Book Review : Stalemate by Lisa Suzanne

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Blurb:

Emme Ford loves her job as a bar promoter. She runs in the same circles as musicians and socialites, getting paid to party with them. She’s content with life just the way it is, and she has no interest in marriage, kids, or growing up. But what happens when the party’s over?

Axel Jones wants to marry Emme, but she denied his proposal. They both pretend it didn’t affect their relationship, but it did. A wedge divides them, and now they’re stuck in a stalemate. What do you do when only one person wants more?

Review:
Every now and then there are folks who have commitment issues, some are just commitment-phobes and others are just perfectly happy not defining the relationship. Usually its the guys who want to take their time when it comes to committing and defining the relationship but that doesn’t seem to be the problem with Axel. Axel wants to marry Emme, Axel wants a family and all that comes with a committed relationship. Emme on the other hand doesn’t know what she wants. All she knew is that she was having fun with Axel and that was that. Will Axel and Emme be able to get past their issues? I sure as heck felt like jumping into the book and telling Emme to snap out of it and tell Axel how she really felt!! I know you will enjoy reading this story and will be anxiously waiting for the next installment. I got so invested in this story that I am going to go back and read the first installment and learn all about Axel’s cousin Carter and Emme’s friend Courtney!!

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Book Review: Luminoso By S. J. Molloy

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Book Title: Luminoso (The Luminara Series, #4)

Author: SJ Molloy

Genre: Erotic Romance Suspense

Release Date: October 27, 2015

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Book Blurb

This is the ultimate love story. This is the most tragic love story.

Heart and soul.

His light.

Our light.

Luminoso.

Lexi’s tormentor and ghost of her past is back—with a vengeance. Michael Parks won’t stop until he lures the pretty little lamb to his merciless slaughter. He’s looking for justice and will show her no mercy in his twisted, brutal plan for revenge.

She can run and play house, but she can’t hide forever. Her fate is sealed, and Michael will ensure she suffers a tragic and horrific death.

Lexi will pay dearly for her sins.

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When Lucca discovers Lexi’s stepbrother has skipped Australian parole and is in Scotland, taunting her and leaving signs, he impulsively takes Lexi and her mum Grace back to Tuscany.

Lucca vows to protect them both, taking extreme measures to ensure their safety while trying hard to provide a stable and positive life for them both.

They break. He breaks.

Between running his successful empire, Osurac Industries, and keeping everyone back home in Scotland safe until Michael has been apprehended, Lucca needs to love his dolcezza like never before—because she’s never needed him more than she does right now.

Recently discovering Lexi’s pregnant only makes Lucca more possessive and attentive, especially as Lexi doesn’t have the easiest pregnancy. He’ll go far and beyond to care for her, worship her, and make her happy. But life won’t be simple. Another unravelling twist in the plot will define their future. Forever.

Life in Lucca’s Tuscan farmhouse will be challenging, testing Lexi, Lucca, and Grace while Michael hides from the police and special forces.

Uncertainty. Paranoia. Unwanted stress.

Not only will their lives be threatened, but their private life will be compromised as the ruthless press digs into Lexi and Grace’s past. After a shocking scandal is leaked, creating a worldwide frenzy, Lucca and Lexi are exposed and under intense scrutiny.

Lucca will do whatever it takes to respect his girl’s privacy and safeguard her heart. Lucca thinks he knows what’s best for Lexi, but a new revelation ignites a fire inside her he can’t control.

Tragedy and a broken heart gives Lexi new strength and a brand-new backbone. She must take the reins. Knowing what she needs to do, and demanding his support, she pushes him to his limits.

In an explosive and heart-stopping turn of events, you will be shocked beyond belief.

Can Lucca keep Lexi safe?

Will she fight and face her demons, or surrender to the darkness once more?

Only Lucca’s lust, love, and light will give her strength, but is it enough?

You think you’ve read it all … you haven’t.

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Luminoso is the 4th book in the Luminara series by the wonderful Author S. J. Molloy, If you haven’t read the first three books to this series what are you waiting for!!( you can get the 3 book set for .99 cents on amazon for a limited time only) In this book we follow up on Lexi and Lucca and what has been going on since the last book. Lexi is dealing with her unplanned and unexpected pregnancy. What should be a time of nothing but joy simply cannot be because they are dealing with her past (and a bit of his too) which is her crazy half brother who is out to get her. In this book we learn how Lexi, her mother Grace and her brother Cameron were able to escape. We get to experience the joys, sadness, heartbreak and happiness with Lexi and Lucca and all the family and friends we have learned to love. All I wanted was for Lexi and Lucca to have the happiness they deserve. Sometimes no matter how hard you try the past comes back to haunt you. My heart raced a couple of times with the uncertainty of things and what would happen next. I held my breath a couple of times, not sure if I could handle reading another page without breaking into tears. I don’t want to give too much away but I will say that this book is book is definitely one that will tug at your heartstrings. I cried so many times reading this book. I felt their pain and their joy. S.J. Molloy’s style of writing is so detailed that you cant help but feel that you are there with them, going through all the motions with them. This book has become one of my favorites for 2015. I truly believe that this whole series is a must read, must own,type of series and this book and their story will stay with me forever. I am lucky that there is one more book left in this series and that will keep me happy awaiting for its release – A Diva Reviews

excerpt

“ … You have never felt an unyielding love. A love so powerful that you would move heaven and earth just to please the woman of your dreams, the woman you fall in love with at first sight. It is an instant attraction, a pull and hold on you so forceful that it consumes your dreams, your mind and takes the breath from your lungs. When you find the right woman, the woman who steals your breath, touches your soul and sets your whole body on fire, then you give her all of you and you do what the Caruso men do best, you worship her, romance her and show her love like no other.”

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The thought of sharing intimacy with this remarkable woman sears my insides and warms my heart so much I feel it ache. Ache for her. Ache to get high on her, under her, with her, and inside her. Inside her heart.

Holding my breath, I move the sexy wave from her cheek feeling her tremble under my touch, but this time … her eyes are fired up with burning lust. She feels the chemistry too. She is trembling with desire. I gasp filling my lungs inhaling as much of her as I can before I leave.

So this is what it feels like to experience instant attraction to a woman who steals your breath from you, blazes you inside and touches your soul.

Just to make sure she is in fact real, I look over my shoulder dipping my head to steal something from her … another glance.

Love at first sight.

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SJ Molloy, British Author of ‘The Luminara Series’ was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a young child, her family moved and raised her in Lanarkshire, Scotland where she currently resides with her husband, two daughters and her energetic, hyperactive loving gun dog who is utterly spoiled.

When she is not writing or reading, spending time with family and friends or exercising and walking her dog, SJ loves all things practical and creative. Dancing, music, cooking, travelling, good food and wine and painting are her favourite past times along with laughter, lots and lots of laughter.

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Playing Dirty by C.L. Parker Blog tour and book review

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Monkey Business Trio
C.L. Parker
Bantam
May 12,2015
E-Book, Paperback
336
http://amzn.com/1101882948

Synopsis:
Shaw Matthews plays to win, and he intends to snag a coveted partnership at San Diego’s hottest sports agency by signing America’s top athlete. Only one woman stands in his way: rival agent Cassidy Whalen. But eliminating the competition will be Shaw’s pleasure when he concocts an ingenious plan to seduce Cassidy and show the beautiful ballbreaker who’s the better man for the job. That is, until Cassidy turns the tables—and their steamy encounters start breaking all the rules.

Cassidy has worked hard to make it in a man’s cutthroat arena, and she isn’t going down without a fight, not even against the six-two alpha hunk whose rock-hard body awakens desires she’s never known before. As Cassidy shares night after night of unending passion with Shaw, the game begins to change. Now Cassidy stands to lose everything—unless a fiery contest of wills can become a winning proposition for two people who keep raising the stakes.

Book Review:
In Playing Dirty Shaw and Cassidy work together and love to hate each other and hate to love each other. They have the typical work hate relationship but under all that exterior you can feel the attraction they feel for one another. While Shaw was looking forward to working with Cassidy, Cassidy had her mind made up on Shaw and thought she knew what he was all about.
When the two have to work with one another or should I say compete with one another all kinds of crazy things happen. You know what they say.. All is fair in love and work or in this case Work.
C.L. Parker doesn't disappoint with this book. You have your tear jerking moments and you have your wanting to throw your E- reader moments and lets not forget some fog up the window steamy moments in this book. You will not want to put this book down until you have finished reading it.


Playing Without Rules By Rachelle Ayala Book review and book tour

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Book Blurb

A ballplayer’s girlfriend hides his daughter from him because she fears he’s like his abusive father.

Marcia Powers wants nothing to do with ballplayer Brock Carter, especially after she told him to go away and pursue his dreams. She has more than she can handle with an elderly father, a business to run, and a four-year-old daughter posing as her baby sister.

Brock Carter’s back in town to rekindle his romance with Marcia, and this time, he’s not letting her run him out of town. Marcia is unable to resist Brock, but determined to keep her secret.

Brock’s already lost his heart to Marcia once. Will he lose every dream, including baseball, when he discovers the real reason Marcia sent him away?

Playing the Rookie is available on Amazon (Read Free with Kindle Unlimited)

My Review

It is quite hard to read a book that touches on abuse. Whether it is physical or psychological… abuse is abuse and some of us just don’t quite know how to handle it… This book touches on real life situations and in turn makes you think and feel. Marcia was in love with Brock and still might be…and Brock has never stopped loving Marcia with all his heart. But can that love be strong enough to fix and work through some or all the abuse that haunts them?

Playing without rules is one of those tug at your heart kind of book. The way it is written makes you feel the emotions that the Characters in the book are going through.

I love books that touch on real life situations and this book does just that. Marcia Powers Loves Brock but certain things about him don’t sit well with her. Does she overcome those feelings.. Read this book and find out.

I just want to say how much I loved Brock in this book and how badly I just wanted to give him a hug.

Author Info

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Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling Asian American author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.

Subscribe to her mailing list for upcoming books and giveaways: http://eepurl.com/lR5kv and find her books at online retailers Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple iBookstore, and more.

Fiction: Michal’s Window, Broken Build, Hidden Under Her Heart, Chance for Love Boxed Set, Knowing Vera, Taming Romeo, Whole Latte Love, Played by Love, Playing the Rookie, A Father for Christmas, Claiming Carlos, Roaring Hot, Playing Without Rules, Christmas Stray (upcoming)

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Lyssa Layne http://www.authorlyssalayne.blogspot.com Tuesday, February 17
Shandi K Dews http://mamadewsreviews.blogspot.com Wednesday, February 18
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Cheryl Bavaro http://bavarofamilyreviews.blogspot.com Friday, February 20
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Liza Cochico http://mlizcochico.blogspot.com/ Sunday, February 22
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Paige Boggs http://electivelypaige.com Thursday, February 26
Jessica Cali http://calibookreviews.com Friday, February 27
Krista Bainbridge http://www.savorysavings.com Saturday, February 28
Jessica Cassidy http://www.jessicacassidy.com Sunday, March 01
Marie Dee http://www.marieclara.com Monday, March 02
Rachelle Ayala http://www.rachelleayala.com/ Monday, March 02

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Saving Kenna by D.L. Raver Book Release!!!

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You met Kenna and Sloan in Indulging in Irelyn and Being
Zolt
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I knew from the first moment I saw her, Kenna Campbell would be
my undoing. I’ve done my best to stay away from her, but I fail at every turn.
Now, she’s been taken from me, and I’ll stop at nothing to get her back.
Irish born, Sloan Sullivan is a man with a past he can’t escape.
Everything about him, from his identify to his profession, is a lie.
Until he met Kenna, he didn’t think twice about his fraudulent
life. Now, his past is threatening his future and preventing him from saving
the woman he loves.
I’ve loved Sloan from the moment I saw him. Though he pushes me
away at every turn, I never leave.
Kenna Campbell fell in love with Sloan Sullivan when she was sixteen.
Throughout the years, she’s stayed true to him even when it hurt her to do so.
In a
heartbreaking turn of events, Kenna falls prey to
 Marcus Xavier’s evil game. Though she’s
physically survived the brutality she suffered at the hands of two men, her
emotional and mental scars refuse to heal, and she wonders if she’s broken
beyond repair.
Is love enough to keep these two together, or will the monsters
from both their pasts destroy them forever?


Review
How much do you love? How far are you willing to go for love? Kenna is in love with Sloan and Sloan is in love with Kenna but there are things that can’t be said and there are things that keep them apart ..is Kenna’s love for Sloan strong enough to love Sloan? Can Sloan change things and be what Kenna needs? Read this story and find out
This book is hands down one of the best books I have read. It had a little bit of paranormal in It which to me made the story even better. Having read the first two indulging series book I loved following along the stories of all the characters from before. But don’t let that deter you from reading this story. Saving Kenna can be read as a stand alone book!!. What are you waiting for.. go and get this book!!!


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 Dawna Raver didn’t always want to be a writer, but the voices
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and contemporary romance.

When she’s not spending time in her fantasy
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kitchen. Oh, and fawning over her dogs and husband, sometimes in that order.
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Anything He Wants & Castaway Book Review

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Sara Fawkes
St Martin's Griffin
October 21, 2014
E-book, print
672

Synopsis
Anything He Wants

Lucy Delacourt's temp position isn't quite her dream job but it pays the bills. The highlight of her day is riding the elevator in the mornings with a handsome stranger. But everything changes when the stranger seduces her. Completely out of character, she yields without a fight, but she has no idea her wanton acts with a man whose name she doesn't know will change her life forever. Because the sexy stranger is none other than Jeremiah Hamilton, billionaire CEO of Hamilton Industries, and one taste isn't nearly enough to satisfy his need. 

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As the billionaire pulls Lucy deeper into his world of high stakes business deals and ruthless takeovers, he demands nothing less than her complete surrender. But Jeremiah has no place in his life for love, and as Lucy falls deeper for him, she risks having her heart shattered. Making matters worse, Jeremiah’s fiercest rival is determined to steal Lucy’s affection…and to do it, he’ll show her the sinister side of Jeremiah’s opulent world.  With nowhere to turn and no one to trust, there’s only one thing Lucy knows for sure: she’ll never be free from Jeremiah’s sweet possession.

*I was provided this ARC though netgalley ,all thoughts and opinions are strictly my own *

My Review:
I had read Anything he wants when it first came out, and let me just say that Lucy Delacourt made quite an impression on me. In the first few pages I read, I was sucked into Lucy’s world. Sara Fawkes descriptive emotions had me panting for more and at a moments end left feeling like my life was on the line. How could a book capture my attention that deep? Well ladies lets be honest who wouldn’t want to be seduced by the handsome stranger who has captured our attention? Who wouldn’t daydream all day about seeing that handsome stranger?

This isn’t your typical story of romance though…and Lucy Delacourt’s handsome stranger isn’t just any ordinary man. Can Lucy handle Billionaire Jeremiah Hamiliton or can Jeremiah be what Lucy wants and needs? Just when the story was getting good I was left to wait… but wait no more I did, because I was able to re read the story that captured my attention a while ago and finally find out the rest of the story!!!

Castaway started where Anything He Wants left off and it was like I had never waited at all!! Not only was Sara Fawke able to bring it… She brought it with even more steam than before!! Sara was able to shock me , leave me choking back tears and then bringing me back hope and the reason why I fell in love with these characters in the first place. I hate to see Castaway be the end of this story though… I really hope Sara gives us or at least me more because I am not quite ready to let these characters go!!!

Preorder Anything He Wants & Castaway on Amazon now and read what has become one of my favorite books as soon as its released!!!


Book Review: Who We Were by Christy Sloat

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Christy Sloat
Anchor Group Publishing
September 15,2014
E-book
approx 168

“Who we were had washed away with the summer. Who we are was yet to be seen.”
Summer school at Alcott High was only supposed to gain Sadie Peters extra credit, nothing more. Her goal wasn't to make friends, or gain the attention of the most popular football player, yet she managed both. Her life was cruising along on course ... until that summer.
Could a simple stint in a different school change her identity completely and introduce her to love for the first time? How would that affect her relationship with Lily, her best friend?
Hopefully their friendship was strong enough to make it through the tumultuous summer. Sadie learns that great things come with change, but sometimes memories of the past are hardest to part with.

*I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are strictly my own *

My Review: I loved reading Who we were. I went through the awkward teenage stage, where I felt I didn’t fit in with the popular kids at school. This book brought back those memories of wanting to reinvent myself and be part of the popular in crowd. I could also understand how Sadie felt losing her best friend. At that age everything seems more traumatic than it really is.

Christy has a great way of describing the scenery and the emotions of the high school kids. I could easily picture what was going on and like I said it kind of reminded me of things I went through as a teenager. I loved seeing Sadie fall in love and learn the difference between love and lust or infatuation. I would easily recommend this book to my girls who are teenagers now and going through those awkward teenage years. I can’t wait to read more of Christy Sloat’s books


Kismet By A.E. Woodward

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A.E. Woodward
Feb 9,2014
Ebook, Paperback
312

Katie’s world came crashing down in an instant.

Her husband, daughter, and unborn baby. . . all gone in a flash. The life that she’d come to know, gone before she ever really got to live it.

With a broken heart, she deals the only way she knows how, by shutting it all off. No communicating, no feelings, just pure nothingness.

Alone with nothing but her own thoughts and a well meaning family, she moves back to her childhood home, a horse farm. It’s there that she finds herself healing along with the horses her family rehabilitates. But when Parker McKenzie comes back into her life she’s reminded of all that went wrong, and all that she lost.

Will Katie ever begin to heal? Or will her secrets and loss be too much for her to overcome?

Perhaps, this is her kismet.

MY REVIEW:
Have you ever read a book that reached to the depths of your emotions and ripped your heart out? Yep, this is THAT Book!! I cried ugly tears reading this book. I felt sad and happy and sad, but no matter the emotional roller coaster of emotions I kept feeling I could not put this book down.

Katie has to live with the most unimaginable thing ever, She was in a car accident that not only took the life of her husband and daughter but also the unborn baby boy she was carrying. How do you go on with life after losing all that you lived for ?

Katie decides that she will not talk again. She did the same thing when she was younger and that was her way to cope with things. Seriously who would be able to cope with such a tragedy? Katie’s mom and dad and big brother Tommy decide to take Katie back to her hometown where they life and help her out as much as they can. While at their house Tommy’s best friend Parker comes around and offers as much help as he can.

Parker is able to get Katie to come out of her shell of solitude but is it a good thing or a bad thing? What role does Parker play in Katie’s life? Can Parker heal some of Katie’s broken heart? You have to read this book to find out!!!!

Get this book on amazon: KISMET