Monday, June 26, 2017

eARC Book review: Mr. Rich by Virna DePaul


Available June 27th 2017
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

She finds a wallet (not a shoe), and he’s a billionaire (not a prince), but this time, Cinderella’s turning the tables. . . .

Julia: Shilling samples at a grocery store isn’t exactly my dream job. Yet here I am, tray in hand and fake smile plastered on my face. The one highlight is seeing him. I don’t know his name, but if I did, I’d scream it during the naughty dreams he inspires. He’s crazy handsome, all confidence and an air of power. He’s never said a word to me. Never even looked in my direction. Then one day he literally falls at my feet. Now I have his wallet. I know where he lives. And I’ve found the nude photos of him online. 

It’s not the bruschetta on her tray he really wants to taste. . . .

Bastian: I’ve dated models, doctors, and CEOs, but something about Julia Rominger has me intrigued . . . and more than a little aroused. Maybe it’s her lush curves driving me wild. Or the fact that she has no problem telling me to go to hell. Either way, she’s seen me at my worst; I want to hit her with my best. I know where to touch, where to kiss, and just how far to push to drive her crazy. Soon, however, pleasuring Julia isn’t enough. I want to possess her. I need to make her mine. And I’ll fight to the bitter end to win her heart.

Julia and Bastian meet in the most unlikeliest of places. A grocery store where Julia hands out samples and Bastian gets his vitamins. Well they don't know it but Julia has had her on on Bastian since he came in the store the first time and Bastian comes in just to catch a glimpse of her.  Just when they both are going to make a move Julia had to call a ambulance for Bastian when she finds him passed out on the floor in her store. Not exactly suave but Bastian makes up for it later i assure you. Both Julia and Bastian have some confidence issues based on things in their lives and their pasts. These things play hard into their budding relationship and later when things fall apart. I adored both Bastian and Julia. There is a sweetness and vulnerability to both characters. Don't be fooled by that because they both bring the hotness factor as well. The author did a great job adding a illness that is quite serious with Bastian without letting it dominate the story. It's refreshing to see real life situations to a story including some terrible things that happened to Julia that caused her to drop out of college. It was part of the story but was not THE story. I loved the epilogue wrap up at the end of the book and the glimpse into what happens after the story. Perfect way to end it for me.

Find out more about Virna Depaul and her work here

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

eARC Book review: The Legend (Sons of Texas #3) by Donna Grant


Available June 27th 2017
eARC  provided by publisher through Netgalley


Callie Reed doesn’t need a man to protect her. An expert sharpshooter and renegade hacker, this Texas-born spitfire’s got the skills and the courage to stand up to any danger―no matter how deadly. But when she becomes the target of a shadowy organization known as the Saints, Callie is forced to team up with the one man she can’t outshoot: the gorgeous, and infuriating, Lone Star legend named Wyatt Loughman…

A Delta Force Colonel with a rock-hard body and stone-cold heart, Wyatt has been teasing and tormenting Callie since they were playmates on his family’s ranch. Of course, he’s wildly attracted to the fiery, strong-willed Callie. But he’s always hidden his feelings behind a wall of Texas tough and military cool, even as he’s burning up with desire. Can Wyatt save Callie’s life―without putting her love in the line of fire?

Wyatt the oldest of the Loughman brothers is teamed up with Callie Reed his old lover. Throughout the series they've been forced to work with each other while denying old feelings. In the beginning of this book they are along together. The longer they are together the harder it is to hold back. When the bad guys come calling though all bets are off. The first half of this book was kind of boring. Hate to say that but i was expecting more interaction between all the carious parties in this series. It seemed the brothers and their ladies never checked in with each other til halfway through the book and it seemed more like a waiting game for the action to start. Once it gets going though the action is fast paced. Wyatt and Callie can't deny their feelings any longer when they realize there might not be a tomorrow. The book wraps up the three book series but i was left wondering if there might be more with some of the secondary characters. Guess i'll have to wait and see. I loved the brothers and their women and some of the secondary characters were interesting and memorable as well. I would love to see more from this series!

Find out more about Donna Grant and this series here

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

eARC Book review: Lip Action (Kiss Talent Agency #1) by Virna DePaul


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Appearance is everything to my upper-crust mother, but when she insists I take back my pedigreed-but-cheating ex? I’d rather stab myself with a salad fork. So I blurt out I’m dating someone new. Someone like…that smoking-hot, vaguely familiar guy across the restaurant, who could be the next James Bond.

Turns out he’s the star of my favorite, cheesy, sci-fi soap opera. (Don’t judge me.) One minute I’m fantasizing about Borg and his green-hued abs. The next, Simon Dale is making me an offer my sex-starved body can’t refuse.


I’m up for a breakout movie role that’ll launch me off the B-list, but I don’t need a script to read the scene between Marissa and her mum. Even though I’m a London gutter rat who never rubbed elbows with a Royal, I easily slip into the role of Marissa’s doting boyfriend. Why? I need a favor in return— a steady girlfriend, just long enough to convince the producers I’ve changed my wild ways.

Trouble is, I’m going all Method on this relationship—and close to losing the one thing that could break me. My heart.

Marissa is stuck in a bad cycle of her own making with her family. Her overbearing mother is trying to boss her and pressure her into going back to her cheating ex-boyfriend. Simon is a B list actor who needs some help of his own to get a part in a big movie so he can make it big. When he makes the offer to help her by being her fake boyfriend and she be his fake girlfriend things get exciting. She's rich and wonderfully sweet and he had a horrible childhood and sees himself as not good enough for her. Simon may be mixed up about his self worth but he is a perfect gentleman to Marissa. He sees her as she is and she's sees herself as flawed and not good enough for him. He's the strong one for a good portion of the book  until everything falls apart but by then Marissa finally realizes she's strong too. She's worthy of love. It takes losing Marissa for Simon to let go of his past. Some parts felt a but cheesy but over all i loved both Simon and Marissa. They were stronger together even though in a lot of ways they were so different.

 Find out more about this brand new series and Virna DePaul here

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

eARC Book review: Claimed by the Rancher: A Scandalous Story of Passion and Romance by Jules Bennett


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Just how far is this wealthy rancher willing to go for his pregnant lover? 

Their years apart haven't diminished Nolan Elliott's desire for Pepper Manning. Even knowing she's pregnant with another man's baby, the rancher can't stay away. He didn't claim her when she needed him so long ago and the sting of losing her, and their child, still resonates.

With custody of her unborn baby now in jeopardy, Nolan vows to use his wealth and power to give Pepper everything she wants. That means proposing a name only. But is that a vow the rancher stands any chance of keeping?

Claimed by the Rancher is part of The Rancher's Heirs series.

I always enjoy second chance romances. Nolan and Pepper used to be a close couple. Young and in love when Pepper gets pregnant and lost the baby, Nolan pulled away and let Pepper go. He hardened his heart against love and has been living his life with no serious entanglements. Now Pepper has come back to town after drifting around for years trying to find where she belongs. Opening a arts and floral store one of her first customers turns out to be Nolan. Pepper pregnant with another man's baby she runs into some problems with her store and her baby's family and Nolan is there to help.  Oh Nolan! He's such a wonderful guy yet can't see what he has right in front of his face. Taking care of a pregnant Pepper and all that entails messes with that stone cold heart. The one that's been closed for business for years. Pepper still loves Nolan but can't open herself up to the possibility of have her heart broke again. I felt for both Nolan and Pepper even when several times i wanted to kick Nolan and tell him to get a clue. Thank goodness for brothers. Nolan's brother tries to get him to see that what he needs is right there for the taking. Loving these Elliot brother's and their big hearts. 

Find out more about this series and author Jules Bennett here

Monday, June 5, 2017

eARC Book review: Middleman by Jayne Rylon


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I don’t kneel for any man. Not anymore. 
I had the perfect dominant boyfriend. Then Cortez left me to save the world. 
After two and a half years lost drowning my misery in bad decisions, one man changed everything. 
Rogan is the perfect submissive, who puts me back in control of both him and my life. 
Until Cortez comes home. 
Who am I? Cortez’s bottom or Rogan’s top? 
Maybe I’m both. 
Maybe I was made to be their middleman. 

This book is new territory for me. I have never read a M/M/M before. I wasn't sure if it was for me but i went in with a open mind and plenty of curiosity. Cortez dominates Kaden and then destroys him when he leaves. He's got a good reason and has no choice. The way he cuts off Kaden though leaves them both reeling. Then Rogan walks into Kaden's life and after years of destruction new light starts to bring Kaden back. Now what if Cortez comes back? Oh he definitely does. There's some deep dark feelings for these men in this book. It's interesting to see how the author handles these three powerful men. The story is told from all three men's point of view. It's intense but there are some fun tender moments as well. The sex scenes are scorching hot and at times tender and intense. A few places felt a little cheesy to me but over all the story telling put me right there and wishing i could know these three guys. Each one incredibly strong and stand up guys who would be amazing  to know if they were real. If you're a reader wavering on trying a menage book with three guys this one would be a good place to start.

Find out more about this book and author Jayne Rylon here