Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Profiteer


Author                     Evan Asher
Format                     Kindle 
Print Length            135 pages
Publication Date     25 March 2014
Genre                        Contemporary Romance
My Rating                 5 stars out of 5 
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Synopsis

At f irst, Kelly Davis can't believe Hudson Industries is coming to her small town of Cedar Grove. But the rumors are true. Luke Hudson, roguish son of billionaire Crawford Hudson, has invaded her little city with his infuriating swagger and a profiteering style that could change her beloved community forever.
Luke Hudson doesn't only have his eye on Cedar Grove, though. Kelly has also caught his attention. And it doesn't bother him one bit that she already has a fiancé. Luke Hudson is a man who thrives on competition, business and otherwise.
Before he moves on, he'll turn Kelly's safe, predictable life upside down.
A spicy contemporary romance.
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My Review 

I came across Evan Asher on Twitter, where his teasers about The Profiteer piqued my interest and I here I am sharing my views after reading the book. 

Kelly lived in Cedar Grove,  a very small closed community where she ran her own shop. Curtis has been her boyfriend for six years, since she met him when she was seventeen. Curtis ran his own business too and when they received news that Crawford Hudson, a very rich and well known business man was planning to build a factory in their well preserved community, panic set in about the residents' welfare. Curtis became very anxious and worried that the small businesses, including his will be lost to the Hudsons. 

Crawford's son Luke, who himself didn't have such a good reputation came to evaluate the viability of setting up business in Cedar Grove. He was attracted to Kelly from the first time he set eyes on her and so was Kelly, only she didn't know who he was as he didn't look and dress like the typical high powered business man but he had the looks that most girls dream about. 

From then on, the twists and turns made for compulsive reading. Curtis for one was not who Kelly had always thought he was. If anything,  he was totally the opposite. Luke and Kelly gave in to their attraction for each other, knowing that it would be only a temporary fling, until they discovered that their feelings ran deeper than they thought but neither of them would admit to their true feelings.  Their time together was full of love and passion but Kelly didn't believe that Luke would settle with someone like her and Luke liked to keep his freedom. Will they overcome these barriers? 

This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster and I would recommend this beautiful romantic story to those who like to read a good romance. I will definitely look out for other books by this author. 
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About the Author in 

Since hormones began turning me from a boy to a man, I've been in love with love. It fascinates me at every stage: from that first loaded gaze, through the courting dance, to the culmination of hearts' tender passions. There are so many lovers' stories to be written and shared.
Though I haven't ruled out writing in other genres someday, it seems the romance genre is the one that calls to me right now.
Like most, I have a day job. But my free time finds me huddled over a keyboard as I put my ideas into writing.
After encouragement from friends and family, I decided to begin publishing my work. I hope you will enjoy my books!
I'm naturally a private person, so it's not easy to do the promo required, but I'm trying! Thank you for visiting my page here on Goodreads.





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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Just for the summer (Chasing Carolina Novella #0.5)


Author                    Danielle Jamie 
Format                    Kindle 
Publication Date    5 September 2014 
Print Length            176 pages
My Rating                 5 out of 5 stars
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  Product Description

Bestselling Author of the Savannah Series brings you a fun summer romance novella showing the ups and downs of a hot summer fling. This is a MUST READ novella! Enjoy one more hot and steamy romance before summer ends!

Ages 18+ due to Adult Content & Language. This novella is a prequel to the Chasing Carolina series out next year but can be read as standalone. 
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Chase Kenzington loves two things: fast cars and women. At twenty-two, he has the entire world at his feet. With his father bring Hank Kenzington, who is one of the best drivers in the Sprint Cup Series and his grandfather, Arnold Kenzington, a legend in Nascar, he's used to getting whatever he wants when he wants it.

When he and his friends decide to spend the summer at his father’s beach house in Myrtle Beach, he expects to spend it throwing parties on the beach and finding hot girls to hook up with. The last thing on his mind is finding a girl who’ll make him re-think everything.

Ashlynn Myers, along with a few sorority sisters, is heading to Myrtle Beach for four weeks of fun in the sun. The last thing she expects is to meet a guy while on vacation who will make her fall fast and hard before she even knows what hit her. When she meets Chase the chemistry between them is undeniable. The thing about summer and summer romances is that they both come with expiration dates. After summer ends you have to part ways and go back to your everyday lives.

What do you do when you think you’ve found your soulmate but you’re separated by hundreds of miles? Will Ashlynn and Chase be able to walk away from their summer fling and never look back, pretending that what they had for one month over the summer was nothing more than a hot summer hook-up? 
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My Review 
This is the first book I have read from this author and it was a very pleasant and easy to read romance.

Ashlynn and her three friends travel to Myrtle Beach for the summer break. Although they all have different personalities, Ashlynn and her friends are very close and loyal to each other. Ashlynn has been avoiding getting into a relationship since, she broke up with her cheating boyfriend four months ago. She intends to relax and have fun during this one month summer break without getting emotionally involved with anybody.

Chase and his friends are staying in the beach house next door to the girls. He is the good looking rich guy, whose main purpose is to have fun in every aspect of his life. He has the bad boy reputation who doesn't think anything of walking away from the girls he sleeps with and then moves on to another. When he sees Ashlynn for the first time and their eyes lock, he experiences a feeling, which he has never felt before.

Whilst Ashlynn and her friends are sunbathing on the beach, Chase and the boys decide to ask them to spend time with them on his boat. A lot of flirting goes on and Ashlynn is determined to safeguard her heart whilst Chase thinks to have a good time. The more they interact with each other the closer they get, even when telling themselves that it is just a summer holiday fling.

This novella contains drama, the feeling of betrayal, the sense of loss and despair, together with lots of loving. At the end of the month, Chase has to return to his home town to continue his training as a Racing Driver and Ashlynn has to go back to finish her studies.

Will they be able to maintain a long distance relationship? There are a few surprises towards the end of this novella, which have left me wanting to find out if their feelings for each other will prevail.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novella and now look forward to read more of Ashlynn and Chase's story and  learn more about their friends who all play important parts in this in book.
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About the Author 





Bestselling Author of the Savannah Series. I published my first novel Irresistible Desire last March, and since then it's been whirlwind year! I love my die hard fans #KaydensAngels!

I'm 29yrs old and the mother of three gorgeous children ranging in the ages of 10, 6 and 2. I also run Bailey Boopers Boutique full time along with writing. I love to stay busy!! I love traveling and the beach, so I'm excited to mix the two when I travel to FL, TX, AL, NC, CA..ect through out the year meeting my kick ass fans!


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wrecked (The Forever Series)


Author                          Priscilla West
Format                       Kindle 
Length                         329 pages 
Publication Date       15 January 2014
My Rating                  4 out of 5 stars
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Synopsis 

There would be no happy ending for us. He was too damaged. I was too broken.”

Two years ago, Lorrie’s mother was murdered. But that wasn’t the end of it. Reeling from the tragedy, Lorrie’s father spiraled into alcohol, depression, and finally suicide.

The two most important people in Lorrie’s life are both gone but she’s still alive.

Trying to recover from the tragedy, Lorrie returns to campus, ready to pick up the pieces of her life. All Lorrie wants is to get back to “normal.”

Then she meets Hunter. The man, the legend, “the Hammer.”

Hunter is a cage fighter who takes on every fight like he’s got nothing to lose. His life is a tangled mess of girls, booze, and fist fights. And while it may seem like he’s got a devil-may-care attitude, he’s fighting a private cage-match with a monster he can’t defeat.

Lorrie knows that Hunter is the exact type of guy she should stay away from, especially in her fragile state, but Hunter has other ideas.

As Hunter and Lorrie grow closer together, will they be able to overcome their pain and heal each other? Or will they both end up wrecked?
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My Review 

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Lorrie's mother was murdered, followed by the tragic death of her father. She lives with her aunt and family until she decides to go back to college to bring some normality back to her life. Lorrie hasn't been able to experience true feelings and numbness is her constant companion.

Hunter is a Senior at the same college with the reputation of a bad boy with the looks and build to go with it. He meets Lorrie whilst jogging the day Lorrie accidentally falls in a freezing lake and Hunter rescues her. She is instantly attracted to him but doesn't trust him. She discovers that he is a cage fighter and girls throw themselves at him, the more reason to avoid him!

As they start interacting with each other as friends, they realise that they both have feelings for each other and start a loving relationship. The gossips from the other girls are somewhat unsettling for Lorrie, especially when it comes to what Hunter gets up to with other girls.

Hunter is aware of Lorrie's past and her misconception about being involved with others and credit to him, he does his best to reassure her. Then everything takes a turn for the worse. Lorrie receives some very upsetting news and Hunter's secret is revealed, which on its own is very distressing. The only thing is that Lorrie is totally unaware of what is going on with Hunter and she is returning home to recover from her unsettling news.

By trying to help and support each other, they both end up in the worse situation possible, which brought tears to my eyes. I can't wait to read the next book to find out how things turn out for both of them.

The only reason, I am giving this four instead of 5 stars is that I found that it dragged on a little towards the end but overall a gripping and emotional read, which left me wanting for more.

Please note this book is suitable for 18+ due to some violence and explicit sex.
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About this author

Priscilla West is the author of the Surrender Series and the USA TODAY Bestsellers, Wrecked, and Rescued.
She enjoys: cuddles, men in suits, eskimo kisses, life-sized teddy bears, and eggs over medium.

You can find her at  http://www.priscillawest.com

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Unstoppable (Beachwood Bay)


Book Title: Unstoppable

Author: Melody Grace

Genre: New Adults

Book Length:  218 pages

Release Date: September 19, 2014

My Rating : 4 out of 5 stars 


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Synopsis

“My daddy always told me, you could never run out of second chances…”
Tegan Callahan has sworn off bad boys for good. Growing up on tour with her rock star brother, she knows first-hand the damage they can do. She’s looking for a nice, safe, stable guy – until a chance encounter with a devastatingly sexy stranger makes her question everything she thought she wanted.

A troubled soul

Ryland James arrives in Beachwood Bay on the run from his mistakes. He knows he’s the last thing Tegan needs, but somehow, he can’t stay away. There’s something about her fierce beauty that draws him in – and makes him vow to protect her, whatever the cost.

passionate destiny

Their bond is undeniable; the stakes, higher than ever. But the past won’t stay gone forever, and soon, Ryland must make the ultimate choice: will he risk everything he treasures in the world, or keep Tegan safe – and sacrifice her love forever?
*This book contains adult situations and explicit content. 17+*

Purchase on Amazon: amzn.to/1xGpcil

Purchase on iBooks: http://bit.ly/1ntWCXj

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My Review 

Having read the other books in Beachwood Bay, which I thoroughly enjoyed, I was keen to read this installment in the series. I was not disappointed. 

Unstoppable brings us the story of Ryland and Tegan. 

Ryland left home quite a few years ago due to the circumstances in his childhood life. He kept in touch with his brother Emmerson occasionally, but hasn't seen him or his sister Britt since he left. He was in a situation where he was held to ransom due to a debt he had incurred to help somebody close to him. 

Tegan has been going through a bad phase too since she lost the one she loved and did something, which left her rather fragile. On the night of her birthday, she walked into the same place, where Ryland was playing cards and the chemistry between them was instant. After a sizzling kiss, Tegan ran off because she was afraid of being heart broken once again. Ryland giving all the vibes of a bad boy didn't help. On that same night Ryland had a lucky break, paid off his debt to return to Beachwood Bay. They both thought that they wouldn't see each other again but Tegan went to have a break at her brother's place in Beachwood Bay and the inevitable happened. 

When they met again in Beachwood Bay, their interaction became more and more intense and just when they thought, nothing could go wrong, Ryland's ugly past resurfaced. Being afraid that those he loved would be in danger from his old boss, he thought running back was the best thing he could do to keep them safe. 

I liked the way the other side of Ryland's personality was projected as well as Tegan's strength. I enjoyed reading this story as much as I did the others. I got caught in the emotional rollercoaster and couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out what happened next. 

I look forward to the next book and would recommend this one to those who like reading NA romance novels. 

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 



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  About the Author


Melody Grace is the New York Times bestselling author of the Beachwood Bay series. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach lover, after spending her life with her nose in a book, she decided it was time she wrote one herself. She loves steamy romance novels, happily-ever-afters, and lusting after fictional menfolk. She is author of USA Today & international bestselling Beachwood Bay series.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Release Day Blitz for Unstoppable by Melody Grace







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Book Title: Unstoppable

Author: Melody Grace

Genre: New Adults

Release Date: September 19, 2014

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Book Description 

“My daddy always told me, you could never run out of second chances…”
Tegan Callahan has sworn off bad boys for good. Growing up on tour with her rock star brother, she knows first-hand the damage they can do. She’s looking for a nice, safe, stable guy – until a chance encounter with a devastatingly sexy stranger makes her question everything she thought she wanted.

A troubled soul

Ryland James arrives in Beachwood Bay on the run from his mistakes. He knows he’s the last thing Tegan needs, but somehow, he can’t stay away. There’s something about her fierce beauty that draws him in – and makes him vow to protect her, whatever the cost.

passionate destiny

Their bond is undeniable; the stakes, higher than ever. But the past won’t stay gone forever, and soon, Ryland must make the ultimate choice: will he risk everything he treasures in the world, or keep Tegan safe – and sacrifice her love forever?
*This book contains adult situations and explicit content. 17+*

Purchase on Amazon: amzn.to/1xGpcil

Purchase on iBooks: http://bit.ly/1ntWCXj

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About the Author





Melody Grace is the New York Times bestselling author of the Beachwood Bay series. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach lover, after spending her life with her nose in a book, she decided it was time she wrote one herself. She loves steamy romance novels, happily-ever-afters, and lusting after fictional menfolk. She is author of USA Today & international bestselling Beachwood Bay series.

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Monday, September 08, 2014

Vampire Next Door



Author         Angela Snyder
Format         Kindle    
 211               Pages
Rating          5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Published    August 2013


     
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Product Description

This is a standalone, full-length novel with a HEA ending, but a sequel is planned for the future. NO CLIFFHANGERS. Content is suitable for adults 18+ only.

After being left for dead in the woods, a woman wakes up from a coma. With no memory of her past, she is given the name Jane Doe. While trying to adjust to her new life, tragedy strikes again. However, this time a mysterious and handsome next-door neighbor is there to help her pick up the pieces. But is he really a stranger, or does he hold the key to unlocking her past and finding out who wants her dead?

My Review

I came across the Author on Twitter and when I saw that her first book was about Vampires, I downloaded the sample and found it so interesting, I bought the book. 
When Laurel was brought unconscious to the hospital, she couldn't remember anything, not even her name. The hospital staff named her Jane Doe in the hope that she will eventually remember her real name.  Jack was a very competent Consultant who was attracted to Jane. I liked the way the relationship developed between Jack and Laurel after she regained consciousness in the hospital.  She was discharged after her rehabilitation without anywhere to go, except for going in a Shelter. She too fell in love with Jack and she moved in with him. They got married and lived a very happy life but unfortunately on the night of their anniversary, Jack was murdered. 

Sebastian put her happiness before his own and even though she didn't remember him,  he continued to watch over her regardless. After Jack's murder,  he moved in nextdoor to her. The other thing was, would she accept and trust him if she found out that he was a vampire?


As for Matt, talking about terrible twin!  He looked like Jack but so deceitful in his behaviour. After Jack was murdered, he tried to take on the role of being Jane's protector but could he be trusted?


Sebastian continued to watch over her and found it difficult to stay away from her. When they eventually met , which for Jane was the first time,  she felt like she knew him but she had no recollections of ever meeting him. The connection between them was very strong and impossible to deny.  Matt's interference and jealousy  made their lives very difficult. Will their love prevail? 


There were so many twists and turns, I found it hard to put the book down and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. It was full of surprises as well as being an emotional rollercoaster. The characters felt real and I felt their emotions. 


This book is very well written and the story is fascinating.  I would fully recommend this novel to those who like romance coupled with paranormal.  The Vampire Next Door is the first novel written by this author and I look forward to reading her subsequent ones in the future.



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About the Author

Angela is an author from a small town in Pennsylvania. She has always had a passion for writing and recently decided to pursue her lifelong dream. She currently lives in an even smaller town in Pennsylvania with her husband and her very spoiled Golden Retriever. 
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For more information about upcoming books from Angela, follow her on 

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Twitter at  https://twitter.com/authorangelas


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Angela recently published her first novel, “Vampire Next Door”, August 29, 2013.  She also published a novella, which can be purchased on Amazon at Amazon UK   and 
 Amazon US


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