lunedì 11 dicembre 2017

Man Hands by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby


Release Date: 12.11.2017


Synopsis:

He puts the "screw" in screwball comedy...

BRYNN

At thirty-four, I’m reeling from a divorce. I don’t want to party or try to move on. I just want to stay home and post a new recipe on my blog: Brynn’s Dips and Balls.

But my friends aren’t having it. Get out there again, they say. It will be fun, they say. I’m still taking a hard pass. 

Free designer cocktails, they say. And that’s a game-changer. 

Too bad my ex shows up with his new arm candy. That’s when I lose my mind. But when my besties dare me to leap on the first single man I see, they don't expect me to actually go through with it.

TOM

All I need right now is some peace and quiet while my home renovation TV show is on hiatus. But when a curvy woman in a red wrap dress charges me like she’s a gymnast about to mount my high bar, all I can do is brace myself and catch her. What follows is the hottest experience of my adult life. 

I want a repeat, but my flying Cinderella disappears immediately afterward. She doesn’t leave a glass slipper, either—just a pair of panties with chocolate bunnies printed on them. 

But I will find her.


Review:


I had so much fun reading this book I stayed up all night to know how Brynn and Tom's story would have ended.

I liked all the characters,especially when they act silly making me laugh out loud more than once.
Brynn and Tom relationship is really a whirlwind of crazyness,hard kisses,sweet kisses,balls,dips and so much delectable sex.

I think the authors made a good work with this rom com and I'll definitely get the next book.

giovedì 7 dicembre 2017

The British Knight by Louise Bay


Release Date: 12.03.2017


Synopsis:

When I’m offered the chance to leave New York to live in London for three months, I can’t pack my suitcase fast enough. 

As soon as I touch down I’m obsessing over red telephone boxes, palaces and all the black cabs. 

But my favorite place is the tube. It’s wall-to-wall hot British men in suits. 

When I’m offered a temporary job working for a barrister, I say, sign me up. 

On my first commute into work, it’s a total accident when I lose my balance and fall against the most handsome Brit alive. He’s as charming as James Bond and as suave as Mr. Darcy. I want to lick tea from his hard abs and listen to his accent all night long. 

Turns out Mr. Handsome is my new boss. And his attitude isn’t as hot as his gorgeous face, broad shoulders and tight ass. He’s brooding, short-tempered and the most arrogant man I’ve ever met. 

As we’re fighting, out of nowhere he kisses me. And I’m pretty sure I see fireworks over Big Ben and hear God Save the Queen. 

I wasn’t looking for the fairytale but I might have found my knight in shining armor. The problem is he lives an ocean away.


Review:


I loved this one...it was perfect for me,from the captivating cover to the description of some enchanting places I didn't know they were in London.

Violet and Alexander are so different from each other,the first is a feisty american woman who lives in the moment,the other is a stiff british barrister who has the goal to be the best at what he does.Their journey was so enterteining.I liked to see their best features rub off on each other making them and their relationship grow page after page.

I always enjoy this author work...Louise Bay please keep them coming!!I'd like to read Darcy's happily ever after too.

Excerpt:

Alexander:

My workout this morning had been punishing. The harder I worked, the harder I worked out. I was a big believer in that if I wasn’t physically fit, I couldn’t perform as well in my job. And I was willing to do whatever I had to do to be the best barrister I could be. As a result, I’d been up since five, worked out until six thirty, and then had a conference call with Dubai at seven. I hated days when I was late into the office, but this morning couldn’t be helped. My commute had been . . . unusual. The woman I’d knocked into while getting off the tube had been beautiful, and I couldn’t keep the image of her gazing up at me in the middle of Lincoln’s Inn Fields out of my brain. I needed to focus. And perhaps get laid when I got the time. But it wouldn’t be tonight. I’d be working. I had hundreds of witness statements to go through and my opening statement to draft.

In three days, I’d be in court, and that was my sole focus. There was no time to be wasted on fantasizing about women.

As I trawled through my emails, trying to pick out the important ones from the hundreds littering my inbox, someone knocked at my door. I resisted the temptation to growl. I hated being interrupted—I needed a sign for the door.

“Come in,” I barked.

The door swung open, and I could tell by the footsteps that the head clerk had swooped in. “Mr. Knightley.”

“Craig.” I didn’t take my focus off my laptop screen. Craig was an avuncular and charming man in his mid-fifties. He’d been in the business since he was fifteen and had clerked my father. If anyone could interrupt me, he could. And he knew it. Over the years, I’d tried to get him to call me Alex, but he insisted all the clerks and admin staff call the barristers by their surnames. The bar could be a very old-fashioned place.

“I want to introduce you to your new assistant, Violet King.”

I paused, my fingers hovering over my keyboard. I knew nothing of this and would never have agreed to it—I worked alone. Slowly, I turned to find Craig in front of my desk, his eyebrows raised in expectation.

“My what?” I asked. A figure moved in beside him and I slid my gaze to the right. I found myself staring straight at the beautiful woman who’d invaded my thoughts since I’d arrived in chambers. What was going on? I looked away from her, sure that Craig would see my attraction to her if my eyes lingered over her for more than a split second.


sabato 2 dicembre 2017

Christmas with the Billionaire by Lila Monroe


Release Date: 11.30.2017


Synopsis:

Spice up the holiday season with the hilarious new holiday novella from Lila Monroe.

Dressing up as a sexy elf to sing Christmas hits isn’t exactly the glittering Broadway career I had planned. The only thing more humiliating than my outfit is coming face-to-face with Oliver Gage, the sexy big-shot theatre producer who just crushed my dreams. He’s arrogant, infuriating… and did I mention how sexy he is?

I’ve sworn never to get comfy on the casting couch, but when we’re snowed in together upstate, it’s looking like a pretty good place to spend the night. Soon, sparks - and my panties - are flying.

Who said Christmas only had to come once a year?


Review:


This was a nice and quick christmassy read.

Lila Monroe delivered a perfect novella,the characters are feisty and the air between them burns quickly leaving them hot even in the middle of a snowstorm.
I was enjoying Jill and Oliver story so much I would have liked it to be a long novel.
I expect to see them again in the next series along with Oliver's siter.




lunedì 27 novembre 2017

Meet me under the Mistletoe by Carla Burgess


Release Date: 10.27.2017



Synopsis:

Florist Rachel Jones might spend every day making beautiful bridal bouquets at her little flower shop, but her own love life is wilting as quickly as a bunch of dead roses.

Luckily, the arrival of handsome detective Anthony Bascombe, the new tenant upstairs is the perfect distraction! Although there’s a catch, Anthony isn’t looking for love – he’s looking for her ex-fiancé, Patrick…

But as the snow begins to fall and her little shop fills with mistletoe ready for Christmas, will Rachel manage to melt Anthony’s heart?


Review:



This was my first Christmassy book of the season and it was so good it put me right in the mood for more winter stories.

I liked Rachel,our heroine,she is depicted really well and her behaviour perfectly reflects that of a woman who's trying to forget a not so nice ex-boyfriend.Unfortunately everything is more complicated when said man is wanted by the police and a charming detective decided that Rachel is important to close the case.

The chemistry between Rachel and Detective Anthony Bascombe is clear since their first encounter but their relationship grows day after day with more affection being shown.

I would have liked to read an epilogue but I hope to see these characters again in the next book.


martedì 21 novembre 2017

The Rivalry by Nikki Sloane


Release Date: 11.21.2017



Synopsis:

This tight end is at the top of his game. 

He’s good with his hands, even better with his sexy mouth, and the best at making me forget my own name. His—ahem—stats are perfect. 

But I can’t fall for him. 

He might be everything I want, all rolled into a glorious package of gridiron god, but there’s one teeny-tiny problem. The vile, loathsome team I’ve spent my entire life hating—my beloved school’s arch-rival? 

This guy is their star player.


Review:


WOW!!! I was completely engrossed in this book I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.
It was so good I really hope to see it on TV sooner or later.

I can easily relate to our heroine's doubts about starting a relationship with the "enemy" but I can also understand that a person who wasn't born and raised into a rivalry couldn't realize the extent of it.
I loved the chemistry that Kayla and Jay have from their first encounter and how their relationship is hot,funny and also easy when they don't talk about football.

This was my first Nikki Sloane's book but her writing is so good I can't wait to get to read her other works.



Blind Magic by Natalina Reis


Release Date: 11.18.2017


Synopsis:

Marcy has never been in love. But when Oliver Dawson walks into her store, she falls head over heels. Unable to shake the feeling that she and Oliver were made for each other, for the first time in her life, the quirky witch considers casting a love spell for herself.

Oliver’s life is turned upside down when he’s shot and almost killed. Even though events haven’t been kind to the sexy police detective, he’s determined to make the best of his situation. But still, nothing could have prepared him for feisty Marcy breaking down his defenses, nor the healing tea that leaves him gagging.

Unconventional and hell-bent on getting her man, the little witch soon weaves her magic and captures his heart. He’s more than willing to give it to her, but when faced with his painful and turbulent past, neither are sure they’ll get their happily ever after.


Review:



This book was magic. 
It was a nice,entertaining read that put a smile on my face and it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I appreciated how Marcy embraces completely her weirdiness and how she is always confident of her magic and I couldn't not love a ginger head.
Life wasn't easy for our Hero,Oliver,but I liked how he didn't become bitter and how he took a chance to love again when the right person,almost magically,crossed his path.

This was the first time I've read a Natalina Reis story and it won't be the last because I fell in love with her writing,the pace of her story and the characters that already showed in one of her other books.



venerdì 17 novembre 2017

Secrets by Loriana Cappello


Release Date: 11.16.2017


Synopsis:

For a long time, I couldn’t see past Daniel Grant. He was my first love; then he broke my heart.

In return, I made a mistake and settled for someone else. That someone just happened to be his brother.
Joe never meant to hurt me. He was kind and gentle, but he was also a liar.
This is the story of how my life was turned upside down by the good guy.

For a long time, I battled against the Grant family for my sanity and sought only to destroy those who made my life hell.
I became bitter and twisted because of them.
Now I have someone who intends to save me.
He’s seen first hand how I existed before him and now he wants to listen while I pour out my heart.

I am Freya.

This is my story.


Review:


I didn't know what to expect from this book but I can assure you what I got was a beautiful story that tore at my heartstrings and kept me interested page after page.

I love Freya!
Secrets tells her past that perfectly explain her character.Life changed her and made her the bad person we met in the first book of the series but the right person will bring out the best in her.I appreciated that Freya never gave up and after so many years she still dreams a future of freedom and happiness.

I suggest you to read Where She Is before starting this one to have a full picture of the Grants lives.



lunedì 13 novembre 2017

Perfect Match by Lila Monroe


Release Date: 11.13.2017



Synopsis:

I have sixty days to make this maverick billionaire fall in love… with somebody else! 

Jack Callahan has the hottest smile in tech. And as for his ass…ets - well, there’s a reason he’s the biggest playboy in town. But thanks to douche-bro investors and my snake of a college nemesis (don’t ask), he’s also my last shot to take my new dating app from kick-ass idea to world-conquering, million-dollar reality. 

There’s just one problem: he doesn’t believe you can make a program for love. 

With my future on the line, I set him a challenge: if I can use the app to find his soulmate, he’ll invest in my company. Simple, right? 

Wrong.

It turns out, Jack’s cocky attitude pushes my buttons - in all the sexiest, most infuriating ways. My research tells me he’s the absolute worst guy in the world for me… so why can’t I keep my hands off him? 

And with my deadline approaching fast, how will I choose between my big break - or a broken heart?

Review:



I enjoyed this quick and light read but it isn't a surprise for me to like Lila Monroe's rom-coms.

McKenna and Jack are a good couple of characters with a fiery attraction for each other but their business relationship prevent them from acting on their chemistry.
Jack doesn't believe in true love but after McKenna insistence he decides to give a chance to her new dating app and her love algorithm and maybe he will finally change his mind finding his perfect match.

I recommend to read this story when you are in the mood for a light,sexy and funny time.


lunedì 6 novembre 2017

Angels' Kisses by Nikki Ashton


Release Date: 11.01.2017



Synopsis:

Garratt Connor knew it wouldn’t take much to fall in love with his college girlfriend, Jemma, but tragedy tore them apart before they had barely got started. Seven years later, they meet again and nothing has changed, with Garratt determined they will continue where they left off.

Jemma Stevens never forgot her beautiful boy, but as much as she wants to follow her heart, she knows she can’t. She has a secret that could tear them apart again, but this time forever.

Garratt is a man determined to make Jemma his, and he’ll use every trick in the book to make sure it happens – after all, Garratt’s sexy moves and dirty mouth are irresistible, and that’s just his opinion. 

This is the story of the loss and tragedy we sometimes have to face on the path to happiness, but ultimately this a story of strength, determination and love.


Review:


Angels' Kisses is the second book in the Connor's series,it follows Garratt and Jemma thorugh their second chance at love and even if it could be read as a standalone I suggest you to also read book one because it's really good.

Garratt and Jemma's journey is very heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny and hot.
I envied Garratt fierce love and connection with Jemma,it doesn't even seem like it passed a day from last time they have seen each other because they never forgot their feelings during the seven years they were apart.
I really hope to find someone like him in real life.

Nikki Ashton flowing writing will make you feel immersed in the story and you will be able to struggle and have fun along with the main characters.


martedì 31 ottobre 2017

#1 Player by T. Gephart


Release Date: 10.26.2017


Synopsis:

Lila Callan had an unconventional upbringing—unavoidable when your mother owns a brothel. But while she’d inherited some of her parents’ ‘wacky and offbeat’, she was also strong, independent and incredibly intelligent. The fact she was tall, beautiful and blond was a bonus she never really cared to exploit. She wasn’t uptight; it’s just that long term was more her thing, with zero interest in one-night stands. 

Until she met Ryan York and then she isn’t so sure. 

Blindingly good looking.
Insane body. 
Infectious sense of humor. 
And charm for days. 
Ryan York was movie star material. 
Except that he wasn’t. 

He’d turned his back on the idea of hitting the big time, more content with being Eric Larsson’s—his best friend who was a movie star—right-hand man. Despite his laid-back persona, he was a guy who could get stuff done. And women lined up to be done by Ryan. He did not have a problem with that. Not. At. All. 

Except his magical panty dropping powers didn’t seem to extend to the lovely Lila. And she wasn’t sure if she was going to teach the #1 player a new game, or find one herself. 

One way or another, they were both getting naked.


Review:


#1 Player is a quick read because T. Gephart writing is effortless and amusing.even if it is the second book in the series I've read it as a standalone and I liked it so much that now I'm so curious to also know how Tia and Eric's relationship started.

Lila and Ryan journey is funny,flirtatious and hot.I was so entertained in reading it that I didn't realized the end was fast approaching until I sadly turned the last page.

I'm so glad I still have a lot of this author works to read and enjoy.



venerdì 27 ottobre 2017

Thigh Highs by Katia Rose


Release Date: 10.26.2017


Synopsis:

Modelling lingerie for her annoyingly attractive arch-nemesis was not on Christina’s to-do list.

Then again, neither was he.

Aaron Penn might be the talk of the advertising school they both attend, but to Christina he’s just an egomaniac with a cocky smirk to match. Fast forward to the end of term, when a class project gone wrong has her stripping down to a negligee and letting Aaron photograph her to advertise a line of women’s underwear.

She expects suggestive comments and smarmy-eyed stares, but when Aaron gets behind the camera he treats her body like a work of art. Even though all she’s got on is a scrap of satin, the room suddenly feels way too hot.

As the tension between them builds to expensive-panty-melting-levels, Christina finds herself caught between falling for the complicated artist who knows just what poses to put her in, and wondering why he acts like such an irritating hotshot around everyone else.


Review:



This was really nice,alluring and easy to read.

Christina and Aaron are not friends.Our heroine hates his guts but when they are forced to get together for a class project they start to know each other better and see more than they usually show to the world.

Thigh Highs was my first read by Katia Rose,the story piqued my interest since the beginning and I'd like to read more of this author works.

giovedì 26 ottobre 2017

Stone Sober by Gwyn McNamee


Release Date: 10.26.2017


Synopsis:

Stone Hawke is precisely the kind of man women are warned about—handsome, intelligent, arrogant, and intricately entangled with some dangerous people. I should stay away, but he manages to strip my soul bare with just a look and dominates my thoughts. Bad decisions are in my past. My life is (mostly) on track, even if it is no longer the one to medical school. I can’t allow myself to cave to the fierce pull and ardent attraction I feel toward the youngest Hawke.

Nora Eriksson is off-limits, and not just because she’s my brother’s employee and sister-in-law. Despite the fact she’s stripping at The Hawkeye Club, she has an innocent and pure heart. Normally, the only thing that appeals to me about innocence is the opportunity to taint it. But not when it comes to Nora. I can’t expose her to the filth permeating my life. There are too many things I can’t control, things completely out of my hands. She doesn’t deserve any of it, but the power she holds over me is stronger than any addiction.

The hardest battles we fight are often with ourselves, but only through defeating our own demons can we find true peace.

Review:


Stone Sober was a good, interesting and seriously hot read.

We have met the main characters in the previous books but only now we will get to know their secrets and their unique personal taste.
I liked Nora and Stone relationship,I've struggled along with them when they had to refrain themselves to act on their physical attraction but mostly I got the hots during their sexual encounters.  

After few chapters I realized that with Stone Hawke I was out of my comfort zone but I knew that Gwyn McNamee couldn't do wrong and I kept reading and I fell in love with this couple.

I suggest you to start this series from book number one and let you surrender yourself with the beauty of this author's words.





martedì 24 ottobre 2017

Inked Hearts by Lindsay Detwiler


Release Date: 10.21.2017


Synopsis:

“Six years, a complex about my freckles, a love for pastrami, and a fear of failure.
That’s what he gave me before slaughtering my heart and my faith in men.”

Suffering from the sting of betrayal, twenty-eight-year-old Avery Johannas quits her job and moves hundreds of miles away to Ocean City, the beach town of her dreams. With the help of her zany roommate, Jodie, Avery finds a new career, home, and freedom. Throughout her self-exploration, she makes only one rule: She won’t give her heart to a man again. She’s living for herself this time.

But then she meets Jesse.

A tattoo shop owner, the green-eyed Jesse Pearce is wild with a touch of mystery. As Jesse and Avery explore Ocean City and their friendship, they’ll have a hard time drawing a line in the sand between their hearts.

When summer nights get a little more heated than either expected, they’ll have to ask themselves: Can they let go of their notions of love, or will their hearts be permanently inked by past pain?

Review:


Inked Hearts was a pleasant and warm read.

I liked Avery,our heroine,she is a scorned woman who decided to leave her past behind and to move to a little beach city.Her thoughts and emotions are clearly portrayed I felt like I was next to her during her journey to a brand-new life.

The supporting characters perfectly complement the story,I can't wait to read more about them in the next book.

Excerpt:

There’s some soft rock music playing when I open the door to Jesse’s apartment. The distinct smell of teriyaki sauce permeates the room, dancing in my nose as soon as I walk through the door.

“Hey. That looks amazing on you,” he says. He’s wearing black jeans and a button-up shirt. He’s gelled his hair, and hints of his cologne permeate the room.

“Thanks. I love this. You didn’t have to do it.”

“I like to treat my artists well.”

“So you do this for all of them?” I ask, setting down my bag on the counter.

“Only the good ones.”

He leans in to kiss me, and I realize how natural this has become. It hasn’t taken long for us to settle into couple status. In retrospect, it seems now like it was always coming. It seems unnatural for us not to be like this—comfortable, kissing, and together.

I’m so glad that for once in my life, I broke my own rules.

Jesse leads me to his kitchen table, which is adorned with a dozen pink roses. I smile, gently touching the petals of one.

“This is beautiful. Thank you.”

“Have a seat. Dinner is ready.” Jesse brings out a few casserole dishes with rice, teriyaki chicken and vegetables, and even some egg rolls.

“Did you make all this?” I ask coyly, pretending to be impressed.

“Yeah, it was sort of rough because I’m not that great at cooking.”

He stares for a moment as he sets the dishes down. I can tell he’s trying to see if I believe him.

I look directly from him to the top of the refrigerator, at a large take-out bag with a familiar Chinese restaurant’s name. I raise an eyebrow.

“That’s an old bag,” Jesse says, waving a hand but smirking.

“Yeah, okay. I just have a feeling this is going to taste just like it.”

“Only because I worked so hard to get the secret recipe.”

I dig into the dishes, serving myself, laughing at the trouble he went through. “You know, you didn’t have to dirty dishes on my account. I would’ve been fine with takeout. I’m not a food snob.”

“That’s a good thing, because I’m not much of a cook.”

“Oh, and I am,” I say, referring to the pasta debacle.

“What a pair, huh?”

I shrug. “Could be worse.”

“I’ll drink to that,” he says, holding up his bottle of beer. We clink bottles as we finish eating. To an outsider, I’m sure it looks ridiculous. My fancy dress and necklace, sitting at a table eating take-out Chinese food.

To me, though, it’s perfect. The man I’ve fallen for sitting beside me, Chinese food, and a comfort I haven’t had with anyone else.

As much of a mystery as Jesse Pearce was a few months ago, he’s become as familiar as my new self.

I like this new Avery. I like Jesse’s Avery. I like the Jesse and Avery we are together.

So when we finish eating and he gives me the look I’ve come to recognize, I lean forward, kissing him with a fervor I’ve reserved for this moment, telling him wordlessly that I’m all his.

As he leads me back to the bedroom and hastily unzips the dress he painstakingly picked out for me, I smile.

For a long time, I didn’t think I wanted to belong to any man. For a long time, I thought this part of myself was shut down.

But as Jesse’s hands travel down to the familiar hot-pink underwear I’m wearing, I feel myself let go of all of those ideas I had before.

I’ve come to realize it’s okay to be his, because Jesse doesn’t hold me back. He makes me who I want to be. He makes me the best version of myself.

Loving him might be a risk, and losing myself completely to him tonight might be my undoing. Letting him go, though, is not an option, not when he tosses me back on the bed, and I feel every part of my being succumb to the tattooed hunk moving perfectly on top of me.

And so, after a night of learning what adult sleepovers are actually all about and mastering the sex-hair look, I let go of my rule.

I’m all in. I’m all his.