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Monday, 1 April 2019

Release Day Blitz: Buzz - A Second Chance Romance by Karli Perrin + 5* review


Title:  Buzz - A Second Chance Romance
Author: Karli Perrin
Release Date: April 1, 2019

Synopsis
Womanizer.
Casanova.
Heartbreaker.
Skirt-chaser.
And my personal favourite, Mr Steal Your Girl.
I've been called them all. 
But still, the women keep on coming. 
And coming.
Hundreds of women slide into my DM’s and I slide into their…well, I think you can see where I'm going with this.
Men want to be me and women want to bed me.
Despite what the bunny boilers of San Francisco call me, I go by the name of Buzz.
I'm 6’4” and the proud owner of a six-pack, beard and too many tattoos to count.
I’m a walking wet dream.
For the longest time, I didn’t believe in love. I didn’t even believe in relationships. I couldn’t understand why anybody would willingly choose to have sex with only one person.
Until I met Lori.
She turned my entire world upside down and made me feel things which I didn’t even know I was capable of. But when I couldn’t deal with her career as a honey trapper, I lost her.
But now I want her back.
And I always get what I want.
It’s lucky that I found her again.
It’s unlucky that she has a new boyfriend.
Unlucky for him.

***Although Buzz can be read as a standalone, it is advised to read The Honey Trap first as it provides some background to Buzz and Lori's story. The Honey Trap is currently free in Kindle Unlimited.***
 





My Review
*ARC received in return for an honest review

Oh, I LOVED this book, and Buzz, to infinity and beyond!!! 

We first met Buzz in The Honey Trap and it was obvious as soon as he burst onto the scene that he was too big of a character to just sit on the sidelines. He was definitely shouting for his own story. If you've not read The Honey Trap yet then I recommend you read it before Buzz to get a better understanding of his back story, and to avoid possible spoilers.

Buzz was so not what I was expecting. I thought it would pick up where The Honey Trap left off but it didn’t. Instead it chronicled the journey of Lori and Buzz, from when they first met to how they broke up and how Buzz tried to win her back. And boy, what an explosive journey it was, I was worn out by the end! 

Karli Perrin has totally smashed it with Buzz's story and I couldn't get enough of him. I was gutted when I read the last page, I wanted it continue indefinitely. 
I totally fell for that larger-than-life hunk with his naughty, dirty talking ways. I loved how he knew just what Lori needed, even before she did. Although I thought they were perfect together, I did think Lori strung Buzz along a bit longer than was necessary. I wanted to give her a shake to get her to see sense.

Buzz is a funny, hot, passionately explosive and emotional tale of a second chance romance between two people who are destined to be together, no matter what. I have growled in frustration, fanned myself with the hot passion and laughed my way through this book and I can't recommend it highly enough.
Do yourself a favour and make Buzz your next read, you won't regret it.

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Saturday, 16 March 2019

Release Boost: Saorsa by Kerry Heavens & Heather Shere + excerpt & giveaway



Title: Saorsa
Authors: Kerry Heavens & Heather Shere
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 11, 2019

Synopsis 

Saorsa
[seer-sha]

Noun - Scottish Gaelic

Freedom, salvation, redemption, liberty.

It’s not a concept Charlotte Rose has ever considered.
She’s busted her tail her entire life.
Worked at her doomed marriage
and slaved to build the company she loves.
Work is life.
Love?…yeah, that’s something she’s learned to live without.

Divorced and tired of the fight over her beloved business,
she’s jaded and she knows it.
Charlotte needs a fresh start.
So she packs up and moves across the ocean,
to be with the one solid thing left in her life: Her best friend.

With all her energy focused on what the future holds,
she dives right back into old habits,
throwing herself into work and neglecting life and love.
She has no idea life is choking her until him…

They meet by chance, and now he’s everywhere.
He’s so centered, so calm.
She needs someone to save her from herself.
Redeem her from her past mistakes.
Free her to discover who she really is.

It’s clear that the enigmatic Rhys has found his saorsa.
The question is: Can he help Charlotte find hers?


Purchase Links

Free in Kindle Unlimited



Excerpt 

“Can I get your number?” he asks, catching my elbow to halt me and then letting it go just as fast.
I still for a moment then look back and shake my head. “I don’t think that’s a good idea.” 
He faintly tilts his head and studies me for a moment. The crystal blue of his eyes bore into me, breaking his stare I look over at Louise and Cami. 
“Charlotte,” he implores in his rich whiskey voice. I move my gaze back to him, shaking my head. “How long are you in town for?” 
“I’m here to stay,” I reply softly. 
A hint of a smile quirks on his lips. “Maybe we will run into each other again then.”
“Perhaps,” I offer. “If we are meant to be friends, I’m sure the stars will align and we will meet again.” I was channeling my inner Louise with that line of rubbish. I have to bite the inside of my lower lip to keep myself from smiling. 
“You are very intriguing, Charlotte.” 
My name on his lips gives me pause, but I force myself to finish our goodbye. It’s for the best. This is the first day of my exciting new life, the last thing I want or need is to get tangled up in a messy break up. “I’ll catch you later,” I say with finality. Turning to walk away, I try to make a smooth departure but trip on air. One second I’m falling and the next I’m caught around my waist and lifted back up to my feet. I don’t even have a second to process what happened before he speaks.
“Careful, kitten,” he murmurs close to my ear. “You’ll hurt yourself.”
I shiver, goose bumps ripple down my arms. I turn around to look at him and our faces are too close for comfort. I take a step back so that I can breathe. “Thank you, I’m not usually so clumsy.” 
“It was my pleasure…What’s your last name?” 
I wonder for a moment if I want to give him that information, but then it comes unbidden from my lips. “Rose.” 
“Charlotte Rose.” He takes my hand, bending down to kiss my knuckles. “Until we meet again,” he says softly, and then he turns and walks away.



About the Authors

Kerry Heavens

London born indie author, iPhone addict & general ray of sunshine! Kerry writes: sometimes sweet, sometimes not, often funny, always hot, real romance, dirty romcoms and other such smut.

Heather Shere
Heather Shere is a wife of twenty some odd years and wants you to know that you get less for murder. She’s also the mother of two adult shaped kids, who she thinks she messed up just enough to make them highly successful individuals, who are also hilarious.

She has a masters degree in snark and nothing entertains her more than someone who can word battle with her. She considers herself an awesome cook and an expert baker but wants to eat out most days, however nothing is made ‘the right way’ unless she makes it herself.

When she gets bored she likes to tinker with different hobbies like crocheting, scrapbooking, stamping and card making. Her newest and most fulfilling passion is writing and she welcomes you into the deep dark depths of her mind.


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Monday, 11 March 2019

Release Blitz: Saorsa by Kerry Heavens & Heather Shere + 5* review + excerpt + giveaway



Title: Saorsa
Authors: Kerry Heavens & Heather Shere
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 11, 2019

Synopsis 

Saorsa
[seer-sha]

Noun - Scottish Gaelic

Freedom, salvation, redemption, liberty.

It’s not a concept Charlotte Rose has ever considered.
She’s busted her tail her entire life.
Worked at her doomed marriage
and slaved to build the company she loves.
Work is life.
Love?…yeah, that’s something she’s learned to live without.

Divorced and tired of the fight over her beloved business,
she’s jaded and she knows it.
Charlotte needs a fresh start.
So she packs up and moves across the ocean,
to be with the one solid thing left in her life: Her best friend.

With all her energy focused on what the future holds,
she dives right back into old habits,
throwing herself into work and neglecting life and love.
She has no idea life is choking her until him…

They meet by chance, and now he’s everywhere.
He’s so centered, so calm.
She needs someone to save her from herself.
Redeem her from her past mistakes.
Free her to discover who she really is.

It’s clear that the enigmatic Rhys has found his saorsa.
The question is: Can he help Charlotte find hers?


Purchase Links

Free in Kindle Unlimited



My review 
*ARC received in return for an honest review

Five perfect stars!!! 
Omg, I FLOVED this book!! Deliciously sweet, so HOT, so real and so, so addictive. I have a huge book hangover. SAORSA is my new addiction. If it was a movie I’d have it on repeat, I need more! 

I've been a huge fan of Kerry Heavens right from the beginning (Just Human is still one of my top favourite series) and only discovered Heather Shere last year (adored Honey Bee), so I knew I was in for a treat and wow, what a treat Saorsa was! The plot flowed so quickly and effortlessly that you’d be forgiven for thinking that this duo had been writing together for years, instead of it being their debut collaboration. My attention was captured from the very first page, I couldn’t wait to see what happened to Charlotte. 

Heavens & Shere have created such wonderful characters with flaws and issues that most of us could probably relate to which is what makes them, and the plot, so real and believable and, so easy to love. I loved the chemistry between Charlotte and Rhys, which was evident from the first time they met. It was passionate...electric and I found myself being swept away in the moment with them! *sighs*
I also loved the supporting characters, especially Michael. I have a very soft spot for him. 
There was just enough angst to keep me on the edge of my seat but overall this is a wonderful tale of starting afresh, taking a leap of faith, finding oneself. 

I want to say sooo much but I’m afraid of revealing spoilers but I will say I LOVED the ending!! 

Something tells me we haven’t seen the last from this fabulous new writing team or, I hope, these characters as I’m not ready to let them go just yet. Plus, I NEED to know what happens with the other characters. 

I loved EVERYTHING about Saorsa and I can’t recommend it highly enough, go 1-click it now and I’ll guarantee you’ll fall in love with it just as much as I have. Are you still here? Go on, get 1-clicking!

My rating...


Excerpt 

“Can I get your number?” he asks, catching my elbow to halt me and then letting it go just as fast.
I still for a moment then look back and shake my head. “I don’t think that’s a good idea.”
He faintly tilts his head and studies me for a moment. The crystal blue of his eyes bore into me, breaking his stare I look over at Louise and Cami.
“Charlotte,” he implores in his rich whiskey voice. I move my gaze back to him, shaking my head. “How long are you in town for?”
“I’m here to stay,” I reply softly.
A hint of a smile quirks on his lips. “Maybe we will run into each other again then.”
“Perhaps,” I offer. “If we are meant to be friends, I’m sure the stars will align and we will meet again.” I was channeling my inner Louise with that line of rubbish. I have to bite the inside of my lower lip to keep myself from smiling.
“You are very intriguing, Charlotte.”
My name on his lips gives me pause, but I force myself to finish our goodbye. It’s for the best. This is the first day of my exciting new life, the last thing I want or need is to get tangled up in a messy break up. “I’ll catch you later,” I say with finality. Turning to walk away, I try to make a smooth departure but trip on air. One second I’m falling and the next I’m caught around my waist and lifted back up to my feet. I don’t even have a second to process what happened before he speaks.
“Careful, kitten,” he murmurs close to my ear. “You’ll hurt yourself.”
I shiver, goose bumps ripple down my arms. I turn around to look at him and our faces are too close for comfort. I take a step back so that I can breathe. “Thank you, I’m not usually so clumsy.”
“It was my pleasure…What’s your last name?”
I wonder for a moment if I want to give him that information, but then it comes unbidden from my lips. “Rose.”
“Charlotte Rose.” He takes my hand, bending down to kiss my knuckles. “Until we meet again,” he says softly, and then he turns and walks away.



About the Authors

Kerry Heavens

London born indie author, iPhone addict & general ray of sunshine! Kerry writes: sometimes sweet, sometimes not, often funny, always hot, real romance, dirty romcoms and other such smut.

Heather Shere
Heather Shere is a wife of twenty some odd years and wants you to know that you get less for murder. She’s also the mother of two adult shaped kids, who she thinks she messed up just enough to make them highly successful individuals, who are also hilarious.

She has a masters degree in snark and nothing entertains her more than someone who can word battle with her. She considers herself an awesome cook and an expert baker but wants to eat out most days, however nothing is made ‘the right way’ unless she makes it herself.

When she gets bored she likes to tinker with different hobbies like crocheting, scrapbooking, stamping and card making. Her newest and most fulfilling passion is writing and she welcomes you into the deep dark depths of her mind.


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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.

Purchase Links

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU
B&N | Kobo | iBooks



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...





Also Available


 Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited



 Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

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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