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#Review #BookRelease @CindiMadsen @InkslingerPR @EntangledPub #Romance Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny

Today we have the stop for Cindi Madsen’s Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny. Check out this fantastic new romance and grab your copy today!

About Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny:

Confession #1: I used to be a puck bunny, but after a hockey player broke my heart, I gave up all things hockey. Now I’m just focused on finding a way to pass my math class so I can graduate college.

Confession #2: Ryder “Ox” Maddox’s deep, sexy voice sends fuzzy tingles through my entire body, and I’m powerless to stop it. Which is a big problem since the hot, surprisingly funny hockey player is my new math tutor.

Confession #3: I can’t stop thinking about how ripped Ryder is from all his hockey training, and how fun it’d be to cross lines with him.

Confession #4: I kissed a hockey player and I liked it.

Confession #5: If I’m not careful, I might relapse and fall for Ryder, and then I’ll be totally pucked.

My Review:

If you love hockey and hockey players then this is a must read. Now I’ve never heard of a “puck bunny” but understand it very well now. What a fitting name for what they are. This book is exactly what the title says, confessions from a FORMER puck bunny.

Lindsey has learned her lesson, hence her confessions. She was once a “puck bunny” and did the whole circuit of following players around, partying with them and so forth. But she has learned the hard way that that’s not what she wants. It is all she knows, thanks to her mom, but she wants better and good for her. So that “better” is her struggle to try to survive college, graduate, get a job that she wants and be happy and almost in that order too. She has built such tall and thick walls that being happy doesn’t matter, surviving and graduating does. But there is a little problem standing in her way. Her math class. This class can keep her from graduating if she doesn’t get it under control and that’s where we meet Ryder.

Ryder is a freshmen hockey player that happens to be VERY good in math (I don’t like those kind of people either Lindsey). So you can see where this is going and how they might meet. But what you don’t know is the struggle Ryder faces in just trying to get to know Lindsey because of her walls. She is only protecting herself. You learn why, and understand and empathize with her but you also take Ryder’s side because you think he is a good guy. He basically is, but every good story has some bumps and twists and turns. Ryder has been groomed by his father, a former NHL star, to get to the NHL draft someday, all else be damned. And I mean ALL ELSE. So social life is non-existent. No college age male or female can handle that? You can only hope that this couple comes out on top when they are done going through the blender. Add school, graduation, failing math class, hockey team, finals, playoff and some meddling parents and it’s a whirlwind. It’s worth the read to see how it all comes out. Just hang on for the long ride ahead.

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Cindi Madsen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a pretty new pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music and dancing and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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#Review #TheHandyMen by @JamieKSWriter @InkslingerPR #HOT #AmReading #Romance

Wow! What a book! Grab your copy of this sexy romance today! You won’t be disappointed!

About The Handy Men:

Jack and Dean love each other, but they’re missing the woman to complete their triangle. When newly divorced Paige Richards buys a Bed and Breakfast on Hamlet Island and employs them to help her fix the inn up, Jack and Dean are sure they’ve found the one they’ve been looking for. Despite the playful, sexy clues they drop, luscious Paige is reticent about getting involved, even when they set the stage so she can stumble on them in action. They can tell by her responses she wants to join them, but rumors travel fast on the small island, and tales of a threesome could get back to the conservative, family vacation crowd who won’t patronize those with an alternative lifestyle. And the last thing they want for Paige is the B&B’s rooms…and her bank account…to remain empty. But Jack and Dean will stop at nothing to prove to Paige that she can have it all…with them.

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My Review:

Paige, Jack and Dean were hot, so hot I needed more than water to cool myself down. What a great story. Wow! Could Jack and Dean be any hotter? Their chemistry is off the charts before you add Paige into the picture. Prepare yourself before you read this. These two obviously love each other and are so into one another they can’t stand being apart. Then add their desire for Paige into the mix and the heat is turned up quite a bit.

Paige is trying to start over from a divorce. Her ex is a cheater and destroyed her life yet she’s ready to move on despite her ex and her parents. Oh her parents…where do you start with them? So much for blood is thicker than water. But Paige is strong and determined to do this on her own and be successful. Glad she is determined. Thanks to the help of the two handy men in her life, Jack and Dean, Paige is able to open her inn on time.

Little does Paige know, Jack and Dean have the hots for her. Little do they know Jack and Dean are the stars of Paige’s bedtime stories. But when she gets to meet them and have her dreams come true she is in for a treat and so are they.

The story is great, the lovers are hot and their time together is incredible. This book will make you squirm and tingle all over. Pick it up and read it but do it in private so you can enjoy it all.

 

Authors Bio:

USA Today Bestselling author, Jamie K. Schmidt is a hybrid author who has over thirty short stories published in small press and ezines, and a variety of novellas and books online. Her Club Inferno series from Random House has been in Amazon’s top 100 ebooks sold and Barnes and Noble’s top 10. She has a dragon paranormal romance series at Entangled Publishing. Book one of the Emerging Queens series is The Queen’s Wings.

Jamie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz in Secondary Education English, which is a fancy way of saying she went to college to teach high school English. When that didn’t pan out, she worked as a call center manager, a Tupperware consultant, a paralegal, and finally a technical writer for a major conglomerate company. She is an active member in the Romance Writers of America (RWA). When not writing, Jamie relaxes with a mug of hot tea and knits or makes beaded jewelry. You can reach her at Twitter: @jamiekswriter or at her website www.jkschmidt.com

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By Lexi Blake

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arrangedKash Kamdar is the king of a peaceful but powerful island nation. As Loa Mali’s sovereign, he is always in control, the final authority. Until his mother uses an ancient law to force her son into marriage. His prospective queen is a buttoned-up intellectual, nothing like Kash’s usual party girl. Still, from the moment of their forced engagement, he can’t stop thinking about her.

Dayita Samar comes from one of Loa Mali’s most respected families. The Oxford-educated scientist has dedicated her life to her country’s future. But under her staid and calm exterior, Day hides a few sexy secrets of her own. She is willing to marry her king, but also agrees that they can circumvent the law. Just because they’re married doesn’t mean they have to change their lives. It certainly doesn’t mean they have to fall in love.

After one wild weekend in Dallas, Kash discovers his bride-to-be is more than she seems. Engulfed in a changing world, Kash finds exciting new possibilities for himself. Could Day help him find respite from the crushing responsibility he’s carried all his life? This fairy tale could have a happy ending, if only they can escape Kash’s past…

 

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“Did you enjoy the dessert? They had been planning on serving crème brûlée, but I remembered you like gelato. Strawberry.”

She turned and Kash was standing in the doorway, the tie to his tuxedo undone and the first few buttons of his shirt open, showing off golden skin.

Oh, how the girls must swoon over that man.

Unfortunately for him, she was a woman and not a girl. She curtseyed, recalling her etiquette classes and going down deep, to show her respect for the crown. “I thank you, Your Majesty.”

“Come now, Day. I asked you not to call me that long ago, and now it appears there’s even less reason. We were friends then. We’re going to be husband and wife in a week. Shocking how quickly that woman can move when she wants to.”

He looked so composed, but she couldn’t forget that he’d only found out his mother was dying this afternoon. That was when she’d seen the real man. She’d interrupted them with her silly dress and she’d seen the shock and pain on Kash’s face before he’d smoothed it out and gone back to being the polite royal he’d become.

“Are you all right?” She asked the question for two reasons. First, she wanted to know the answer and second, to see if they really were still friends.

His lips curved up slightly. “I’m faring quite well. We Kamdars are made of sterner stuff than this. Did you enjoy the dinner?”

So, not so friendly he would talk about private things with her. It was good to know where they stood. They needed to have a long conversation about how this was going to work. They might be marrying to protect the Kamdar line and to give his mother some peace, but they needed a plan of action about how best to achieve their goals.

Partners. That was how she’d decided to look at this. They were partners. And if she ended up governing the kingdom while he was out fucking around with supermodels, she wouldn’t get her heart broken.

Just humiliated.

Yes, they needed a talk and perhaps a contract.

“I enjoyed the meal very much. The company left something to be desired, but I suspect I’ll get used to dining with windbag politicians.” She turned back to the balcony, leaning against it. The view from here was spectacular. Beyond that, it was soothing in a way.

“Yes, Mother told me they’re giving you trouble.” He joined her, leaning beside her, their bodies so close but not touching. “I’ll talk to them, ensure you have your funding.”

“Don’t. It can wait a few weeks. I need to go back to them and introduce myself as their new queen.” She wasn’t about to let them think she sent her husband in. If he behaved as he so often did, he wouldn’t be around much and it would be up to her to keep everyone in line.

“Is that why you agreed to this arrangement? Because you wanted power?”

“I agreed because I care about this country. I’ve spent the last ten years of my life working here and trying to ensure that our children get what they need to make it out in the world. I agreed because your mother is excellent at putting one in a corner. I agreed because someone has to and I wasn’t sure who you would bring home if given the chance.” She shuddered at the idea of some brainless model attempting to be a role model for Loa Malian girls.

“Ah, you don’t think I have good taste in women.”

“I think you have an unquenchable appetite for them, Your Majesty, and that is something we should talk about.”

“Ah, the wifely lectures begin,” he said with a sigh. “Please proceed. I’m anxious to get this over with so I can be properly chastened.”

“I only ask that you attempt some discretion, Kashmir. I don’t expect you to be faithful in any way, but I do expect you to not humiliate me.”

He turned, frowning a bit as though she’d surprised him. “You don’t expect me to be faithful?”

It was time for some honesty. “I don’t think you can be. How long have you kept a single woman? A month? Three?”

“Six,” he replied. “I was with Tasha Reynolds for six months before we went our separate ways.”

“And were you faithful to her?” She already knew the answer to that question.

“We had an agreement.” He frowned as though the conversation wasn’t going at all as he’d expected. “She was on set much of the time. She knew I had a highly stressful job, so she was understanding. I gave her the same options.”

“Excellent, then let’s be fair with each other. As long as we’re both discreet, this marriage of ours doesn’t have to mean the end of our lives.”

 

My Review:

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Wow! Who was sexier? Kash or Day? It’s a toss up for me, as they were both sexy as heck.

This was a different kind of story line for me, kings and queens, royalty mixed with submission and BDSM. I enjoyed the struggle for Kash of how to fit in. He had to figure out how to be a man, by his own standards, not societies or his father’s perceived ideas. He had to be a ruler or authority figure, lover, son, friend, and all in the eyes of the public. The pressure he must have felt had to be enormous. The way his mom explained everything to him towards the end was touching and made sense of so many things in the story. There were a few times when I couldn’t keep up with all the people involved, especially when they were in Dallas, the names had me confused as to who went with who and who guarded who but I got through it. Just focused on the characters I knew.

I enjoyed Day’s strong character, strong in a good way. Facing the antiquated male dominating world she fought hard to stand her ground to lay the path for the future to give females a chance in her country. She didn’t back down either. She was perfectly comfortable with herself and carried herself that way. Kash had to accept that and understand who she was in order to make the marriage work. He had to figure out how he fit into her world and was he happy with that? Yet she was willing to walk away and do what was best for his family if he couldn’t accept her for who she was. She was the real deal. I loved her character. Made me want to smack Kash around even more. But the more he came to understand Day and her needs, the more honest he became with himself. That transformation was good to see.

I loved that this wasn’t a male dominated story; a rich male wants poor girl and will do anything to get her. I loved the funky traditions of the island, the values of the family and the desire to respect the family. The conflicts with the servants was real and believable with such strong devotion to their Majesty or royal family member it was understandable. Some interactions took me by surprise and I never saw them coming. I love surprises in a book! Wonderful story!

 

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog int eh world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

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Provocative (White Lies Book One) by Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: April 18th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book one in the sexy and intense new White Lies duet by Lisa Renee Jones!

There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls. They change us, mold us, maybe even save save us. But some are darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us.

The moment I walked into Sonoma’s Reid Winter Winery and Vineyard and made eye contact with Faith Winter for the first time was one of those moments. Provocative because I know at least one of her secrets, of which, I suspect she has many. Provocative because she believes I was a stranger to her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her. But that changes nothing. It doesn’t change why I came for her.

My Review of Provocative

I just finished this book and wow… I’m not sure who the villain is and who the hero is? I’m not sure if Nick and Faith are the good guys or the bad guys or a combination of both. What an incredible story line, one that I wish I could get to the bottom of and NOW! How far away is July?

I chose to read and review this book because the description intrigued me, having never read this author before I was hesitant. But now, I am wondering why (and kicking myself) I never read her work before this. She masterfully intertwined these characters together yet each has their own secrets that I am sure will be the end of their “us” as they call it. Their story is involved, their lives are full of lies and secrets BEFORE they meet. Yet after their meeting and involvement grows, the lies continue. And all it takes is one line, one word and your mind goes wondering what else is hidden behind the green curtain. I can’t even begin to imagine the ending to this story but I desperately want to find out. I am THAT intrigued by it.

Nick is a hard, relentless corporate attorney, nicknamed “Tiger” for all the reasons you think. He is well known for winning in the court room and he claims he exposes liars because he hates liars, (hello pot, this is the kettle calling) and gets to the truth. Well he needs to look in the mirror if that’s his claim. Although the story is so well written, you wonder WHO is telling lies or who is keeping secrets.  You certainly learn to trust no one. What are the lies that Nick refers to? Nick keeps referring to lies and misconceptions but you wonder about this wedge he is creating between them. It will come to a head soon and be an ugly mess. Hopefully he can clean it up, but how will he and Faith come out in the end? If he thinks he cares for her then is this the beginning of the end?

Then there is Faith. I think she has more mystery surrounding her than Nick does. Brilliant character, strong at times, determined and eager, yet lacking in self confidence and desire when it comes to her dreams. Trying to please her deceased father and find the truth behind her mother’s actions before she died, Faith is torn between the desire to be an artist and dutiful daughter role to run the family business. At some point truths will come to the surface and I have a feeling Faith will be more guilty than I expect. There is a grey cloud over her head and too many loose strings around her in her life. If Nick ties them all up, the bow is going to be an ugly one and not because he’s a guy. He has enough money to have that bow dipped in gold if he wants. What I can’t figure out is if he TRULY cares for her or it’s all an act. I hate cliff hangers! Faith and Nick are mysterious together and even worse, their own baggage will sink the “us” they are trying to figure out if they don’t start unpacking it soon.

I’m in love with Lisa Renee Jones. I will defiantly read more of her work. I am still reeling from the ending. I need my own PI to go find the manuscript to the next book in the series.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, Lisa has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.

Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

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#Review #BookRelease The House Mate by @KendallRyan1 @InkslingerPR #AmReading #Romance

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What’s sexier than a bad boy?

A bad ass man who’s got his shit together.

 

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Max Alexander is nearing thirty-five. He’s built a successful company, and he’s conquered the professional world, but he’s never been lucky in love. Focusing so much time on his business and raising his daughter, adulting has come at the expense of his personal life.

His social skills are shit, his patience is shot, and at times, his temper runs hot.

The last thing he has time for is the recently single, too gorgeous for her own good young woman he hires to take care of his little girl. She’s a distraction he doesn’t need, and besides, there’s no way she’d be interested. But you know what they say about assumptions?

 

This is book 3 in the Roommates series, but each book can be read as a complete standalone as they all feature new couples to fall in love with.

 

 

 

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My Review:

Hunky Max Alexander finds a baby dumped on him, his daughter, but doesn’t have a clue what to do next. What 35 year old single male would? There is a reason he’s 35 and single. Still. Thank goodness Addison needed a fresh start and knew what to do. Her love of children was obvious and got Max out of the bind he was in. But she created another problem for him. One that wasn’t as easy to fix.

Addison is cute and loving and young. Her dating record was not worth discussing so she swears off men. You know that never works right? Of course sparks fly and they two realize there is something warming up between them but Dylan is their focus and the most important person in both their lives. They can’t do anything to hurt her.

Then there is the outside force trying to keep Max from making this work. Tiffany from work is jealous and tries to interfere. Then Jenn thinks she can try and make a go at it again. Poor Max. Women all over the place and he must think carefully and do the right thing.

This is a cute love story that makes you feel good. I kept waiting for the shoe to fall, the other woman to separate them, for Max to do so,etching stupid. I finally let out a long sigh when I got to the epilogue. All was good in the world. I have enjoyed all these Mate stories Kendall has written and it makes you believe that love can happen anywhere. Creative, loving and wonderful reads.

 

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Dirty Filthy Rich Men by Laurelin Paige
Genre: Contemporary Romance

From NYT Bestselling author Laurelin Paige, discover a whole new world filled with sex, love, power, romance and dirty, filthy rich men.

When I met Donovan Kincaid, I knew he was rich. I didn’t know he was filthy. Truth be told, I was only trying to get his best friend to notice me.

I knew poor scholarship girls like me didn’t stand a chance against guys like Weston King and Donovan Kincaid, but I was in love with his world, their world, of parties and sex and power. I knew what I wanted—I knew who I wanted—until one night, their world tried to bite me back and Donovan saved me. He saved me, and then Weston finally noticed me, and I finally learned what it was to be in their world.

And then what it was like to lose it.

Ten years later, I’ve found my way back. Back to their world. Back to him.

This time, I’m ready. I’ve been down this road before, and I know all the dirty, filthy ways Donovan will try and wreck me.

But it’s hard to resist. Especially when I know how much I’ll like it.

 

Excerpt:

After she was gone, I walked over to the windows and drank in the scene. The Town Center was high enough that it had an unblocked view of downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, and beyond.

Giddiness surged through me, starting like a pinprick at my center and moving out through my veins in all directions until even my fingers and toes felt warm.

I was really here.

I made it.

It wasn’t the way I thought it would be, but in the end, it still came out of my time at Harvard. I’d always known that connections made the difference in a career, and here I was. Finally. At the top of the world, looking out.

I couldn’t stop grinning.

“It’s incredible, isn’t it?” a male voice came from behind me.

Still smiling, I glanced up and caught his reflection in the window.

And everything disappeared.

The world that had buzzed below, the beautiful scene, the excitement that had unfurled through my body—all of it evaporated and all that existed in its place was a pale, hollow shell of myself and the man in the perfectly tailored suit behind me.

I turned to look at him directly. Our gazes smashed together, and my legs nearly fell out from under me.

“Donovan,” I rasped. It was a miracle that I managed to find enough voice to say that much.

And there was so much more that had to be said. So much more that I hadn’t prepared for. Which was ridiculous since I’d talked to him so many times in my head over the years, practiced so many conversations, but never did he show up out of the blue looking so dastardly handsome in a dark gray three-piece suit, his face rugged with scruff, his eyes hazel and earnest despite the playful smirk on his lips.

I opened my mouth to say something, but nothing came out. I wasn’t even sure how to breathe anymore.

He broke our gaze to nod out the window at the skyline, walking toward me as he said, “I’m sure you found the Empire.”

Though his focus was now on the scenery, I didn’t take my eyes off him as he approached. He didn’t stop until he was right beside me. So close our shoulders would touch if I coughed. Tension ran off him like foam spilling over from a mug of beer. Good tension. Bad tension. I wasn’t sure if there was a difference when it came to Donovan.

Which was why I was screwed if he was here.

Why the hell was he here?

“I thought you were in Tokyo.” I couldn’t stop staring at him. He’d gotten more refined with age, and rougher at the same time. His hair was short and his curls gone, giving him a polished look he lacked before. The lines by his eyes were more defined and his expression seemed harder than I’d remembered. It made him sexier.

As if he was a man who needed to be sexier than the one I knew.

“I came back two months ago,” he said offhandedly. “That’s it right there.” He leaned his face in close to mine as he pointed to the famous structure. “Do you see it?”

Fuck if I cared about the Empire. I was in Donovan Kincaid’s orbit. What else was there in the world?

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Where do I begin?

Wow! Catching my breath and trying to figure out my mixed emotions on this one. Powerful. Different. Deeply emotional and yet there is a strong pull of desire. But first, let me smack the crap out of Donovan before we start this. Aggravating, annoying, pain in the tookus and a few other words I can’t mention hear. Shake him, smack him, give him a taste of his own medicine.

So this story is unique. Yes, it is a romance but not your typical romance, which I like. I get tired of the same story line. This has two guys, Donovan and Weston, very rich names by the way, and their tangled webs they weave are incredible. Sabrina met them in college, all this is in the first part of the book, and despite circumstances that happened, they lost touch and ten years later they happen to meet again. And then things happen. Weird things, wonderful things, things you shouldn’t trust happen. If Sabrina had a daisy and pulled the petals off for every time she swayed back and forth between he loves me, doesn’t love me, there would be no more flowers left. The games played in here are so deeply entwined you never know how deep, how far or what will happen next.

Donovan and Sabrina have an interesting relationship built out of need. Donovan is one unique character. Well developed and well written into a mysteriously strong character that you love, hate and sympathize with all at once. He pulls at your emotions. But you can’t figure him out and that’s what is most annoying. Laurelin wrote his character too well. She’s a mastermind and really created a truly amazing Donovan.

So now I have to wait until September…I truly hate cliffhangers but I can imagine all the endings I’d give the characters until then. Oh the possibilities that exist.

Well done. Another five star read for me

About the Author:

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USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.

 

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#Review Good Boy by @SarinaBowen and @ElleKennedy #BookRelease #WAG

If you loved Jamie Channing and Ryan Wesley in Him and Us, then come meet Blake Riley in Good Boy.

 

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Hosting her brother’s wedding for an MVP guest list is the challenge of Jess Canning’s life. Already the family screw-up, she can’t afford to fail. And nobody (nobody!) can learn of the colossal mistake she made with the best man during a weak moment last spring. It was wrong, and there will not be a repeat. Absolutely not. Even if he is the sexiest thing on two legs.

Blake Riley sees the wedding as fate’s gift to him. Jess is the maid of honor and he’s the best man? Let the games begin. So what if he’s facing a little (fine, a lot) of resistance? He just needs to convince the stubborn blonde that he’s really a good boy with a bad rap. Luckily, every professional hockey player knows that you’ve got to make an effort if you want to score.

But Jess has more pressing issues to deal with than sexy-times with a giant man-child. Such as: Will the ceremony start on time, even though someone got grandma drunk? Does glitter ever belong at a wedding? And is it wrong to murder the best man?

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I didn’t know Blake had it in him. When we last saw Blake, he was the obnoxious team mate of Wes’ and living right upstairs from Jamie and Wes, he was almost the third roommate. He even got on MY nerves. So I was a little hesitant to read his story but coming from Sarina  Bowen and Elle Kennedy, I knew it had to be good and I was SO right.

I love that another book about Wes and Jamie was written, but even more pleased that Blake starred in this one. I can say that now AFTER I read it.

In Us, I wasn’t sure if I could trust Blake. He was a big doof ball who was always getting in the way. Even Jesse cals him out on it, he’s loud, mouthy and too cheerful at times. (As if that’s a bad thing?) But in the end, he truly cared about Wes and Jamie. In this book, he meets up with Jesse, one of Jamie’s older sisters, at the wedding of Jamie and Wes. Even though they had a one time fling, Blake still has the hots for her and as hard as she resists Blake, his crazy charm wears off. Eventually.

I love seeing the true Blake. While he’s big, clumsy and obnoxious at times, he truly cares for his friends and family. He would do anything for them and he goes to great lengths to protect his family too, even at his own expense. The REAL Blake is a GOOD guy. He is sweet and confident. I love his conversations earlier in the book. He knows Jesse will come around. His way of thinking is comical. I found myself laughing when his point of view (POV) was shared.

Jesse is a mess when this book starts. She needs a do over. She needs a new career. Currently, she is in the Wedding Planning business and she hates it, even though she is good at it. She enlists the help of her friend Dyson, yes, like the vacuum, who seems to be her sounding board and her pick me up when she is down. The best kind of friend to have. He helps her figure out what she wants to do, but it costs money, something she doesn’t have. When she finally decides on her next career path it forces her to cross paths with Blake, Jamie and Wes again. While Jamie and Wes take their sister under their wing Blake is ready to give her the world. But Jesse must be on the same page with Blake before she does. Two things stand in the way though, Jesse is NOT good at relationships and her main focus is her new career choice.

These two characters are written so well. Crazy, funny and never serious, Blake’s lines are perfect for his character. And I mean perfect. His mannerisms and actions, his attitude about life are all so perfect for his character. He worries about what’s important, takes care of his family, has good values and just has fun. Period. Jesse has a lot of confidence issues and again, she’s very well written too. She needs little things to boost her confidence as she second guesses herself after every stepping stone in her new career path. She has a very important conversation that changes things for her, makes her feel much better and that opens the doors for her in many ways. Yet they balance each other somehow. Like in the hospital visit to see Leila.

I’m happy to read about the hockey team again. Happy to have more Jamie and Wes and see their interactions and learn about a new dimension to the team. This story line was very well thought out and thoroughly researched giving credibility to the story. My opinion of Blake has changed. He is crazy hot and fun and perfect for Jesse.

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#Review ~ The Play Mate by @KendallRyan1 @InkslingerPR

His best friend’s little sister is all grown up … and ready to play in a whole new way.

 

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the-play-mate-kendall-ryanSmith Hamilton has it all—he’s smart, good-looking and loaded. But he remembers a time when he had nothing and no one, so he’s not about to mess up, especially with his best friend’s little sister. That means keeping Evie at arm’s length … even though the once pesky little girl is now a buxom bombshell. A sexy blonde who pushes his self-control to the limit the night she crawls into bed with him.

Evie Reed knows she’s blessed—with an exclusive education, a family who loves her, and a new job managing social media for her family’s lingerie company. But she wants more, like a reason to wear the sexy lingerie herself. She has just the man in mind to help with that. She’s crushed on Smith forever. Surely tricking her way into his bed will force him to see her in a new, adult way.

Except that when Evie’s plan leads to disaster, she and Smith must decide—ignore the attraction sizzling between them, or become play mates and risk it all.

 

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I love these characters! This is so a 5 star read! OMG! Evie is so full of piss and vinegar, spunk and fire she is crazy fun. She’s a girl who knows what she wants that’s for sure! She wants a do-over. Her first time wasn’t so memorable and she wants Smith to be her ONE. There is one small problem though, Smith is her brother’s best friend. Yep, just a small problem at best.

I love the opening chapters as Evie is bound and determined to get her way and it seems every little thing comes in the way, it’s almost comical to read. I felt like I was in the bar with them watching it all go down. I love the alternating point of views in this story, actually any story really. It is fun to get into the character’s head and hear what they are thinking.

This story more than the last ones I have read really pulled at my heart learning about Smith’s past. He was so guarded and careful that he never had a serious relationship. Figuring out his feelings for Evie was serious stuff and he needed to make sure he was in it for real. I love how he shared his life with her and made her a part of his family. Read and you will understand. It’s quite comical.

Evie is Evie. I love the name first of all and I LOVE when Smith called her by her full name. Everleigh.  Beautiful name. She was the little tag along dubbed Evie Knievel as a kid, but Smith never thought she got in the way, he loved having her around. But she never knew. Now that she is all grown up, she has to prove to Smith that she is more than a tag along. And she does her best to do prove to him that she is ready for a new chapter in their friendship. I love that Smith realizes she’s not a 5 star restaurant kind of girl, but a down to earth simple girl. Loved that point!

This is my favorite so far in the series so far. I think it’s the deep soul searching that both of them go through knowing there is another person in their friendship triangle that stands to get hurt of they don’t be careful and do this right. Definite 5 stars and one you must pick up today!

 

Kendall Ryan author picA New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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Andie Lincoln is madly in love with Terrence Knight—her childhood friend-turned-Hollywood’s newest golden boy. But he’s a Dominant and wants her trained as a submissive before he’ll consider a relationship with her. He enrolls her at the RACK Academy with strict instructions for her teachers: do whatever you need to, but don’t take her virginity.

Fulton Matthews, the director of incoming students, is enthralled by Andie. Though he questioned her enrollment at first, watching her discover her submissive nature is hotter than his most intense fantasy. Under his control, her sexual awakening brings him to his knees.

Yet they can only go so far. Andie belongs to another and he’s bound by a contract that strictly forbids relationships between teacher and student. But when Terrence comes to collect his prize, Fulton discovers it’s not easy to let her go….

 

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“…you will always be my beacon of light and my heart’s home.”

This line is perfect for this story. With everything Andie must go through to find herself and what SHE wants, the struggles and the tears, the heartbreak, that light brings her back to the one person that gives her heart a home with love. The perfect home.

Andie Lincoln agreed to attend the Rack Academy, an elite BDSM training facility, to learn to be a submissive for her actor boyfriend, Terrence Knight. Before Terrence would be with her, romantically and as her dominant, he wanted her trained. Seemed he was too busy to do it himself, or too impatient to give up his acting career for his woman. Either way, Terrence was okay with sending his girlfriend to some strange place to be trained to be a submissive. Nothing was off limits except her virginity. Andie knew if she learned she wasn’t a submissive her relationship with Terrence was over. Her only experience with BDSM was learned from google and she was more nervous than anyone at the academy. She knew it wasn’t a good fit, the butterflies in her stomach told her so, and so did someone else. Master Matthews.

Fulton Matthews is an instructor at Rack Academy. Also a Dominant and well versed in BDSM. He wondered, who comes to a place like Rack Academy to “see if they want to be submissive?” Not when the waiting line to get in was so long, 612 to be exact. If you’re the girlfriend of Terrence Knight you do. But does she really learn if she is submissive? Does she want to be just to hold on to Terrence? Or does the training mess with her mind and maybe her heart and make her more confused?

Three months is all Andie has to last. Just three months. That’s not so bad right? Well when you are asked to strip naked on the first day, in front of a stranger, those butterflies are kicking you now telling you to run. Get back in the boat and go back to Portland. She should have listened. But Andie finds her strength through some flame burning deep inside her and decides to stick with this and see it through. For her.

Andie’s character is so well developed. She’s scared and shy at first but builds the courage she needs to continue each day. Thinking she is doing this for Terrence, she eventually finds pride in that she is doing this for her. Her strong character comes through, like the sun eventually does on the island, giving her warmth and bravery to accept her submissive side, and embrace the role and enjoy it. She struggles at time to figure out her mixed up feelings over what she is learning. Heart and head tell her different things. But those struggles are written so well that you understand her feelings and wish you were the little angel or devil on her shoulder to tell her what to do. When she does eventually embody who she is, then she can finally be free to follow her heart to find the truth. But it takes an almost tragic event to help Andie see where her heart should go, to perfect or almost perfect?

Fulton is a man of mystery until he gets to know his student and she sets the fire burning inside him. He is strong, tall and commanding, just how you think a dominant should be. But remember he is a teacher so he is even more impressive in this role. Yes, swoon, and you haven’t even met him yet. Fulton is serious, quiet, mysterious, and ready to prove Andie wrong. She doesn’t belong there in his opinion. But thankfully, he doesn’t own the place and make those decisions. But he is more than ever determined to scare the submissive side right out of her. Ruthless at first, but hot as heck. His character starts to break down some of his walls the more he gets to know Andie and the more he gets to know himself. He also sees another side of her. Forced to work privately with her to get her ready for Terrence, he learns more about Andie, the real Andie. The way only a Dom and sub can. Andie also takes on more of a role at the school than just a student, trying to help out when a situation occurs.

Tara writes such well developed characters that you fall in love with them or you get really angry at them.  I wanted to hug Andie and Fulton many times throughout the story. I wanted to smack Fulton some times too, so thankfully I couldn’t come though the iPad to do that. Even Terrence needs a smack or two. But you really learn about the character and their feelings, flaws and strengths. Without boring the reader with too much background or inner thoughts, you discover who the character is and come to almost bond with them. They become real in a sense. You feel their struggle and pain too. I still think back to another book in her Submissive Series, The Master, about Sasha and Cole. I enjoyed that book SO much the characters are still in my head and I read it months ago. That’s how her characters are, strong and well written and memorable. They stick with you.

I love this new series. A fresh and unique story line, daring and fun yet mysterious and dark. There are so many questions to be answered already. I can’t wait to learn the story of Lennox MacLure and Mariela. Tara has me ready for “The Flirtation.” Almost as anxious as I was for this book. I love when characters come back in the next story and even later in the series. Makes them feel like family. It’s nice knowing they are still around.

So you must pre-order this book. Never read Tara Sue Me? You aren’t risking anything, just do it. I couldn’t put this book down and even got upset when I started falling asleep and couldn’t read anymore. She is an amazing author, one that makes you fall in love with each book. No matter how many of her books you have read. It’s like the first time with each book. You fall in love all over again. Her BDSM scenes are respectable and sensual and her love scenes are deliciously arousing. I picked up her first book in Target one day just from the title and the cover. I was intrigued. She hooked me and I’ve never looked back in regret, only forward with an eagerness to read more.

About the Author

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After completing several clean romances, she decided to try her hand at something spicier and started The Submissive. What began as a writing exercise quickly took on a life of its own. An avid reader of all types of fiction, she soon discovered she enjoyed writing a variety as well.

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Owned By Fate by: Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey #Review #AmReading #BookBoost

Owned By Fate by: Tessa Bailey

Her mind rejects his world. But her body knows its master.
Journalist Caroline Preston arrives at Serve, New York City’s hottest BDSM club, with one goal—to hate it. If her brother wasn’t trying to turn the family’s respectable financial magazine into a publication that features “lifestyle” pieces for the wealthy and adventurous, she wouldn’t even be there, trying to write an article about a world she doesn’t understand.
But then she sees him.
Jonah Briggs doesn’t leave his post for just anyone. As the owner of the club, his sole purpose is to ensure that his clientele get everything they need, but when he sees Caroline, his only thought is what he wants—to dominate the sexy little reporter and give the most exquisite pleasure she’s ever experienced.
Caroline has no intention of entering that particular lion’s den—not with her family’s reputation at stake—no matter how dark, sexy, and complex the lion in question may be. But with every encounter, she craves more, and with every slide of his lips, she realizes Jonah might just be the man to break down all her defenses…if she’ll let him.
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This is my first book by Tessa Bailey and I was very impressed. Loving BDSM, I chose this as my first. I certainly wasn’t disappointed.

Jonah and Caroline are the main characters. Caroline is a little more complex than Jonah. He knows who he is and what he desires, needs and wants. Well until she enters his club. Caroline is a prim and proper magazine owner and is more worried about her father and his old school desires instead of what she wants. The conflict in the story is Caroline deciding what she wants, needs and desires while trying to do the right thing. It takes her hitting rock bottom to figure it out.

It was heartbreaking to read Caroline’s struggle. I carried the two characters in my head while doing yard work. I couldn’t get them out and just wanted to go read more instead of working. The pace was pretty good keeping me wanting to know more and more. I was rooting for Jonah and appreciated his respect for Caroline in trying to do the right thing by her. Even when it hurt him.

I love the mix in the story as his daughter was introduced to the story. It showed a more human side to him but one where he needed a balance between work and family.

This will not be my last Tessa Bailey book. I look forward to more.

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Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

 Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

 She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of nine years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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