Title: Infinitely
Author:Cheryl McIntyre
Release Date: May 12, 2014
synopsis
Love has no time limit.
For Briar Gallo, her lifelong best friend, Benji, was more
than the boy next door. He was her first—everything. Her first friend, her
first kiss, her first love, and her first heartbreak. The day Benji left was
the worst day of her life. Until the day he came back.
Benjamin Borelli always knew he’d find a way back to
Briar—he just couldn’t foresee the devastating circumstances that would pave
his way home. A lot has changed in the three years since he’s left. Benji is no
longer the sweet, easygoing kid he once was. A lifestyle of drugs and violence
has hardened him, leaving him hollow and despondent. But his feelings for Briar
have always been his one constant.
When a series of wrong choices and bad decisions force Benji
to flee back to his childhood home, he knows he has to clean himself up and
straighten out the mess he’s made before he’ll be worthy of Briar again. The
only problem with his plan—there’s no outrunning the danger of his past. With
the threat so close to home, he must do whatever it takes to protect the girl
he’s always loved—no matter the risk.
*Due to harsh language, violence, drug use, and sexual
situations, this book is recommended for 17+.
 
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*A review copy was provided by the author for Blog Tour*

~~ 5 “Jaw Dropping” Stars ~~

I have to say this will probably one of the shortest reviews I am ever going to write.  The reason for that is because anything I want to say about the book would be a major spoiler!!!!

I went into this book knowing that there was a cliffhanger, but I have to say NOTHING could’ve prepared me for this one.  That ending is brutal.  I have to say thank you to Cheryl McIntyre for at least giving us a little nibble in the Epilogue, so it at least takes away some of the sting.  I will say if you don’t like cliffhangers then you definitely want to wait for the second book to be released before starting this book.  With that said…this Series is DEFINITELY one that is a MUST READ!!!!

I loved this book!!!!  It was so much more then I thought it would be.  This was not your typical NA second chance love story.  Yes this is about two characters finding their way back to each other, but I have to say that truly takes a back seat to the mystery and suspense this book has.  The storyline in this book was Fantastic!!!!  This is killing me because I want to say so much and I can’t.  I will say that this is so different from any other books by Cheryl McIntyre.  But if you liked her other books you will like this one as well.  The writing is very similar in that she created a story and characters that just suck you in and hold on all the way to the end.  This was a fairly quick read, but nothing seemed rushed.  Yes there is some missing information but that is part of the storyline and what adds the element of suspense.  I will say that with the way this book ends you would think that the story is over, until you read the epilogue and know that there is more coming!!!!  The epilogue alone will create many questions and I can’t wait until we get the answers in the next book.

One thing I can say about the story is that I LOVED all of the characters in this book.  We meet Briar, Benji, Jax (Benji’s Brother), Kameron (Briar’s BFF) and Flynn (Friend of all of them)  I can’t remember the last book I read that I actually walked away thinking to myself how much I loved all the characters.  All three guys were totally swoon worthy!!!

I would definitely recommend this book!!!!  It is one that will grab you right from the beginning and not let go until it’s over.  You really can’t turn the pages fast enough.  This is one I will definitely read over and over again.

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abouttheauthorCheryl McIntyre is a mother, author, and insomniac, as well
as a reader, movie critic, and incredibly bad singer. She’s lived in the same
area of Ohio her whole life, though she secretly has dreams of moving somewhere
a little warmer—preferably near a beach.

 

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synopsis

Love is best served on the rocks.

My roommates look really good naked. At least one of them does. I’m sure the other one does too, but I haven’t seen him without his pants on. Living with two guys wasn’t something I’d ever considered, but the opportunity fell in my lap, and I’d have been crazy to turn it down.

College went by in a great big blur leaving me with less of a direction than I had going in. Add in a family that wanted nothing to do with me, and my post-college plans were less than clear. What’s a girl to do when she has nowhere else to turn? She moves to the Outer Banks and learns to bartend. After all, it was my horrible bartending skills that led me to my roommate’s bed and into his heart.

On the Rocks - Alyssa Rose Ivy

 

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*Review copy received from the author for the blog tour*

3.5 Stars

“Sometimes love is best served on the rocks, especially when it’s the kind of love that changes you forever.”

I enjoyed On The Rocks. It’s a light and cute read 🙂 You will not be stressed or too overly emotional with this story, but you will still get some romance, a little steam, and entertainment from it. Carly and Macon are sweethearts. I honestly didn’t expect things to go like they did, but was pleasantly surprised. I am used to reading stories about all kinds of drama, and this one doesn’t have that. It’s all smiles and good times…mostly!

“Every part of me felt whole with him. He got me. He didn’t judge or over glorify the good parts, but he also didn’t focus on the bad.”

Carly is trying to make a fresh start and stay away from some family drama. Ultimately she ends up moving in with two very adorable and good looking guys. So, when I read the synopsis, my first thought was love triangle. Nope!! I was way wrong. And throughout the whole story, I kept thinking something is going to happen!!!  But, as I said, it didn’t. And not only is this a sweet love story about Carly and Macon, it’s also just as much about Carly’s brother and his girlfriend, which is also full of sweetness 🙂

“I’d been with plenty of girls, but Carly was different inside and out.”

And then Macon…who knew he was going to turn out to be Mr. Romeo.  It seems that he had a bad reputation and I enjoyed that he didn’t end up being some cheater, liar, or loser.

Now, Brody. I need to read Brody’s story. And I sure hope he gets a story. I feel like there is so much mystery attached to him and need to know more about him.

So, to sum up my feelings on this story, I enjoyed this story.  This is my first read by this author and I can say that I will read more of her stories. This story was a refreshing read and we all need a little variety in our reads sometimes 🙂

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Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

 

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Three years have passed since Dare Wilde walked out of Reagan McKinley’s life. Three years of radio silence. Three years of regrets.

But she’s not the same girl anymore. Now, at twenty-two, Reagan has big plans to change her life, and it all starts with a trip to Europe. Instead of heading into Harvard Law like her parents had planned, she’s crossed the ocean to follow her dreams in the art world. Her dreams. For once.

A chance meeting in Paris brings Reagan and Dare face-to-face again, but is it serendipity…or penance? A chasm of unspoken hurt stands between them, but they can’t fight the passion they have for each other. And now that she’s found Dare again—the one person in this world who makes her feel whole—she doesn’t want to let go. Problem is, she may not have a choice.

Two parts. One whole.

Together…they’re out of control.

* This is episode 2 of a 6-episode new adult series and is about 130 pages long. Each novella in the series is like an episode of your favorite television drama, telling a full piece of a much larger story. Due to mature subject matter (sexual situations and strong language) this novella may not be suitable for all readers*
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*Review copy received from the authors for an honest review*

5 Stars!!

“The past three years had felt as if I was missing half of my heart, half of my soul.”

SERIOUSLY!!! Again?!?! I have a love/hate relationship with this series, so far. I fell hard for Dare and Raegan’s story in Untamed and I was so hopefully that I could get just a tiny bit of closure on them in Out of Control. NOPE!!! I was only left so damn FRUSTRATED, again!!! But, don’t forget I said I love it 😉

…”what I really wanted—the only thing in the world I wanted—was Dare.”

I think I highlighted half of this story because there were so many lines that either broke my heart, melted my heart, or made me laugh out loud.  I had high hopes that 3 years was going to change a lot for them but nope, these two have given we whiplash with their back and forth. They want each other and then they don’t.  Or actually that was mostly Dare, but who could blame him!

“And why in fuck’s name couldn’t I resist him? He was like the worst kind of addiction to the most amazing drug I’d ever had.”

This series has become an addiction of mine and I can’t wait to jump right in to the next one to see where they are going next. Because, honestly, I am so damn tired of seeing Dare walk away. It’s about time for these two to actually have a conversation and figure out what they want from one another.

“The ball was in Dare’s court now, but he wasn’t even interested in playing the game.”

Again, I can say that the authors did an amazing job at packing this novella with everything you need to enjoy and crave more of this series. This one is jam packed with drama, though, so prepare yourself for a stressed out couple of hours, to read it 😉 I am an official Dare and Raegan fan and HIGHLY recommend you all get your hands on this series immediately!!

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Victoria Green is a New Adult Romance author with a soft spot for unspoken love and second chances. A travel junkie at heart, she believes in true love, good chocolate, great films, and swoon-worthy books. She lives in Canada with her high school sweetheart (who’s graduated to fiancé) and their pack of slightly crazy, but extremely lovable puppies.
She co-writes the Untamed series in The Brothers Wilde collection with the fabulous Jinsey Reese, and is the author of standalone novels Silver Heart and the upcoming Jaded Dream. When she’s not writing hot and steamy romances, she writes Young Adult adventures under a different name.

You can find her on:
Blog: victoriagreenauthor.blogspot.ca/
Twitter: @VG_Writes
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-Green-Author
The Brothers Wilde (TBW) Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheBrothersWilde
Email: victoria.green.author (AT) gmail.com

 
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Jinsey Reese writes sometimes hot, sometimes sweet, but always steamy contemporary romance about twentysomethings. She loves to put her characters into embarrassing or impossible situations and see what happens…especially when rock-hard abs are involved. She has a deep undying love for Johnny Depp, chocolate-mint everything, and lavender roses.
She co-writes the Untamed series in The Brothers Wilde collection with the fantastic Victoria Green, and is the author of Anywhere. She also writes young adult contemporary fantasy under the name J. Meyers.

You can find her on:
Blog: jinseyreese.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @JinseyReese
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JinseyReese
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Email: jinseyreese (AT) gmail.com

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After a tragedy nearly ripped 21 year old Madeline Darlington-Gray’s life in half, she’s spent the past three years trying to put the pieces back together. But pieces never just fit back together, and when she’s betrayed by those she trusts, everything crumbles. Shoving everything she owns into the trunk of her car, Maddie drives south, trying to run from her past.
Eno, North Carolina seems like the perfect place to hide. Working at a local café is light years from Maddie’s Manhattan existence and for the first time in a while, she’s finding her family. There’s Grandma, the café owner; Samantha, the hairstylist next door with plans to make Maddie’s life unsuck and Noie, the three year old girl who’s stolen Maddie’s heart.

 

And then there’s Gabriel Mendez, Noie’s single dad. He’s intrigued Maddie since the first time she met him, and while he has his own secrets, he wants more from her than just friendship. But the past never stays past, and all too soon, Maddie realizes she can’t hide from hers. If she can’t put the pieces of her shattered life together this time, she’ll have no hope for a future.

A future she desperately wants.

 

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

~~ 4 Emotional Stars ~~

I want to start by saying thank you to KK Hendin for letting me read and review her book Heart Breaths.  I have had this book on my kindle for awhile and I am kicking myself for not getting to this book sooner.  This was such an enjoyable book!!  This was so much more then a love story.  The love story of this book actually takes a back seat to the main theme of the story and that is forgiveness and learning to live again and opening your heart again and letting love in.  I thought the writing of this story was wonderful…it flowed smoothly and the pace was great.  I thought the storyline and characters were developed very well.  We were given the right amount of information to feel the story was complete, but we weren’t overwhelmed with information that would normally make the story drag.  The only real negative I have about this book would be the ending.  I thought it was kind of abrupt.  It has a happy ending but I just felt that we could’ve gotten more when it came to Maddie and Gabe.  I will say that I truly believe that this book was more about the story and journey that Maddie and Gabe took, then it was about the HEA.  Like I said the love story between Maddie and Gabe was truly not the main focus of the story.

It is very rare that I fall in love with all the characters in a book.  But KK Hendin has created such a wonderful cast of characters in this book…I loved almost all of them.  (Of course you can’t have a story without the bad characters…Diane and Jen)  We meet Maddie, Gabe, Noie (Gabe’s Daughter), Grandma Evelyn, Sam (Gabe’s sister), Hannah (Sam’s friend), and Mary Elizabeth (Sam’s friend)…plus a few more in this story and each of the characters were great…each in their own way.  After reading this story it almost makes me wish I lived in Eno North Carolina (even though it doesn’t exist)  This town was just a small home town that Maddie stumbled upon, when running away from her family in New York.  What Maddie found here was people who would do anything to protect the people they love.  I love how the author was able to suck you in and make you feel like you were a part of this wonderful group of friends and town.  I loved watching Maddie grow as the story continued….I really think she still has a long way to go, but she is definitely going in the right direction.  I truly believe everyone should read this book and meet this wonderful cast of characters.  They will have you laughing, crying, yelling and even a little bit of swooning.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a love story, but that is more than that.  This book is truly a journey of one person who finds herself along the way.  It’s a story about how you can still love people who aren’t with us anymore, but still open our hearts to let new love come in.  This is an emotional story, so you will want some tissues while you read it.  I believe this book is a standalone, but with the way it ended and some of the things that weren’t made clear…I could see a future book…maybe about other characters or even more about Gabe and Maddie.

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Life has never been easy for Emmy London.  Raised in foster homes, she learned to never get too comfortable, to never let anyone in.  When her classmate, Chloe Oliver, disappeared at the tender age of five, so did she.  From that moment on, life was never the same. She kept a secret and kept her distance from everyone. 
 
With the twentieth anniversary of Chloe’s disappearance looming, Mr. Oliver sought Emmy’s assistance, asking her to revisit the past in order to give him the closure he so desperately needed.  As a private investigator, she was accustomed to facing unpleasant situations and sifting through others’ lives.  Unfortunately, this time to do that, she had to face her own.  
 
Soon, she herself is being followed.  A handsome stranger insinuates himself in her life.  Everything she believed and thought she knew is called into question beginning with…can she turn her curse into a gift?

Her mission is clear, her destination is to be determined.
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J.B. McGee was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. She is the mother of two beautiful children and a stay at home mom/entrepreneur. She finished her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 2006. During her time studying children’s literature, a professor had encouraged her to become a
writer.
In 2011 it was discovered that both of her children and her husband have Mitochondrial Disease, a disease that has no cure or treatments. Being a writer allows J.B. to remain close to her family, work on raising awareness for this disease and to lose herself in the stories that she creates for her fans.
J.B. McGee and her family now reside in Buford, Georgia. She is an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author of her debut series, the ‘THIS’ Series.

She is represented by Stacey Donaghy with Donaghy Literary Group. Her books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple, and Smashwords in ebook, paperback, and even some audiobooks. The German translation for her debut novel, Broken, will be available July 1, 2014, through Amazon Crossing.




Nicole Andrews Moore has been an author since 2011, but it was after the birth of her daughter, Kenna in January of 2012, that she was determined to make it a full-time career.  As the fourth smallest preemie in the world, Kenna’s medical needs would prevent her
from ever going to day care.  A fan introduced her to JB McGee, who became her mentor and best friend.  They have been working together ever since, but The Traveler Series is their first collaboration.
For fun, she spends time with those she cares about, cooks, reads, writes, and especially lives to travel. The current travel goal: visit every Margaritaville. Three down! (Eleven to go?)
Her writing can also be found on Shine, where she is a Shine Parenting Guru and an award winning Yahoo! Contributor on YourWisdom as the relationship and dating expert. In addition, she has been published by McClatchy News in their syndicated papers.

Her books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple, and Smashwords in ebook, paperback, and even some audiobooks.


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Some men fall in love and hand their balls over to the first woman who keeps them interested—but not me. Surfing and my freedom are the only two things I’ve ever needed. Meaningless one-night stands are fun, but the drama and jealousy that follows them aren’t worth it.
Until I met Natalie, I never realized there were women who thought like me. She enjoys sex with no strings, and with a body like that, there isn’t a man around who doesn’t want a piece of her—including me.

But our friends and relatives all run in the same circles. And we all know friendship and sex leave a mess. Hearts always end up broken.

I know it.

But I still want her.

Sometimes, the things we want don’t always come easily. Every choice, every action has consequences that can change you.

They can change everything.

And no matter how fiercely guarded, even the strongest hearts can break.

**WARNING** Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content, language and recreational use of marijuana.

Breaking Shaun

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5 Stars!!

I very much enjoyed Breaking Shawn!! Although, I think the title does not do this story the justice it deserves…this story is not breaking anyone, and this is just as much Natalie’s story as it is Shaun’s. It’s a story of getting over your fears and enjoying life, living life, loving life, and growing up. This is the second book in the series but can be read as a standalone. I did not read the first in the series but after reading Breaking Shaun, I plan on reading it very soon.

“Why can’t I find a woman like me—someone who loves sex but doesn’t need a relationship to justify it? Do women like that even exist?”

I loved Shaun from the beginning. Yeah, he gets around…a lot!! But he keeps it real. He isn’t making any false promises and these women know what they are getting into.

“I don’t really get into men. I get on them, and them I get off.”

And Natalie, I feel the same way about her. She tells it like it is and makes no promises.

“God, Natalie, I’d do anything to give you the fairy tale, but I can’t. My life is crazy,a nd sometimes, I fuck up, but I love you. I’ll always love you. Your love is the only thing holding me together.”

The two are a match made in heaven, if they can just get past all their hurdles. I had a moment that I will not discuss that made me anxious for these two, but all is well. Commitment issues is there biggest problem, but that’s what brings these two together and makes them what they are. I LOVED the banter between them, and also with the rest of the crew. They had amazing friends. There was not a character in this story that I didn’t like. Every single one of them made me laugh or smile throughout this story. And the sex, there is no lack of that with Natalie and Shaun 😉

Then the ending…perfection!! Not too fast, not too slow, just the right amount of information to make me feel that all was well for Shaun and Natalie 🙂 This is my first book by this author and I am hooked! She now has a new fan and I hope that you all pick this one up and enjoy it as much as I did.

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

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“Is this what you wanted?” he whispered as he took my wrists in one hand and the other came down to cup my breast.
I swallowed as moisture gathered in my mouth and my brain scrambled for a response. It was just so difficult to think with Shaun’s hard body pressing against mine in the middle of his apartment building where anyone could see us.
His gaze finally broke from mine and moved down to my lips as he glided his thumb across my hard nipple. I could smell the soap on him, feel his wet, warm skin pressed against me. My eyes fluttered closed and I pressed my head against the wall as the lust took over.
Shaun moved his hips forward making me very aware of his arousal before lowering his head and slowly dragging his tongue across my bottom lip. I was panting now and my entire body was tingling. I don’t know how he’d done it but Shaun had completely turned the tables on me. I’d come over to assert myself and show him the side of me he hadn’t seen, yet here I was getting pressed against a wall and turning into putty in his hands.

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“Come with me.” She said as she turned around and went back downstairs.
I followed her into the laundry room where she opened the dryer and took her stuff out. I was too busy staring at her bare ass to realize what she was about to make me do.
“I want you to put this on.” She said, her little black bikini dangling from her fingertips.
I started shaking my head.
“Oh, hell no.”
Natalie’s face got serious and she put her hand on her hip.
“A bet’s a bet. Don’t be a pussy.”
My eyebrows shot up and I gave her a challenging look.
“You better remember this shit later. Those words will come back to haunt you, trust me.”
She smiled as I snatched the scraps of fabric from her hand and tried to figure out how they went. When I got the bottom straight I held it up between us.
“My dick is gonna hang out of this shit.” I said as I moved it in front of my crotch.
Natalie was laughing now and I smiled when I saw how red her face was getting.
“You better hurry up before the pizza gets here.”
I groaned and pushed my board shorts down around my ankles. Natalie kept laughing as she watched me try to get my big feet into the foot holes and pull the bikini bottoms up. They were fucking tiny, my junk was hanging out everywhere.
“Here, let me help you.” She said as she came closer and put her hand on my dick.
“That…is not going to help.”
“Ssshh” she hushed me as she tried tucking my dick into the fabric but her touch was only making it worse.
I could feel myself getting hard.
“Okay fine!” she said, giving up.
“Just put the top on. But when the delivery guy gets here I want you to keep a straight face the entire time and ask him if he thinks this color looks good on you.”
Natalie was laughing again before she even finished her sentence. She seemed so young as she covered her mouth like what we were doing was so bad. It was cute to see her having so much fun. I also loved watching her move around in that short dress. Her nipples were hard and her tits were bouncing around a lot.
Baseball. Baseball. Baseball.
I put my board shorts back on and Natalie helped me tie her bikini top over my chest. It looked so stupid but I made it work. Natalie had fun playing with my hair and swooping it to the side over my forehead. I looked like a manly version of Justin Bieber. It was ridiculous.

 

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My husband is awesome and also a Chief in the US Navy. This means crazy schedules, uncertainty and lots of nights spent alone writing on my computer.

I have two amazing kids who always know how to make me laugh.

I’ve been passionate about writing since I wrote my first poem in the 3rd grade and I’ve been using it as a means to express myself since.

I think because I hold my emotions so close and fear being vulnerable I use different forms of self expression- writing, drawing, painting, photography, tattoos- to show the world who I am.

The one rule I use everyday is the Golden Rule–“Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.” I believe karma is very real and sometimes she can be a bitch if you make her that way.

I love acting crazy, I love to laugh, I love making people laugh, I love the ocean, I love dancing like no one is watching, I love good music, I love good books… oh man I should probably stop there. I love a lot of stuff.

Please feel free to write me or send a friend request.

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Can a tattooed, former bad boy leave his past behind? Can he find lasting happiness with the love of his life?

Gorgeous and sexy Chase Gartner hopes to do just that with Kay Stanton. But when Chase’s troubled teen brother, Will, stays on in Harmony Creek, Ohio—-after an unexpected arrival-—Chase and Kay’s bonds of love and commitment are soon tested.

Chase finds himself caught up in secrets—-and revisiting a past he thought he’d left behind—-when Will makes a number of irresponsible decisions. Despite Chase’s attempts to keep his brother out of trouble, Will’s reckless behavior continues, affecting not only Chase and Kay, but other residents in town…one disastrously so.

But it’s the final, potentially deadly decision Will makes when his girlfriend runs into trouble back in Las Vegas that leads Chase to make a fateful decision of his own. A choice that threatens his relationship with Kay.

Never Doubt Me is a touching, poignant story of love, redemption, and coming to grips with the fact that escaping the past is never easy.

New Adult/Contemporary Romance genres. 2nd novel in the Judge Me Not series.

***warning: contains explicit sexual situations, drug use, some violence, and profanity***

 

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I Stand Before You

**A complimentary copy provided by author for Blog Tour**

~~ 3 Stars ~~

This is my first book by SR Grey.  I do have a feeling I am in the minority here.  I enjoyed this book but I have to say it didn’t WOW me.  I loved the storyline and characters a lot, but what I had trouble with was the writing style.  There was a lot of extra information and inner monologue that went on during this book.  It truly felt like the author was telling us the story instead of immersing us into the story and letting us feel the characters emotions.  There were parts of conversations that we are told about and the author would pull one line from the conversation to be said by the character and I just felt like I was missing the point of the conversation and the true feelings of the characters.  It made it hard to truly connect with Chase and Kay.  I felt that it really slowed the pace of this story down.  I think that a lot of it could’ve been cut out and moved the story along faster and we still wouldn’t have missed anything important.

Enough about what I didn’t like….on to what I did like about this book.  I loved the characters and the journey the author took these two people on.  Yes this is a love story but this is also about a wonderful friendship that was formed between two very broken people.  Chase and Kay actually had more in common with each other then they truly expected.

“This is what we are, two broken people who when connected are made whole, made right.”

“There’s good and bad in both of us, and that’s what binds us together, for better or worse.”

Both Chase and Kay had something terrible/tragic happen to them in there past.  Both of these characters carried around a lot of guilt.  I loved watching them open up to each other and realize what a great support they both had in the other.  I don’t want to give anything away about the story because I think you need to read it yourself to get the full effect of the storyline.  Chase was a yummy “bad boy”.  He was definitely swoon worthy.  I loved how over time he became so protective of Kay.  As for Kay, I thought she was a sweet heroine who was dealt a crappy hand 4 years ago and because of it she held a lot of guilt.  I will say that once her full story came out in the end I was shocked to find out what happened.

I don’t think there were really any secondary characters that stood out for me.  There are other people in the story but they are there more just to help move the story along.

As for recommending this book….Yes, I would recommend this book.  Just because it didn’t WOW me, doesn’t mean that it won’t be a Fantastic read for someone else.  If you are looking for a journey of two broken souls who find love then this is the book for you.  I will warn you that this book does have a mild cliffhanger, but it isn’t something that will pull your hair out.  It’s more like you know the story needs to continue.

 

Never Doubt Me

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~~ 4 Stars ~~

So let me start by saying that I enjoyed this book so much more then book 1.  Never Doubt Me is the second book in the Judge Me Not series.  Book 1 (I Stand Before You) was the start of Kay and Chase’s relationship.  This book has most of the action and drama that Kay and Chase have to endure.  I am not going to talk much about the storyline because I don’t want to give anything away.  Just know that this is a roller coaster ride.  S.R. Grey added enough twists and turns to keep you on your toes.  What I loved about this book was that she took out a lot of the excess information that we don’t need in a story and just gave us the heart of the storyline.  Plus the characters had a ton more interaction in this book.  There was a lot of in your head talking in book 1, but this one the characters actually talked more to each other.  I didn’t feel like the author was telling me what was happening, she incorporated the feelings better in this book.  I actually got to connect with Kay and Chase better and could feel what they were feeling.  I thought the story flowed better in this one and that the pace was much better.  It was a much quicker read then book 1 but it wasn’t to quick that it felt rushed.  The only thing that I didn’t think was necessary for this book was all the recap the author did for book 1.  I honestly thought that I didn’t really even need to read book 1 because she recapped so much I don’t think I would’ve missed anything.  But truthfully it didn’t deter me from really liking this book.

In this installment of the series, Kay and Chase are put to many tests, all in thanks to his younger brother Will and his girlfriend Cassie.  Will and Cassie end up showing up on Chase’s doorstep.  Now mind you they are only teenagers and ran away from Vegas.  Let it be known Chase wasn’t to thrilled.  Once they arrive we got to see how Chase and Will interact and I was glad to see that their relationship was getting stronger.  What I loved the most was that this book really showed the functionality of Kay and Chase’s relationship.  It was great to see them work through their issues together.  I truly felt that by the end Kay and Chase will be able to get through anything as long as they have each other.

This book does end on a cliffhanger, but what I loved was that the author added a lead into the next book as the Epilogue, so you aren’t left hanging wondering what will happen.  Now she doesn’t give us enough to ruin or tell us the good parts of the next book, but she smoothed out the cliffhanger.

I would recommend this series/book.  I have to say that this book totally saved this series for me.  I am also looking forward to seeing how Kay and Chase’s story will end and what will happen with Will and Cassie.

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S.R. Grey is an Amazon and Barnes & Noble Top 100 bestselling author. Harbour Falls, Willow Point, and Wickingham Way are novels in the completed Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy. She is also the author of New Adult novels I Stand Before You (Judge Me Not #1) and Never Doubt Me (Judge Me Not #2). Ms. Grey’s novels have appeared on Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists in multiple categories.

New novels slated for publication in 2014 are Inevitable Detour, a New Adult novel with a Romantic Suspense edge, as well as Just Let Me Love You (Judge Me Not #3).

Ms. Grey resides in western Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, as well as an MBA. Her background may be in business, but her true passion lies in writing. When not writing, Ms. Grey can be found reading, traveling, running, or cheering for her hometown sports teams.

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Tired of living for the one who died, Lexi Feron is ready to throw caution to the wind. For eighteen years she’s been careful not to upset her fragile family, all the while knowing she’ll only ever be half of enough. Now, she’s done with careful. College is her chance to escape, to be free. To love. To live. 


Someone wants her to die. 

Kevin Morrison is haunted by the one he didn’t save. The one he wasn’t supposed to love. The mistake he can never take back, but is determined never to make again. A cushy job guarding a college freshman is exactly what he needs to get his confidence back. He’s just got to keep her safe until the drug dealer out for revenge goes on trial, then he can move on and forget all about her. 

She has other plans. 

No matter how much Lexi insists she doesn’t need a bodyguard, especially not one as mercurial as Kevin, she might be exactly what he needs. Because despite his best efforts, the spunky girl with a smart mouth and reckless streak awakens something in his heart that he thought was lost. But what if the real danger to Lexi, is Lexi? 

To save her life, he’ll have to surrender his heart. 

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~~ 4.5 Stars ~~

No One’s Hero is the second book in the Chadwell Hearts Series.  This was a quick read, but an enjoyable one.  I will say that I think I liked No One’s Angel a little better, but this was still a great book.  This wasn’t the typical NA college story that are out there.  I loved that the hero wasn’t a player and the girl wasn’t a young naive girl.  Don’t get me wrong Lexi is young, just starting her freshman year at college, but she wasn’t naive or really gullible (even though she does do something pretty dumb towards the end that I wanted to smack her for).  I also liked the background theme of this story.  I haven’t read many books were the story is based around horses and horseback riding.  I learned some fun things about the sport.

Like in the first book, I liked the flow and pace of this story.  I really like Kelly Walker’s writing style.  She does a great job at character development and comes up with some creative plot twists that you don’t see coming.  I will say that I was originally going to give this story 4 stars, but the last 30% of the book punched it up another 1/2 star.  So much happened in that last part of the book, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.  Let’s just say it kept me on my toes 😉

This book is about Lexi and Kevin.  We meet both of these characters in book 1, but we got to know them so much more in this book.  Like I said before….I really liked Lexi’s character.  She was young but not overly naive.  She was a feisty one and really gave Kevin a run for his money.  I loved that was also willing to stand up for herself. (Goodness knows she needed to with a few of the B*tches she meets at school).  I loved her and Kevin’s banter…I will say they had me laughing out loud on many occasions.  Kevin was also a great character…he was a little broken, but not for the normal reasons we see in books these days (I won’t say anymore about that, you have to read the book to find out what happened).  What I loved was that all he really did was close down his heart a little, he didn’t do the normal thing most male characters do, he didn’t turn to alcohol or drugs or women.  That was totally refreshing.  The only thing I would’ve like to see with Lexi and Kevin, was that they would’ve gotten together sooner.  I thought that was a little slow.

I know I haven’t talked about the plot and storyline much and that is because I don’t want to ruin anything for anyone who hasn’t read this book.  What I will say is that you should read this book…you won’t be sorry.  My only suggestion is that you read No One’s Angel first.  These books are both standalones, but we do see a lot of Angel (Tess) and Axel (Arion) in this book and the author does reference book 1 quite a bit in the beginning without really recapping anything that happened.  So to make sure you have all the facts and details, you should read book 1 then this one.

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Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.

 

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No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger…and they know it.

 

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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

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Adrian Wellington was beyond devastated when his wife, Shay, left him seventeen years ago without warning or explanation. She filed for divorce and left town, right when he needed her most. He’s

since opened his own thriving business and has been going through the motions of day-to-day life, but not really living. He knows there’s just something missing, or rather someone.

Shay Bradshaw ran from the love of her life with a deep, dark, unforgivable secret. She took the cowardly way out and just disappeared. She moved across the country and as far away from the Wellington family as she could get, and the only man she’s ever loved. She made a promise to herself to never be the person she was all those years ago. She took with her the secret that she thought was hers to bear alone.

When Shay is forced to move back home to care for her mother, naturally karma would choose that time for their worlds to collide once again.

Can lightning strike a second time seventeen years later and bring two destined souls back together, or will Shay’s secret destroy their second chance?

The truth, although not what is seems, will set your heart free.

 

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It’s a mad grab of clothes and body parts as our kiss heats up. We quickly rid each other of our clothes, then I position her in the center of the bed and rub my throbbing dick on her entrance. She moans and says, “Put it in, now, I need you, please, oh God, please, just put it in.”

The way we’re going at it, it’s not going to take me long at all. I slowly rub her entrance a little more not giving her what she wants. She was a bad girl and deserves to be punished. I push up on my hand and lock my arm, hovering over her face. I look her in the eyes and give that devilish half grin that I know she can’t resist. She bites her lip and gives me her own devilish sexy little grin. She plants her foot on the mattress and bucks her hips. I let her take me on my back, to see where she wants to take this. Her long blond hair cascades down her face as she grabs my cock in her fist. I inhale sharp between my teeth. She positions herself over me and thrusts herself down on me. She’s so ready for me, and the feeling is fucking fantastic. Her hair sways in my face at every inward thrust. She grabs my jaw and digs those perfect little fingernails into my skin, and I about blow my load right then. She looks into my eyes while grinding her hips in a circular motion, in and out. She plants a hot kiss on my lips and thrusts her tongue in my mouth. God, I love this woman.

I pull away and look her in the eyes. “I love you,” I tell her as she continues relentlessly with her hips.

“I love you more,” she replies.

She moves her left leg to the other side of my hip and reverses her position so she’s facing away from me. Reverse cowgirl, fucking hell yes, I love it. I grab her hips and help her move up and down. I can feel her insides clench around my cock as she comes with a muffled scream.

I can’t hold out any longer, I tell her, “I’m coming, Doll.” She quickly gets up, turns around and sinks her pretty pink lips around my dick as I come in her mouth. Oh my God, that was fucking hot. I continue to pump inside her mouth and she takes it all while looking into my eyes. Seeing the whites of her eyes as she swallows it all sends me over the edge again, and I come a second time. Or, it could still be the first time, I don’t fucking care. I grind my teeth and take it as she swirls her tongue around my sensitive tip.

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I am an “Indie” contemporary romance author. I live in California with my husband and two teenage boys. I love being a stay at home mom. My husband and I enjoy wine tasting and camping with our kids with our four wheelers in the middle of nowhere, where you can find me with my pink Ryder BB gun!

We have a handful of pets, a dog named Lucy (who is in my books) and a guinea pig named Flufy (my son spelled her name that way) and a cat who adopted us many years ago and has never left. She is a spoiled outdoor cat with her own two story house and a heated bed.

I never liked reading as a kid. I only started reading romance novels in the past few years. My Kindle and I are inseparable now. A thought occurred to me in December of 2012 that maybe I could write a romance novel. So I went to work with the encouragement of my husband and my sister-in-law. It didn’t take long to figure out that I really enjoyed writing.

Today I am a self published author and it has been an amazing journey. Email me at authorannalisanicole@yahoo.com

 

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