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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Release Blitz: From Smoke To Flames (The West Brothers #3) by A.M. Hargrove + 5* review



Title: From Smoke to Flames
Series: The West Brothers Series #3
Author: A.M. Hargrove
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 23, 2019


Synopsis 

They say there’s a fine line between love and hate. Ours was a mile wide.

To put it bluntly, my life sucked.
When I finally got up the courage to divorce my jerk of a husband, never in a million years did I imagine his prick of an attorney would gain him full custody of my daughter.
My scant two weekend visits per month killed me.
And my ex made it as difficult as possible on me every single time.
So imagine my shock when said attorney’s name appeared at the top of the list at the in-patient substance abuse clinic where I worked as a counselor.
My list.
The first thing that occurred was I completely lost my Zen.
Then my blood boiled.
Then his chart flew across the room and slammed into the wall.
How could this possibly be happening?
Karma couldn’t be this cruel.
How in the world could I be an empathetic abuse counselor to the cocky Pearson West who destroyed my life?
I would rather become an addict myself, or better yet, strangle him first.

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My Review 
*ARC received in return for an honest review. 

Another winner from the pen of A.M. Hargrove!

I knew from the glimpses we got of Pearson in the previous two books in this series that his would be the toughest story of the three brothers BUT...I didn't realise just how much of an ordeal it would be for him. 

From Smoke To Flames is my favourite of the series. I loved Pearson’s story, I was hooked from the first page!
The gripping plot was fast paced from beginning to end. The tension and suspense had me shouting out loud in sheer  anger and clenching my kindle so tight my knuckles were white. I felt sure my heart was going to jump right out of my chest, it was pounding so fast. 

I have to admit that I didn't much like Pearson in the beginning. He was a complete a@@! However, he totally won me over and I inevitably fell for him with all of his flaws and his sex-on-a-stick hotness 😍. 
I loved Rose, she was such a strong and feisty person. She was perfect for Pearson, even though she did hate him at first. The chemistry between them was so hot and explosive they nearly short-circuited my kindle! 

Annie Hargrove is the queen of writing about cute kids. She creates wonderfully adorable children who steal your heart and, quite often, the whole show. They just keep getting better and better with Montana and her 'Mister' being one of my absolute favourites of the moment. ❤️ She was such a bubbly, bright little girl most of the time but she held a secret that made my heart hurt for her. 

I really enjoyed seeing characters from the author’s earlier series (Gabriella, Reese and Case) make cameo appearances throughout the story. 

This book had it all for me...
Tension
Drama 
Suspense - plenty of nail biting, heart in your mouth, edge of your seat suspense
Off the charts hot chemistry
Sex-on-a stick alpha male fighting his demons 
Strong leading lady who isn’t afraid to stick by her man no matter what. 
Villain whose face you just want to cave in
And last but not least...
Cute kid who melts your heart.

I loved it! In my opinion From Smoke To Flames is ‘the best of the Wests’ and can't recommend it highly enough.

My rating...





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Free in Kindle Unlimited


About the Author 

One day on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A.M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast-forward. If she didn't do something soon, it would be too late to write that novel she had dreamt of her whole life. She slammed on the brakes, made a crazy decision, and quit her job. Then she reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.

She fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker, Grey Goose Aficionado, and #WalterThePuppy Lover. If you’re around her for more than five minutes, you’ll soon notice she has a tendency to talk your ear off.

You can find out more about her books at www.amhargrove.com. To keep up to date with her, you can subscribe to her newsletter here: http://amhargrove.com/mailing-list/


Sunday, 18 November 2018

Release Blitz: Tequila High (100% Proof, book #1) by M. Leighton + 5* review


Title: Tequila High
Series: 100% Proof, book #1
Author: M. Leighton
Release Date: November 18, 2018

Synopsis

Haley Brandt isn’t the one-night-stand type, but too much tequila and a man with two sinfully dark eyes left her breathless and willing to break her own rules. Her only solace was the fact that she’d never see him again.
Until the next morning, when she finds out he’s her ride out of town and back to the ranch where she grew up.  
Nixon Holt works with Haley’s father, so Haley makes her position clear—she doesn’t get involved with ranch employees. Ever.  At nineteen, she’d learned that lesson the hard way, and it became her one unbreakable rule.
But Nixon makes his position clear, too; he’s going to wear down Haley’s defenses, and he won’t stop until she breaks all her rules for him. He’s well on his way when Haley finds out the one thing that could make her hate him. Nixon is left with two choices: walk away or break all his rules for her.

(free in Kindle Unlimited)  



My Review
*ARC received in return for an honest review

Oh I loved this book, it gave me all the warm, fuzzy feels and then some!! 
A fun and deliciously sexy read. It's M. Leighton at her very best.

Tequila High had me smiling practically throughout the whole book, sometimes laughing out loud and sometimes shouting in frustration. I was hooked from the first page and found it very hard to put down.

I loved Haley & Nixon, they were just perfect together. The flirty, sexy banter they shared with each other left me with a goofy grin on my face and the red hot passionate chemistry that was evident from their first encounter sizzled off the pages, leaving wanting my very own Nixon Holt. Maaan he is one sexy rancher, he definitely made my heart and temperature soar!!! 

I can't get enough of this new series from this author and am waiting ever so patiently (not!) for the rest of the Brandt sisters stories. Tequila High is a quick, fun and very sexy read and I can't recommend it highly enough. 
1-click this baby now! 

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Thursday, 1 November 2018

Release Blitz: Bagging Alice (Babes of Brighton #3) by Laura Barnard + 5* review + giveaway

NOW LIVE!  Bagging Alice by Laura Barnard

Get your copy of the hilarious Bagging Alice, the third standalone in the Babes of Brighton series - mybook.to/BaggingAlice


Title: Bagging Alice
Series: Babes of Brighton #3
Author: Laura Barnard
Release Date: November 1, 2018

Synopsis

Alice is used to taking photographs for a living – not having intimate pictures of herself posted for all the world to see, thanks to a disgruntled ex-boyfriend. Now her clients are cancelling appointments, and she’s almost out of cash. What else could go wrong? Oh yeah, her room mate has scarpered leaving Alice completely out of luck.

Enter Tom ‘man whore’ Maddens. Having disappointed his father one time too many, he moves to Brighton, ready for a new start. And where better to begin it than in Alice’s newly-vacant spare room? And if he tries to seduce her at the same time? Well he’s just living up to his reputation isn’t he?

But then he didn’t bank on actually falling for her. Will his reputation as a commitment phobe put a stop to any sparks between the pair? Or can Alice put aside her trust issues and take a leap of faith for Tom?
 


** Although a standalone, if you'd like to check out the first two books in the Babes of Brighton series here they are:


Excess Baggage (Book 1) 



Love Uncovered (Book 2) 

My Review
*ARC received in return for an honest review

I am totally enjoying this series, it just gets better with each book and Bagging Alice has to be my favourite so far.

I love Laura Barnard's sense of humour that is present throughout all of her books that I've read so far. Bagging Alice had me laughing out loud most of the time but it also had me shouting out and shaking my head when it looked like Alice was going to do something she'd regret. Right from the beginning I was rooting for her, she was going through a really tough time thanks to her ex-boyfriend (I could've cheerfully punched him!) who had posted intimate pictures of her on the internet.

Although she came across as feisty and strong Alice was also quite vulnerable and insecure  especially where her no-good family was concerned. Her brother was another who I could've cheerfully punched too!

I have to admit that I never thought Tom was boyfriend material for anyone, never mind for Alice, but he was perfect for her. They had a great chemistry together and I loved the witty banter that flowed between them. I also loved the way Tom stood up for Alice when he eventually got his act together.

The scene stealer and star of the show, for me though, had to be Pickles the puppy. Omigod, at times I couldn't breathe for laughing over her antics. Some of the training scenes reminded me of trying to train my own dog and the way Tom and Alice bickered and argued over Pickles were hilarious!

Bagging Alice is a quick read and the perfect 'anytime' read, whether it be your holiday read lying by the pool or curled up on the sofa on a rainy day. 

I can highly recommend this book but I would suggest reading the other two books in the series first to get a better understanding of the backstory of the characters and to avoid possible spoilers.

My rating...


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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Book Tour: Chasing The Sunrise (The Young Hearts Duet #2) by H.A. Robinson + 5* review + giveaway



Title: Chasing the Sunrise
Duet: The Young Hearts Duet #2 
Author: H.A. Robinson
Genre: YA M/M Romance
Release Date: October 23, 2018

At sixteen years old, Tom Williams has spent his entire life pretending to be someone he’s not. 
The perfect son. 
The perfect student. 
The perfect friend. 
After so long, it seems impossible he’ll find the courage to truly be himself, whoever that is.
And then he falls for his best friend—the one person in the world he knows he can never have. 
Good looking, charismatic and popular, Luke Chang is everything Tom wants, and everything he wishes he could be. 
There’s only one problem.
Luke is straight and thinks that Tom is, too.

As the wrong-shaped boxes get increasingly tighter and harder to force himself into, Tom has to make a choice between a lifetime of conforming or shedding the mould he’s struggling to fit and allowing himself the happiness he can’t quite believe he deserves.





My Review
*ARC received in return for an honest review

Sigh... I loved this book so much I didn’t want it to end. Such a powerful and beautifully moving story. H. A. Robinson has outdone herself with this sequel!! 
I will very happily read anything this author publishes, without ever reading the blurb, as I know I will love it.


The only thing I’m going to tell you about this book is that I first fell in love with Tom when he appeared in The Pebble Jar (if you’ve not read it yet then I seriously urge you to do so before reading this!). I’ll let you read the blurb and discover what it’s about but I will tell you how Chasing The Sunrise made me feel. 

When I heard Tom was getting his own story I couldn't wait to get my hands on it as I knew it would be a killer. And oh boy was I right! My emotions and my heart have taken such a battering that it’s going to take a while to recover. I now have a huge book hangover. 
Tom's story had me hooked from the first page until the very last. I couldn't put it down, I had to keep reading to find out his, and Jake’s, fate even when my heart was hurting. 
My heart ached so much for Tom. I felt all of his pain, loneliness and hurt so much so that when I’d stopped reading to take a breather, I looked up and was surprised to see that everything was right in my world. I became so lost in Tom’s emotions that I actually believed I was going through the same thing! THAT is truly the skill of a great writer. I adore this author’s words, her stories are so descriptive that they play out in front of you as if you’re watching a movie. The emotions are so real and raw they seep through every page weaving their way into your heart, squeezing tight and not letting go. She creates wonderful characters who behave like normal teenagers ,dealing with real teenage issues and you can't help falling in love with them. 

I can't recommend Chasing The Sunrise highly enough and I waiting (im)patiently for Trix's story. Do yourself a favour and 1-click now, but make sure to stock up on plenty of tissues...you're gonna need them!

My rating...










H. A. Robinson is a jet-setting billionaire with a home on each continent, who spends her free time saving kittens from trees and babies from burning buildings. A graduate of Hogwarts and a frequent visitor to Narnia, she drinks coffee in Central Perk and tames dragons on Westeros. 


In her dreams… 

In reality, she’s a support worker living in a small town in Cheshire, who would almost always choose fantasy over reality. She’s been an obsessive reader from the moment she picked up her first Enid Blyton book, more years ago than she cares to admit, and enjoys nothing more than getting lost in new worlds and adventures from the minds of all the amazing authors out there. 
She’s had the voices of characters in her head for as long as she can remember, and puts them down on paper in order to convince herself and the men in white coats that she isn’t crazy.




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