Review: Every Breath You Take By J.E Parker

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Every-Breath-Take-Redeeming-Love-ebook/dp/B078R84Q93/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519305126&sr=8-1&keywords=Every+breath+you+take+j.e

I remember last year I had come across the cover for book one in this series by a debut author… I am notoriously picky about picking up books by authors i’m not familiar with, you generally have to hook me with the cover or the blurb and that book had my interest piqued so I picked it up. Little did I know when I started the first page that it would go on to be my top read out of the 230 books I read last year. Now we have book 2! And its focusing on one of my favorite characters. SQUEE!!

Shelby is this force of nature haha she is totally my soul sister, spirit animal… Whatever you would like to call it but it’s been a hot minute since I could relate and connect to a heroine this much. I feel Shelby in my soul. She’s sassy, smart, and yes a little broken but that just makes her more life-like. You have to respect everything she has gone through and is still dealing with, this book deals with some tough subjects, I’m not gonna lie. But our girl is a survivor. She’s a single mom and has the biggest heart underneath all of the tough cookie sass she hands out.

It’s during a meeting trying to get help for a problem going on outside the women’s shelter she works at that she meets Anthony. And her world just stops, and changes like a bolt of lightning in the southern sky. Since Shelby is my favorite heroine, on the flip-side Anthony is one of my all-time favorite heroes, sure he can be a little alpha, and protective but he loves with everything he has. This is the kind of guy that should be immortalized in novels. He feels that spark with Shelby from the start and what develops is this EPIC love story that seamlessly blends family, friends and love together and how it takes a village to have a full and happy life.

We see more of the characters we came to love in Every Moment With You, Hendrix and Maddie are pure perfection as always haha Grandmama ohhh man where do I start? You can’t help but think of your own Grandma if you live in the south and go yep! Must be something in the water down here because mine is pretty much exactly that level of cray-cray. But nobody will love you or go to bat for you (or tease you) like family. And we really explore the theme that family dosen’t have to mean people you are related to by blood… It can mean so much more.

There are some shocking revelations in this book that I didn’t see coming! And how that all factors in really adds a whole new level to the story.

Every Breath You Take will stand out from any other romance novel you read, it’s real life perfectly personified, a love story you can’t help but want to revisit time after time. A strong woman and the man who will love and protect her through it all. This book is one of those unforgettable, emotional perfectly crafted reads that makes you eagerly anticipate the next book from this author. It’s like coming home at the end of a long day, you just sigh in contentment and go Ahh perfect!

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Release Blitz: Eulogy By: Rachel Van Dyken

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Eulogy by Rachel Van Dyken
Publication Date: February 20th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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All is lost.

All.
I don’t recognize myself in the mirror anymore.
My thoughts are filled with hatred and dripping with rage.
I’ve lost my soul.
She took it to the depths of Hell with her and haunts me with images of what could have been.
Sixty lives are mine to take.
Sixty lives stand in the way of my vengeance.
Sixty lives plus one more.
Mine.
When the last drop of blood falls — mine will be spilled.
Only one person stands in the way.
She doesn’t realize I’ll kill her too.
I don’t own a heart.
And even if I did — I wouldn’t fall prey to its lies again.
I am Chase Abandonato.
Heir to a legacy of betrayal.
And I will kill them all.
Even if it means pointing the gun at myself.
A life for a life.
A soul for a soul.

Now I lay me down to sleep… I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Blood in. No out.

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Meet the Author:

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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Review: Better With You By: Gianna Gabriela

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Better-You-Second-Chance-Book-ebook/dp/B079QHGXMY/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&storeType=ebooks

So it’s no secret that I love a good NA read, but lately I’ve felt kind of disillusioned with the genre. It seems like it’s the same ol’ same ol’ I seriously began to wonder where my fire went for one of my favorite genres. I kept picking up book after book (almost like kissing frogs to find that illusive prince) now don’t get me wrong I enjoyed a lot of the books I read during that time of discovery but they didn’t shake me up and spark the flame of my love of the genre.

I had seen teases of this book on Facebook and pretty much knew I was going to want to read it, even in the early stages when I seen it posted about. So, after some doe-eyed (think the Puss in Boots hat in hand look here guys) I scored a advanced copy. And spark meet flame!

Throughout the whole book there was never a moment where I was not completely enthralled. Glued to my Kindle, forgoing all food and drink except for coffee I could not put the book down. Mia is one of my favorite romance novel heroines, she’s tough, tries to do it all on her own and succeeds at it. She’s got one heck of a backstory that is revealed and I loved how the author paced that reveal, it was just perfect. Sometimes in novels we get everything right from the get go, other novels it is like pulling teeth to discover anything about a character. Here Mia’s story unfolds very organically. This girl is witty, take no prisoners, but she’s got this indescribable vulnerable side that shows. She is a stellar definition of a modern woman.

On the flip side we have Colton, handsome, jock, a little on the cocky side. (I know what you are thinking… sounds like a lot of other romance heroes right? WRONG!) the flip side to Mia’s strong character, Colton is equally as strong. You can’t place him in a box because he is so much more complex than the initial impression when we first meet him. Now things aren’t insta-love for Mia and Colton and it’s very push and pull, but things begin to blossom and then they really begin to be partners (that’s the only way I can put it haha neither one of them is strong all the time and they can take their strength from one another, and there are some major curveballs for them in this story!)

The world this book takes place in could be easily pictured as whichever college campus you attended, which I loved! But you can tell that the author put a lot of time crafting each environment down to the smallest detail to where you feel right there watching the events occur. The secondary characters as well, I found myself wondering what so and so was doing, or hmm I wonder if I could play matchmaker with this character and that one. You felt their presence, they weren’t background characters at all. They are a vibrant part of the story.

When I finished the story, I set my Kindle down, and just breathed, my love for the genre has been rediscovered. It felt like a weight off my shoulders and I wanted to immediately go back and experience it all over again from the very first page. This author has accomplished what was beginning to seem like an insurmountable task haha annnnd cue the Muppet arm flailing, I even had to tell my husband about it (We usually talk about the books we are reading, but while he’s not a romance reader he could see where the story would be complex and beautifully done.) I love the real life romances, I don’t need billionaires, bikers or any of the usual tropes. Give me a guy and a girl with a epic story to tell and I’m a happy camper! And spoiler alert! —this story is EPIC! You will not forget these characters, and this author will become the one you constantly message and go “Poke, poke. . . I need another book by you please!!” Belongs on any top reads of 2018 list (I know it has a spot on mine!)

Cover Reveal! Spark By: S.L Scott

 

Title: SPARK
Author: S.L. Scott
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2018
Cover Design: RBA Designs
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Synopsis

One break is all The Crow Brothers need and we’re about to get it.

Johnny Outlaw, rock legend and lead singer of The Resistance, is here to watch us play. But he’s not the only familiar face in the crowd—killer little body, heart-shaped face, and drop-dead gorgeous.

Hannah Nichols sitting at the bar makes it hard to concentrate, sparks already reigniting. The beauty was never a groupie and tonight she’s not here to catch our show. She came to drop a bomb. “You have a son.”

She underestimated me. I’ll prove to my son, and her, that I can be the dad he needs.

What is it about musicians? Why are they so damn sexy?

My heart was Jet Crow’s the moment he opened his sexy mouth and sang that first song. One stolen night with that man would never be enough, but I’m not here to fall into his bed. Again. I’m here to fight for custody of a son he’s never known.

There’s just one problem. Those sparks between us have become flames. If we’re not careful we’re both going to get burned.

 

 

ABOUT S.L. SCOTT

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she’s a pro.

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Cover Reveal! From Paris With Love Anthology

Blurb:

Traveling the world for romance is only a page away. Join a collection of authors as they bring you the first installment of the Around the World With Love Anthology Series. From the historic walls of the Louvre, to the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower and beyond.

Grab your passport and get ready to explore the city of Paris and all the romance it has to offer, in From Paris with Love.

Authors:

1. Taylor Dawn

2. Erin Trejo

3. Yolanda Olson

4. S.L. Stacker

5. Elizabeth Cash

6. MJ Carnal

7. Esther E. Schmidt

8. Natalie-Nicole Bates

9. Rebekah Dodson

10. Erica Locke

11. Kerri Ann

12. Brandy Dorsch

13. Stacey Lewis

14. Allysa Hart

15. Jade Royal

16.Wendy C. Garfinkle

17. Elaine Marie

18.Ashlee Shades

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Cover Reveal! Second Chances Duet By: Claire Contreras

The Second Chances Duet by Claire Contreras
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Then There Was You

Publication Date: March 1st, 2018

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Love and the right timing were two things I didn’t believe in.

Love is about walking to the edge of the cliff and taking the leap together.
Timing was never on our side.
My first mistake was hooking up with my best friend.
My second came years later, when we met again, and I fell for her.
My third was letting her go, because I had to. Because a love like this wasn’t built to withstand the winds coming in our direction.

Love and timing.
I didn’t believe in either.

Then there was you . . .

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My Way Back to You
Publication Date: March 15th, 2018

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Meet Claire:

Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Her books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in seven different languages.

She lives in Miami, Fl with her husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch, she named them, and continues to feed them). When she’s not writing, she’s usually lost in a book.

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Review: Tristan (Bachelors of the Ridge #5) By: Karla Sorensen

Review: Tristan (Bachelors of the Ridge #5) By: Karla Sorensen

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Tristan-Bachelors-Ridge-Book-5-ebook/dp/B07963KQ86/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516930830&sr=8-1&keywords=tristan+by+karla+sorensen

When I first started this series I knew it was gonna be a game-Changer. I love reading series’s, once I get started on one I can really get behind and one that can consume you and twist up that mind-heart connection that’s when you know it’s magic. And yes, this series is pure romance magic.

From the opening lines of Tristan– the final Bachelors of the Ridge novel we are immediately brought in to the enigma of the “quiet one” Tristan was always the one we caught glimpses of and got bread crumbs of information about (Karla made me shake my fist in fury so many times! Screeching give me more woman! And apparently you must be into torture, because I need more!) but once we get into the brain of our hero, it all makes sense. Now one thing we learned from the other novels is Tristan has a major love jones for Garrett’s sister Anna. . But bro code and all (along with other events) make some pretty major road blocks for them to explore the idea of a relationship.

Ohh Anna, one of my favorite stand out characters from Karla’s books. She just has this presence to her, it’s like gravity. You can’t deny that there is a lot of pain in her backstory, and that she puts on a happy go lucky front, but Tristan can sense how people are emotionally (probably because he’s content to lay back and observe and dosen’t feel the need to fill the silence with meaningless words to bridge the gap.)

Along with the primary storyline we see all of our favorite characters from the previous books . And the camaraderie between all the guys and their significant others is as strong as ever. The universe that is this housing development has been expanding since Book one and it’s still a place I would love to call home. . . One of the things I love about Karla’s writing style is you know 100% when you open the book that you are going to be right at home with people you’ve known all your life.