Wednesday, February 21, 2018

New Release+Review: Fool Me Twice by Lilliana Anderson




Title: Fool Me Twice
Author: Lilliana Anderson
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Contemporary
Release Date: February 21, 2018
‘Some husbands bought their wives flowers, others bought jewellery. Mine? He returned the things he stole.’
I should have known better. Hot guys didn’t hit on big girls without an agenda. They didn’t approach them in bars and talk their way into your bed. They also didn’t make you feel beautiful and proud of your curves. But, I was going through a dry spell—actually, I’d kind of been going through a dry spell all my life—and dry spells sucked. Of course I slept with him.
I was such a fool. 
I believed his lines. Fell for his easy smile; the man swept me off my feet, rocked my world, then robbed me blind. 
I really needed a three date rule.
Angry and embarrassed, I engaged the help of my best friend to track the thief down and make him return what he took. But when I found him, he wasn’t alone....
What does a girl do when she finds not one thief, but an entire family? 
She marries into it, of course.

I was fooled and didn’t see it coming.  Could you fall in love with someone who stole from you, not once but twice? Holland and Nate’s relationship is full of ups and downs.  Especially if your husband was a thief.  But it was love and you made a sacrifice.

It all started with a bachelorette party and karaoke. Holland waking up the next day from a one night stand to find out she was robbed of everything.  Feeling humiliated, she was determined to find the man whole stole from her.  Luck was finally on her side when her eyes landed on her thief, Nate.  Still remembering her wild night, Holland shouldn’t feel turned on by being in the same room as Nate.  With only wanted a special memento back, Nate would be in contact.  With not repeating her past mistakes, she was determined to not getting duped again.  But Holland woke up to find her place empty again.  So what happens when you follow a thief and his brothers and get caught? You either get married to keep quiet or you go in a ditch.  

Holland has a hard time accepting Nate’s profession but she loves him.  However their is one thing she can’t and will not accept and leaves him on the spot.  Nate only knew one way to live. Greed and the thrill to make a haul, it’s the only thing that was important to Nate.  That all changed when he was with Holland.  He knew that things had to change if he wanted to be with her.  


I enjoyed Fool Me Twice.  Holland was hilarious and witty.  And the love Nate had for Holland.  Nate was swoon worthy and alpha with protecting her.  

3.5 Book Corner Stars
*ARC Review* 





Bestselling Author of the Beautiful Series, Drawn and 47 Things, Lilliana has always loved to read and write, considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer.
Australian born and bred, she writes New Adult Romance revolving around her authentically Aussie characters with all the quirks you’d expect from those born Down Under.
Lilliana feels that the world should see Australia for more than just it's outback and tries to show characters in a city and suburban setting.
When she isn't writing, she wears the hat of 'wife and mother' to her husband and four children.
Before Lilliana turned to writing, she worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities and communications before transferring to commerce/law at university.
Originally from Sydney's Western suburbs, she currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.
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Monday, February 19, 2018

Blog Tour+Review: Catching London by MV Ellis



Author: MV Ellis
Title: Catching London
Genre: Rock Star Romance
Release Date: February 17, 2018
Cover Designer: Claire Smith


He says he'll catch her, but will she let herself fall?

He’s not looking to change his bad boy ways.

Arlo Jones is a badass millionaire rock star with the world at his feet. He lives the “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll” lifestyle to the max, and believes in working hard and playing harder. He’s a man who always gets what he wants, especially when it comes to women. Until he meets London.

She’s a damaged dancer not looking to fall.

All London Llwellyn wants is to rebuild her life following the tragic car accident that robbed her of her fiancĂ©, and ended her career as a professional ballet dancer. She’s working two jobs to scrape together the cash to set up her own studio, and reinvent herself as a photographer. The last thing she wants is to get involved.

Arlo promises to always be there to catch her, but can London trust him enough to let herself fall?

Beth's Review: 
Rockstars, ballerinas, touring and fear of spiders.   What a combination!  Arlo and London relationship was on a rollercoaster from the beginning.   When fate, chemistry and attraction, Arlo will get what he wants.  And he wants London.  

London was faced with tragedy.  With an ending career as a ballerina, she now stood behind the camera lense.  To make ends meet, London was cleaning houses.  She didn’t expect to see the homeowner while using his shower.  That encounter opened up a huge opportunity.  Arlo was taken back immediately when he layed eyes on London.    He stopped at nothing.  With an offer for her to go on tour while taking photos for a biography, It was an opportunity of a lifetime.  With close quarters on the road, the closed off London and the perpetually single Arlo, they had a whirlwind romance.  

I enjoyed Catching London. The characters and plot was smooth and well developed.  And who doesn’t love a great rock’n’roll story.

4 Book Corner Stars 



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MV ELLIS knows what it’s like to fall head over heels in love with a badass musician. She followed her heart halfway around the world to be with one. She moved from London to Sydney after a steamy holiday romance with a sexy bass player in sultry Brazil.

Twelve years, two children and a dog later, and she’s still smitten. All this with a guy she sat next to on a bus for 36 hours! She has toured internationally as a “WAG,” and her experiences inspire her writing.
Ellis’s love of romance began when she was 11 years old, after a summer spent secretly reading her auntie’s books. She’s been a sucker for an alpha hero and strong heroine ever since.

An avid reader, Ellis always knew she’d write a book of her own one day. She was right about that. Following a career spanning advertising, marketing, and social media, she finally wrote Catching London in 2017.


Sunday, February 18, 2018

New Release+Review: Elite by Carrie Aarons




Title: Elite
A Privileged Novel
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: February 18, 2018



Blurb

If you’re in, you’ll never have to ask. If you ask, you’ll never be in.

Eloise Mason knows what it’s like to live among the privileged. Seeking a change from the upper crust society of Europe, she flies halfway across the world for a semester abroad in the one place guaranteed to toss responsibility out the window and provide some good, old-fashioned fun; college in The United States.

Except nothing at the picturesque, Ivy-covered university in Vermont appears as it seems. And after a mysterious invitation arrives on her doorstep, curiosity wins over the need to turn her back on games meant for the rich and ruthless.

Secret societies, risky tasks, and an inner circle to rival the royals. But it may just be one American boy who threatens to be the most dangerous endeavor of all.

Colton Reiter defines the word idolized at Jade Mountain University. In fact, he practically rules the roost from the three point line of the basketball court. The college’s star point guard, he is a god and treated as such; professional scouts at every game, teachers looking the other way when it comes to grades, and girls falling into his lap at the snap of a finger. He wants for nothing, or at least that’s what he wants everyone to believe.

But when he meets the sassy girl with the British accent who could care less about his status, her very existence threatens to unveil the skeletons buried deep in the back of his closet.

With stakes this high, and hearts on the line, can they turn their backs on power and popularity before the ivory tower comes crashing down on their heads?


When Eloise Mason decides to take a semester from her studies in Paris to experience the American college life, she doesn’t expect to be invited to pledge at one of the elite social clubs at the university, but used to being part of the privileged upper crust, she’s always up for a challenge.
Colton Reiter is the resident jock, basketball star and member of the top male social house at Jade Mountain U. Handsome, cocky and treated like a god, he’s used to get whatever he wants and he wants Eloise.
Eloise will unearth secrets and learn not everything is as innocent as it seems at Jade Moutain. Colton has a deep rooted secret that, if known, could bring the career he’s been working so hard for crumbling before it even starts.
I liked the relationship between Colton and Eloise. These two are raw passion and feed of each other, a true case of opposites attract. I enjoyed their banter and to see Eloise’s personality in full bloom from the beginning.
Elite was a bit over the top for my taste, but there were enough elements that redeemed the story keeping it engaging and interesting enough.


3 Book Corner Stars
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Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn't in what her husband calls a "writing coma", Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.


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Friday, February 16, 2018

Blog Tour+Review: On Thin Ice by Piper Rayne

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On Thin Ice, an all-new hilarious and romantic addition to the Bedroom Games Series of standalones from bestselling authors Piper Rayne is available NOW!

The Winter Games have begun…
I’m the life of the party. A little loud and some buzz kills might say obnoxious, but if you’re around me I guarantee you’ll have a good time.
Unless your name is Demi Harrison.
If that’s the case, you’d act like I’m the devil incarnate and go out of your way to avoid me. Which makes zero sense because at the last Olympic Games I rocked her world.
Whatever though. I need to concentrate on winning gold anyway. I was at the top of the standings coming into the games, but since arriving in Korea I’ve lost my edge.
I was never one for superstitions, but I can’t deny that there’s only one difference between my previous medal winning games, and these ones—her.
I’ve pulled off amazing feats in the past, but getting Demi to agree to sleep with me throughout the games might require divine intervention.





Cold as Ice (Bedroom Games #1)
by Piper Rayne

Grady Kale is more than ready to compete in the upcoming Winter Games.  What he doesn’t expect is to be promoting the games with his female counterpart, a woman who has hated him for the last 4 years.

Mia Salter is headed to her first Winter Games as the female favorite, but can she spend the weeks before the games being civil to Grady Kale?

Grady and Mia have history.  He used to be her brother’s best friend growing up, but 4 years ago he went after his dreams and left them behind.  The friendship was broken and the animosity between them is palpable.  But he immediately takes notice of grown up Mia and when they find themselves stranded together, they’ll have no other choice than confronting their demons and decide whether they will be forever enemies or if they can call a truce and move on.

Once again the authors deliver a fast and fun read, this time with the backdrop of the winter games.  The story is a nice mix of enemies to lovers, best friend’s little sister and sports romance in true Piper Rayne fashion.  The characters, both main and secondary, are competitive among themselves and it makes for great banter and word play.

I can’t wait for the next story in the series and I hope a Brandon book is also in the making.


4 Book Corner Stars
*ARC Review*



Excerpt:
“What was that?” Demi asks, unzipping her coat. I lay back down on the bed. “Nothing. I'm here to pay my debt.” She smiles, the one where her entire mouth opens and shows all her white teeth. The one I don’t get to see nearly enough. “Yeah, sorry, I was just getting off the hill when you texted me. I have to shower quick. My mom, ugh, she just won't let me rest for a moment.” “Pushing you, huh?” Guessing that we won't be getting down and dirty under the sheets for a while, I sit up and rest my back on her headboard. She hangs up her jacket and then bends over to take off her boots. God, her ass is on point. “She expects perfection, you know? Like I get it that she medaled in three Classics and that she's an excellent skier, but I have coaches. Coaches that are a hell of a lot more patient with me.” Off go her socks, and then her shirt. I sit back admiring the strip show she's giving me without her realizing. Her thumbs hook into her yoga pants. “I mean, does she think I'm out there trying to fuck up? I'm flying down a hill at seventy miles per hour. I want to say yes, I did that move so I could straddle the line between paralyzation or death. UGH!” She stands there in only her bra and panties. A matching blue set that makes my dick twitch in my pants. “Your mom just wants you to do well.” She looks me directly in the eyes, her two hands reaching behind her back and then the blue fabric glides down her arms until she throws it into her hamper. “For her or me?” Her nipples are hard and ready for me, and my mouth salivates, wanting so badly to lick the budded peaks. “You. I'm sure it's for you,” I say when she doesn’t respond. She shakes her head, her hands sliding her panties down as she steps out of them, throwing them to join her other dirty clothes. “Come here.” I hold my hand out for her. She takes the elastic out of her hair, the long reddish strands falling over her freckled shoulders. “I'm dirty and I probably smell.” I grab hold of her hand and yank her to me. “Did you really think you could strip in front of me and I'd just sit here and wait for you to shower?” Her million-dollar smile warms her face. “You could join me.” “I was wondering when you'd ask.”
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Blogger Bits: Sports Romance


Hey!

Welcome to my first ever edition of blogger bits!! What is blogger bits?? Blogger bits is a twice a month feature were myself and fellow bloggers will talk about book world topics. 

The Winter Olympics are in full swing and it got me to thinking about sports romance novels. They are very similar if you think about it since they focus on training, sportsmanship, winning, representing your country/team. Are you a fan of sports romances? I am since I’m a huge sports fan in real life. I love The New York Giants (Football) and The New York Yankees (Baseball). In case you couldn’t tell I’m from New York. But anyway back to the topic of sports romances. I have read several sports romances over the years and here a few of my favorites reads.

The Perfect Game by J. Sterling
All I can say is Jack F*cking Carter!!!

The Game Changer: A Novel (The Game Series Book 2) by [Sterling, J.]

The Game Changer by J. Sterling

Moonshot by [Torre, Alessandra]

Moonshot by Alessandra Torre
Loved this book and it featured The New York Yankees!

Most Valuable Playboy by [Blakely, Lauren]

Most Valuable Playboy by Lauren Blakely
I love Football and Cooper was such a sweetheart!

In Deep: A Sports Romance by [Harper, Callie]

In Deep by Callie Harper

This book is based around the summer Olympics and was a good read!
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Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny (Taking Shots) by [Madsen, Cindi]

Confessions Of A Former Puck Bunny by Cindi Madsen.
First time reading a hockey romance and it was really good!
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These books all stood out to me because they had the perfect combination of sports and romance. You could tell the authors did their research and as an avid sports fan this made me so happy! Do you read sports romances? Let me know if you do or don't below!

Also check out my fellow blogger bits thoughts below!

The World Was Hers For The Reading

The Staircase Reader

A Page To Turn


Red Hot Ink
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018

Review: Follow Me Back by A.L. Jackson


Follow Me Back (A Fight for Me Stand-Alone Novel Book 2)


Follow Me Back 

The next seductive, unforgettable stand-alone romance in the FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .




Blurb: 
The next seductive, unforgettable stand-alone romance in the FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .
Kale Bryant. Arrogant. Gorgeous. Commanding.
This ER doctor is married to his job. His only vice is one-night stands and short-lived flings. He learned a long time ago loving someone isn’t worth the risk.
Harley Hope Masterson. Beautiful. Brave. Sweet.
The owner of a small coffee shop knows what it’s like to struggle. Embroiled in a bitter divorce, she’s threatened with losing everything.
When Kale accepts a new position down the street from Hope’s shop, he begins to question every wall he’s built around his heart.
He wants her in a way he hasn’t wanted anyone.
One touch is fire.
One kiss, and he’s spinning out of control.
But taking her won’t come without consequences.
Hope is in for the fight of her life. One neither of them saw coming.
Now Kale must decide if loving her is worth risking it all.
She will fight with everything she has.
But sometimes even hope needs a hero . . .


Hope and Kale are both in rough spots because their past is dragging them down. They don’t want to be together but they can’t deny the attraction. This was a story that had me guessing right up to the very end. Kale was too stubborn at times and I wanted to shake him and tell him to man up. Hope. I loved Hope and how selfless she was throughout this story. I also liked catching up with the other characters and I can’t wait for Ollie’s story!


Jackson has such a way with words and every time I read a book by this author it’s a new experience. I do have to be honest and say I did find that some parts were a little slow but overall the pacing was good. The last few chapters had my heart in my throat and when all the secrets and revelations were unfolded I was left stunned. Reading this book gave me all the old school vibes when I read “When We Collide” by this author. Well done, Jackson.


4 Book Corner Stars
*ARC Review*


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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, FOLLOW ME BACK, the second stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.
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