Thursday, June 23, 2016

Excerpt & Review: DIRTY SEXY CUFFED by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde


Dirty Sexy Cuffed by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

Date of Publication: June 21, 2016

Blurb


As a cop, Levi Kincaid is all about discipline and control . . .in the bedroom, and out of it, and he's always been very careful about choosing women who abide by his rules. Hot sex and intense pleasure? No problem. Emotional commitment and forever promises? No way. But he never anticipates falling for a blue eyed angel who makes him want to cuff her to his bed and do dirty, sexy things to her. And that control of his? It doesn't stand a chance against Sarah Robins, the one woman he can't resist . . .


Laura's Review: 

We finally get to really know Officer Levi Kincaid whom we met in the first two Dirty Sexy... books and he was all I would want him to be. Sexy. Protective. Alpha. In control. He really is the perfect hero - especially if you like the strong, quiet types. Sarah is exactly what Levi needed - sweet and soft, but strong enough to hold her own.

I was a little disappointed that it seemed to lack the intensity I expected from what we knew from Levi and the previous books, I wanted it to lead up to something bigger than the somewhat predictable way it ended. With that said, it still was a very enjoyable read with a perfect sexy alpha hero.

Although certainly fits with the rest of this awesome series, it can be read as a standalone with no problem.  

Dirty Sexy Cuffed: 3.5/5 stars

Note: ARC provided in exchange of this honest review.

Excerpt :

“What about fun?” he countered easily. “Ever take time for that?”

“It’s been awhile,” she admitted softly. 

He didn’t miss the quick flicker of sadness in her gaze that made him want to reach out and touch her, to use his thumb to smooth away  the crease that had formed between her brows. Resisting the urge took more effort than he’d expected. 

“Then  how  about  you  say  yes  to  a  date  with  me,  and  I’ll  remedy that for  you.  I’m  all  about  having  a  good  time  with  a  pretty  girl,”  he  added with a wink. She opened her mouth to speak, and certain a denial was about to spill out, he  quickly  held  up  a  hand  to  stop  her.

 “Wait.  Don’t  say  anything.”  She pressed  her  lips  back  together,  and  even  though  her  gaze  was  wary,  he continued  on  while he  still  had  a bit  of  leverage. “I  want  you  to really think about  your  answer  this  time,  instead  of  automatically  turning me  down, because one more rejection might just crush me.”

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***About Carly Phillips***
Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com.

***About Erika Wilde***
Erika Wilde is the author of the sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she's not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit website at www.erikawilde.com.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Review: DIRTY SEXY SAINT by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde




New York Times bestselling authors Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde bring you a dirty, sexy, smoking hot SERIES featuring three bad boy brothers bonded by shocking secrets and their damaged past. Sinful, addicting, and unapologetically alpha, these men are every woman’s erotic daydream ... And your ultimate dirty fantasy. 

Are you ready to get Dirty Sexy with a Saint? 

Clay Kincaid knows he's more a sinner than a saint. Especially when it comes to women. With a rough and damaged past that has left him jaded, he doesn't do committed relationships. But he does like sex—the hotter and harder, the better. He likes it fast and filthy, which is why he refuses to even touch someone as sweet and guileless as Samantha Jamieson. Until he discovers that she likes it just as down and dirty as he does. Let the sinning begin . . . 

DIRTY SEXY INKED & DIRTY SEXY CUFFED coming in 2016! 

All books in the DIRTY SEXY Series are full-length novels with no cliffhangers!

Laura's Review: 

Although much of this book felt like it had been done before, it still captured my attention and held it to the end. Both Clay and Samantha are more than meets the eye - which is one of the reasons they work so well together.  Clay is perfect at playing the bad boy, when he's much softer inside, while Samantha isn't simply the spoiled rich good girl her parents want her to be. The chemistry was sizzling! I loved the secondary characters and cannot wait to read their stories next! 

DIRTY SEXY SAINT: 3.5/5 stars

Friday, June 3, 2016

Review and Giveaway: Rescued by Phoebe Rose




 Rescued is a New Adult romance with snark, witty banter, and kittens. Can be read as a standalone. It is rated 18+. The review tour runs May 23- June 3. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.  


About the Book:


Thomas is a hot geek, a twenty-three year old entrepreneur with no time for dating...and even less time to deal with the stray kittens who've claimed his patio as their home. Seattle college senior Tessa is a born rescuer, warm and caring--and sick of getting her heart bruised by guys like Thomas. But when he sees her rescue a kitten while wearing kitten heels, he'd do anything to kiss her. And while Tessa vows she’ll never let herself fall for a sexy, ambitious businessman, she fears she's already in over her head.





Laura's Review:

I loved the premise of this story - straight-laced, technically-driven CEO winds up falling for a stray kitten...swoon. And there was more than one laugh-out-loud moment as the kitten (and subsequent kitten rescuer Tessa), basically upends his very neat life.
Tessa was a little ridiculous at times, and more than once I wanted to tell her to grow up, but I think that fits with the New Adult theme perfectly. I expected a little more conflict to bring the story together, but overall it was a very enjoyable New Adult novel.

Rescued: 3.5/5 stars

About the Author:

Phoebe Rose writes New Adult and contemporary romantic comedy, connecting readers with witty, geeky, passionate couples. Couples falling head over heels in love for the first time. Phoebe's loves include beach travel and writing in coffeeshops. Her YA fantasy, published under another name, has been translated into other languages and optioned for film. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and tweets from @phoeberosebooks

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Review and Giveaway: Demand by Lisa Renee Jones






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Ella and Kayden’s story continues in
Demand by Lisa Renee Jones


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Blurb
Still struggling with amnesia, Ella questions everything she’s known about Kayden Wilkens—the alluring stranger who claims to have found her unconscious in an alleyway a month earlier. But was he truly a stranger—or did Kayden know her before his supposed rescue? Tormented by the potential betrayal he denies, with fleeting memories of a bombshell in her recent past, Ella must face a hard reality. Every action has consequences . . . and trusting Kayden, the one thing she most desires, might result in the direst consequences of all.

Laura's Review: Sometimes in a series, there's such a build-up in the first book, that book 2 can only be a letdown - but not here. The intrigue and suspense is just as intense as in Denial, and the chemistry with Ella and Kayden is still off the charts. We get some answers, but more pop up here that will leave you on the edge of your seats as yet another cliffhanger has us begging for the conclusion to Ella's story. Can't wait to read it!

Demand: 4/5 stars

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Excerpt
Crossing behind the couch toward the kitchen, I find myself remembering those naked, intimate moments with Kayden only a short time ago. The passion. The trust I’d felt for him. And then his words: “We both want more. Until we don’t.” The words send a surge of adrenaline and nerves through my body.
The scent of freshly brewed coffee teases my nostrils as I reach the kitchen, where I immediately find Kayden standing behind the island. But it’s not him that makes my heart lurch, as usual. It’s my gun that’s lying on the counter between us.
And when I should perhaps step backward I find myself charging forward to claim the other side of the counter.
“What is that for?”
“You thought you needed it earlier,” he says. “I want you to have it now.”
My fingers curl on the tiled counter. “Do I need it?”
“That’s for you to decide.”
“That isn’t the answer I want.”
His jaw sets hard. “If you’re expecting an answer you’ll want, you’d better pick up that gun.”
We stare at each other, a push and pull between us that has nothing to do with fear or intimidation, and everything to do with a bond we both know is being tested. “I know what you’re doing.”
“What am I doing?”
“The same thing you did outside that church, when you helped me hold the gun to your chest.”
“Which is what?”
“Offering me the façade of control.”
“You holding a loaded gun on me in no way equals a façade.”
“I know you now,” I counter. “You don’t give up control, even when you say you are.”
He rests his hands on the counter, one turned just enough for me to catch a glimpse of the hawk inked on his wrist, its wings spread, the mark of a man whose rules of many must dictate his actions. “There are two sides to this coin,” he says, his words drawing my attention, his pale blue eyes piercing mine. “The me with you, and the me with everyone else.”
“We barely knew each other at the church.”
“I’d already decided you were mine. You just didn’t know it yet.”


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Although the Careless Whispers series is a continuation of Lisa’s Inside Out series, the books from Inside Out do not have to be read first. However, Denial, Demand and Surrender, must be read in order.


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Book one, DENIAL, is available NOW!


Book three, SURRENDER, coming January 2017
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About the Author:
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series, which is now in development for a television show to be produced by Suzanne Todd of Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland). Suzanne Todd on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story - her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality.

In addition to the success of Lisa's INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin's Press.
Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women's Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.



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Friday, May 27, 2016

Review and Giveaway: CHARGED by Jay Crownover

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From New York Times bestselling author Jay Crownover comes CHARGED, the latest in her sexy The Saints of Denver Series, releasing May 24th! Known for her strong heroines and alpha males, you won't know what hit you as you read Avett and Quaid's story. Keep reading for more about the Leagle Eagle and Avett and order your copy today.

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About CHARGED:

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes the second installment in the Saints of Denver series featuring a bad girl and a by the book attorney who could be her salvation...or her ruin.

Avett Walker and Quaid Jackson’s worlds have no reason to collide. Ever. Quaid is a high powered criminal attorney as slick as he is handsome. Avett is a pink-haired troublemaker with a bad attitude and a history of picking the wrong men.

When Avett lands in a sea of hot water because of one terrible mistake, the only person who can get her out of it is the insanely sexy lawyer. The last thing on earth she wants to do is rely on the no-nonsense attorney who thinks of her as nothing more than a nuisance. He literally has her fate in his hands. Yet there is something about him that makes her want to convince him to loosen his tie and have a little fun…with her.

Quaid never takes on clients like the impulsive young woman with a Technicolor dye job. She could stand to learn a hard lesson or two, but something about her guileless hazel eyes intrigues him. Still, he’s determined to keep their relationship strictly business. But doing so is becoming more impossible with each day he spends with her.

As they work side-by-side, they’ll have to figure out a way to get along and keep their hands off each other—because the chemistry between them is beyond charged.

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Excerpt:

Quaid
I tapped the edge of my thumb on the black-and-white mug shot photo and couldn’t stop the grin from tugging at my mouth.
She tried to fire me.
She was five-foot-nothing, a lifetime younger than me, had multicolored hair that had seen better days, wild eyes that couldn’t decide if they wanted to be green, gold, or brown, while dressed in convict orange and obviously scared out of her ever loving mind, yet she still tried to fire me. If it had been any of my other clients—the cop accused of sexual battery, the frat boy accused of manslaughter over a bet on a football game gone wrong, the middle school teacher accused of pedophilia and having an inappropriate relationship with several of her students, or the pro football player accused of domestic abuse—I would have tipped my proverbial hat, wished them luck while I cut my losses, and walked away without a backward glance. People always committed crimes. People always needed a good defense, so it wasn’t like I was hurting for clients, but there was something about the girl. Something about the defiant tilt of her chin and the raw desperation in her tone when she begged me not to call her father.
I don’t want your help. I don’t want anything from you.” She sounded like she meant it when she said it, but I figured she was too young and too scared to know exactly what she wanted or needed. Regardless, it was still refreshing to hear.
Everyone always wanted something from me and my help was usually the least of it.
I tapped the picture again, wondering why I found it so easy to believe that she really hadn’t been a part of the boyfriend’s plan to rob the bar. She wasn’t anyone’s idea of a model citizen and she had the shady track record to prove it. She was too young, and frankly too adorable, to have a file this thick. From what I could see, she had a set of parents always willing to ride to the rescue when she got herself into trouble. She looked like some kind of colorful woodland fairy from a Disney movie with her odd hair and delicate features. None of it added up, but the sincerity in her tone when she said she would never have gone with the boyfriend if she knew his intent and the fear in her eyes when I mentioned her father seemed genuine.
I learned long ago to treat everyone like they were guilty of whatever it was I was paid to defend them against. I didn’t want to know the truth. I didn’t want to know the circumstances. I wanted my clients to listen to me and let me do my job as I tried to convince the rest of the world they were innocent, regardless if they were or not. But this girl with her faded, rose colored hair and turbulent eyes oozed innocence through the cracks of a very guilty façade.
Because I was intrigued and actually believed the girl might be innocent, I wasn’t going to let her fire me. I was going to call her father and hope that he would help me keep her out of the slammer while I figured out how to plea bargain her charges down or get them dismissed altogether. Again, because a cop was involved in the robbery and because the boyfriend, junkie or not, was offering up a pretty plausible explanation for Avett’s involvement in the crime, nothing was a slam dunk, yet. I was going to help her whether she wanted me to or not. 


Tanya's Review: 
 
Don’t worry, Sprite, bad decisions always make for good stories. . .
Avett Walker has made lots of bad decisions in her life, at least she has in the previous books she has appeared in. Therefore I was curious and anxious to get this book to see how Jay was going to do her story because quite frankly I did not like her nor did I care what happened to her. Quaid Walker appeared in the last Saints of Denver book, Built, and he too did not grab my attention as someone I needed to know more about. 
That being said, I enjoyed this book but did not love this one as much as previous books by this author. I did come to understand Avett more and understood why she made the decisions she did but I am not an avid fan. She did grow up a lot in a short period of time with the help of Quaid but their relationship seemed kind of rushed to me and I had a hard time connecting with them.  
As always with a Jay Crownover book, I like the writing and her unique characters and I do love seeing previous characters from her other books. And in this book my curiosity is piqued about Wheeler, I do hope that this man gets his own story because I think it will be a great one. 
Overall a good read and I think any fan of stories of redemption and strong family will really enjoy.
Charged: 3/5 stars 
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