Sunday, March 29, 2015

Stacking OUR Shelves ~ 3/29/15



Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  Make sure to checkout her post with links to all the other participates.

Click covers for Goodreads links


For Review...


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21825486-last-year-s-mistake?ac=1https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22670226-holding-strong?ac=1https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23262672-getting-lucky-number-seven?from_search=true



Thanks go to...


Simon Pulse
Harlequin
Cindi Madsen (through Wordsmith)


Picked up for FREE...


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22729935-chasing-rhodes?from_search=true





For Review...


TrackedFall with Me (Wait for You, #4)Flirting with Fire (Hot in Chicago, #1)



Gifted...


Flirting with Love (Lovely, #2)



Borrowed...


An Ember in the Ashes


Thanks go to...


Dial Books
Avon
Pocket Books
Clara Stone
Mary from Mary Had a Little Book Blog


Grabbed for FREE...


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22729935-chasing-rhodes?from_search=true

Last I saw, it was still free.
(Yes, I did just grab this after seeing Val got this. It looks good!)


That's what we added to our shelves this week! What do you think? What did you add to your stack? Leave us a comment!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Book Boyfriend ~ 3/28/15


Join the Book Boyfriend meme
  • Pick your book boyfriend for the week
  • Current read or not
  • Tease us with something about your boy
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Both of us are seriously in LOVE with Ten!

Let your hair down, Caroline, they said. It'll be fun, they said.

I know I've closed myself off in a major way over the past year, ever since “the incident” where I messed up my life completely. It's past time I try to live again or just give up altogether. But this is quite possibly the craziest thing I've ever done. In a last ditch effort to invigorate myself, I'm standing outside Oren Tenning's bedroom, I just peeled off the sexiest pair of underwear I own, and my hand is already raised to knock. My brother would disown me for doing anything with his best friend, and he'd probably kill Oren. But if I play my cards right, no one will ever know about this. Not even Ten.

Maybe after tonight, I’ll finally get over this stupid, irrational crush I hate having on the biggest jerk I’ve ever met. Or maybe I’ll just end up falling for him even harder. Maybe I’ll discover there’s so much more to my crude, carefree hunk than meets the eye.



Val may have got carried away with making teasers...cause it's TEN!  But seriously, this book, this guy! You need him.



He is all kinds of adorable...




Sexy?  He drives a women to this...





Others don't get them together...





But they will fight for each other...






Oh yeah, he likes things dirty...






And he's not staying away...







This one is available on Monday and you will definitely want it!



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23523867-a-perfect-ten

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T85IUR8/http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/linda-kage

Available 3/30



That's our dear, wonderful Oren Tenning. What do you think? Have a book boyfriend to share? Leave us a comment!

Friday, March 27, 2015

A Perfect Ten (Forbidden Men, #5) by Linda Kage ~ Review

Source: Received an eBook in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

Let your hair down, Caroline, they said. It'll be fun, they said.

I know I've closed myself off in a major way over the past year, ever since “the incident” where I messed up my life completely. It's past time I try to live again or just give up altogether. But this is quite possibly the craziest thing I've ever done. In a last ditch effort to invigorate myself, I'm standing outside Oren Tenning's bedroom, I just peeled off the sexiest pair of underwear I own, and my hand is already raised to knock. My brother would disown me for doing anything with his best friend, and he'd probably kill Oren. But if I play my cards right, no one will ever know about this. Not even Ten.

Maybe after tonight, I’ll finally get over this stupid, irrational crush I hate having on the biggest jerk I’ve ever met. Or maybe I’ll just end up falling for him even harder. Maybe I’ll discover there’s so much more to my crude, carefree hunk than meets the eye.



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23523867-a-perfect-ten

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T85IUR8/http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/linda-kage

Available 3/30








Review...

From the moment I read the summary for this book, I knew I needed to read it.  As soon as it was on my Kindle, I had to open it.  Once it was open, I had to read it.  I loved it so much.  And when I was done?  I just couldn't read another book.  I wanted to keep thinking about Ten and Caroline.  So hung over with them.  It took two days of reading nothing before I finally decided I could let them go and read about other characters.

Characters are always the big draw for me and this series has some strong characters.  Not only do they feel real to me but they have interesting with  intense personalities. 

Oren Tennings or Ten to his friends is carrying around some major guilt.  If he'd have had his way when he came to college, he would haven't have had any friends.  BUT Noel, his roommate and Caroline brother, refused to allow that.  So the next option for dealing with his memories was the party boy, no relationship guy.  He uses this party boy behavior to avoid thinking or dealing with it.  And he really does party boy well.  He rarely hooks up with the same girl twice.  He’s a bit mysterious with his hook-up practices and that just has the girls impatient to get in line.  Not getting close to any of them though.

The problem is that Caroline is his best friends sister and so he’s gotten to know her as a friend.  Really, she’s owned him since he met her but there’s no way he can be more than a friend.  Yeah, he’s promised her brother to stay away but there more to it than that and that’s all wrapped up in that guilt thing he’s got going on.  But Caroline finds a way to wiggle into his life and his bed.

Caroline hasn’t forgiven herself for a choice that was pretty much forced on her.  The only person that helps her face each day has straight out turned her down twice.  Time to take matters into her own hands.

Add some very interesting and unique developments that were surprising and fun and this book just flew by.

Combined with these two there are lots of secondary characters that I know from the previous books.  The book stands alone but it was fun to see how things have developed for them.

I loved that there was so much couple time.  These two are together and have lots of things to deal with before the big thing.  I love lots of couple time.

This book took me out of a funk.  I'd had a bad week at work and was thinking too much.  I sat down and read this...stayed up late and enjoyed falling in love with Ten and my funk was gone.  I love it when a book can become a friend that helps you deal with the real world.


I have read the first two books in this series and LOVED them.  You can check out my review of Price of a Kiss and To Professor With Love.  Somehow, I missed book three and four but I have them now and they will be read.  Soon.

I am obsessed with these books.  I turned Jess on to them and she feels the same way.  When you want the good stuff, the good New Adult with great characters, lots of couple time and a great story, then this book, this series is the one you should reach for.



The series...


 Click covers for Goodreads links



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17833099-price-of-a-kisshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20566630-to-professor-with-lovehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22067087-be-my-hero



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23019564-with-every-heartbeathttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23523867-a-perfect-ten



 

About the Author...


I grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest as the youngest of eight children. Now I live in Kansas with my husband, daughter, and our nine cuckoo clocks. My life's been blessed with lots of people to learn from and love. Writing's always been a major part my world, and I'm so happy to finally share some of my stories with other romance lovers. 


https://www.facebook.com/authorlindakagehttps://twitter.com/lindakagehttp://www.lindakage.com/https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3213942.Linda_Kage



Thursday, March 26, 2015

Turtle Bay by Tiffany King ~ Review

Source:  Received an eBook from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

If you're a teenager in a small, rural area, how do you exist when your eccentric, free-spirited parents are the town freaks everyone laughs at?

For sixteen-year-old Rainbow Honeywell—or Rain, as she insists on being called—the answer was to become the queen of all pranks. She never wanted to be a troublemaker, but the label quickly stuck when everyone in Huntsville, Kansas, became a target. All she wanted was to deflect the negative attention off her parents, but Rain's plan backfired to the max, landing her in a heap of trouble with the local authorities and expelled from high school.

An unexpected inheritance offers Rain an opportunity for a new beginning when she and her family move across the country to the quaint beach community of Turtle Bay, Florida.

Determined to make the best of her second chance, Rain vows to walk the straight and narrow, hoping her parents will fly under the radar while she soaks up some fun in the sun, sandy beaches, and hot, tanned guys. Unfortunately, she picks the wrong new friends, and a late night party lands her back in the kind of trouble she had been hoping to avoid. As the newbie in town with a record, Rain takes the brunt of the punishment when an unforgiving judge chooses to make an example out of her and slaps her with enough community service hours to keep her busy until she is old and gray.

Facing the harsh reality of paying for the actions of others while atoning for her own past sins, Rain is paired up with Josh Shaw, a judgmental local lifeguard whose love for the beach and the environment is eclipsed only by his distaste for those who trash it. As far as Josh is concerned, Rain is guilty and got what she deserved, regardless of her side of the story. To make matters worse, a tropical storm sits in the Atlantic, threatening to wreak havoc on the small beach community.

Things slowly change as Rain begins to appreciate her surroundings through Josh's eyes, proving she is not the person he thinks she is. Their feelings for one another blossom as the tropical storm grows into a hurricane and bears down on Turtle Bay. With impending danger looming, the small beach community must come together in order to ride out the storm.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24988193-turtle-bay

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UW081MWhttp://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1121479680?ean=2940151577588https://itun.es/us/qY4l6.lhttps://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/turtle-bay

Review...


I was really excited to read Tiffany King's latest book.  Her books always have the best characters and a unique storyline.   And that is exactly what I found in Turtle Bay.

Kings characters are the ones that get overlooked by the popular crowd and have interesting circumstances.  They always feel real and genuine.

Rain has some pretty interesting parents that any teen would be trying to hide from their judgmental peers.  Her less than perfect behavior is a ploy to avoid the ridicule of those peers.  And her attempts to recover from her mistakes finds lots of problems before any real recover can happen.  Felt very true to life.

Josh is adorable.  His passion for the environment helps him deal with the lacks he has at home.  His job has become his family and life.  He's attracted to Rain but he's patient and sweet as he gets to know her.  Josh is a good guy.  Not a jerk or a bad boy, a good guy - and he's exactly what Rain needs.

The story is sweet.  As these two get over their not so perfect first meeting and the misunderstanding that lands Rain in community service, they get to know each other and support each other.  What I loved was that they each accepted the other for who they were.  And they both learned from the other in ways that helped them deal with the issues they were facing.

Something that's really different about this one is the climax to the story.  I can't really say the details but I will say that the relationship between these two was not at risk but strengthened by the events of the story.  I enjoyed that.  Not every relationship needs to hang by a thread before a couple can love each other and move forward.  It was nice.

This is a great Young Adult story that young and old can enjoy.  If you love that type of read, then make sure you check this one out.  It's worth it.






About The Author...



USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iPhone and iPad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

For information on any of Author Tiffany's titles, visit her blog at www.authortiffanyjking.blogspot.com
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Swoon Thursday ~ 3/26/15


The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme.  Here's how it works.

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! I want to know & so do the chicks at YABound!





Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.

Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.

But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself. 





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Available 3/31




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Swoon...





So love the heat in this book! So much yum! There are a lot more quotes in my book boyfriend post.  If you missed it, check it out here.