Archive | October 12, 2013

Review ~ Coming Home by Misty Matthews

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by Misty Matthews

Blurb:
Motorcycle riding, high-powered attorney Alana Stewart is a far cry from the shy, teenager who left Chance determined never to look back. Family obligations force her to return to the town that only holds bad memories for her. A stop at her former sanctuary brings an unexpected surprise…the new manager just might be what she needs to get her through the holidays.

When sexy, leather-clad Alana walks into the bookstore, Connor Tate, has a feeling he may be in for the ride of his life. Despite the fact that their lives are headed in different directions, they are drawn to one another. Connor is determined to prove to Alana that Chance isn’t the place she remembers, but will his efforts fail when she discovers he hasn’t told her the whole truth about himself?

Can they trust each other enough to take a chance on love?

Available at Amazon

Allyson’s Review:
Coming Home was sweet, heartwarming and touching story. Alana came home to her small town,Chance from a fast-track law career in Austin, Texas. Alana in the beginning came across as selfish, putting her self before others, but was really caring, compassionate, able to admit mistakes, driven, hardworking, and strong. Alana didn’t visit much, but took a two week vacation to be with her parents, sister and niece at Christmas. Alana wasn’t popular in school and figured nobody in town noticed or remembered her.

On her way in to town, she stopped at her favorite book store, only to find Conner running it instead of his dad. Alana didn’t expect for instant attraction or the sparks that were flying. I enjoyed Conner’ s character, he was strong, caring, understanding, brave, quiet, loved wholeheartedly, attentive, supportive. Alana had lots of reasons why a relationship was a bad idea. This was a Fun read, it was funny, sweet, and full of romance. I enjoyed this book and Look forward to more by Misty Matthews.

I was given An ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Review ~ Secrets Collide (Bluegrass Brothers) by Kathleen Brooks

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by Kathleen Brooks

Blurb:
This is the fifth novel in the Bluegrass Brothers Series.

After spending the past few months wrapping up his life outside of Keeneston, the mysterious Cy Davies is finally coming home. And he’s not coming alone. After rescuing a sassy investigative reporter for a gossip magazine in a dark alley, he takes her to the one place he knows he can keep her safe — Keeneston.

Gemma Perry was having the worst week of her life. Now she finds herself in a small town where gossip is the currency, a place where she should fit right in. During the most difficult time of her life, Gemma must trust the man that came to her rescue to unlock the clues to bring down a dangerous criminal intent on silencing her.

With their lives in danger, will Gemma and Cy be able to discover themselves and true love?

Available at Amazon

Allyson’s Review:
I love this Series and couldn’t wait for Cy’ s book. Kathleen Brooks did not disappoint, it was everything I was looking for plus some. As for the rest of the series I was completely hooked from page one, with Secrets Collide I couldn’t put this book down. I love the Rose sisters and their tactics, they keep you laughing throughout the book. They all live in a small town in Kentucky with lots of connections.

Cy had been the mysterious brother, whom only came in on special occasions in past books. Nobody knew what he did. I was most definitely surprised by part of his career. As he is retiring and getting ready to move back home, he runs across Gemma, whom is in major trouble. After being shot at, Cy decides to take Gemma back home for his home towns protection. Cy was just as dreamy in this book as I hoped he would be. He was Strong, Sexy, Protective, Charming, just a great guy! I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next in the series!

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Review ~ His Wife for a While ~ Donna Fasano

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by Donna Fasano

Blurb:

Desperate Bachelor

Ben Danvers was about to lose everything―unless he found a woman willing to become his wife. The terms of his grandfather’s will were outrageous, but they were ironclad. Just when Ben was about to give up all hope, the last woman he ever expected to wed made a startling proposal.

Bargaining Bride

Chelsea Carson offered Ben a deal he couldn’t refuse. He could keep the family fruit orchard if he would make her one and only dream come true. But there were to be no strings attached, no messy emotions when it was over. Their makeshift marriage would be perfect―unless Chelsea allowed love to bungle the plan.

Available at Amazon

Allyson’s Review:

What an absolutely wonderful book. This book was heartwarming, touching as well as heartbreaking. Ben and Chelsea got married to save Ben’s family orchard. Ben was so patient, caring, understanding as well as charming and supportive.

Chelsea had closed her self off from people and relationships because of her horrible childhood. This book showed the effects child abuse has on a child. Truthfully during points and time of this book, I was angry at how some people treat children. But truly this was a wonderful read even if I needed Kleenex. I highly recommend this book.

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Review ~ Blue Rules (The Hollywood Rules) ~ Mel Curtis

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by Mel Curtis

Blurb:
Blue has a nice life. He’s got a job in public relations with a local studio and a nice social life with some hot reality stars. But then his father dies and his sister Amber blackmails him into working with her at the Dooley Foundation. His social life grinds to a halt. Now every woman wants him to fix her – and not in bed! And Amber’s got an idea about a new reality show based on their work at the Foundation, featuring him as a matchmaker. Who does she want him to match up? All his really hot, slightly crazy reality show ex-girl friends.

“Sharp, sassy, modern version of a screwball comedy from Hollywood’s Golden Age except a lot hotter.” Jayne Ann Krentz

Available at Amazon

Allyson’s Review:
Blue Rules is the second book in this series. I started out with this book, but then stopped and read the first one. It was much better that way. Dooley Rule started the Dooley Foundation to help people with insecurities, relationships, goals, dreams, etc. When he died he left his company to his children, the only problem his children had unresolved issues with him and the stipulations of the will.

This was Blue’ s Story. The last person in the world Blue ever wanted to be like was his dad. Blue had a no attachment rule for relationships. That rule caused the Avengers to be formed. The Avengers were super creative in making Blue “pay” for dumping them. The negative attention caused problems not only for Blue but for the Foundation. Daddy blows in with solution to Blue’ s problem but has the power to change other things as well. Blue Rules had me laughing out loud as well as being heartwarming and touching. I highly recommend this book and am looking forward to Cora Rules.

I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Cover Reveal ~ Lightning Strike

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by Beverly Ovalle

Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Publishing date: November 2, 2013

Blurb:

For generations Levi’s family had guarded a sacred glen in the mountains. Still far from man this isolated area was a favorite spot of his grandfather. Levi grew up listening to his tales and fell in love without ever having stepped foot there.
Now Levi’s family, led by his grandmother, wanted to sell the land. With only his grandfather and Levi against it, Levi has to prove to the rest of the family why they needed to continue their guardianship. Believing in his grandfather’s tales despite himself, Levi went armed with his camera and his well-known expertise behind the lens and headed out for proof.
Providing that proof and protecting the secrets of the glen from the world, Gaia needs to convince Levi to continue that protection. Daphnaie, the embodiment of his every dream, is sent to show him why, stealing his heart in the process to save her world.

Author bio:
Beverly Ovalle lives in Wisconsin with her husband Edmond of 24 years and two Chinese Water Dragons. Having her own Dragons is expected as she is dragon crazy and anyone that walks in her house can tell. Her son Nicholas is in the US Marines. Her daughter Susannah lives nearby and is a CNA.

Beverly has traveled around the world thanks to five years in the US Navy and has worked for the government in one capacity or another for the past 30 years. Beverly and her brothers have travelled most of the continental United States as children due to the station wagon from Hell. Still active with veterans, she is adjutant for her local AMVETS.

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Book Spotlight ~ Alluring Turmoil

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Alluring Turmoil
By- Skye Turner

Genre- Adult Romance

Expected Publication Date- September 13, 2013

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Alexia Sloane is the 26 year old owner of the highly successful Louisiana coffee shop/bakery, Java and Sweeties. The past couple of years have been all she’s dreamed of and her business takes all of her focus. All of her heart.

Jude Delecroix is the lead singer of one of the most famous rock bands in the country, Bayou Stix and the man who broke Lexi’s heart.

Lexi and Jude have a past.

When Jude comes back to town 8 years after leaving to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a famous musician and comes face to face with Lexi, forces collide, old hurts are brought to the surface, and life as these two have been living it will never be the same.

There are 2 sides to every story, and what happens when the things you believed to be concrete suddenly crumble like ash and fade away?

Welcome to Louisiana where humidity and passion are high and things are not always what they seem.

***Contains graphic sex and language. Not for young readers.***

Links-
Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18170884-alluring-turmoil
Amazon Kindle- http://www.amazon.com/Alluring-Turmoil-Bayou-Stix-ebook/dp/B00F4F08Z8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1378984848&sr=8-2&keywords=Alluring+Turmoil
Amazon Paperback- http://www.amazon.com/Alluring-Turmoil-Bayou-Stix-Volume/dp/1492343846/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378984848&sr=8-1&keywords=Alluring+Turmoil
Smashwords- http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/355838

Playlist Soundtrack for Alluring Turmoil:
Clarity- Zedd
Scream- Usher
Dance
Me to the End of Love- The Civil Wars
All or Nothing- Theory of a Deadman
You and Me- Lifehouse
Rockstar- Nickelback
It’s Not Over- Daughtry
So What- Pink
Asking Too Much- All That Remains
I Can’t Stay Away- The Veronicas
Wanted You More- Lady Antebellum
One More Night- Maroon 5
Blow Me (One Last Kiss)- Pink
If I Didn’t Have You- Thompson Square
Home- Michael Bublé
Not Over You- Gavin DeGraw
Why Do You Love Me- Garbage
Photograph- Nickelback
Broken- Seether, Amy Lee
Desperately Wanting- Better Than Ezra
Blame- Cavo
Come & Get It- Selena Gomez
Everybody’s Fool- Evanescence
If I Ever Get Around To Living- John Mayer
Fortune and Pain- Kyle Turley
I Could Not Ask For More- Edwin McCain
Thanks To You- All Time Low
Trying Not To Love You- Nickelback
Cruise- Florida Georgia Line
When You Were Mine- Lady Antebellum
You Don’t Know Her Like I Do- Brantley Gilbert
Lost In You- Three Days Grace
You Lie- The Band Perry
Screwed Up and Beautiful- Better Than Ezra
Who You Are- Jessie J
Something To Talk About- Bonnie Raitt
Someone Else Calling You Baby- Luke Bryan
The Man Who Never Lied- Maroon 5
First Time- Jonas Brothers
After All- Cher and Peter Cetera
Think Twice- Eve 6

About the Author-
Skye Turner is an avid reader and an editor turned writer.

She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University where she majored in Mass Communications, centering her studies in Journalism.

She lives in small town Louisiana with her husband, 2 children, and 4 fur babies.

When she’s not chained to her laptop pounding out sexy stories she can usually be found playing Supermom, reading, gardening (playing in the dirt), listening to music and dancing like a fool, or catching up on her family oriented blog.

Links-

Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7164331.Skye_Turner

Twitter- https://twitter.com/SkyeTurner_Auth

Website- http://skyeturnerauthor.com/

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