Tuesday, December 26, 2017

ROOMMATES: The Series by Kendall Ryan

   

Life is smooth sailing until these new roomies find themselves stuck between a rock and a very hard place. Because lusting after the one person you shouldn't ever mess around with--your new roommate is like cardinal rule number one. Get ready for 4 complete friends-to-lovers rom-com standalones. The Room Mate - Her best friend's younger brother moves in and rocks her world with his amazing bedroom Olympics. The Play Mate - Her older brother's best friend becomes the financial backer to her lingerie company then these two office-mates decide to become play mates. What's the worst that could happen? The House Mate - He's the hot single dad, and she's the new live-in nanny. This is swoonworthy perfection if you like single dad romance! The Soul Mate - The smoking-hot one-night stand she was never supposed to see again? She's pregnant, and he’s her hot doctor.  

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. 

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

STILL ME By JOJO MOYES - Available January 30th



Q&A with
Jojo Moyes, author of STILL ME
(Pamela Dorman Books/Viking; On-sale: January 30, 2018; $27.00; 9780399562457)

In STILL ME, you bring Louisa Clark, the beloved character you created in Me Before You, to New York City. Why the transatlantic journey?

I really wanted to stretch Louisa in a place where she would be out of her depth. What’s one of the wildest, most metropolitan places you could land a small-town girl? The heart of Manhattan. I have spent a lot of time in the US over the past five years and most trips begin with some time in New York so I have long been viewing the city through alien eyes myself. It’s tough, exciting, challenging, and unforgiving and enormous fun. The perfect backdrop for Lou’s adventure.


NYC is far from Lou’s home in Stotfold, England—what was your research process for finding the places and experiences that Lou enjoys in the Big Apple?

As well as the time I spend on work trips, I came out in October and did a week’s solid research.  I tried to do all the things that I put Lou through—except sleep in a horrible hotel with bedbugs! A friend got me into one of the really exclusive apartment buildings overlooking Central Park, which was invaluable, and the owner then put me in touch with a very experienced realtor who gave me chapter and verse on the realities of living in one of these places. It’s VERY specific, in the same way that it would be if you were a North or South Londoner, and it was important to me that I didn’t get things horribly off-key.


Reading STILL ME is like catching up with an old friend. How did it feel to revisit the story of Lou Clark and some of the other familiar characters, such as Treena and Ambulance Sam?

I absolutely love writing Louisa. By now she does feel like an old friend. It’s really hard sometimes to find your way into a character, and with her it’s like slipping on your favorite clothes. I know her. I know how she would react to any given circumstance. She’s genuine and funny and a bit daft. But what was fun in this book was to really push her forward a bit. She grows up a lot, especially in the last third of the book. I think like many of us she is really still working out who she is.


One character remarks that New York suits Lou. What is it about Lou that makes you want to take her on new experiences? Why do you think she resonates with readers?

I think Lou is very identifiable for a whole raft of people. In Me Before You, it was about being aware that life had somehow slipped away from you and reaching an age and finding yourself leading a very small life—and not being entirely sure how you got there or whether you even wanted to be somewhere else. But in After You a lot of readers seemed to identify with her grieving process—the difficulty of everybody else expecting you to move on and be cheerful and outgoing when you really don’t feel like that at all. Most importantly, Lou is someone who really tries to do the right thing—but often does the wrong thing—which I think makes her like an awful lot of us...


Class divide is a major theme in your books—Lou often finds herself in circles far different from her working-class upbringing, with employment to the Traynors in Me Before You and the Gopniks in STILL ME. Why is this dichotomy important to you and in your writing?

I think in this book it’s much less class than money. All good narratives thrive on tension, and if you push together rich and poor or upper and working class then you have an inbuilt tension in your story. It’s a growing issue in society—the polarization of money and opportunity—and for most people we will only ever have our noses pressed against the window.

At the same time, I think a lot of us now have the lives of very rich people broadcast to us daily—whether they be Kardashians or movie stars, on Instagram or via other social media, which makes that difference more obvious. With Lou, I wanted to ask how it would feel to step into one of those lives.


There is a thread in STILL ME about a public library on the brink of closing in Washington Heights. What significance does the library play in your life and why is it important in the story?

I am passionate about libraries—they are one of the few cost-free resources that offer people not just shelter but the chance to entertain or improve themselves. I spent some time at a library in a very mixed area of Washington Heights where I saw quite how many different functions the public library performed—from a learning opportunity to a safe place, to somewhere people could make job applications, or just escape from their lives for a while. It really worries me how hard libraries are being squeezed in both the UK and the US. There are so few places that don’t require a financial transaction, that really are just about the joy of learning. Once they are gone we won’t get that resource back again.


Another prominent theme in STILL ME is the struggle for women to “have it all.” Louisa finds herself between the pull of New York high society and her life in England; Mrs. De Witt was torn between her fashion career and family life; Agnes struggled to maintain her old friendships after marrying into wealth. Why is a woman’s unique balance to play many roles in life while staying true to herself important to discuss?

When I was a girl I assumed I was the equal to any boy and that I would be treated the same as an adult. For the most part that was the case—until I had children, at which point I discovered that there is always a choice to be made, always a compromise, and that in most cases that belongs to the woman. I’m lucky enough to have a husband who supports my work and does his best to be an equal partner in all ways—but I am a rarity. I know elderly women who had to give up their careers to follow their husbands, and I know younger women who gave up their jobs because their partners couldn’t be home for the children. I hope that one day we can find a way to make this a little more equitable. It’s good for men, too!


Fashion is a significant element in Lou’s story, notably the red dress and bumblebee tights in Me Before You. In STILL ME, Louisa becomes involved with an East Village vintage emporium, and Mrs. De Witt is revealed as a former fashion magazine editor. What is your interest in this world?

Well, most of my friends would laugh at the idea that I was massively interested in fashion. My default uniform is shirt, jumper, jeans, boots. I rarely wear anything else. But it feels like such an integral part of Louisa’s character, and over the past few years I have discovered a love of vintage clothes. I have a number of vintage outfits—and suppliers—and I find them so much more enjoyable, both to buy and wear, than just a chain boutique. It’s partly textural—the work that goes into some of these older clothes—beading, cutting, stitching—is just beautiful. Even I can appreciate it!


In a couple of your books, including STILL ME, you created dogs that, much like your human characters, have distinct personalities and quirks. Why do your animal characters receive such prominent roles?

I guess because animals are such a fundamental part of my own family. We joke that if we didn’t have our animals we’d have nothing to talk about. All our animals have distinct voices that we use for them (for some reason Eric, our shorthair cat, has a Spanish accent, whereas BigDog, our rescue Pyrenean, has a more lugubrious tone). I think anybody who has close contact with an animal knows that they have just as much personality and just as many expressions as humans do. If I’m writing one into a story, I can’t see why it shouldn’t have a fully formed character in the way that a human does.


Your books always evoke a wide range of human emotion—on one page, you leave readers laughing out loud and on the next, reduce them to tears. Is it a difficult process to combine such an accurate portrayal of the comedies and tragedies of life? How do you create such deep characters and storylines?

Thank you! I consider that an enormous compliment. I guess it comes from the fact that I try to write the books I like to read—and if a book can make me laugh or cry then that author earns my undying loyalty. The key to writing them, I think, is that both laughter and tears have to come from a place that is honest—something that feels true to the character. If I know the character then as I write their experiences I feel what they are feeling—it then becomes easier to translate that emotion onto the page.


What was the Me Before You movie experience like? If you were to cast STILL ME, who do you see playing some of the new main characters?

Writing and being part of the filming of Me Before You was, without doubt, the best—and most challenging—experience of my professional life. I was on the steepest learning curve and I worked flat out for months. But I loved the cast and crew and the director, producers and I are still good friends, so it never really felt like work.

If I were to cast STILL ME I would obviously want Emilia Clarke to return as Lou. And having Sam Claflin as Josh would be a lovely way of bringing him back in! I have no idea who would play Margot—but I always saw her as looking a little like Iris Apfel, the famous NY society fashion icon.


What's next? More adventures for Lou?

I’ve been saying no, as I would hate to be seen flogging her to death. But when I think about never writing her again I feel ridiculously sad. Maybe a short story?



Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Review - THE V CARD by Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente

   

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A brand new sinfully sexy standalone romantic comedy from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente!

When you think about how easy it is to lose keys, phones, sunglasses and your dignity on social media, you might figure it'd be a cinch for me to ditch my V Card.

You'd be wrong.

At 25, I run a successful business, live in a fantastic apartment, and have fabulous friends to go out with any night of the week. And yet I'm still a card-carrying member of a club I don't want to belong to anymore. Good thing I know just the man for the deflowering job—my brother’s business partner and best friend.

Graham Campbell is charming, smart, and, I’m told, oh-so-skilled in the sack. As long as I keep my eyes on the prize, there’s no way this pluck-the-flower project could possibly complicate matters.

***

Work and pleasure. As the CEO of a fast-growing company, I've been enjoying both to the fullest. What do I do when the board throws me for an unexpected loop so I can keep my business in my hands? I enlist the help of my best friend's little sister since she holds a big stake in the company. But then I learn there's another big stake she wants.

The one between my legs.

I can do this. Seven nights to teach her everything I know in the bedroom. There's no way I'll fall for her, even though she’s earning top grades in every single sinfully sexy lesson. And turns out I’m learning something too. The trouble is I don’t have the answer key to what to do when I fall hard for her.

And that throws a whole new hitch in my plans.



         

✦The audiobook is narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt! ✦ Audio on Amazon Audible


       

REVIEW: 


As always, I love anything Lauren Blakely writes. This was a first time I read anything by Lili Valente.  So lets discuss The V Card.

Graham and CJ has been friends forever. Graham was best friends with CJ's brother, Sean. Sean was killed in a fatal car accident. During their time with trying to come to terms with losing someone they loves, their friendship grew stronger. Graham promised to always be there for CJ, no matter what. 

Graham needs CJ's help with his company that he formed with her brother. The company that CJ now owns a portion of, since her brother's passing.  When Graham tells her what he needs, CJ takes this opportunity to tell him what she needs. I don't think Graham every expected the proposal that CJ would offer him. 

After pondering the idea, Graham can't stand the idea of someone else doing what she asked for. Graham has always found CJ sexy, but he always kept her at arms length. But that is about to change.......

The chemistry between the two of them was electrifying.  The only problem is, what happens after their seven (7) lessons. Will Graham continue to 'teach' her new things? Will their lessons turn to something permanent?  The two of them obviously have feelings for each other, their attraction isn't merely just physical. But what happens when your heart gets mixed up into things. CJ kept telling herself, not to fall for Graham. But the more time she spends with him, the more she continues to fall for him.  CJ has always wanted Graham, but knew he was off limits. Graham has always had feelings for her, but I think he pushed them deep....deep down because of his friendship with Sean. But with Sean not alive, will Graham go for it? Would Sean give him his blessings? Would Sean trust Graham with his sister's heart.  Only time will tell....  I guess you have to ONE CLICK, THE V CARD.

So......  I have to mention this. 

For those of you that have read Forbidden Nights (Seductive Nights #5), I felt that The V Card had the same premise. In Forbidden Nights, Nate and Casey, have been friends for years.  Casey trusts Nate completely... with everything, including herself. So it makes perfect sense to Casey to ask Nate for some hands-on guidance, or shall I say tutoring sessions when Casey finds herself in need of some romantic expertise.  Nate is best friends with Casey's brother, Jack. Casey and Jack own a sex toy company.  In The V Card, Graham and Sean own a lingerie company. 

I felt like there were a lot of similarities between the Forbidden Nights and The V Card. Notwithstanding, I enjoyed The V Card. I loved the chemistry between Graham and CJ. I loved the writing style. I loved the comedy between the two. So, for those of you who have not read the Seductive Nights Series, I suggest you do.



   

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About Lauren Blakely: 

 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 85 times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In December she'll release THE V CARD, a sinfully sexy standalone romantic comedy co-written with Lili Valente. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter  

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USA Today bestselling author Lili Valente writes both naughty things and funny things (that are also naughty). She has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale. These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.        

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Friday, December 15, 2017

SALE ALERT !!!!

How can one moment, when their world seemed so right, cause Jamie and Camryn's perfect lives to spiral out of control? Will they be able to withstand the turbulent storm that has the power to destroy their relationship?


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Two lives…as close to perfect as they can be.

Camryn Townsend has everything she’s always dreamed of…an amazing family, supportive friends, and the perfect job. Everything a girl could want. Or is it? A trip back to her childhood home threatens to unravel her web of perfection.

Her problem…she’s in love with her best friend and she’s too scared to sacrifice their friendship for a love she’s always wanted. 

Jamie Banks’ life is the epitome of perfection. His company is thriving, his band is on the cusp of stardom, and the girl he loves is returning home.

His problem…the girl he loves has been his best friend for as long as he can remember and he’s not sure he’s ready to sacrifice his best friend for a lover. Pursuing a relationship with the possibility of losing her has him second-guessing everything he knows.

Unspoken words are the only thing standing in their way.
REVIEWS FOR UNSPOKEN WORDS

"Without giving any spoilers, just know that Davenport writes a great plot twist which will leave you squirming. Maybe even a little shocked. However, her characters are beautifully developed, devoted, and interconnected. The bonds we see between not just Jamie and Camryn, but their extended group of friends is heartwarming. And Jamie can most definitely be added to your list of book boyfriends." – Loredana
"This book gripped me from the first page!!! H.P Davenport delivers a story so gripping and powerful that leaves you breathless and wanting more. It tells a story of two best friends destined to be more and you get to experience their loving and heartbreaking journey."
"I don't think I can say enough about this book. I was sucked into the story from the very beginning (Love when a book can do that!). Life long friend finally realize their depth of love and attraction for each other.)  When tragedy strikes the group of friends in this book all band together. Cami proved just how tough she was..." – Tina
"This story was a wonderful friends to lovers installment! Cami & Jamie's affection for each other leaps off the page. There is a tragedy in this story, and it was written so well, so thoroughly. That part of the story ripped out my heart. But it was written SO WELL! I know, I said that already. The level of emotion thru the whole story was just top notch..." - Carrie Marie
"5 stars for a beautifully written love story that tested time, overcoming a horrific event and together they held strong for each other."


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Penelope Ward's novel Jake Undone is on sale for a VERY limited time for .99! And also for a LIMITED TIME, you can claim JAKE UNDERSTOOD (the full-length sequel and alternate POV book--$4.99 value) for FREE when you buy Jake Undone! You’ll find the links for Jake Understood INSIDE Jake Undone! Pick up the full duet for only .99! This will never be offered again!

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JAKE UNDONE SYNOPSIS:
From the New York Times Bestselling author of Stepbrother Dearest, comes a new sexy STANDALONE novel.

Nina Kennedy was alive…but not living…until she met him.

Planes, trains, heights…you name it, Nina was afraid of it and led a sheltered life ruled by irrational fears and phobias. When she moves to Brooklyn for nursing school, that life is turned upside down, as she develops an intense but unwanted attraction to her gorgeous roommate, who’s pierced, tattooed and just happens to be the smartest person she’s ever met.

Behind Jake Green’s rough exterior and devilish smile, lies a heart of gold. He makes it his mission to change Nina’s outlook on life. When he agrees to tutor her, they forge a bet and the stakes are high as Jake forces Nina to face her demons. He just wasn’t expecting to fall hard for her in the process. 

What Nina doesn’t realize, is that Jake has been living his own private hell. Once he drops a bombshell, will their love survive it?

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Release Day Launch- THE V CARD by Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente

   

A brand new sinfully sexy standalone romantic comedy from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente, THE V CARD is about all of the seduction and emotions that come when one woman is ready to ditch her V card and enlists her brother’s best friend to teach her the art of seduction! What happens next when he agrees to help her get top marks in seven days are lots of steamy and heartfelt moments. THE V CARD is available now!

 

Now available on all retailers! Get your copy delivered now!

   

✮✮✮ THE V CARD is here! Grab your copy today! ✮✮✮

A brand new sinfully sexy standalone romantic comedy from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente!

When you think about how easy it is to lose keys, phones, sunglasses and your dignity on social media, you might figure it'd be a cinch for me to ditch my V Card.

You'd be wrong.

At 25, I run a successful business, live in a fantastic apartment, and have fabulous friends to go out with any night of the week. And yet I'm still a card-carrying member of a club I don't want to belong to anymore. Good thing I know just the man for the deflowering job—my brother’s business partner and best friend.

Graham Campbell is charming, smart, and, I’m told, oh-so-skilled in the sack. As long as I keep my eyes on the prize, there’s no way this pluck-the-flower project could possibly complicate matters.

***

Work and pleasure. As the CEO of a fast-growing company, I've been enjoying both to the fullest. What do I do when the board throws me for an unexpected loop so I can keep my business in my hands? I enlist the help of my best friend's little sister since she holds a big stake in the company. But then I learn there's another big stake she wants.

The one between my legs.

I can do this. Seven nights to teach her everything I know in the bedroom. There's no way I'll fall for her, even though she’s earning top grades in every single sinfully sexy lesson. And turns out I’m learning something too. The trouble is I don’t have the answer key to what to do when I fall hard for her.

And that throws a whole new hitch in my plans.


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"Their chemistry is scorching hot...The V Card is charming, feel-good entertainment punctuated by searing heat, heartwarming moments and the magic of New York City."

- USA Today

Excerpt: 


 As we settle in, the busboy brings the waters, and I cut to the chase. “So, I hate to crash the Sunday Funday vibe, but I invited you to brunch with an ulterior motive. I need a favor.” She spreads her napkin on her lap with a raised brow. “What kind of favor?” “I need you at next Monday’s board meeting. As you know, we lost an important account last month when Beaux RĂªves in Paris went with a cheaper option. Obviously, they aren’t our only account, not by a long shot. But given how volatile the industry has been lately, I need to make it crystal clear to the shareholders that selling isn’t the right path. With the number of mergers and acquisitions going on, they’re seeing dollar signs, but quick money isn’t the answer. That’s where you come in.” “You want them to hear from me because of my shares?” she asks, her brow furrowing. “We don’t have anything close to a majority.” Though CJ inherited Sean’s share of the business when he passed away, that’s not why I need her at the meeting. CJ has a way of putting people at ease, of winning their trust and confidence. She’s a successful business owner in her own right—her accessories company Love Cycle Creations is growing by leaps and bounds every year. Plus, she was courted early on by an accessories conglomerate and she declined—totally the right call, as her company is now a rising star in her field. I nod. “Of course, but that’s not the only reason. I need to convince them that now is not the time to explore getting into bed with a huge multinational retailer. And to do that, it’ll help to hear from someone with an insider’s stock holdings and an outsider’s perspective. I want them to hear from you in particular since you went through something so similar with Love Cycle.” “On a much smaller scale, though. My company is tiny compared to Adored.” “Size doesn’t matter.” I pause to wiggle an eyebrow for effect. “Well, in this case.” A faint blush spreads on her cheeks. “You and the innuendo.” “I do love innuendo. I also love Adored. That’s why I want to keep it the way it is—growing, profitable, and independent. I don’t want it swallowed by some faceless corporate giant.” A smile teases her lips for a moment and then disappears. I can’t read her at all, so I’m on the edge of my seat, waiting for an answer. “Please, CJ,” I add when she stays silent for a long beat. “I need you.” “You need me,” she echoes, her brow smoothing as she sighs. She takes a drink of water, sets down her glass, and runs the tip of her tongue across her lips. I watch her tongue move, wondering why I’ve never noticed how amazing her mouth is. She has the bee-stung lips of a cover girl, in a shade of pink so deep it brings to mind flushed, hot, intimate things. Things I should be thinking of in her presence. In anyone’s presence. Resist, Campbell, resist… Finally, just as I’m gearing up to beg, she looks up, a mysterious smile curving her lips. “I know exactly what you need, Graham.” Damn, that sounded…naughty. I reach for my water glass, needing something to cool me down since innocent words from a woman I’ve known forever are sending my thoughts straight into the gutter. “But before I agree to your request,” she adds, her fingers drumming lightly on the white tablecloth, “I need something from you, too. Something I’ve been thinking long and hard about. Very long. And very hard.” Her eyes meet mine, trouble flickering in her gaze. Glass halfway to my lips, I freeze. Christ. Who the hell is this sexy-as-sin woman, and what has she done with CJ?    

“Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente are a match made in ROM-COM heaven! THE V CARD was an OUTSTANDING romantic comedy that has heart, humor, and an INSANE amount of chemistry! I couldn't take my eyes off the pages for even a minute!”

- Shayna at Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads

   

“Ms. Blakely and Ms. Valente have written a book that allowed me to laugh, swoon, get revved up and fall in love.”

- My Girlfriend’s Couch Blog

 

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Everything you need for a HOT DATE! An adorable Kate Spade hand bag to carry the essentials needed for date night ($179), a $75 Gift Card to the Restaurant of Your Choice, and a $50 Gift Card to your Favorite Lingerie Shop to heat things up after dinner!

 

https://laurenblakely.com/everything-need-hot-date/

   

About Lauren Blakely: 

 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 85 times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In December she'll release THE V CARD, a sinfully sexy standalone romantic comedy co-written with Lili Valente. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter  

Website ** Facebook ** Twitter ** Newsletter ** Goodreads

     

USA Today bestselling author Lili Valente writes both naughty things and funny things (that are also naughty). She has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale. These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.        

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Review Blitz - TORRID LITTLE AFFAIR by Kendall Ryan

     

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The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else. And I have the perfect candidate all picked out.

My new assistant is tempting beyond belief with her curvy body and take-no-shit attitude. All those luscious curves, and a juicy ass I’m already in love with. God, the things that I would do to that ass…

But it’s the haunted look in her eyes that speaks to me. Like she’s taken just as much shit in her past as I have—maybe more. We both deserve a little fun.

Love can’t fix everything. Mind-blowing sex and a few killer orgasms, on the other hand?

I have a feeling those might do the trick.

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REVIEW:

I have to admit, I have not read Book 2 in the series, but I was able to read Torrid Little Affair and follow along quite fine.  I loved Cooper in Dirty Little Secret. I actually wanted Cooper to win Emma's heart, rather than Gavin. But.....  we all know how that worked out.

I wasn't sure what the expect with Cooper's story. I would categorize it as a love at first site book. Cooper fell HARD for his new assistant, Corinne.  Cooper wears his heart on his sleeve. When he falls, he falls hard. He goes after what he wants, and he makes sure to let Corinne know exactly what he wants.

Corinne is hiding something from Cooper. When we find out what it is, I was taken back a little, yet not too surprised. Corinne is VERY loyal, so in my eyes, that earned her points. I wanted Cooper to get his happily ever after, and at times I wanted to punch Corinne for not being honest with him. BUT, I get it. I get why she did what she did. Knowing that Corinne LOVES unconditionally, I am happy that she FINALLY opened up to Cooper. 

I enjoyed this book, but my only complaint is, I felt like the story was rushed a little. At times I thought the story moved too fast. I wanted more of their relationship.  But I guess every relationship moves at its own pace.

        

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Blog Tour CAPTIVATED BY HIM by Terri E. Laine



Captivated by Him, an all-new standalone from Terri E. Laine about an imperfect hero and the woman he can't let go is LIVE!



Captivated by Him by Terri E. Laine
Genre: New Adult Romance
Publishing Date: December 5th, 2017


Fate plays matchmaker with my heart by repeatedly putting Gavin Volk in my path. Our mutually insane attraction is instant, captivating me from the first time we meet.

The wickedly gorgeous guy knows how to set my body on fire with just one look.
And he’s there for me like no guy has been before.

Only, he says he’s not boyfriend material, not good enough for me. But he won’t give me
a reason why. 

If rumors at our college are to be believed, he's dangerous, connected to the mob. I know he would never hurt me physically, but mentally he's shielded by secrets he doesn't trust me enough to share.

Yet, every time he kisses me, I feel it deep down in my soul.
Just when I think I’ve broken down his barriers, he builds a fortress between us again.

Though I want him.
And I know he wants me.
His secrets keep me far from his heart.

I should walk away with my pride intact.
I can’t keep allowing him in my life only to be shattered when he walks away.
Either he proves his love by trusting me or he needs to let me go for good.

However, my greatest fear is that if he tells me what he's hiding, will I be strong enough to stay?



REVIEW:

Gavin captured my attention in Because of Him. We got a glimpse into his life. We saw that there was a connection between Gavin and Megan.  But we didn't know what happened between the two that kept them apart.

Knowing what I know now, I see why Gavin did what he did. Sometimes when you love someone, you need to let them go. Megan's safety meant more that his own happiness. He saw that the 'family' did to those that he loved. Loving someone made them a target.  

With each turn of the page, the author reveals hints. Hints that by the end of the book, I had an Oh My God moment. I would have never connected the dots. I would have never pieced this puzzle together. 

Not only did Gavin sacrifice himself for those that he loves, his family did as well. Gavin will stop at nothing to protect that he loves.  Gavin doesn't explain any of this to Megan, therefore, Megan grows tired of the cat and mouse game. Megan has been captivated by him from the moment she met him. She was drawn to him, in ways that she couldn't explain. But after months of being around each other, being drawn to each other, Gavin takes a little of what Megan is offering. But that isn't enough for Megan. She wants more. She wants all of Gavin. But when Gavin tells her he can't. that may be the last straw. If he doesn't want her, than he needs to leave her alone. Stop showing up where she is, and stop interfering in her life. 

But sometimes when our heads tell us one thing, our hearts tell us something entirely different. The heart is the strongest muscle in our bodies. The heart is what keeps us going. Will Megan follow her heart?  Will Gavin follow his? Will Gavin stay away from Megan?  The better question is, can he stay away from her. 

I have to say, I am obsessed with the covers from this series....  OBSESSED. Talk about holy hotness. I can totally envision these two men in the stories.

Kudos to Terri. This series rocks.

Excerpt:

“If you want to walk me, you can. But I can make it on my own.”
“Lead the way.”
I had to adjust myself; it was going to be an uncomfortable walk. When I glanced up, I got an eye full of her fantastic ass and had to catch up if I didn’t want fucking blue balls tonight.
When we were side by side, she cast me a look. “And don’t think you’re talking your way up to my room. It’s a boy-free zone.”
I chuckled. “You’ve made your point. Believe it or not, I don’t have to beg.”
It was her turn to laugh. “Your ego knows no bounds.”
“It’s not ego, Angel. It’s a fact. And though you are on a short list of girls who have turned me down since before high school, it’s cool.”
She stopped in front of a red brick building, and now I knew which building held her dorm. I filed that away for future reference.
“Well, it’s healthy you learn that not all women are susceptible to your charms.”
Her warm palm reached up and patted my cheek. I captured her wrist and turned it to press a kiss to the skin at the juncture of her hand and arm.
“Never say never, Angel. I might corrupt you yet.”





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About the Author:
Terri E. Laine, USA Today bestselling author, left a lucrative career as a CPA to pursue her love for writing. Outside of her roles as a wife and mother of three, she’s always been a dreamer and as such became an avid reader at a young age.

Many years later, she got a crazy idea to write a novel and set out to try to publish it. With over a dozen titles published under various pen names, the rest is history. Her journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. She looks forward to many more memories to come.
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