Monday, November 13, 2017

Bodyguard; Hollywood A-List by CD Reiss ... Review by Dawn



Synopsis
As a world-class dancer at the height of her career, Emily enjoys all the perks of fame—the parties, the glamour, the tours—but they’ve also attracted the attention of a dangerous ex-boyfriend hell-bent on getting her back.
Enter Carter Kincaid, a bodyguard so crushingly sexy he takes her breath away.
Carter’s the best in the business, and Emily is—professionally speaking—off-limits. But when it comes to stirring his desires, she’s making all the right moves. What’s happening between them is so hot it could get both of them burned. As Emily’s past gets closer, Carter is willing to break every rule of the job to save her. But letting Emily into his life also means letting her in on the secrets of his own past. For these two, falling in love could be the greatest risk of all.


My Review
Meeting Carter and Emily is swift in this new book from CD Reiss. I did enjoy  not having to wait around before we get to see the attraction. I also really enjoyed that it was not the "star" that get's the guy.  That was a new fresh idea. 

Emily is a lovable lead who has been put through the ringer thanks to her stalker ex Vince. She lives in constant fear, fear that he is going to get to her and do only God knows what to her. She has a security system that would rival the White House. The only place she feels safe is at home or dancing. But even at home Emily, is not starting to feel boxed in, trapped like a prisoner.  Events take place that lead her to having a Bodyguard provided by her BFF Darlene. Darlene is the "star" and has the money to provide her ace choreographer the best, and the best is Carter Kincade.

Now Carter comes with a whole lot of baggage... and that is where I started to struggle with the story. Not that his story is aggravating or annoying, it was just confusing. It eventually is played out and you get all the details, but I for one, thought that his reasoning was a bit off.  I was easily distracted with Phin. I liked the kid, but thought he was over used in this book.  His story line made me feel scattered. Maybe that was the point, I'm just not sure. 
I would say the first half of this book had me hooked, but once the story of the "son" came into play, I was a little lost and that made the remainder of the story a bit of a miss for me.

4 Clocks
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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Misadventures Of A Virgin by Meredith Wild..... review by Dawn











Synopsis
It’s been years since June Bell shared a stolen moment with her girlhood crush, Kase McCasker. It’s been just as long since Kase’s father nixed the sale of the McCasker farm to expand the grounds of the Bell’s grand hotel. Now that Kase is back home for good, June might be the only person who can persuade him to reconsider the abandoned plan. But how can she face him again after he left her without a word? 
Four years ago, unexpected news shook the foundation of Kase McCasker’s world. Escaping Falls Edge for college was the perfect excuse to chase his demons and bury his pain. Now, with a degree in hand and a void he can’t fill, he’s back in the little mountain town he thought he’d never call home again. Searching for purpose, he’s determined to put down roots and take over the struggling farm that’s been in his family for generations. 
Time and distance haven’t taken the edge off his preoccupation with June, the spitfire daughter of his father’s rival. He hasn’t forgotten their time together and all the things they did and didn’t do. One look at her has him reconsidering the future and making a dangerous deal to win risking everything else?






My Review
   
I am loving this Misadventures series so much, and Misadventures of a Virgin is such a great read!  I absolutely enjoyed the vivid detail of the setting. It was clear and concise,I wanted to be in Falls Edge at McCasker Farms.  
June and Kase have history and boy does it run deep for two people in their early 20's.  They shared a few stolen moments when they were in high school and then Kase was gone. No warning, no note, no call... just gone.  June was stuck on pause for 4 years, left wondering why Kase left her.  Events lead to Kase coming back to town and therefore the inevitable run in with June and her Father. 
I would love to tell you the in's and out's of why they are brought back together, but I want you to read it and understand their shared past. 
Kase and June are combustible when they give in to each other, I mean smoldering.  The spark that was once there is ignited once again and it can no longer be ignored or extinguished. 
This book has it all; it is smoking hot; it has a intriguing back story; it has characters that made you fall in love with them. I was totally vested in well being and how this book ended,. One word...EPILOGUE and it does not disappoint.

5 Clocks!
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Monday, November 6, 2017

Hooking Up by Helena Hunting... review by Dawn







Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception–but for all the wrong reasons. Instead of proclaiming his undying love, her husband can be heard, by Amalie and their guests, getting off with someone else. She has every reason to freak out, and in a moment of insanity, she throws herself at the first hot-blooded male she sees. But he’s not interested in becoming her revenge screw.
Mortified and desperate to escape the post-wedding drama, Amalie decides to go on her honeymoon alone, only to find the man who rejected her also heading to the same tiny island for work. But this time he isn’t holding back. She should know better than to sleep with someone she knows, but she can’t seem to resist him.
They might agree that what happens on the island should stay on the island, but neither one can deny that their attraction is more than just physical. 
Filled with hilariously scandalous situations and enough sexual chemistry to power an airplane from New York City to the South Pacific, Hooking Up is the next standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Helena Hunting, the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series and Shacking Up.

                                                            ~~~~~My Review~~~~~


I needed this book! I have been in a horrible reading slump, but Hooking Up by Helena hunting, revived me. This book is so funny, but not so funny it over powers the message the author is trying to convey.  I am not allowed to reveal the leading man's identity, as per the authors request so lets just call him , "Steve."
Steve and Amalie are everything I wanted them to be. Amalie, is a reformed "bad girl" and she has JUST married the "right guy," when all hell breaks loose at the wedding reception.  I am not  going to spoil it for you, because it is hilarious  and the fall out is so good , it made yell out.
 " are you serious with this guy?"
Steve, is not looking to be the hero, but he is at the right place at the wrong time.  Amalie has always been his weakness and also a pawn in a competition between cousins. But little does she know Steve, has been watching her and wanting her for a long time.
The hilarity that ensues is perfect. Amalie and Steve'sbanter is spot on comedy gold. I  have laughed and enjoyed every word in this book. On the "sexy scale" (yes, it's a thing) Steve and Amalie are OFF the chart! It is so hot, fan yourself HOT. Steve is one smoldering hot leading man, Amalie has been pretending for so long, that when it is time to let go, Um, she does in glorious fashion!
I highly recommend this book,it is a standalone series. Meaning it does have crossover characters, but they are easy to follow and you will not be lost.

 5 Clocks!
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Acquisition by Chelle Bliss...Review by Dawn









What could possibly go wrong with having an innocent one night stand? EVERYTHING for Lauren Bradley. Drinks with a handsome stranger, a stranger with an accent to boot, is just what this over worked CEO of Interstellar needs. How was she to know that the handsome stranger would end up being the CEO of Cozza Industries. The company that is trying to take her company away. The only thing that Lauren wants more than her handsome stranger, is Interstellar. 
This story grabs you right from the first pages, we learn why Lauren is so dedicated to her profession. She is driven to make her fathers dreams come true, even if it is too late for him, she is going to make it happen. I love this, I love her love for her father. The emotion Ms. Bliss wrote in Lauren's telling of her father and his commitment and sacrifice for her, well it was personal and I felt it. I really liked Lauren and I like that she was a BOSS in every sense of the word. Until she meets Mr. Antonio Forte. 

Mr. Forte ( that is how I dress him) I fell hard for you sir. While I was reading this book, I had envisioned him as Raoul Bova (seriously look him up) and that made home even more delicious. I loved his brashness and his controlling ways. I guess I didn't pick up on him being a recluse. I was like "how did she not know? This guy is in your line of work." When you read on about his family, I finally understood and that made him even more intriguing. 

Lauren and Antionio have this amazing chemistry and it comes to live on the pages. Ms. Bliss has a gift, she always makes me feel. She makes me laugh and she makes me blush on occasion, but I enjoy every second of it.
I am currently reading Merger to see where she takes us and what happens with Antonio and Lauren. I feel his family is going to play a big part in this story and I am looking forward to it. I think Ms. Bliss writes some of the best families in print!!!
5 clock read



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Acquisition by Chelle Bliss

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A ONE-NIGHT STAND WITH A HANDSOME STRANGER ​WASN'T A PROBLEM—UNTIL HE TRIED TO STEAL MY COMPANY.
ACQUISITION by Chelle Bliss
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A ONE-NIGHT STAND with a handsome stranger wasn't a problem--until he tried to STEAL her company.
Ambitious, high-powered CEO Lauren Bradley is one press release away from catapulting her company to new heights.
Rival CEO, Antonio Forte is arrogant, controlling, and sexy.
She should know, since Antonio's a one-night stand she thought she'd never see again.
Antonio wants to takeover more than her company, he wants her as part of the Acquisition.
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Chelle Bliss is the USA Today bestselling author of the Men of Inked and ALFA P.I. series. She hails from the Midwest, but currently lives near the beach even though she hates sand. She's a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, coffee fiend, and ex high school history teacher. She loves spending time with her two cats, alpha boyfriend, and chatting with readers.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

COVER REVEAL and GIVEAWAY ....EL SANTO by M. Robinson


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EL SANTO
BY: USA TODAY Bestselling Author M. Robinson
Genre: Contemporary/New Adult Romance
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Release Date: November 16th, 2017






I didn’t know darkness and evil lurked inside me until I had to murder in order to survive. Forced to become my own worst enemy. With so much blood on my hands, I was surprised I could still see my own skin.
I killed.
I tortured.
I loved…
I played God while I was rotting in Hell. Thriving on control and power was the only way I knew how to live. There were no other options.
If you weren’t my friend, you were my foe.
If you weren’t with me, you were against me.
Traitors, as I called them. There were no imaginary lines. I’d crossed them all. No boundaries. No second chances. No redemption.
Not for me.
For them.
For anyone.
Only for her…
She loved me. Always convinced I was a saint, never believing I was just another sinner.
A fucking monster.

Until it was too late.

Except, I didn’t choose this life. It. Chose. Me.





He was there. He was really there with me. I wasn’t imagining it. His arm wrapped around my shoulders, hugging me back and I squeezed him tighter. Sobbing harder. “Shhh…Muñeca. I’m here. Shhh… It’s okay, I’m here.” In that moment with him, something told me that for the first time in his life… He didn’t feel so alone anymore either.





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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Royal Pain by Tracy Wolff....... review by Dawn

35212286He’s a womanizer. He’s cocky. He’s not exactly a prince. Only he technically is. Meet your new royal obsession in this addictive novel from New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff.

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

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

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










I wanted to just love this book, I honestly did...but I was almost annoyed from the get go. He is a prince, a PRINCE, with that we all know comes money and status. I did  not need the bombardment of label dropping, everything from his tie to his socks. I GET IT, he can afford to dress like royalty. I do not need all that information. 

I was also a bit lost by the fact that the Royal Prince has been kidnapped and it takes 3 months to locate him. Not saying that things like this do not take time. I had issue with Kian's twin brother is kidnapped and he is out there scoring or trying to score chicks. What?
I could not get into Kian and Savvy's "relationship." Insta love rarely works for me. She was off putting towards Kian and he loved it, or something like that. He was absolutely drawn to Savvy and had to have her. 
Once Savvy's "secret" is revealed , I was not interested any more, honestly. It did nothing for me. I am suppose to believe that his royal highness to the throne was in a secret relationship for not a year or even two, BUT 5, nope I don't buy it. Royals have no privacy! 
The story was sexy and I really liked the banter of Savvy and Kian, but that was it. This story was just too much of a lot of things.

3.5 Clocks 
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 I really hope they redeem Garrett, because he deserves it.