Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Entangled (The Evolve Series 1.5)
Things heat up, and not just the Georgia summertime, when Dane and Laney go head to head over plans for her new duplex. But Laney's got his number, and knows just how to coerce her bossy, domineering man. Spend the summer with the gang and find out...just how many is a crowd?
The members of the Evolve Crew are getting older; so is the content. Mature audiences recommended.

 “Men shouldn’t know how to decorate anyway, using words like gaudy.” I let one brow raise and give him a suspicious smirk. “Do I need to learn how to fix the cars then? What if I get a flat?” “Oh baby,” he growls, his feet pounding the floor as he stalks toward me, “you questioning my manliness?” “Maybe,” I tease, slowing backing up. “Nancy.” My eyes dart anxiously around the room, mentally planning my escape route in this new territory. He laughs deeply, not a ‘ha ha that’s funny’ laugh, but more an ‘uh huh I’m coming to get ya’ sexy laugh. “Got it planned yet?” He grins knowingly, one eyebrow cocked. “Better run to wherever looks the most comfortable.” There’s no furniture yet, what is he talking about comfortable? Seeing the confusion on my face, he answers unasked. “Showing you how much of a man I am when I catch ya,” he creeps closer, “so I’d stay away from the tile, might hurt your back,” the mischief in his eyes ignites as he continues moving slowly closer, “or your knees.” Do I still have to pretend I don’t want to be caught? I love this side of Dane; the dominant, controlling, hunter than comes out more and more every day. The game’s precept itself is laughable; no one could question Dane’s virility. It seeps from his pores, an aura around him taking up all the air in a room. And he’s all mine. From his forever jostled brown locks and matching warm eyes, cocky lopsided grin and sculpted chest all the way to his eight back, that irresistible v and toned, tight ass- he is mine. “You wouldn’t!” I challenge, knowingly delightfully well that he would. “Oh baby, you know I can and will.” He flips open the button on his pants, that cocky grin suffocating me from where he stands, “I think you want me to.”  

  S.E.Hall resides in Arkansas with her husband of 17 years and 3 beautiful daughters. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading YA and NA romance.



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Seducing Phoebe Review + Giveaway


Phoebe Fitzgerald is about to marry a wonderful man—that is until her ex turns up and declares his undying love for her. Confused about her feelings, she calls off her wedding to Marco Petronelli.
Marco knows his offer to wed Phoebe isn’t a love match, but he cares for her and believes the compatibility they share will be enough to sustain their marriage. He is forced to admit his emotions go far deeper when Phoebe calls off the wedding, and now he will do almost anything to make her realize they are meant for each other.
Can he convince Phoebe that their relationship is worth saving? Or will secrets from both their pasts be too much to overcome?
Phoebe Fitzgerald turned and looked at herself in the mirror of the bridal store fitting room, and butterflies multiplied by the dozen in her belly. Her dress fit perfectly. She looked like a queen. It was everything she had thought it would be and more.
“Oh, Phoebe,” her best friend Sophie gushed when the curtain was thrust open by the alterations lady.
Before Phoebe could say anything, her phone beeped, signaling a text message had arrived. She should’ve turned it to vibrate before she’d entered the changing room. The butterflies stopped fluttering and a football-sized feeling of dread replaced them. Somehow she knew who was texting her. The same person who’d been calling and texting her constantly for the last two days: John Allen. After their first conversation two weeks ago, she’d stopped answering his calls and texts. But he hadn’t given up.
Two weeks ago everything had been clear in her mind. She was going to get married to a man who had come to mean a lot to her. It wasn’t a fairy tale love match, but at the time of Marco’s proposal she’d been caught up in the haze of some of the most amazing lovemaking she’d ever experienced—so when he had blurted out they should get married, she’d readily agreed. She’d thought he’d been joking, but the next night, when he’d gotten down on bended knee and presented her with a ring, she had said yes again. She cared deeply for Marco. She knew she could count on him when she needed him. She knew he would never disappoint her or let her down.
After loving and losing and being disappointed by the people in her life more than once, she had no desire to travel down that bumpy road again. A nice, no complications relationship had seemed the perfect solution.
Now a ghost from her past had returned and it was like a fog had crept into her mind. She had no visibility of what was right or wrong. She was so confused.
Why did Marco have to cancel their lunch date two weeks ago? Things would’ve been so much easier if he hadn’t had to stay at that meeting.
Standing in her wedding dress, looking like a queen, she let her mind wander back to the day when her world turned upside down.
“You look like you’ve lost fifty dollars and found five instead.”
Phoebe whipped her head around and couldn’t believe it when she clapped eyes on her former lover—John Allen.
“John, what are you doing here?”
“I’m back in town; my stint overseas is over.” He sent her a look that she could only describe as suggestive. With his hair falling over his forehead, he had an air of carefree fun about him. “I’m hoping we can catch up.”
It had been months since she’d last seen John, since he’d announced very casually over dinner that he was planning on joining an overseas medical organization, and he was leaving the next day. She’d been heartbroken. She’d thought they’d had something special. But, once again, it seemed the people she loved never loved her as much as she loved them. It was like she wasn’t worthy of their full affection.
“I don’t think so.”
When he reached out and touched her hand, her skin tingled. “Phoebs, I’m sorry about the way I left but while I was away I realized what a fool I’d been. I’d left the best girl I’ve ever known behind. I constantly thought about all the fun times we had. How whenever we were together we seemed untouchable. I think I’m in love with you, Phoebe.
She couldn’t deny the way her heart fluttered at his declaration. It was what she’d hoped would happen after he’d left, but it never had. Now she had Marco in her life. She could count on Marco not to let her down. Marco was solid, dependable, trustworthy. He would never leave her alone like so many others had done before. They may not laugh as much as her and John had done, and they may not have ever said those three little words to each other, but they did have a good relationship. Marco was her chance to finally have someone permanent in her life. Someone who put her first.
 “I think it’s a little late for that, John.” Phoebe held up her left hand and waved her fingers. “I’m engaged now.”
“Nothing’s final until you say ‘I do’. Engagements aren’t set in stone.”
“Well, regardless of what you think, it means something to me.”
“Does it? I see the way you’re breathing, Phoebs. I see the way your eyes are shining. You still care.” He took hold of her hand and brought it to his lips, kissing it.
She knew she should pull her hand away, but she couldn’t. Her skin didn’t burn like it did when Marco touched her, but her body was reacting. Her body remembered John and all they’d shared—all the love she’d thought she once felt for him.
Phoebe felt many things for Marco, but “love” had never entered the equation. After being burned so many times in the past by people she loved, she was determined to focus on more practical things now. Easy, uncomplicated companionship. An intense physical connection. A future.
But as she looked at John, sitting there across from her declaring his love, a moment’s doubt filled her mind. All those things she had with Marco were important, but when it came down to it, marriage should be based on love, shouldn’t it? What if she was making a mistake?

I rated Seducing Phoebe with FOUR LEAVES! This was a very sweet story. From reading the first few chapters, I wasn't sure how the story was going to end up and I like that. It was also a quick read. Phoebe is the main character. She is engaged to Marco. Marco and Phoebe have a good relationship but it is mainly physically based. They don't share a lot with each other. Phoebe's ex, John, comes back into town and Phoebe starts to question everything. The book was well written and I definitely want to read others by Flockton This story is all about finding yourself and with doing that, you can learn to trust yourself and trust others. Both Phoebe have been through a lot in their lives and they have to learn to let things go and move on if they want to be together!
"When things happen that we don't understand, we have to accept it, and in time, we can look back and realize why it happened and how that one moment in time defines the rest of our lives." 

On her very first school report her teacher said ‘Nicole likes to tell her own stories’.
It wasn’t until after the birth of her daughter and after having fun on the community board of that she finally decided to take the plunge and write a book.
The stories she writes are contemporary romances with either a medical setting or in the boardrooms of high powered business. Nicole enjoys taking two characters and creating unique situations for them.
Apart from writing Nicole is busy looking after her very own hero – her wonderfully supportive husband, and her two fabulous kids.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Off Chance Review + Giveaway

Off Chance 
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Expected release: October 21, 2013
Genre: Contemporary
Age Group: New Adult
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

He is seeking absolution.
Flynn Caldwell has a hero complex and it’s one of the reasons he joined the New York City Fire Department. He has spent his entire professional career trying to atone for that one person he failed to save. Because, if he can do that, then perhaps he can be worthy of love again.
She is seeking escape.
Rowan Page’s life is nothing short of a disaster. Always immersed in trouble, she has only herself to depend on. She’s determined to pull herself out of this mess and make something of her life, despite the hard years she has lived on the streets of New York.
Together, they have the chance to become complete.
Flynn and Rowan’s worlds exist miles apart, but when a chance meeting brings them together, neither of them can deny the instant pull that connects them to each other. What starts as a tiny spark eventually flares into a fire so hot, it refuses to be extinguished.
Both are willing to jump feet first into the flames to see where it takes them, despite the risk of being burned.

I always said I wanted to marry a firefighter, and this book only intensified that fantasy. This was my first novel to read from Sawyer Bennett; and now that I have read Off Chance, I can't believe I have not absorbed these books before! I know what you're thinking...especially since this is the fifth book in the Off Series. If you're confused by how I read the fifth without reading the first four, you can be assured that although the past book's main characters make cameo appearances, these novels can be read as stand-alone novels.

Off Chance is about a cliche' hunky firefighter who has all of the necessary characteristics. According to family and friends, he has a hero complex and tends to bring in the strays who end up breaking his heart. He arrived at this career path out of personal experience, and he is just an all-around good guy. But this just makes him even more lovable, and he has an incredibly delicious one-dimple smile. In Off Chance, Flynn repeats his usual behavior and tries to save Rowan Page, the lady from a shady situation.

“She’s a stranger to me, and the only bond we share is that of savior and victim. In my line of work, that does not make for a lasting bond. I save someone, I go home and forget about them.
But there’s no forgetting Rowan Page.”

Rowan is a ballsy girl with a tough exterior caused by a rough childhood. She left home at 18 and has spent the last five years trying to make it in NYC. She ends up in an unhealthy relationship with a druggie, which in an interesting turn of events, leads her to Flynn. All she has is Capone, her sweet and loyal dog, and an attitude to get her through the extremely rocky patches in life.

Rowan and Flynn have some steamy chemistry, which is enjoyable to read through the alternating POVs. Most romance novels we read these days have the hero and the damsel in distress. When you read Off Chance's synopsis, you may think this novel is no different, but there is something special about Rowan and Flynn's story. I always have a difficult time writing reviews without spoiling them for the reader, so just trust me on this one.

USA Today Best-Selling 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. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

Wish I May Review + Giveaway

I grew up wishing on stars.

My father taught me to believe…in destiny, in magic, in happily ever after. Dreams were my scripture and the starry night sky was my temple. Then Mom stopped believing, left him, and took us with her. At the age of sixteen, I cashed in my dreams to pay the rent, pawned my destiny to keep my sisters together.

Now, seven years later, I’m returning home, grieving the death of my mother, and settling my sisters back into the life Mom threw away. I never intended to stay. I don’t want to deal with my father, who is so invested in the spiritual world he forgets the physical. I don’t want to face William Bailey, whose eyes remind me of the girl I was, the things I’ve done, and the future I lost.
This would all be easier if Will hated me. As it is, I have to hold my secrets close so they won’t hurt him more than they’ve already hurt me. But he wants to be in my life. He wants what I can’t bring myself to confess I sold. He wants me.

I find myself looking to my stars again...wondering if I dare one more wish.

 Wish I May is the second book in the New Hope Series.  This is can be a standalone book, because leave it to me I haven't read the first book in this series.  The books in this series talks about different characters.  I have plans to go back and read Unbreak Me because we get a glimance into the couples, and I must say Asher is a hottie.  

Every day you're in my life is a special occasion.

I rate Wish I May with Four and a Half Leaves! Wish I May is about Cally, a damaged girl that has some issues to come over her past; and William who just wants to love someone with all his heart and more.  Cally returns to New Haven seven years later, after the death of her mom. When Cally was sixteen years old, left with her mom and sisters for a better tomorrow.  As Cally helps to get her sisters adjusted living with her father, she runs into her first love, William.  Cally broke William's heart when she was sixteen, and William has yet to get over Cally.  When William sees Cally for the first time in over seven years, all his feelings come flooding back to him.
After seven years. After the lamest breakup in history of breakups. After breaking his heart, and dismissing my own, I'm still very much his.
Wish I May is told through both William and Cally's POV’s.  Cally has so many secrets, the big secret who is Brandon? You have to read this book to see how the story unravels.  Cally is filled with pain, guilt, and heart in her heart and mind.  You have no idea how this book is going to end! I was so hooked on this book, I never wanted to put it down! And, I didn't... I read it in one sitting!! Be with me Cally. You're my compass. My north star.I can't wait to read more books in the New Hope series!! I hope Lexi Ryan writes a book about Hanna and Mark! 

 Lexi RyanNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author, writes romances with humor, heat, and heart. A former college English professor, Lexi now writes full time from her home in Indiana, where she lives with her husband and two children.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Faithless Review

Sometimes in the darkness, we find the light. At least the fortunate ones do. For those who don't want to find the light are sometimes forced into it. What do you do when a stranger in the darkness ends up being your savior?
Riley Turner never expected or wanted to see her twenty-first birthday, and she planned not to. Feeling lost and alone her entire life with no one to love or support her, there was never a reason to exist. That was until the stranger who saves her, becomes the one person to show her what life is really about. Riley finds her world being turned upside down and for the first time ever, finds herself wanting to live.
Everything happens for a reason, and sometimes that reason doesn't always make sense, especially when life hasn't always been so kind. Will Riley be able to over come her fears and finally find a reason to live her life, or will she see just how cruel life really can be after believing and taking a chance?

Faithless is a book full of grief, heartache, and depressive thoughts. This book is about fulfilling your dreams and letting go of the darkness that consumes you. Faithless is a story of Riley who has went through a long and difficult journey.  In this story, you will see how she has to overcome so much guilt and learning to enjoy her life and live it to the fullest even though you were not dealt with the cards of live you wish you weren't given. This story is about suicide, sexual abuse, death, murder, depression, trust, and relationships are all topics you will read in this book! Your emotional will be all over the place with this book. 

Along with Riley, we meet Tristan.  From the first scene with Tristan, I knew I was in love! He is everything Riley needed without knowing she need it.  Even though Tristan has some demons of his own to face, you find that the two are made for each other.  Another guy comes into Riley's life and his name is London.  I knew from the beginning I was not going to like him.  I mean my heart was set on Tristan! The book is told from both of Riley and Tristan's point of view, and I enjoyed that you as the reader was able to get in their brains and know why they acted like they do. 

I thought the ending was a little rush and you can see Riley's life was heading in the right direction.  I also didn't like how we were left questioning about some of the secondary characters. Makes me wonder if there will be a part two of this book?!

Amanda Bennett is by far one of my favorite authors.  As a reader you are captivated by her words and the stories she writes! Can't wait for the next book that she has comes out next!! 

Amanda currently lives in Utah with her many men (her husband, two little boys, and two dogs).  She is an avid San Francisco 49ers and Dexter fan. In high school she developed a love for writing and storytelling, and in the past couple years has made it her passion as she just released her ninth book.
Make sure you check out some of Amanda Bennett's other books, as well as their amazing reviews :)