Friday, July 29, 2016

Blog tour/Giveaway eARC Book review: Forbidden Fling (Wildwood #1) by Skye Jordan


Available July 26th 2016
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

Delaney Hart has come a long way from her wild youth, dating tattooed bikers at her father’s bar, The Bad Seed. But when his death pulls her back to Wildwood, California, she must stay to renovate the dive he left her. And also face the lies and secrets that sent her running ten years before.

When Wildwood’s chief building inspector, Ethan Hayes, shows up on the property, Delaney doesn’t recognize him. The last thing he wants to do is save the bar where his cousin died in a brawl. But the good boy from her past is all too willing to remind her of the bad girl she used to be. And one night of passion leaves them both in a compromising position.

The last place Ethan should be is in Delaney’s bed. Guilt, family pressure, and plans for a brewpub of his own make shutting down The Bad Seed his top priority…until his feelings for Delaney interfere. Because her future depends on the success of the bar’s renovation and his dreams are rooted in its failure, their forbidden romance may be destined for heartbreak.

A new series by author Skye Jordan. Forbidden Fling is really about a forbidden fling. Delaney and Ethan should be enemies in the eyes of some folk in town. A tragic event that happened years ago has trapped them both in it when it was neither of their faults. Family being family though they are made to feel like it was. Delaney's family owned a seedy little bar in town while she was growing up. Things happened there were not always good and one night Ethan's cousin was killed there. The cousin was a wild guy who did what he wanted and Ethan was supposed to keep him out of trouble. He should have never been asked to do that as it was an impossible task to control others. Ethan has been waiting to get the liquor liscense on that bar for years now and time was running out until Delaney shows up. There is some sizzling chemistry between the two but also tons of lies and half truths. The sex scenes are to die for hot but the whole blaming of Delaney and Ethan mostly by Ethan's family got old after a while. I'm all over the place on how i felt about this book. I'm kind of waiting to see what happens with Delaney's sisters once they come back to the family fold. I kept waiting for Ethan to get a back bone and realize he had nothing to feel guilty about. I guess he did but not soon enough for me. A good beginning to the series but i am hoping for more in the next installment. 

Find out more about  Skye Jordan here

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About the Author

Skye Jordan is a pseudonym for New York Times bestselling romantic suspense author Joan Swan. Skye’s novels are about enjoying that little wild streak we don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we rarely get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, and maybe even acting a little naughty. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance. And, yes, even love, because while wicked-great sex is good, happily ever after with wicked-great sex is even better. 
When she’s not writing, Skye loves to read, knit, craft, row, ride, and dabble in photography.

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Blog Tour Stops

July 25, 2016

Hines and Bigham's Literary Tryst
Tied up in Romance
Southern Vixens Book Obsessions
The Jeep Diva
All I Want and More Books
Romance Junkies
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog

July 26, 2016

Smut Book Junkie Reviews
So Many Reads
Dirty Girl Romance
Romance Reviews Today Blog
My Girlfriends Couch

July 27, 2016

Same Book, Different Review
Ramblings From This Chick
Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance
Read Your Writes Book Reviews
Straight Shootin' Book Reviews

July 28, 2016

Under the Covers
Amy's Blog
Joyfully Reviewed
Cricket's Chirps
Maine Book Momma
Lisa's World of Books

July 29, 2016

Becky on Books
I am a book addict...and proud of it
Modokker Book Picks
Scandalous Book Blog
Reading by the Book
Nicole's Book Musings
Romancing the Book
The Book Beacon

July 30, 2016

Foxylutely Books
What I'm Reading
Ash P Reads
Moonlight Rendezvous
Books & Bells

July 31, 2016

Bookalicious Babes Blog
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Harlie's Books
Romance Addict Book Blog
Wild and Dirty Book Blog
LBM Book Blog
Em & M Books
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog
Books and Boys Book Blog
Wicked Babes Blog Reviews

Thursday, July 28, 2016

eARC Book review: Barefoot at Moonrise (Barefoot Bay Timeless #2) by Roxanne St. Claire


Available August 1, 2016
eARC Provided by author

As a firefighter, Captain Ken Cavanaugh knows his way around dangerous situations—but he'd rather run into a burning building than help plan his 25th high school reunion in Barefoot Bay. Unfortunately, it's his best chance of finally putting things right with Beth Endicott two and a half decades after they ended so badly. But the instant they see each other again, the years blow away like ashes in the heat of their combustible chemistry. For one single night, they let their incendiary passion consume them...but in the morning, they're still left with the smoldering wreckage of a relationship that ended in tragedy.

Raised under the thumb of a rich and controlling man, Beth has spent her adult years craving freedom. Now that she's finally managed to carve out an independent life, is she ready to risk her heart on the first man she ever loved—a man who blames her family for his father's death? With so much painful history between them, Beth can't see a way to have a future with Ken. But one stunning surprise will turn everything they ever believed upside down and send them straight into each other's arms.

Ok this is the second Barefoot Bay Timeless series. We met the three guys in this series in book one and Mark Solomon found his love then and now it's Ken Cavanaugh's. He isn't going to get such a easy time of it. He's been nursing a nasty hate for a man he feels responsible for his dad's death 25 years ago. Beth Endicott was the one who got away from him all those years ago. She's spent much of that time fighting to make herself self reliant. She can do it all if she has to and more often that not she has had to. sometimes because of her father seemingly trying to control her.  At the tail end of the class reunion Beth and Ken finally get together. Beth thinks one time with Ken won't hurt and then that will be it. Repercussions from that one night change that and the fact that her dad is the man Ken blames for his dad's death makes for some interesting problems. I liked both characters on their own but was frustrated by the secrets and Beth never seeming to trust Ken when he was as up front as they come. I love how solid Ken is. The man has his demons to fight in this book but he is there for Beth. He might have to regroup a time or two but he is the positive person of the two of them. This was a solid book for me but not my favorite of the two so far. Sometimes here and there it felt a little ho hum. I don't know i guess i am more of a Mark Soloman fan from book one. One thing i really  have been enjoy is the character's being older and in this case my age. As i get older the characters in most books seem to be 20's and 30's so it's nice to be able to relate to someone who has been around as long as me. Roxanne St. Claire has done a excellent job writing these characters and showing the book world that there is life after 40. Looking forward to the last book in this trilogy series. 

Find out more about Roxanne St Claire here

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

eARC Book review: Waking Up With a Billionaire (The Overnight Billionaires #3) by Katie Lane


Available July 26th 2016
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

He can have anything he wants...except her

Famed artist Grayson Beaumont is the most elusive of the billionaire Beaumont brothers. He has a reputation for seducing any woman with only a look, word, or sensual stroke of his brush. But now Grayson has lost all his desire to paint . . . unless he can find a muse to unlock his creative-and erotic-imagination.

Chloe knew she might have to shed her clothes when she agreed to pose for the celebrated artist, but she wasn't expecting to shed all her inhibitions as well. Under his intense scrutiny, there's nothing she can hide...including a secret from her past that, once exposed, will change how he looks at her forever.

Unfortunately this is the last book in this series. Fortunately the book can be read as a stand alone. Grayson is the last of the Beaumont brothers to find love. He's got his hands full with running the company for his brothers while they are occupied with new events in their lives. At the same time he's struggling with some person things of his own and he is NOT one to be in charge but he's going to do his best. Chloe seems a bit abrasive to most people especially Grayson. She's not at all what she seems though. She has some major secrets and Grayson is determined to find out what they are. I really enjoyed this one. It did make me wish i could have read the first two books first only because of the glimpses you get of the other two brothers and their wives. Grayson is a really great guy with a big heart but a little lost and Chloe is a tough as nails chick with some serious pain in her heart. I enjoyed watching them help each other get through and become stronger.  Katie Lane delivers a wonderful and sexy read!

Find out more about Katie Lane here

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Book sale! 99 cents! Flash Fire ( A Navy Seal romance) Dana Marton 2016 Rita Winner


When an American teenager disappears abroad, Clara Roberts, a by-the-book investigator on a secret mission, joins forces with Light Walker, an ex-SEAL turned lawless mercenary, to save her. The sparks they generate—and the trouble they stir up—threaten to set the jungle ablaze. Nothing is what it seems in this fast-paced romantic thriller. As attraction grows into love, looming danger turns into all-out war, and the whole region explodes around them. Clara and Walker must hold on to each other and race against time to survive.

NY Times bestselling author Dana Marton is excited to announce that FLASH FIRE (A Navy SEAL Romance), the 2016 RITA Winner for Romantic Suspense, will be on sale for just $0.99 for one week.  Normally priced at $3.99, it will be just $0.99 from 7/25/16 - 7/31/16.  Readers and reviewers love this award winning international romantic suspense thriller!

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eARC Book review: Close to You (Fusion #2) by Kristen Proby


Available August 9th 2016
eARc provided by publisher through Edelweiss

Camilla, “Cami,” LaRue was five years old when she first fell in love with Landon Palazzo. Everyone told her the puppy love would fade—they clearly never met Landon. When he left after graduation without a backward glance, she was heartbroken. But Cami grew up, moved on, and became part-owner of wildly popular restaurant Seduction. She has everything she could want...or so she thinks. 

After spending the last 12 years as a Navy fighter pilot, Landon returns to Portland to take over the family construction business. When he catches a glimpse of little Cami LaRue, he realizes she’s not so little any more. He always had a soft spot for his little sister’s best friend, but nothing is soft now when he’s around the gorgeous restauranteur.

Landon isn’t going to pass up the chance to make the girl-next-door his. She’s never been one for romance, but he’s just the one to change her mind. Will seduction be just the name of her restaurant or will Cami let him get close enough to fulfill all her fantasies?

This is my first Kristen Proby book. I had heard of her and it was all good things but never had a chance to read her. The cover grabbed my eye first and then the blurb. Bummed i didn't catch the first book in the series but really hoped that that would not be a problem. It wasn't! Landon is recently discharged from the navy after 12 years of service as a fighter pilot. This is not by choice. He was hurt in a accident. He's not happy about it but he's adjusting and learning to live in the civilian world again. Cami is his sisters best friend. She's been in love with Landon since she was 5 and everyone knew it since she didn't keep it a secret. Now as an adult her heart still beats fast when he's around but she's keeping the love to herself. That is until Landon notices she is all grown up now. This is a sweet and delicious read. There is some drama but nothing to crazy. Some trust issues to work out and feelings to figure out. I love Cami and her friends and Landon is to die for awesome. Everything you want in a hero. I'm thinking i need to go back and read book one and be ready for book three! A solid read from beginning to end!

Find about more about Kristen Proby here