Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Release Blitz & Book Review: Careless by Michelle Horst

by Michelle Horst
Series: Enemies to Lovers Series #3
Release Date: February 28th, 2018


Irony – when life f@cks you over.


She’s the one girl I can’t forget.
She’s as innocent as a saint, with the mouth of a sinner.
After taking her virginity, it’s taken me four years to get rid of the guilt.
I used her while she was at her lowest and she’s never forgiven me.
Watching my best friend die a little every day, and not being able to do anything about it, kills me.
I should’ve seen it coming. The second I hit rock bottom, she walks back into my life.
The f@cking irony?
She might be the only one who can save Marcus.
The life of the person who means the most to me lies in the palm of the girl I screwed.


Hate is a strong word, but it’s one I’ve really considered when it comes to Jaxson West. But I’ve settled for intensely disliking him. It’s similar to the way I feel about visiting the dentist.
Asking me to forgive Jaxson, is like asking me to willingly sit through a root canal.
He’s heartbreakingly gorgeous, emphasis on heartbreakingly.
He’s an amazing friend, just not to me.
He’s supportive, understanding, caring and loving, just not to me.
No, for me he reserves his dark scowls and low growls.
I’ll do everything I can to save Marcus, but I’m not doing it for Jaxson.

Jaxson West & Leigh Baxter ~ Book 3 in the Enemies To Lovers Series

This is a Stand Alone book in the Enemies To Lovers Series. Each book in the series is about a different couple. To get the full experience of their friendship I'd recommend that you start with Heartless.

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Michelle Horst is a Bestselling Romance Author who likes her books hot, dirty, and with a touch of darkness. She loves an alpha hero who is not scared to fight for his woman.

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My review:

I loved this book. It totally surprised me though because although it was really good right from the start, I didn't immediately think of giving it a full star rating until later on. Only a few things kept it from being perfect for me because for example I didn't like how Jaxson described Leigh as a ‘waiflike delicacy’. This may seem trivial to most of you but it really made me cringe because I don’t think that’s a nice way to describe a person, especially not from the hero said about the heroine. And there was a much bigger part that almost had me throwing my kindle against the wall. But those things didn’t matter in the end because I was totally captured by the story and the emotions it elicited in me.
‘My entire life I’ve been obsessed with the heart. I wanted to know everything about it. I wanted to conquer it, but instead, it conquered me.’
There was so much that I absolutely loved and which had my feelings all over the place, that it all outweighed the few not-my-type kind of things. Many very heartbreaking scenes, some laugh-out-loud moments, lots of swoon worthy parts and often I couldn’t hold back my tears. Really, I was sobbing quite a lot.
‘”You can’t solve it. It isn’t a problem. It’s life.”’
The book started out really good and I liked that we got to know Jaxson’s past and how the Screw Crew got together and grew closer because of what happened. The history of characters is important for me to connect with them so I really liked that.
‘That’s just my fucking luck. The first girl I fall for and she’s a fucking genius.’
The story played partly in the past where Jaxson and Leigh met and when everything between them unraveled, and moved on to the present where it all came together again. Sure enough, the rest of the gang wasn't far and we also got some new characters to love. While this is a standalone, I'd recommend to at least read book #2 first because Marcus' story (which is woven into book 2 and 3) really starts there. Jax and Leigh's story can still be enjoyed without having read the previous books though.
'Mom was right. I understand now. Some things just can't be explained.'
I loved this fast paced and quite emotional story a lot especially because the characters already feel like a big family and as the books get better and better in this series, I can't wait to find out what the next one will bring. (PS: I really hope we get to see more of Sebastian.)

-- I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. --

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Blog Tour & Book Review: Break the Ice by Piper Rayne

Break the Ice
by Piper Rayne
Series: Bedroom Games #3
Genre: Standalone Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 26th, 2018


The Winter Games are over, but the bedroom games are just beginning…

This is about the time I normally hang up my snowboard and chill for a while. Except this year. This year, I’m dealing with what fate dealt me at the Winter Games—nope, not gold. A broken leg.

Since I’m not close to my family, I head to my best friend, Skylar’s pad to recoup. Turns out having your gorgeous, single, sexy friend wait on you hand and foot can blur the lines between friendship and romance.

Which is exactly why I’ve decided to help her find a boyfriend.

Yeah, you heard me right. I’m going to help her comb through every dating app available until she finds the perfect man. What else could remind me of my place in her life more than watching her fall for someone else?

I can deal. I’m used to pushing through pain. I’m an Olympian after all.

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“Sky.” I follow her down the hall and up the stairs. “You need...” I swallow down the bile burning my throat.
She turns around when she reaches her childhood bedroom door. The same room that has pictures of Ben on her corkboard from some dance way back when. The room that holds all her memories of a happy childhood filled with fun, laughter and love. Doesn’t she realize, she has so much?
“You need a date.”
Did that really just come out of my mouth?
“A date?”
I grab her hand and take her into my room, which is really her brother’s childhood room, and sit her down on the bed.
“Yeah, give me your phone.”
She digs it out of her pocket and places it in my palm.
I search the app store and select a dating app.
“What about the more traditional ones?” she asks, leaning over to look at my phone. Her hair tickles my neck, and the scent of her perfume makes my dick twitch in my pants.
“You need a beta, remember?”
I go through her selfies and select one that doesn’t show how truly gorgeous she is. It’s hard to find one though because Skylar doesn’t have any bad pictures.
“I’m not sure about this, Beck.”
I fill out her form for her while she remains silent. Once I’m done, I hand it back over to her and she stares at the screen for a long time.
Our thighs are pressed against one another and I’m fairly sure the electricity running through my body is buzzing through hers, but her gaze is still glued to her phone.
“Okay,” she says, still sounding reluctant.
“Perfect. Now, Terminator.”
She smiles and her lips brush my cheek. “Sorry, for being so needy.”
“It’s the hazard of having girl friends, I suppose.”
“Friend,” I clarify, standing up before my hands and lips listen to the instructions from my dick.
“You’ll help me pick someone out?” she asks.
“Of course.”
She walks out of my room, her gaze glued to her phone. I follow with my gaze glued to her ass.


Cold As Ice
by Piper Rayne
Series: Bedroom Games #1
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About the authors: 
Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?
We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon-holed into a specific type of story. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it!
All that, AND we thought it'd be a helluva lot more fun if we did this writing thing together!
What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes, quirky heroines that make us laugh, and lots of sexy times. Here's hoping you do, too! 

My review:

I loved it! This was definitely my favorite book in this series because it was exactly my kind of story. What’s not to love about a closed-off guy like Beckett Meyers who screwed up with the only girl he cared about, but still stayed the hero we loved and got the girl in the end?

Honestly, although I loved the glimpses we got of Beckett in the previous books, I didn't expect his book to be so good. I mean, I loved all Piper Rayne books so far, some more than others, but I loved them all nonetheless. We kind of know what to expect from their books because they all are quite similar regarding the fun and romance but they each have different characteristics and stories which are very enjoyable and lighthearted. Beckett was one of those people who put all the blame on himself and had commitment issues due to his childhood. As in the previous books, the authors kept it light despite the otherwise rather deep stuff of Beckett’s past.

The Story:
This last book in the bedroom games series played after the winter classics. Becket Meyers broke his arm and was now at Skylar’s house, where she took good care of him. They'd been best friends for many years and everyone knew that they belonged together; only they themselves didn't see it yet. When one drunken night blurred the line between friendship and more, they had to decide which direction they want to go.
‘Shit just got a whole lot more complicated.’
Beckett had some baggage which he didn’t want to load on anyone else and therefore kept his past to himself. He was a very private person and while Skylar started looking and yearning for a life beside skiing and planning for the future, he didn't want anything to change. Their lives ultimately had to take different directions which strained their friendship even more.

I didn't always understand the reasons behind Beckett’s actions but some emotions just aren't logical in certain situations. I liked that he wasn't a womanizer or manwhore and that he kind of unconsciously waited for Skylar.

There might be some people who’d like to slap Beckett over the head in frustration but I never felt negative emotions towards him because I’m a sucker for stuff like that.

I think he was perfect the way he was; an atypical broken hero who thought that he wasn't worthy of Skylar. Those are my kind of heroes. Skylar who we’ve known as a strong woman who stood up for her friends showed a weaker side in this book, surely also because she cared so much about Beckett.

We got introduced to some new characters and I can't wait for the next series and to learn more about the Italian family.

-- I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book given by Social Butterfly PR. --

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
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Monday, February 19, 2018

Release Blitz: Italians Do It Better by Holly J. Gill

Italians Do It Better
by Holly J. Gill
Series: Italian Series Standalone
Release Date: February 19th, 2018

When you taste something forbidden, and all that your heart wants is unattainable. How does the heart handle the pain?

I’m charming, sexy and being the lover of a powerful woman is like taking candy from a child. My life is perfect—I get all the release a man could ever dream about.

I’m happy.

Until she walks into my life.

A woman I have never laid eyes on. I want her and I won’t stop until she’s putty in my hands. She’s my addiction.

Only, little did I know that this addiction would consume me. I never expected the impact she would have on my heart, and now I’m drowning.

I’m trapped in a world I want to leave but can’t.

How will I survive when my heart wants what it can’t have?

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Italian Playboy
by Holly J. Gill
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“Morning darling.” I startled as Peggy placed her hands on my shoulders, squeezing before she landed a kiss on my forehead.
“Where’s your friend?” She walked over to the coffee machine and started fiddling with the pods.
“She left first thing.”
“I trust she enjoyed her visit?” She grabbed the mug and took a sip. “Sorry I didn’t introduce myself, but I ended up working most of the night.”
“She did,” I said as Peggy sat down on the stool at the breakfast bar.
“Good, she certainly appeared to like Luca.” She hitched her eyebrows as her overly sweet smile slipped just a tad before she glued it back in place, “And I can understand why, what’s not to like?”
I grinned in her direction purposefully avoiding eye contact with her, not wanting to pass comment. I could feel my cheeks heat as images of his gob-smacking body assaulted me. I stared into my tea, hoping that she couldn’t see my face—I was certain that my thoughts were stamped all over it.
“I’ve got a function in London today, which means that I’ll unfortunately be staying in town. Luca’s not quite himself, must be some bug or something.” She slipped off the bar stool as she downed the last bit of her coffee. “I don’t know whether he’ll be about much, but if he shows his face maybe you can entertain yourselves. Watch a movie or something…”
“Are you sure he’s okay?”
“I’m sure it’s just a headache that’s making him feel queasy. He’ll be fine. I think I’ve just worn him out and you know what men are like…dying swans with anything.” She shrugged as she deposited her mug in the sink, turning to leave. “Regardless, I’m sure he’d love the company.”
I followed her out of the kitchen to the front door. One of the staff already had the boot of her waiting car open and was loading her suitcase and some other random looking cases into it.
My skin tingled as I heard the shuffling behind me. Luca stood beside me looking rather pale, he looked drained and stressed. I wanted to reach out and hold his hand. I wanted to wrap my arm around him and tell him that I didn’t care about anything except him. My heart dropped as he took a step away from me, his body tensed as Peggy walked back up the steps to the front door.
“I am trusting you both to behave. I don’t want anyone here whilst I’m gone,” she said, pointing her finger at me. “Including that friend of yours!”
I laughed. She kissed me on the cheek and then turned her attention to Luca. “Go and shake this headache off. I need you fit for tomorrow,” she grabbed his groin and squeezed. He blanched, his Adam’s apple bobbing as he swallowed.
“Of course.” He murmured as she went up on the tips of her toes and kissed the corner of his mouth. His fisted hand coming around her but not touching her or pulling her closer.
“You’d do well to remember what I told you yesterday.” She flicked her tongue over his lips. He took a deep breath and opened up for her and she dove right in like some predator ready to pick on her prey.
I tried not to watch, the sounds were enough to make me gag. She released him after a few moments and a one-sided whispered conversation that had him flinching, and finally made her way to the car.
I watched Luca as he stood watching her car disappear down the drive. He took a deep breath, his eyes glistening.
“Fancy a dunk in the pool?”
“I can’t. I’m not—”
“What’s going on Luca?” I reached over and wrapped my hand over his wrist.
“Nothing.” He pulled his arm from me, his jaw clenching as he turned back into the house. “Headache.”
“Talk to me, please?” I touched his shoulder as he started shuffling back down the hall.
“Not now!” He shook my hand off and carried on walking away from me, not once looking my way. “Please? Okay Emma?”
I closed the door and slammed my back into it. I wanted to run after him and make him feel good. I wanted to make him forget everything that was bringing him down and stressing him. I’d never seen him like that. He was always so happy and chilled. I felt like I was missing something and after yesterday, after seeing him outside the office and hearing the way Peggy had ordered him in like he was about to be chastised.
I headed to my room. I was determined to show him a good time without the worry of Peggy showing up. I stripped off my clothes and put on a skimpy black bikini. I fixed the small lace triangles so that they just about covered my nipples, the thin straps caging the plump flesh like a harness. It made me think of the way his body had looked wrapped in the leather straps. My pussy clenched and ached just at the thought. My nipples hardened. I was breathless, and I could feel the heat radiate from my libidinous core to my tingling skin.
I wrapped the thin black lace cover up around me tying it around my waist and made my way downstairs. As I got to the bottom of the stairs a smile formed on my face. My heart swelled as I saw Luca already in the pool. His long arms rotating in and out of the water as he swam his lengths, looking hot and devilish. He stopped halfway through a length as though he could feel me watching him. His eyes squinting in the direction of the house. I took long, bouncy strides to the glass doors, I stopped and smiled at him.
“Are you coming in?” He made his way to the side of the pool. His toned and muscled torso rippling as he walked through the water. He was a vision. A god.
I approached the water’s edge. “I thought you had a headache.”
He dove under the surface, his limbs gliding through the water as he swam toward me. As he reached the edge of the pool he lifted his head out the water, his hair sweeping back as droplets made his stubble glisten, emphasising his chiselled jaw.
“Not anymore.” His eyes met mine and a beautiful smile lit his face.
I stood there for a moment taking stock, etching every sinewy line and ripple into my memory. I lifted my gaze back to his as I untied the lacy cover-up. In slow motion I opened it a little more, revealing my body to him. He took a step back into the water, his breath audibly hitching as his big hungry eyes devoured me. I straightened my arms beside me allowing the soft fabric to slip down my body into a puddle at my feet. My skin puckered with the cool breeze. He licked his lips and quirked a brow.
“Lascia que ti scaldi, bellissima.”
I had no idea what he’d said but either way, I guessed it was hot and sexy. I sat on the pool edge before gently lowering myself in. The warm water wrapped around me and I sighed as his arms followed suit. The front of his body moulded to the back of mine. I let my head fall back into his shoulder as he tightened his arms around me. He ran one of his hands up my body, gliding it over every wet curve. I waited for him to grope my breasts, but his hand just kept going until he cupped my jaw. He tilted his face to mine, his eyes roaming over my face. My heart sped up as he breathed me in. He groaned and I’m not sure why, but this felt different. It felt like more, like I was more to him. I felt hot tears prickle the back of my eyes, my body shuddered as his lips ran up my jaw to my ear in one flaming kiss. I turned in his arms facing him as his lips murmured over mine. “Cara mia.”
He moved us slowly into the centre of the pool. The water feeling warmer the deeper we went, or maybe it was just him wrapped around me. I wasn’t sure whether it was him or the water, but in that moment, I felt like the most important thing in the world. I’d never felt like that in my entire life. I’d never felt like the centre of anyone’s universe. I sighed into his mouth as my fingers curled into his hair. He tugged my long dark strands so that my face lifted right into his. I thought he’d kiss me, but he just caressed my face.
I dropped my head back into the water as one of his hands travelled down my neck to my breasts. He hooked his hand under one of my boobs and held me afloat on the surface of the water. His eyes just ran up and down my face and my exposed skin.
“Sei la cosa più bella di tutta la mia vita, la cosa più bella che mi potesse mai capitare.”
“I don’t know what you just said, but I want to hear it again.” My nipples hardened as his thumb ran up and down the side of my breast.
“Tu sei il mio tutto, Emma,” I swallowed as his hands went to my waist bringing my body back to his. He kissed the sensitive skin just behind my ear before whispering, “Everything.”
I wrapped my arms around his shoulders, my legs wrapped around his waist as our chests rubbed. I felt his erection trapped between us. My sex clenched, begging for the merge of our bodies.
He cupped my jaw with both of his hands, his gaze eating into mine “Sei così più bella.”
He brought his face to mine, his lips skimming mine. My tongue licking his lips as I ran it over my bottom one. He gasped before desperately ravaging my mouth. His hands dropped from my jaw to my arse where his fingers dug into my skin like he was trying get right under it. He tugged me impossibly closer to him, his hold on me deliciously painful.
Luca lifted me up on to the side. I had no idea how we’d got there, all I knew was that as my legs dangled into the water, his fingers worked by bottoms off. He ran his mouth up my thighs sucking and nipping at my flesh.
“I need to taste you.” He kissed the smooth skin between my sex and my belly button. His eyes met mine as I caressed the side of his face with my finger and then my thumb.
His hands brushed up the outside of my thighs before he cupped my arse cheeks tilting my sex toward him. Then without hesitation he lapped and sucked at my pussy. He ran a finger up and down my moist slit. His tongue teased and tasted every morsel of me. I tangled my fingers in his hair holding him tighter to me, my head fell back as I relished the feel of his tongue and the vibration of his moans.
He smiled up at me before kissing my clit. His thumbs running up my folds as his tongue licked down to my entrance and back up to my bundle of nerves. I shuddered as he pressed a finger inside, curling it as he massaged my front wall. My elbows giving out from under me as my thighs clamped around his head. I moaned, and he withdrew one finger and pushed back in with two. His third finger massaging the skin between my opening and arsehole, as his tongue circled my clit.
I grabbed my breasts pushing them together and kneading the sides, I was so turned on I could barely breathe. He removed his fingers from my channel and ran his tongue all the way down to my perineum, massaging the sensitive skin in wet, warm circles. He pulled my thighs farther apart and nipped the skin on the inside of my thighs.
“Luca,” I cried out wanting his attention back on my pussy.
“Yes?” He smiled up at me as he ran his nails up the back of my thighs.
“Don’t stop,” I breathed out, “Please.”
He chuckled before blowing on my exposed sex. He ran two fingers through my folds before pushing them into my mouth as he lowered his face back to my pussy. I sucked on his fingers as he did my clit. Sucking harder and harder as the pleasure built up inside me. I was so close…teetering on the precipice.
The ache inside me grew with every second, my core contracted, begging to be filled. He sucked my nub into his mouth and released it with a pop before his tongue filled my pussy. He lapped at my sex, his groans growing with mine.
He withdrew his fingers from my mouth, his hand gently cupping my neck as his other hand worked its way up my thigh. His lips kissed up my body to my neck where he gently bit down as his fingers thrust deep inside me.
“Fuck!” I cried out as my body clenched and spasmed around his fingers. I collapsed into him as he stroked my hair, cradling me to him. He wrapped his arms around me kissing the top of my head as I came back down.
Luca pushed out of the water, sitting on the edge before he helped me to my feet. He grabbed a towel from the lounger and draped it over my shoulders. I wasn’t sure why he did it. If it was to cover my modesty, it was a little late after what he’d just done to me in the pool.
He pulled me to him again wrapping his arms around me, “You’re cold.”
“Am I?” Was I? If I was I couldn’t actually feel it.
He smiled down at me. “Non ti lascerò mai.” He kissed the top of my head again, “Non lasciarmi andare mai, ti prego.”
“That sounds sad.” I looked up at him, his eyes shone into mine. “I may not understand what you said, but I can feel your melancholy.”
“I can feel you’re sad.” I ran my hand down the side of his face as I looked up at him. “What happened yesterday?”
“I don’t—” He took a deep breath, “Is it important right now?”
He picked me up in his arms as he buried his face between my tits. He sucked and nipped at them. Nibbling the skin at the edges of my bikini top. His covered erection jabbed at my sex as he walked us over to the summer house.
“No, not right now.” I laughed as he blew a raspberry on one of my boobs.
He kissed my jaw as he slid me down his body to my feet.
“You like that?” He wiggled his eyebrows at me.
“It’s safe to say that I really like everything you do to me.” My voice broke as I saw the bed.
The very bed where Peggy had him.
“Luca.” I hiccupped as my stomach dropped, my head shaking.
“It’s clean.” He cradled my head in his hands and kissed the tip of my nose.
I wrapped my hands around his wrists, “I…I can’t.”
“Please.” He sighed, “I want to see you everywhere I look when…when—”
When I leave.

About the author:
Holly J Gill is an author of Contemporary Erotic Romance, the hotter the better. Holly lives in England in a town called Grimsby with her husband Nigel with whom she shares three children and now twins grandchildren.

Holly has always enjoyed writing since she was a young girl, allowing her imagination to run free. She has a love for cars as well as loving to drive up and down the depths of the UK. She has taken many holidays abroad and her recent trip to the Dominican Republic left her wanting to go back in a heartbeat. Her friends describe her as crazy and naughty minded, even if she tries to pass off as a good girl. If she isn’t smiling, people know there is something wrong.

Holly is a great believer in living for the moment. Her moto is to live for today as you only get one shot at life, there is no rehearsal. When she isn’t writing she’s reading, spending time with her family, friends, or exploring the world, she enjoys music of all genres (depending on what scene she is creating). She likes to go camping with her husband to a certain campsite near York where no one under 18’s are allowed and it is here she spends endless hours writing, reading and enjoying the peace and quiet.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Blog Tour & Book Review: On Thin Ice by Piper Rayne

On Thin Ice
by Piper Rayne
Series: Bedroom Games #2
Genre: Standalone Sports Romance / Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 12th, 2018


The Winter Games have begun…

I’m the life of the party. A little loud and some buzz kills might say obnoxious, but if you’re around me I guarantee you’ll have a good time.

Unless your name is Demi Harrison.

If that’s the case, you’d act like I’m the devil incarnate and go out of your way to avoid me. Which makes zero sense because at the last Olympic Games I rocked her world.

Whatever though. I need to concentrate on winning gold anyway. I was at the top of the standings coming into the games, but since arriving in Korea I’ve lost my edge.

I was never one for superstitions, but I can’t deny that there’s only one difference between my previous medal winning games, and these ones—her.

I’ve pulled off amazing feats in the past, but getting Demi to agree to sleep with me throughout the games might require divine intervention.

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“What was that?” Demi asks, unzipping her coat.
I lay back down on the bed. “Nothing. I'm here to pay my debt.”
She smiles, the one where her entire mouth opens and shows all her white teeth. The one I don’t get to see nearly enough.
“Yeah, sorry, I was just getting off the hill when you texted me. I have to shower quick. My mom, ugh, she just won't let me rest for a moment.”
“Pushing you, huh?” Guessing that we won't be getting down and dirty under the sheets for a while, I sit up and rest my back on her headboard.
She hangs up her jacket and then bends over to take off her boots. God, her ass is on point.
“She expects perfection, you know? Like I get it that she medaled in three Classics and that she's an excellent skier, but I have coaches. Coaches that are a hell of a lot more patient with me.”
Off go her socks, and then her shirt.
I sit back admiring the strip show she's giving me without her realizing.
Her thumbs hook into her yoga pants. “I mean, does she think I'm out there trying to fuck up? I'm flying down a hill at seventy miles per hour. I want to say yes, I did that move so I could straddle the line between paralyzation or death. UGH!” She stands there in only her bra and panties. A matching blue set that makes my dick twitch in my pants.
“Your mom just wants you to do well.”
She looks me directly in the eyes, her two hands reaching behind her back and then the blue fabric glides down her arms until she throws it into her hamper. “For her or me?”
Her nipples are hard and ready for me, and my mouth salivates, wanting so badly to lick the budded peaks.
“You. I'm sure it's for you,” I say when she doesn’t respond.
She shakes her head, her hands sliding her panties down as she steps out of them, throwing them to join her other dirty clothes.
“Come here.” I hold my hand out for her.
She takes the elastic out of her hair, the long reddish strands falling over her freckled shoulders.
“I'm dirty and I probably smell.”
I grab hold of her hand and yank her to me.
“Did you really think you could strip in front of me and I'd just sit here and wait for you to shower?”
Her million-dollar smile warms her face. “You could join me.”
“I was wondering when you'd ask.”


Cold As Ice
by Piper Rayne
Series: Bedroom Games #1
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About the authors:

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?

We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon-holed into a specific type of story. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it!

All that, AND we thought it'd be a helluva lot more fun if we did this writing thing together!

What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes, quirky heroines that make us laugh, and lots of sexy times. Here's hoping you do, too!

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My review:

As we're used of Piper Rayne's books, this was another lighthearted, easy and rather quick read. The second book in the Bedroom Games Series followed Dax and Demi which we've already met in Grady's book but can be read as a standalone. This sports romance continued the timeline of the first one and took place at the Winter Games where Dax and Demi were two of the last participants.

There's history between Dax and Demi which had ended hurtful for Demi four years ago when Dax dumped her after the last Olympic Games. Her heart obviously still ached for him but her anger was easily forgotten thanks to Dax's sex skills and had them together again pretty fast. So there were lots of sexy scenes for a while until the characters opened up to each other and became emotionally invested.
We got a bit more insight later on in the second half of the book about Dax growing up and his family, as well as Demi's struggles under her mother's pressure.

All in all, it was a nice read, well written and had a good flow but I just would have liked a bit more depths because her lack of emotions, reactions and support of him regarding his mother felt somewhat disappointing. It was a very easy and quick read without any real drama because although there were some family issues, they weren't much elaborated.

I liked the first book in this series a bit better because this one almost felt like jotted down fast without working through some tougher parts. Maybe this was intended to keep the story light but it just didn’t seem fitting for me. So it was quite hard to rate because it wasn’t a bad read and I enjoyed it but I just felt like there was something missing. I couldn’t decide on the rating because it’s really somewhere between 3 and 4 Stars. Like I said, there was nothing wrong with the book, the story just fell a bit flat.

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My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
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Cover Reveal: Tap That by Jennifer Blackwood & RC Boldt

Tap That
by Jennifer Blackwood & RC Boldt
Romantic Comedy
Cover Design: RBA Designs
Release Date: March 6th, 2018
The beer's not the only thing getting tapped.


I have a problem. A doe-eyed brunette in the form of my new co-worker. She’s taken my promotion and I intend to do everything in my power to get it back. To prove I’m the man for the job.

Nobody warned me that one night with her would change everything.


The rules are simple. Complete two months of training at my new job at On Tap Brewery and I’ll keep my manager position. Fail, and I’ll have to crawl back to my parents and die a slow and painful death at a desk job.

I never would’ve guessed I’d have to choose between this promotion…or love.
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Jennifer Blackwood is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When not chasing after her kiddo, you can find her binging on episodes of Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, and locking herself in her office to write.

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RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you're in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can't recall the lyrics to a particular 80's song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she's your girl.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cover Reveal: If I’d Known by Paige P. Horne

If I’d Known
by Paige P. Horne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Cassy Roop, Pink Ink Designs
Release Date: March 7th, 2018

It was the summer of 1972 and till this day, I can still remember the way my heart felt the first time I laid eyes on him. Travis Cole was more than just the bad boy from Ft. Pierce Florida. He was my always.

Time is a thief, they say and if you’re not careful it’ll slip right past you, taking everything you hold dear in this world with it.
My name is Charlotte Harris and I hold in my heart a timeless tale about true love, loss and everything in between.

*Based on actual events, takes place past and present.

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Paige P. Horne is an American author who has written and published five novels. Horne has been known for writing truth within fiction. Her debut novel, titled Give Me Love was published in May of 2015 with the second book in the series Give Me Perfect Love following later that year. Other titles she has written and published include: Close to Falling, which hit Amazon’s best sellers rank the first few hours it was published, Chasing Fireflies, and the spin off, Chasing Ellie. She is currently working on her sixth novel, titled It Was Always You, which is based on true events.

Horne was born as Paige Elizabeth Peacock in Hawkinsville, Georgia on September 21st, 1988 to Terry and Angie Peacock. She grew up in Macon, Georgia with her brother Kely Peacock. Horne was married on April 4th, 2014 to her best friend, Billy James who currently works in the film industry. At this time, Paige and Billy have no children. They resign in the small town of Gray Georgia with their two dogs: Dodge their Great Dane and Dottie their Dalmatian, with plans to move to Atlanta to be closer to her husband’s work in the near future.

Paige P. Horne enjoys, reading, spending time with her loved ones and traveling with her husband.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Blog Tour & Book Review: The Wrong Kind of Love by Lexi Ryan

The Wrong Kind of Love
by Lexi Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 12th, 2018


From New York Times bestseller Lexi Ryan comes a sexy new standalone romance novel about a runaway bride, a single dad who’s sworn off love, and the kind of family secrets that can threaten to break even the deepest bonds.


You never forget your wedding day. Or the moment your twin sister pukes on your bouquet and confesses she’s pregnant . . . with your fiancé’s baby.

I wanted to get away, to hide until my heart mended. I found myself in a strange town with a mysterious stranger whose talented mouth and hands almost made me forget it was supposed to be my wedding night.

Afraid to go home to face my broken life, I pretend to be my twin so I can take her job in Jackson Harbor caring for a six-year-old girl. Imagine my surprise when I find out my new boss is my mysterious stranger—Dr. Ethan Jackson.

I never meant for Ethan to discover my secrets. I never meant for them to matter. But the longer I work with him and his sweet daughter, the harder I fall, and the clearer it becomes that I’m not the only one carrying a secret that could tear us apart.

Get ready to fall for the boys of Jackson Harbor in Lexi Ryan’s sexy new contemporary romance series. These books can all be read as standalones, but you’ll enjoy reading them as a series!

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“Did somebody hurt you?” My gut knots with the question. You can’t save her, Ethan.
“You could say that.”
I step forward. Maybe that’s why she’s here on this impulsive visit to Jackson Harbor. Maybe she’s running from someone, escaping a home that’s not safe. “Do you have somewhere safe to go?”
“It’s not that kind of hurt,” she whispers. She swallows, and her gaze dips to my mouth. “Why are you so sad?”
Because you remind me of Elena. Because I couldn’t walk away from her either. “I’m just worried about you.” I don’t know if I step closer or if gravity pulls me that way, but in a breath, she’s at my fingertips and my thighs brush her knees.
“Will you do me a favor?” she asks, her attention still on my lips.
“Will you kiss me?”
“Nic . . .” I wait for the excuses to find their way onto my tongue, but they don’t, and I realize I don’t want an excuse to walk away from her. My whole body is warm and my fingers itch to touch her. The only thing I want is my mouth on hers. I want to taste her joy and sadness. I want to know how it feels to have that body pressed against mine.
I’m silent a beat too long, and she winces. “Sorry.”
“Don’t be. It’s not that I don’t want to, but you’re vulnerable.”
“Are you always so noble?”
“If you think my thoughts are noble right now, you’re even more naïve than I feared.” I lean my forehead against hers. Christ. Who am I kidding? She’s asking me to do something I’ve been thinking about since I first laid eyes on her. I couldn’t deny her if I wanted to, and I don’t want to. Not even a little.
I cup her face in my hand and run my thumb along her jaw.
She slides a hand behind my neck. “I like the way you look at me. You make me feel sexy. Wanted.”
“Who made you feel like you weren’t?”
“A mistake.”
“Then he didn’t deserve you.” I lower my mouth to hers, telling myself the kiss will be brief, that I won’t get carried away. But then her other hand joins the first behind my neck, and her breasts press against my chest. Her thighs part, and I step between them in my instinctive need to be closer. A soft moan slips from her lips as our mouths connect.
This girl kisses like she does everything else—with unabashed emotion. She doesn’t hide a thing she’s feeling, and I’m hard even before her mouth opens under mine and our tongues sweep across each other.
I thread one hand into her hair and slide the other up her bare leg, my fingers curling into the flesh of her hip while my thumb strokes her inner thigh. Her skirt is bunched around her waist, and it would be so easy to follow this soft skin up and find her panties. She’s making the sexiest sounds, and I’m dying to touch her, to find out if she’s as turned on as she sounds, but I keep my hand where it is and give her the kiss she asked for. I offer the evidence that she’s sexy and desirable, no matter what some asshole made her think.
The Wrong Kind of Love © 2018 by Lexi Ryan

About the author:
Lexi Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of emotional romance that sizzles. A former academic and English professor, Lexi considers herself the luckiest girl around to make a living through storytelling. She loves spending time with her crazy kids, weightlifting, ice cream, swoony heroes, and vodka martinis.
Lexi lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and a spoiled dog. You can find her at her website:

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My review:

OMG!! I don’t even know where to begin in telling you how much I loved this beautiful story. I was captured right from the start!! From all the awfulness Nicole went through, to her meeting Ethan and his brothers, and all the stuff that happens after. Oh my! I can’t wait for the next books in this series!!! I’m in L.O.V.E.!

It’s been way too long since I've read one of Lexi Ryan’s books and I don’t even know why the heck I tortured myself and waited this long, but this was definitely the perfect book to end my dry spell.
I kid you not, I almost highlighted the entire book. *Haha* I usually highlight favorite scenes or quotes but I just loved every word of this story and couldn't stop myself from going crazy on the highlights.

Although this was a slow burn love there was a lot of chemistry and attraction between the characters and the story had a great pace. I felt that everything worked out perfectly and came together smoothly. Both characters weren't emotionally ready for anything for a while and I liked how they slowly grew closer.
'The girl kisses like she does everything else – with unabashed emotion.'
I loved this story so much that I wanted to wrap myself in it like a blanket because this book really had it all. I was captivated from the first word on until the very end and I loved all those funny moments throughout this beautiful story. I haven't laughed that much and so loud in a long time – people were looking funny at me on the bus *Haha*

This book had no highs and lows because it felt like a constant high still going higher and higher. There were lots of tears-in-the-eyes belly laughs but also many heartfelt moments that had my heart aching.
'Lies aren't always evil. Sometimes they're necessary.'
The Story:
What should have been the best day of her life, turned out to be her worst, when Nicole found out in front of the altar that not only did her fiancé cheat on her, but also got her sister pregnant. Devastated and embarrassed about the mess her life turned into, Nicole wants out and to run far away from all the people that betrayed and belittled her.

Never did she imagine ending up in the arms of this nice stranger, a man with sad eyes but enchanting smile, someone who made her feel wanted even when it was just for one night.
Finding out that this stranger was her new boss was another hot mess she didn’t need on top of the secrets she’s hiding from him, because when he finds out that she’s not the person who he thinks she is, everything in her life will turn to hell once again.
'There's something fundamentally wrong with me that makes formerly good men change when they try to love me.'
Oh how I missed this. I missed reading such a good story in which I could get lost in. This was absolutely the best book that I’ve read by this author. Unputdownable and full of emotions. I felt with the characters. I felt everything. The laughs, the heartbreak, and every touch in between.
'Never doubt your love is enough for me.'
It was like going from laughing out loud to yelling at the characters, almost throwing my kindle against the wall, having a nervous breakdown, swooning and falling in love, to reliving everything all over again.

I got to know everything there was to know about Nic early on but Ethan was somewhat a puzzle to be solved for a while, which made the story a lot more exciting. I learned through Nic’s discoveries more about him and why he’s the way he was, heartbreak and all.

Ethan was such a good guy. He was a real gentleman but with a troubled soul. My heart ached for him and what he went through. I loved him with all his faults or maybe even because of them. Although he spoke of himself as an asshole, I wouldn't classify him as one. He was caring and such a lovely person who was hurt so deeply and I understood pretty well why he closed himself off. He just built up a wall around his feelings to protect himself.
'Loss comes in many forms.'
Despite all the terrible things Nicole had to endure from her fiancé, friends and family, she was a strong woman because although she ran away – and who the hell wouldn’t?! – she did not stay down but got back up again and in the end, life turned out way better than she’d ever hoped for. I liked her humble and down-to-earth character.
Though appearances can be deceiving because you never know how a person really feels even if she’s smiling. A smile doesn’t necessarily mean someone’s happy. But Nicole was the right woman for Ethan. The only woman. Both had stuff to work through emotionally and I believe that they'd helped each other to heal.

There were some heavier topics taken on in this book but they never took the upper hand and let the story stay on the positive side. It was a healing process for the characters as well as for me reading about their lives and how they began to deal with their pasts head on in order to move forward instead of carrying on to shove them aside.
'Love born in a lie is the wrong kind of love.'
To end my rather long review, I just wanna say that I loved the epilogue even though I wish there was more Ethan and Nicole, but it made me really excited about the next book!!! I can’t decide about which brothers’ story I’m most excited about because they all had very different personalities but I loved each and every one of them.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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