Nov 11, 2017

{Review} Crank by Adriana Locke


Crank by Adriana Locke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Mature
RECEIVED: Tour
Crank (The Gibson Boys #1)
Crank (The Gibson Boys #1)
by Adriana Locke

4.58 · 238 Ratings · 195 Reviews

BLURB:
This is one mistake Sienna Landry can’t buy her way out of.

As Walker Gibson looks at her, then at the damage to his precious truck (that she may or may not have accidentally inflicted), she knows she’s in trouble. It’s not the busted headlight and dented grill that’s sunk her though. It’s the downright sinful man in front of her that’s the problem.

The small town mechanic is broody. Rough. Smells like engine grease and gasoline and Sienna isn’t sure why that’s so sexy, but it is. It so is. She’s ready to peel off her panties at the drop of his wrench.

He wants her too. She can feel it when he brushes against her. Experience it as he presses her against the wall of the shop. It’s thinly veiled in his deep, brown eyes when he looks at her like she’s everything he’s ever wanted. So why won’t he give in?

The damage to Walker’s truck is the first of many mistakes between the two of them, ending with truths that rock Sienna’s world. Nothing can fix her broken heart except the love of a man that won’t, maybe even can’t, love her back.

REVIEW:
I didn’t think anything could top Adriana Locke’s Landry series, I loved the family dynamic and humor, but as always Locke knows how to write fantastic character mixed with drama and good old family bonding.

Crank follows Sienna Landry, the youngest and most care free of the Landry children. She has ended up in a small town with her friend and fellow business partner. But after one night of acting like her former baseball star brother, she accidentally damages a local truck. Sienna comes face to face with some of the Gibson family, but she catches the eye of Walker Gibson, whom trucks she’s damaged. Sienna out of guilt slowly makes her way into helping repay Walker at his auto shop, which ensues into an attraction and whirlwind of ups and downs.

Sienna was always interesting to me because she was so opposite of any of her family members. Meaning she was always off on her next adventure of career goal, she couldn’t settle but was still close to her brothers and twin sister. As they all found their other halves, she was still looking for herself. I loved seeing her come into her own and loved, loved that Locke added her family into the mix to help guide her in the right direction. She is a little bit of a mess and can’t seem to grasp this connection she has with Walker. She always bonds with his cousin and brothers who remind me a lot of her chaos brother back home.

Walker is a broody and hard working man, who is not really prepared for Sienna when she comes barreling into his life, pretty much messing everything up he was use to. But his tough demeanor and standoffish persona are slowly getting beat by the connection he feels with Sienna. He’s a bit off a mess too, and for a very good reason. But he has his support team consisting of his brothers, cousin, and Nana who whip him into shape.

Overall I loved this new introduction to another family, the Landry side now being complete I can’t wait to see what happens to the Gibson family. The writing, the smoking hot romance, humor and family unity is so much fun, I loved every minute of it. And if your worries about not reading the Landry series and being lost, don’t worry it can be read as a total stand-alone.



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Nov 10, 2017

{Release Day} Crank by Adriana Locke



Title: Crank

Series: The Gibson Boys #1

Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 10, 2017

Blurb

This is one mistake Sienna Landry can’t buy her way out of.

As Walker Gibson looks at her, then at the damage to his precious truck (that she may or may not have accidentally inflicted), she knows she’s in trouble. It’s not the busted headlight and dented grill that’s sunk her though. It’s the downright sinful man in front of her that’s the problem.

The small town mechanic is broody. Rough. Smells like engine grease and gasoline and Sienna isn’t sure why that’s so sexy, but it is. It so is. She’s ready to peel off her panties at the drop of his wrench.

He wants her too. She can feel it when he brushes against her. Experience it as he presses her against the wall of the shop. It’s thinly veiled in his deep, brown eyes when he looks at her like she’s everything he’s ever wanted. So why won’t he give in?

The damage to Walker’s truck is the first of many mistakes between the two of them, ending with truths that rock Sienna’s world. Nothing can fix her broken heart except the love of a man that won’t, maybe even can’t, love her back.

Crank is a standalone romance in a new small town, blue collar series from USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke. Join readers everywhere as they fall in love with the delicious Gibson Boys. 



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Author Bio
USA Today and Amazon Top 10 Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides
in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.

Please contact Adriana at www.adrianalocke.com. She loves to hear from readers.

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Nov 7, 2017

{Promo} Main Street Romance Site Launch


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Oct 31, 2017

{Blitz Tour} Fired by Cora Brent


Fired

by Cora Brent
Publication Date: October 31, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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In this fiery series debut from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Brent, a workplace romance might prove too hot to handle.

Still reeling from a nasty divorce, Melanie Cruz’s pride takes another beating when she loses her enviable job at an upscale resort. After a flurry of unsuccessful interviews, she finally—desperately—accepts a job managing a small chain of family-owned pizzerias in a quaint downtown Phoenix neighborhood. The job also comes with Dominic Esposito, her overbearing but ridiculously handsome boss. Falling for him might be the last thing she expects, but maybe it’s the one thing she needs.

As hard as they try to resist, Melanie and Dominic embark on a romance as hot as a brick oven, and Melanie has every reason to believe that maybe, this time, she’s finally found “the one.”

But Dominic has a secret—one even his family doesn’t know. And the scandal could threaten everything he and Melanie have worked for…in business and in love.


About Cora Brent

Cora Brent was born in a cold climate and escaped as soon as it was legally possible. Now, she lives in the desert with her husband, two kids and a prickly pear cactus she has affectionately named ‘Spot’. Cora’s closet is filled with boxes of unfinished stories that date back her 1980’s childhood and all her life she has dreamed of being an author. Amazingly, she is now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer of contemporary romance and begs not to be awakened from this dream.

Oct 25, 2017

{Review} The Outpost by Devney Perry

The Outpost by Devney Perry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Small Town, Mature
RECEIVED: Author
The Outpost (Jamison Valley #4)
The Outpost (Jamison Valley #4)
by Devney Perry

4.74 · 62 Ratings · 46 Reviews


BLURB:

Trapped in his tiny mountain cabin, she didn't expect to fall for his big heart.

Exposing a prominent criminal family with an investigative news report didn’t exactly work out the way Sabrina had hoped. Instead of basking in the glory of her article’s success, she’s on the run from a powerful man who wants her dead. To stay safe, she’s forced to trade one bad situation for another. Stuck in the Montana wilderness, she’s secluded from anything resembling civilization or the modern-day world. The only good thing about her situation is the gorgeous mountain man assigned to protect her. Too bad he isn’t the slightest bit interested in a city girl like her.

Beau likes his life quiet and simple. Give him a peaceful day hiking in the woods with his dog, and he’s a happy man. He has no use for large crowds, noisy cities or dramatic women. So when a hotshot reporter rolls into town, dragging her big-time problems with her, he should have run for the hills. Instead, he volunteered to keep her safe. Bringing her into his world won’t be easy, but if he can convince her that Montana isn’t as terrifying as she believes, they might just be the perfect match.

REVIEW:

Perry does it again, I swear each book in this series gets better and better and I fall head over for the new alpha male. I didn’t think anyone could beat the soft spot I had for Silas, but Beau just became my number one with his rugged big heart.

The Outpost follows Sabrina, who was introduced at in the last book, best friend of Felicity. She is a spitfire investigative reporter who dug herself into a dangerous story that lead to the mafia coming after her. Beaten and needing a place to hide, Sabrina is offered to be taking to an Outpost in the Montana wilderness with Beau, a friend of Felicity’s husband and also someone who knows the ins and outs of the wilderness. Beau is a former hotshot turned search and rescue is not really prepared for Sabrina, they are absolute opposites but slowly they both open each other up to what neither thought they needed.

Sabrina, has always wanted to help bring in the bad guys, admiring those who have done so, she wanted to do her part, especially when this current story hit close to home. Sabrina had a tough past, with the loss of a friend and now she’s put herself in danger. Even though I felt what she did to get her story was insane, I know it came from a good place. She wanted to shut these bad guys down and sacrificed herself to stop them. I enjoyed watching her come to terms with the possibility of a new life, she started to loved the outdoors and found something in herself that she didn’t know was there. In the end Beau not only introduced her to a new way to live but helped her see her potential in herself.

Beau, oh did this mountain man steal my heart. He tried to keep his chemistry with Sabrina in check but those two had so much connection that it was no use. He has a big heart, he loves being in the wilderness, loves his job and adores all his family to pieces. Plus he has an adorable dog Boone that kinda stole the show in some parts. Beau has to leave Sabrina alone at the outpost through out the season, each time becomes harder for him to leave her. As they do have their ups and downs, he is keeps hoping that Sabrina might consider a life in Montana. But nothing is ever easy for these two and they have to overcome a lot.

Overall I loved this story so much, especially because it show opposites attract. Beau and Sabrina have become my new favorite couple, the romance was insanely off the charts and there is nothing more romantic then being off in a “cabin” setting, under the stars and a camp fire. All the past couples are back too, and it was great to see the strong friendship between Felicity and Sabrina, grow even more with Sabrina in danger and Felicity taking the next step in life. I can’t wait for the next book with Beau’s sister Maisy, she has been through so much and I want a happy ending for her.



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Oct 23, 2017

{Release Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway) Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely

From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a hot and hilarious standalone romance about what happens when you have one week to convince your best friend’s little sister that you’re the one for her. What could possibly go wrong? It looks like things are about to get hard in the woods...Don’t miss the laugh-out-loud and insanely hot story, HARD WOOD!

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I try. I swear I try. But yeah, that doesn't work out.
And after one fantastic night with my good friend Mia, I'm ready to give her years of nights under the stars. What's a few thousand miles when love's involved? But there's a hitch in my plans -- she just hired my adventure tour company. If there's one thing I'm committed to, it's running a squeaky clean business. Number one on my list of iron-clad rules?
Don't screw your customers.But what's a guy to do when she's so hard to resist? How hard can it be to keep our hands off each other for a quick group tour down the hills and over the trails? I'm about to find out, and I have a feeling I'm going to need a new badge of honor because things are about to get very hard in the woods.You can find this sexy standalone romantic comedy available across all retailers now!

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Excerpt:

I haven’t seen Mia in almost a month, since the last time she was in town staying with Max. I didn’t realize she’d be back a full week before her other brother Chase’s wedding, and am I ever glad to see her again.

She makes all parts of me quite happy indeed.

By happy, I mean hard as a rock.

Okay, fine. It’s not like I’m operating at full power this second. I’m thirty-three, not fifteen. I have plenty of self-control in the “when and where to pitch a tent” arena. All I’m saying is this woman gets me going, and I feel that zip down my body when I see her.

She’s on the phone, her eyebrows pinched, her expression harried. She drags her hand through her caramel-blond hair. As I walk closer, I hear her say, “I understand. Yes, I understand. Things happen.”

And that’s the sound of someone being disappointed.

Which is a terrible thing for this sexy-as-a-fiery-sunset woman to experience.

When she stops and ends her call, she spots me. She tilts her head, her eyes piercing, her brow furrowed, and her dimples killing me with cuteness. Her eyes roam from me to Zeus, and then she points at my boy. “I don’t know if anyone has told you this . . .”

I raise my eyebrows. “Tell me. What could it possibly be?”
Her eyes drift to the ground then back up. In a deadpan tone, she says, “But there’s a cat in your hat? Well, on your back, actually.”

“There is?” I crane my neck to peer over my shoulder. “You’re right. How did he get there?”

She parks her hands on her hips. “You’re in big trouble.”

“I’ve been bad, have I?”

She pushes my shoulder then wags her finger at me. “How did you keep this from me?”
I quirk an eyebrow. “The fact that there’s an awesome new Italian place down the street? It opened last month, and I planned to tell you.”

She huffs, rolling her eyes. “I’ve known you for months and you didn’t tell me you had a cat. Friends don’t hide pets from friends.”

She’s not in town that often. She hasn’t ever been to my apartment. And I don’t take Zeus upstairs to Max’s. But I’m not going to state the obvious. I’m going to have a little fun with her. Flirt with her. Because . . . that’s what we do.

“There’s a reason for that.”
Her eyes go wide, and she taps her toe, waiting. I drag a hand through my hair. Evie says my light brown hair is floppy, and she tells me this is a good thing. The ladies love floppy hair, she says. She’s been right so far. My hair’s been a big hit with the ladies, and other parts have, too.
“It’s a good reason,” I add.
“I’m waiting, Patrick. This really isn’t the type of intel you should hold back.”
I heave a sigh as if I’m going to make a huge admission, then I park a hand on her shoulder. Because, well, I’m a sneaky bastard and I’ll look for any opening to touch her. “Look, I’m going to be blunt. If I told you I had a hiking cat who rides shotgun in a backpack and can purr like he’s a jazz superstar, you’d have had no choice but to fall in love with me.”


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A #1 New York Times 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 eighty times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In October, she'll release HARD WOOD, the final standalone romantic comedy in the Big Rock series. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter



Oct 18, 2017

{Review} Swing by Adriana Locke

Swing by Adriana Locke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Humor, Sports
RECEIVED: Kindle Unlimited

BLURB:

Screw him and his perfect stats.
Sinful smirk.
Delicious body.
Lincoln Landry probably even has game-winning stamina.

I’d like to screw her and her perfect ass.
Dangerous curves.
Sweet smile.
Danielle Ashley probably even has a game-changing personality.

There’s no denying the chemistry between them. It’s so fiery, it’s undeniable. They partake in it. Enjoy it.
They really enjoy it.
Attraction is not a problem. Nor is their banter, relationship status, or habits. That’s all fine. Perfect, actually.
The problem is as tangled up as their sheets.

REVIEW:

I loved, loved the first book Sway in the Landry Family series, and Barrett stole my heart, but series I adored his brother Lincoln who is Swing, knocks it out of the park, no pun intended. Linc is hilarious and the coupled with Dani, I was loving this book from beginning to end.

Swing follows Lincoln while is recovering from a sport injury he runs into Dani, whom he has an instant attraction too. However, Dani is turned off by athletes and he main focus is on her work with the children at the hospital. These two go through a lot of ups and downs, mostly on Dani’s side since she has a lot of fears and insecurities that push her from being with Linc. But Linc is determined and has to work hard to get the girl, for the first time he meets his match.

I loved this story, the main focus is the couple but also family, the Laundry family is so loving and welcoming. The parents want their children to be happy and all Lincolns brothers and sisters like to give him a hard time but love him just the same. Of course, the romance is off the charts steamy and boy Lincoln knows how to make a girl swoon, while also being a sweetheart.

In the end I have already gone to the next book as this series and family has me hooked. Locke is a wonderful writer and I can really feel the love she has for creating each character and their journey to find their HEA.



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Oct 17, 2017

{Release Blitz: Promo} RUTHLESS KING by Meghan March



Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.

New Orleans belongs to me.
You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t.
My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met.
I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt.
To have her in my debt.
She doesn’t know she caught my attention.
She should’ve been more careful.
I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her.
It’s time to collect what I’m owed.
Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount.

*Ruthless King is book one of the Mount Trilogy*

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Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.