Friday, November 28, 2014

[Pat's ARC Review]: "Merry Christmas, Baby"

Merry Christmas, Baby by Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Forever Yours (December 2, 2014)
Series: Lucky Harbor, 12.5
Genre: Contemporary Romance -- Holiday

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis brings you a heartwarming tale that could only happen in Lucky Harbor . . .


Wild child Chloe Thompson can't believe how much things have changed. She still can't get enough of her sexy husband Sawyer, but he seems to prefer working to thinking about impending fatherhood. So tonight, a very pregnant Chloe is escaping her troubles at the town Christmas party.

Sheriff Sawyer Thompson hopes surprising Chloe at the party will give him a chance to set things right. But as the snow begins to fall and the wind rages, he wonders whether he can make it back in time. While mother nature conspires to keep Sawyer and Chloe apart, an unexpected arrival will require them to kiss and make up . . . and ring in the happiest holiday Lucky Harbor has ever seen. 

Novella -- 13,000 words 

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Reviews of Shalvis' Previous Books:

Once in a Lifetime (#9) -- TBQ
It's In His Kiss (#10) -- Pat
He's So Fine (#11) -- Pat

Rumor Has It (#4) -- TBQ
Then Came You (#5) -- Pat + TBQ

Seeing Red (#3) -- Kame

Pat's Review:

Thursday, November 27, 2014

[Kame's ARC Review]: "The Deepest Night" + Excerpt!

The Deepest Night by Kara Braden
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (December 2, 2014)
Series: Longest Night, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

After a tough mission, military contractor Ray Powell returns to recuperate at his grandmother's house on the Isle of Scilly, England—only to find it was sold and turned into a B&B.

Michelle Cole has recently arrived in England to survey a potential property, when Ray shows up at the door. Intrigued and flustered by the attractive man, Michelle agrees to let him stay. Playing house is one thing, but can they give in to the feelings that soon become all too real?

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Reviews of Braden's Previous Novels:

The Longest Night (#1) -- Kame

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Book Deals (37)

Warning, I'm sorry in advance to your debit card, ladies! Make sure that you double check the price before one-clicking! As you know, sometimes the deals ends unexpectedly or there's a glitch, etc.

Listed lowest to highest.

Married for Christmas by Noelle Adams
Series: Willow Park, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance -- Holiday
Average Stars on GR: 3.79 Stars

After years of dreaming, Jessica is finally getting married, but the marriage isn't exactly what she thought.

Daniel is her best friend, and she's known him all her life, but he's never gotten over losing his wife two years ago. His dream is to become the pastor of the church in their hometown, but the small-town congregation keeps balking over calling an unmarried minister. Since Daniel needs a wife and Jessica wants a husband and family, she proposes an arrangement that benefits both of them.

They can get married. They can build a life together. They can celebrate Christmas as a couple. It's fine that he doesn't love her. And it's fine that she's not exactly suited to be a small-town pastor's wife. And it's fine that she's more attracted to her sexy, brooding husband every day.

Jessica can be practical about this marriage. She knows what she's getting into, after all...

This book includes fully-developed sex scenes between a husband and wife



Kame gave it 4 stars -- REVIEW.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

[Pat's Review]: "Hard to Come By" + Excerpt and Giveaway!

Hard to Come By by Laura Kaye
Publisher: Avon (November 25, 2014)
Series: Hard Ink, 3
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Caught between desire and loyalty…

Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team—sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there.

When a sexy stranger asks questions about her brother, Emilie Garza is torn between loyalty to the brother she once idolized and fear of the war-changed man he's become. Derek’s easy smile and quiet strength tempt Emilie to open up, igniting the desire between them and leading Derek to crave a woman he shouldn’t trust.

As the team’s investigation reveals how powerful their enemies are, Derek and Emilie must prove where their loyalties lie before hearts are broken and lives are lost. Because love is too hard to come by to let slip away…

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Reviews of Kaye's Previous Novels;

Hard As It Gets (#1) -- Pat
Hard As You Can (#2) -- Pat

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Monday, November 24, 2014

[Double Review]: "Undefeated"

Undefeated by Melissa Cutler
Publisher: InterMix (November 18, 2014)
Series: Bomb Squad, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Welcome to Destiny Falls, New York, home of Bomb Squad—an ice hockey team full of rugged military heroes. The team’s battling a losing streak, but the season’s biggest game changer is one player’s second chance with the one who got away…

Yoga instructor Marlena Brodie is always up for a challenge, and her new job of snapping Bomb Squad out of their rut is definitely that, even though it means being in close contact with Liam McAllister, her high school crush gone bad. She can feel the damage pouring off of him—but also a wild and sexy strength that calls to her.

The Army turned Liam McAllister into a man, but as a combat medic, he saw far too much to ever be whole again. He’s not interested in the civilian world beyond his job as a carpenter, but he never stopped wondering what might have been with Marlena—and it isn’t long before she’s crashed through his carefully constructed walls. He longs for a new beginning with her, but to be the man she deserves, he’ll have to step out of his defensive zone and score the most important play of his life…

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Reviews of Cutler's Previous Novels:

Risky Business (#1) -- Kame and Pat

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Weekly Recap (42)

Every Sunday afternoon, I will post a "Weekly Recap" of everything that went up on the blog in the previous week. Reviews, guest posts giveaway, etc. This will provide quick access to anything you may have missed. I hope you enjoy!

November 17th - 23rd:

Lusting for Covers (204)

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers.

This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ's Book Palace.

To view complete instructions on how to participate, as well as grab the HTML code for the graphic, see this page first!

Once you are ready to join the fun,

please fill out Mister Linky below with

your name/blog name and the direct

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Excerpt Tour: "Designed For Love"


Kelsey Browning writes sass kickin’ love stories and co-authors Southern cozy mysteries. She’s also a co-founder of Romance University blog, one of Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers. Originally from a Texas town smaller than the ones she writes about, Kelsey has also lived in the Middle East and Los Angeles, proving she’s either adventurous or downright nuts. These days, she hangs out in northeast Georgia with Tech Guy, Smarty Boy, Bad Dog and Pharaoh, a (fingers crossed) future therapy dog.

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Designed for Love by Kelsey Browning
Publisher: Carina Press (November 24, 2014)
Series: Texas Nights, 4
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Ashton Davenport: Hot blonde. Old Money. Off-limits.

That’s how Mac McLaughlin sees her, anyway. And now that he’s enduring a temporary self-imposed exile in tiny Shelbyville, Texas, he’s seeing her way too often. Mac only wants to succeed as the contractor for the Lily Lake development in order to rebuild his reputation and return to Dallas, pronto. A sexy distraction like Ashton was not in the plans.

Mac McLaughlin: Hot builder. Cash poor. Hands-on.

Ashton kissed her trust fund goodbye and left her life as a society princess to prove she could make it on her own. Developing Lily Lake is her big chance, but it’s hard to stay focused working side-by-side with bossy, rough-around-the-edges Mac. Especially when he pulls off his shirt.

When the discovery of an endangered species derails the project, Mac can’t afford to stick around for a stalled job. His and Ashton’s explosive chemistry aside, he’s outta there…unless she can convince him that they just might be able to build something together. 

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Reviews of Browning's Previous Novels:

Personal Assets (#1) -- TBQ
Running the Red Light (#2) -- TBQ
Problems in Paradise (#3) -- TBQ