Friday, September 23, 2016

ARC Book review: His Secret Baby Bombshell (Dynasties: The Newports #4) by Jules Bennett


Available October 4, 2016
eARC Provided by author through Publisher 

Expecting her rival's baby! 

Driven businesswoman Eve Winchester has big plans to take her father's Chicago real estate empire global. But when she ends up pregnant by her family's personal and professional nemesis, she's thrown into the shark tank of corporate intrigue. Now she's doing damage control as she falls even deeper for Graham Newport. 

Graham has never had such a heated, secret fling. But suddenly Eve is pregnant, and no strings attached turns into the ties that bind. Graham won't turn his back on what's his, but will family friction tear apart their fledgling affair?

I have not read the previous books in this series and that caused a bit of confusion for me at the beginning of this book. It took a bit to get into it once i figured out who everyone was. Eve and Graham are having a affair. Only problem is their families are huge rivals. There is some bad blood between the families but Eve and Graham can't seem to tamp out their attraction for each other. I loved watching Graham fall for Eve. He doesn't see what's going on and is almost too late to save things when he eventually screws things up. For whatever reason i really love Graham and Eve. I felt for Eve and her predicament. There are plenty of interesting secondary characters that play into this series as well and it's fun to find out little by little who they are as well. Left me wishing i had read the previous books in this series.

Find out more about Jules Bennett here

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

ARC Book review: Perfect Rage (Unyielding #3) by Nashoda Rose


Available now
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

This is Connor's story.

Consumed by perfect rage.
I was fighting who I’d become and what I’d done.

There was nothing I cared about except her.
She was mine.
But I’d forgotten her—my shutterbug.
And I lost her. 

Until now.

I’d do anything to possess her again. 
Anything to keep her safe.
Protect her against my biggest opponent.

The monster. 


I got into this series late it seems for every book that came out. Book one definitely hooked me even though at parts i was horrified. I remember thinking oh no this is not for me. Then i kept reading. The series is pretty intense all the way through. Deep and emotional and scary and thrilling. If you followed along to book three you know who Connor is. He's talked about in book one and two and at times he's a sweet wonderful guy and other times a straight up terrifying killer. Since there isn't much of him until the end of book 2 it's hard to tell who Connor really is. Now in book three we get him and find out as he finds out who he is going to be. Alina was his love. After all they have been through that is the one thing he is still sure of. Problem is everything else. You spend the whole book feeling both their individual struggles. You can feel it. Even with everything we learn about Connor i loved him. There is something about him that stands out for me and i kept thinking, "Come on Connor fight". Alina had her own set of trauma's and neither her nor Connor were spared anything in this story. It's intense and the author puts you right there in the story with them. You can't beat that. So good. One of the best books and series i have read in a while. 

Find out more about Nashoda Rose here

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

eARC Book review: Homecoming (Boys of Fall #3) by Shannon Stacey


Available August 30th 2016
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

Sam Leavitt has returned home to Stewart Mills with one goal: to fill in for Coach McDonnell and lead the high school football team to the championship. He doesn’t have time for distractions or commitments—but he’s unable to resist falling for the sexy guidance counselor he shared a hot night with months ago. 

Jen Cooper knows what she’s looking for long-term, and it’s not Sam—even though the night they shared was explosive. Now, with Sam back in town and working by her side, picking up where they left off is too great a temptation to resist. But before long their fun fling is looking like a future together. And as the championship approaches, Sam is faced with a big decision that will either break them apart—or help them find their way home.

Somehow i missed this series. Just happened upon book three and i am glad i did. Sam is the final guy of three former football players that were once on a champion  high school team. Each has come back to their hometown and found love except Sam. Sam has been a little resistant. His past has taught him not to trust in love or relationships. Jen Cooper is going to change all that whether he wants her to or not. He doesn't see it coming. It was fun to watch these two stumble their way through a relationship they didn't realize they were having. Jen wants Sam to stay but Sam thinks he has to go. So many past situations play into the way Sam acts and you can see him struggle to make peace with all that while cautiously seeing where his fling with Jen is going. I loved the main characters and the secondaries in this story. Certainly makes me want to go back and get the two previous stories in this series. Shannon Stacey always seems to go a wonderful job with her contemporary stories and this one follows all her previous work. I always love the aha moment when that one stubborn character finally figures out they are in love! A Keeper!

Find out more about Shannon Stacey here

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

eARC Book review: Anywhere You Are (Return to Briarwood #3) by Elisabeth Barrett


Available Sept. 20th 2016
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

As the daughter of a music legend, Grace Davingham knows all too well what it’s like to be burned by the media’s glare. Now all she wants is to be left to do her painting and conservation work in peace, with no intention of returning to the spotlight. But after she sprains her ankle hiking and a handsome real-estate mogul comes to her rescue, Grace once again finds herself in the public eye.

Sexy, successful, and averse to any attachments, Marcus Colby thrives on rigid discipline in order to manage both his real-estate investment company and his personal life. Marc has no time for fun, and no patience for crazy. Which is why meeting Grace—and inheriting an enormous Great Dane who won’t listen to a word he says—has turned Marc’s carefully constructed world upside down.

Only when Grace and Marc square off over a local controversy do they realize how different they really are. But if opposites attract, their love is destined to bind them together—forever.

Opposites attract and there are no two people who are more opposite than Grace Davingham and Marcus Colby. Marcus is a uptight guy that plays most everything straight and narrow. Grace is a little bit crazy and definitely artistic and fun. Might be per dad is a famous rocker and her mom and model. Grace was introduced in a previous book but she was pretty secretive until now. She's come to a small town to escape the pressure of her family and their reality show and city life. She wants some peach and quiet without prying eyes and being burned by so called friends and a man she cared about she's done with all that. Then she meets Marc. Marc is one of the three men trying to save Briarwood from boredom and give it new life. To be honest there are some awesome silly moments in this book. Marc inherits this huge Great Dane and a house from his aunt who recently passed away. He can't handle the dog but Grace acts like he's the sweetest most wonderful dog every. She's the one who can handle the dog. The dog steals the show a time or two but brings Grace and Marc together too. There is some serious stuff to deal with of course and then there are the doubts. Really this is a well rounded story. I thought perhaps Marc and Grace were to opposite but love can make change worthwhile sometimes. This might have to be my favorite of the three books in the series. One of those books you just can't put down.

Find out more about Elisabeth Barrett here

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

ARC Book review: Landing the Air Marshal (Snowpocalypse #1) by Jennifer Blackwood


Available Sept. 12, 2016
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

It was meant to be a one-night stand. One wicked night with an irresistibly sexy passenger. That’s all Air Marshal Gage Michaels can afford--his career comes before everything else. Too bad the snowpocalpyse of the century has different plans for him and Abby Winters. Before the night's over, they find themselves snowed in at the most luxurious hotel in the city. 

Abby’s scouting job of a NYC penthouse should be quick, simple, and definitely shouldn’t include a sexy-as-hell man messing up the 3000 count sheets that will be featured in her company’s next blockbuster hit. Not when she’s up for a promotion that could skyrocket her entire career in the film industry. Still, she can't refuse what the weather gods so obviously want her to have. She'll give in, just this once. 

Leaving is tougher than either of them could have imagined. But they’re two people who have nothing in common, living on opposite coasts. There’s no way they can ever be together. Right?

I don't know if i have ever read a book about a one night stand that starts on a airplane before. That was what initially attracted me to this book as it was something for me that was not a typical  book for me. I also saw it on the home page of reviewed by another reader.  Air Marshall Gage Michaels is leading a life with a job that is tough on relationships. After his last one ends in disaster he's done for now. He's too busy traveling with work and helping his sister raise her daughter. Then he meets Abby Winters on a plane while off duty and things get intense quickly. They connect pretty quick. Abby is trying to make her mark in a high pressure job and that means no fun until meeting Gage tempts her. Throwing caution to the wind they hook up. One night turns into more when  all flights are grounded and they are stuck after a snow storm. For me this book started out so good. I enjoyed the writing the characters and the plot. While it was still overall a very good read for me it kind of fizzled in the middle for a bit. There is only so much sex two people can have in a couple days. Much as i love a good sex scene too many is a turn off.  Many good emotional scenes through out but the meh parts let me down. The ending brought it back and it finished strong.

Find out more about  author Jennifer Blackwood here