Tuesday, November 21, 2017

New Review! Frosted Sweets by AM Willard 4 cranky Stars

Frosted Sweets (A Taste of Love, #1)Frosted Sweets by A.M. Willard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Cranky stars


This is a sinfully sweet read


Morgan is on top of the world. Her life is perfect. Shes living her dream by owning and running her bakery. She's planning the perfect wedding and has the perfect dress. Only one thing is missing and that's the faithful groom. Now she's questioning her life and what she wants.


Jayden has just discovered a new bakery with the sweetest treats and a delicious owner. He is instantly addicted to both.


This story was definitely sweet and funny. The characters are loveable and the story kept me engaged. Kudos to AM Willard for writing such a delightful book.

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New Review! Skin Deep by Cassie Leigh 3.5 Cranky Stars

Skin Deep (Ink & Brazen Women, #1)Skin Deep by Cassie Leigh
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 Cranky Stars


Gigi was a lady whore. Plain and simple. If a man can so can she and this is evident in her narrative. She gets a new job working for Roman the hottie extraordinaire . Roman runs a tattoo slash art studio which to me was an interesting combo. Kinky sparks fly between Gigi and Roman but will this self-professed relationship phobe finally fall?


I need to explain myself before anyone goes crazy. I don’t think it was this book in general. This is the genre I read often and I was excited about the premise. I picked up this book several times thinking It was just me and I would come back and it would click into place. I finally made it through but It didn’t do it for me. I’m not a prude I’m on board with Gigis thoughts about men versus women. I was turned off by the phrase ruined panties more than once. I would try to give another of Cassie Leighs books a chance.



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New Review! I'll Follow You by Morgan Campbell 5 Cranky Stars

I'll Follow YouI'll Follow You by Morgan Campbell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars


There are times when a book grips your heart and then there's the one time it obliterates it. This book did just that. The funny thing is that I don't really want my heart to be repaired.


Melanie is just trying to survive and incident that happened years ago. One moment in time that changed her world and heart forever. Her saving grace comes in the form of two sinfully sexy men.


Slade has love Mel since he met her in college years ago. Despite her thoughts on love and relationships he never gave up. Along comes Nick and his love only grows stronger and more complete. Can these two sexy men break through the walls surrounding Melanie's heart?


From the first page this book sucked me in. The suspense and love along with the eroticism had my heart racing. This series is addicting as is the authors writing. This book does contain sensitive topics but the author handles them with grace and compassion. I highly recommend this series to everyone looking to get lost in a book.

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New Review! Love, Snow and Mistletoe Anthology 4.5 Cranky Stars

Love, Snow, & MistletoeLove, Snow, & Mistletoe by Hilaria Alexander
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Cranky Stars


Who doesn’t love a sweet Christmas story? What about an anthology of sweet Christmas stories? I know I do and this one didn’t disappoint. Such fun stories from authors such as D.B. James, Alexandria Bishop and Megan Green to name a few. Even though these stories are about established characters, some I’ve never read before, I didn’t feel like I was missing vital parts to a story in order to enjoy the story they wrote.


I laughed and I swooned and I even fanned myself. I discovered some new authors along the way. I think that’s what is fun about anthologies or as I call them story nuggets you find someone new. You get to see old characters finally get their happy ever after. Best of all the proceeds from this anthology support a good cause.


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Monday, November 20, 2017

Release Blitz! Unexpected Arrivals by Stephie Walls

Cover Design: Wicked by Design
Release Date: November 20, 2017
 

Synopsis

It had to be a joke. Any minute now, a van would drive up and Ashton Kutcher would slide the door open, laughing hysterically at my melodramatic performance on the front porch. But nothing happened. The words on the page jumbled into a toxic mess my brain refused to comprehend, much less accept. Please consider this letter as a formal request to arrange a paternity test (DNA). I barely remembered Chelsea Airy. That wasn’t true—we’d gone out once, and we’d been friends for a while after. But I hadn’t heard so much as a peep from her since I’d gotten married. I’d reached out a handful of times, but she’d quit responding and fell off the face of the earth. There hadn’t been a text, an email, a phone call, not even a Facebook message, much less a stork in the last five years. My wife could forgive a lot, but she’d never wanted children—much less another woman’s.  

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About the Author

Stephie Walls is a literary whore - she loves words in all forms and will read anything put in front of her. She has an affinity for British Literature and Romance novels and an overall love of writing. She currently has ten novels out, four short stories, and has collaborated in several anthologies/collections with other authors; all tales of real love and romance.  

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Blog Tour! Chasing Christmas by Shanna Hatfield

Title: Chasing Christmas
Author: Shanna Hatfield
Genre: Holiday Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb: He certainly didn't ask Santa for a bride. . .
   Professional bull rider Chase Jarrett has the world by a string. The only blight in his idyllic existence is his nosy cousin’s nonstop nagging about his need for more publicity. Tired of listening to her suggestions, he gives her free rein when she hatches a plan to skyrocket his popularity. All he has to do is show up for a phony wedding in Las Vegas. Then Chase discovers the wedding was real, the surprise bride is beautiful, and his sponsors are demanding he remain married.
   Shy and introverted, the last thing Jessie Pierce wants is to find herself in the spotlight. But thanks to a meddling so-called best friend, that’s exactly where she’s at. The promise of an all-expenses paid vacation to Las Vegas lures her on an adventure that ends with her unexpectedly married to a hunky bull rider who would draw her out of her shell if she’d let him.
   A business proposal leaves the two of them committed to a year of marriage. How hard could it be to remain wed in name only?
   Wrap yourself up in the joy of holidays and falling in love in this sweet, lighthearted romance from USA Today Bestselling author Shanna Hatfield.
USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”
Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
Shanna is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Romance Writers of America, Sweet Romance Reads, Cowboy Kisses, and Pioneer Hearts.
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“Jessie and I aren’t really married.”
Huck and the other cowboy exchanged glances. “Oh, yes you are.”
“What?” Chase tipped his chair over as he lunged to his feet. “What do you mean we’re really married?”
Ashley looked as panicked as Chase felt and Jessie’s face had lost all color. Stacey handed her a glass of water and ordered her to take a sip.
“Here.” Mara Powell handed him her phone. “There’s a clip of the pastor who married you talking on the news earlier. He clearly states it was a real wedding.”
Chase watched as Pastor Randall talked to the reporter about marrying them, what a nice ceremony it was, and how he wished them many years of happiness. When the reporter asked about it being a publicity stunt, the pastor smiled and said he couldn’t recall the last time he’d seen a couple so much in love. Clearly, Pastor Randall needed to be committed to the loony bin.
“How did this happen?” he growled, glaring at his cousin. “What did you do?”
 “I… I… this isn’t… I didn’t know…” Ashley stammered. “Pastor Randall must have misunderstood what we needed him to do. He must have…”
“Why did you hire a real pastor?” Chase clenched his jaw to keep from shouting in frustration. “I thought you hired an actor.”
“I wanted it to seem as realistic as possible and Pastor Randall came highly recommended. I didn’t realize… I thought he…” Ashley sniffed and burst into tears, burying her face in the napkin Stacey handed her.
Jessie remained wide-eyed and silent, as though she couldn’t process what had transpired. In his fury, Chase glared at her. “Did you know? Did you plan it that way? You wanted to catch a rodeo star, is that it? Did you corner the pastor before the ceremony and talk him into making it real?” He jerked off his hat and ran a hand through his hair. “Was this sweet and innocent thing all an act until you could get your hands on my assets and worm your way into my life? What’s wrong with you?”
Hurt flashed through her eyes but she didn’t lose her composure. Her face paled to a startling shade of white as she slowly rose to her feet although her voice remained politely calm. “Mr. Jarrett, I had nothing to do with this misunderstanding, nor do I have any desire to be married to such an egotistical, obnoxious, vainglorious man. I’m sure there is a way to be granted an annulment since the only way this marriage would be considered real is over my dead, cold body. Good night.”
With that, she grabbed Stacey’s arm in her hand, hauled her friend to her feet, and marched out the door with more starch in her spine than Chase would have deemed her capable of possessing.
The people around them remained stone-faced and quiet until Huck couldn’t contain a grin. “Like I said earlier, Chase, I think you’ve found just the right girl for you.”

Thursday, November 16, 2017

New Review! Chasing Christmas by Shanna Hatfield 5 Cranky Stars

Chasing Christmas (Rodeo Romance #5)Chasing Christmas by Shanna Hatfield


5 Cranky Stars


Rodeo star Chase Jarrett gets roped into holding a contest to have a bride for a day in order to get more sponsors. Jessie Pierce, a shy graphic design artist, has her world turned upside down when she is chosen as the winner, thanks to her best friend who entered her without her knowledge. But what was supposed to be a one day publicity stunt turns out to be a legal marriage.


They make an agreement to stay married in name only to keep his new sponsors, and she moves out to his ranch. Talking things through and living them prove to be totally different things, though. Can they make their sham marriage real? Or will they go their separate ways?



I enjoyed this book so much, it flew by, and I was disappointed to find I had finished it in one day. The characters are well developed, and the story simply flowed along. I cried and I laughed hysterically. I highly recommend this book.

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