Monday, December 22, 2014

Quote of the Day 12/22

“There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.”
― Mae West

Thursday, December 18, 2014

My "Loving Lauren" by Jill Sanders Review

Lauren had been raised to not be afraid of anything, and she lived by that code, that is until her dad died and left everything in her hands. Now she’s not only in charge of her two younger sisters, but she’s running a full-blown Texas ranch. Caring for a thousand‑acre ranch has its ups and downs, physically, mentally, and financially. All she is looking for is a little break. What she doesn't have time for is someone who will only complicate her life further. 

Chase is back in his hometown. Helping his dad with his veterinary practice is high on his list. So is being with the lovely Lauren West. Years ago, he found a unique way to bind them together. Now all he has to do is prove to her that he’s the right man to spend the rest of her life with.






My Review:

In this first book of the West Series we meet Lauren West. Lauren is the responsible, level-headed, older sister of Alexis and Hailey. She’s also in charge of running her family’s ranch after the untimely death of her father. Running a ranch is hard enough, but add in the fact that Lauren’s father was in debt to his two best friends doesn’t make things any easier for our young heroine. In steps Lauren’s childhood friend Chase Graham. Chase has had a thing for Lauren for as long as he can remember, and seeing her struggle just kills him. So he makes her a business proposition…he’ll give her the money she needs to save her ranch if she marries him. In an act of desperation, Lauren accepts and the two marry in a super-secret ceremony that no one ever knows about. Lauren is able to save her ranch, and Chase has tied himself to the woman he loves just in time for him to leave for college. Fast forward seven years later, Chase moves back home with the intentions of winning Lauren over and making their marriage real instead of just a business deal. But Lauren isn’t having any part of it. She doesn’t want to be considered anyone’s charity case and has worked hard over the past seven years to pay Chase back so they can get divorced. But with Chase around all the time, Lauren soon realizes her true feelings for him and finds herself wanting this marriage to be the real deal.

I really enjoyed this book! I loved the characters, sharp dialogue, and the story very much. Lauren is such a hard-working, loving person, but I did find myself mentally bashing her for being so darn stubborn when it came to Chase. She just wouldn’t let the guy catch a break :) Chase is such a sweet-heart, and so darn sexy. I just loved him! 

The story that unfolds for Lauren and Chase is truly wonderful and completely heartfelt, with some unexpected added suspense/action thrown in. Although I enjoyed that added bit of suspense/action, I really don’t think the novel needed it. It was a solid read without that, but of course that’s just my personal reader opinion. I would definitely recommend this book if you enjoy contemporary romances. 

I purchased this book for my own reading enjoyment. I was in no way compensated for this review. These thoughts are my own and are no way influenced by others. Thank you! 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Double Book Blast! PRETTY RECKLESS & WHATCHA GONNA DO WITH A COWBOY by Jodi Linton


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Pretty Reckless 
The Deputy Laney Briggs Series #1 
Jodi Linton
Entangled


She’s dead-set on giving one bullheaded cowboy the boot.

Welcome to Pistol Rock, Texas where everyone knows secrets last about as long as the sporadic west Texas rain showers.

Laney Briggs has long been considered reckless, but she’s turned herself around—she’s respectably engaged and she’s become a Pistol Rock deputy sheriff. Everything’s fine until a dead body turns up and her ex, Texas Ranger Gunner Wilson, decides to stick his boots into the town’s first murder case.

Laney will be damned if she lets Gunner trample all over her turf and her chance at a quiet, contented life. His seemingly endless ability to undermine her resolve and her libido was only outdone by her constant urge to butt heads with him. But when the bodies start to pile up, Laney has to ask the lethal bad boy for a hand—and a truce in exchange for his help.

Having an ex-boyfriend as an ally might not be the best idea, but Laney has always been pretty reckless…

Warning: Contains a sassy female deputy with a knack for getting knee-deep in trouble; a sexy Texas Ranger hell-bent on winning his woman’s heart back; and an old love blazing a wildfire of passionate memories.


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 Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy
The Deputy Laney Briggs Series #1.5
Jodi Linton
Entangled


Some cowboys are worth getting dirty for.

In her latest adventure, sassy Deputy Laney Briggs discovers the local high school football coach passed out under the stadium bleachers wearing nothing but a smile…and his wife’s lingerie.

Things really start to get wild when she runs into the smoking hot Federal Marshal, Colt Larsen, snooping around the Granger’s house. Quicker than a cold snap comes and goes in Texas, Laney finds herself up to her eyeballs in a case involving a ruthless motorcycle gang, a Mexican drug cartel, a kidnapping, and a shoot-out to rival the O.K. Corral.

In over their heads, Laney calls in the big guns—her very own Texas Ranger, Gunner Wilson, who’s ready to fulfill every last one of her desires. But as things heat up between them, the stakes get higher than ever, and Gunner’s help may not be enough for Laney to get out alive…

Warning: Contains mind- blowing sex between a dirty-talking cowboy who loves to spank and a smart-mouth cowgirl who isn’t shy when it comes to demanding what she wants.

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Growing up in a small Texas town didn't have many perks, but it allowed for some colorful writing material. After settling down with her family in central Texas, Jodi found her passion: writing kick-ass, southern contemporary romance stories. Today she can be found cozied up to the computer escaping into a quirky world of tall tales, sexy, tight jean wearing cowboys, and a protagonist with a sharp-tongue quick enough to hang any man out to dry.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Book Blast! CHRISTMAS BLISS by A.S. Fenichel


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Emma is running from a tyrannous uncle bent on killing her young brother, just to gain his fortune. John, the Earl of Compton, is looking for something to change his unfulfilling life. When they meet on a dark street, nothing can change their fate.

John is so instantly smitten and socially inept, he proposes in less than twenty-four hours. Emma’s plight to save her brother has her so shaken, she agrees to the hasty Christmas wedding.

The threats to Emma’s life, and John’s fierce defense of her, demonstrate to both that the match might be more than just a convenient arrangement. If only they can thwart her uncle’s devious assault and live to enjoy each other.

Blush sensuality level: This is a sweet romance (kisses only, no sexual content).


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A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful career in New York City to follow her husband to Texas and pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She’s never looked back.

A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story.

Multi-published in erotic paranormal, contemporary and historical romance, A.S. is the author of the Mayan Destiny series, Christmas Bliss and many more. With several books currently contracted to multiple publishers, A.S. will be bringing you her brand of romance for many years to come.

Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the East Texas with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, and puttering in her garden.


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Monday, December 15, 2014

Book Blast! REVVING UP THE HOLIDAYS by A.S. Fenichel


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Workaholic Isaac hasn’t been back to his hometown since his father’s funeral two years earlier, pushing his family away because of a painful secret. Hanukkah and a forced vacation lure him back to Atlanta, where he’s reunited with his two lost loves—an old motorcycle and his sister’s best friend Giada. While rediscovering his passion for both the bike and the woman, Isaac rebuilds his heart.

Giada has lost her Christmas spirit since returning home to care for her dying parents. Left alone, she struggles to return to her successful teaching career, choosing instead to stay in her hometown. Only the unexpected return of her high school crush Isaac brings any joy to the season.

The transitive nature of Isaac’s visit and Giada’s fear of abandonment keep them from sharing their whole hearts, but certainly not their bodies. Their desire for each other is hotter than flames on a menorah and they take advantage of their limited time together by burning up the sheets. But once their secrets are revealed, their hearts will do all the thinking.

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A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful career in New York City to follow her husband to Texas and pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She’s never looked back.

A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story.

Multi-published in erotic paranormal, contemporary and historical romance, A.S. is the author of the Mayan Destiny series, Christmas Bliss and many more. With several books currently contracted to multiple publishers, A.S. will be bringing you her brand of romance for many years to come.

Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the East Texas with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, and puttering in her garden.


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Quote of the Day 12/15

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
― Toni Morrison