Friday, July 20, 2018

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover ~ Review




Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?















What does one say about a Colleen Hoover book?  Her books are in a league of their own.  She is a master at weaving the unexpected, the unique and the real into her stories and this one is no exception.  Masterfully told in alternating chapters between then and now, the story captures the beginning and the current of a love story between two broken people.  How they started is critical to how they are and whether or not there is a way to fix what is broken.

I loved the characters in this story.  Quinn has much to teach women who are pulling into themselves and avoiding the problems in their life.  Graham loves deeply and wants to help but can only love.  It's deeply emotional and one that will have you turning the pages to find out how things work out, if they do at all.

There is much to learn in this story.  Ways to relate it to your own life even if you don't have the same issue.  That's just how this author writes.  And it had a profound impact on my life.  I saw some of myself in Quinn and it had me wondering and questioning.  It's the power of this author coming through her pages.  It's heavy at times and yet the pages flew by.  Definitely one not to miss.


                                             









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Sugar Spells by Lola Dodge ~ Cover Reveal



Sugar Spells
Lola Dodge 
(The Spellwork Syndicate #2)
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: October 30th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult


After her run-in with a jealous warlock, apprentice baker Anise Wise can’t wait to get back into the kitchen where she belongs. But thanks to her brush with death, the land of the living isn’t all cupcakes and marshmallows.
Anise’s magical mojo is way out of whack and her changed powers are stirring up trouble. The town’s abuzz with news that Anise can bake deathly spells, and unsavory characters start lining up for a taste. They’ll stop at nothing to use Anise and her witchcraft to further their own plots. 
She plans to hole up researching solutions until the attention dies down, but then she discovers the horrifying terms of her bodyguard’s contract. Wynn has saved her life so many times, she can’t leave him trapped. Doing the right thing will mean risking death or worse—losing her dream job. 
For this witch, justice might not be as sweet as advertised.


Author Bio:
Lola Dodge is a compulsive traveler, baker, and procrastinator. She earned her BA in English from Stonehill College and MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University–and hasn’t stopped moving since. When she’s not on the road, Lola spends her time indoors where the sunlight can’t melt her, writing or bingeing on anime and cherry soda. She can be summoned in a ritual involving curry, Hello Kitty idols, and a solid chocolate pentagram.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Perfect Mate & Lone Wolf by Jennifer Ashley ~ Review


Cormac has been moving from one Shiftertown to the next in search of a mate. Now he's in southern Nevada, where a beautiful, unmated bear Shifter greets him...with a shotgun in her hands.

Nell is a hot-tempered mother of two cubs, and she doesn't take kindly to new Shifters showing up in town without her consent - even one with a sexy smile and brilliant blue eyes. But when her sons are endangered and she desperately needs help protecting them, Cormac proves he's worthy of her trust as well as her desire.






Ellison's story

Ellison Rowe, a Lupine Shifter, makes it his goal to protect Maria, once held captive by ferals, from male Shifters looking for mates. He likes Maria's resilience and fire, but she's been broken, and Ellison wants more than anything to heal her. When a new danger threatens Shiftertown's cubs, Maria partners with Ellison to stop a cold-blooded criminal.






Definitely love these novellas in this series.  It's so fun to see some of the secondary characters get their story!

Perfect Mate

Hehe...so this book is adorable.  Okay, yeah, a bear story is going to be fun but I loved this one.  Enter one very strong female bear.  She has two grown cubs but since shifters live much longer than humans, she's still very much mate material.  And she is mate material.  Her mate from years ago is gone.  And that whole part of her history is critical for this story.  And it's sweet.  But, Nell is one angry bear.  

Cormac shows up looking for his mate working on Nell's kitchen without her permission.  Yeah, that didn't go over well at all.  He's looking for Nell.  She's mad.  Yeah, it's got great banter.  But Cormac has his reasons and he's not giving up without a whole lot of fight.

Mixed within this is a danger to this Shiftertown.  Some messes don't stay cleaned up and one has come calling.  It's making things dangerous.  Nothing like dangerous to make shifters protective.

Good story.  Great shifter romance.

Lone Wolf

Poor Ellison.  Every time a sexy female shows up around Shiftertown, he too late to mate claim her.  Always late to the game.  This time, he feels the need to protect the fiery waitress at the Shifter bar from a very rude human.  His timing might be perfect.

Maria was rescued from really horrible shifter down in Mexico a few books back.  She was there against her will and has the emotional scars from it.  Ellison is the perfect shifter to sweet talk her.  Yeah, he may sound like he's from Texas but he's really from Colorado.  But he's taken on all things Texas and has the southern charm down pat.

Maria is more feisty then I expected and I was glad.  I really enjoyed her strong personality.  I loved how she stood up to the dominate shifters and the sweet talking Ellison.  Adorable

Another good story.  More great shifter romance.


                                 

Swoon Thursday ~ 7/19/18


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Post anything that made you swoon, past or present read. Include the cover, blurb and links. Please no spoilers.


Light Unfolding: A Reverse Harem Science Fiction Romance (Wings of Artemis,#8)Time may be cruel, and space unforgiving, but their love is forever.

Hurled across time and space, Waverly Sandler lives in unexpected exile on a planet doomed to be destroyed. A nurse and caretaker, she finds herself going through the motions waiting for an inevitable end she cannot change and missing the four parts of her soul she left behind—in the future—whenever. The last thing she expected was salvation in the eleventh hour, or a wild journey through the time warping effects of the black hole, but their reunion is only the next step in an ever spiraling journey.

With Ari, Jackson, Rohan, and Canyon willing to break every rule, they will rely on Waverly to light their path.



Swoon...


"You don't have to be your best self with me. I want all of you, Waverly. Even if you feel like being unreasonable. Even if you bite my head off for no reason. Even if you just want to be left alone. I want all of it. That's real life, right? I get to look in your eyes. I never expected this. I want all of it."

This was such a great ending to Waverly and her guys' story. My heart!


That's our swoon this week! What about you? Leave us a comment & a link.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Naked Truth by Vi Keeland ~ Sneak Peek

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“May I get you something to drink while you wait for the rest of your party?” the waiter asked.
I would normally wait to see what the client did and follow his lead on alcohol. But tonight was not the norm.

I rubbed at my stiff neck. “I’ll take a vodka cranberry, please.”

I hoped it would help calm my nerves and release some of the tension in my jaw before I gave myself a full-blown headache. Taking out my phone, I started to scroll through emails to distract myself while waiting for my drink and dinner companion.

My head whipped up at the sound of Gray’s voice behind me. “Sorry I’m late.”

My heart unexpectedly fluttered, and I fought against the feeling of excitement. “Are you really? Because I get the sense you don’t have any manners after the way you interrupted me a million times today.”

He completely ignored my attitude as he took the seat across from me. “Traffic is a bitch getting downtown at this time. Next time we’ll have dinner at my place.”

“There won’t be a next time.”

Gray’s mouth curved into a smug smile as he snagged my gaze. “Sure there will. There’ll be plenty of next times. And eventually you’ll stop pretending you don’t enjoy my company.”

I hated that my body reacted to him. Right from the very start, we’d had a crazy chemistry between us that was difficult to dull.

I sighed. “What are you doing, Gray? Why did you come to my firm?”

He lifted the cloth napkin in front of him and laid it across his lap. “Isn’t that obvious? I need new legal representation.”

“At my firm? And you’d prefer that representation come from an associate instead of my boss’s boss—the head of our securities division? Or even from Pittman, who would gladly hold your hand and provide you whatever legal advice you need from his fifty-plus years of experience?”

“Loyalty is important to me. I want someone I can trust with my business.”

“And you’ve decided that’s me? An associate with five years experience who just got off probation with the Bar Association for violating attorney-client privilege?”
The waiter arrived with my drink. “Here you go, ma’am.” He turned to Gray. “May I get you something to drink? Or would you like to wait until the last of your party joins you this evening?”

“It’s just the two of us. I’ll have a Macallan, neat, please.”

“Coming right up.” The waiter walked around to the other side of the table and started to remove the third place setting.

I put my hand out, stopping him. “We actually do have another party coming, so you can leave that.”

“Very well.” He nodded.

Gray waited until the waiter was out of earshot. “I didn’t invite anyone else to dinner.”

I sipped my drink and offered a saccharine-sweet fake smile. “I did. Figured an important client like you should have more than one attorney to answer his questions.”

Just as I set down my glass, I saw the other man I was waiting for enter the restaurant. He scanned the room, looking for me, so I held up my hand and waved.

“Perfect timing. There’s Oliver now.”

Gray glanced at the man heading toward us and back to me. Instead of being pissed off, the jerk was amused. “That’s cute. You invited a chaperone because you don’t trust yourself with me.”   


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Sweet Love at Bayside by Addison Cole ~ Release & Giveaway


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Sweet Love at Bayside
Sweet with Heat: Bayside Summers #1
Addison Cole
Releasing July 18, 2018


As the co-owner of Bayside Resorts, Rick Savage has a fabulous job working with his best friends and brother, and a thriving business in Washington, DC, which he’ll be returning to at the end of the summer. Spending time with his family is great, but being back on Cape Cod has unearthed painful memories. When sweet, smart, and overly cautious Desiree Cleary moves in next door, Rick is drawn to the sexy preschool teacher, and she just might prove to be the perfect distraction.

Running an art gallery was not in preschool teacher Desiree Cleary’s plans, but after being tricked into coming to her impetuous, unreliable mother’s aid, she’s stuck spending the summer with the rebellious half sister she barely knows and a misbehaving dog. If that’s not frustrating enough, she can’t escape the sparks igniting with her strikingly handsome and pushy neighbor, Rick, who makes all her warning bells go off.

Passion ignites as Desiree and Rick spend long summer nights sharing heartfelt confessions and steamy kisses. For the first time in years Rick is enjoying life again instead of hiding behind mounds of work miles away from his family. Desiree has touched him in a way that makes him want to slow down. Only slowing down means dealing with his demons, and he isn’t sure who he’ll be when he comes out the other side.

Sweet with Heat books are the sweet editions of the Love in Bloom steamy romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Sweet with Heat books convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.




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Sweet Passions at Bayside
Sweet with Heat: Bayside Summers #2
Addison Cole
Releasing July 18, 2018


When Emery Andrews’s best friend, Desiree, moves away, falls in love, and opens an inn all in one summer, she feels her absence like a missing limb. Until she visits over the holidays and meets sinfully hot Dean Masters, who’s as easy on the eyes as he is to talk to. After returning home, what starts as a flurry of late-night flirtations quickly turns into a deep connection and unexpected friendship. Now, months later, Desiree offers Emery a job teaching yoga at the inn. Adventurous Emery jumps at the chance and heads for Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to reunite with her BFF and her new close friend, Dean.

After months of sharing their lives, and their secrets, over video chats and phone calls, Dean’s ready to move things to the next level. The fact that Emery seems oblivious to the sparks between them and has recently put her foot down about dating friends just means he’ll have to bide his time.

When Emery finds a man in her kitchen the first morning she’s there, Dean doesn’t hesitate to move her into his guest room. Maybe now Emery will see what’s right before her eyes–although that guy she’s got a date with might be a problem.

Sweet with Heat books are the sweet editions of the Love in Bloom steamy romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Sweet with Heat books convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.






Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.    



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