~Review~A Reason To Leave (Blackwood #3) by Melissa Ellen~

 

36281488Title: A Reason To Leave
Author: Melissa Ellen
Series: Blackwood #3
Page Count: 367 pages
Genre(s): Romance
Release Date: June 9, 2017
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Finally! Freedom! Freedom to live my life the way I want!

No parents. No security guard. Nobody to tell me what to do and when to do it. Well, almost nobody. My overprotective brother is still around to rain on my parade.
But I can handle him. 
After making the move from New York City to Los Angeles, I’m determined to succeed at making a name for myself -without using the wealth and connections of my family.
And nothing is getting in my way… except, maybe the most infuriating and sexiest man I’ve ever met. 
He’s everything my brother has always warned me against. But I can’t help being drawn to him. Something about the brooding bad boy has me keep going back for more


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A Reason to Leave is the story of Valerie Blackwood, Rhett’s little sister.

After she was betrayed and hurt by her boyfriend and her best friend, Valerie decides to move to L.A to be close to her brother Rhett and her sister in law Ava. She wants to start all over, focusing especially on her acting career.

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One day when she was running late to an audition, she made a flat tire to Ava’s car. To her help appears a beautiful stranger who takes her breath away. He is cold as ice, arrogant, rude, cocky and sexy as hell. Liam.
Obviously, she doesn’t make it to her audition and returns home thinking only on Liam and trying to forget him.

Two night’s after her “little incident” with Liam, Valerie heads out with her best friend Lexie, to party, celebrating her 21’st birthday. She has part of the surprise/shock of her life.

Liam Stone

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~Review~An Exaltation of Larks (Venery #1) by Suanne Laqueur~

 

32501523Title: An Exaltation of Larks
Author: Suanne Laqueur
Series: Venery #1
Page Count: 499 pages
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 22, 2016
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

“We’re so alike, you and I. It’s no wonder we kept finding each other.”

September 11, 1973: Eleven-year-old Alejandro Penda watches from his apartment window as Santiago, Chile falls to a military coup, destroying his family and his childhood. Arriving alone in America, he’s taken in by the Larks: a prominent family in the town of Guelisten. Though burdened by unresolved grief for his disappeared parents, he becomes fiercely loyal to the Larks, eventually marrying one of their daughters, Valerie.
September 11, 2001: Javier Landes watches from his apartment window as New York City falls to terrorism. As one of Manhattan’s top-paid male escorts, this professional lover has never lacked for company and is loyal only to himself. But in the wake of 9/11, Jav is named guardian for an orphaned nephew in Guelisten and must open his carefully-guarded heart to pain he’s long suppressed.
Alex, Valerie, and Jav meet first in their twenties, with a sudden attraction each finds strange and compelling. When they meet again in their forties, they discover not only is their bond still strong, but their life experiences are strangely similar. All have been shaped by separate 9/11’s, and their unfinished business from the past will change everything they know about love, loyalty, and friendship.
“Life has rules. You cannot come in the middle of the night and take what we agreed isn’t yours.”
Across three decades and two continents, Suanne Laqueur’s fifth novel explores the unpredictability of sexual attraction, how family ties are forged, torn and mended, and how love’s downfall can turn to exaltation.


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Straight on my favorite shelf.One of my top two reads this year! ❤

This book is special, I mean really special…I loved everything about it and just didn’t want it to end…This Author’s writing is stunning. Her words, her storytelling, her characters…to say I was blown away is an understatement.

The story follows the lives of three characters, Alex, Val, and Jav.

Introduced when they are young and spanning over three decades it’s a truly amazing story of how their lives cross paths.

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~Release Day Review~Bad Reputation (Bad Boys of Sports #1) by Nicole Edwards~

 

33871822Title: Bad Reputation
Author: Nicole Edwards
Series: Bad Boys of Sports #1
Publisher: Loveswept
Page Count: 273 pages
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Meet the most wanted players in sports…one ridiculously hot alpha male at a time.

Chase: With a nickname like “Sin,” it’s no wonder they call me the bad boy of hockey. Opponents curse me. Fans scream my name—in the arena and in other, much more private places. Penalties or not, I’m not afraid to dish out a little pain. But pleasure? That’s my weakness. And no one knows it better than my best friend, Cassie Desrosiers. I’d have to be blind not to notice her rocking body and teasing grin. So when she invites me along on a trip to Vegas, my curiosity isn’t the only thing that’s aroused.

Cassie: Chase Barrett is a world-class A-hole. As his best friend, I’m allowed to call him on his BS. Who else is going to do it? Certainly not the puck bunnies swooning at every flex of his biceps. Everyone knows that Chase is the love-’em-and-leave-’em type. There’s no such thing as commitment for the king of casual hookups. So why should I care? Maybe because all work and no play makes me a sexually frustrated girl. It’s time to put the hockey stud at my beck and call to good use…but after a week in Vegas with Chase, I might never want to go back to the real world.
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Oh, My God!!!…This book is officially the sweetest book that I ever read. I fell in love right away…I savored every word.

Two or maybe three years ago, my friend Ralu insisted that I should read…Alluring Indulgence series and Club Destiny series by Nicole Edwards. Obviously, I postponed them and read them much later…I was so very sorry that I did that and don’t read them earlier…I loved this two series!

Some people say that at some point you get bored because she describes a lot and gives a lot of details. But NO WAY. She can write to the sky and to the stars. Every single word of hers is like a tiny little piece of a giant puzzle. You savor every detail and every word.

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My God this woman can write. And the hot stuff…damn…I could’ve melted the Antarctica. 😀

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~Pre-Release Review~Lure of Oblivion (The Mercury Pack #3) by Suzanne Wright~

 

35228099Title: Lure of Oblivion
Author: Suzanne Wright
Series: The Mercury Pack #3
Page Count: 333 pages
Genre(s): Romance, Fantasy
Release Date: November 21, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Gwen Miller may be a human, but she has no problem taking a stand against her own kind. She’s going to testify against the teenage boy she saw viciously assault a lone shifter female—and no amount of pressure from the boy’s wealthy family will make her back down. But when the harassment turns violent, help comes in the form of a lean, toned wolf with winter-gray eyes.
As a guest at Gwen’s inn, shifter enforcer Zander Devlin can’t help but notice that the fierce and leggy brunette is in serious trouble. Since she’s putting herself at risk for one of his kind, keeping her safe is the least he can do. That’s not the only reason Zander wants her close. He desires her, even as the wolf inside him backs away from her. But his feral instincts are hard to keep down, and as they take shape, they’re harder for Gwen to resist. Then again, embracing them could be the only thing that could save her life.


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My relationship with this author is a simple, yet perfect one. She writes it…and I read it. 😉

I have read every book in the “Deep in your Veins” series, the “Dark In You” series, the  “Phoenix Pack” series and of course the “The Mercury Pack” series. To say that I am a big fan of Suzanne Wright, would be an understatement.

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So when I saw this baby on NetGalley, I jumped on it. 😛

Now all these books center around a different couple, so technically they could be read as a stand-alone. I would advise everyone to read this series, and the Phoenix Pack series, in order though…I am so glad I did because I really enjoyed it. Now I have to be honest here and say that I was hoping for Trick or Dominic’s story to be next, but I found out they are next in line. 😉

Doesn’t really matter anyway because all these Alpha boys are fine!!!

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~Release Day Review~Logan (Preston Brothers #2) by Jay McLean~

 

36039486Title: Logan
Author: Jay McLean
Series: Preston Brothers #2
Page Count: 394 pages
Genre(s): Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

As a kid, Logan Preston was a brat. 
Through his teens, he became the bad boy. 
Now, at nineteen, no one knows what the hell to expect.
High school dropout, Logan Preston is a good-for-nothing stoner. 
A black sheep. A disappointment. 
The worst Preston Punk of the lot. At least that’s how everyone in his small town makes him feel. But Logan Preston has secrets. Secrets so dark and so deep below the surface that the only way he can fight them is to stay high, high, high. 
He wears cockiness as a mask. Arrogance as his armor. Until one girl, one night, asks one life-changing question: 
What’s beneath the bravado, Logan Preston?


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I absolutely adore this author…

Because she is responsible for writing my all time favorite books,  “More Than Forever“, but to be honest… I have loved reading every single one of her books!! I think this book can be read as a standalone, but I would strongly advise everyone to read the “More Than” series first. It’s an amazing series and it’s where I first met little Logan. You should also give the first book in this series, “Lucas”  a go…

I promise you won’t be sorry!!

But like I said…this book is all about Logan, and I have wanted to read his story, from the moment I met him. 😉

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~Review~Scandalous (Sinners of Saint #3) by L.J. Shen~

 

36286395Title: Scandalous
Author: L.J. Shen
Series: Sinners of Saint #3
Page Count: 315 pages
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 21, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

From bestselling author, L.J. Shen, comes a new standalone, contemporary romance. On special sale for only 99 cents for a LIMITED TIME. 
“Best book of the year” – Angie’s Dreamy Reads. “Best book I HAVE EVER READ” – Bookalicious Babes Blog. 
They call him The Mute for a reason. Hard, cold and calculated, he rarely speaks. When he does, it’s with disdain. When he does, his words aren’t meant for me. 
When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis. 
He is thirty-three. I am eighteen. He’s a single dad and my father’s business partner. I’m just a kid to him and his enemy’s daughter. 
He’s emotionally unavailable. And I am…feeling. Feeling things I shouldn’t feel for him. 
Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn’t just on the wall, it’s inked on my soul. And yet, I can’t stay away. A scandal is the last thing my family needs. But a scandal is what we’re going to give them. And oh, what beautiful chaos it will be.


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I really love this series and after finishing book 2, “Ruckus“, which was awesome, I couldn’t wait to start Trent’s story.

Each book in this series centers around a different couple. I would advise starting with book 1 though since they all play a big part in each other’s lives.

This time it’s Trent’s turn to fall…which he does spectacularly. Trent is the quiet one of the HotHoles…but you know what they say about the silent brooding types….those are the ones you need to look out for.

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Trent used to be a big manwhore and his manwhoring, caused him to knock up a stripper. His baby momma didn’t stick around though…leaving both him and his 1 year old daughter Luna when he was away on a trip.

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~Release Day Review~Lucas (Cold Fury Hockey #8) by Sawyer Bennett~

 

33593824Title: Lucas
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Series: Cold Fury Hockey #8
Publisher: Loveswept
Page Count: 280 pages
Genre(s): Romance, Sport
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

The Carolina Cold Fury hockey team is stacked with hotshots. But when a new player joins their ranks, he learns that even superstars can’t go it alone when it comes to love.
Lucas Fournier is only serious about one thing: hockey. The league’s fun-loving charmer, Luc is always up for a good prank or a great lay, and he has no intention of settling down. But being traded to the Carolina Cold Fury—and to play alongside his big brother, Max—is no joke. With another title in sight, the last thing Luc wants is to let his new teammates down. To succeed, Luc will need to keep his head in the game and the most . . . er, demanding member of his anatomy in check. But when temptation hits, Luc hits back harder.
Museum curator Stephanie Frazier has always put business before pleasure, which just about explains her nonexistent sex life. But when Stephanie meets Luc at a champagne-fueled gala, she finds herself flirting like crazy—and going home with the uninhibited athlete. For one night, she learns what passion is all about. She just never counted on the little surprise Luc leaves behind. And that’s when things really start to get . . . interesting.
Sawyer Bennett’s New York Times bestselling Carolina Cold Fury series can be read together or separately.


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I started this series a long time ago and I loved the first couple of books.

Somehow along the way, I lost track of it and now it seems I skipped a couple of books. No worries though.. I will be rectifying my mistake. 😉

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I am known to read my books out of order and I had no problem reading this one as a standalone…but…I would still advise everyone to read the previous books first. A lot of characters from those books, make an appearance and Lucas also played a part in the previous book. So I think it would make the reading experience better if you do. 😉

I am a huge hockey fan… I have no idea how this came to be, but big men with huge hockey sticks really do it for me. 😛

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~Pre-Release Review~Drunk on You (Hope Town #4) by Harper Sloan~

 

33840688Title: Drunk on You
Author: Harper Sloan
Series: Hope Town #4
Page Count: 265 pages
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

It was supposed to be fun. 
A mutual use of each other’s bodies. 
To be a ruse to the world around us. 
I wanted to be free from my ex, and he wanted to escape his. 

One drunken night turned a joke into a life-changing moment. 
He warned me not to fall for him, and I should’ve listened. 
He intoxicated me. 
He made me crave him. 
He ruined me. 
In the end, I’ll never be the same.


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I am a huge fan of the “Hope Town” series as well as the “Corps Security” series. Actually, I have loved every single book this author writes!! So you will understand my level of giddiness when I got my hands on this gem. 😀

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Just like with the previous 3 books, I absolutely fell in love with this 4th book and the characters in it!!

Shane and Nikki were both awesome characters, but they were also extremely HOT. I think this is one of the hottest books by Harper Sloan that I’ve read…which is saying something because they are all flaming!!

Shane is quite the dirty talker. 😛

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~Review~Lucas (Preston Brothers #1) by Jay McLean~

 

32282814Title: Lucas
Author: Jay McLean
Series: Preston Brothers #1
Page Count: 354 pages
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance,
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

In a sprint, every millisecond counts.
When you’re waiting for love, those milliseconds can feel like eons.

High school senior Lucas Preston has it all: star of the track team, a scholarship waiting for him, an apartment to himself and a revolving door of girlfriends. He also has an older sister, five younger brothers and a father who relies on him to make sure those brothers don’t kill each other.
His saving grace? Lois “Laney” Sanders, a girl he started to fall in like with when he was just eleven.
A girl who became his best friend, his confidant, his courage.
It took only sixteen clicks and eight seconds for Lucas to realize that his like for Laney had turned into love.
Eight life-changing seconds.
It’s also the exact length of time it took to lose her. 


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I have been (not so) patiently waiting for this book to be published.

Why ?? Well, because it was written by one of my favorite authors and because it’s a spinoff from one of my favorite series, which includes my all time favorite book…. “More than forever”.Not only is this a spinoff, but it’s about Lucas…Lucy’s brother!!! I was pretty sure this book was gonna be awesome and since I’m always right…it was!!

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~Review~Rebel (The Renegades #3) by Rebecca Yarros~

 

34032529Title: Rebel
Author: Rebecca Yarros
Series: The Renegades #3
Page Count: 440 pages
Release Date: August 28, 2017
Genre(s): Romance, New Adult & College,
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

She’ll defy his every expectation. 
She’s Penna Carstairs. 
The Renegade they call Rebel. 
FMX-treme Magazine’s sexiest female athlete of the year.
There’s no rule in extreme sports she hasn’t broken,
No gender barrier she hasn’t demolished.
She’s the woman I met in a bar in Vegas.
The woman I illegally BASE jumped for.
The woman I spent one insane, incredible night with.
But now I’m screwed.
Or rather…not screwed.
Because the woman I can’t get out of my head is the one woman I can never touch again.
I’m Dr. Cruz Delgado—the youngest professor on this campus,
And Penelope Carstairs just walked into my class.


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I am a huge Rebecca Yarros fan. Everything I have read by her so far, I loved.

I especially loved book 2 in this series, Nova . I love strong heroines, who don’t take any shit and know how to take care of themselves. Which is one of the reasons, this author works so well for me.

Her heroines are the bomb!!

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