~Release Day Review~Chasing Hannah (Billingsley #2) by Melissa Ellen~

 

38183023Title: Chasing Hannah
Author: Melissa Ellen
Series: Billingsley #2
Publisher: Honey Bee Publishing, LLC
Page Count: 217 pages
Genre(s): Romance, Comedy
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

I gave them everything. After years of hard work and 
dedication, they gave me the boot instead of the promotion I deserved. 
To hell with them. I’d land on my feet. I was sure of it. 
The last place I ever expected to land, though, was in the
small town of Billingsley, Texas. A place I vowed never to 
return to after a disastrous one-night stand. 
Unfortunately, skipping your best friend’s wedding was not
an option. Neither was avoiding that one man who managed
to turn my world upside down in a single evening nearly a year ago.
I’d never been a runner. I’d never been one to hide. 
But sometimes, it’s necessary…


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Well well well…I can proudly say,  that I’ve read all the books released by this author. This makes me a very lucky girl. 😜

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“Chasing Hannah” is the second book in “Billingsley” series and it’s Hannah’s story. Hannah is Lottie’s best friend and in Redeeming Lottie, the first book in this series, I truly adored her. She is the best friend, a girl could wish for. She is amazing, kind, crazy and funny as hell.

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~Release Day Review~A Wish for Us by Tillie Cole~

 

40026556Title: A Wish for Us
Author: Tillie Cole
Genre(s): Romance
Release Date: June 11, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

From the author who brought you A Thousand Boy Kisses comes the new emotional novel, A Wish For Us.
A story of music. A story of healing. A story of love conquering all.
Nineteen-year-old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart.
Until the girl in the purple dress. She sees through the walls he has built to the empty darkness within.
When Cromwell leaves behind the gray skies of England to study music in the South Carolina heat, the last thing he expects is to see her again. And he certainly doesn’t expect that she’ll stay in his head like a song on repeat.
Bonnie Farraday lives for music. She lets every note into her heart, and she doesn’t understand how someone as talented as Cromwell can avoid doing the same. He’s hiding from his past, and she knows it. She tries to stay away from him, but something keeps calling her back.
Bonnie is the burst of color in Cromwell’s darkness. He’s the beat that makes her heart skip.
But when a shadow falls over Bonnie, it’s up to Cromwell to be her light, in the only way he knows how. He must help her find the lost song in her fragile heart. He must keep her strong with a symphony only he can compose.
A symphony of hope.
A symphony of love.
A symphony of them.
—Standalone Mature YA/ New Adult Novel. Suitable for ages 15 and up.—


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A wish for me, for you, for us.

I really love this author and I have read many of her books. The “Hades Hangmen” is one of my favorite series. This book is nothing like those books though. You see, one of the reasons I love her writing/books so much is because she doesn’t stick to just one type of genre. You never know what you are gonna get, but so far I have loved them all!!

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~Review~The Foreplay (Hemsworth Brothers #2) by Haleigh Lovell~

 

40201913Title: The Foreplay
Author: Haleigh Lovell
Series: Hemsworth Brothers #2
Genre(s): Romance
Release Date: June 6, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

An athlete. A scientist. A love story.
I’m addicted to her; she’s the real deal and every woman other than her would be a placebo.
Her name is Adelaide and she’s a scientist with a brilliant and in-depth mind that analyzes and dissects everything.
Yep, she knows. She knows a lot of things.
What do I know?
I know I need to make her mine.
Note: THE FOREPLAY is a deliciously sexy, full-length novel packed with heat, humor, heart, and you guessed it… foreplay. It’s a sequel to THE SLAM, but it can also be read as a standalone.–


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It has been 2 years since I have read  “The Slam”, and fell in love with Ender and Adelaide…(mostly Adelaide). No, I am kidding. Ender was pretty awesome, but Adelaide..she was the one that made the book, and I wanted to be her new best friend…I was hoping this book would be just as entertaining as the first one. Thankfully I was not disappointed. 😉

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~Release Day Review~Dirty Exes (Liars, Inc. #1) by Rachel Van Dyken~

 

36486578Title: Dirty Exes
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Liars, Inc. #1
Publisher: Skyscape
Page Count: 296 pages
Genre(s): Romance
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

They’re serving up some red-hot revenge. A sizzling series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel van Dyken.

Blaire has never quite gotten over Jessie Beckett, the ex–NFL star whose kisses were hot enough to ignite the entire Eastern Seaboard. When he chose work over her, Blaire was left brokenhearted. Why else would she have married a skeezy two-timer, just to divorce him less than a year later? Now Blaire is getting even by becoming one half of Dirty Exes, a PI firm fully committed to humiliating cheating jerks. If only the new jerk she’s been hired to uncover wasn’t Jessie Beckett himself. Exposing Jessie isn’t going to be easy, especially when she still daydreams about his sexy smile. Further complicating matters is Colin, Jessie’s best friend. He’s gorgeous, a little bit cunning, and willing to help Blaire get the inside scoop on Jessie—for a price. Now caught between two men—one totally right and the other totally wrong—Blaire will need to decide just how much she’s willing to risk…and whom she’s willing to risk it for.


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Apparently, this new series is a spin-off of the “Wingmen Inc.” series. Blaire, the heroine in this book is Ian’s (Matchmakers Playbook) sister. Now no worries, you don’t have to read the previous series to understand this book, it completely standalone. I myself haven’t, but since I really enjoyed this one, I will probably go back and fix that. 😛 Now, what I loved most about this book, is that it made me laugh. For me, this was really one of those feel good stories.

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~Pre-Release Review~Wild Hunger (The Phoenix Pack #7) by Suzanne Wright~

 

38085832Title: Wild Hunger
Author: Suzanne Wright
Series: The Phoenix Pack #7
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Page Count: 320 pages
Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal, Werewolves & Shifters
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

When half–wolf shifter Frankie Newman receives an e-mail from a family member she didn’t know existed, a secret is revealed: as a child, Frankie witnessed her father killing her mother…and then himself. Frankie was torn from her pack by her mother’s human relatives, and the trauma was erased from her memory. Realizing that she’s been lied to her entire life, she’s never felt more alone. Until she catches the scent of an old friend—warmly familiar and intoxicating.
Trick Hardy, alpha wolf of the Phoenix Pack, can sense the rush of mutual attraction when he sees Frankie again. He knows immediately that she’s his true mate. But he also knows that, given her fragile state, he needs to tread with care—no matter how fierce his surging desires.
As aroused as Frankie is by Trick’s darkly dominant air and simmering desire, her priority right now is her past—not her future, no matter how tempting. But as more secrets emerge and Frankie’s life is threatened, Trick must do everything he can to keep her close and safe. After all, it’s their destiny.


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I have been waiting to read Trick’s book ever since I read Marcus’ book. No that’s a big fat lie! I have been waiting to read Trick’s book, ever since I read that naughty little scene in “Feral Sins” (book 1) when Trick and Marcus got down together! Wow, that was awesome. 😉

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~Pre-Release Review~I Flipping Love You (Shacking Up #3) by Helena Hunting~

 

36048542Title: I Flipping Love You
Author: Helena Hunting
Series: Shacking Up #3
Page Count: 320 pages
Genre(s): Romance
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

A new kind of love story about flipping houses, taking risks, and landing that special someone who’s move-in ready…
SHE’S GOT CURB APPEAL
Rian Sutter grew up with the finer things in life. Spending summers in The Hamptons was a normal occurrence for her until her parents lost everything years ago. Now Rian and her sister are getting their life, and finances, back on track through real estate. Not only do they buy and sell houses to the rich and famous, but they finally have the capital to flip their very own beachfront property. But when she inadvertently catches the attention of a sexy stranger who snaps up every house from under her, all bets are off…
HE’S A FIXER UPPER
Pierce Whitfield doesn’t normally demo kitchens, install dry wall, or tear apart a beautiful woman’s dreams. He’s just a down-on-his-luck lawyer who needed a break from the city and agreed to help his brother work on a few homes in the Hamptons. When he first meets Rian, the attraction is undeniable. But when they start competing for the same pieces of prime real estate, the early sparks turn into full-blown fireworks. Can these passionate rivals turn up the heat on their budding romance — without burning down the house?


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When I signed up to read this one, I had no idea it was part of the “Shacking Up” series. Thankfully I have read and enjoyed the previous two books in the series, but if you haven’t, no worries, this one can be read as a stand-alone. 😉

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~Pre-Release Review~Worth the Risk by K. Bromberg~

 

31314086Title: Worth the Risk
Author: K. Bromberg
Publisher: JKB Publishing, LLC
Page Count: 437 pages
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

From New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg comes a new, sexy standalone about taking chances and finding love when it’s least expected. Or wanted.
This whole contest was supposed to be easy. I know, I know. Famous last words.
It’s a long story, but I messed up at work. Big time. To earn back the trust of my boss, I promised to save one of our magazines. Yep. That Hot Dad contest you’ve seen advertised all over the place was my idea. And if I’m successful, if I’m able to increase our online readership, then I get a shot at my dream job.
But the one thing I never expected to happen, happened: Contestant number ten, Grayson Malone. Hello, Mr. Difficult. And did I mention sexy as hell?
Unfortunately he knows me. The old me, anyway. And while we might be older now, I remind him of before. Of the woman who broke his heart, who hardened him, and who left him alone to raise the cutest little boy I’ve ever seen. 
But I don’t want a relationship. And I definitely don’t fall for single dads with baggage. Even ones with chiseled abs and killer smiles. 
But he got to me. They got to me. Him and his son and their messy, crazy life. But I got to him too. I see the stolen glances. I feel the walls he built start to crumble. I recognize that there’s an unexpected beauty to the chaos in his life. 
And now that the contest is about to end, we’re left to decide whether the last six months were just fun or if what we have is worth risking it all?


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I have been waiting for Grayson’s book, ever since I’ve read “Cuffed”. I was so curious to get to know more about this “medevac” single dad! I’m glad to say that he didn’t disappoint. 😉 He is definitely a combination of sexy and sweet! A real Hero…I especially loved the relationship he had with his 8 year old son, Luke.

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~Release Day Review~Welcome to the Cameo Hotel by K.I. Lynn~

 

40091141Title: Welcome to the Cameo Hotel
Author: K.I. Lynn
Publisher: Catastrophic Press
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 14, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

My life was on track. 
The plan? 
– Finish my MBA. 
– Get out of the hotel. 
– Finally date James, my manager. 
With only three months left, everything was set. 
Then he walked in. 
What I thought was just a difficult guest toppled my life in ways I didn’t plan for. He was an asshole, demanding, and more alluring than should be legal. 
I had a path. 
He destroyed it. 
What now?


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I am familiar with K.I. Lynn’s work and I especially loved the “Breach” series. When I read the blurb for this new book, I was immediately intrigued. It was just vague enough for me to become very, very curious.

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~Release Day Review~Bane (Sinners of Saint #4) by L.J. Shen~

 

35378505Title: Bane
Author: L.J. Shen
Series: Sinners of Saint #4
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 8, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

A COMPLETE standalone and a Sinners of Saint spin-off.
Roman ‘Bane’ Protsenko 
Naked surfer. Habitual pothead. A con, a liar, a thief and a fraud. 
Last I heard, he was extorting the rich and screwing their wives for a living. 
Which is why I’m more than a little surprised to find him at my threshold, looking for my friendship, my services, and most puzzling of all—looking humbled. 
Thing is, I’m on a boycott. Literally—I cut boys from my life. Permanently. 
Problem is, Bane is not a boy, he is all man, and I’m falling, crashing, drowning in his sweet, perfect lies. 
Jesse Carter 
Hot as hell, cold as ice. 
I wasn’t aware of her existence until a fat, juicy deal landed in my lap. 
She’s a part of it, a little plaything to kill some time. 
She is collateral, a means to an end, and a side-bonus for striking a deal with her oil tycoon stepdad. 
More than anything, Jesse Carter is a tough nut to crack. 
Little does she know, I have the teeth for it. 
—This book contains material that might be offensive for some or elicit a strong emotional response.—


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It’s no secret that I am a fan of L.J. Shen’s work. This is the fourth book in the series, and no worries, it can be read as a standalone. I would advise reading the others though, I myself especially loved “Ruckus”,  and even though this book certainly rocked…he will always be my favorite I think. 😉 That said, this one comes in on a close second!! Bane and Jesse definitely had me on the edge of my seat. 😉

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~Release Day Review~Hooked On You (Chicago Rebels #3) by Kate Meader~

 

38494747Title: Hooked On You
Author: Kate Meader
Series: Chicago Rebels #3
Page Count: 384 pages
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Sport
Release Date: May 7, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

The steamy Chicago Rebels series returns with this racy and sassy tale of embittered hearts, second chances, and going for the goal—on and off the ice.
Violet Vasquez never met her biological father, so learning he left his beloved hockey franchise—the Chicago Rebels—to her is, well, unexpected. Flat broke and close to homeless, Violet is determined to make the most of this sudden opportunity. Except dear old dad set conditions that require she takes part in actually running the team with the half-sisters she barely knows. Working with these two strangers and overseeing a band of hockey-playing lugs is not on her agenda…until she lays eyes on the Rebels captain and knows she has to have him.
Bren St. James has been labeled a lot of things: the Puck Prince, Lord of the Ice, Hell’s Highlander…but it’s the latest tag that’s making headlines: washed-up alcoholic has-been. This season, getting his life back on track and winning the Cup are his only goals. With no time for relationships—except the fractured ones he needs to rebuild with his beautiful daughters—he’s finding it increasingly hard to ignore sexy, all-up-in-his-beard Violet Vasquez. And when he finds himself in need of a nanny just as the playoffs are starting, he’s faced with a temptation he could so easily get hooked on.
For two lost souls, there’s more on the line than just making the best of a bad situation… there might also be a shot at the biggest prize of all: love.


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This is the third book in the series and so it’s time for the last sister to get her man. 😉 This series is about three sisters, who inherited a hockey team together when their father died…This book is about Violet, who is the youngest sister. Violet is the result of a one night stand, and even though her father knew she existed, he never showed any interest in her….Until he died that is.

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~Release Day Review~Bad Boy Brody by Tijan~

 

36260088Title: Bad Boy Brody
Author: Tijan
Page Count: 250 pages
Genre(s): Romance
Release Date: May 7, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮3 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

One punch took him from Hollywood’s Golden Boy to Bad Boy Brody.
The media didn’t care he was grieving his brother’s death. They descended on him, but to change his reputation, his manager got him a deal. Act in an indie film, one that already had Oscar buzz, and he’d get the movie roles he needed to secure his future.
He took the deal.
Yet he wasn’t prepared for the real-life people behind the script. He wasn’t prepared for the murder the movie was based on. And he really wasn’t prepared for her, the biggest secret of all.
She was wild. She was beautiful. She defied gravity.
But was she the leading role that would tame him?


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I am a big fan of Tijan and I absolutely loved the “Fallen Crest High” series and some of her other YA books. So I had to give this one a try…I mean the title says “Bad Boy” and I love myself some bad boys. 😉

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~Release Day Review~Knotted (Trails of Sin #1) by Pam Godwin~

 

38134080Title: Knotted
Author: Trails of Sin #1
Series: Pam Godwin
Page Count: 236 pages
Genre(s): Dark, Romance, Cowboy
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

I try to forget her. It’s impossible.
Growing up together, Conor and I shared all our firsts.
First love, first kiss, first…Not all our firsts.
We were sixteen the night she was violently assaulted while I helplessly watched. I’ll never forget the sounds of her suffering. Or my inconsolable agony when she left Oklahoma.
Years later, she returns to honor our teenage pact. Except the boy she loved is gone, replaced by a ruthless cattle rancher knotted with secrets.
She doesn’t know my dark cravings or the trails of sin that lead to her. I don’t deserve her, but one truth remains. She’s mine.
—TRAILS OF SIN series (HEAs with no cliffhangers – must be read in order):
Knotted #1 – Jake and Conor
Buckled #2 – Jarret and Maybe
Booted #3 – Lorne and Raina


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I absolutely loved Pam Godwin’s “Deliver” series, and when I found out she was gonna write another dark romance series with cowboys…I was all over that!

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At first, I figured this was gonna be a trilogy with cliffhangers, so imagine my relief, when I found out that each book was gonna center around a different couple. They still need to be read in order, but they all have their own HEA, and better yet NO cliffhanger!!…If you have read some of Pam Godwin’s dark romance books, then you know that there will be triggers, which is also the case with this one. Please be aware of that.

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