Monday, September 24, 2018

ONCE UPON A SURE THING BY LAUREN BLAKELY-RELEASE DAY LAUNCH

 
 
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"I'm falling for my best friend...Have I mentioned he's also my new bandmate? Oops."

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It's so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy.
Said no woman ever. Except me.
My friendship with Miller is a sure thing — he’s my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. He’s also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid who’s the center of my world.
Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the bright idea to convince him to start a new band with me.
Trouble is, our sizzling chemistry in the recording studio is getting harder to ignore, no matter how risky it might be.

***

Sing sexy songs with the woman you’ve been lusting after? Get up close and personal as you croon to the woman you’ve wanted for years?
Piece of cake. NOT.
Performing with the sweet, sassy and insanely wonderful Ally is like one gigantic obstacle course of challenges for my libido. And my libido is one sexy love song away from kissing her senseless and taking her home.
But, I’m not a serious kind of guy, and she’s not a one-night-stand kind of woman. If we cross the horizontal line, we might risk our sure thing and end up out of tune forever...

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Lauren Blakely has another chart topper on her hands with Once Upon a Sure Thing! I absolutely devoured this book in a matter of hours; I was so hooked on Ally and Miller's story. This friends to lovers story is deliciously sexy and sweet; filled with the heart and humor I love from this Author.

Friends to lovers is in my top three favorite tropes, and honestly, nobody does it better than Lauren Blakely. I absolutely believed that Miller and Ally were friends before they became more. They have such an easy way with one another, teasing (sometimes innocently) and always have each other's backs. I'd love to go sing some karaoke with them, or watch them play video games.

The transition to lovers here was so well done. OMG their first kiss? I seriously melted into a puddle. I smiled and swooned....and fanned the heck out of myself while reading. The heat between these two just crackled off the page. I definitely wouldn't have minded being Ally a few times in this book let me tell you.

Speaking of, I truly loved these characters for who they were as individuals. They both have these huge hearts that they have to guard and protect, and watching them each take down their walls? So gratifying! I can personally relate to Ally in particular at the moment and I loved how Lauren Blakely explained her situation. Miller? He's one of my favorite book boyfriends. Kind, sweet and sexy? Sign me up.

The supporting characters in here had me grinning. I loved the pacing of this book. Was it fast? Yes, but it was absolutely perfect. It just flowed. The writing is sharp, smart and on point. I don't know how this Author keeps coming up with such perfect banter...but I'm not complaining.

I'm not a big fan of books becoming movies/musicals etc. But this series? I'd love to see it on a stage or screen (this is just my opinion!). That could be because of a certain character in this book and his project, but I think it'd be really interesting.

Reading this book had me feeling like a little kid waiting to press record to catch my favorite song off the radio so I could listen over and over. This book left me absolutely grinning and I loved it from start to finish. I can't wait for the next one! I absolutely recommend this book!



I'm a sucker for a happy ending. Heck, I think all of us who read romance are. And, to a certain extent, aren't we all? While I can't give it away, this book not only gave the happy ending I wanted for Miller and Ally, but for someone else too. A someone who had just a little bit of his happy missing from a previous book. (I'm not telling more...but I couldn't be happier with the ending of this if I'd written it myself.

This is a best friends to lovers. Miller and Ally have known one another for years, and as this often goes, have been attracted to one another...without telling each other. But, when mildly forced by circumstances to see each other in a different way, they realize that they also want to be more tham friends.

I really loved how the change in perception happens organically, but that there's a definite point where the change happens. While it's too much of a spoiler to get into details, I love the idea of changing who you appear to be resulting in people seeing you for who you really are, and then discovering they always have.

I could mention the humor in this, it's perfect and funny. The NYC setting which, as I just returned from there I loved. ..dunne characters, the story arc, the steamy connection. It's all there and it's perfect.

But the thing I really want ro talk about is how much I enjoyed this. I smiled the entire time. I loved every bit of this story, even the heartbreaking bits, as you just know it's going to be ok. There are those books that you just love. That you are sad to see end, because you were so involved you feel connected to the characters and the story. There are books that are good, and books that climb into your heart from the first page. This was both.

If I'd started this at night, it would have kept me up until I finished it. (Although, I did totally blow off doing my laundry, so that sort of counts.)

I loved and recommended this title.




~Miller~

She sings like a sinner. She sings like an angel. She sounds like whiskey and sugar. I’ve only ever known her for her church-bell voice, but now she’s a glorious mix of dirty and sweet, and I never knew she had it in her.

But I can’t marinate in this change-up. It’s showtime for me.

Grabbing the mic, I dive into my first line as I gaze into those blue eyes of my friend. Only I have to think of her as Honey, so I sing to the new woman about how I can’t do without her, how I need her now.

Something is in the air between us when we sing, something charged. Something that hasn’t been there before. Stage chemistry.

I move closer as if I’m drawn by the pull of gravity that I have no control over. We lock eyes and everyone else fades away. I’m still in shock that I’m loving singing a song with my best friend.

That’s what terrifies me. Especially since we sound good together, and we move well together.

Maybe we even look good together, as we belt out this hot-as-fuck duet, and for the first time we’re not butchering a holiday tune or destroying “Total Eclipse of the Heart” at karaoke. As she moves closer to me, we sing the final chorus like it’s going out of style, and when the music softens, I can’t resist. I finger a strand of her blonde wig, the coconut scent from her lotion floating into my nose.

Reluctantly, I let the hair fall.

Clapping rings loud in my ears.

Jackson, Miles, and Campbell give a standing O. Jackson holds up his phone, pointing to it, letting me know he caught it on video.

“Chemistry,” the guys all shout, practically in unison.

But I’m not supposed to have chemistry with my best friend.

That’s the problem.

“What the hell just happened here?” I whisper to Ally, befuddled.

Her mouth opens, and her eyes go wide, and she blurts out, “I have an appointment. I need to go.”

She takes off, leaving in her wake a trail of chemistry and coconut and confusion.

 
 
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About Lauren Blakely: 

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she's sold more than 2.5 million books. In September she'll release ONCE UPON A SURE THING, a sexy best-friends-to-lovers romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

RUNAWAY GIRL BY TESSA BAILEY-RELEASE BLITZ



Blurb

It’s Naomi Clemons’s big day. Her dream wedding. And she’s outta here.

One moment. A chance meeting of gazes through the church window pane with someone familiar who radiates intrigue. Independence. It’s the final push Naomi needs to realize...she’s boring. A blonde, cookie cutter, well mannered trophy wife-to-be. How can she expect to lead a fulfilling married life when she’s never lived?

Special Forces diver Jason Bristow needs a beauty pageant coach. Not for himself—although the tattooed bruiser could definitely use some charm. For his little sister who he has returned to St. Augustine, Florida to raise. When a beautiful southern debutante lands on his doorstep, she awakens a hunger that won’t be ignored. If only she wasn’t planning on winning back the ex-fiancĂ© she left at the altar…

Despite the potential for ruin, heat continues to build between Naomi and Jason beneath the sultry Florida sunshine, consuming them both. But they’re on borrowed time…and it’s about to run out.




Holy hot! I loved this blurb and was really excited to dive into this book. I was instantly grabbed by the story and characters. This book is full of heat and heart and I absolutely loved it.

Naomi is a character that moves in a totally different orbit from the world I'm used to so I loved getting to know her. Seeing what made her tick, watching her grow. She absolutely blossomed in this book-on her own terms. It was gratifying to see that happen, and to watch her figure out how to handle her feelings for Jason.

Jason. Whoa, holy swoon. I did NOT expect to fall for this man as quickly as I did but I just loved him. He's rough around the edges but oh so sexy and sweet. There's no way I couldn't fall for him. He's dealing with struggles of his own an has to figure out some things about himself and I was cheering for him the whole way.

There is an insane amount of chemistry between these two, right from their first meeting. It crackles on the page. Their sexy times are hot for sure and their time spent outside the bedroom was just as interesting to me. These two just fit.

I loved the concept of this book. I loved learning bits about a world I know absolutely nothing about (ok, I'm not going to lie. I'm a closet former Toddlers and Tiara fan so I knew a little bit about this) I adored Birdie as well. I'm sure you will, too.

This book was hot and sexy while also having some sweet in it. It's not my first Tessa Bailey title and it won't be my last. I loved this book and would absolutely recommend it.



Wow. Jason and Naomi have chemistry. It's exactly what you have come to expect from Tessa Bailey. (If this is your first title of hers, let me tell you they all this hot.)

I loved Naomi. Her prim upbringing, her sense of what's right, what's wrong, and most importantly, of what's proper made her the perfect heroine for this story. And watching her come out of that shell, to stop being beige (sometimes literally) and boring was fun. If anyone would motivate you to leave your comfort zone, it would be someone like Jason, a tough, rough man who has lived life in some of the worst places in the world.

The chemistry between the characters is the most important thing, even more so in a book that leads more toward erotic than strictly romance. In this, while it's hot, and steamy, and scorching...it also has a heart. You fall for Jason, and that makes th ku s even hotter.

I enjoyed this title and I recommend it.




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Author Bio


Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of ten years and six-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

MEDICINE MAN BY SAFFRON A. KENT-EXCERPT REVEAL



BLURB 

Willow Taylor lives in a castle with large walls and iron fences. But this is no ordinary castle. It’s called Heartstone Psychiatric hospital and it houses forty other patients. It has nurses with mean faces and techs with permanent frowns.

It has a man, as well. A man who is cold and distant. Whose voice drips with authority. And whose piercing gray eyes hide secrets, and maybe linger on her face a second too long.

Willow isn’t supposed to look deep into those eyes. She isn’t supposed to try to read his tightly leashed emotions. And neither is she supposed to touch herself at night, imagining his powerful voice and that cold but beautiful face.

No, Willow Taylor shouldn’t be attracted to Simon Blackwood, at all.

Because she’s a patient and he’s her doctor. Her psychiatrist. 

The medicine man. 

WARNING: This book discusses sensitive issues including but not limited to, depression and suicide.

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“I… Can I go now?” I whisper.

He bends toward me. Not like he did yesterday when he was all shaken up and furious. This leaning is slow and filled with a different kind of intensity.

“No.”

I swallow, looking into his eyes, which have moved down to my lips. Has he ever looked at my mouth before? I can’t remember. He’s always been so professional and distant that just one look of his seems exaggerated, almost too much to handle.

“W-why not?”

“Because I’m curious about something.”

I lick my lower lip. I swear it’s not meant to be provocative. It’s just that his stare is making them tingle and dry out. I didn’t know that a body part could be shy until this man focused on it like this.

“About what?”

Again, I’m expecting one thing but something entirely different happens. Instead of answering with his words, he touches me. Of his own volition.

His hands wrap around my neck, his fingers spanning the entire length of my throat, tilting my face up. My eyes are wide; I can feel it. I can feel them popping out. I can feel my heart popping out too, bursting with too many beats.

He’s touching me.

Touching. The litmus test of attraction.

“I’m curious about,” he whispers, his breath wafting over my nose, drugging my senses. “Why the fuck do I want to kiss you?”

“What?”

My hands reach up and hold his wrists. I feel like my world just went unsteady and I can’t stand up straight without his help.

Did he just… Did he say he wants to kiss me?

There’s a slight frown on his forehead, as if he’s genuinely perplexed. As if I’m a riddle and so is his desire to kiss me. 

“It doesn’t make sense.” His gray, almost black, gaze flicks back and forth. “You’re my patient. You’re my responsibility. I’m supposed to fix you, not think about your lips. I’m not supposed to think about your mouth or the taste of your tongue. If you really taste like you smell.”

“How… How do I smell?”

His chuckle is short and harsh as he moves his hand and grabs my face. “Like lemons. Like you’ve been sucking on lemon wedges all day long with that pink mouth of yours.”

I feel the heat of his hand on my flesh. He’s burning up, slowly boiling over. “I-I… It’s the lime jello,” I reply, as if that’s the most important thing in the world right now. Explaining the source of my smell and possibly my taste too.

“You’re not my type,” he growls, pushing his forehead against mine.

“I’m sorry?”

“You’re young. You’re reckless. Inexperienced. You believe in happy endings, don’t you? Fairy tales and fucking magic.”

His breaths are wild, frustrated. Like believing in good things is a bad habit. Believing in something bigger than you is silly.

I frown, pressing harder against his forehead. “Of course I do. If someone like me doesn’t believe in magic, then there’s no hope for anyone else. There’s no hope for me. And it’s not a bad thing, you know. It’s not a bad thing to believe in something. In fact, it shows that you’re brave and –”

His mouth pulls into a humorless smile. “And you don’t know when to shut the fuck up.”

“Hey –”

“Willow.”

He flattens my cheeks with his hands, asserting all his stupid authority over me. Too bad it only makes me hornier and I have to clench my thighs against the shivers running through my lower body.

“What?” I somehow manage to squeak.

“Shut the fuck up.”

I gasp; how dare he?

But it gets swallowed up by his mouth.


About the Author 

Writer of bad romances. Aspiring Lana Del Rey of the Book World.

Saffron A. Kent is a Top 100 Amazon Bestselling author of Contemporary and New Adult romance. More often than not, her love stories are edgy, forbidden and passionate. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After. 

She lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband, and a million and one books. 

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

PROFESSOR FEELGOOD BY LEISA RAYVEN-BLOG TOUR



What's a girl to do when a man who's countless shades of wrong feels oh-so-right?

Ambitious book editor Asha Tate is a hopeless romantic. Despite her mediocre track record with men, she believes in swooning, sighing, and the everlasting love of true soul mates. Sure, sex is okay, but she’s not someone who’s ever been driven by her animal urges.


Until now.


When Asha stumbles upon the scorching hot Instagram feed of someone calling himself Professor Feelgood, she falls in lust for the first time. Not only is she left panting over the professor’s insane body, but his angst-filled poetry about losing his one true love speaks straight to her soul. 


Desperately in need of a bestseller for her struggling publishing company, Asha knows the professor’s potential to sell to his millions of loyal followers could be the lifeline her bosses need. However, the ink is barely dry on a book deal before she realizes she’s made a terrible mistake. Sure, the professor is incredibly talented and sexier than any man has a right to be, but the man behind the persona isn’t at all who she pictured. In real life, he’s intense, arrogant and infuriating, and his uncanny ability to rub her the wrong way turns her dream project into a total nightmare.

Knowing that the professor is everything she doesn’t want in a man should help Asha ignore her occasional urges to mount him, but she quickly learns that explosive, unwanted chemistry can make even smart people do stupid things.

Don't miss this sexy new standalone from the international bestselling author of Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet.

 

I finished this book with tears running down my cheeks. 60% because of the ending, and how happy I was with the way this ended up for these characters, and 40% because, I think, I was just NOT ready to let these characters go.

Asha is trying for a promotion at work and sees the next "big thing" in the Instagram feed of Professor Feelgood and his posts about life, the love he lost, and the lessons he learned from it. You connect with both of them, with her ambition to break out and really show people what she can do and with his desire to look at the past with regret and look at the things he wishes he did differently, while trying to find a way to move forward.

But, as life often does, the worlds collide and getting what you want, and learning how to put the past behind you, conflicts. This, I think, to me was the part of the book that really spoke to me, and that had me in tears. We reflect on our pasts, the things that changed us and shaped us. I think we all have regrets, some bigger than others, things that we wish had ended up differently, things we wish we'd said, things we regret doing.

So, what happens when that past is with us in the present and we are given the chance to right a wrong, to change a perception and to get another chance. Do we take it; or are we afraid that, if it doesn't work out, we will lose the chance to look back on that mistake and say "what if...."

I know this doesn't make a lot of sense to you, if you are reading this without reading the book. You see, there is not really a way to review this without spoilers. But, I didn't want to leave a review that said just that, and nothing else. I wanted to say something about it, to tell people why they need to read this book, and why Leisa Rayven is one of my favorite authors...without ruining it for others.

So, this review is about why it made ME cry, and why I connected with the characters, and why I would be ok if Ms. Rayven wrote another book (or 10) about them. And, it's me telling you to read it.

I loved and recommend this title.



Leisa Rayven is so talented and has such a way with words that I don't care how long she takes to write a book so long as she keeps writing them. This book drew me in from the start and I just didn't want it to end. While technically the second in the series it can absolutely be read and enjoyed as a standalone.

This is a book that's really difficult to review without spoiling. I would certainly never want to spoil a book, I want a reader to dive into this book. I can tell you it's unique, it's incredibly well written. There were moments that had me smiling and moments that I cried. I mean CRIED.

These aren't perfect characters. They bring those imperfections to the table and force you to look in the mirror and see how you relate. I loved these two and I love their journey.

The story itself was unique, as I said. It's well written and just flows. I didn't want to stop reading. I felt completely immersed in this world, and it's one I know I'll go back and revisit. I don't often highlight in books...but I definitely highlighted portions of this book. This is the type of book that will stick with you-and that is why I love this Author.

I truly enjoyed this book and absolutely recommend it.