Wednesday, October 19, 2016

eARC Book review: The Billionaire Next Door (Billionaire Bad Boys #2) by Jessica Lemmon


Available October 25, 2016
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

Can't Buy Me Love

It's Tag Crane's job to be the life of the party. Traveling from one exotic locale to another is just part of running the luxurious Crane Hotel empire. But even paradise isn't perfect. Devising a new business strategy is keeping Tag up at night-and so is the Great Dane barking at all hours in the apartment below his. To muzzle the problem, Tag charges downstairs . . . right into the most beautiful, blond distraction he's ever seen.

Dog-sitting by day, bartending by night. It's not exactly the life Rachel Foster dreamed of. But when Tag Crane rushes in, all mountain-man shoulders and obscenely sexy smile, needing her help for the Crane Hotels, it's a fantasy come true. What's the harm in a fun no-strings fling? Only a fool would give her heart to a billionaire player like Tag-until suddenly the one man who can't be caught is the one flirting with forever . . .

This is the second book in this series and I LOVED book one and was in entranced with the other two brothers, although Eli was kept more of a mystery in the last book. Tag is this huge 6ft 4 inch guy with long elbow length hair. Are you picturing it yet? Lots of muscles and sexy as hell. Yeah now you got it i bet. Larger than life is what he is. Rachel Foster is his temporary neighbor while she babysits an acquaintances  Great Dane. Problem is the dog doesn't want to be alone and Tag is the owner of the building and the upstairs neighbor.  That means Tag's got to go and find out what's up. Rachel's recently been burned by a man she dated for 2 years. He hurt her emotionally but also professionally when he stole her promotion and she lost her job. Tag is a confirmed life time bachelor what could happen right? Loved watching these two be there for each other. They clicked for me as soon as they appeared on on the page together.  It was fun to watch Tag go from a playboy who wants nothing to do with a permanent attachment to a women to a man who wants it all. He of course blows it at one point only to finally have a epiphany. Rachel lost sense of self when her last relationship imploded taking her career with it. Lost and trying to find her way Tag is a beacon in the dark for her. He helps her find her way back to herself.  If  I had had enough awake time to read this book in one sitting i would have. Love these two and could not get enough of them. Looking forward to Eli's book next. Excerpt for that book at the end of this one. Be sure to read it!

Find out more about Jessica Lemmon here

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

eARC Book review: Barefoot at Midnight (Barefoot Bay Timeless #3) by Roxanne St. Claire


eARC Provided by author
Available October 18th 2016

Lawson Monroe is a chef without a restaurant...until his friend and mentor makes a deathbed promise to leave Law the only dive bar on Mimosa Key. Law has big plans for the Toasted Pelican until he walks directly into the luscious body and gorgeous face of Libby Chesterfield and her outrageous claim that the bar and restaurant should come to her.

When Libby learned that the man who once owned the crappiest watering hole on the island was actually her biological father, she decided the least he owed her was his unclaimed business. The old man wasn't there for her when she and her brother were growing up in Barefoot Bay, but his legacy can help her build a new future when she transforms the property into Balance, a yoga studio. The only obstacle? Her father apparently named former bad boy and current sexy silver fox Law Monroe his heir.

Law never thought he'd want anything more than the chance to make a living cooking his food for the people of Barefoot Bay...but Libby arouses an irresistible hunger in him. Battling an attraction that sizzles hotter than one of Law's cast-iron skillets and uncovering long-buried secrets with more twists than one of Libby's yoga poses, they'll have to find a way to both get what they want...especially if what they really want is each other.

Book 3 in the Barefoot Bay Timeless series kicks off with Lawson Monroe still trying to find out who owns the Toasted Pelican. It's a bar he's supposed to have inherited but can't find the will he needs to prove it in court. He's been pecking around in the last 2 books looking and coming up empty. He's about to get a hell of a surprise about who owns it and and a jolt about his good friend who recently passed away. Something as simple as finding a will and claiming the restaurant/bar for his life's passion turns into a complicated mess. Twists and turns in the hunt for answers are abundant. Libby Chesterfield has been doubting her worth and her faith in men for years and finally gave them up. Law is not that easy to ignore though and when secrets come out he's the man for support. I love that this series focus's on men in my age group. There is life and romance after 4o and Roxanne St Claire does a great job showing us just how good it can be. There is so much baggage between Law and Libby is takes a lot for them to sort it all out and just when you think things are going to end well bamm that sneaky author throws a monkey wrench in the story and messes it all up. There's a HEA so don't worry about that. If you have read the previous 2 books in this trilogy you might think you know a thing or two about Law and Libby but you  really don't. Even if you have not read a book in this series i think you can pick this up and go with it. 

Find out more about Roxanne St Claire and her books here

Thursday, October 13, 2016

eARC Book review: Fighting For His Wife (Barefoot Bay Kindle World) by Jules Bennett


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eARC Provided by author

Bestselling Author Jules Bennett invites readers into Barefoot Bay where two special people are destined to find their happily ever after.

She is determined to save him…

Escaping to Barefoot Bay was the only way Cara Prescott knew to cope with the devastating news that could end her marriage. Maybe marrying after a whirlwind affair had been a mistake…at least, that’s the excuse she’s giving her husband to justify setting him free.

He is determined to save their marriage…

Former soldier Tucker Prescott has no clue what sent his wife running back to Barefoot Bay, but he’s not letting her go that easy. He’s never given up on anything and he certainly isn’t starting with the one person who completes him. Cara Prescott is about to discover that her husband is a stronger man than she ever knew…because he’s not about to let her carry this burden alone.

This is a quick little read that will only take a evening for ambitious readers to finish. A marriage gone wrong but only one person knows why. Tucker Prescott only received a note from his wife telling him she was leaving and no explanation. Not one to let go easily he knows where to find her in Barefoot Bay. Cara received some devastating news and right after was confronted with her husband's mother who never really approved of her. Dearest mother in law made everything worse. Cara loves Tucker and only wants the very best for him and decides she's not it. Tucker is bound and determined to find out what's got his wife scared and running. He isn't going to let the best thing to ever happened to him go. Loved Tucker! I mean who wouldn't want a man who always puts you first who is always thinking of you.  It's not that Cara doesn't do the same for him. Money and prestige mean nothing to her. Tucker's family has both. She's got a huge secret that she feels will change their lives. In many ways it could if they let it. While i think Cara drags things on a little long i can understand why she does. She doesn't want to let go and she's confused. Loved the HEA at the end and would love more Tuck and Cara!

Find out more about Jules Bennett here

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

eARC Book review: Unlucky in Love (Whisper Creek #4) by Maggie McGinnis


Available October 10th 2016
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

After Alexis Maguire’s wedding day comes and goes without a groom, she decides that it’s time for a change. Tired of being the dependable, steady—and apparently boring—one, Alexis hopes that a cross-country road trip will help her loosen up and find her inner sparkle. Her first stop is the Whisper Creek Ranch, where the hot wranglers are sure to bring out her inner party girl. The trouble is, she can’t stand pretending to be someone she’s not—especially around the cowboy who tempts her to stay put.
Gunnar Peterson has spent six months working at Whisper Creek, and he’s never been happier. Having grown up an army brat, he’s ready to put down roots, and the only thing missing is a woman to share his life with. When Alexis blows into town, Gunnar thinks he may have met his match, despite the wild-child facade he sees right through. But Alexis swears she won’t settle down anytime soon—so it’s up to Gunnar to convince her that what she’s looking for . . . is right here.

I have not read this author before and the cover and the blurb for this book caught my eye so i decided to give it a try. Alexis Maguire's track record with men has not been a good one. She thinks she's cursed. The last bust up came when her fiance leaves her 2 weeks before the wedding via a letter. Her sister Katie helps her come up with a game plan and she decides she's going to reinvent herself a little and become the fun and exciting one. Heading off to Whisper Creek to be the nurse there for the summer. Gunnar falls for her the minute he sees her. Forced to be a wanderer in his childhood he craves something permanent. He's a man with a plan for his future. He can totally see Alexis there if he can get her to see what a idiot her ex is. Nothing is easy for Alexis and just when she thinks she's finally found the right man a family emergency changes everything. I really enjoyed this book. It was a snap to read it flowed so well. Everyone on Whisper Creek is pretty fun and loving and a perfect place to live. Gunnar shows Alexis what love is and is her rock when she needs one. I will definitely want to read this author again and wish i had read the previous book in this series but it is not necessary to in order to read this book. A page turner if you enjoy sweet contemporary romance.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

eARC Book review:Rocky Mountain Devil (Six Pack Ranch #10) by Vivian Arend


eARC Provided by author
Available Sept 20th 2016

The sweetest part of temptation is giving in…

Raphael (Angel) Coleman and Laurel Sitko were thick as thieves throughout their school years. The unlikely friendship between the rancher’s son and the preacher’s daughter might have gone unnoticed by most, but their shared laughter and connection were the best parts of Rafe's life growing up. Now that she’s returned to Rocky, he’s eager to move from friend to something far more intimate.

After three years away, Laurel’s ready to start over with the gorgeous cowboy who’s always owned a piece of her heart. But when her college ex shows up in town, she’s got a lot more to deal with than expected, including one suddenly possessive cowboy determined to protect her even as he tutors her through every sexual lesson in the book.

Desire flares hotter and hotter through stolen moments and willing seduction. But when tragedy strikes, Rafe’s left on shaky ground, his biggest fear now a reality that could tear them apart and rip forever from their grasp.

Will the connection forged by time be strong enough to see them through to the other side?

Rafe and Laurel have been friends since the first day they met as kids. In trouble together more than a little often too. After being away from each other for three years Laurel comes back and the two decide it's time to see where their friendship might lead them. Only problem is Laurel comes back with secrets and a ex-boyfriend follows her too. The majority of this book is filled with Rafe and Laurel finding out if they can have a relationship that's more than just friends. Each is dealing with family issues and secrets and fears. It's a nice read until the last 20% when things get heated and secrets come out and fears become real. Then is sizzles! Rafe questions whether he's good enough for Laurel and Laurel finally deals with the past 3 years of her life. Love the Six Pack family and have enjoyed this series over the years since book one. Look forward to finding out Jessie's story next. Some of his secrets are revealed in this story to Rafe and it's going to be interesting for sure. 

Find out more about Vivian Arend and her books here

Monday, October 3, 2016

eARC Book review: Honor Bound (The Montana Hamiltons #6) by B.J. Daniels


Available Oct 10th 2016
eARC provided by publisher through Netgalley

Protecting her life will mean betraying her trust  

Ainsley Hamilton has always been the responsible one of the family. As the oldest daughter of presidential candidate Buckmaster Hamilton, she's also a potential target. For months she's sensed someone following her. When an expedition to scout locations for a commercial takes a terrifying turn, she's rescued by a natural-born cowboy who tempts the good girl to finally let loose. 

Sawyer Nash knows just how reckless it is to fall for someone he's gone undercover to protect. Yet masquerading as an extra on set, he starts to see beneath Ainsley's controlled facade. And with the election—and a killer—drawing closer, Sawyer stands to lose not just his job and his life but the woman for whom he'd gladly risk both.

I have read one other book in this series. I didn't realize i did when i requested this book for review. I wish i would have. I'm sorry to say this book did not work for me. Ainsley is the oldest of the Hamilton kids which are all girls.  She's kind of a mess. Which isn't the biggest issue. Sawyer Nash is asked to asked to check on her and see if she's OK. She has a stalker issue and he's going to try and find out if there is one and catch the guy. I am going to say that the first chapter started off great. Exciting stuff happening in the first chapter. Well this is one of those books that gives you a glimpse of the end and then goes back weeks to what leads up to that end. Getting to that same point toward the end of the book was pure torture to read. That first chapter was the only thing that got me to finish reading the book.  It sounded so promising. There was just to much cheesy dialogue and things that were just to out there for me. Do authors or anyone call stolen goods "Loot" anymore? Would law enforcement call it that? The blurb makes this book sound like a really good read but unfortunately for me it was a dud. I really wanted to like it. 

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