones are
defined and his jaw is strong, angular. And his lips are…curved in amusement at
having caught me staring at him.
The slam of the door jolts me back to reality. Kind of. I
still have hot-man haze. I mean, crap.
“This is a turn of events I wasn’t expecting.” His accent is
crisp and what the hell is it about the British accent?
“Yep.” I fiddle with the belt on the robe. “It’s certainly a
surprise.”
It’s not every day that your one-night stand becomes your
photographer.
“At least there’ll be no…awkwardness.” He drops his gaze to
my hidden body and I swallow. Oh, no. He’s definitely seen my body. And touched
it. And licked it.
I shift uncomfortably. Nope. Not even going there. Eyes
off the bed please, Olivia.
“Let’s get unnecessary introductions out of the way, shall
we?” He steps toward me.
My lips curl into a smile. “It’s not unnecessary if you don’t
know the other person’s name.”

 


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When I walked into the club, my plan was to finally seduce my ex-boss. But I don’t expect him, the man with his dirty British mouth and sexy as sin smirk. 

I don’t expect the way he takes one look at me and claims me for his own… Or the way he craves control. 

Because I crave to give it. 

It doesn’t matter if something darker lingers in his eyes, or desperation tinges his touch. It doesn’t matter if those things nudge at my addictive personality. 

The rules are simple: 

One night. 

One f*ck. 

Run. 

*Wild Attraction is a free prequel novella of around 9,000 words. It is followed by Wild Temptation, the first full length novel in the WILD series, the spin-off series from the bestselling CALL series. Wild Temptation will be available August 18th.*


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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.

 

DAMAGED GOODS

by NYT Bestselling Author Nicole Williams

 

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The Outsider Chronicles, #2

New Adult/Adult Contemporary

Releasing September 9, 2014

Cover designed by Okay Creations

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When Liv Bennett said good-bye to her sinkhole of a hometown, she planned to leave that chapter of her life behind forever. But forever turned out to only be three years.

After her addict of a mother up and disappears, Liv returns to what she considers her own personal hell smack in the middle of nowhere Nevada to take care of her two younger sisters, and she promptly reinstitutes the golden rule that got her through her first nineteen years of life without getting knocked up, roughed up, or messed up: don’t date the local boys and, god forbid, don’t fall in love with one of them.

It isn’t long before that golden rule is put to the test.

Will Goods grew up in the next trailer over, but the wild, careless boy who used to tear up the town with his three brothers has morphed into someone else so completely, he’s almost unrecognizable. The quiet, contemplative man who works on cars every night and takes care of his mentally ill mother every day is nothing like the local boys Liv grew up avoiding.

But when Liv considers suspending her golden rule just this once, she finds out something about Will that will change everything.

Will Goods isn’t who he used to be—he’s not even the man Liv thinks she’s gotten to know over the summer. He’s become someone else entirely.

He’s become . . .

Damaged Goods.

 

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I’m the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the CRASH series (HarperTeen, S&S UK), LOST & FOUND series, UP IN FLAMES (S&S UK), The EDEN TRILOGY, and a handful of others. I write stories about everyday kinds of people who find themselves in extraordinary kinds of situations. I tell love stories with happy endings because I believe in making the world a better place, and that’s one tiny way I can make it so. I’m one of those people who still believe in true love and soul mates, and would rather keep my head in the clouds any day over having my feet firmly on the ground.

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An ‘Enjoying the Chase’ novella.

Twelve overgrown man-children, sixteen hours, and a whole lot of liquor. Just how much fun can be had in one night?
Join Nate, Ashton and their friends on a wild night out on the town.
*NOTE* This is NOT a romance story, it’s a short (approx 22 thousand word) humour sketch. It’s an Enjoying the Chase novella featuring characters from my other published novels – Enjoying the Chase and Nothing Left to Lose. WARNING – Contains spoilers for both books.

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Kirsty Moseley has always been a passionate reader since she was a little girl, devouring books overnight, barely sleeping and paying for it at school the next day. Writing has come similarly to her and once she discovered Wattpad, she finally plucked up the courage to post one of her stories.
Seven million reads later, she self-published her debut novel THE BOY WHO SNEAKS IN MY BEDROOM WINDOW, which later became one of 10 Finalists for the 2012 Goodreads’ Choice Awards, Best YA Fiction. Shocked and overwhelmed by the response, she published her second novel ALWAYS YOU a few months later.
If she had to sum herself up in one word, it would probably be ‘daydreamer’ – but unlike most of her school teachers, she doesn’t necessarily view that as a bad thing. After all, she read somewhere once that books are like waking dreams….
She lives in Norfolk, England with her husband and son.

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Wicked Innocence

by Missy Johnson

Publication Date: August 4, 2014

Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

 

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Don’t let my petite and innocent appearance fool you, because I’m one person you don’t want to cross. I’m Micah, the youngest member of Resurrection…If only they knew how young. My fake ID says I’m twenty-one.

And I will be…in four years.

What can I say? I blossomed early. Home sucked, so I left, determined to do something with my life.

Landing the gig as lead vocalist in the band was a dream come true. I’ve worked hard to make something of myself and nothing is going to ruin that for me.

Then He showed up.

He’s hot as hell and so into me. But he’s also twenty-five.

I don’t want to lie to him, but if the truth comes out I’ll lose everything, including him.

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* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

 

~~ 3.5 Stars ~~

 

Wicked Innocence was an enjoyable, quick and fun read.  This is the second book by Missy Johnson that I have read and I have to say I am becoming a true fan.  I truly have enjoyed her books that I have read.  What drew me to this book was the taboo subject of age difference.  This one was the Hero was 25 and the heroine was 17.  My only real disappointment to this book was that I thought that subject could’ve been built on.  We knew from the beginning that Micah was 17 and when it was finally revealed to Saxon I thought it over too quickly.  I would’ve liked to see more drama in this book.  What I really did like was that Missy made the theme of this story being that age really doesn’t matter once you get to know the person.  My personal belief….yes I would’ve liked Micah to be 18 (at least she was legal then) but it didn’t really deter me from enjoying the story, because she created a character that didn’t act like she was 17.

 

I thought the writing style of the book was great and I loved that it is in dual POV.  It was great seeing what each character was feeling.  This book does have a HEA, but I guess I would be inclined to label it a Happy For Now ending.  The way the epilogue ended, it leaves you to believe that this could have another book coming.  I don’t know if this is meant to turn into a series or not, or if it is truly a standalone, if it is a standalone, then I would say that the ending was too abrupt.

 

Micah and Saxon were great characters.  Micah had a troubled upbringing forcing her to leave her home at the age of 14 and she then learned how to survive on her own.  This in turn lead her to get a fake ID saying she was 21, so she was able to get a job and a place to live.  Her sole purpose was not to doop anyone, but to just be able to take care of herself.  Her true dream was getting into the music business as a singer and her dream comes true after she auditions for the band Resurrection.  This is how she meets Saxon.  Saxon was someone who was already in the limelight of the music business and because of a tragic event is trying to get out and stay out of that limelight.  He ends up taking Micah under his wing to try to teach her everything about music, but he keeps it professional because he thinks she is 21 and he is uncomfortable with the 4 year difference….what will happen when he finds out it is actually 8 years different???  You’ll have to read the book to find out.

 

So if you are looking for a quick, fun, and enjoyable read about musicians, then this is the book for you.  I truly thought this was an original storyline when it came to musicians…I can honestly say I haven’t read a book like this one.

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Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).

When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

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