giovedì 20 settembre 2018

Rumors, Episode 6 by Rachael Brownell


Release Date: 09.20.2018



Synopsis:

“Like wildfire, rumors are easy to spread… and hard to extinguish.” 

I’m a horrible person.

Who goes to a wedding with one date and leaves with another?

Me, that’s who. Hence why I’m a horrible person.
I wasn’t the only one leaving my date behind that night, though.

Maybe that’s why I’m attracted to Zane. He’s irritating to the point I want to strangle him. He refuses to apologize for being himself. He’s rude and brash and so damn sexy.

The moment I saw him I knew he was trouble. When he laid the challenge on the table, I should have run.

In a way I did. I ran straight into his arms and latched on to his lips. 

It was a moment of weakness. Of lust. Of pure passion.

A moment I’m sure the rumor mill will have a field day with. The problem is, no one’s saying anything.



Review:


This is the last book in this series and I'm sad to say goodbye to these characters I've loved.
Rachael Brownell let us go with a last blast that intrigued me and kept my attention from cover to cover.

Ally is a friend and collegue of the Dixon's family and girlfriends but she always seems out of that circle at the same time.She was the bad vicious girl in the previous books but the author successfully redeemed her character.
Ally and Zane journey is filled with obstacles and setbacks that will make them stronger and even more confident in their relationship.

I recommend you this series,I hope you give a chance on these characters I'm sure you won't regret it.

martedì 18 settembre 2018

The Vow by Natalie Wrye


Release Date: 09.10.2018


Synopsis:

Seven years ago, I gave my vow to a man.

Except it wasn't a wedding...

Because Brett Jackson was the epitome of anti-marriage--a dirty-talking tattoo artist with a penchant for booze, bimbos and blue-eyed women.

I was none of those.

Guess that's why he walks into my new apartment with my not-so-nice roommate on his arm...as her new boyfriend.

But this is not seven years ago. I'm over him; I really am.
So why does it bother me so much when he catches me naked in my new place?

Why does his searing stare at my body stay with me?

Why am I wishing for a repeat and wanting to break the most important vow I've ever made?

A vow that will break both me and Brett...and turn the Manhattan life I've built for myself upside down.


Review:



It was a pleasure to read The Vow.
There isn't so much thrill and suspense but I liked the story nonetheless because the writing,the plot and the characters are engaging and interesting.

Elsie is Brett's little sister's best friend,the two of them had a secret relationship in high school until Brett flew their city without any explanation.When they meet in New York after seven years they are attracted from each other like it wasn't passed a day but their brains for different reasons keep telling them to not surrender to their instincts.
Could they overcome their problems,be honest with each other and finally be happy?

I really liked the supporting characters and I'm looking for their books.



giovedì 13 settembre 2018

Shot on Goal by Jami Davenport


Release Date: 09.12.2018


Synopsis:

When you're at the top, there's nowhere to go but down.

Two talented skaters. Two bright futures. Two shining stars. One ruined by a career-ending scandal and another by a father's ruthless ambition.

Marina Sanders was the darling of the winter games, winning a bronze in figure skating one week after losing both parents in a car accident. Four years later, she was the most hated woman in America.

Drew Delacorte was the future of the Sockeyes hockey team, crowned the best young player in the league and heir-apparent to the hockey throne once occupied by his father. Only Drew doesn't want that throne. Despite being in the prime of his career, he's considering hanging up his skates.

Together they're fire and ice, and when things get that hot, they melt. Can these two broken souls find comfort and courage in each other's arms or will they find only pain and regret?


Review:


Shot On Goal was a great read.
I've paticularly enjoyed to follow the Sockeyes during the play off and their quest to the Stanley Cup.

Marina,our heroine,was a famous figure skater until all her dreams were destroyed by a scandal at the Olympic games that made her run from the Sates.Drew,our hero, is a great hockey player but he is crushing under the weight of his parents and team mates expectations.Our heroine after four years comes back home and becomes one of Drew's coaches.They have a lot in cmmon,they understand each other really well, and their chemistry is off the charts but they try to make the best choice to not ruin their careers.Will they succed?

Jami Davenport writing made me feel part of this story since the first chapter.I was really involved in the main characters lives,I've rejoiced with them and at times I've also cried for them.



mercoledì 12 settembre 2018

From Ice To Flames by A.M. Hargrove


Release Date: 09.12.2018



Synopsis:

One Rule: No More Men.
Two years ago I walked away from a marriage I thought would last forever and all I got from it was Dick… 

and I don’t mean the one between my stupid ex’s legs. 

I’m talking about the one-hundred-sixty pound furry kind said ex dropped off at my doorstep.

But I’d take Dick over any man, any day. 

So why did I resemble my dog, panting and drooling, whenever I ran into Hudson West, my sexy neighbor?

True, the gorgeous veterinarian was hotter than sin.

And my new roommate only made it impossible for me to avoid conversation with a man I didn’t need.

Until … some asshole decided to run Dick down.

And it was hotter than hell Hudson who came to his rescue.

Then it became impossible to ignore him.

It was only supposed to be a fling, a quickie, a one and done, I’d given into.

We both had reasons to keep it that way … my one rule and his five-year-old son.

Except things didn’t quite work out that way.

One turned into two, then three, annnnd you get the picture.

Before we knew it, he gave me a lot more than puppies and fairy tales.

I was in way too deep.

And that stupid rule?

I should’ve stuck to it because now more than my heart was at risk.



Review:



I've really enjoyed From Ice To Flames.
The characters (humans,little humans,dogs and puppies),the slow burn,the angst,the fun and the smooth words made of this a very good read.

Hudson and Milly have suffered a broken heart in their past weddings so they are reluctant to start any type of relationships and them being neighbours make it even more difficult and weird.
Will they surrender to their fate and give love a second chance?
I rooted for them from start to end,I loved their easy banters.

I can’t wait to read the last brother's story thatnks to the little bomb the author threw at the end of this one.



venerdì 31 agosto 2018

Texan Hearts by Lindsay Detwiler


Release Date: 08.11.2018


Synopsis:

Join hot cowboy Levi and quirky author Jodie in a fun short story of heat, cringe-worthy families, and dramas of the heart.

“You’re out of control,” I say as he leads me back to some cryptic place behind the rodeo. “And you love it,” he murmurs, turning to kiss me, his hands wandering, making me thankful in all sorts of ways for a very Texan and very scandalous Thanksgiving rodeo.

When Levi Creed, the sexy cowboy, takes Jodie Ellison home for a true Texan Thanksgiving, she has no idea what kind of rowdy holiday she’s in for. As Levi and Jodie’s families unite for one crazy dinner, Jodie uncovers Levi’s roots. Will the scorching Texas heat unite their already smoldering hearts, or will elements of Levi’s past prove to be too much for the new couple?


Review:


I'm so glad to get one more glimpse of Jodie and Levi's relationships.Here our protagonists go to Texas to meet Levi's family.

I've enjoyed their first book and this novella confirmed my love for them,adding some new great characters that enrich this series even more. 

I can't get enough of Lindsay Detwiler's words so I'm already waiting for next book in the series.



martedì 28 agosto 2018

The Earl of London by Louise Bay


Release Date: 08.28.2018


Synopsis:

Love left me off its to-do list.


I date. I’m all for giving guys a chance. I’ve just never met the one.


Until on a spring morning in the English countryside, a tall, dark stranger emerges from the mist.

Logan Steele is all tousled hair, hard chest and lips so perfect I want to reach out and touch them just to check they’re real. I’m sure that’s a thunderclap of chemistry I feel between us.


Did I mention he’s an Earl with a self-made fortune?


A billionaire who works tirelessly for charity?


And he’s so hot, watching him is like staring at the sun.


But like I said, love isn’t rooting for me.


When I find out Logan Steele is out to destroy everything I’ve dedicated my life to protect, the chemistry disappears and the hope that had blossomed my chest turns to rage.


It no longer matters that he quickens my pulse just saying my name, weakens my knees with a single touch and that he might just be the greatest kisser that ever lived.


I might believe in love but Logan Steele is definitely not the one.


Review:


I've really enjoyed to read this book.
I'm in awe of Louise Bay talent to write always new stories that feel unique and fresh.

It was interesting to follow Darcy and Logan journey,the sister of a Duke the first and a city billionaire the other.
They are enemies from the beginning because our heroine wants to keep her village as still as it was when she was little while our hero wants to increase the number of tourists in the countryside.They are both so stubborn and they don't want to give in to the other idea but they can't also deny the chemestry and sexual tension between them.
Are they really so different they can't be friends? Or will they find a way to agree on a common ground and be something more?

I waited to read Darcy's story for so long and I think she got the best man she deserved.
We met our heroine in the previous books in the series but you can definitely read and appreciate The Earl Of London as a stand-alone.


martedì 21 agosto 2018

Worth Fighting For by Susannah Turner


Release Date: 04.30.2018


Synopsis:

Everyone loves Charlotte Ahearn. She’s friendly, funny, smart and kind – and she’s a brilliant baker – so why has she moved to a country town where nobody wants to know her? 

Dunbarton doesn’t seem to get that Charlotte is just there doing her job – convincing the town that the local silver mine should be allowed to expand. If only a certain local farmer called Nick MacLeod didn’t have to make that task so much harder – and personal. 

But will that same Nick MacLeod eventually remember that the pair met briefly ten years before, and back then there was no resentment or hostility, only a burning possibility of something special … something perfect?


Review:


Worth Fighting For was a good summer read,sweet,light hearted but it also tells a real problem,the drought that affect most of the little farm in Australia.

Charlotte and Nick journey has a rocky start.They have conflicting opinions about the expansion of Dunbarton's silver mine,the first represents the corporation and the latter the local farmers.Their chemistry and sexual tension will be enough to overcome their problems?

Susannah Turner words took me right in the middle of the bush beside the characters she perfectly depicted and characterized.
I love to read novels set up in Australia because it is a beautiful and fascinating country for an italian girl like me.
I will definitely follow this new author's career from now on.



lunedì 20 agosto 2018

Rumors, Episode 5 by Rachael Brownell


Release Date: 08.16.2018


Synopsis:

Seven years.

Thats how long I’ve been trying to give Hunter the child he so desperately wants. A child I’m afraid to want at this point.

So I’m giving up.

After listening to Angela and Tyler vow to love each other unconditionally, I’ve decided it’s time to focus all my love on the one person who’s stood by my side through everything.
We were happy once and we can be happy again.

After we got married, before the emotional strain of not being able to get pregnant weighed us down, Hunter and I were living a dream.

So that’s what we’re going to do. Get remarried. Get back to the people we once were.

Easy, right?

It would be if his staff kept their opinions to themselves and their mouths shut. I’ve always dismissed the office gossip… it’s different now that I’m at the center of it.
 


Review:


This series is really good and even if every book can be read as a stand-alone I keep recommending to read every story because they are all worth it.

Brianna and Hunter journey is heartbreaking and heartwarming.They've been married for almost ten years and they have already gone through a lot of trouble but in the end all worked out thanks to their insufferable love.

Are they and their love still strong enough to put to rest the latest rumor spread around the office?Find it out reading this enjoyable story as soon as possible.



martedì 14 agosto 2018

Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby


Release Date: 08.14.2018


Synopsis:

Liam

The moment Sadie Matthews walks through the daycare center door, I feel my world tilt in her direction. Again. I fell for her when I was fourteen, and I'm still not over her. Problem: she still thinks of me as a teen she used to babysit. But I've learned a few things about pleasing a woman in the last fifteen years. I can't wait to show her how good it could be. I need to move quickly before I lose her again. This is more than a game to me, but I still plan to win.

Sadie

I've just survived the worst year of my life. As a single mom of twin toddlers, I don't have time for a man. I barely have time to finish a thought. Who knew that Liam McAllister would grow up to be so devastating? He's everything my husband was not: tall, built, and willing to have a tea party with my girls. 

I can't possibly get involved with him. He's too young for me. Too handsome. But he's so persuasive...


Review:

Boy Toy was a cute and sweet and also a sexy read.

Sadie is in her thirties,she just divorced her husband who cheated on her with their two year old twins' young nanny.She doesn't feel ok to start dating men again, until she knows, or, better she meets again the guy she baby-sat when she was 20 years old.
I've really enjoyed to follow Sadie and Liam's journey from a good friendship to something more.Their age difference is nothing too extreme,actually their personalities are so compatible you cannot not to support them. 

This novel was another win for this author duo.This is the third installment in this series but it still can be read as a stand-alone.
I'm so glad that Sadie got her own story because I did need to know more about her and her adorable daughters and Liam was such a nice man.

Excerpt:

I messed up. Big time.

These are my thoughts as I rush into the bathroom for the world’s fastest shower. The hot spray of water judges me as I hastily wash Liam off my thighs.

A better mother wouldn’t let this happen. I shouldn’t have a younger lover. If I didn’t, he wouldn’t be so deliciously appealing. I couldn’t lose my mind, wake him up out of a sound sleep to ride him like a pony. And then collapse beside him in peaceful, sated slumber.
Seriously, how did I let that happen?

You know how, my hormones scold me. Because he’s the hottest thing you’ve ever tasted.

Oh yeah. That.

After showering I get dressed at top speed. Poor Liam is currently shouldering all my parental responsibilities. Throwing on yesterday’s sundress, I pause for a moment to pop a birth control pill, because that’s one thing I won’t goof up.

Then I hurry downstairs.

The sight in the kitchen gives me heart palpitations. But not because there’s flour dusting much of the countertop. Rather, it’s the hot, shirtless guy holding my toddler and making a dump truck sound as Amy tips the measuring spoon over a bowl.

“Yes! Well done, little miss,” he says, relieving her of the spoon. “Batter up!” he says, easing her to the floor and catching Kate, who’s trying to climb him like a tree.

Aren’t we all.

Liam easily rests Kate on one of his perfect arms, measures a half teaspoon of baking powder one-handed and then hands the spoon to Kate. “Beep beep beep,” he says, making the sound of a truck backing up. “Look out below!”

Kate dumps the spoonful into the bowl and giggles.

“Awesome. Who wants to add the milk?”

“My do it!” Amy yells.

Boy, I need another minute of alone time to compose myself. Because I love this picture a little too much. I love Liam’s ease with my girls. I love how calm he is at the center of toddler-induced mayhem.

It causes a little pain in my heart as I allow myself one more comparison to my former life. The truth is I never once saw Decker elbows-deep in kitchen chaos with a kid on one arm. Starting breakfast with twins in tow? He was more likely to captain a NASA expedition to Mars than he was to do this simple Saturday morning thing.

I feel like crying for no reason at all. Clearly I’m on some kind of emotional overload. Maybe coffee will help.

Sliding into the kitchen, I go right for the coffee grounds.

“Mama!” Amy says. “Wiam making pancakes.”

“That is amazing,” I say in a wobbly voice. “What a lucky girl you are.”

“Sorry about the mess,” he says, casting a glance in my direction. And I know he doesn’t just mean the flour on the counter, but the bigger mess of waking up naked in my bed.

“You know,” I say with a small sigh. “Messes shouldn’t scare me so much. It’s going to be fine.”

Liam’s smile is so filled with relief, that I now feel like an ogre. This man wants to make pancakes with us on Saturday morning, and I said no to that before? I’m clearly insane.

“Which frying pan should I use?” he asks, casting an eye on the cookware hanging from the rack over the sink.

“Oh, no. You want this.” I pull a double-burner griddle out of a lower cabinet.

“Oooh,” he says. “Mommy has the fancy pancake griddle.”

Kate giggles. She’s gazing at Liam as if he invented fun.

And in my life, I guess he did.

Here’s the tricky thing about being a shrink—sometimes you notice that you’re doing something that’s exactly contrary to the advice you’d give your patients.
I’m having one of those moments right now.

If I had a single mom in my office telling me there was a lovely guy in her life who was kind to her kids—and yet she was giving him the stiff arm? I’d tell her: “Be kind to yourself. Don’t push away the good people in your life, especially if you think you don’t deserve them. Let people surprise you.”

I’m such a hypocrite.

Also, I need caffeine.

Ten minutes later I’m sipping from a mug of coffee, but Liam’s is cooling on the countertop. The man has his hands full right now as he puts pancakes on the griddle with “help” from my daughters.

“How about a few of these?” he asks, holding up a bag of chocolate chips. Meanwhile, Kate waves the spatula around like a ninja. “A guy needs to make smiley faces in his pancakes sometimes.”

Good. Lord. It’s a miracle I’m not just a puddle of my former self right now. This is some serious mommy porn I’m watching. Shirtless guy feeds toddlers before eight a.m. I walk over to the high cabinet where I keep the ramekins. “We could make smiley faces with dried organic currants,” I say, just to be a pain in the ass.

Liam makes a face of disgust as I take the chocolate chips from his hand and pour some into a ramekin. “Joking! Here.”

He gives me a big, hot smile. Okay, it probably wasn’t meant to be hot, but I feel flutters down below.

“Choc-it!” Kate yells, grabbing for the ramekin.

“Easy,” Liam says with a laugh. “That’s for my artwork. Come here and I’ll show you.”

I set the table and pour the sippy cups of milk. And Liam manages to serve up two smiley pancakes—one for each girl—at exactly the same moment, in exactly the same size. This is a man who knows his way around toddlers.

“Not cut it!” Amy yells when I approach her plate with a knife. She picks up the pancake in two hands and takes a bite right out of the side of its face.

“Okay, right.” I back away. Forks are optional today, then. No big deal.

Liam takes advantage of this moment of quiet to quickly pour six more pancakes onto the griddle. He leans over his work, dotting them with chocolate chips.

I step closer to him and put a hand on his lower back. “Thank you,” I whisper.

“For trashing your kitchen?”

“No.” He glances at me and I give him a shy smile. “For being so amazing all the time.”

His eyes get very warm, and I just want to stay right here in that blue-eyed gaze as long as I can. “This might be a good time to confess that I didn’t make smiley faces on my own pancakes.”

“No?” I look down at the griddle. Side by side, two of them have a different design—little bullseyes in their centers. “Those are…?”

“Boobs,” he whispers. “My inner fourteen-year-old has a dirty mind. He can’t shut it off sometimes.”

“Drink your coffee,” I whisper, handing him the mug. “Sit down. Let me finish these for you. Or go put on a shirt because my inner fourteen-year-old has her tongue hanging out all the time, too.”

He gives me a wicked, wicked smile and then runs upstairs to find his shirt.



lunedì 13 agosto 2018

Man Candy by Lila Monroe


Release Date: 08.13.2018


Synopsis:

What’s hotter than a sexy man and unlimited chocolate? Indulge in the delicious new rom-com from Lila Monroe!

Private investigator Nick Chambers is six foot two of chiseled, hunky trouble. He needs a fake fiancée to help him go undercover at the hottest candy company around, and he picks... me?!

OK, he thinks I’m the safe, reliable choice. But what he doesn’t know is that I’ve been waiting for the chance to get out from behind my desk and indulge my Bond girl fantasies. Goodbye, Moneypenny. Hello, femme fatale! 

It’s my chance to take a risk and prove I’m more than just a secretary… but I didn’t bank on the sizzlin’ hot chemistry and Nick’s lick-able abs. And between our wild cover stories, after-hours investigation, and not-so-fake romps, the line between fiction and reality is melting faster than a Hershey’s kiss in the summer sun. 

Can our delicious fake relationship turn into something real? Or will my sexy sugar rush crash before we can unravel the chocolate conspiracy? Find out in the latest BILLIONAIRE BACHELOR romance from Lila Monroe!


Review:


Man Candy was a light read but it still get an interesting and engaging sub plot.

Alice is Olivia's reliable secretary but she wants something more.She's seeking her great adventure and her chance to become a real bond girl comes when Nick, a misterious private investigator, asks her to follow him to San Francisco for a job.
They have to expose a case of industrial espionage,at the same time they have to resist to their sexual chemestry and try to not to fall in love but this might not be as easy as they'd hoped.

I've enjoyed to follow Alice and Nick in their escapade and I highly recommended to read it.

This series is so good I'm always sad to find out I have to wait few months to get the next installment,fortunately while we wait we can read Lila Monroe's new series.