Friday, September 29, 2017

New Release+Review: Stud Finder by Lauren Blakely

      

From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes the sexy and hilarious title…STUD FINDER, a new novella brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights!


As a broker of happily ever afters, Evie Milligan’s job is to serve as a “stud finder,” pairing wildly successful women with men who won’t fleece them and will adore them. Her next assignment ought to be an easy one -- the man she’s seeking a match for is fun, smart, rich and in demand. The trouble is, Evie is falling hard for her client. What happens when the matchmaker meets her match?

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Man seeking woman: Hot, rich, smart, witty, self-made multimillionaire Internet genius seeks classy, intelligent, sexy, fun-loving woman who’s interested in settling down and sharing all the good things.

There. Best. Ad. Ever.

I will absolutely find the woman of my dreams, someone who’ll love me for me. Even if my sister thinks I need help dating, I’m confident I can pull this off, courtesy of the great worldwide web.

Let me just hit the upload button right now…

*****

No. Just no. As a woman and a professional matchmaker, I can’t let Dylan Parker run this ad. He’s the catch of all catches. That’s why his sister has asked me to help her ridiculously good-looking, insanely rich, but socially clueless brother find a woman. As a broker of happily ever afters, I’m known as the Stud Finder since I make a great living pairing wildly successful women with men who won’t fleece them but will adore them. After all, what woman in her right mind wouldn’t fall in love with Dylan?

I mean, besides me. It totally won’t be me.



“I was thinking the one where you save me from my socially clueless self."

Dylan is a hot nerd who is socially awkward but in a cute way.  Leave it to his sister, Olivia to help him out with a matchmaker named Evie.  I loved Dylan and Evie because their relationship happen naturally without them knowing. Those are the best kind in my opinion. Granted they were opposites in certain areas they also had a lot in common as well. I enjoyed their banter, the ease of their relationship plus their chemistry. The story was well written, the pacing was on point and I was left with a smile on my face as usual after reading. 

 As usual there is never over the top drama and everything is handle in a mature matter with a quick resolve. Another thing I loved about this book was how current it is to the times and the struggles with online dating. I found myself laughing out loud and relating in several ways. I couldn't get enough of this story and this novella will hold me over until "Hardwood" releases next month. 

4 Book Corner Stars
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About Lauren Blakely: A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In October she'll release HARD WOOD, a sexy, standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter    

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

New Release+Review: All I Want For Halloween by Marie Harte

TONIGHT, SHE PLANS TO LET GO.
Dressed up and anonymous, Sadie Liberato feels powerful, sexy and free. Where better to lose herself than a masked party?
Gear Blackstone's cheating ex and scheming best friend have managed to spin his life into a serious downward spiral. At least with a mask on he can cut loose for one night. And cut loose he does—with the sexiest, snarkiest chick he's ever met.
After a scorching-hot encounter, Sadie and Gear are desperate to find each other in real life. But can the heat last when the masks come off?
Not going to lie to you one bit. I only requested this book because it was a Halloween theme. Who knew I would end up loving this book and finding a new author to fan girl over! Gear and Sadie have both been burned when it comes to love and decide to let loose at an Halloween party for one night only. As fate would have it they are reunited and they can’t deny there is more to them just the one night. At first I thought this was going to be one of those insta love stories that I don’t really care for in a long term book. I’m happy to report it was the complete opposite. Granted the couple did develop feelings right away they both struggled with their feelings and didn’t want to rush into anything. I loved the push and pull. The back and forth between the couple.  Plus, I LOVED the secondary characters aka the meddling family members. Man, I felt like I was part of the family and loved the dynamics between them all. This was the first time I’ve read anything by this author and I was pleasantly surprised with how invested I was in this story. The writing was good, we had several laugh out loud moments in this book. The story flowed plus it was Halloween themed!!! I was left with a huge smile after I finished and I can’t wait to catch up with the gang!

Not going to lie to you one bit. I only requested this book because it was a Halloween theme. Who knew I would end up loving this book and finding a new author to fan girl over! Gear and Sadie have both been burned when it comes to love and decide to let loose at an Halloween party for one night only. As fate would have it they are reunited and they can’t deny there is more to them just the one night. At first I thought this was going to be one of those insta love stories that I don’t really care for in a long term book. I’m happy to report it was the complete opposite. Granted the couple did develop feelings right away they both struggled with their feelings and didn’t want to rush into anything. I loved the push and pull. The back and forth between the couple.  Plus, I LOVED the secondary characters aka the meddling family members. Man, I felt like I was part of the family and loved the dynamics between them all. This was the first time I’ve read anything by this author and I was pleasantly surprised with how invested I was in this story. The writing was good, we had several laugh out loud moments in this book. The story flowed plus it was Halloween themed!!! I was left with a huge smile after I finished and I can’t wait to catch up with the gang!

4 Book Corner Stars

*Review copy provided by NetGalley for honest opinion*

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New Release+Review: Hot Stuff by Kim Karr


Title: Hot Stuff
Author: Kim Karr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 27, 2017
 

BLURB 

Get ready to fall in love with this new standalone sports romance from New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr.

He’s the newly drafted quarterback.
Hot. Arrogant. Too sexy for words. 
Ready to score.

I’m an athletic intern, and the coach’s daughter.
Driven. Determined. Prepared to conquer the world.
Completely off-limits.

You get the picture.

The NFL is full of rules. Rules I’ve never broken. Never challenged. Never even scratched—until the day Lucas Carrington crashes into my life with his hard body and I-don’t-give-a-f*ck attitude.

After I almost injure my father’s star player, I volunteer to make sure he’s in top shape. At first, it’s hell. I don’t like his cockiness, his easy smile. Don’t like the way he oozes sex. Or how his penetrating eyes follow me everywhere.

That doesn’t stop me from wanting him.

He’s meant to be a distraction—something to occupy my mind for these precious few remaining hot summer nights before I’m forced to leave football behind forever.

I know what we’re doing will lead nowhere good. I know we’re crossing the line. And I know my father will never understand.

None of that matters.

But maybe it should.

Rules aren’t meant to be broken.       

Or are they?​


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Lucas Carrington’s life is all about football.  Going all the way to the NFL has been his dream for a long time and what he’s been working for all along.  Now he finds himself drafted into the one team he despised, in the city he wanted to leave behind and with the hots for the head coach’s daughter.  This is definitely NOT the life he expected when reaching for the biggest goal of his life.
Gillian Whitney is determined to enjoy her last summer as an athletic intern with her father’s team before she gets her doctorate and goes after the normal life he’s always wanted for her, but then she met the new quarterback by way of injury.  He’s too full of himself, but so handsome it drives her to distraction and things will just go wrong.
Lucas and Gillian are instantly attracted to each other, sparks are flying like a 4th of July firework display and, though they both know a relationship is off-limits and the cons are way more than the pros, there is no stopping the lust train and they are going for the ride of their lives!
I really enjoyed this book.  Despite the fact that I’m not football savvy, I could follow the way it’s written and all the references to the sport and I could understand how these couple lives and breathes the sport.  Then, there’s their personalities, the relationship they develop and how their feelings grow and evolve.
The story is well written and flows effortlessly.  I liked the characters, their interaction and backstories, knowing how these two were shaped into the people they are and what drives them as well as the secondary characters who somehow affect the decisions they make.
In my book, Lucas and a Gillian are a couple one should not miss.
4 Book Corner Stars
*ARC Review* 


Touchdown Hot Stuff!  Your life revolves around a football field.  You eat, sleep and dream to be the starring quarterback, nothing will stop you to be the best.  But what happens when you think something of the worst, it usually means that, its you’re greatest gift. 

Growing up on a football field, Gillian Whitney loved the sport.  Her life and passion was football.  So it was no surprise to be work as athletic trainer.   Her last summer as an intern for her father, was definitely a learning experience in more ways the one.  

Lucas Carrington’s goal was to get out of Chicago and to be a hot shot QB for the Patriots.  Chicago was bad memories and he wanted to get out of dodge.  But when Head Coach calls you on draft day and offers you starting line up as the Quarterback.  You can’t refuse.  With a chip in his shoulder, he thinks nothing can stop him. Unless he doesn’t pay attention and falls while looking at athletic trainer while calling her Strawberry Fields.  

Lucas and Gillian are like a moth to the flame.  Instant attraction and chemistry, they can’t stop themselves by being together.  With being secretive and having a secret rendezvous, Lucas and Gillian become stronger.  They both have a painful past.  By being together, they repair their broken souls.  They are stronger together than being apart.  

4 Book Corner Stars
*ARC Review*

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EXCERPT:

Disappointed, she unwrapped her arms from her body, and then pivoted on her toe in the direction of the open door. “Then it looks like we have nothing further to discuss, Lucas.”
I reached for her and tugged her to me. “I don’t want to want you,” I breathed, my mouth hovering just centimeters from hers.
Gillian tried to pull away, but not whole-heartedly. If she wanted me to let her go, I would have, but I knew she didn’t. “Then stop,” she sighed.
I took her face in my hands. “I can’t. I don’t know how to.”
“Neither do I,” she whispered.
Unable to stop myself, I crashed my lips to hers and drove my tongue into her mouth to retrace every inch that I had explored days ago.


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AUTHOR BIO 

Reader * Chocolate Lover * Writer * Coffee Lover * Romantic * Beach Lover * Yoga Beginner

Kim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life.

Her romances are raw, real, and explosive.
Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel.
And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy.

From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire. From the witty damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered business woman. No two storylines are ever alike.

Get ready to fall in love.


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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

New Release+Review: Wicked Ruin by S.L. Jennings

SYNOPSIS
They say you’re never truly ready for Death until it’s staring you down, its cold, bony fingers outstretched and scratching against your fragile mortality. 
I thought I was ready the day my own mother tried to kill me. Perhaps I was ready the moment I was born.
But as I peer into the chilling void of Death, breath shallow and heartbeat sluggish, I know that it can’t end like this. I was made for a purpose. 
And that purpose is Legion.
Now that we’re fighting the battle of our lives, a war that could eliminate mankind, I see that purpose as clear as the whorls of dark ink etched in his skin.
Realms are colliding. Alliances are forming. And my heart is being torn in two. 
I know the code the Se7en live by.
Kill one to save a million.
But maybe it’s not me who was meant to die. 
Maybe it’s the man I thought I could save…the man who once saved me.
The man I was created to kill.

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Wow. This book was something else and it’s amazing how my feelings and perspective of certain characters have changed. When the series first started I felt so passionately about certain characters and now I I see them in a different light. Other characters I didn’t like aren’t as bad as I thought. What I liked about this book is that it touches on how we are so quick to judge but no one is without sin. No one is perfect. Not all Angels are good and not all Devils are evil. We got to see both sides of the coin and it made you think.

“Humans are flawed. Sinful.”

I hope this review makes sense as I’m still trying to process everything plus I don’t want to give anything away. Jennings is one of the best when it comes to Paranormal and she definitely came through with this story. I loved her attention to detail and I could see the events play out in my head. The writing flowed and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to see what happened next. I can’t wait for the next book and what will be in store for the Se7en.

5 Wickedly Ruined Book Corner Stars
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S.L. Jennings is a proud military wife to her high school sweetheart, a mom of 3 rowdy boys, and a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. When she’s not obsessing over book boyfriends, you can find her hanging out with a few epic fictional loves at independent bookstores, or sipping a Bloody Mary at her favorite brunch haunt in Spokane, Washington. She’s a self-proclaimed food snob, makeup junkie and lover of all things shiny, sparkly and kitschy. 



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New Release+Review: HIS HAND-ME-DOWN COUNTESS (Lustful Lords, #1) by Sorcha Mowbray



BLURB:
His brother's untimely death leaves him with an Earldom and a fiancée. Too bad he wants neither of them...

Theodora Lawton has no need of a husband. As an independent woman, she wants to own property, make investments and be the master of her destiny. Unfortunately, her father signed her life away in a marriage contract to the future Earl of Stonemere. But then the cad upped and died, leaving her fate in the hands of his brother, one of the renowned Lustful Lords.
Achilles Denton, the Earl of Stonemere, is far more prepared to be a soldier than a peer. Deeply scarred by his last tour of duty, he knows he will never be a proper, upstanding pillar of the empire. Balanced on the edge of madness, he finds respite by keeping a tight rein on his life, both in and out of the bedroom. His brother’s death has left him with responsibilities he never wanted and isn’t prepared to handle in the respectable manner expected of a peer.

Further complicating his new life is an unwanted fiancée who comes with his equally unwanted title. Saddled with a hand-me-down countess, he soon discovers the woman is a force unto herself. As he grapples with the burden of his new responsibilities, he discovers someone wants him dead. The question is, can he stay alive long enough to figure out who’s trying to kill him while he tries to tame his headstrong wife? 

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His Hand-Me-Down Countess (Lustful Lords #1)
by Sorcha Mowbray


Achilles Denton was a second son with no expectations to become the Earl of Stonemere.  When his brother and father pass away, he doesn’t have an alternative, but to honor the lineage and take over the responsibilities of his inherited position, including the engagement to proper Lady Theodora Lawton.
The crux of the matter for this couple is that Achilles is the fierce leader of a group of men known in society as the Lustful Lords and their sexual proclivities are not precisely of the garden variety.  On the other hand, Theo wants to keep her financial independence and is not some demure miss that will just look the other way while her husband takes a mistress.
Pair this situation with Stonemere military past and his newfound proneness to accidents and you will get a rather entertaining/suspenseful regency romance.
This was my first read by this author and I must admit this was far from what I expected, but I guess that’s what happens when a book starts as this one.  I wasn’t overtly taken by the characters, but I found interest in some aspects of the story and I’d be lying if I said I’m not looking forward to finding out what’s in store for the other Lords.
IMO some things were rather obvious and I was not happy with how easy Theo submits to Stonemere’s ways, for one so independent and strong headed, but it was a fast and entertaining read and I found it somewhat enjoyable.  Nonetheless, I think some people might not enjoy the particulars of the main characters intimate relationship.


3.5 Book Corner Stars
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Sorcha Mowbray is a mild mannered office worker by day…okay, so she is actually a mouthy, opinionated, take charge kind of gal who bosses everyone around; but she definitely works in an office. At night she writes romance so hot she sets the sheets on fire! Just ask her slightly singed husband.
She is a longtime lover of historical romance, having grown up reading Johanna Lindsey and Judith McNaught. Then she discovered Thea Devine and Susan Johnson. Holy cow! Heroes and heroines could do THAT? From there, things devolved into trying her hand at writing a little smexy. Needless to say, she liked it and she hopes you do too!
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

New Release+Review: Girl Crush by Stephie Walls


I was done.

Done with men.

Women say it all the time; they get fed up, throw their hands in the air, and vow a life of celibacy—until the next chiseled chest comes into view and then they’re foaming at the mouth and wiping the drool from their chins. But this was different, I really meant it. 

I’d been manhandled by the last pig that would ever bring his sausage near me. After one of the nastiest divorces in history, followed by some of the crudest and raunchiest dates, I’d decided to bat for the other team. 

…At least I tried. 

But creating the next Brat Pack hadn’t been on the agenda. Neither had Collier West. And I wasn’t prepared for finding true love at the end of my gal-pal tryst.


Lourdes Review:

This story is about the misadventures of Giselle, an independent, divorced, childless woman in her late 30's who has been playing the field of NSA encounters since the split from her cheating ex. A string of bad dates have left her sexually frustrated and that’s how she comes to the decision of, for lack of a better term, switching teams. As if!!!
While on her adventures in the new realm of dating women, Giselle will make new girlfriends and meet Collier West and his friends. All of them together will become sort of a clan, the same kind you have in HS or college, only older.
This was my first read by this author and I was more than impressed. The book is an experience in laughter, love and friendship. Giselle is completely off her rocker and it’s hard not to like her and her nonsensical ideas (we’ve all made bad decisions, only in her is a pattern) and Collier is just a lovable man dealing with the ridiculously immature women in his life.
Then there are all the secondary characters that come into play, especially Giselle’s BFF, Ronnie, who I was surprised to find here as I’d read about her in Leddy Harper’s I Do, and is one of the most honest friends a woman could ever have.
I really enjoyed this story and it was a great follow up to my last very heavy read. At the end of the day, it is a refreshing rom-com where a grown woman, with a unnatural obsession of nail polish acts like a pre-pubescent girl while coming to terms with her destiny and giving love another chance.


5 Book Corner Stars
*ARC Review*

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About the Author:
Stephie Walls is a literary whore - she loves words in all forms and will read anything put in front of her. She has an affinity for British Literature and Romance novels and an overall love of writing. She currently has nine novels out, four short stories, and has collaborated in several anthologies/collections with other authors; all provocatively written to elicit your imagination and spice up your world. 

Next to hit bookshelves near you will be Girl Crush, a lighter side of Stephie filled with satire, on September 21, 2017.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Review: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own?
 
Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.

After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.

Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives.


I had to read this book for my local book club and what an unexpected surprise!! This was such a good book that touched on love, fear, forgiveness, regret and how to move on. I really didn't know what to expect going in and I was left with such a powerful message about life and what it is to truly be alive. How we often let fears hold us back from having wonderful experiences. How we need to take chances and stop living in the "what if" world. It's ok to move on. It's ok to love again. This book hit home several times and will def stay with me for a long time after reading. I love books that make you think and you can relate to on a personal level and do some soul searching.

4 Book Corner Stars

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