Friday, June 22, 2018

Royally Arranged Bad by Nora Flite

I really loved Thorne's easy going attitude, "he looped the crook of his arm around mine firmly, his shoulders pulling back, tugging me into his hip. “You know how to make a guy’s ego swell. And other things.” Oh my God Thorne's caring side made my ovaries explode, “no,” I said, wrapping her fingers in mine. “You need to rest. And if I come inside, I don’t think either of us will get any.” I really liked this book, I fell in love with Thorne and Nova they balance eached other out.

Bishop by Sawyer Bennett

Brooke has no filter, "...I’ve had three of these daiquiris and I’m feeling frisky. Do you have any interest in getting out of here?” ****s effing *****t. I just scored the jackpot of all jackpots." Brooke can see through her man, “I wouldn’t have thought that,” I assure her. Another c*** of the eyebrow. Da*n, she’s not believing much of what I say." Brooke doesn't mind compromising on some things, “I’m not getting drunk,” I admonish him. “I have to work tomorrow.” His face falls slightly, so I add, “But I’m still willing to get kinky with you tonight.” I really liked thos book, and I can't wait for the other players to get their own stories.

Envy by Rachel Van Dyken

I think it's entertaining that Renee is learning Vic's little quirks, “I walk behind you, always behind you. If I walk in front of you, I can’t protect you. And that’s my job.” Everyone knows what Vic is capable of, “God help anyone who gets in his way,” Tex muttered under his breath while I shoved past everyone..." Vic is such a rule breaker, “eff the oath.” He pulled me against his chest. “I live for you now.” As usual I loved these crazy mafia men and I'm always eager for more, Rachel never disappoints.

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Cross Drop by Elizabeth Hartey

Title: Cross Drop
Series: On the Edge
Author: Elizabeth Hartey
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 19, 2018 Publisher: Limitless Publishing

I’m not a saint. Never claimed to be. I’ve played the game and scored my fair share—both on and off the field. This is why I should have known better than to fall for a hockey player. But I did. I fell fast and hard. 
Now I’m left with the painful consequences, reminded every day of how reckless I had been by giving him my heart so easily—so willingly. Dalt broke me in the cruelest of ways, and because of him, I’ll never be able to love again.
Nikki changed me. She made me want to be a better man. My days playing off the ice were over because she owned every little piece of my heart…until she left, leaving behind a gnawing ache where my heart used to be.
Now she’s back, and it’s painfully clear she hates me, ignoring me, pretending like I’m nobody to her. But that’s just too damn bad. I want answers. I want a goddamn explanation.
And most of all…I want her.

Nik is quite the horny, handsy drunk, “come on, hockey boy. Need to nail your big, hard love hammer,” she purrs into my ear." Dalt is quite cocky in his skills, “hey, you made me wait to get home. If we stayed at the inn, I’d already be buried so deep inside you everyone staying there would know my name by the way you’d be screaming it.” I liked this book, I loved Dalt.

As a lover of the northeast US, Elizabeth moved with her husband to the Poconos several years ago to open a Chiropractic Clinic. Four children and a menagerie of animals later, she has finally found time to fulfill her lifelong dream of writing novels. The wild ride of writing books is one of the most difficult things she’s ever done in her life. But the opportunity to get her stories out of her head and down on paper and send them out into the world is also one of the most wonderful things she’s ever done. A dreamer at heart, romance is the genre she spends most of her time writing and reading into the wee hours of the morning. And having readers fall in love with her characters as much as she does is almost as exciting as giving birth (just not as painful!) When not juggling work responsibilities and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking the beautiful hills and woods around her home, swimming, knitting, watching old classic movies and traveling.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RELEASE REVIEW: Divining Elise by Jody A. Kessler

Title: Divining Elise
Series: Granite Lake Romance (standalone)
Author: Jody A. Kessler
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Elise Martinez wished her date with destiny didn’t include being run off the road by the most caring, handsome, and intelligent man she’d ever met.
Moving to Granite Lake to manage a bookstore and coffee shop meant Elise could finally leave her haunted past behind, but being a psychic mom to a deaf child has its benefits and downfalls—and her guarded heart isn’t ready for a new romance.
Rob Everett never imagined giving up corporate law to open a brewery with his brothers in Granite Lake would begin with a car accident and the arrival of a surprise baby.
As if being a single dad and starting a new business weren’t challenging enough, Rob can’t get the beautiful, mysterious, and feisty bookstore manager out of his mind.
For Elise and Rob, falling in love is a complicated, sexy, and emotional enterprise.
Mix in a baby, a haunted brewery, craft beer, and a dangerous ex-husband into this recipe of love and their future isn’t as easily divined as the fates would have foretold.
**A steamy, fun, stand-alone novel with a happy ever after.

Rob at times needs to keep himself in check, "Elise’s gaze traveled over his body so quickly he almost missed it. There was a knowing gleam in her eyes, then she dropped those lashes so he couldn’t read her. It was probably for the best since he didn’t need a hard-on in front of her kid." Rob is just a playful man at times, “are you also demanding my body in this agreement?” Rob asked, and lowered his face so his lips hovered just in front of hers." I really liked this book, Parker was a good man and Elise was such a good mom.

“If we do this, I need you to make me a promise,” she said and leaned back so she could look him in the eyes.
“What is it?” he asked, the hint of challenge gleamed in his pale irises.
“You can’t ask me out tomorrow or act like you own me or anything else possessive. We can have tonight and no promises afterward.”
“You want a one night stand with me, Elise Martinez? Should I feel used or honored before we even do the deed?”
“You’re using me, too. It’s mutually beneficial.”
“I guess this is happening, then,” he said with that irresistible half-smile, half-smirk that made her insides quiver and her toes curl.
“Yes, it is,” she said and slid her nails over his taut stomach toward his beltline.
Rob stroked his fingers over her chest and up her neck until he cradled her jaw. He tilted her face up, firm, yet delicate in the way he handled her. He forced her to look at him again before she could lower his pants and find out what the rest of him looked like.
“Are you sure about this, Elise?” he asked.
She stilled, breathing in the moment, staring back into the most incredible eyes she’d ever seen and nodded against his cupped hand. Elise turned her face into his hand, then tasted his finger with a stroke of her tongue. A hint of cinnamon lingered on his skin. He gripped her tighter for the second it took to bring his mouth back to hers.
His tongue delved in. His mouth captured hers. Possessive. It scared and thrilled her.
“Jesus, I like kissing you,” he whisper-hissed when he came up for air. He moved to the pulse point below her jaw. “We should move this to the bedroom.”
Jody A. Kessler is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. Her debut novel, Death Lies Between Us, is the winner of the Readers’ Crown Award for Best Paranormal Romance. She also writes contemporary romance, historical time travel fiction, and new adult coming of age.
When she isn’t navigating the terrain of her imagination and writing it down, she can be found exploring the wilderness of Colorado with her family, teaching Hatha yoga, or in the kitchen baking cookies & brownies – and trying not to eat them all.