Wednesday, September 2, 2015

[Kame's Review]: "Substitute Bride"

Substitute Bride by Noelle Adams
Publisher: Noelle Adams (August 22, 2015)
Series: Beaufort Brides, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

For more than two years, Rose has been the nanny for James Harwood's daughters. She adores the girls, but she tries to maintain a professional distance with James—no matter how attractive she finds him. However, when his engagement falls apart and he starts to look at her differently, Rose no longer sees him only as her boss. James isn't the kind of man to fall for his nanny, so he doesn't know why he can't stop thinking about her in very wrong ways. He's determined to resist, to keep his life simple and to find an appropriate substitute for his wife who died. 

But with a manipulative ex-fiancée, two precocious daughters, Rose's interfering Southern grandmother, a short-lived fake engagement, and feelings that won't be denied, nothing remains simple for long.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

[Pat's Review]: "Love So Tempting"

Love So Tempting by Marquita Valentine
Publisher: Valentine Publishing, LLC (August 18, 2015)
Series: The Lawson Brothers, 4
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Prim and proper beauty queen Lemon McCoy is at her wit’s end when one night of passion leaves her pregnant by Jessamine’s favorite ladies man, Tristan Lawson. Forced to turn to her childhood tormentor in her time of need, she convinces Tristan to marry her to keep the gossip in their small town at bay.

Marine turned hometown librarian Tristan Lawson has secretly loved Lemon McCoy for years but they can’t seem to be around each other without trading insults. When Lemon finally spends the night with him, it’s a dream come true, and he hopes, the start of something more. But the very next morning they are back to their bickering ways that forces the two apart. Until Lemon confesses that she’s pregnant with his baby, giving him a second chance he never expected.

Although Tristan agrees to a marriage of convenience, he is confident he can show Lemon they are right for each other. But can Lemon trust him with her heart, or will their past be too much to overcome?

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Reviews of Valentine's Previous Books:

Drive Me Crazy (1) -- TBQ
Driving to You (1.5) -- TBQ
His Christmas Wish (3.5) -- TBQ
Just Desserts (4) -- Pat + TBQ

Live For You (1) -- TBQ
Only For You (2) -- Pat + TBQ
All For You (2.5) -- Pat
Need You Tonight (#6) -- Pat

The Request (#1) -- Pat
The Deception (#2) -- Pat
The Confession (#3) -- Pat

All The Right Moves -- Pat

Love So Hot (#1) -- Pat
Love So Irresistible (#3) -- Pat

The Billionaire Bride (#1) -- Pat

Pat's Review:

Monday, August 31, 2015

Back To School

Hey everyone,

A quick update on how the blog will be ran for the next few months:

As many of you know, I'm working on my Bachelors degree. Fall term, of my senior year, officially starts today. 

Obviously, the blog will take a backseat to my classwork, and even my personal life and responsibilities. 

Now, I'll still have posts scheduled to go up, especially as Kame and Pat send in reviews. Don't worry; I won't forget about Sunday's Lusting for Covers! I'll also be posting my Friday FitReaders update, and -- hopefully! -- my Saturday Whatcha Reading? post. Assuming, of course, that I CAN find the time to read something besides my textbooks . . . 

But other than that, the blog may be a bit sparse most weeks. I will no doubt be mostly MIA from my social media accounts as well. 

All that being said, I'll still be around, just not as often as you may have become accustomed to over my summer break. Please don't hesitate to contact me though. Whether you are an author asking about a possible review/guest post, or a fellow reader reaching out via my social media platforms to chat books -- I'll still be checking everything when I can. Just remember: I will probably not answer back right away, it may be hours, or even days, after the fact, depending on my class schedule.

To ensure I don't let myself get easily distracted, I'll be trying to stay offline as much as possible. However, I won't cut myself off completely. In many ways, interacting with many of you on Twitter or Facebook or even here in the blog comments, helps to keep me sane. And when the stress of classes hits hard, I'm going to need that temporary escape even more, even if it's only for a few brief moments at a time. :)

Please be patient with me and know that I'll be updating that blog as much as I can. 

Thank you! 


Until Next Time,

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Weekly Recap (82)

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!

August 24th - 30th: 

Lusting for Covers (244)

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

link to your Lusting for Covers for this


Here's my candidate for the week:

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Whatcha Reading? (9)

A new Saturday post where you can share with us what you are currently (or just finished) reading and we will share our brief thoughts on books that we read during the previous week but will not be reviewing.

Friday, August 28, 2015

#FitReaders: Weekly Check-In


A new year, new goals. And this year I'm participating in FitReaders to help get in shape. 

#FitReaders is hosted by Geeky Bloggers Book Blog  and That’s What I’m Talking About. Interested in joining? Find out more HERE

[Pat's Review]: "Primal Force"

Primal Force by D.D. Ayres
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (September 1, 2015)
Series: K-9 Rescue, 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Passion is always worth fighting for…

Jori Garrison trains dogs for Warrior Wolf Pack, which provides service animals for disabled veterans. Four years ago, she was wrongly convicted of a crime—thanks to her no-good ex-fiancé. Now she just wants to live her life in peace with her beloved dogs. No men, no complications. But it’s hard to play it cool when a lethally hot male is on her tail—and the attraction is fierce, mutual, and dangerous…


Lauray "Law" Batisse is a Military Police veteran who was wounded in Afghanistan. Haunted by the loss of his K-9 partner in combat, he’s reluctant to accept a service dog named Samantha into his life. But once he meets her trainer—the gorgeous Jori Garrison—he can’t fight his primal instincts. And neither can Jori. This sexy alpha male might be the only man strong enough to unleash her desires. And when unseen enemies start hunting them down, he and his new K-9 partner might be her only hope… to survive.

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Reviews of Ayres Previous Books:

Necessary Force (#0.5) -- Kame

Pat's Review: