Sting by Jennifer Ryder

 New Release Sting is book 4 in the Spark Series by Jennifer Ryder but can be read as a standalone. An undercover cop and a girl on the run is always going to be complicated affair, but will love pull through in the end?

 

Synopsis

Going undercover has its challenges. When Detective Ryan Clark is sent to the sleepy coastal town of Fremantle to dismantle the country’s most lethal drug syndicate, it’s worth the risk. Even if he becomes a fatality, in the war against drugs.

Ryan finds himself coming back to the same coffee shop. Blondie, the local barista, has him hot under the collar and reaching for his piece. He knows the attraction isn’t just one-sided.

She’s trying to keep her distance.

It only makes him want her more.

Willow Asher left it all behind, but not by choice.

After two long years, she’s finally getting somewhere. Willow has a busy café with her buxom business partner, Gabby, who is the closest thing she has to family.

Although Willow’s past still plagues her thoughts, she’s determined to have her happily-ever-after. As soon as her demons stop haunting her.

What she doesn’t need is the complication of Mr Sexy-Brown-Eyes, who seems to be drinking more and more coffee.

She doesn’t want the questions.

She’s still trying to get her story straight.

 

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Review

Is there anything hotter than a protective alpha male whose also happens to be an undercover cop? Well…if he wasn’t undercover he’d wear a uniform…but still Ryan Clark… he is hold-the-phone-panty-melting-HOT!

I (unfortunately) haven’t read the first 3 books in this series before receiving my ARC so I read Sting purely as a standalone. It was also the first book I’d read from Jennifer Ryder and it definitely won’t be the last! I fully intend to go back and read the first few books in the series now.

Ryan Clark is an undercover cop, working to infiltrate and bring down the major drug circuits. Moving up the ranks he’s thrilled to be involved in such a big case after his last one didn’t go as planned when he got involved with a woman whilst undercover. Determined to not mess up this time he vows to focus purely on the job when he moves across the country to a small coastal town to become Ryan Palmer, the new apprentice boat mechanic.

Like any other self-respecting person he can’t start his day properly without his hit of caffeine. Walking into the best looking café he can find he wasn’t prepared for the blonde beauty behind the counter. First day on the job and he’s already lusting after a woman – something he promised he wouldn’t do this time.

Getting involved with a woman when your whole life in her eyes is a lie is never going to be easy.

Willow Asher has worked hard to create a good life for herself. After a troubled past she’s moved across the country to escape…but not by choice.

Having left her family behind all that time ago and starting again with nothing she’s finally made something for herself and beginning to truly feel happy – but not safe. Constantly on edge and unable to trust, she doesn’t let many people in, apart from her fabulous bestie Gabby and the little girl who will melt your heart called Sienna.

When Mr Sexy Brown-Eyes (aka Ryan) walks into the café she isn’t prepared for the instant attraction she feels. Scared and ruled by the past life that she’s kept a secret, she pushes him away. But Ryan is persistent, charming and has a way with words with a smile to match that would melt the panties off of any red-blooded woman.

But having spent so long hiding who she is and keeping everyone at arms length will Willow ever be able to let someone like Ryan, a man who obviously has secrets of his own, in?

With both of them living a lie but unable to deny the attraction between them, will Ryan and Willow be able to put aside the identities they’ve adopted to save each other and accept the love between them?

I loved each and every character in Sting but for very different reasons. Willow carries so much pain and vulnerability from the life she left behind and yet she has so much strength and determination to overcome her fears and live the life she’s always dreamed about. Ryan is this protective alpha male who exudes so much masculinity but behind it all he wants to settle down and love a woman the way she deserves to be. The way he sets out to prove to Willow that not all men are untrustworthy is just so romantic – I mean the garden? That definitely made my heart squeeze!! As for the secondary characters – Gabby? Gosh I bloody love her!!! Sienna is just too cute and Mick (Ryan’s partner on the case) is pretty damn funny too!

A swoon-worthy alpha male and a heartbroken leading lady determined to find her happiness again Sting is a story of second chances that will teach you undercover cop romances are certainly something to get hot under the collar about. This may be my first Jennifer Ryder book but it won’t be my last!

PS. tissues, chocolate and new panties are advised during the reading of this novel.

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 Author Bio

New Adult and erotic romance writer, and author of the Spark series. A sexy imagination, a life-long love of books and a sucker for romance, Jennifer Ryder couldn’t stifle her creativity any longer. Writing steamy adult romance has become her new focus. Living on a rural property in New South Wales, Australia, she enjoys the best of city and country.

Her loving husband is ever willing to provide inspiration, and her two young cherubs, and sheep that don’t see fences as barriers, keep life more than interesting.

Jennifer placed third in the International Stringybark Erotic Short Fiction Award 2013.

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Blackest Red by P. T. Michelle

 Blackest Red is the final book in the In the Shadows series and we finally get to find out what happens to Sebastian and Talia, or rather Mister Black and Little Red. Full of mystery and romance this series isn’t one to be missed.

 

 

 Synopsis

No matter how hard I’ve tried to let go of Mister Black, the memories of us together torture me. They’re an unforgettable reminder of a life I can’t have for many reasons.

Burying myself in work mostly keeps thoughts of him to a screaming minimum, until he’s thrust into my life under circumstances beyond my control. Despite my need for his protection, this time I’m not sure if I’m strong enough to survive with my heart intact.

He is Black: a fierce protector and irresistible charmer.

I am Red: a trouble magnet and rainbow weaver.

Together we ignite. Explosive colors merging at the hottest melting point.

NOTE: BLACKEST RED is meant for readers 18+ due to mature content.

 

This is part 3 in the IN THE SHADOWS series and is approximately 369 print pages.

The series must be read in the following order: MISTER BLACK (part 1), SCARLETT RED (part 2), and BLACKEST RED (part 3).

 

 

 

Review

At the end of the previous book Sebastian has saved Talia from a some what mentally unstable serial killer who was out for Talia’s head. Having finally revealed that the charming yet annoying pilot Bash is actually her Mister Black, Talia was left conflicted once more as Sebastian makes it clear he’s only out for her body not her heart – relationships are not something he’s capable of.

We re-join Talia 6 months on whilst she’s getting ready for her new book’s week long tour and book signings. A story based on her own mystery and close brush with death it’s looking to be a big success.

But solving mysteries doesn’t only happen in Talia’s books and after numerous threats to her life if she goes ahead and releases her story, her book signings are looking a lot more sinister. When it becomes apparent these threats aren’t going away Talia is assigned a bodyguard for the tour.

Can you guess who her new bodyguard may be?

You guessed it, it’s none other than her Mister Black himself.

Forced into spending everyday together Talia must fight Sebastian’s advances if only to protect her heart. But with a passion like theirs sparks are bound to fly.

As her stalkers become bolder, Talia’s life depends on them solving this final mystery together. But as both of their pasts come back to haunt them, will they manage to come out of this unscathed?

Sebastian Blake is definitely a man whose hard to resist but will Talia risk her heart and take a chance on him? And will Sebastian finally learn how to let someone in, not only into his life but also his heart?

Full of passion and mystery Blackest Red is the perfect finale to this drama-filled series. Talia and Sebastian’s chemistry set the page on fire and Talia’s mystery stalker and threats give this romance an edge that will leave you begging for more! Loved every minute of this series and devastated it’s now at it’s end. I will definitely be looking out for more of P.T. Michelle after this epic series!

Passion. Suspense. Mystery. Blackest Red is definitely not to be missed.

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About P.T. Michelle

P.T. Michelle is the NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY and International Best Selling author of the Contemporary romance series IN THE SHADOWS, the YA/New Adult crossover series BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, and the romance series: BAD IN BOOTS, KENDRIAN VAMPIRES and SCIONS (listed under Patrice Michelle). She keeps a spiral notepad with her at all times, even on her nightstand. When P.T. isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.

 

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Revved by Samantha Towle

So Samantha Towle has been working on a secret project and I’m SO excited that today we get to see the cover! Revved is releasing on March 24th so be sure to add it to your TBR.  Just look at the cover! It looks so good – definitely a hint of what’s to come! Loving the red sparks behind the title too….let’s just hope the story is as fiery 😉

Check out the sneak peek excerpt below….

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Synopsis

Race car mechanic Andressa “Andi” Amaro has one rule—no dating drivers. With a good reason behind the rule, she has no plans on breaking it.

Carrick Ryan is the bad boy of Formula One. With a face and body that melts panties on sight, and an Irish lilt that leaves women on their knees, begging for more. He races hard and parties harder. The youngest driver to ever sign with F1, he’s still at the top of his game five years later, breaking hearts on and off the tracks.

When Andi is offered her dream job working in the glamorous world of F1, she leaves her home in Brazil, positive she can handle working for Carrick. But she’s not prepared for the off-the-chart sparks that fly the moment they meet.

Now, Andi has a crush on the one man she can’t have, and her resolve is about to be put to the test, because Carrick has decided he wants Andi, and he plans on testing her to the very limit…

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“Come on…just one piece of bacon.”

“No.” I move my plate toward me, and away from him.

“Aww, come on, baby. You know you wanna give me some.”

Baby?

I feel that word wash through me like an erotic cleansing.

Pressing my thighs and lips together, I shake my head. “Nope. Your smooth Irish charm won’t work on me.”

Grinning, he gives me a look straight from the sex devil. “Aww, Andressa. Baby. If you give me some…I’ll make it worth your while. It can be our little secret. I won’t tell anyone, I promise.”

“How do you manage to make a conversation about bacon sound dirty?”

“I’d say it’s a talent…but maybe it’s not me that’s dirty and it’s you. After all, you are the one interpreting it that way.”

 

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New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.

She has written contemporary romances, THE MIGHTY STORM, WETHERING THE STORM, TAMING THE STORM and TROUBLE.

She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

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Where We Belong by Eve Connell

Two Words. Mesmerising And Enchanting. That is how I would describe Where We Belong.

This book has to be one of the most beautifully written stories I’ve ever read. Truly a tale of old fashioned romance and second chances this is definitely one for those romantic at heart – just look at how gorgeous the cover is!

Synopsis

One man diving into the past.

One woman emerging from the depths.

At the age of seventeen, Amelia Baide won silver at the Olympic Games and was the second-fastest woman in the pool. Then one tragic night she crashed into a lake and was dragged out without a pulse. Now twenty-four, she is still haunted by it and hasn’t swum again. Until this year’s anniversary of the accident. It is a day unlike any other and a strange turn of events finds Amelia back at a swimming pool.

Harry Jamieson had eyes for one girl, while women and the media had eyes for him. As a trainer of Olympic athletes, he was an in-demand man. Until one boozy morning after … But from bad luck to pure chance he runs into his old flame, Amelia, at a swimming pool no less. She doesn’t remember a thing from the night of the crash.

And Harry knows every single secret.

The pair joins forces—a comeback for Amelia and Harry’s ultimate coaching opportunity. But dodging waves is hard to do; and even the strongest swimmer may sink.

Where We Belong is a second-chance love story for young and old, for swimming enthusiasts and romantics at heart.

My Review

Oh. My. Gosh. THIS BOOK! Just so many feels!! It’s just so, so, beautiful and heart felt and up-lifting!! I felt so damn good when I finished the book, I don’t think I’ve ever smiled so hard

*insert a happy crying face here*

But my gushing aside, I don’t know how anyone could not love this book. It’s a story of hope, love and new beginnings – of overcoming every fear you’ve ever lived with and coming out the other side a better and happier person. It definitely made my day a little brighter.

Amelia Baide was once the second fastest woman in the pool and won an Olympic Silver Medal as a teenager. All set to become the next greatest thing her life was going, well, swimmingly. But after one fatal night her world drastically changed.

Now 24 she hasn’t set a foot in the water since that night 6 years ago – crashing into a lake and drowning has made the one thing she loved her ultimate fear. Nightmares of that night, the night she died for several long minutes and lost everything, haunt her everyday and she now merely goes through the motions of her life but isn’t truly living it.

Harry Jamieson was one of Amelia’s bestfriends and teammates – he was there cheering her on and supporting her for as long as she can remember but after that night she never saw him again.

Unlike Amelia, Harry can remember everything about that night in the lake and his guilt has eaten away at him ever since. Like Amelia he too hasn’t set foot in the pool and now stands firmly on the edge training other Olympic hopefuls. With him being in high demand his life was going well until one drunken night goes a step too far and now he’s losing contracts thick and fast.

With both of them still drowning in the past a chance encounter brings them back together. Now back in his life Harry can’t let go of her again and offers her the chance of a life time – to train with him and live her Olympic dream.

The two begin a journey of intensive training and get closer by the day. But Amelia is still in the dark about what really happened that night and Harry knows every sordid detail. When it all finally comes to the surface will Amelia be able to face the truth or will she find herself drowning in helplessness and despair once again?

Harry and Amelia’s connection runs deep both in and out of the pool – the highs and lows of their relationship make for a beautiful read. This is truly a story of second chances, determination and hope – that even when you feel like you have nothing left you keep fighting until the bitter end.

This story is a remarkable read told brilliantly from both Harry’s and Amelia’s points of view. Each character had their own troubles and heartache but together they fought for each other and the dream they thought they’d lost all those years ago. You will laugh and you will most definitely cry but throughout it all you’ll be rooting for these two right up until the last page. Every competition Amelia competes in feels like you’re there on the side lines cheering her on and when Harry is watching her from the side of the pool you’ll feel his excitement and nerves as your own.

Any true romantics at heart or swimming enthusiasts will adore this book. The secrets about that fateful night are slowly drip fed to us over the course of the story and will have you enraptured until its all out in the open. But most importantly its a story of second chances – in life and love. It will teach you that not matter how bad it gets, no matter what stands in your way, you have to fight for what you believe in, for what your heart truly desires.

A story that will suck you in and capture your heart, this second chance romance will leave you reeling. Inspiring, beautiful and heartfelt – Where We Belong has it all. Just make sure you have some tissues, chocolate and wine on standby, you’ll need them. 

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Crash Ride by T Gephart

Book Two in the Power Station series Crash Ride is finally here – yay! Now we get to read all about Megs and her Troy Harris – double yay! 😉

Synopsis

Megan Winters had lusted over Troy Harris, drummer for international rock band Power Station, for years. Not being the type of girl who was invited backstage, her fantasies had stayed just that, fantasies. When her best friend unexpectedly starts dating one of the other band members it puts her on a crash course at war with her libido. Her solution— they need to have sex. Surely once she had scratched that itch, and saw the fantasy didn’t live up to the reality she could move on. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

Troy Harris vowed to stay away from Megs. The sexy, smart and funny blonde left his mind and his body feeling like a pretzel. No matter how attracted he was to her, she was a no-go zone. The best friend of his best friend’s girlfriend? Cue the reality show. But when she gives him the chance to have a one-night no strings good time, there was no way he could turn that down. Maybe she was right. One night, and then they could go back to being just friends.

Both of them were delusional.

Book two of the Power Station series.

My Review

I’m completely and utterly in love with this series! When I heard we were getting more of Power Station I was all over it the instant it hit my kindle!! Especially as we get to read all about Megs and Troy Harris!! They were such great characters in the first book, especially Megs who I find absolutely hilarious!

The beginning of the book covers the very first time the girls meet Power Station and the start of Dan and Ash’s truly brilliant relationship drama. Megan has always loved, and by loved I mean borderline obsessive stalker loved, the band Power Station and her passion for drummer Troy Harris is widely known. So when she gets to meet the main man himself it’s no surprise she throws herself at him – literally.

But Troy made himself and Dan a promise that he would never date/sleep with a girl that would complicate their friendship. Dating the bestfriend of his bestfriend’s girlfriend? Yeah that’s pretty damn complicated. So he vows to stay away from her and stay firmly in the friend-zone. But with some pretty heavy tension between the two of them it isn’t easy.

When Megs in her great wisdom decides they just need one night together – one night to scratch the itch and get over their feelings – then go back to how they were, Troy is unable to say no.

Of course nothing is ever that easy, and one night will never be enough.

What started out as something that was never meant to be complicated goes to become one giant clusterfuck, and when shit hits the fan will it be too late?

With some incredibly funny scenes that I’ve now come to expect from T Gephart I completely adored reading this next instalment. Megs is just so brash and down right hilarious – hers and Troy’s relationship was great and their phone conversations were A-MA-ZING! But at the same time this book deals with some pretty heavy stuff which was just so beautifully written and didn’t bring the story down but instead gave it yet another level.

Megs is definitely my favourite kind of crazy and her Power Station obsession was one of the best things about the book. The fact Dan and Ash, as well as the rest of Power Station were also quite prominent in the book was even better – I love these guys!

The boys of Power Station are well and truly on my list of go to book boyfriends now, and they are showing no signs of coming off it if the series continues to be as fabulous!

Crash Ride is witty and the best kind of crazy with a massive side-helping of sexy and a whole lot of feels. If you’re not obsessing over Power Station as much as Megs by the end of the book you obviously didn’t read it properly.

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About T Gephart

T Gephart is an indie author from Melbourne, Australia. T’s approach to life has been somewhat unconventional. Rather than going to University, she jumped on a plane to Los Angeles, USA in search of adventure. While this first trip left her somewhat underwhelmed and largely depleted of funds it fueled her appetite for travel and life experience.

With a rather eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history, T struggled to find her niche in the world.

While on a subsequent trip the United States in 1999, T met and married her husband. Their whirlwind courtship and interesting impromptu convenience store wedding set the tone for their life together, which is anything but ordinary. They have lived in Louisiana, Guam and Australia and have traveled extensively throughout the US. T has two beautiful young children and one four legged child, Woodley, the wonder dog.

An avid reader, T became increasingly frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in the books she was reading. She wanted to read about a woman she could identify with, someone strong, independent and confident and who didn’t lack femininity. Out of this need, she decided to pen her first book, A Twist of Fate. T set herself the challenge to write something that was interesting, compelling and yet easy enough to read that was still enjoyable. Pulling from her own past “colorful” experiences and the amazing personalities she has surrounded herself with, she had no shortage of inspiration. With a strong slant on erotic fiction, her core characters are empowered women who don’t have to sacrifice their femininity. She enjoyed the process so much that when it was over she couldn’t let it go.

T loves to travel, laugh and surround herself with colorful characters. This inevitably spills into her writing and makes for an interesting journey – she is well and truly enjoying the ride!

Based on her life experiences, T has plenty of material for her books and has a wealth of ideas to keep you all enthralled.

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Garrett by Sawyer Bennett

Having read and loved the first book in the series I was really excited to read about the infamous Garrett Samuelson! This is the second book in the Cold Fury Hockey series focusing on Alex’s best friend and teammate Garrett! Yay!

Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett hits the ice with the story of a playboy athlete whose winning ways lead him to a beautiful woman with a lot to lose.

 

Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he’s playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest. When he meets Olivia Case, he sees someone who’s exactly his type—confident, sexy, smart . . . his next fling. But the more he pursues her, the more Garrett shares a side of himself that other women don’t normally get to see.

Olivia has been keeping a secret. While Garrett lives for the next thrill, Olivia’s not sure she’ll live to see the next day. She’s undergoing treatment for some serious medical issues, and she doesn’t have time for a relationship with no guarantees—especially one with a hot-as-sin womanizer who won’t take no for an answer. But as she gets to know the real Garrett, Olivia can’t help falling for him . . . hard. To reveal the truth would mean risking everything—but you can’t score without taking the tough shots.

 

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I absolutely LOVE this series and Garrett certainly doesn’t disappoint! From the first book we learnt a little bit about Garrett – he’s Alex Crossman’s bestfriend, lives and breathes hockey and is definitely known as a lady’s man! Despite this you just know that when he gets his own book you’re going to fall in love with him – and trust me you will!

Olivia Case is our girl Sutton’s cousin, working in a fabulous florists with her very gay boss/bestie. Needing some fun in her life Sutton invites her to a hockey party which is where she meets the man himself Mr Garrett Samuelson. Their attraction is instant and Garrett is hooked, so you can imagine his dismay when Olivia says no to going out with him.

Little does he know Olivia has more on her plate than he realises…

Seen as its revealed right at the start of the book I think its ok for me to reveal that Olivia has just found out she has Follicular B-Cell Lymphoma – an incurable but very treatable form of cancer. After her appointment the day after first meeting Garrett she has mortality on her mind and decides that if she’s going to die she’s going to live her life to the max, starting with a bloody awesome one-night stand with Garrett.

But Garrett has other things in mind. Shortly after her rejection that first night Garrett realises that this girl is different and isn’t someone he wants as just another notch on his bed post – a feeling that’s only amplified after spending an incredible night with her.

When Olivia’s one-night stand becomes 2 nights, and then 3 she finds herself struggling with her treatment and the lies she’s telling Garrett.

When her cancer is finally revealed Garrett really steps up to the mark and becomes not only her lover but also her rock. Battling with her conscience Olivia struggles with her selfish need to keep Garrett around but her love for him wishes him a better life with a woman who isn’t on the verge of death. Knowing she would only break his heart if  she were to die she pushes him away and continues her fight alone.

Both of them heart broken they turn to their best-friends for support and when it comes down to it Olivia must ask herself one thing…

Yes she may die…but what if she lives?

Wow. Just Wow. This book is already one of my top reads of 2015 and its only February. Garrett Samuelson deserves the Best-Boyfriend-Ever badge that is for sure – my heart ached for him and for Olivia and his devotion and support to her was truly moving. This book has the rare quality of making me cry uncontrollably one minute and laughing my butt off the next – definitely the mark of something very special indeed!

Not only do we get some brilliant new characters including Garrett and Olivia but it also brings back Alex and Sutton, and I have to say Alex in this book? Bloody Brilliant. Some of the things he says to Garrett and Olivia were just epic and I fell in love with him all over again.

Garrett tackles the very sensitive topic of cancer so beautifully I think any survivor or anyone affected by this devastating disease would be proud to recommend it to a friend. It shows both sides of the story – of both the one fighting it themselves and those fighting for you – both of which are depicted so well.

But its not all sad and emotional – the romance side of the story is so brilliant I’m pretty sure I fell in love with Garrett myself. I mean I dare you to read this book and not fall even just a little bit for him! It’s damn near impossible I tell you! And the sexy scenes? Well they definitely don’t disappoint either 😉

Sexy, Romantic and Heart-Breakingly good, Garrett is truly a beautiful read that no one should miss out on.

 Read Garrett for yourself …

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New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett is a snarky Southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company that lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Bennett would like to report that she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate. 

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The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

The time has finally come!! Jennifer L. Armentrout’s THE RETURN is finally here! THE RETURN is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Titan Series. Seth is looking to be just as dangerously delicious as we all hoped!! I bloody love this series and can’t wait to get some more of Seth!

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The Return - CoverThe Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

What the hell are you waiting for check it out!

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And because we are just so lucky Jennifer has even given us this little cheeky excerpt! ENJOY!….

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I was a half-blood, but I was also the Apollyon, a child of a pure and a half, a union that had been forbidden for thousands of years because an Apollyon was more powerful than any pure or half could ever hope to be.

And I always got to the traitors’ hideouts before they did, so the Sentinels were usually left with the cleanup, which I was sure absolutely thrilled them.

The first to enter was a female half-blood dressed just as I was. Her black hair was pulled back in a neat little knot at the top of her head. She was older, probably in her mid-thirties. It was pretty rare for a Sentinel to live that long. Her dark skin paled as she stopped just inside the entrance. She clenched titanium daggers in her hands like she expected something vicious to pop out from under the bloody mess.

The female Sentinel tipped her chin up, and the overhead light sliced across her broad cheekbones. She bore a jagged scar under her right eye, the skin lighter in tone. She saw me and froze.

My smile widened.

Behind her, another Sentinel rushed in, almost mowing her over. He saw me and whispered, “Seth.”

He’d said my name like I was the monster under his bed, and I sort of liked that. Then another Sentinel and another rolled in. The fifth took one look at my interior design work and keeled over. Slamming his hands on his knees, he hurled up his dinner.

Nice.

Our society existed completely unknown to the average mortal and had operated under what was known as the Breed Order for thousands of years. The Order had been dismantled, which meant halfs were no longer forced to choose between becoming Sentinels—hunting down violent creatures, protecting pures, enforcing laws, and otherwise usually dying pretty damn quickly on the job—or servants, which was a job that really wasn’t a job, but more like slavery. Since then, many pampered pures had signed on to be Sentinels, making up for the loss of the halfs who’d pretty much said “screw this shit, I’m out.”

This wasn’t necessarily a good thing.

For example, the dumbass puking all over my blood-covered floor was a pure. When he straightened, his face a greenish hue, he backed away, shaking his head. “I can’t,” he gasped out. “I can’t do this.”

Then he turned and hauled ass out the doors.
I sighed. This was why we couldn’t have nice things.

 About Jennifer L. Armentrout

Author Photo# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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The Return -- Avaialable Now

The Billionaire Bargain 3 by Lila Monroe

 The time has finally come for the final part in Lila Monroe’s amazing series The Billionaire Bargain! I’ve loved every minute of this series and can’t believe it’s over! What am I going to do without any Grant Devlin in my life?

 

Synopsis

Last week I was in the penthouse with a sexy Australian billionaire. Now I’m back to Netflix Friday nights and leftover takeout. And it’s all my fault.

I’m the one who left the high life behind, and all because I couldn’t bring myself to go through with a sham marriage to my sexy boss Grant Devlin — because I went and fell in love with him for real.

I know, stupid.

Now he won’t talk to me, my job is hanging by a thread, and oh yeah, an evil plot to take over Devlin Media Corp means all my hard work could be for nothing. If we’re going to save the company, I need Grant’s help.

Help that doesn’t include hot sex in the copy room.

Wish me luck.

 

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My REVIEW

After the massive cliff hanger from part 2 we know that Lacey has left Grant at the alter as she can’t face marrying the man she loves if it isn’t real. We rejoin her as she’s hiding out at her parents’. With rumours of her being dumped by Grant after finding out she’s only out for his money, Lacey doesn’t feel like coming out from her hidey-hole. That is until best friend Kate tells her to get her arse back to work.

Facing her fears she puts her big girl panties on and marches back into Devlin Media Corp like the endless gossiping and judging glances don’t bother her. And they don’t, until she sees Grant for the first time.

The Grant that stands before her isn’t the man she remembers – cold, angry and bitter he holds nothing but disdain towards Lacey now and makes work unbearable.

But when Lacey finds out the company is in danger, will the two of them be able to put their past behind them and save it together? And will Lacey ever reveal her true feelings to Grant?

I have to say this last instalment definitely didn’t disappoint. I really enjoyed the hostile takeover storyline and thought it was a brilliant way to bring our two main characters back into each other’s lives. Lacey’s sass is back in full force and Grant is charming the pants off of all of us yet again – I mean the elevator scene…the office…holy smokes every bloody where!!

Witty, Sexy and Drama-filled this is a fabulous end to an even more fabulous series!

Author Bio

 

Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.

 

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Billionaire Bargain Part 2 by Lila Monroe

With the final part in the series being released soon I thought I’d post my review of part 2 in Lila Monroe’s Billionaire Bargain Series!

Synopsis

the billionaire bargain 2It was a deal made in the boardroom and sealed in the bedroom.

It all seemed so simple: I pretend to be his fianceé, his company share prices stabilize, and everyone wins. It’s all just for show.

So why does he keep kissing me? And why do I let him? Grant Devlin is the bane of my existence — not the man of my dreams. But now the lines are getting blurred, and between the kissing and the champagne (and did I mention the kissing?) I’m getting way too comfortable as the future Mrs Devlin.

Something’s got to give, and it better not be my self-control…

My Review

Lila Monroe definitely knows how to rock a cliff-hanger – I mean I was dying at the end of part 1 but after reading part 2 I’m positively salivating for the third book! Lila, you’re bloody amazing but how could you do this to me?! *Sigh* Anyways back to the review….

So at the end of book 1 Lacey faced a surprise marriage proposal from her rakish boss Grant Devlin. In part 2 of the series we re-join her right after his grand proposal and they’re swiftly trying to escape the press and fans. Of course on the way out they had to be congratulated by Grant’s Godmother Portia (aka Bitchy Ice Queen No.1) who makes her ill judgement towards Lacey very apparent.

Still in shock about the whole thing Lacey falls into a champagne induced sleep, not waking until the next afternoon when the events of the evening before hit her with full force. And even if they hadn’t her best friend Kate storming into her apartment and the big-ass diamond on her finger would have been a big enough clue.

Faced with the whirlwind that accompanies being engaged to the one and only Grant Devlin, Lacey’s first role as his fiancé is to suck it up and have lunch with the giant bitch that is Portia. She hasn’t even sat down before she starts to lay into her and bluntly tells her even though this wedding is a sham it will still be done completely how she wants and if Lacey wants to fit into her gown she better start watching what she eats! Once she’s saved by Grant and they make a quick escape the reality of what she’s doing really starts to set in.

Lavish engagement parties, jealous supermodel-lookalikes and a shit storm at work have now become her norm – those are things she can deal with. But her feelings? They were never part of the agreement. The plan was simple; be engaged for month, get married and divorce in the most civil, boring way possible. At no point was she meant to start to actually like, let alone fall in love, with her boss.

Having grown up dreaming of her perfect wedding to a man who loves her as much as she loves him, can Lacey go through with a wedding that is nothing more than a sham? Can she marry a man that sees her as nothing more than another PR stunt but she may have just fallen for?

The Billionaire Bargain Part 2 is a continuation of Grant and Lacey’s story and is again quite a short read (I finished it in about an hour) but despite it’s length I’m still begging for more! I still love Lacey as a character though I felt her sense of humour didn’t shine through as much as it did in part 1 which was a shame. Nevertheless hers and Grant’s banter is still entertaining and as always their chemistry is great!

Once again their is a cliff-hanger and I for one can’t wait to read what happens next! A series which just keeps on getting better, I’m now not-so-patiently waiting to find out whether Lacey will follow her heart…

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Monster Stepbrother by Harlow Grace

 

 Monster Stepbrother by Harlow Grace is very much a book of forbidden desires. Filled with passion and lust this story lives up to it’s erotic romance genre but with it’s sophisticated storyline and writing it’s so much more than just another smutty romance.

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Title: Monster Stepbrother

Author: Harlow Grace

Release Date: February 9, 2015

 

Synopsis

His dark obsession runs deep.

How does a girl go from being her Daddy’s precious baby doll to feeling like a filthy whore?

Easy really. When my father remarries it changes the course of my life and everything becomes . . . complicated.

My new stepbrother is a monster who hates me. Unapologetic, controlling and brazen he’s intent on making my life a living hell. Blackmails me into doing things I never thought I’d do. Illicit things.

Oliver King makes the rules. He f*cks me whenever he wants. How he wants. Where he wants.

My head screams this is wrong, yet I can’t resist giving in to forbidden desires.

I’m his possession, his toy — his ultimate pleasure.

He’s never letting me go. I’m his dark obsession.

My dirty addiction to my stepbrother grows to a dangerous level. Am I sick to crave more from the man who has made me his slut? Or should I escape and run as far away as possible?

My name is Maya Childs and this is my story.

Dark erotic novel that contains sensitive subject matter that may make readers uncomfortable. Not appropriate for readers under 18. Contains explicit language and descriptions of sexual situations and violence.

 

 

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My Review

Maya Childs is just a young innocent kid of 12 when her father remarries. Not only does she have a new Barbie Doll mother but a moody 16 year old stepbrother to boot. Thinking she now has a big brother to hang out with she’s bitterly disappointed when she meets him for the first time and he couldn’t care less about her.

And this is where it begins. Living only to torment her, Oliver King makes his new stepsister’s life a misery and as soon as he’s able to leave he takes off and never comes back, leaving both his mother and Maya behind.

Two years later Oliver comes back for his mother’s birthday – now 20 he decides he should make the effort for his Mum’s sake even if it does mean dealing with his stepfather and stepsister. But what he’s not expecting is Maya to not be a child anymore and instead have grown into a gorgeous young women of 16. Knowing he can’t have her he tries to stay clear and as tensions rise and the misery they cause each other evolving into a different kind all together Maya doesn’t make it easy for him.

With too much tension Oliver leaves after the party and doesn’t come back until Maya’s 18th birthday. After a life-altering event that brings Maya and Oliver closer, Maya falls into Oliver’s trap and finally becomes his. With a passion such as theirs there is always going to be trouble and boy is there ever! Over time their lust for one another turns into something a lot more but with a forbidden romance things are never going to be easy…

Will Maya and Oliver ever be able to admit the full extent of their feelings to one another and put other people’s opinions aside? Or will they forever never be true to themselves?

Monster Stepbrother is of course full of saucy goodness – some of Maya’s more…shall we say out-there…sexy displays I was bit like – wow, right ok! But I did really enjoy Maya’s feelings and the storyline about her and her birth mother which made this book much more than just smut. There is of course a HEA and I really loved the interactions with Maya and her stepmother at the end (watch out for that!).

Sexy, forbidden and with a touch of darkness Monster Stepbrother is not to be missed.

 

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About The Author 

Harlow Grace has tried many things in her life but writing has always been and still remains her passion.  She loves to create characters in need of redemption and her stories are mostly all dark romance but then again, she likes to mix things up so don’t be surprised if she publishes a sweet romance every now and then.  When she’s not writing or reading, Harlow is plotting and planning her next adventure or dreaming of lazy days in the sun with a good book in one hand and a cocktail in the other.

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