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


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


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

Pat's Review:

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Let's Talk: Bi Romances

As you may know, this week is Bisexual Awareness Week. In honor of that, I thought I'd put together a quick list of romances I've read and loved that feature bi heroes and heroines.

I mentioned many of these on Twitter the other day, but I've found a few more and wanted to put them all together in one spot.

I'm sorry to say my list is pretty short. Part of that is the fact that there are not nearly enough bi characters in romancelandia, or worse sometimes they're written off as one sexuality or the other, depending on the gender of their hero/heroine in the book. The other reason for my short list is my own lack of correct tagging on Goodreads. I started "bi hero" and "bi heroine" shelves, but clearly haven't been adding all the books to the appropriate shelves (something that happens often with me and tagging, tbh) because I know I've read more than 20 or so over the years.

So this list is by no means complete, not even complete based on what I've read (see: failure at tagging). But it's a good start. :)

I'll divide the list below by M/F, M/M, and Triad romances. I've not read any FF, bi or otherwise, so I can't offer you any suggestions there at the moment.

Let us know in the comments if you have other recommendations for romances featuring a bi hero or heroine!

Monday, September 19, 2016

[ARC Review]: "Overexposed"

Overexposed by Megan Erickson
Publisher: InterMix (September 20, 2016)
Series: In Focus, 4
Genre: M/M Romance -- NA

Love runs wild on the Appalachian Trail in the latest from the author of Out of Frame and Focus on Me...

Levi Grainger needs a break. As a reality show star, he’s had enough of the spotlight and being edited into a walking stereotype. When he returns home after the last season of Trip League, he expects to spend time with his family, only to learn his sister is coming back from her deployment in a flag-draped casket. Devastated, Levi decides the best way to grieve will be to go off grid and hike the Appalachian Trail—a trip he'd planned to do with his sister.

His solitary existence on the trail is interrupted when he meets Thad, a quiet man with a hard body and intense eyes. Their connection is stronger than anything Levi has ever experienced. But when Levi discovers the truth about what Thad is hiking to escape, their future together looks uncertain, and uncertainty is the last thing Levi needs...

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Reviews of Erickson's Previous Novels:

Changing His Game (#1) -- TBQ
Tied to Trouble (#3) -- TBQ
Leveling the Field (#4) -- TBQ

Trust the Focus (#1) -- TBQ
Focus on Me (#2) -- TBQ
Out of Frame (#3) -- TBQ

Strong Signal (#1) -- TBQ
Fast Connection (#2) -- TBQ

My Review: