Rock Me (Bodyguard Bad Boys #2) by Carly Phillips-Review Tour

ROCK ME (Bodyguard Bad Boys #1) by Carly Phillips-Review tour

Rock Me

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 19, 2017

Bodyguard Bad Boys… Sexy, Hot, and oh so protective!

A pop star in danger.

Her reluctant bodyguard.

A past they can’t deny.

Summer Michelle is on the verge of ultimate fame.

Ben Hollander has sworn off mixing business with pleasure.

But keeping his hands off of the sexy songstress is easier said than done and once the threat is neutralized, will she choose fame over love?

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REVIEW: ROCK ME is the first installment in Carly Phillips’ contemporary, adult BODYGUARD BAD BOYS erotic, romantic suspense series focusing on the men and women who work for Alpha Security-a spin off from her. This is bodyguard Ben Hollander, and pop star Summer Michelle’s story line.

NOTE: There is a slight cross –over with author Lexi Blake’s Masters and Mercenaries series as Carly brings together the team from McKay Taggart and Alpha Security. April 2018 will see HIS TO PROTECT co-authored by Carly Phillips and Lexi Blake.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Summer and Ben) ROCK ME is a second chance story line focusing on bodyguard Ben Hollander, and up and coming pop-star Summer Michelle. Four years earlier Ben Hollander had been assigned security duty to wanna-be singing star Summer Michelle but an affair with the woman he was charged to protect found our hero without a job, heartbroken and betrayed. Fast forward to present day wherein Ben finds himself, once again, protecting the woman with whom he had fallen in love-a woman he believes turned on him when her started began to rise. What ensues is the rebuilding romance between Ben and Summer, and the search for the person responsible for threatening our story line heroine.

Ben Hollander hasn’t seen Summer Michelle for close to four years-four years wherein he blamed the singer for violating his contract clause. Summer Michelle is poised to make it big if only she can survive the grueling talent star competition, and the threats against her life.

The relationship between Summer and Ben is one of second chances: a rekindling romance between two people whose growing love, years before, was destroyed by a jealous rival. Although Ben struggles to keep his relationship with Summer above board and professional, our heroine is determined to renew and revive what was started so long ago. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense.

We are introduced to Ben’s fellow co-workers at Alpha Security: boss Dan Wilson; Ava Talbott, and Jared Wilson; in absentia Tate Shaw and Austin Rhodes, as well as Summer’s agent Anna Davis, and best friend Ivy Jameson; Summer’s competition Tawny Renee, and Tawny’s agent Michael Gold. The requisite evil is easily deduced although the reasons come as a bit of a shock. Austin’s story line is next in TEMPT ME-January 2018.

The world building focuses on the relationship between Summer and Ben, as well as the introduction of the Alpha Security team .

ROCK ME is a sexy and edgy story line about second chances. The premise is entertaining and engaging; the characters are dynamic and spirited; the romance is captivating and sensual. ROCK ME is a dramatic and intriguing start to Carly Phillips’ BODYGUARD BAD BOYS.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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After a successful fifteen-year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com

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Ride It Out (Desert Dogs #4) by Cara McKenna-Review and Excerpt

RIDE IT OUT (Desert Dogs #4) by Cara McKenna-Review and Excerpt

Ride It out

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About the book: RELEASE DATE September 19, 2017

There’s a new deputy in town, and she’s a law unto herself.

Jeremiah Church is still aching for justice to be served after his father’s murder. Though the killer has been caught, the authorities are no closer to knowing why the Churches were targeted—and if the family’s still at risk. When Miah receives an anonymous letter hinting at a darker conspiracy, he decides it’s high time he seeks justice on his own terms, with the help of his fellow Desert Dogs.

Patrol Deputy Nicki Ritchey is new to Fortuity, and hoping to make a clean start for her and her son. Involved in the Church’s case, she’s kindled a friendship with Miah that’s evolving into something more. But Miah is crossing lines with his personal vendetta, and Nicki’s attraction is making it tough to tell right from wrong

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REVIEW: RIDE IT OUT is the fourth and final installment in Cara McKenna’s contemporary, adult DESERT DOGS erotic, romantic suspense series focusing on the town of Fortuity, Nevada, and a group of motorcycle riding friends who call themselves the Desert Dogs. This is ranch foreman Jeremiah ‘Miah’ Church, and single mother/ deputy Nicki Ritchey’s story line. The Desert Dogs series is NOT a series about a motorcycle club, but a series about a family of brothers and their friends who like to ride. RIDE IT OUT can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty; any important information from previous story lines is revealed where necessary but saying that there is an ongoing premise throughout the series as the main characters struggle with the loss of their friend police officer Alex Dunn and the murder of Jeremiah’s father.

SOME BACKGROUND: Eclipse Resorts and Casinos have made many enemies in the sleepy, small town of Fortuity, Nevada as they forge ahead with plans to build and open a new casino. Most of the townsfolk have some issues with the company, and with it will comes threats of a personal nature.

NOTE: There is a prequel novella available –DRIVE IT DEEP-that looks at the prior relationship and life long friendship between Jeremiah and Raina.

Told from several third person perspectives including Jeremiah and Nicki RIDE IT OUT is the culmination of four story lines that focuses on the hunt for the truth. Months earlier Eclipse Resorts and Casinos made enemies of the town of Fortuity, Nevada, and in the ensuing time lives have been threatened and lost. With the arrival of former Chicago PD police officer Nicki Ritchey, Miah Church is hoping for more than the solving of his father’s murder but for a relationship with the woman that calls to his heart. What ensues is the search for a killer, and the building romance between Miah and Nicki.

Miah and Nicki are kindred spirits both having lost their fathers to a killer; two unsolved crimes that have left our leading couple in a world of hurt and heartbreak. Miah has assumed responsibility for the family ranch but with his father’s murderer still on the loose Miah is desperate to take action on his own. With his friend’s as backup, Miah begins an investigation that will lead directly to everyone involved.

The relationship between Miah and Nicki is one of immediate attraction that began months earlier as our heroine as called into the investigation on the death of patriarch Don Church. Nicki is a divorced mother of a twelve year old boy, and is reluctant to settle in a town whose conservative and racist attitudes are a slap in our heroine’s face. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.

All of the previous story line couples play secondary and supporting roles including Vince and Kim (Lay It Down), Raina and Duncan (Give It All), Casey and Abilene (Burn it Up), as well as Jeremiah’s mother Christine, and Nicki’s son Mathias, and her mom.

RIDE IT OUT is a story of love and loss; desperation and greed; family and friendship; second chances and moving forward. The premise is intriguing and energetic; the characters are colorful and dynamic; the romance is passionate and uplifting. The epilogue fast forwards the series approximately two years where we get a glimpse into the future.

Reading Order and previous reviews
Drive It Deep .5
Lay It Down
Give It All
Burn It Up
Ride It Out

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Nicki smoothed a stretchy jersey dress down her body before her mirror, liking what she saw.
Only not.
Jesus, when was the last time she’d worn a dress? It looked nice, flattered her shape, but the woman in the mirror also didn’t look like her. It all felt far too formal, and in the end she chickened out and changed back into the jeans and sweater she’d been wearing all day.
She stopped by Matty’s room with a goodnight kiss and a warning to get to sleep ASAP. As far as he knew, she was meeting a friend for a drink, and how about that? She hadn’t even had to lie. No doubt he assumed it was a female friend, and luckily he wasn’t interested enough to ask for details.
Out in the kitchen, however, her mother was interested. Nicki offered a curt nod and incriminating, “No comment.”
“Just don’t come home pregnant,” her mom advised, more joke than warning.
“Not funny. See you in the morning.”
Knowing brown eyes made an inventory of her, head to feet. “You look nice.”
“Thanks, Ma.”
“He’d better say the same.”
Nicki smiled at that. “Yes, he’d certainly better.”
She’d kept busy all day, kept the butterflies at a safe distance, but any cool she’d mustered vanished the moment she buckled her seatbelt and turned the key. As soon as the car was in motion, so was her stomach. She spent the twenty-minute drive deep breathing, and not to much avail.
The ranch’s front lot was as empty as she’d ever seen it, just Miah’s pickup and motorcycle, plus the little Toyota sedan she imagined belonged to his mother. Nicki parked way out near the entrance, feeling, only half irrationally, like this was some kind of scandal. She was a big-city girl, but she knew how small towns worked—much like her old neighborhood. Word got around, and the last thing she wanted was word getting back to Matty.
Tote bag in hand, she slammed her door as gently as she could, paused, ran her hands over her hair, over her hips, blew out a long breath. As she headed for the house, she saw him—Miah, sitting on the porch swing, hands in the kangaroo pockets of a hooded jacket, one ankle resting on the other knee in that cocky, cowboy way. She felt her face burn, knowing he’d seen her little primping session. So much for playing it cool.
Like he doesn’t know damn well I’m here to mess around with him. And that thought warmed her in an entirely different way.
“Evenin’,” he said as she reached the steps.
“Evening. You catch me grooming?”
“No idea what you mean.” He got to his feet. His dark eyes moved over her, down and up again, and when she came close, he drew her against him. His lips were cold when they brushed hers, but thrilling all the same. She held his shoulders, wanting to rake her nails over his skin, fist his collar, throw him down on this porch and devour him whole. Instead she retained the last of her dignity, accepting his brief, teasing kiss, then stepping back.
She licked her lips and smiled up at him. “Been waiting up for me?”
“Maybe. My mom’s in bed, so I thought I’d save you having to use the doorbell. Since this affair is strictly hush-hush, right?”
“Very sneaky—I like it. Invite me in?”
He nodded, stepping aside and waving his arm.
She preceded him inside, and they held their tongues as they slid their shoes off in the front hall. Nicki wondered if his mom’s room was up the nearest set of stairs. As they made their way past the kitchen, Nicki whispered, “I feel about seventeen.”
He laughed softly and took her hand, leading her to the big, open den. She loved this room. It felt like some rustic old lodge, two stories high and overlooked by the second-floor landing, punctuated by thick floorboards and the fat beams buttressing the ceiling. A massive stone fireplace dominated the far wall. A modest television was mounted off to the side, relegated to a clear runner-up position as focal pieces went. Leering from here and there were the mounted heads of elk and antelope and God knew what else. Those were a little weird, but she’d be able to block them out as soon as things got handsy, she trusted.
“Make yourself at home,” Miah said. “Can I get you something to drink?”
“You may.” She set her tote on the hulking wooden slab of a coffee table and pulled out a bottle of white wine, still cold from her fridge.
Miah hefted it by the neck and studied the label.
She smirked. “You scrutinizing my taste?”
“Just taking notes,” he said. “Might come in handy, knowing what to have stocked if I want to keep tricking you into spending time with me.”
Her smile deepened. “It’s cute you think I’m here for the wine.”
He raised a rakish eyebrow at her. “Touché, Deputy.”


 

 

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Breaching the Contract (Conflict of Interest #1) by Chantal Fernando-a review

BREACHING THE CONTRACT (Conflict of Interest Volume 1) by Chantal Fernando-a review

Breaching the Contract

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 18, 2017

Katerina Dawson knows exactly what she wants from life. And as the new associate at the top law firm in the city, she’s ready to live out her dreams of becoming a criminal lawyer. But going on coffee runs and babysitting kids during the day was definitely not what she had in mind. She knows that anyone else would kill to be in her shoes, but she has to draw the line somewhere. That’s easier said than done, though, when Kat has to confront her handsome boss…

Tristan Channing and Jaxon Bentley run a successful law firm together and the two partners couldn’t be busier right now. When Jaxon suddenly takes a leave of absence, Tristan begrudgingly assumes responsibility of the new associate, the hot new associate, who has curves for days. Needing to keep his distance from her, Tristan sends Kat on needless errands and has her doing work even an intern wouldn’t touch, like picking up his kids. But his plan backfires when he sees his children grow attached to Kat and sees her getting comfortable in his home. It triggers something deep within him, and it feels right to have her there. Will Tristan be able to keep his work and personal lives separate, or will he find that his heart holds the final verdict?

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REVIEW: BREACHING THE CONTRACT is the first installment in Chantal Fernando’s contemporary, adult CONFLICT OF INTEREST erotic, romance series of novellas. This is attorney Tristan Channing, and attorney Katerina Dawson’s story line.

Told from first person point of view (Katerina) BREACHING THE CONTRACT focuses on the building relationship between lawyers Katerina Dawson and Tristan Channing. Kat is a recent grad, and the new associate at one of the top law firms in the city. Hired by Jaxon Bentley, Kat finds herself thrust into the legal world of research and litigation but an emergency pulled Jaxon home leaving Kat under the mentorship of Tristan Channing- a man with a reputation hard as steel for making the newbies quit and cry. What ensues is the building romance between our leading couple, and the potential fall out when someone else’s past transgression could potentially destroy Tristan’s well –ordered world.

BREACHING THE CONTRACT is a quick read: a fast paced story line about two people thrown together in both their personal and professional lives. The story line conflict is limited to Tristan’s attraction to Kat, and the upheaval in his personal life at home. The premise is sexy; the characters are colorful and passionate although I would have liked more information about their individual history and background; the romance is seductive and intense. BREACHING THE CONTRACT is an energetic and hopeful story of romance, second chances, and a happily ever after.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is thirty years old and lives in Western Australia.

Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon’s Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

Chantal loves to hear from readers.

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Lucas (Cold Fury Hockey #8) by Sawyer Bennett-Review and Book Tour

LUCAS (Cold Fury Hockey #8) by Sawyer Bennett-Review and Book tour

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LUCAS
Cold Fury Hockey #8
by Sawyer Bennett
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance
Release Date: September 19, 2017

Lucas

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 19, 2017

The Carolina Cold Fury hockey team is stacked with hotshots. But when a new player joins their ranks, he learns that even superstars can’t go it alone when it comes to love.

Lucas Fournier is only serious about one thing: hockey. The league’s fun-loving charmer, Luc is always up for a good prank or a great lay, and he has no intention of settling down. But being traded to the Carolina Cold Fury—and to play alongside his big brother, Max—is no joke. With another title in sight, the last thing Luc wants is to let his new teammates down. To succeed, Luc will need to keep his head in the game and the most . . . er, demanding member of his anatomy in check. But when temptation hits, Luc hits back harder.

Museum curator Stephanie Frazier has always put business before pleasure, which just about explains her nonexistent sex life. But when Stephanie meets Luc at a champagne-fueled gala, she finds herself flirting like crazy—and going home with the uninhibited athlete. For one night, she learns what passion is all about. She just never counted on the little surprise Luc leaves behind. And that’s when things really start to get . . . interesting.

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REVIEW: LUCAS is the eighth installment in Sawyer Bennett’s contemporary, adult COLD FURY HOCKEY erotic, romance series focusing on the men and women of the Carolina Cold Fury professional hockey team. This is defenseman Lucas Fournier, and museum curator Stephanie Frazier’s story line. LUCAS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Lucas is Max Fournier’s (MAX) younger brother.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Luc and Stephanie) LUCAS follows the building relationship between the Carolina Cold Fury’s latest player acquisition Lucas Fournier, and museum curator Stephanie Frazier. Having met at a local fund raising gala Lucas finds himself up close and personal with the woman in charge. Enter Stephanie Frazier, museum curator and the woman with whom Lucas will fall in love. A one-night stand with Stephanie will change Lucas Fournier’s future-a future he is hoping to convince Stephanie to come along for the ride.

Stephanie struggles with memories from the past-a past shrouded in parental emotional and physical neglect that has shaped our heroine’s outlook with low self esteem and the inability to trust. Lucas is a man determined to bring Stephanie out of her shell but Stephanie’s past has done too much damage to be overcome by the seduction of Lucas Fournier.

The relationship between Stephanie and Lucas is one of immediate attraction but an attraction that is tempered by Stephanie’s news and Lucas’s battle for the Stanley Cup. Lucas makes every attempt to bring Stephanie into his life but our heroine battles too many demons. Stephanie’s inability to move on from the past is frustrating-sometimes growing up means taking responsibility for the present and the future-not wallowing in what was or what could have been. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.

Several of the previous story line characters including Max and his fiancée Jules, and Luc’s parents Marilyn and Laurence Fournier play secondary and supporting roles. We are re-introduced to Max and Lucas’s younger sister Simone, and Luc’s teammate/roommate Van Turner. Simone and Van’s story line is next.

LUCAS is a heartbreaking and emotional story line as one woman struggles with her past, and the man who is willing to push her to accept everything he has to offer. Both of the leading characters have issues with maturity including the push and pull, yin and yang of a relationship that was never meant to go beyond a one-night stand. Stephanie’s independence is hampered by her stubbornness, thick walls, and inability to let go of the past. The premise is engaging; the romance is edgy but I struggled with my lack of lack of concern for the story line heroine. I could completely understand Luc’s frustration with the emotional distance and attitude of the woman with whom he had fallen in love.

Reading Order and Previous Reviews

Alex
Garrett
Zack
Ryker
Hawke
Max
Roman
Lucas
Van (November 2018)

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Sawyer Bennett : Juliette PoeSince the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions.

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or a combination of the two.

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Royal Pain (His Royal Hotness #1) by Tracy Wolff-Review and Excerpt Tour

ROYAL PAIN (His Royal Hotness #1) by Tracy Wolff-Review and Excerpt Tour

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ROYAL PAIN
His Royal Hotness #1
by Tracy Wolff
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Genre: adult, contemporary,erotic, romance

Royal Pain

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 19, 2017

He’s a womanizer. He’s cocky. He’s not exactly a prince. Only he technically is. Meet your new royal obsession in this addictive novel from New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff.

Being rich opens a lot of doors. When you’re rich and royal, those doors lead to a new bedroom every night. I should know. The tabloids call me His Royal Hotness, Prince Kian of Wildemar. Women across the world see me as a naughty fairy tale, an image I’m happy to indulge. As the spare to the heir, I’m the prince with none of the power . . . and all of the perks.

Then my twin brother is kidnapped, and suddenly I’m the one who could be king. The crown chasers start circling—and yet it’s a luscious waitress who catches my eye. With a smart mouth and the curves to back it up, Savannah Breslin is as brazen as I’d expect an American commoner to be.

But Savvy’s not interested in playing Cinderella. As sexy as she is, she’s no stranger to heartbreak. Besides, a nice guy wouldn’t drag her into all the drama that comes along with royalty. Lucky I’m not a nice guy. And, as it turns out, I might not even be her first prince.

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REVIEW: ROYAL PAIN is the first installment in Tracy Wolff’s contemporary, adult HIS ROYAL HOTNESS erotic, romance series. This is Prince Kian of Wildemar, and waitress Savannah Breslin’s story line.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Savvy and Kian) ROYAL PAIN follows the building relationship between Prince Kian of Wildemar, and commoner Savannah Brelsin. Weeks earlier Crown Prince Garrett of Wildemar, and Kian’s twin brother disappeared without a trace. Presumed kidnapped by an anti-monarchy group, Garrett’s whereabouts and safety are unknown. Enter Prince Kian, the spare to the heir’, and a man completely unprepared to ascend to the throne. A manwhore by reputation but a skilled member of the country’s military, Kian is all about partying and fun including his new found interest waitress Savannah Breslin. What ensues is the building relationship between Savannah and Kian; the search and rescue of Prince Garrett; and the potential fall out as Savannah struggles with her position in the Prince’s life.

ROYAL PAIN is a story of family; a dysfunctional family wherein the patriarch is all about position and presentation but a presentation that appears to place the people of Wildemar ahead of his own sons’ welfare but appearances can be deceiving. While the search continues for Prince Garrett, Prince Kian endeavors to mourn the potential loss of his brother as he drowns himself in Savannah Breslin.

The relationship between Savvy and Kian is one of immediate attraction, but an attraction that is complicated by Kian’s royal heritage, and Savannah’s history with a former love that is revealed very early into the story line premise. The $ex scenes are numerous, intimate and intense. Kian is desperate to bury the pain of his brother’s kidnapping with a woman who will not be accepted as a royal mate.

I had a difficult time connecting with the characters including the relationship between Kian and Savvy. I know there is a psychological explanation behind Kian’s need to seek comfort from Savannah Breslin but it is Savannah’s romantic history that is a bigger concern in spite of Kian’s need for our story line heroine. I am purposely being vague about Savannah’s past because it should have been a major point of conflict but was brushed over and accepted too easily and quickly. The premise is entertaining but it lacked the emotional ‘feels’ under the circumstance; the characters are superficial; the romance is energetic and edgy. I am looking forward to Garrett’s story-here’s hoping he is able to overcome the tragedy of his recent abduction.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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“What if I promise to stay in view of the windows the whole time?” I tell them. “I’ll park myself right there in front of that one and you can make sure I’m safe.”
Lucas looks like he wants to argue, but I cut him off before he can even start. “Come on, man. You’ve got to give me something. I like this woman.”
He sighs, but in the end—above the very vocal protests of the very serious Avery—he nods. “In sight the whole time,” he orders and for a moment I feel like a junior high kid on his first date.
But beggars can’t be choosers and I know, better than most, what a disaster it would be if something happened to the spare three months after the heir disappeared. Wildemar would be in absolute chaos. There’s no way I’d put my country through that, girl or no girl.
“I promise. And if I disappear from sight for more than five seconds, you have my permission to come crashing in after me.”
“I think you’re forgetting,” Niall says with a narrow-eyed look, “we don’t need your permission.”
“Geez. Way to be a killjoy.”
“Yeah, well, someone in this relationship has to be.”
“Aww, Niall.” I slap his ass with my free hand on my way by. “Don’t you know it’s more fun when everyone’s having a good time?”
Lucas snorts and Avery sounds like he’s strangling on his own tongue. I can’t help grinning as I make my way to Savvy’s front door. Maybe it won’t take as long to break in my new bodyguard as I was afraid of.
I can hear music through the open windows, Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie,” and I can’t help thinking about the way Savvy’s hips looked in her black work pants. Can’t help wondering about what she’s wearing now—and whether or not she’ll let me get another good look at her luscious, heart-shaped ass.
At least she’s home, I tell myself as I knock. While I knew she wasn’t scheduled to work, I was afraid she might be running errands or something.
She’s at the front door in seconds, her big brown eyes wide and inquiring . . . at least until her gaze meets mine. “What are you doing here?” she demands.
“Wow, way to make a guy feel welcome.” I hold the flowers out to her. “These are for you.”
“Thanks, but I’m allergic.” She starts to close the door in my face, but I get a foot wedged in before she can shut it completely.
“Are you seriously allergic?” I ask, still holding out the flowers. What I really want to ask is Are you seriously going to slam the door in my face?
“No.” She studies the blooms for a couple of seconds before snatching them out of my hand. Then she really does close the door and I’m so surprised I don’t do anything to stop her.
Behind me Lucas, Niall and even Avery are full-on laughing now. In fact, I’m pretty sure the only thing keeping them from absolutely annihilating me is the fact that I am still their prince. That somehow only makes it worse.
Gritting my teeth, I ignore them (and try not to remember the good old days when I could have had them banished to the dungeon) as I lift my hand to knock again. But before my knuckles can even meet the wood, the door flies open again and Savvy is standing there, smiling hugely at me.
“I’m just messing with you,” she says as she pulls me inside. “But I have to say, your expression was priceless. Is that the first time a woman’s ever shut the door in your face?”
I think about. “I’m pretty sure it is.”
“I figured. But hey, now you can cross it off your bucket list. Every guy needs to have the experience at least once, don’t you think?”
“I think I was good without it ever happening, actually. Definitely didn’t feel like I was missing anything.”
“Maybe not,” she concedes. But then she grins and it’s so wicked, so wild, that I can feel it all the way to my bones. “You’ve got to admit it was funny, though. God, if you could have seen your face.”
“I’d rather look at yours.” The cheesy line pops out of nowhere and I’m not sure which one of us is more shocked. Shit. What the hell is happening to me? Savvy throws me off balance just by breathing, and I don’t have a clue what I’m supposed to do to stop it.
Or even if I want to stop it. God knows, every time she opens her mouth—or closes a door in my face or spills a glass of champagne on me—it only makes me hotter. Only makes me want her more. There’s something about how she’s always doing the unexpected, always surprising me, always challenging me, that turns me on in a big fucking way.
The little white shorts and tiny red camisole don’t hurt, either.
And I know I’m not the only one, know the heat isn’t only on my side. I’ve been with enough women in my life to know when one’s attracted to me, and Savvy is, even if she doesn’t want to be.
Half of me wants to push on that a little bit, wants to see where it’ll take me if I get in her space right now. But the other half doesn’t want to risk it, not yet. Not with this woman who is a lot of things, but definitely not predictable.
Besides, I’m pretty sure my time allotment is reaching its upper limits, and I don’t doubt that Avery will come crashing through the front door in about thirty seconds if I don’t get where he can see me.
“Do you want some lemonade?” Savvy asks as she starts walking toward the kitchen.
“I’d love some. But do you mind if I hang out here while you get it?” I take a few steps to the left, making sure to line myself up directly in front of the window.
She turns to me, eyebrows raised, and I figure I might as well own up to the problem. “My babysitters like to keep an eye on me at all times,” I tell her as I point out the window.
She glances from me to where Niall, Lucas and Avery are standing on the sidewalk in their suits, eyes trained on me—and her.
I expect her to be a little annoyed—most women who aren’t crown chasers usually are—but Savvy just laughs and waves. “I’ll pour five glasses of lemonade,” she tosses over her shoulder as she makes her way to the kitchen. “Get comfortable and I’ll be right back.”
From another woman, the invitation to get comfortable would mean she’s down to fuck, but I’m pretty sure Savvy just wants me to take a seat. More’s the pity.

 

About the author

Tracy WolffTracy Wolff collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where—and sometimes who—she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. Now an English professor at her local community college, she writes romances that run the gamut from contemporary to paranormal to erotic suspense.

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Tracy Wolff lives with four men, teaches writing to local college students and spends as much time as she can manage immersed in worlds of her own creation. Married to the alpha hero of her dreams for twelve years, she is the mother of three young sons who spend most of their time trying to make her as crazy as possible.

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Dear Bridget, I Want You by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward-Review and Book Tour

DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland-Review and Book Tour

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DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU
by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Release Date: September 18 , 2017
Genre: adult ,contemporary, erotic, romance

Dear Bridget I Want You

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Dear Bridget,
I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.
So, here goes.
We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.
But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.
I want you.
The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.
So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.
No questions asked.
Think about it.
Or don’t.
Whatever you choose.
It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.
–Simon

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REVIEW: DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward is a contemporary adult, stand alone , erotic, romance story line focusing on Dr. Simon Hogue, and ER nurse Bridget Valentine.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Simon and Bridget) DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU follows the building relationship between ER resident Simon Hogue, and nurse Bridget Valentine. Through a series of mishaps Bridget is not only Simon’s patient and landlord, but also works side by side with the man who stirs something deep within our story line heroine. What ensues is the building romance between Simon and Bridget, and the potential fall out as Simon’s time in America comes to a close.

Bridget is a single mother; a widow whose husband was killed in a motor vehicle accident, and a woman whose entire life now centers around her eight year old son. Simon is a British citizen, spending his residency at a US hospital, and a man trying to escape the memories of the past. Our hero doesn’t do relationships, and has no plans for children or family but meeting Bridget and her son finds our hero reconsidering his future, and the possibility of a happily ever after with the woman and child he has grown to love.

The relationship between Simon and Bridget is one of immediate attraction although neither one was aware that they would be working together in the very near future. Bridget will become Simon’s landlord, and Simon will become the man that calls to our heroine’s heart. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense.

We are introduced to Bridget’s son Brandon Valentine, and her best friend Calliope and husband Nigel but to add to the already close-knit affair, Calliope is also best friends with Dr. Simon Hogue.

DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU is a story with plenty of sexy small talk, and fun and flirty sexual innuendo with a twist to the story line I didn’t see coming. The premise is sensual and inviting; the characters are colorful and entertaining; the romance is passionate and seductive. DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU is an emotional, wondrous and intense story of romance and love.

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Reviewed by Sandy

About the author

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author. Over the last three years, ten of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and three on the New York Times Bestseller lists.

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Wicked Dirty (Stark World #2) by J.Kenner-Review and Excerpt Tour

WICKED DIRTY (Stark World #2) by J. Kenner-Review and Excerpt Tour

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WICKED DIRTY
Stark World #2
by J. Kenner
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance
Release Date: September 19, 2017

Wicked Dirty

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WICKED DIRTY-The second book in an all new series of fast-paced, provocative novels centering around the ambitious, wealthy, and powerful men who work in the glamorous and exciting world of the Stark International conglomerate … and the sexy and passionate women who bring them to their knees.

On the outside, Lyle Tarpin is a clean-cut Hollywood actor whose star is on the rise. Inside, he’s battling his own demons, shunning relationships and finding solace in the arms of a string of anonymous women paid very well for their discretion.

But when he’s photographed in a compromising position by an over-eager reporter, the only way to save his career is to say that the woman he was with is his fiancée. And now Lyle has to play a very public game with the only woman who’s ever managed to get under his skin.

Struggling waitress Sugar Laine agrees to spend one night with Lyle—but only because she’s desperate to save her family home. She never expects that a night of passion will turn into a pretend engagement … or that the heat between them will blossom into love.

But sometimes love has a price.

And now the only question is—can Lyle and Sugar afford to pay it?

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REVIEW: WICKED DIRTY is the second installment in J. Kenner’s contemporary, adult STARK WORLD erotic, romance series-a spin off set in the world of the author’s Stark Trilogy. This is Hollywood actor Lyle Tarpin, and waitress Sugar Laine’s story line. You do not have to have read the previous installment or the original series to follow Wicked Grind. Some of the characters including Damien and Nikki Stark cross-over or are mentioned for cohesion and familiarity.

Told from first person point of view (Sugar) and third person (Lyle) WICKED DIRTY follows the fake relationship between Hollywood actor Lyle Tarpin, and struggling waitress Sugar Laine. Lyle is desperate to keep the wolves away from his door including a sexually aggressive co-star who has the ability to make or break his rising Hollywood star. But Lyle’s history with women is colored by a past shrouded in secrets, lies and discretionary payment for $ex. Enter Sugar Laine, a down on her luck waitress who is financially struggling to pay her bills, and the woman with whom Lyle will fall in love. What ensues is the fake to real relationship between Sugar and Lyle, and the fall out when the truth is revealed.

The relationship between Lyle and Sugar begins as a paid encounter. Sugar is about to lose the only home she has ever known, and a quick influx of cash presents itself in the guise of a paid escort for a Hollywood star. Lyle is our hero; a man who knows all about the struggle to keep clothes on his back and food in his stomach, and he is determined to help Sugar pay off her loans never considering that his fake relationship would turn into something real. The $ex scenes are limited but intimate and passionate without the over the top, sexually graphic language and text. Unlike most of J. Kenner’s story lines, WICKED DIRTY presents a softer side to the $ex, love and romance trope but that’s not to say there isn’t a definite palpable sexual energy between our leading couple.

WICKED DIRTY is a heartbreaking story between two people whose pasts are awash in struggle and loss. The premise is emotional and engaging; the characters are broken, colorful and inspiring- our heroine battles her feelings for a man she believes is playing the role of his life; the romance is captivating and sensual.

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My blood pounds through my body, my heart beating so hard that I can feel the pressure not only against my ribs, but against the wall behind me. My lips are parted, my breath coming in shaky gasps.
He’s only inches away, so close I could reach out and touch that famous, gorgeous face. His eyes, as deep and blue as the summer sky, roam over me. He eases closer, moving slowly, his face reflecting a hunger that sends shivers through me.
Once again, my mind conjures the image of a hungry wolf. Only now I’m thinking that maybe getting eaten wouldn’t be so bad after all.
Besides, I’m here. Might as well enjoy it.
Then, of course, I remember exactly what it is.
Oh, God.
His fingertip brushes my forehead, and I almost jump out of my skin. I meet his eyes, see something that looks like irritation, and want to kick myself. I need to focus, dammit.
“You were somewhere else.” He speaks flatly, as if he’s working to keep all emotion out.
I shake my head, conjuring a lie. “I’m right here.” And then, because I’ve seen movies with call girls, I put my hand flat on his chest, trying to seem seductive. He’s wearing a gray T-shirt, and I can feel his heart beating beneath the planes of his muscled chest.
I read somewhere that he was getting in shape to play a superhero in an upcoming movie. And kudos to whoever’s orchestrating that transformation, because this guy is rock solid.
He’s still looking at me, and I fist my hand in the material of his shirt, needing an anchor against the storm of emotion I see playing out on his face. Desire. Hunger. Longing. Regret.
And pain. I see so much damn pain that I have to fight the urge to cup my palm against his cheek and tell him that whatever it is, it’s going to be okay.
Instead, I simply whisper, “Lyle?”
I’m not sure if it was the wrong thing or the right thing to say, but I know that it was unexpected. And before I can apologize or cover or say anything else at all, he is on me. One hand at my throat, the other hard on my breast. I’m pinned against the wall, helpless, as he claims my mouth again. Wildly. Brutally.
I try to think what I’m supposed to do—try to respond. But I’m trapped. I’m not Sugar. I’m not Laine. I’m not anyone. This isn’t about sex. It’s about pain and need and that storm of horrors I saw on his face. I might as well not even be here. And as his hand squeezes tight on my breast—as his mouth clashes so hard against mine that he draws blood—my only thought is that I shouldn’t have come at all. That this was stupid. Foolish. And that this night is going to leave me scarred.
I squeeze my eyes shut, trying to be what he wants. A warm body. An anonymous female.
But I can’t do it. I can’t do it at all.
All I can be is me. A woman desperate enough to have sex for money. A girl trying anything and everything to save her house. To protect her family’s memory.
I can be that girl.
But I can’t be nothing. I can’t be no one.
And as his hand tightens in my hair—as he kisses me violently—as his body presses hard against mine and I feel the steel of his erection—I know that I’ve made a terrible, horrible, awful mistake.
Stop!

About the Author Black and rose

J.KennerJ.Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy,  and paranormal mommy lit.

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck.

Her books have sold over three million  copies and are published in over twenty languages.

In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas.  She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.

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Wild For You by J. C. Reed-Review and Book Tour

WILD FOR YOU by J. C. Reed-Review and Book Tour

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WILD FOR YOU
by JC Reed
Genre: adult,contemporary, erotic, romance
Release Date: September 4, 2017

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 4, 2017

I’m an average girl.
He’s a famous bull rider.
He doesn’t know that I’m into him.

The first time Cash Boyd locks eyes with Erin Stone, sparks fly, and not only the clutch-at-your-sheets kind. There is something about Erin that makes him want to push her away while at the same time drives him wild for her. He’s a man of many things, but being helpless at the hands of a woman isn’t one of them. Finding himself at her mercy, he intends to make her job as hard as possible for her.

Burning with desire for the one man who’s the shadow to her light, Erin gives in to Cash’s advances…even though she could be destroyed by the truth she’s afraid to disclose. Little does she know that there is also more than meets the eye to Cash and she might just get more than she bargained for.

Cash might be the best at taming bulls, but taming her heart could prove to be the greatest challenge of his life.

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REVIEW:  WILD FOR YOU is the second installment in JC Reed’s sexy, romance series focusing on the Boyd Brothers-Kellan, Cash and Ryder. This is bull-rider Cash Boyd, and physical therapist Erin Stone’s story line. WILD FOR YOU can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty.

Told from dual first person points of view (Cash and Erin) WILD FOR YOU follows Cash Boyd as he struggles with the career ending accident that nearly took his life. As a professional bull-rider Cash was at the top of his game but months earlier a near fatal throw by a bull with a dangerous temper and reputation found our hero battling for his life. Fast forward to present day, and Cash Boyd comes face to face with the woman his father hired to shake some sense into his stubborn son. Enter physical therapist Erin Stone, and the woman with whom Cash would fall in love. What ensues is the tempestuous, back and forth relationship as Erin battles between her heart and her professional reputation when Cash refuses to take no for an answer.

Cash Boyd wants nothing to do with his latest physical therapist. Frustrated with the lack of progress, and his family’s attempts to ‘control’ his life, Cash is determined to make Erin’s life as miserable as his own. Erin’s time in Montana is limited to her success or failure as Cash’s therapist but leaving behind the bad memories in Chicago forces Erin to push ahead with a client who wants nothing to do with outside interference or his own ‘supposed recovery’.

The relationship between Erin and Cash is one of immediate attraction but an attraction that places Erin in a professional dilemma. Cash’s sexual innuendos and advances make our heroine uncomfortable but she is determines to prove that she is above his advances, if only for a little while. The $ex scenes are limited, intimate and intense.

We are introduced to Cash’s brothers Kellan and Ryder, and their long suffering father Sheriff Trent Boyd; Cash’s housekeeper Margaret, and his Aunt Shannon who gives our heroine some insight into the man that she loves.

WILD FOR YOU has moments of humor and fun; heartbreak and pain; romance and love. The premise is entertaining; the romance is slow to build; the characters are colorful and energetic. Cash is a stubborn, alpha male who slowly realizes that not everything in life is a battle til the end.

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About The author

JC Reed

J.C. Reed is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She writes steamy contemporary romance with a touch of mystery and suspense. When she’s not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, you can find her chatting with her readers on Facebook.

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