Monday, February 19, 2018

Amy's 5 star ARC Review of Reckless by Lex Martin

A sexy new standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Lex Martin.


For the record, I'm not going to hook up with my boss.

I'm a lot of things--a screwup, a basket case, a flunky. But when I take a nanny job to be near my pregnant sister, I swear to myself I'll walk the straight and narrow, which means I cannot fall for my insanely hot boss.

I don't want to be tempted by that rugged rancher. By his chiseled muscles or southern charm or the way he snuggles his kids at bedtime. Ethan Carter won't get the key to my heart, no matter how much I want him.

Between us, she's the last thing I need as I finalize my hellish divorce.

What sane man trying to rebuild his life wants a hot nanny with long, sexy hair, curves for miles, and a smart mouth? A perfectly kissable, pouty mouth that I shouldn't notice.

My focus is on my kids and my ranch, not the insufferable siren who sleeps in the room next to mine. It doesn't matter that she wins over my kids in a heartbeat or runs my life better than I do. Tori Duran is the one woman I can't have and shouldn't want, no matter how much I crave her.

Ethan and Tori - this is one of the sweetest love stories I have read in a long time. This is also one of the good ones because lately I have been struggling to find a story that kept me wanting to turn the pages.

Ethan needs help. He is managing while waiting for his divorce to be final. How a mother can leave her children is beyond him - he will be fine - but the kids he’s but so sure. Crazy thing is he would probably take her back for the kids if she showed up tomorrow - that is until Tori lands on his doorstep for the nanny position. 

Tori is a mess. She needs this job but also being close to her pregnant sister makes this job all the more important. The last thing she needs is to screw this up. This man -Ethan - she finds he’s not like her last so called love. This man is the real thing.

The relationship between these two characters seemed believable. They learned to like each other - they learned about each other and then ... 
You will read a great story of love, friendship and true happiness. Click it up - thank you for the ARC! Loved this read.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Amy's 4 star ARC Review of Anything For Her (The Hunter Brothers Book 2) by Lola St. Vil

My name is Logan Hunter. I’m former NYPD SWAT. I don't do romance. I don't do relationships; at least not after what happened with my ex fiancĂ©, Shay. I left NYC to take on a series of high-risk recue missions abroad. But last night I got a call from the only woman who could lure me back to the states: my ex. 

Her life is in danger and she needs me to protect her. I also learn that she’s keeping a secret; a secret so painful, she’d do anything to keep me from finding out. Can I get the woman I love to open up and let me in her heart again? After two years apart, can we find our way back to each other? 

This steamy romance is a roller coaster ride that will make you laugh, make you hot, and even make you shed a few tears. It's a full-length standalone novel. You do not have to read the book that came before this one. NO cheating, NO cliffhangers, and a guaranteed Happily-ever-after! This book has adult content for ages 18 and over.

This is a series that I have not read the first book. However, it can be read as a stand-alone. In true form though within the first few chapters I wanted to know about the family I obviously missed. What a fantastic set of brothers. This is Logan’s story. 

Left - cheated on - Shay broke his heart. In return Logan takes on jobs that take him away. She ruined him. But now that same girl needs him. Witnessing an act that she should have never seen Shay is getting threatened. Fearing for her life she calls on the only man she can trust to help and protect her - but will he forgive her. 

This is a second chance romance that is touching and satisfying all at the same time. This is where the author gets you - all the secondary characters you want to know their past and look forward to their future. 

Logan and Shay are well written characters with a lot of turmoil in their past. You might not care for the female lead but give it a chance - things aren’t always as they seem or maybe not as bad - can’t really push that statement much more due to spoilers. 

The writing is solid and was a great sit by the fire page turner. Thank you for the ARC! I’m going back to grab number one!

Amy's 3 star review of Scoundrels & Scotch (Top Shelf #3) by Alta Hensley

I’ll stop at nothing to own her. 

I’m a collector of dolls. 

All kinds of dolls.

So beautiful and sexy, they become my art.
So perfect and flawless, my art galleries are flooded by the wealthy to gaze upon my possessions with envy.
So fragile and delicate, I keep them tucked away for safety.
The dark and torrid tales of Drayton’s Dolls run rampant through the rich and famous, and all but a few are true. 
Normally I share my dolls for others to play with or watch on display.

But not my special doll.
No, not her.
Ivy is the most precious doll of all.
She’s mine. All mine.

*Scoundrels & Scotch is a dark billionaire romance. If you don’t like a splash of shock, a dash of taboo, and a heavy dose of sex, then don’t take a sip of this TOP SHELF cocktail

So this was super weird to me. Draytons Dolls .. a man who collects women and puts them on display for those to do what he wants. The lead female was willing to come in to the life - Ivy. Victor however decides this one - the perfect doll - he may have to keep to himself. 

I’m not sure what happened in the previous releases and maybe this is what swayed me to not fall in love with this story but it just wasn’t my cup of tea. The story as well didn’t seem finished. 

If you like a very bizarre situation and read then this one is for you

Amy's 4 star Review of Maniac by Nina Auril

The Maniac
Things I should have watched out for: 
The redhead with her face buried in her phone. 
The pixie who made me feel more alive than the speeding blue Shelby underneath me. 
The girl more intense than the music and crowds I surround myself with. 
The cure to all the demons from my past.
The one with the boyfriend who loves her. 
But I didn’t, and now she has to watch me one more time. In a race for my life, and hers. 

The Cure 
Things I should have seen coming: 
The stupid red balloon. 
The road all my wishes led me down.
The 6ft hulk with the easy smile. 
The maniac who rages both on the track and off it. 
The one who doesn’t care that I have a boyfriend who loves me.
But I didn’t, and now I have to watch him one more time. In a race for his life, and mine.

The story of Quinn - Alex and Erik. The is my first read by this author and I did enjoy it. The characters are well written and the depth of real life experiences adds to the ability to be able to connect with the characters. Quinn has had to delay school due to her mother’s health issues. Alex has had not the best life but ours on a party attitude. Erik isn't all he seems to be. Sounds all too true. 

This is the love story of a man determined to get what he wants from a woman who deserves more. I didn’t read the previous release but I did enjoy meeting the characters from the first release. These stories are stand alone so no harm there but I also am a stickler for knowing all characters and how they got to where they are now. 

This is a good easy read. Enjoyed seeing the characters evolve and a love story develop. Thank you for the ARC. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Release Blitz : Fighter's Claim by DD Galvani

Title: Fighter's Claim

Series: Devils Wind MC

Author: D.D. Galvani

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: January 10, 2018 

Cover Model: Lance Jones

Photographer: Randy Sewell

Fighter is an Enforcer for the Devil’s Wind MC. His job is to take care of the prospects, make sure things run smoothly and kick some ass if it doesn’t. His life consists of his club, his bike, his brothers, and more than his fair share of pussy. The last thing he needs is his little sister and her best friend showing up at the clubhouse, ragged, beaten and looking to him to sort out their mess.

Tish and Jiji have been best friends since the day they met. When fate steps in and forces them to run for their lives, the safest place possible is with Jiji’s brother, Fighter. Fighter doesn’t do relationships but his sisters best friend is no longer the little girl he once knew. She’s all grown up and has him wanting to stake his claim. Tish has risked her life to save Jiji and now Fighter must return the favor.

When their two worlds collide, The Devil’s Wind steps up to protect Tish and Jiji and Fighter has a decision to make before he loses Tish.

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D.D. Galvani was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She moved to Florida in 2002 and lives there today with her husband of 37 years. She has two children and one beloved grand daughter whom she spoils  as much as she can. She is an avid reader and crafter and decided to put those two loves together and Swag by NaNa was born. After working around author’s for a few years, she asked a couple to look at a story she had written and was blown away that they liked it. They pushed her to finish it and her first novel Fighter’s Claim, an MC romance came to be. She writes strong alpha males and sassy intelligent women. Welcome to her world!


Release Blitz : Someone in the Way by Rachel Del

Title: Someone in the Way

Series: Someone in the Way #1

Author: Rachel Del

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 10, 2018 

Lily Gardner thought she’d found her soul mate when she met and married the handsome and well-off Thomas Gardner. But now, thirty, with a four-year-old son, Lily finds herself wading through the messy waters of divorce and single motherhood, crying herself to sleep at night wondering if she’s just lost her only chance at love—and herself in the process.

Nathan Trainor always falls for the wrong women—and Lily is no exception. But now that she’s practically single Nate knows this could be his only chance to prove history wrong. 

When Lily and Nate are assigned the task of signing a bestselling author who is rumored to be seeking new representation, Lily must put her troubles aside and do whatever it takes to get the job done. And Nate might just get his chance to write his own happy ending.

At once heartbreaking and hopeful, Someone In The Way captures what it feels like to be given a second chance at life—and love.

Someone In The Way was previously published as Finding Lily, but has been entirely re-written and will be re-releasing January 2018.

Someone In The Way is a standalone but can also be read as book 1 in the series.

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Rachel Del is a head-in-the-clouds introvert, homebody and thirty-something writer currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband and son. Originally from Ontario, Canada she works in publishing and enjoys a cold glass of Chardonnay, road trips and singing in the shower.

Rachel started writing in 1991 with her first journal … and never stopped. She wrote her first novel in the 6th grade, something hopelessly sappy and laced with spelling mistakes.

When she isn’t working or writing, you can find her chasing after her son, reading or sipping on black coffee.