~*Review*~Loving Ean by Elle Christensen

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Laila
All of my life, I dreamt of my own fairy tale romance.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that my soul mate was a lifelong friend.
Ean is everything I want and everything I need.
But, my romance has become a fractured fairy tale.
Ean has pulled away and let his pain engulf him, leaving no room for me.
I want to heal him and bring him back to me.
But, if he won’t let me, I will move on.
I will find another destiny.

Ean
Laila is the best part of me, the light in my soul.
She is my destiny.
I want to give her all that I am, all that I have.
But, the guilt and pain from my mistake has ruined me
I am not worthy of her and I will not drag her down into my Hell.
My love for her is forever.
But, she deserves some one who isn’t broken
So, I’ll watch her walk away, into the arms of another.

*Part of a series, while it can be read as a standalone, the story continues to build through the following books.
**Recommended for 18+ due to sexual content and language
*** Approx 93,000 words, this is a full length novel.

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Thoughtless Series by S.C. Stephens- Review

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My Review:

For the longest time I have avoided these books, but I couldn’t do it anymore. Everyone was always raving about Kellen Kyle, and when my favorite author uses him as a brief character in her books…I just couldn’t hold back anymore. Why would I avoid the books? Because I’m a review reader. And a lot of the reviews mentioned about how the first book is entirely about Kiera cheating on her current boyfriend with Kellen.

I read the first one and had a really deep love/hate relationship with it. As you can see from my previous post, I have a kinda thing against rationalizing cheating. So reading an entire book about a girl that can’t make up her mind really irritated me. In her defense, both guys were pretty incredible in their own ways.

But as I moved on into Effortless and Reckless, I loved Kiera and Kellen. Specifically Kellen. I now understand the craze over him. He’s got such a beautiful heart, and he’s not the typical broody hero. He’s hilarious, a flirt, and hot as hell. While K. Bromberg’s Colton has a very special place in my heart…I really think that Kellen is pushing against that wall with his good old buddy Hawkin (Sweet Ache, K. Bromberg).

There were some things that bugged me, but were also things I could somewhat overlook. There are large chunks of writing that will drag on. Places that could have had dialogue to make it more interesting but didn’t. These are all things that I can’t hold against the author because it’s personal preference.

S.C. Stephens brought these characters to life, making me love and hate them simultaneously. She dragged me along their adventures from amateur rockstar to rock idol in three books. Sexy, hilarious, heart-wrenching, and orgasmic are all words that come to mind with these three books. I’m stuck now, and see myself adding many more of S.C. Stephen’s books to my TBR list. So happy to be meeting her in October at a signing!Signature

 

 

 

 

Rekindling the Flame by L. V. Lewis Blitz

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Blurb:

All Den of Sin books can be read as standalones.

Sabine Beaudelaire returns to her hometown of New Orleans to the bedside of her favorite uncle, Sebastian Beaudelaire, who’s been in a horrific accident and lies comatose at a local hospital. Estranged for six months from her fiancé of eight years, she still hopes for reconciliation. Enter a gorgeous man she affectionately dubs “Hot IT Guy”, whose sex appeal–and open season at her family’s secret sex lair–fills her head with thoughts of propositioning a man for the first time.

When it becomes apparent she’s lost the love of her life to a more accommodating woman poised to give him everything he desires, Sabine’s hopes are shattered. With career benchmarks looming, Sabine is fulfilled by her work but lacking a love to call her own, a situation which Hot IT Guy, aka Xander “Fish” Fishbourne is eager to remedy.

Is it by coincidence or by design that Xander, her protective older brother’s high school friend who once admired her from afar, becomes her guest at the Den of Sin? Who cares? Her dormant libido needs a serious kickstart since she and her fiancé called it quits. But will this weekend of sexual freedom rekindle an old flame, or will it further complicate her already complicated life?

Rekindling the Flame is a second chance romance bringing an alpha hero back together with a woman he wanted before any other, and a heroine whose dominating older brothers shielded her from every man’s advances. Now, it’s The Beaudelaire Big Easy Luau, a Den of Sin event where long held fantasies are made to be acted upon.

Excerpt, Chapter 3

“Xander?” she whispered. She looked into his placid face, beset with gorgeous luminous eyes.

“Are you okay?” he whispered back. His smile was full of invitation and happiness. And was that desire she saw there as well? Surely they’d shorted out all circuits during that intense experience, as he’d promised, but she felt the stirrings of renewed desire pinging between her thighs. So could he not feel the same?

Sabine leaned in and kissed him, tasting the seafood, a hint of garlic from the salad, and the crisp white wine they’d both consumed. Beneath that feeling was the undertone of something powerful. “You feel that?”

He nodded.

“That is why I couldn’t resist inviting you to participate in this weekend with me.”

“And that is exactly why I hoped you would,” he responded.

“Xander, in case we never get to do this again, let’s make this weekend worth it, okay?” Her voice grew husky as she finished saying it, and something twisted in her chest.

He kissed her gently, then took her hand and led her back to the bed. “Dessert can wait. Let’s get back to making this memorable weekend,” he said. Then he proceeded to do exactly that for her.

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Excerpt, Chapter 4

“It is kind of hot hearing you say it. Nicholas wouldn’t have been caught dead saying that word,” she said, even as she cringed.

“Nicholas the former fiancé?”

“Yes. I’m sorry. Now is not a very appropriate time to talk about him.”

Xander nudged her chin so she would look into his eyes. “Anytime you need to talk, I’m here. Okay?”

“Okay.” She barely paused before continuing on a sigh. “Nicholas was one of my professors when we met. Brilliant, extraordinarily caring. He helped me figure out exactly what I wanted to do with my career. Too bad that didn’t also translate with my life.”

“You may not think so now, but I believe you will eventually figure out how to navigate life’s milestones without anyone else telling you how to do it.”

“But there has to be some give and take as you move together in the general direction of married life, right?”

“Who are you asking? I didn’t do it right the first time, remember.” He tucked her unruly hair behind one ear.

“That’s a cop-out. I distinctly recall you broaching the c-word.”

“C-word? I don’t call women bad names.”

“Not that c-word, you dope. Compromise.”

Xander laughed. “But you notice I’ve managed to resist entanglements since that failed attempt.”

She side-eyed him playfully. “Not for lack of strange women—myself included—throwing themselves at you, I’m sure.”

“I’m alone half by necessity and half by choice.”

“How’s that?”

“I work so much I don’t have a lot of time for dating. And my ex was a piece of work, so I’ve been in no particular hurry to figure out if the first time was just a fluke.”

“I hope I can be as flippant about Nicholas in a few years.”

“You mentioned he was older. Would that be my age older, or…ancient?”

It was her turn to laugh. “Just a decade, or what one considers about a year shy of a classic May/December romance.”

“Or, a decade shy of being a dirty old man.” Xander swooped in and nibbled her bottom lip. Sabine straddled him. The heat of her core igniting renewed desire in his loins.

“I think I’d rather do something else, other than talking about aging and bitchy exes now,” she said.

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Bio:

Growing up, L.V. Lewis wanted to be an internationally known rock star, but unfortunately, lived in the wrong part of the country to pursue that career (and neither American Idol nor The Voice were available then). An early love for the written word gave her the plan B she sought. Her career as a contract manager was not creative writing by a long shot, but it didn’t require her to spend the hundreds of thousands of dollars required for a law degree. It does pay the bills while she dabbles in the publishing world as an author on the evenings and weekends.

LV lives in Florida with her husband. They are the parents of four children, three of whom don’t think they need their parents anymore, so they share their home with a sweet female German Shepherd and an alpha male Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix who thinks he rules the world.
Her love for writing is only eclipsed by her love for her family.

Sweet Ache by K. Bromberg| It’s Finally Live! ~*Epic Giveaway*~

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To say that I am excited about this book is an understatement. Anyone who knows me, knows that I absolutely adore all of K. Bromberg’s novels. While this is somewhat related to her popular Driven Series, it does not need to be read with it. This is a complete standalone novel, and one that definitely needs to be read.

 

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~*Book Blitz*~ Anticipation by Lindsay Cross and Megan Mitcham **+GIVEAWAYS**

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Love is all you need… Really? Tell that to her unattended lady-boner. Sure, she and her husband had a love so strong it shouldered the weight of children, careers, in-laws, and out-laws, but the zing of excitement had grown into comfortable expectation.

He knew things had gone to hell in handcuffs. Work choked him on files and felons. Home’s honey-do lists weren’t much better, because nowhere on the to-do list did it say, “wife.”

They had love, but how did they get back to lust?

With a little bit of Anticipation…

Anticipation contains two sizzling ten-thousand word short stories. In Megan Mitcham’s story “Climax,” a busty—and brainy—redhead arrests her police-chief husband and shows him exactly what she’s had to do to get by without him for the last two months. In Lindsay Cross’s story “Need,” a work-from-home mom pushed to the brink pushes back, revealing her un-sated desire and forcing her Dominant to reestablish his role.

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Prick (A Stepbrother Romance #1) by Sabrina Paige **ONLY .99**| Review

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I can’t stop thinking about that prick.

Caulter Sterling is a prick.

A filthy-mouthed, womanizing, crude, spoiled, arrogant prick.

The tattooed, pierced, panty-melting-hot son of a celebrity.

I hate him.

He’s slept his way through practically every girl at Brighton Academy.

Except for me.

I’m the good girl. The responsible girl. The 4.0, class president, studied-so-much-she-never-lost-the-big-V girl.

And in celebration of graduation and adulthood, I just made the worst decision in the history of ever.

I lost my V-card to the devil himself.

It was just one night. So what if it was mind-blowing? Hit it and quit it.

Except I just found out that my father – the Senator, the Presidential hopeful – is marrying Caulter’s mother. Oh, and this summer? We’re hitting the campaign trail.

One big happy family.

I’m totally f**ked.

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Free Me by Laurelin Paige| Review

Free Me

Synopsis:

Her story started long before she started working at The Sky Launch…

Screw fairytales. The only reward Gwen Anders got from her rough childhood was a thick skin and hard heart. She’s content with her daily grind managing a top NYC nightclub—Eighty-Eighth Floor. So hers isn’t a happily ever after. She doesn’t believe in those anyway.

Then she meets J.C.

The rich, smooth talking playboy is the sexiest thing that Gwen has ever encountered, but she’s not interested in a night-in-shining latex. But when a family tragedy pushes her to the brink, it’s J.C. who’s there to teach her a new method of survival, one based on following primal urges and desires. His no-strings-attached lessons require her to abandon her constant need for control. Her carefully built walls are obliterated.

Gwen discovers there’s a beautiful world outside her prison. Freedom is exhilarating—and terrifying. When she starts to feel something for J.C., she fears for her heart. Especially as she realizes that he has secrets of his own. Secrets that don’t want to set him free.

This series can be read alone or with the Fixed Trilogy.

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