Thursday, September 29, 2016

September Royal Picks + Giveaway!



Every month we will highlight our favorite reads -- Royal Picks!

Any reviews that are Royal Picks will be labeled as such, with our stamp of approval on the cover as well. 

Then, the last Thursday of each month, I'll do a round-up post with all of our picks (both the ones reviewed and the ones that we simple read and gave a high rating to). 

The best part? Each month I'll offer TWO lucky winners their choice of one of our Royal Picks!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

[Pat's Review]: "Slow Burn"

romance novel cover, Pamela Clare, Slow Burn, Contemporary
Slow Burn by Pamela Clare
Publication Date: September 19, 2016
Series: Colorado High Country, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Victoria Woodley is done with men. Fresh off a dating nightmare, she flies from her home in Chicago to Scarlet Springs to take part in her best friend’s wedding. Who picks her up at the airport? Eric Hawke. Of course. She made a fool of herself over him last time she was here. He’s cocky, charming, and sexy as sin. But the fact that she’s attracted to him is all the proof she needs that he’s bad news. She would ignore him if she could. But he’s the best man, and she’s the maid of honor. She can’t just tell him to jump in a lake—especially not when her lips are locked with his.

Eric isn’t looking for a relationship. Between running the firehouse and volunteering for the county’s search and rescue team, he has enough on his plate. He doesn’t need to get tangled up with a woman from the big city, especially one whose idea of roughing it is going without designer coffee. Yet from the moment he looks into Victoria’s big brown eyes, the attraction he feels is too strong to deny. Faster than he can imagine, the spark of desire that has smoldered between them since the first day they met will flare into full-blown passion. 

But can Eric convince Victoria to set aside her doubts and trust him with her heart before their time together runs out?


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Monday, September 26, 2016

[ARC Review]: "Do You Want to Start a Scandal"

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Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare
Publisher: Avon (September 27, 2016)
Series: Spindle Cove, 5
Genre: Historical Romance

On the night of the Parkhurst ball, someone had a scandalous tryst in the library.
•Was it Lord Canby, with the maid, on the divan?
•Or Miss Fairchild, with a rake, against the wall?
•Perhaps the butler did it.

All Charlotte Highwood knows is this: it wasn’t her. But rumors to the contrary are buzzing. Unless she can discover the lovers’ true identity, she’ll be forced to marry Piers Brandon, Lord Granville—the coldest, most arrogantly handsome gentleman she’s ever had the misfortune to embrace. When it comes to emotion, the man hasn’t got a clue.

But as they set about finding the mystery lovers, Piers reveals a few secrets of his own. The oh-so-proper marquess can pick locks, land punches, tease with sly wit … and melt a woman’s knees with a single kiss. The only thing he guards more fiercely than Charlotte’s safety is the truth about his dark past.

Their passion is intense. The danger is real. Soon Charlotte’s feeling torn. Will she risk all to prove her innocence? Or surrender it to a man who’s sworn to never love?



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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Weekly Recap (139)



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!


September 19th - 25th: 

Lusting for Covers (300)



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

week!





Here's my candidate for the week:

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Whatcha Reading? (65)



A new Saturday post where you can share with us what you are currently (or just finished) reading and I will share my brief thoughts on books that I read during the previous week.



Friday, September 23, 2016

#FitReaders: Weekly Check-In


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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]: "Southern Nights and Secrets"

Southern Nights and Secrets by Robin Covington 
Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence (September 19, 2016)
Series: The Boys are Back in Town, 4
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Being a doctor is everything to me, but I’m not going to let bureaucrats tell me how to practice medicine. It’s about saving lives no matter what, screw them and their paperwork. 

When the one woman I could never forget, Ginger Crawford, shows up as my boss all bets are off. The heat between us is tough to ignore but I have to if I want a future at this hospital. It isn’t easy. Every time we argue, I want her even more. 

But I’ve got secrets she can never know, and she’s always going to be way too good for me. So it’s best if she hates me…at least that’s what I keep telling myself. 



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Reviews of Covington's Previous Novels:

Playing the Part -- Kame

Sex and the Single Vamp -- Pat

Sweet Southern Betrayal (#3) -- Pat

Temptation -- Pat

Salvation (#2) -- Pat

Playing with the Drummer (#3) -- Pat

Daring the Player -- Pat

Rush -- Pat


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