Sunday, January 21, 2018

Review: Royally Endowed by Emma Chase


Royally Endowed

By: Emma Chase

Logan St. Jams is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at times--but Ellie Hammond's willing to overlook that. Because, have you seen him? Sexy. As. Hell. And Ellie's perky enough for the both of them. For years, she's had a crush on the intense, gorgeous royal security guard--but she doesn't think he ever saw her, not really. To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job--a relative of the royal family he'd sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she's determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after. The Queen of Wessco encourages Ellie to follow in her sister's footsteps and settle down with a prince of her own.  But in the pursuit of a fairy tale ending, Ellie learns that the sweetest crushes can be the hardest to let go. ***Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a family on the wrong side of the law. But these days, he covers his tattoos and scars with a respectable suit. He's handsome, loyal, brave, skilled with his hands and...other body parts. Any woman would be proud to call him hers. But there's only one woman he wants. For years he's watched over her, protected her, held her hair back when she was sick, taught her how to throw a punch, and spot a liar. He dreams of her. Would lay down his life for her. But beautiful Ellie Hammond's off-limits. Everybody knows the bodyguard rules: Never lose focus, never let them out of your sight, and never, ever fall in love. 


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Five Stars

Ellie and Logan's story is a slow burn, forbidden romance between the princess's sister and her body guard. The story takes place over the course of 5 years as they struggle with their feelings for each other. 

Ellie has always been the young one. Everyone sees her as underage and unattainable. However, as time goes on, Ellie is the one left behind. Everyone has moved on without her. Her sister is in love and her dad is a drunk. She feels like no one really protects her but herself. When Logan arrives, he gives her the security she seeks. This comfort makes her fall even harder for the broody bodyguard. 

Logan wants to be a part of something big in his life. He knows in order to do that, he needs to stay focused and loyal to the royal family. Falling in love with Ellie is not part of the plan. He tries to hide his feelings, but over time, the truth comes out. 

This was my favorite book in this series. It had more suspense than the others which had me turning pages as fast as I could. You could feel the love these two had for each other and see how love can overcome all obstacles. It also continued to show the lives of Nicholas, Olivia, Henry, and Sarah. It was an amazing closure to the royal family's story. 

Now I will just sit here and secretly hope for Tommy's book. I mean the other smoking hot bodyguard needs a happily ever after too. Right?

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Release Blitz and Review: Royal Ruin by Jessica Peterson




Title: Royal Ruin
Series: Flings with Kings #1
Author: Jessica Peterson
Genre: Royal Romance/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 18, 2018



Blurb

To: Emily@EPDesigns.com
From: HRHKit@PrimrosePalace.org.uk
SUBJECT: ENGAGEMENT CONTRACT (Marked Confidential)

FROM THE DESK OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE CHRISTOPHER

Emily—Thank you for joining me for dinner tonight. And for agreeing to my proposal, as ludicrous as it is. Desperate times call for fake engagements. At least in my family.

I am attaching the contract we discussed. Our lawyers asked that I highlight the following clauses:

  • The engagement shall last ninety days
  • Both parties are to appear genuinely in love at all royal appearances
  • Beyond required public displays of affection, there shall be no contact of any kind between the parties

The first half of your payment will be deposited into your account upon the signing of this contract. Be sure to note your ring size. We would like to make prompt delivery of the family emerald. The Queen and I thank you in advance for your discretion.

Cheers,
Kit

P.S.—Sorry to hear about your divorce. Your ex sounds like a proper knob head.

P.P.S.—You looked stunning tonight.







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Author Bio

Jessica Peterson began reading romance to escape the decidedly unromantic awkwardness of her teenage years. Having found solace in the likes of Mr. Darcy, Jamie Fraser (OMG love the gingers!), and Edward Cullen, it wasn’t long before she began creating tall, dark and handsome heroes of her own.

She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Mr. Peterson, and her smelly Goldendoodle Martha Bean. She is the author of the super sexy STUDY ABROAD and FLINGS WITH KINGS series. Check her out at www.jessicapeterson.com


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Four Stars


Royal Ruin stars off with a flashback in the past. Ten years ago, Kit Thorne was a TA trying to get his PhD in Economics and Emily Kirkpatrick was one of his students. Emily was going to school so that she could open up her own design company. After receiving two separate phone calls, both of their lives are forever altered. Kit and Emily haven't spoken to each other since that day in his office. Fresh out of a divorce, all Emily is concerned about is saving her business and landing the contract at the palace. A chance encounter and bad publicity has the Queen and Prince Kit devising a plan to make Emily his fake fiancee. When tensions run high and contractual lines are crossed, will Emily learn to trust another man or will she always shelter herself with her business?

Emily has been burned several time during her life, and she has trust issues a mile long. Even with trust issues, Emily is the most carefree, funny, and spontaneous character. She believes every relationship with the opposite sex is only surface deep which enables her cut loose and be herself. It is the only way she knows to keep her heart safe.

Kit is a shell of the man he use to be. You can tell he is strictly business and has no room to enjoy himself. Only after Emily cracks through his built up wall of self preservation, do you really get to see the real Kit. He is romantic, caring, and very protective of those he loves.

I loved how Kit promised Emily over and over to trust him, and how he eased her into his lifestyle gently. He truly cherished and valued her. Kit's family also played an important role in the book. Along the way, you get to see glimpses of future happenings between the secondary characters. The epilogue alludes to Rob's book and I know without a doubt it is going to be amazing!! His playboy days are coming to an end!

This is the first book that I have read from this author, and I have already added her other novels to my TBR list!

--- An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.---

Release Blitz and Review: Midnight Blue by L.J. Shen

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Midnight Blue, an all-new sexy standalone from LJ Shen is LIVE!



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Midnight Blue

Author: LJ Shen

Release Date: January 18th

 

It should have been easy.
I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.
I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.
The worst part is that I should have known better.
Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.
“Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”
Sounds familiar? That’s because it was a headline in a tabloid the second time he got arrested.
Guess what? I didn’t listen.
I signed the contract.
World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.
My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.
Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.
Then he took my heart.
Then he took my all.


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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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Five Stars

Wow!! L.J. Shen is the queen of making asshole heroes lovable. I read this book in one day because I absolutely could not put it down.

Alex and Indie's relationship is a push and pull from the beginning. However, Alex is oblivious to any shifts in his feelings towards Indie. He is a compulsive liar. He has lied so many times to his everyone including himself that he doesn't know what is fact or fiction anymore. 

Indie has so much depth to her character. She knows when to stand up for herself and when to let Alex have his space to think for himself. She has so much drive to help her family get out of debt that she is willing to put up with his broodiness and asshole ways, but found her attraction growing daily. 


"You look at me with dynamite in your eyes, waiting for me to light up the match and finally set you on fire."


Alex has so many demons to overcome. He doesn't realize that anyone could love him for him and not the persona he lets everyone else see. He starts to open up to Indie without realizing he is doing it. He justifies it as getting information out of her for his songs. 


"I like to live on the edge." He licked his lower lip.
"I like to live safely within the line," I retorted.
"It's a comfortable place to be, but nothing ever grows there."


As I read this story, my love for these characters had grown tremendously. You will be rooting for them so hard. However, one the surprises start coming, they come in full force. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, Shen would throw me for another loop.

I absolutely loved this book and getting to watch Indie and Alex grow together and as individuals. I also enjoyed the texting aspect that took place between Jenna, Indie, and Hudson. I thought it broke up the story nicely and added humor to some of the more serious scenes. 

---An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.---

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Cover Reveal: Memphis by Ginger Scott

Check out the amazing cover of Memphis by Ginger Scott! We are so excited about this release!

Memphis by Ginger Scott
A Contemporary New Adult Romance
Release day: February 23
Goodreads

Blurb:

My mom always said it was just something about the way he moved.
The same swagger Archie Valentine wore in the ring when he took his opponents down followed him like a halo everywhere he went. But make no mistake about it—he was no angel. He was like a drug. My mother was his addict.

I never understood it…how love could make you blind and convince you to drink the poison. Not until I met Memphis Delaney.

At first, it was the familiar form. He’s a fighter, built like a god from the past, the kind of man the universe doesn’t make anymore. His eyes hide a story, and every time I’m in his presence I want to keep reading him until I get to the end. And then…there’s the way he moves. His boxing is violent but beautiful, and his body is a seductive weapon. When he’s in the ring, he wears the stare of a man committed to the battle until his very last breath.

He could end me; turn me into her. Too much of him will leave me as a shadow, and I’ve lost so much of myself already.

But I have discipline. It came the hard way. Lessons learned, scars left behind, and trust stripped away from life.

I will breathe his air, but I won’t fall for a man like him. The only boxer who’s ever going to break my heart is the one who gave me my name.





About the Author:


Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams, The Hard Count, Hold My Breath, and A Boy Like You.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Review: Fight For Us by: Raquel DeJesus

Fight For Us

By: Raquel DeJesus

Twenty four-year old nurse Lauren Walden just got out of a serious relationship with someone who she thought she'd spend the rest of her life with. Feeling betrayed and cheated leaves her not wanting to start a new relationship anytime soon. Officer Eric Wright isn't looking for love. His last relationship left him feeling betrayed and bitter. But when he meets Lauren, the sister of one of his brothers in blue, it is love at first sight. He's there when her relationship falls apart to help her pick up the pieces. But when his past and secrets come back to haunt him, will Lauren be able to trust him again? Will they be able to work through their baggage and move forward? Can their love survive lies, danger, death, and a baby?






Three Stars


Lauren just wants to celebrate her brother's graduation without worrying about her boyfriend working late again. However, she gets more than she bargained for at the graduation celebration. A cheating boyfriend and a knight in SWAT armor. Eric refuses to let Lauren suffer alone while she is trying to process of the new information about her now ex-boyfriend. He promises to pick up all of the pieces and put her back together. He knows he shouldn't, but he can't control the pull he has towards Lauren. When Eric's past come back into his life, will Lauren see that Eric is her HEA or will she realize that everything she knows is a lie?

Lauren is fresh out of a relationship and very vulnerable. She second guesses everything and is very emotional. Eric wants to move on from his past, but obstacles outside of his control prevent him from doing so. He wants to love again and tries hard to show Lauren how he really feels. He has such a genuine heart and always tried to do what is best for everyone around him. 

This book is told in dual POV so you get to see the inner thinking of both main characters. The secondary characters are some of my favorites. They have some of the wittiest comebacks. I wish I could be as creative as Emily. She has some of the best sayings of any character I have ever read. I absolutely cannot wait to read her book. 

---An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.---

Monday, January 15, 2018

Cover Reveal: Heartbreak For Hire by Melissa Andrea and Tabatha Vargo



Heartbreak for Hire
Tabatha Vargo & Melissa Andrea 




Leticia Hassar  
RBA Designs : Romantic Book Affairs

Contemporary Romance


I turn trusted housewives into adulterous whores.

Let’s face it, nothing lasts forever. She may have started out as your wet dream, but now she’s your ball and chain. Let me set you free.

I’ll turn your loyal lady into a lecherous liar.

I can give you the uncontested divorce you desire, end your impending engagement, or rid you of that clingy girlfriend.

Either way, you’ll be a free man.

My name is Rift, and men pay me to have affairs with their women. It’s my job to get caught. While unethical, my profession is easy. Hell, most days it’s fun. At least until I fall for the soon-to-be ex of my newest client.


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Tabatha Vargo

Tabatha is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for her sexy adult romance Little Black Book.

Tabatha writes in all genres, including adult and new adult, and isn't afraid to venture into the dark side on occasion, as she proved with her dark, prison romance, Slammer.

She's an avid reader of all things smutty and the writer of sexy stories featuring redeemable alpha bad boys and sweet, strong women.

Her other loves include her children, her loving, supportive husband, anything historical, and wind chimes.

When she isn't writing, she's texting book ideas to herself.

Tabatha is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.

Check out Tabatha's blog: www.tabathavargo.blogspot.com

Melissa Andrea

New York Times Bestselling Author
Passionate Book Nerd
Coffee Abuser
Chaos w Lipstick
I'm really a Mermaid






Friday, January 12, 2018

Cover Reveal: Midnight Blue by L.J. Shen

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Midnight Blue, an all-new sexy standalone from LJ Shen is coming January 21st!



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Midnight Blue
Author: LJ Shen
Release Date: January 21st
Designer: Letitia Hasser at RBA Designs.
Model: Nolan Zarlin


It should have been easy.
I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.
I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.
The worst part is that I should have known better.
Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.
“Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”
Sounds familiar? That’s because it was a headline in a tabloid the second time he got arrested.
Guess what? I didn’t listen.
I signed the contract.
World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.
My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.
Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.
Then he took my heart.
Then he took my all.


Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2lIShL2



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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