Blog Tour & Review – Team Player: A Christmas Anthology

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Team Player: A Christmas Anthology
Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance
Release Date: December 14, 2017
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

Eleven authors. Eleven Novellas. This is one thick…. book.

Christmas just became a whole lot merrier…

Review

🏒 SIN BIN by Mandi Beck 🏒 [⭐⭐⭐⭐.5]

Sin Bin was my first taste at Mandi Beck’s beautiful writing style and all I can say is that I am hooked! Seriously if her full length stories are anything like this short novella then I cannot wait for more. Jason is a sexy NHL star with a swoon worthy smile that will melt the panties off of any gal. Enter Stella. She’s a no-nonsense kind of gal who refuses to take crap from no one. Let me just say that things get a little hot and heavy one night in the sin bin (pun fully intended) and six months later Jason gets the surprise of a lifetime. Get ready for the sweet dose of drama that’s about to come your way.

🏂 YARD SALE by Charleigh Rose 🏂 – [⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐]

“When a skier or snowboarder eats it on the slopes and loses all of their gear. If a skier loses his skies, poles, hat, googles, and anything else, shout “YARD SALE” from the ski lift above him.”

Yard Sale features a cocky pro snowboarder, Cam, and a sweet out-of-towner, Mollie. What they thought was going to be a one-night stand turns out to be something so much more when they suddenly get the surprise of a lifetime. Charleigh Rose has once again captivated me with her one of a kind characters, even throwing in some old characters you might recognize if you’ve read her latest release, Bad Habit.This was a quick one sitting read and let me just say that I loved every second of it! I’m really hoping that these two reappear in Charleigh Rose’s next release in the Bad Love series!

SWEEPING THE SERIES by Kate Stewart ⚾ [⭐⭐⭐⭐]

Sweeping the Series was my very first Kate Stewart read. I can’t believe that I haven’t picked up one of her stories in the past. This story instantly drew me in and I found myself totally in love with our leads, Ren and Erica. Upon finishing their story, I discovered that this was actually part of the author’s Balls in Play series (totally have to read these ones ASAP)! This novella (although I think it could be considered a short full-length story) was a sweet second chance romance filled with a ton of witty banter, humor and lets not forget the sexual tension between these ex-lovers turned client/PR rep turned lovers again. Get ready for some hot and steamy chemistry between these two!

🏀 FULL COURT PRESS by Kennedy Ryan 🏀 [⭐⭐⭐⭐.5]

Full Court Press is only my second experience with Kennedy Ryan’s writing style and I have to say that I FLOVED every single moment of this emotionally captivating novella. You know what they say about first impressions…Lets just say that Avery and Decker’s was one for the books. Fast-forward 10 years later. These two have had their highs and their lows, but one thing is for sure…the undeniable attraction is still there. Although their story is short, you will still experience all the FEELS. If you are on the search for a slow burning romance, then this is the one for you!

🏒 SLAPPED INTO LOVE by Rochelle Paige 🏒 [⭐⭐⭐⭐]

Slapped into Love was my first experience with a Rochelle Paige story. This novella was super sweet and essentially a one-night stand turned second chance romance. We’ve got two pro athletes, a NHL player and an Olympic speed skater, who skates their way right into our hearts. The chemistry between Ryan and Tamara comes in with a bang and settles deep within our souls. It may have initially taken me a moment to get into this story, but once I did I couldn’t get enough of these two!

📣 OUT OF FORMATION by Ella Fox 📣 [⭐⭐⭐⭐.5]

Out of Formation was yet another great story from Ella Fox! I loved the concept of the novella, but I felt that things were slightly rushed due to the length. I must say that I would really love if this one was extended to a full length story one day because I really connected with Elena and Colin. If you love a good friends to lovers romance then you should check this one out!

🏒 BACK IN THE GAME by Meghan Quinn 🏒 [⭐⭐⭐⭐.5]

Back in the Game was an absolutely amazing read and I couldn’t help but devour every single word. The author did a phenomenal job hitting us with her hilariously funny humor in such a short and sweet novella. Calder is a sexy NHL player, but he’s really known as Wanda (if you want to find out what that means then you should totally pick up this anthology). Every great hero needs his own beautiful heroine…enter Rachel, a sassy kindergarten teacher. BUT WAIT! We can’t forget about sweet little Shea (Calder’s 5-year-old daughter). She is truthfully the star of the story even though she only has a few scenes. Get ready for some feel good “falling on the floor” laughable moments!

ONE GOOD MAN by Emma Scott ⚽ [⭐⭐⭐⭐]

One Good Man certainly came with a few unexpected surprise. The biggest having to be that the story was set in Paris, France in the 1970s. Janey dreams of being a hard hitting reporter, but of course she is set in the path of Adrian, a cocky soccer star who turns out to have a soft side. This novella was sweet, lovable and chock full of emotions. These two will capture you whole body and soul right from the very first page. Make sure to take time and check out this beautiful tearjerker read.

SWITCH HITTER by Sara Ney ⚾ [⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐]

Switch Hitter was one of my most anticipated reads in this anthology, so I was super excited to dive in, but I paced myself and saved it for the very end. I am so glad that I waited because this was truly a perfect end to the #DreamTeam! Where to start? Amelia Ryan’s twin sister, Lucy, gets this bright idea for the two of them to switch places during a date with Dash Amado, the catcher of the college’s baseball team. Suddenly, the disinterested Dash finds himself falling for the new and improved “Lucy.” As much as I adored this novella, I was so sad that it wasn’t a full-length story (although the story did have a beginning, middle and end) because I FLOVED these two. OMG! Bring on JOCK ROW!!!

🏈 THE END ZONE by L.J. Shen 🏈 [⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐]

The End Zone is a hot and sexy friends to lovers romance with just a splash of fake relationship tossed in for good measure. This novella features two childhood best friends who couldn’t be more perfect for each other. Seriously these two have that undeniable chemistry that leaps right off the pages! Jolie is the sweet gal who has admired her best friend from afar since she climbed out of her bedroom window that fateful night and Sage is the kind of man that puts the ‘ho’ in manwhore. If you’re on the search for a sexy romantic comedy with a little bit of sass that’ll leave you laughing and swooning all at the same time then this is the book for you!

🥊 CROSS by Adriana Locke 🥊 – not included in ARC copy 😭

About LJ Shen

L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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About Kennedy Ryan

Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who find a way to thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Georgia families living with Autism, Kennedy has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other outlets as a voice for families living with autism.

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About Adriana Locke

A contemporary romance author running on coffee and sticky kisses from my rowdy four little boys.

From Indiana, I’m a true Mid-Westerner. Life, for me, is about family, faith, and food. When I’m not running my kiddos around or having a lunch date of fajitas with my husband (and high school sweetheart), you can find me outside. I love a good sunny day almost as much as I love candy, random quotes, and steamy bad boys in fantastic books.

I’m on nearly every social media platform. Please find me on the ones you frequent – I love chatting with readers.

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About Mandi Beck

Mandi Beck has been an avid reader all of her life. A deep love for books always had her jotting down little stories on napkins, notebooks, and her hand. As an adult she was further submerged into the book world through book clubs and the epicness of social media. It was then that she graduated to writing her stories on her phone and then finally on a proper computer.

A nursing student, mother to two rambunctious and somewhat rotten boys, and stepmom to two great girls away at college, she shares her time with her husband in Chicago where she was born and raised. Mandi is a diehard hockey fan and blames the Blackhawks when her deadlines are not met.

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About Emma Scott

I write romances with flawed characters, characters with artistic hearts: builders, poets, and writers of various makes and models. I love to write book lovers; those who have found refuge, companionship, and escape in books, much as we do in real life. I like realism, honesty, authenticity in storytelling. I love to write about enduring love, soul-deep love, in as real a setting as I can make, but with big smooshy HEAs. I believe in diversity, open-mindedness, and inclusion. I like sweetness mixed with steam, love conquering all, and above all, hope. Love always wins.

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About Charleigh Rose

We are a duo of an international best-selling author and a blogger who teamed up to write the kind of taboo, thought-provoking stories we love to read-without filters.

Both Charleigh and Rose are committed to giving you witty, sexy, gritty novels that will leave you craving more.

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About Ella Fox

When she’s not writing, Ella indulges the gypsy in her blood and travels the country. Ella loves reading, movies, music, buying make-up, reading Tmz, Twitter and pedicures… not necessarily in that order. She has a wild sense of humor and loves to laugh. Her favorite thing in the world is hanging out with her family and watching comedy movies.

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About Sara Ney

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

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About Meghan Quinn

A BLONDE AT HEART

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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About Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart lives in Charleston, S.C. with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. A native of Dallas, Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring it her creative muse. Kate pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a reader. A lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap, she dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity only and does a horrible job of playing the ukulele. Aside from running a mile without collapsing, traveling is the only other must on her bucket list. On occasion, she does very well at vodka.

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About Rochelle Paige

Rochelle Paige is the Amazon bestselling author of nineteen books. She absolutely adores reading and her friends growing up used to tease her when she trailed after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. She loves stories with alpha males, sassy heroines, hot sex and happily ever afters. She is a bit of a genre hopper in both her reading and her writing. So far she’s written books in several romance sub-genres including new adult, contemporary, paranormal and romantic suspense.

She is the mother of two wonderful sons who inspired her to chase her dream of being an author. She wants them to learn from her that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.

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Blog Tour & Review – Miss Mechanic by Emma Hart

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Miss Mechanic by Emma Hart
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: December 12, 2017
Buy Now: Amazon / B&N / Kobo / iBooks

Synopsis

Two mechanics. One rivalry.
She’ll prove she’s as good as she says she is.
He’ll prove her place isn’t under the hood.
It’s over it.

“Don’t let the bastards get you down.”

For twenty-six years, I lived by my daddy’s motto. Which is why “Mechanic Wanted” is all it takes for me to apply for the job at the garage we once owned.

And I meet the biggest bastard of them all.

Dexter Ryne. Hotter than Hell in July and a firm believer that my place is on reception, taking phone calls and looking pretty. Not getting dirty under the hood of a car.

Determined to prove each other wrong, we make a deal.

I have three weeks to prove my worth as a mechanic. If I don’t, I’m on telephone duty.

If I do, he’ll accept defeat and make my job permanent.

Now, all I have to do is fight my attraction to the cocky little… beep.

Problem is, an engine isn’t the only thing he knows how to make purr…

Review

Emma Hart girl you have done it again! This might only be the second book I’ve read from this lady, but I think it’s safe to say that she has gained a brand-new “stalker” from this gal.

Miss Mechanic was yet another hilariously funny and addictively sassy romantic comedy. It is definitely true what readers say, “EMMA HART IS THE QUEEN OF ROMCOM!” This story came at just the right time because I needed an escape from reality and a good laugh thanks to the stress of finals (oh the life of a college student). Let me say that the book did just that and so much more. Once again I found myself intensely captivated by a story, which I managed to devour in only a few short hours. Trust me when I say that the second you pick up this book, you aren’t stopping until you reach the end.

If this gorgeous cover doesn’t reel you in, then the second you meet Jamie Bell and Dexter Ryne you’ll be booked. These two have an undeniable chemistry right from the start, but of course it wouldn’t be an good enemies to lovers tale without a little bit of drama with a whole lot of sexual tension. Working together side my side just got a lot harder (pun totally intended).

And don’t even get me started on those secondary characters…

If Aunt Greta’s hilarious antics don’t put a smile on your face then something is clearly wrong with you (no offense or anything, but I still can’t stop laughing when I think about her). Oh and we can’t forget Haley, Roxy and sweet little Charley (dang that little girl sure knows how to kick you into shape).

Dang. There is so much more I want to tell you about this story, but then I think I can just say…GO & FREAKING BUY THIS STORY NOW. Do it. Seriously drop everything you are doing right this second and fall in love with Jamie and Dex today!

About Emma Hart

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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Blog Tour & Review – Captivated by Him by Terri E. Laine

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Captivated by Him by Terri E. Laine
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Date Release: December 5, 2017
Buy Now: Amazon / B&N / Kobo / iBooks

Synopsis

From USA Today bestselling author Terri E. Laine comes a new standalone romance about an imperfect hero and the woman he can’t let go.

Fate plays matchmaker with my heart by repeatedly putting Gavin Volk in my path. Our mutually insane attraction is instant, captivating me from the first time we meet.

The wickedly gorgeous guy knows how to set my body on fire with just one look.
And he’s there for me like no guy has been before.

Only, he says he’s not boyfriend material, not good enough for me. But he won’t give me
a reason why.

If rumors at our college are to be believed, he’s dangerous, connected to the mob. I know he would never hurt me physically, but mentally he’s shielded by secrets he doesn’t trust me enough to share.

Yet, every time he kisses me, I feel it deep down in my soul.
Just when I think I’ve broken down his barriers, he builds a fortress between us again.

Though I want him.
And I know he wants me.
His secrets keep me far from his heart.

I should walk away with my pride intact.
I can’t keep allowing him in my life only to be shattered when he walks away.
Either he proves his love by trusting me or he needs to let me go for good.

However, my greatest fear is that if he tells me what he’s hiding, will I be strong enough to stay?

Review

OMFG! Ever since devouring Because of Him back in September I have been “dying” to get my hands on Gavin and Megan’s story so you can imagine how thrilled I was when I discovered that Captivated by Himwas set to release in December. Immediately I knew that this story was going to captivate me. Lets just say that the story certainly did that and so much more.

Since I only recently discovered Terri E. Laine’s writing this year, this was only the second book that I’ve read of hers, but it certainly won’t be the last and I know that one day when I have time in my super busy life that I will go back and read her past releases. Her writing style is so beautiful that I can’t help but think of how many incredible stories I’ve missed over the years. I truly hope to redeem myself soon…

Captivated by Him was an addictively captivating read that captured me whole body and soul, pulling tightly on every single one of my heartstrings from beginning to end. This is one of those stories that you want to both savior and devour at the same time. I have no doubt in my mind that if I hadn’t had a million things to do (being an adult really sucks sometimes), I would have read this book in one sitting because I struggled to put Gavin and Megan’s story down. This story was filled with so many twists and turns that I had no idea what was around every corner (or page). When I first began this book I had no clue what to expect and lets just say that the author surprised me so many times throughout the story.

Since I can’t really tell you much more without spoiling this incredibly beautiful read, I will leave you with one final note… Although Because of Him and Captivated by Him are connected by the characters, they can both be enjoyed as standalones. However, being someone that FLOVED them so much, I can’t help but recommend reading them both! Trust me when I say that you won’t regret that decision for a second!

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About Terri E. Laine

Terri E. Laine, USA Today bestselling author, left a lucrative career as a CPA to pursue her love for writing. Outside of her roles as a wife and mother of three, she’s always been a dreamer and as such became an avid reader at a young age.

Many years later, she got a crazy idea to write a novel and set out to try to publish it. With over a dozen titles published under various pen names, the rest is history. Her journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. She looks forward to many more memories to come.

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Blog Tour & Review – The British Knight by Louise Bay

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The British Knight by Louise Bay
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 5, 2017
Buy Now: Amazon / B&N / Kobo / iBooks

Synopsis

When I’m offered the chance to leave New York to live in London for three months, I can’t pack my suitcase fast enough.

As soon as I touch down I’m obsessing over red telephone boxes, palaces and all the black cabs.

But my favorite place is the tube. It’s wall-to-wall hot British men in suits.

When I’m offered a temporary job working for a barrister, I say, sign me up.

On my first commute into work, it’s a total accident when I lose my balance and fall against the most handsome Brit alive. He’s as charming as James Bond and as suave as Mr. Darcy. I want to lick tea from his hard abs and listen to his accent all night long.

Turns out Mr. Handsome is my new boss. And his attitude isn’t as hot as his gorgeous face, broad shoulders and tight ass. He’s brooding, short-tempered and the most arrogant man I’ve ever met.

As we’re fighting, out of nowhere he kisses me. And I’m pretty sure I see fireworks over Big Ben and hear God Save the Queen.

I wasn’t looking for the fairytale but I might have found my knight in shining armor. The problem is he lives an ocean away.

Review

Gosh! I still can’t believe that it has taken me so freaking long to pick up one of Louise Bay’s books and now all I can think about is getting my hands on the rest of her stories! The British Knight had an extremely fascinating storyline with likable characters that will instantly hook readers in and hold on for dear life until the very end.

Instantly I found myself falling head over heels in love with Alexander and Violet’s beautifully captivating story. Seriously these two had that off the charts undeniable chemistry that readers crave (at least in my experience). I couldn’t get enough of these two and found myself devouring this entire story in only a few short hours. This was hands down the perfect story to officially bring me out of my recent book slump.

The British Knight by Louise Bay was a hilariously funny and heart wrenching story that will pull at your heartstrings. Alexander and Violet couldn’t be more opposite, but for some reason it seems to work for these two. Get ready to fall in love with them as much as I did!

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About Louise Bay

USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Duke of Manhattan, Hollywood Scandal, Park Avenue Prince, King of Wall Street, The Empire State Series, Indigo Nights and Hopeful.

Ruined by bonk-busters and sexy mini-series of the eighties Louise loves all things sexy and romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!

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Blog Tour – Bad at Love by Karina Halle

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Bad at Love by Karina Halle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 16, 2017
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

She’s bad at love, but he’s even worse…

Marina is hot, blonde, and wickedly smart, but when it comes to men? She’s hopeless. Between her quirks and her lack of filter, there isn’t a man in Los Angeles that will stick around after the third date.

Her handsome, charming friend Lazarus has the opposite problem. Everyone wants to be his girlfriend, but he gets bored and moves on quickly.

There’s only one way to figure out why neither of them has cracked this love thing– they’ll date each other. On paper, it’s the perfect experiment. But in reality, things between Marina and Laz get complicated quickly.

They might be bad at love, but they are even worse at being friends.

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Excerpt

The place is called Tanner Smiths and is one of those trendy bars with a prohibition theme. It’s packed and dark and there’s a small dancefloor by the door so that when you walk in, you’re sucked into a group of people grooving all up in your space. Beyonce blares from the female DJ in the corner and everyone is drunk and happy.

“I approve of the vibe,” I say to Laz.

“What?” he yells back mockingly over the noise, cupping his ear. Then he leans in, close. Very close. “What you havin’ to drink, sweet girl?”

His breath is hot on my ear and I momentarily close my eyes, letting the feeling sink along my skin, down my back, all the way to my toes. “Anything,” I manage to say.

I open my eyes and his face is still at my neck, lips at my ear. “I had no idea you were so easy to please,” he murmurs and I swear his lips are grazing my skin. Goosebumps spread and I’m hot and cold all at once.

My throat feels thick as I speak. “Only when it comes to drinks. Anything else, you might have to work at it.”

“Is that so?” he says, pulling back enough to look me in the eye.

There’s fire inside him. God, how I want to burn.

“We’ll have to see, won’t we?” I tell him.

His languid gaze drops to my lips, his nostrils flaring with impatience.

Fuck, do it, just fucking kiss me.

Kiss me.

Kiss me.

He leans all the way back, gives my hand another squeeze before letting go. “Don’t you dare go anywhere.”

“Bossy,” I comment, my stomach summersaulting like crazy.

“You have no idea,” he says. Then he winks, a bit of a smile, and heads down to the bar to place the order.

I watch him. I watch him and I watch the girls in the bar watching him and I know tonight, tonight he’s mine. I have him.

I’ve never felt so alive before, a swarm of electricity underneath my skin, my heart happy, happy, happy with anticipation, knowing what might finally happen between us.

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About Karina Halle

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

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Review – Nightshade (Redemption #3) by Molly McAdams

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Nightshade by Molly McAdams
Series: Redemption #3 – Standalone
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 14, 2017
Buy Now: AmazonB&N / Kobo / iBooks

Synopsis

The heart-stopping final installment in New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams’s Redemption series.

My life has never been my own. From the time I could walk, I was trained to be the mob’s hardened assassin. To be a monster. I’ve been told what to do, when to kill, and who to love. The minute I strayed, I lost everything.

Then I met Jessica.

She swept into my life like a storm of heartache, seduction, and intrigue. She’s everything I hate, but with one look, I can’t stay away. With one touch, she ignites a craving unlike anything I’ve ever known.

But her secrets threaten to destroy everything closest to me. Including her…

Together we’re poison. A destructive combination of darkness and chaos. And I want to savor every drop in my veins.

Review

OMFG! I have no freaking clue where to even begin with my review. There are what feels like a million different thoughts running through my head and yet I am at a complete loss for words. Its been a little over a week since I devoured this addictively binge-worthy read and all I can seem to focus on is the bittersweet fact that this is the END for the Redemption series. There are so many stories that I can picture in my head and I can only hope that Molly McAdams will one day give us more of our favorite characters!

Although Dare from Firefly has managed to secure the number one place in my heart, Kieran aka Nightshade certainly ranks at a close second. I must regrettably admit that initially I really disliked Kieran because of the way he treated Lily O’Sullivan in book 2 of the series, but by the end of Firefly he started to redeem himself when he stepped reluctantly stepped aside and let her have her HEA with Dare (gosh just the mere mention of his name has my heart swooning). He sacrificed his own happiness so that she could have hers…that action alone opened my eyes up to a completely different man.

I thought after reading the first two books in the Redemption series that I knew what to expect, but come on, you NEVER really know what to expect with Molly McAdams! I adore the fact that she knows how to keep her readers on the edge of their seats in anticipation from start to finish.

The moment Nightshade showed up on my kindle I wanted to drop everything and inhale this story, but of course I had what seemed like a million things to do before I could officially being. It’s a good thing that I did the adult thing and completed everything I needed to do before loading up my kindle because I ended up reading 89% in ONE SITTING! You’d think I’d learn by now not to start a book right before I lay down for bed because I always end up staying up WAY too late. It was TOTALLY worth it thought and I would’ve finished the remaining 11% that night if my kindle hadn’t been only moments away from dying…

Kieran and Jessica’s story was filled with adventure and passion. These two had the kind of chemistry I LOVE in books and I couldn’t help but FALL in love with them. Their story had so many unexpected twists and turns that I never knew what to expect. I laughed…I swooned…I cried…I loved! Nightshade was a beautifully poetic and captivating story about two lost souls on their path of redemption…

Although technically this book can be enjoyed as a STANDALONE, I strongly recommend reading all the books in the Redemption series! Trust me…this series will stick close to your heart for years to come!!!

 

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About Molly McAdams

Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband, daughter, and fur babies. When she’s not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and fried pickles, and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm … or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren’t really happening.

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Blog Tour & Review – Spider by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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Spider by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Genre: Forbidden Romance
Release Date: November 13, 2017
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

He calls himself Spider.

I just know him as the sinfully gorgeous guy with eyes of fire that fate places next to me on the airplane.

I didn’t who he really was . . . future rock star . . . my stepbrother.

He kissed me because he thought he’d never see me again. He would.

Everyone warned me about him.

They told me he was careless and ruthless and screwed up.

They said he’d leave me with a hole in my heart.

Maybe I should have listened.

Maybe I should have built a fortress to keep him out.

But I crumbled instead.

They say an unbreakable thread connects those who are destined to meet. If that’s true, then the moment he sat next to me, we were bound together forever.

He just had to figure it out before it’s too late…

Review

OMG! When Ilsa Madden-Mills announced that Spider was FINALLY getting his very own full-length novel, I knew that I just had to get my hands on a copy of it because well it’s SPIDER! Let me just say that she certainly did not disappoint with this one. Ever since first meeting his character back in Very Wicked Beginnings he’s held a special place in my heart and then wiggled his way even deeper when I read his short story Spider on a Plane from the 2014 anthology Breakaway. Although this short story was only loosely based on this new full-length one, I’ve still got those warm fuzzies just thinking about it… Truthfully everything that I’ve read from this extraordinarily talented author has touched my heart and given me ALL THE FEELS!

Spider is a story told in two parts…

“One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.” – Part 1.

Spider and Rose’s attraction is instant and right from the start I’m rooting for them. They may be complete opposites, but their connection is strong and their chemistry is just the perfect amount. The attraction between these two is hot and the angst is of the charts…at least until the plane lands and they soon discover that their step-siblings (talk about shock-worthy). Forces try to keep them apart, but will love conquer all?!

“Wherever man may happen to turn, whatever a many may undertake, he will always end up by retiring to the path which nature has marked out for him.” – Part 2.

Four years have passed since their connection has first sprang to life and so much has changed. No longer that naïve seventeen-year-old, Rose had finally moved on…or so she thought. Suddenly Spider is thrust back into her life and she thinks maybe they can finally have their HEA, but can it really be that simple? Read to find out!

Gosh! I am so happy to have been given the opportunity to read this beautifully captivating story and I cannot wait to share this book with all my book friends because they all need to read this incredible story! I still can’t believe that when I woke up at 4:30am I decided to pick up this story and ended up finishing it in less than two hours. Seriously who needs sleep anyways?! Not this girl that is for sure!

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of this story today!

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About Ilsa Madden-Mills

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She’s addicted to dystopian books and all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Instagram, Ian Somerhalder (seriously hot), astronomy (she’s a Gemini), and tattoos.

She has a degree in English and a Master’s in Education.

When she’s not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets and paints old furniture.

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