Monday, July 29, 2013

The Bet

The Bet
by: Rachel Van Dyken

"I have a proposition for you." Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus's mouth. It's been years since Kacey's seen her childhood friend Jake, but the minute Jake mentions his ill grandmother, Kacey is ready to do anything for the sweet old woman. And if that means pretending they're engaged for her sake-so be it.

But Kacey wasn't counting on Jake's older brother Travis still being there. She calls him "Satan" for a reason: she's never forgotten the way he teased and taunted her. Yet when they meet again, Travis's gorgeous smile is a direct hit to her heart . . . and Kacey's more confused than ever. As the days pass, only one thing starts to become alarmingly clear-she never should have accepted Jake's deal

4.25 Solid Stars

My Review:

Loved this book! I started out rooting for Jake but he showed us his true douchey colors pretty quickly. Travis and Kacey fighting had me in stitches. Their back and forth bickering, oh my! LOL. Thank goodness Kacey saw the light finally.

Travis is so yum. He is so sweet and sentimental and I loved when he finally hooked Jake. I wouldn't mind doing the same thing to him myself. 

And the grandma. OMG! She made the story. I want to be her when I grow up. So cute. Such a little faker she is.

I give it a solid 4.25 stars!!
Copy kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for honest review. Thanks!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Play Me

Play Me (Take a Chance #3)
by: Diane Alberts

Even the best-laid plans can go awry.
Single-mom Kiersten Worth knows a bottle of champagne and night of hot, no-strings-attached sex is the perfect solution to her jilted bride blues…and Garrett Kelly, long-time friend and her teenaged son’s sexy basketball coach, is just the stud for the job.
Garrett wants more from the elusive temptress than a casual affair, but he never expects it to come in the form of an unexpected pregnancy. When he proposes an unorthodox solution—move in and raise their baby together—Kiersten has to decide whether to let down her guard and open her heart to the man who secretly loved her for years, or risk losing his tender embrace for good.

4 SmutWhore Love me some Garrett Stars!!
Well, this was an unexpected great read for me. Kiersten thinks she is broken and no longer looking for a relationship, but she has needs that need satisfying. She decides she needs to have one hot night with her long time friends, the hot, sexy Garrett Kelly. What she doesn't expect is that one night to turn into a forever type commitment in the form of a mini Kiersten and Garrett.

Garrett convinces Kiersten they need to move in together and raise the baby and her older son together as a family, even if they aren't together as a couple. This is all suggested with the hopes Garrett can wear down Kiersten and eventually get her to fall since he has been harboring a years long crush on her. I don't want to give too much away, but this was very much an enjoyable read. It was funny, sometimes sappy, and sometimes downright irritating. But, that's a good book right. One that sparks emotions. There were times when Kiersten would get on my nerves and I wanted to scream at her like "what the pluck are you doing?" She just had a hard time admitting her feelings. It was quite comical.

Great read here. Don't hesitate to pick it up and give it a try. I am off now to play some basketball! :)

Copy kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Elite by Rachel Van Dyken - WOW

by: Rachel Van Dyken
Elite (Eagle Elite #1)
When I won the annual Eagle Elite College Scholarship lottery, I was thrilled. After all, my grandma had just died and I wanted to take care of my aging grandpa -- he couldn't be a farmer in Wyoming forever. And graduating from Eagle Elite meant opportunity.

But I wasn't counting on meeting Nixon.

Nor was I counting on the rules of the Elect.

1. Do not touch The Elect.
2. Do not look at The Elect.
3. Do not speak to The Elect.

And worst of all? Don't discover the secret they hide, because in the end, you may just realize... it's about
4.5 Intense, Oh my goodness, did I just read a book about the mafia and love it STARS!
My Review:
I freaking loved this book. This is one of those that I decided to read without paying any attention to reviews or even much attention to the blurb. I requested it, Netgalley granted permission, and I started reading. I really had no clue what I was about to read. I must say, that turned out to be a very good thing. I was completely shocked at what happened after the necklace was discovered.
I started off hating Nixon's guts. He was an arrogant douchebag who I wished someone would wipe the floor with. Chase was my fave. I was rooting for him to be with Trace in the beginning. It seemed like every time Nixon wasn't there, Chase was. Chase was Trace's anchor. I started off loving Trace because she was such a firecracker and didn't take any crap off anyone. I got sick of her whining and crying towards the end, but hell, I had tears in my eyes half the time, so what right do I have getting annoyed with her when it was tearing me apart? Grandpa, grandpa, grandpa. What the heck? You totally pulled the wool over all our eyes. Just some old farmer from Wyoming, my ass. You are slick dude, real slick.
This story had me totally invested and I could not put it down once I started. It was fantastic. It was totally different from anything I have ever read, because I don't think I have read anything involving the mafia. I have to say I was a little sick over Phoenix, but he got what he deserved.
Rachel, you have totally killed me with the Prologue for the next book, Elect, at the end of Elite. Really? You just had to do that, right? ARGH!!! Until you release it, I will be losing my mind!
Looks like, according to the reviews, this is one of those you either love or don't. Not much in between. As for me, I LOVE. :)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Escaping Reality

Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen#1)
by: Lisa Renee Jones
Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen, #1)
Infinite possibilities….
Infinite passion…..
Infinite danger….

His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn’t trust him. I shouldn’t tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need.

At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loves to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she’s finally dared to believe she is forgotten–even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets down her guard, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.

On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take “no” as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? And what if there is more to Liam than meets the eyes?
5 OMG Why did this book have to end and when is the next one coming out STARS!
Holy crap, this was a good book. Talk about a book consuming you and forcing you to think nothing other than about the characters here. Wow! As this book got closer and closer to the end, I was screaming internally for some closure or something. I want, no I NEED, more. I definitely need to know what happened in Amy's past. Why was the fire covered up? Who did it?
Amy is off for a new life when Liam enters the picture. He is the smoking hot billionaire and is hiding something. I don't know what it is, but something is off. Something is off with everyone. The only one I feel like without a hidden agenda is Jared. Just when I was about to come out my skin, the book ended. What was he talking about? Is he coming after her? Is there significance with the pyramids? UGH!
This author has roped me in and I cannot WAIT for book #2. This book is fantastic. Do not miss!

Thanks Netgalley for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review!

Hot Mess Blog Tour

Hot Mess
by: Anne Conley
Let me just start off and say that this book is amazeballs. That is simply the best way to put it. When I first started on this book, I expected another man moves in near woman and their love story develops. I figured it would be same ole, same ole since most books these days seem to be kind of cliche'.
What I did not expect to find was a deeply emotional, learning journey as two people overcome fears and rejection to  find something deeper. I don't know how else to put it. This book deals with a disease. I learned so much from this novel and I will never, ever look at that disease the same. I am sorry to admit that I was one who didn't understand it. Anne does such an amazing job getting the reader to become completely immersed. I fell in love with Rachel from the start. I love her honesty and bravery. Sam was such a sweetheart and I am so proud of his actions, although it took a while for him to get it right. I loved the blog posts and excerpts from the Fireman's handbook at the beginning of the chapters. I totally looked forward to those.
Ladies, don't pass this one up. Make sure you have tissues handy because if this one doesn't push tears out, then you might be emotionally broken. Just sayin'. 
This is an emotional, beautiful, lovely novel and I do believe I am now officially an Anne Conley fan!!  Thanks so much for the ARC and letting me be a part of your blog tour!

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Be sure to stop by on July 23rd for the Hot Mess Blog Tour Stop!


Sam is a single dad, trying to get over the death of his ex-wife, and help his daughter move on from the loss of her mother.

Rachel is a single mom with a secret of her own that has kept her out of the dating scene for years.

What happens when this drop-dead gorgeous firefighter moves in across the street from the reticent woman with a past?

Sparks fly as the heat level rises in this new novel of Serendipity.

Very good romance book!

Mending the Line
by: Christy Hayes

Jill Jennings’ dream of becoming an elite runner turns into a nightmare when she breaks her leg less than a year before the Olympic trials. After two surgeries and a lengthy rehabilitation, she’s ready to pursue her goal again. Or is she… 

Jill’s healing and ready to hit the pavement, but her passion for the sport she’d planned to make her career unexpectedly wanes. On a whim, she changes course and runs right into tall, blonde, and gorgeous Tyler Bloodworth. Fly fisherman come and go in south central Colorado, but Ty’s back for a second summer, minus his girlfriend and hotter than ever.

Tyler Bloodworth's life plan to start a fly-fishing business with his dad back home in North Carolina is suddenly snagged when Jill Jennings runs circles around his heart during a summer stint as a fishing guide in Colorado. Back for a second summer, he sets his bait and casts his line, but Jill's not so easy to catch.

A catch and release fisherman breaks Golden Rule #1: he hooks a girl he can’t let go. A distance runner with big dreams and an uncertain future falls hard for a summer fling. Can Jill risk losing her career and her heart to Tyler when he’ll be gone in a few months, or will Ty reel in the biggest catch of his life?

4 Beautiful Romance Stars!
My Review:

First, thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.

This is a really cute Romance/New Adult novel. What I really loved about this one is that it was so different from other books I have read. Sometimes you just need a book that isn't so full of angst and cheating and turmoil and this one is just that. Sometimes you just want to read a book and feel the love and not get heartburn. Right, girls?

Jill stumbles in Ty's world and Ty falls quickly. After beating around the bush for a year, Ty finally starts to make his move. I absolutely adored Ty. He is one of my favorite book boyfriends now. He is so sweet, honest, understanding, and just freaking perfect. I love how he openly admits his feelings for Jill without all the major idiotness we see in some books from the hero (is that a word-idiotness)? Oh well. Jill is pretty great. I am thrilled she showed her dad up! Sometimes parents put too much pressure on the kids and ruin the sport for the kid. I see it happen all the time. Jill got on my nerves a few times with her nieveness (is that a word), but we have to look at the ages here. I kept expecting something more from Lyle, like some sabotage to the relationship or something. Maybe I have read too many angsty novels. And Olivia, you are such an attention whore!

I learned some new fishing terms from this book and I can honestly say I want to gather my pole and a box of worms and head to the lake. Oh, and I most certainly won't forget my Nook when I do that.

If you are in the mood for a great romance/new adult novel, then don't hesitate to try this one out. It's cute and sweet without giving you a toothache.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fantastic Book!

Façade (Games #2)
Nyrae Dawn
Facade (Games, #2)
Can love save them?

After her father commits a crime that shatters her family, eighteen-year-old Delaney Cross is tired of pretending everything is all right. Packing up her car, she sets out to find the people her father hurt. Her search leads her to places she’s never been—and into the arms of Adrian Westfall.

To the outside world, Adrian is a sexy, charming ladies’ man. But his playboy persona is just an act. Secretly his soul is tortured by a memory too painful to share. Only Delaney seems to see through his façade to the real man underneath. And for the first time in his life, Adrian feels he can begin to open up about his past.

Together, Adrian and Delaney share a passionate love they never expected to find. Yet both still harbor their own secrets. When the dark truth is finally revealed, will it bring them closer together—or tear them apart forever?
5 Seriously Fantastic Smutwhore Stars!!
My review:
This is a great freaking book. I have read several by this author and while the others were good, this one was great. I found myself captivated and had a hard time putting the book down to do real life stuff, like work, take care of kids, etc.  ;)
I fell in love with Delaney instantly and completely admired her for what she was trying to do. Adrian was beautiful. I see him as a lost soul trying to find his way. At first I struggled understanding his deep heartache but then the bomb was dropped and it all clicked into place. At that point I became a blubbering, crying mess! And the tshirt under the pillow...OMG!
I loved catching up with Colt and Cheyenne. I had fallen in love with them in Charade, which is the first in the series. Their love is beautiful and they are such good friends to Adrian.

Adrian's poems were fantastic and the one saying he was trying ripped at my heartstrings so hard. Just a great freaking book. And to top it all off, there was smut! Way to go Nyrae!!!
If you want a deeply emotional, great read to spark emotions, this is the one. Don't pass it up!

Copy kindly provided by Netgalley in exchange for honest review. Thanks Netgalley!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Possibly the best book ever!

The Edge of Never
by: J.A. Redmerski
The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
Sometimes life takes you off course . . .


Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the center of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But there is more to Andrew than Camryn realizes. Will his secret push them inseparably together-or destroy them forever?
5 million beautifully fantastic stars!!!
My review:
This book knocked my socks off. I was truly mesmerized by Camryn and Andrew's story. From the very beginning, I was captivated and couldn't get enough. I don't think I took a single break while reading this book. I laughed, I cried, I became an overly emotional mess. J.A. Redmerski has the ability to just truly consume you. I fell head over heels in love with Andrew. He is in the top 3 of my all time favorite book boyfriends.

This was quite possibly the best book I have ever read! I will be on the edge of my seat waiting for the next one to come out. If you haven't read this one yet, stop what you are doing and read it. It is totally and completely phenomenal.

ARC kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!

Totally Unexpected Great Read!

The Quiver of a Kiss
The Quiver of a Kiss
Helen is the bargaining tool of her brothers and her father. She learns of lust but is denied love until she is drawn to one of her suitors, a man named Odysseus. When her father decides, however, that she will marry Menelaus, Helen becomes a pawn for both her new husband and the gods. She manages to survive, however, until a young man from Troy, a city across the sea, ignites in her a passion that will be the destruction of empires.
4.75 Historical Erotic Stars!
My Review
ARC Copy kindly provided by the author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
So, this isn't my normal genre of reading, but I was blown away. I love myself some erotica and I really enjoy historical reads. Combine both of them and you get The Quiver of a Kiss, The Seduction of Helen of Troy. So, most people know of Helen, the face that launched a thousand ships. The author is brilliant. I loved the way her words just seemed spot on with the time period. I am just so completely blown away and can't even believe I waited so long to try a book like this. The story was beautifully told and I don't know what I expected, but it wasn't this.
What a great, unexpected find! Way to go, Sarah!

Back from Vacay!

Oh my f*cking goodness! So, I am officially back from my vacay to the lovely islands of the Bahamas, the land of no cell phones or internet for those of us who like to stay within our budgets!
I get back and this is what I see....

July 12, 2013 Facebook Update

You asked for it, you got it.

The first two chapters of Rock Chick Revolution are available to download now. Just click on my site, scroll down, and get your taster of Ren and Ally.

Oh jeez, a little nervous to have this out there! I hope you love it as much as me!

The working chapters are up for Rock Chick Revolution!
Rock Chick Revolution (Rock Chick, #8)
I am a HUGE Kristen Ashley fan. Wait, that's an understatement! I am a GINORMOUS Kristen Ashley fan and am totally obsessed with her Rock Chick Series!
If you haven't read them, please, for the love of all that's holy, go read them! Start with Indy and Lee, yum yum yum, and by the time you are to book 8, this one will be out.
This is Ally and Ren's story! Holy Shit!! Ally ends up with the hot, sexy, Italian stud. Ahh, swoon!!!
Here's the blurb:
Ally Nightingale has secrets. Secrets she doesn't even share with the Rock Chicks. But two men know what she's up to. One has her back. The other has her heart, but he doesn't know it.

As Ally rewinds the last year of her life, she knows two things. One, she’s never going to get what every Rock Chick should have—her own Hot Bunch guy. And two, she’s a Nightingale through and through. She just isn’t sure what to do about that.

But as her secrets are revealed, the men in her life react. Darius Tucker, a lifelong friend, as usual takes her back. Ren Zano, the man she loves, isn’t quite so sure. The Rock Chicks, Hot Bunch and the entire gang at Fortnum’s weigh in, and a Rock Chick Revolution starts brewing.

It’s up to Ally to control it and prove what she knows down to her bones.

She’s a Rock Chick, she deserves her hot guy and she’s going to keep the one she wants…

Because she’s a Nightingale.
Holy Toledo! I read those 23 pages on the link above and I am soooooo stoked! I cannot freaking wait! August 6th is slated to be EPIC for me. Not only is this book coming out, but Olivia Cunning's Wicked Beat is slated for release that day, too. OMFG! I need to schedule a vacay day!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Fangirl Screaming here! Out of Breath!

Out of Breath is OUT NOW!

Out of Breath (Breathing, #3)

Buy your copy today!

Don't know what Out of Breath is? WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN? Hiding under a rock? It's only the final book in the Out of Breath Series! HELLO!

I am a total fangirl when it comes to this series. Rebecca Donovan is bad ass! The definition of a fangirl is below for those interested. Hmm, not sure about the ages 12-19, unless maybe I am a wee bit immature!

SQUEE! I gotta go get this book now! It's like Christmas, here!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Oh My Freaking God! Ambrosia Review

by: Erin Noelle
Ambrosia (Book Boyfriend, #2)
Buy it today at Barnes and Noble or Amazon!!!
After coming to terms with the tragedy that rocked her world, Scarlett MacGregor has returned to try to pick up the pieces of the broken relationships that she left behind.

Ash and Mason were left devastated and heartbroken following Scarlett’s sudden, unannounced departure. They are both ready and willing to forgive her and welcome her back into their lives with open arms. However, a lot can happen in 8 months…

Scarlett must learn to overcome the obstacles thrown in her path to prevent the past from repeating itself. Can she learn to fly with her own wings and discover the secret to eternal love?
5 Oh my God, Frustrated me to the end of the Earth SmutWhore Stars!
Well, Ambrosia picks up right where Metamorphosis leaves off. Scarlett is back. And in true Scarlett immature fashion, she makes a mess out of everything. Scarlett comes back and falls right into Mason's arms. Let me just say, I am Team Mason. As in, Team Mason, please leave Scarlett the hell alone and come to mama!  Let her have Ash. LOL. Anyway, no questions asked, he takes her back, they fall into bed, and it starts a whole mess of craziness!! Yep, craziness.
Mason is keeping a secret from Scarlett. After someone lets the cat out of the bag, we think okay, this is going to work. Okay, here's the deal. The secret is that the band is moving. Scarlett seems fine, but we should know that 1)Ash is obviously her soul mate and not giving up  2)she is immature (I mean, hey, she's only 20 and do we really think she is mature enough to have a long distance relationship?) and 3)there is always someone out to ruin a good thing. That someone is Bitchy McBitch, Mason's hookup/Band Manager.

Bitchy McBitch stirs shit up and we get introduced to a shitstorm of events. Yep, ladies and gentlemen, the shit hits the fan and things go from bad to worse.. I don't want to ruin this book for anyone, so I am going to stop discussing that and just say OMG.

Rant Alert:
I am a pissed off woman at this point. Pissed off that my man Mase let things get to him so bad. Pissed off that Scarlett fell for The Bitch's bullshit. Pissed off that a book got to me so much. And pissed off that the book stopped at the point when I just caught my breath. When this book ended, I was a snot nosed, blotchy faced, ugly crying mess in need of a damn antidepressant and pack of tums. I am in NEED of my next fix. Please, Erin Noelle, please don't make us wait long. I am DYING here!

As pissed off as this book made me, I have no choice but to give it 5 stars. I mean, come on, any book that can get you worked up like that is totally worthy of a high rating. Otherwise, I would've said, meh, and moved on.

READ THIS BOOK! Of course, don't read this book unless you've read Metamorphosis or else this book isn't going to make any sense at all to you. So, if you haven't read Metamorphosis, READ IT and then READ THIS BOOK!

Search Me is Now Available

Search Me
by Katie Ashley
Oh Em Gee!!! Is that cover hot or what! Guess what I am reading next!! Check it out!  
Search Me
Twenty year old Lane Montgomery never imagined her usually boring summer in the boonies would require her to trade her toe shoes for hunting boots or her monotonous college textbooks for treasure map deciphering. Never would she have imagined after breaking her grandmother’s precious Native American statue, danger, a lost treasure of Cherokee Gold and a hostage situation would arise. Nor could she predict that the one man destined to protect her and her family was her childhood nemesis and former crush, Maddox Diaz.

Returning after three years in the Army, twenty-three year old Maddox Diaz is confronted with more than he bargained for when agreeing to help his childhood buddy and deepest regret, Lane. Suddenly he is thrust into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with armed and ruthless treasure seekers that results in car chases and gun battles all in the presence of the one girl who still manages to haunt his dreams and drive him wild with desire.

Lane is determined to deny the sizzling chemistry with the man who stole her virginity and broke her heart. She just wants to stay alive with her heart intact. Will she be able to resist the man whose body sets fire to all her senses?