Bayside Heat – Book Review and Giveaway!

Today we have the blog tour for Melissa Foster’s BAYSIDE HEAT! Check out this fantastic new contemporary romance and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: BAYSIDE HEAT

Author: Melissa Foster

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About BAYSIDE HEAT:

Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod. Bayside Summers is a series of standalone steamy romance novels featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re fun, flirty, flawed, deeply emotional, always passionate, and easy to relate to.

In BAYSIDE HEAT…
Drake Savage has always done the right thing, especially where beautiful and fiercely determined Serena Mallery is concerned-even when it means keeping his feelings for her to himself. Serena has always wanted more than what their small town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts has to offer, and Drake’s roots are so deeply entrenched in the Cape, it’s all he can do to watch her pack up her life and move away.

Serena has always had big dreams. As a teenager, she dreamed of becoming an interior designer and marrying smart, musically inclined, sexy-as-sin Drake Savage. Now she’s finally landed a killer job with a top interior design firm, but though she has spent the last four years working side by side with Drake, he’s never made a move. Four years is long enough for her to accept reality, and her new job in Boston is the perfect way to move on.

A weak moment leads to sizzling, sensual kisses, opening a door through which they’ve both been aching to walk. But Serena’s determined not to give up her shot at the career she’s always dreamed of, and Drake has loved her for too many years to stand in her way. With true love at their fingertips and a world of unstoppable passion igniting between them, can the two star-crossed lovers find their way to their happily ever after?

BAYSIDE SUMMERS
Bayside Desires
Bayside Passions
Bayside Heat
Bayside Escape

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex and relatable issues.

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About Melissa Foster:

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa’s fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.

Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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Thoughts:

This was an amazing read and I didn’t want it to end. I loved the way these characters connected and shared themselves with each other. It as also really nice to see other characters from other books be apart of Drake and Serena’s story. I was super happy that these two were able to overcome hardships that were thrown there way.

Thanks to Melissa’s publisher for sending me a review copy!

 

 

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July Wrap Up – 2018

I had a really great reading month and I mostly enjoyed all of the books I read. I would have read more, but I didn’t have time while I was on vacation in Universal Studios and Cocoa Beach, Florida. It was really fun and if you follow me on Instagram, you can see some of the pictures I captured while in Florida! Now on to what I read in July. . .

  • Giving Up the Boss – Victoria Davies – 5 stars
  • Trust Again – Mona Kasten – 5 stars
  • The Real Deal – Lauren Blakely – 5 stars
  • #Moonstruck – Sariah Wilson – 5 stars
  • Fling Club – Tara Brown – 1 star
  • DILF Diaries: Oh Baby! – Stephanie St. Klaire – 5 stars
  • Rebel Pilot, Texas Doctor – Eve Gaddy – 4 stars
  • Royally Arranged – Nora Elite – 5 stars
  • Rock Stars Heart – Kella Campbell – 5 stars
  • The Wrong Man – Natasha Anders – 4 stars
  • The Perfect Catch – Cassidy Carter – 4 stars
  • Sparks Like Ours – Melissa Carter – 4 stars
  • One Week – Roya Carmen – 3 stars
  • Unlawful Entry – Ember Cole – 4 stars
  • Reckless – Leigh Lavelle – 5 stars
  • Coming Home – Audrey Wick – 3 stars
  • One More Moment – Samantha Chase – 5 stars
  • Kiss the Girl – Tara Sivec – 5 stars
  • Courting Carlyn – Melissa Chambers – 5 stars

Overall this was a pretty good month for reading and I want to thank any publisher or author and Net Galley for sending me any book to review this month. If you want to check out my Instagram search alotabooks13!

 

Until We’re More – Book Review

Title: Until We’re More

Author: Cindi Madsen

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Publication Date: August 27, 2018

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Chelsea is smart, funny, gorgeous, and the best friend I’ve ever had. Ever since she left, I’ve been a wreck. I’ve been focused on keeping my family’s MMA gym afloat while I train and coach fighters, anything to not miss her more. But now she’s finally back, along with her grumpy, possessive cat, and things are weird between us.

By weird, I mean I can’t stop thinking about her in that way. She’s in the room next door, and it takes all my control not to storm in there, sweep her up, and bring her back to my bed. Even stranger, I’m pretty sure she’d be into it.

And this time, I’m not going to stop fighting until we’re more.

Thoughts: I fell in love with Liam and Chelsea from page one. I couldn’t stop reading this and I enjoyed every second. I loved the atmosphere that both of these characters gave off makes you feel like you are there with them, which I really love in a novel. I would love a continuation of Until We’re More, I would love to see their future and how things turned out for them. 

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Courting Carlyn – Book Review

Courting Carlyn by Melissa Chambers

Publication Date: August 6, 2018

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Vaughn Yarborough is ready to trade the fame and glory of the international junior pro tennis circuit for college and a more settled life. First stop: spearhead a summer camp for underprivileged kids. The girl who’s agreed to run it with him has Vaughn more intrigued by the minute, but with the strict no-fraternizing rules, he’s got to figure out how not to fall for her.
When the boy Carlyn Sadowski has crushed on for years asks her to work with him for the summer, she has to pinch herself. When his world-famed coach offers her training for free, she can’t believe her luck. He could actually help her follow in her mother’s footsteps by playing college tennis. But when she finds out the catch is she’s got to convince Vaughn to go pro, Carlyn will have to decide between her dreams and the boy currently stealing her heart.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Melissa Chambers writes contemporary novels for young, new, and actual adults. A Nashville native, she spends her days working in the music industry and her nights tapping away at her keyboard. While she’s slightly obsessed with alt rock, she leaves the guitar playing to her husband and kid. She never misses a chance to play a tennis match, listen to an audiobook, or eat a bowl of ice cream. (Rocky road, please!) She serves as president for the Music City Romance Writers and is the author of the Love Along Hwy 30A series and the Before Forever series (YA).

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Thoughts:

This was a really great read! I loved getting to see these two characters learn to connect and become what the other needed. I ate this novel up and I couldn’t get enough. This would be a great read for tweens and young adults to bring them into the book world. This was such a phenomenal story and I highly recommend!

Rating: 5 stars

Wedding Surpirse – Book Review

Title: Wedding Surprise

Author: Ann B. Harrison

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Publication Date: August 9, 2018

Rating: 2 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): After her mother went off the rails yet again, Mari was offered sanctuary with her high school boyfriend’s family, but a cruel misunderstanding had her fleeing yet again. Ten years later, single mother Mari is back in her small Montana hometown to open her own wedding and event business and refurbish the historic Lake hotel. She’s also hoping to make amends with the boy she once loved and left, but too many secrets are holding her back.

When contractor Ethan Benson arrives at the Lake Hotel to check out the site he’s bid on, he’s shocked to learn the girl he’d once loved and imagined marrying has moved back to Cherry Lake. He tells himself too much water’s passed under that bridge, but Mari still lights him up. Ethan’s heard that you can’t go back again, but he’s determined to give it his best shot and show Mari what’s she’s missed all these years away.

Thoughts: I did not really enjoy reading this. I didn’t care for the characters or the storyline, with the exception of her kid. 

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Liar – Cover Reveal

Today we are sharing the cover reveal of LIAR by Stephanie St. Klaire! This is a Faux-mance novel you will not want to put down! It is available for pre-order now and will release on August 23rd!

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Synopsis:

Fake it until you make it. That was the mantra Cori Dash chanted as she chased a big city dream. The more you tell people you’re on top of the world, the more they believe it – just like they believed the embellished image she sold them with her knock off designer facade. It wasn’t lying if the truth stood somewhere in the middle – and she didn’t get caught.

Dominic Blackthorne owned half of that big city…and a reputation. Rather than dispel rumors or show the world the real Nick, he let his own fake image run free. Until Cori Dash – the only person who told him exactly how it was, even if it stung.

When Cori is faced with her ex-fiance, now engaged to her ex-best friend, it’s game on. In her boldest move yet, she concocts her biggest lie to date by introducing the first handsome stranger that walks by as her new fiancé. Happy to play the part, Nick is already planning the fake wedding of her dreams.

You know what they say about lying – the truth always comes out – and it hurts. Especially when Cori finds out she isn’t the biggest Liar in this game, and she’s been out played.

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Stephanie St. Klaire is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Portland, Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs that are used to the finer things in life like sleeping all day. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found with a plate full of taco’s, a side of bean dip, and probably some gummy bears while being a little bit hippy and a lot bit busy mom’ing and wife’ing.
When she’s not tossing around gritty crime show inspired serial killers and diabolical bad guys, she likes to make people pee their pants a little with a good romcom. Sometimes, her worlds collide, and she writes really funny stuff right before she kills people off on the pages! She loves murder and mayhem as much as a good laugh and HEA! That’s why she’s a die-hard Hallmark junky but loves her gritty crime shows – balance!
Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.
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The Charm of You – Excerpt Reveal

Today we are sharing an excerpt from THE CHARM OF YOU by Jennifer Probst. This book is a sexy standalone, RomCom title, that is releasing on August 17th. Check out the pre-order links below to reserve your copy now.

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THE CHARM OF YOU by Jennifer Probst

Releasing August 17

Synopsis:

It Takes Three Simple Steps To Make a Guy Fall in Love with you…
Determination.
Seduction.
Charm.
Let the game begin…

Presley Cabot has come a long way from the overweight, awkward college student who fell hard for the gorgeous track star, Nolan Banks, only to be humiliated after their one night together. Now, she’s one of the billionaire badass owners of LWW Enterprises and has everything she’d ever wanted in life, leaving her past behind.
But when Nolan comes back into town, and doesn’t even recognize the girl he once destroyed, she decides to invoke her own personal revenge. The plan is simple—make him fall hard for her, then dump him. She transforms herself into his perfect woman using three simple steps to spin her web.
But she never planned on getting caught up in old feelings…and new promises…

Nolan Banks leaves Wall Street behind to open up a brewery in his small college town. Finally ready to carve out his life away from the dreams of his family, he never expected to find an immediate attraction to the sexy corporate mogul who challenges him at every step. He falls hard and fast, determined to show her they’re meant for each other, until the truth of their shared past shatters their fragile foundation. But Nolan is playing for higher stakes, and he’s not about to let Presley walk away without a fight. Can he convince her his feelings have nothing to do with the game rules, and everything to do with the woman she is?

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She’d known all along he’d lied about his identity in order to secure this appointment. Admiration flowed through him, along with a strange punch in his gut that urged him closer. The spicy scent of orange blossoms and clove filled the air, making him want to breathe deeper. “How did you know?” he asked, stopping on the opposite side of the monstrous espresso structure that held two oversized monitors, dozens of papers, and a toppling pile of books. “I thought I covered my tracks nicely.”

She gave a half shrug and reached for her Starbucks cup, seemingly already bored with his conversation. “You’re predictable.”

Male pride stung, he still couldn’t help laughing. Why did he have to be attracted to a woman who gave him shit? Would be so much easier to find a more complacent partner for an affair. Unfortunately, Nolan knew it was way too late for him. He was officially smitten. “Then I’ll have to up my game.”

Another shrug. “Maybe you have no game left.” She sipped her coffee and studied him, those stunning eyes shielding her secrets. He ached to know every detail about this woman, but knew he’d have his work cut out for him.

“Come to lunch with me and find out.”

She tilted her head. Tapped her index finger again those bee stung lips as if considering. “Why?”

Her question delighted him. “Because the moment you walked into my brewery I haven’t been able to get you off my mind.”

“How sweet.” She fluttered her lashes. “Too bad I forgot you the moment I walked out of your brewery.”

He dropped into the chair opposite the massive desk and hooked his foot over his knee. He made no attempt to hide his naked admiration for those amazing legs or the brazen way she challenged him to go and try. Her foot flexed, lifting the spiked heel, and those sleek muscles clenched under golden skin. His dick practically wept and got strangled in his jeans. “Ouch. What if I confessed you were the first woman in a long while to intrigue me?”

“Yeah? What intrigues you so much?”

He warmed up to the topic. “Besides your rapier wit, and superior intelligence? Your eyes. When I look into your eyes, I seem to lose track of time. I don’t want to be anywhere else.”

Was it possible she actually looked bored with his compliment? She gave a long-suffering sigh, regarding him like he was mentally challenged. “Please tell me you have better things in your arsenal. And you better upgrade from that Peter Gabriel song because it’s been overdone. I spend every Saturday with a personal trainer who makes me throw up for fun, so I really don’t want to hear about my pretty eyes or wit. Go ahead and bring it. Tell me I have a slamming body and get creative, dude, or I’m throwing you out and you won’t get another chance to bang me.”

God, she was magnificent.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Jennifer Probst

Jennifer Probst – Bio:
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at http://www.jenniferprobst.com.

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One More Moment – Book Review

Title: One More Moment

Author: Samantha Chase

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: Septemeber 4, 2018

Pages: 353

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (Goodreads):   Julian Grayson is taking a break
…from his cheating fiancée
…from his band
…from his life in the spotlight

Charlotte Clark is devoted to her work
…to save the world
…to help the homeless
…to get a broken man back on his feet

When Charlotte Clark offers to pay for Julian Grayson’s coffee, the world-famous drummer assumes she wants something from him. But Charlotte has no idea who he is, and Julian can’t resist keeping up the charade—being incognito is a novelty and a relief. He’ll have to tell her…eventually. But as Charlotte cheerfully undertakes to transform his life, Julian realizes there’s something about her that gives him what he hasn’t felt in years: hope.

Thoughts: It doesn’t matter the how many books I read from Samantha Chase, they all seem to get better! I have loved and do love all of her books. This was no exception, all of these characters are great and I loved getting to see these characters together!

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One Week – Book Review

Title: One Week

Author: Roya Carmen

Publication Date: June 18, 2018

Pages: 342

Rating: 3 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (Goodreads): ONE WEEK

A new forbidden arrangement standalone novel from Roya Carmen, author of The Ground Rules Trilogy.

A troubled marriage. A one week hall pass.

Gabriella Moore has it all; a beautiful husband, two adorable children, and a dream home. Yet, when, by chance, she befriends Eli online, she falls fast. And hard.

She knows she must let him go, and saying goodbye is one of the hardest things she’s ever done, but she resolves to move on and forget about her beautiful stranger.

But then… she makes an unexpected discovery, and it shakes her perfect world to its core. Rules don’t apply anymore. An arrangement is made, and her husband gives her just one week with Eli.

The rules are clear: One week. Sex only. No contact thereafter. Seems simple enough, but it’s never simple when it comes to love.

Thoughts: I did not really enjoy reading this. I felt like it was lacking and I didn’t feel a connection to the characters. There were some good qualities to it, but it is not my favorite. 

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Unlawful Entry – Book Review

Title: Unlawful Entry

Author: Ember Cole

Publisher:  One-Handed Reads

Publication Date: July 16, 2018

Rating: 4 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis(Goodreads): Tonight, I’ll be her fantasy man…

I have a thing for my next-door neighbor’s sexy best friend. I like to picture all the things I’ll do to her, imagine the noises she’ll make as I own her gorgeous body in a hundred different ways, hear her screaming my name…

Okay, maybe it’s more than a thing.

Ryssa’s a knockout, sure, but she’s smart, and kind, and funny, and sweetly naïve, too. She triggers all of my protective instincts, but I won’t let myself have her. I may be one of NYPD’s finest, but in my mind, I’ll always be that worthless, troublemaking kid from Hell’s Kitchen.

She deserves better.

Which is why, when I find out her best friend’s setting her up with a night of anonymous, blindfolded sex, I lose my everloving mind.

If anyone is checking off every item on Ryssa’s secret fantasy list, it’s going to be me.

And with her firm “no talking” rule, I’m going to have to get real creative once I decide to make this beautiful girl mine…

Thoughts: This was a super great read, that went by in no time. It was super addictive and I couldn’t put it down. I enjoyed getting to see the two characters connect and become how they want to be with each other. 

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Reckless – Book Review

Title: Reckless

Author: Leigh LaValle

Publisher: Heart Bay Publishing

Publication Date: June 26, 2018

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (Goodreads): One workaholic CEO. One free-spirit yoga teacher. A thousand miles of temptation.

Crystal Ananda is fed up with her parents’ expectations. She has more to offer their yoga brand than just a pretty face. A wedding in the Adirondacks sounds like the perfect escape. But when a thunderstorm grounds her plane, she’s stuck hitching a ride with the bride’s brother. Bradford T. Huntington is arrogant, controlling, too handsome for his own good, and their rented Mustang is going to be a tight fit, what with all that baggage he’s carrying.

As CEO of the family business, Ford barely has time for other people’s weddings, let alone relationships of his own. But he needs his family to sign off on a make-or-break business deal, and nothing’s going to stand in his way. Not a canceled flight, not painful secrets, and definitely not an unpredictable, stubborn, way-too-flexible yoga teacher.

Crystal and Ford just want to get to the wedding and part ways. However, a speeding ticket, a bar fight, a karaoke contest, and two hot nights later, they’ve come to like each other far too much. It’s a long road to love, and neither one of them has a map. Can two total opposites go the distance?

Thoughts: This was such an enjoyable and memorable read! I haven’t read anything as funny as this in a long time. This was such a refreshing novel and I loved every second of it! I highly recommend you pick this up.

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The Perfect Match – Book Review

Title: The Perfect Match

Author: Cassidy Carter

Publisher: Hallmark Publishing

Publication Date: March 27, 2018

Pages: 211

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): In the small town of Parker Falls, Jessica Parker spends her time serving pie and coming up with ideas to save the failing diner she inherited from her grandfather. A single mom to eight-year-old Wesley, she has enough to keep her busy well into the future. But when her old high school love, Chase Taynor, unexpectedly pops up, Jess finds herself thinking not of the future but of her past with the handsome professional baseball player.

After a few bad pitches leave his dream career in limbo, Chase slides back home to Parker Falls…although the town may not be as safe as he’d expected. As Jess and Chase reconnect, old feelings return in a major-league way.

With the possibility that Chase could return to the baseball diamond at any time, will their reunion be worth the risk to their hearts? Or will it be déjà vu all over again, with Chase choosing the limelight over the woman he loved before the fame?

Thoughts: This was such a super sweet and cute read! It reminded me of all the Hallmark movies. I loved the family all-inclusive aspects of this novel. I can’t wait to watch this movie on Hallmark. This was such a great read and I highly recommend it!

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The Wrong Man – Book Review

Title: The Wrong Man

Author: Natasha Anders

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Publication Date: September 4, 2018

Pages: 336

Rating: 4 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Former special-ops soldier Sam Brand is used to getting what he wants. What he wants is to unbutton the buttoned-down, sweet, and shy Dahlia McGregor. He’s hot to find her wild side. She’s eager to let him explore it. So he makes his proposition—no strings, no hurt feelings, and no promises—save for one: she’ll have the time of her life.

After a broken engagement, Lia’s looking to someday find the right man and settle down. That’s some day. Now it’s all about the night. A hot, meaningless fling with a magnificently weathered blue-eyed stud like Sam couldn’t hurt: he’s sexy, and sure he’s arrogant, but best of all, he’s here. In other words, he’s perfect…for now.

But when Sam is wounded in the line of duty and left in Lia’s tender loving care, all bets are off. Because the more time they spend together, the more it becomes clear: this “one night” deal is getting steamier and lasting longer than they counted on. It started as a fun little game. Is it possible they could be playing for keeps?

Thoughts: These characters were so unique and I have never read any close to this. It helped to add to the fun aspect of reading this. The overall story was really fun to read and I enjoyed getting to see the characters grow into what they wanted to become! I would recommend you pick this up and give it a shot!

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DILF Diaries: Oh Baby! – Book Review

Title: DILF Diaries: Oh Baby!
Author: Stephanie St. Klaire
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: July 10, 2018
Pages: 337
Rating: 5 stars
**Thanks to the author and publisher for sending me a copy to review**
Synopsis (from Goodreads): He likes to find them hot, and leave them wet…

Women are setting their lawns on fire and sticking cats in trees all so they can dial 911 and get a glimpse of Jack Decker’s…hose. When a firefighter looks like he does, it’s no wonder panties are melting, and hearts are ablaze all over the city because he is H-O-T…hot! Jack might put out fires like a regular hero, but it doesn’t stop him from heating up the sheets and letting them smolder.

In a burning twist of fate, Jack finds himself up all night long for an entirely new reason, a reason that’s anything but smoldering. That is until the feisty firecracker next door threatens to ignite a fire he doesn’t know how to battle…Oh Baby!
Thoughts: A phenomenal read! All of the characters were perfect. I loved every second of this book! I wish that there was more to the storyline so I could enjoy it longer. I would highly recommend that you pick up a copy and enjoy! I just needed more because I loved it so much.

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He likes to find them hot, and leave them wet…

Women are setting their lawns on fire and sticking cats in trees all so they can dial 911 and get a glimpse of Jack Decker’s…hose. When a firefighter looks like he does, it’s no wonder panties are melting, and hearts are ablaze all over the city because he is H-O-T…hot! Jack might put out fires like a regular hero, but it doesn’t stop him from heating up the sheets and letting them smolder.

In a burning twist of fate, Jack finds himself up all night long for an entirely new reason, a reason that’s anything but smoldering. That is until the feisty firecracker next door threatens to ignite a fire he doesn’t know how to battle…Oh Baby!

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Stephanie St. Klaire is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Portland, Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs that are used to the finer things in life like sleeping all day. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found with a plate full of taco’s, a side of bean dip, and probably some gummy bears while being a little bit hippy and a lot bit busy mom’ing and wife’ing.

Stephanie St. Klaire is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Portland, Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs that are used to the finer things in life like sleeping all day. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found with a plate full of taco’s, a side of bean dip, and probably some gummy bears while being a little bit hippy and a lot bit busy mom’ing and wife’ing.Stephanie St. Klaire is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Portland, Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs that are used to the finer things in life like sleeping all day. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found with a plate full of taco’s, a side of bean dip, and probably some gummy bears while being a little bit hippy and a lot bit busy mom’ing and wife’ing.

When she’s not tossing around gritty crime show inspired serial killers and diabolical bad guys, she likes to make people pee their pants a little with a good romcom. Sometimes, her worlds collide, and she writes really funny stuff right before she kills people off on the pages! She loves murder and mayhem as much as a good laugh and HEA! That’s why she’s a die-hard Hallmark junky but loves her gritty crime shows – balance!

Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

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Rock Star’s Heart – Book Review

Title: Rock Star’s Heart

Author: Kella Campbell

Publisher: Tied Star Books

Publication Date: February 28, 2018

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads)When a twist of fate throws university student Crys Murphy into an unexpected job on tour with a wildly successful rock band, her crush on the guitarist turns into powerful temptation. But there’s a dark side to the glamour and champagne: Blade has anger and addiction issues, a history of partying with groupies, and a tendency to get naked in public — and Crys is supposed to keep him out of trouble.

As she gets to know the talented and lonely man behind the bad boy behavior, the chemistry between them wavers on the edge of something deeper. But he doesn’t do relationships, and she grew up expecting a white-picket-fence future. Can he reform and open his heart to love? Will she give up her straitlaced upbringing for her troubled rock star? 

Thoughts: This was such a great read. I went on a rollercoaster of emotions while I was reading. The story was super good and went by so quickly that I need more! I would love for there to be a continuation of these characters and I would highly recommend you read this!

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Royally Arranged – Book Review

Title: Royally Arranged

Author: Nora Flite

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

Pages: 268

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Hawthorne “Thorne” Badd has lived his life as a reckless playboy—not as a presumptive king. But after the death of his uncle, it can all be his: the power, the crown, and the wealth. All he has to do is govern a country he’s never set foot in…and marry the gorgeous daughter of his family’s greatest rival.

Nova Valentine is as smart as she is beautiful—and when she first met Thorne Badd, she fell hard. She’s never seen someone so comfortable in his own skin, and she’d like nothing more than to see all of it. Every bare inch. From his delicious tattoos to his bedroom eyes, Thorne is a dirty fantasy come true. But fantasy is one thing. An arranged marriage is another.

As they get acquainted, their chemistry is royally hot. But when surrounded by dark betrayal and devious schemes, can Thorne and Nova learn to trust each other…or will their families’ rivalry prove too great a hurdle?

Thoughts: I really loved reading and getting to know the characters. I enjoyed seeing the characters pasts and futures, and how they formed together. This is one of the best royal novels that I have read. The overall story was phenomenal! I highly recommend you pick this up in August!

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Sparks Like Ours – Book Review

Title: Sparks Like Ours

Author: Melissa Brayden

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

Publication Date: June 12, 2018

Pages: 240

Rating: 3 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Gia Malone wants one thing and one thing only: to be the best surfer in the world. Her biggest obstacle is the annoyingly perky Elle Britton. Not only is Elle number one in the rankings, she’s also a fan favorite. But there’s a lot about Elle that Gia never noticed, like her surprising sense of humor and picture-perfect mouth.

Elle Britton is tired. After tournaments, fan meet-ups, and nonstop media requests, all she wants in the world is a little peace and quiet. But with Gia Malone closing in on her ranking, she has to surf her best. When the media picks up the story of their neck and neck status, Elle finds herself forced further into the spotlight, this time alongside Gia, the knockout with the killer shred and sexy smile.

It’s not long before there’s no denying the chemistry on and off the beach. But only one can win…

Thoughts: This was an okay read. I felt like the story dragged a little and I wasn’t as captivated as I usually am. With that said I did enjoy some parts of the novel and I enjoyed Elle’s character. The relationship between Elle and Gia was cute but I wanted more, I felt like it was being held back. 

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Rebel Pilot, Texas Doctor – Book Review

Title: Rebel Pilot, Texas Doctor

Author: Eve Gaddy

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Publication Date: June 14, 2018

Pages: 150

Rating: 4 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): When Dr. Tobi Robinson returns to Whiskey River, Travis Sullivan is the only person to recognize that the smokin’ hot babe at the gala is actually his high school tomboy buddy. Time away has changed them both. Tobi, the prospective business major, became a doctor, while Travis, his pro baseball career ended by injury, converted his passion for flying into a charter flight business and flight school.

The easy friendship they enjoyed in high school soon deepens into desire and then love. But Tobi didn’t turn to medicine by chance—a horrific accident has left her unable to tolerate even approaching an airplane. As strongly as Travis draws her, Tobi isn’t sure she can ever trust her heart to a pilot. Can Travis convince the woman he’s discovered he can’t live without that their love can conquer every trauma?

Thoughts: I really enjoyed reading this! It was super good and a fast-paced read. The characters go on a journey that is really emotional and I loved to get to be a part of it. I loved the characters and Lucky! This would be a great read for the pool.

The Real Deal – Book Review and Excerpt

“The Real Deal was a sweet, sexy, hilarious, and entertaining standalone romantic comedy, and I absolutely loved it!”

~Julia, The Romance Bibliophile~

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About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In August she’ll release UNBREAK MY HEART, an emotional second chance romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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Title: The Real Deal

Author: Lauren Blakely

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, St. Martin’s Griffin

Publication Date: July 10, 2018

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on GigsforHire since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn’t even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family’s summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can’t handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the GigsforHire ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she’s ready to pay to play.

Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m the REAL DEAL.

Theo Banks has been running from the past for years. He’s thisclose to finally settling all his debts, and one more job as a boyfriend-for-hire will do the trick. He’s no gigolo. Please. He’s something of an actor, and he knows how to slip into any role, including pretending to be April’s new beau — the bad boy with the heart of gold.

Even if it means sleeping in close quarters in that tiny little bed in her parents’ inn. Even if it means spinning tales of a romance that starts to feel all too true. What neither one of them counts on is that amid the egg toss, the arm wrestling, and a fierce game of Lawn Twister that has them tangled up together, they might be feeling the real deal.

She only wanted to show her family once and for all that she had no need to settle down.

He didn’t expect to have the time of his life at her parent’s home.

They didn’t plan on loving every single second of the game.

But can a masterful game of pretend result in true love?

Thoughts: I loved all of these characters and the adventures that they went on! April has such a sweet personality and I loved that she has such a different job from any other character in any book I’ve read. The relationship between April and Theo! This is a must-read for 2018!

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Excerpt

~THEO~

I can be anyone you want.

I can transform into the boss you’re banging, your hot nerdy coworker who’s only a friend, your best friend’s brother you’ve had it bad for since he danced with you at prom way back when, the guy next door everyone adores since he mows your lawn, fixes your car, and repairs the sink. I can also pull off a fireman, a soldier, a cop, a billionaire, a rogue, an athlete, a pirate—yes, some women like to play with buried treasure—and the bad boy who will drive your family bananas.

How would you reach me if you needed me?

It’s not that hard. You just have to know what you’re looking for and plug the right terms into that trusty old search engine. You might even find me the next time you’re hawking a Cuisinart or hunting for a used exercise bike on GigsforHire. There, you’ll discover a menagerie of roles I can take on, characters I can play for you. The assignments rotate depending on the season, the needs, and what’s in demand for weddings, reunions, Christmas parties, barbecues, and any other occasion where you might need a date.

I’m not an escort, a gigolo, or a stripper. This isn’t about fluid exchange. My job is to become your arm candy, and you can pick the flavor you want. I’ve played them all.

And there’s one role that outsells all the others. By far, the most popular part has been the bad boy.

Trust me when I say I wasn’t your average bod boy. I was the goddamn dictionary definition, and this ad was my golden ticket:

Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m Your Man

I’m a good-looking 28-year-old ex-con. But I swear the time I got nabbed, it wasn’t my fault. I was framed. I can play anywhere from 19 to 31, depending on if I shave or act like I love Ed Sheeran music. My most valuable possession is a scratched-up motorcycle one year younger than me that’s painted like a snarling leopard. I’m a bartender and work till 2 a.m. at a dive bar. If you’d like to have me as your date for a wedding, reunion, or work soiree, I can pretend you picked me up when my shift ended and I banged you in the bathroom or that we’re in a serious and committed relationship. Your choice.

Fling Club – Book Review

Title: Fling Club

Author: Tara Brown

Publisher: Skyscape

Publication Date: August 14, 2018

Pages: 304

Rating: 1 star

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis: Cherry recently had her heart broken by her cheating boyfriend and friend Cait. She wants revenge and she’s going to get it. She hired a man to be Cait’s fake boyfriend. They are all part of the Fling Club, that they started when they were younger. Ashley is the hired man who will help the revenge plan go off without a hitch. Will the plan actually work or will it backfire?

Thoughts: I did not enjoy reading this. The summary sounded really good and the book just wasn’t. I didn’t really like anything about it. I have never read a book with such petty characters. This is a great book for you if you enjoy rich snobby characters. 

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Trust Again – Book Review

Title: Trust Again

Author: Mona Kasten

Publisher: Bastei Entertainment

Publication Date: July 10, 2018

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis: Dawn has been through a lot in her short years. She has sworn off men, after she was cheated on, after having been in a six-year relationship. She made it through with the help of her best friend Allie. Having friends to help her through was the best thing for her. Another thing that helped her was her writing. Even though it helped her, she has kept it a secret from her friends. She didn’t want her friends to know because her ex, he thought it was “dirty.” She becomes closer to her friends when this secret is out in the open, some closer than others. Spencer became the most important person in her life, but is he willing to stay when Dawn keeps pushing him away?

Thoughts: Trust Again was such a great read! I loved Dawn’s character and overall persona. She was very real and relatable. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to really enjoy a really awesome read. I can’t wait to pick up other books from Mona Kasten.

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#Moonstruck – Book Review

Title: #Moonstruck

Author: Sariah Wilson

Publisher: Montlake Romance 

Publication Date: July 17, 2018

Pages: 320

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis: Maisy Harrison is a singer and her family’s band. She has two roles in her life, one never date a musician and to never sleep with her musician. Maisy gets the offer of a lifetime, to tour with Ryan De Luna. And she also gets to pretend to be a fake girlfriend but will that break her rules? What happens when this fake relationship turns into something more? Will Maisy take the risk and break her rules to dare a musician?

Thoughts: #Moonstruck left me Starstruck for both Maisy and Ryan. This was such a fun read. I read it at times where I could and it took me forever, but I don’t mind because of how wonderful it is! This is a must-read for 2018!

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Giving up the Boss – Book Review

Title: Giving up the Boss

Author: Victoria Davies

Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC

Publication Date: July 9, 2018

Pages: 195

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis: Executive Assistant Lori has decided to quit her job. Her boss, Jackson, was reluctant to have her leave, without a good reason. When exiting the building’s parking garage, Lori runs into someone with her car! She runs into her boss, and it sends him to the hospital, and vendors him without his memory. They discover that Jackson has lost his memories and won’t be able to run his company without having any help. Lori steps up and helps Jackson land on his feet and learn the things that he wants new. The only thing is that Lori doesn’t work for him anymore and he doesn’t know that! Will the old Jackson come back to the arrogant Jackson that everyone hates or will he stay this new and nice version that everyone loves?

Thoughts: This was a really enjoyable read. I loved all the characters and the places that they want. It was nice to see Jackson improve himself. The two of these characters and their relationships is a great one. Overall this was a fun read, that had some awesome characters. I loved how super fast pace it was but it was definitely not insta-love, which I really loved!

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Playing Dirty – Book Review

Title: Playing Dirty

Author: Amy Andrews

Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC

Publication Date: July 9, 2018

Pages: 250

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis: Kyle just joined the Sydney Smoke Rugby team. He went out on the town and spotted a beautiful red-head. They hit it off immediately, and had one great night together, that each wish they could savor. Later on the next day, he spots Val at his workplace, and he realizes who she is. She is her coach’s daughter, the one he sends to stay away from. Even with the threat from his coach, him and Val still secretly date. If her dad was to find out, would he bench Kyle, and would she be the one responsible?

Thoughts: From page one of this novel I was hooked. This was a phenomenally fantastic, read. Nothing about this book was lacking or boring in any way. This was such a great read by the pool, I would recommend. There was so much that I loved and “I would tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.”

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The Army Ranger’s Surprise – Book Review

Title: The Army Ranger’s Surprise

Author: Donna Michaels

Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC

Publication Date: July 9, 2018

Pages: 234

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis: Kaydee Wagner is sweet enough to drop her life and move in with her grandfather, while her dad is serving in the military. While living there, she has been doing repairs around the house. For some projects she needs little extra help, thankfully there is an army ranger next door. Leo Reed has been coming down to visit his grandmother while his mom is away. These two start to work together and tile Kaydees’ bathroom, as they work things get steamy in the shower. Everything was going well until Leo’s past comes into play and makes him feel unworthy of Kaydee, as his past has caught up with him. Will Kaydee be able to survive this “toxic” man. . . And a baby?

Thoughts: This was such a great read! I love a good military romance. The way that Kaydee is an anchor for Leo, in such a short amount of time shows just how strong of a couple they are. This is an excellent story about friendships, relationships, and facing your demons. I would highly recommend you pick this up for the summer!

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