Monday, September 23, 2013

The Weekend Proposition-Blog Tour & ARC Review

Title- The Weekend Proposition
Author- Ella Jade
Source- ARC from author

One weekend—no strings, no expectations, and no commitments. On Sunday afternoon it all ends, or does it?

No-nonsense businessman Spencer Cannon has a dilemma. He’s headed to Connecticut for the weekend to attend his cousin’s elaborate wedding. His whole family will be there in addition to his obsessed ex-girlfriend Ava. According to Spencer’s brother, Ava has been telling her friends she’s planning a magical reunion with her favorite ex-boyfriend. Spencer’s not in the mood to deal with her, but he can’t miss the wedding. He needs a plan.

Struggling Brooklyn waitress and aspiring graphic designer Dakota Vercelli has fallen on hard times. College debts, pending eviction, and her sick mother are taking a toll on her. A chance encounter with Mr. Cannon, CEO of Cannon and Carrington Advertising, leads to a proposition that may be just the thing to solve both of their problems. Spencer’s offer—spend four days with him during the wedding festivities and keep his ex off his trail. In return, he’ll compensate her generously for her time. He needs a weekend girlfriend, and Dakota needs the cash.

It was just supposed to be a business deal, but after sharing a room, kissing under the stars, and attending a wedding, their attraction is undeniable. Will the illusion end when the weekend is over or is the proposition just the beginning?

                 ~My Review~

This book has it all. It's cute & quirky, hot & steamy, playful & romantic...everything you'd want in a good book. 

I thoroughly enjoyed following Spencer & Coda through their weekend adventure. Between the witty banter, twists & turns, & page melting, mind numbing passion, I couldn't get enough! 

There is most definitely something to be said about the writing style of Ella Jade. She pulled me in with the very first sentence & I couldn't stop until the last chapter was complete. 

How will this steamy proposition turn out? Well, I guess you'll have to 1-click & find out!! ;) 

Thank you, Ella, for the opportunity to take this journey with them. It's one I won't soon forget! ❤️

Friday, September 20, 2013

Because You're Mine-ARC Review

Title- Because You're Mine
Author- K. Langston
Source- ARC copy from author

Madison Waters knew exactly what she wanted to do with her life. She was already working for one of the most prestigious law firms in Boston as a research assistant, and in a few short months, she would finally graduate from Harvard and collect her law degree. Everything Madison had worked so hard for, was well within her reach. 

But when Madison has to take an unexpected trip back home, she's blindsided by the one thing she'd never planned on. 

Desperate to escape his wicked past, Holden Brooks moved to Madison's hometown five years ago. It was a struggle at first, but he eventually overcame the demons that nearly destroyed him back in Texas. Holden is in a good place in his life and love is the very last thing on his mind. 

Everything changes the moment their two paths collide and they soon find out, fate has a plan of its own.

You never know when love will come along and change...everything.

                    ~My Review~
Ok, first, let me have a fan girl freak out moment & then I'll get serious....

Now, seriously...I've read thousands of books...literally, thousands...& this one definitely ranks in my top 5, maybe even top 3!! It has landed smack dab right up there with my all time favorite, Beautiful Disaster, which has been nearly impossible to do thus far! I usually can't "picture" the characters while I'm reading a book (not even with BD) but something about K.Langston's writing style had my imagination running wild. And of course, my mind traveled to Gary Taylor as the sinfully sexy cowboy known as Holden Brooks! *swoon* 

This book rocked my socks! It has depth & despair, tragedy & triumph, lust & love, failures & fate. Fate...such a powerful force. One, that we as over-thinking humans tend to ignore & try to override. Today, we live in such a fast-paced world, all of us moving at break-neck speeds, chasing God-knows-what for who-knows-why & we no longer take the time to just BE, ultimately rerouting this divine plan for our lives (better known as fate). Well, from now on, I know I will be reading all of the "signs" along the way & acting accordingly. I'm so pumped to see what life path this new vision will guide me down! If you need me, I'll be going with flow! ;)

Thank you K, for opening my eyes. And thank you for the privilege of stepping into Holden & Maddie's world. ❤

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sex in the Champagne Room-ARC Review & Tour Stop

Title-Sex in the Champagne Room
Author-Jenna Rain
Source-ARC for review 

One night of passion could set her free…but will she ever see him again?

It’s five days before my wedding to Nathan Bonaventure. He’s rich. He’s handsome. He’s also cold and calculating, and he wants a trophy, not a wife. Thanks to my Aunt Cecily, I don’t even get a say in it.

My friends think having my bachelorette party at a strip club is a great idea, but all I can think about is how miserable I’m going to be for the rest of my life. Until he shows up. Phoenix, the star of the show, is a blue-eyed god with a body to die for.

He’s supposed to be entertaining the crowd. So why won’t he take those stunning eyes off me…and what’s going to happen in the champagne room?

About the Wedding Wrecks series: Sizzling, erotic novellas that feature women on the verge of marrying Mr. Wrong–saved from making the worst mistake of their lives through a steamy encounter with Mr. Oh-So-Right.

~~~~~~~~~~~MY REVIEW~~~~~~~~~~
Quick paced, fully charged & HOT, HOT, HOT!!! Kept me intrigued & guessing where it was going. I loved the short story writing style. 
I also loved that these series can give women a sense of empowerment. Sometimes we listen to the harsh & cruel criticism of others & forget that we are some tough, powerful bitches...& that's a force to be reckoned with!!! A huge thank you to Jenna Rain for that reminder!! ❤

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Review-I Remember You/Home Sweet Home by Scarlett Metal

Title-I Remember You/Home Sweet Home
Author-Scarlett Metal
Source-Amazon & iBooks

I Remember You
Lance never got over his teenage love despite years of trying to forget her with alcohol, music, and other women. 
Samantha dated lots of different guys after Lance, guys most girls would love to have even a chance with. No one can make her happy though; she compares them all to Lance. 
Fate brings them together when Lance is in town for some family business. They end up spending a passionate night together but can they be more? Can they finally find their happily ever after?

Home Sweet Home
Things for Lance and Samantha have been picture perfect since they reunited four years ago. They are happily married with a little girl and another baby on the way. Lance's career with the Forbidden Gods is stronger than ever. Samantha has some best selling books to her name and her writing career is taking off.
In just a few short months, that perfect world starts to shatter. Lance has to go on tour without Sam. He has creative differences with management over the band's latest album that have left him frustrated. He suffers loss after loss,not knowing if he can take much more. He turns to alcohol to numb the pain just like he did all those years ago when Sam left him.
Sam tries to be strong for her family when tragedy threatens to pull them apart but when Lance isn't there for her when she needs him the most, she questions everything she ever believed about them and their love.
Lance is lost and hanging by a thread. Can Sam save him? Or is it too late? Will Lance be able to find his way back home?
My Review:
A story of love...first love, lost love, found love. A story of old flames & new beginnings, rock stars & romance, tragedies & triumphs, family & friendship. These books have it all! 
Coping with family life while still maintaining a hot sex life isn't something that many authors touch on. I loved that about these books!
There were twists & turns, ups & downs, but one constant remained....LOVE. Love can see us through the roughest storms, if we allow it to. And in a time where giving up & letting go seems to be the easier, more common approach to things, it is great to have this reminder.
Seeing a softer side to the rock star/bad boy always makes me melt. *swoon*

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