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#Review ~ Out of the Box Awakening ~ Jennifer Theriot

Out of the box Awakening


Out of the Box Awakening

by Jennifer Theriot


Olivia is a good woman, a good mother, a good wife. She’s got it made. She doesn’t want anything to change.

Of course, it does…

Swept from her perfect paper-doll life in Houston, Olivia finds herself in Chicago, alone, betrayed, and far from home. Soon everything she thought she knew about herself and her life will be challenged. She has only courage, love, and her passion for music to carry her through the maelstrom—or draw her further in.

Ash is the man who has everything—everything except healing from the losses of a lifetime. His only peace lies in the sweet flow of music pouring from his guitar.

What happens when the married woman and the sexy handsome widower are thrown together by fate?

Out of the Box Awakening is a story of shared passion and shared joy. Jennifer Theriot has written a compelling book about what happens when two people find new life and new love for themselves and for those around them.

Available at Amazon

Allyson’s Review:

What an absolutely wonderful book. I have laughed, cried, wanted to beat Olivia’ s Husband. Jennifer Theriot has a way of writing that makes you feel like you are there. Every Emotion the characters have you feel. This was a wonderfully written book.

After 30 years of marriage Olivia’ s life was turned upside down. Luckily she had a wonderful support system that kept her from completely coming undone. My Heart broke for her because she was the type of person everyone should strive to be like. She had a heart of gold and truly loved unconditionally. Even after having her heart stomped on she still loved whole heartedly and was so forgiving.

Once Ash came into her life, he was her rock. Ash was definitely an alpha male but charming, thoughtful, loving, supportive, respectful, fun as well as extremely protective. Ash wasn’t as easily won over, but once he let someone in he would fight for you till the end.

I could go on and on about this Series and its characters. It was really an excellent read and definitely a book that I would recommend.

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#Review ~ Home to Me ~ Ruth Cardello

Home to Me

by Ruth Cardello

Nick Andrade:
Sexy, charming, bad boy. He’s never been a one woman man, but he’s willing to give it a try every Saturday with Rena.

Rena Sander:
Confident, caring, a woman who plays by the rules. She’s never been in love, and thinks keeping sex with Nick contained to one day a week will protect her heart.

He’s the hot fantasy she’s always craved.
She’s the only woman he’d consider reforming for.

When their relationship is exposed and they must defend it, will these two lovers discover that home is in each other’s arms?

Available at Amazon

Allyson’s Review:

I absolutely love all of Ruth Cardello’ s books! Every time she writes she captures your full attention and makes it impossible to put down. Home to Me was no exception. The reader goes through numerous emotions and by page 2 I was laughing out loud.
This was Nick’ s and Rena’ s Story. Nick was the playboy brother who didn’t take anything seriously except having fun. Hidden underneath his playboy ways was a kind, smart, intelligent, thoughtful and a protective person with a great heart. He was still sexy and adventurous either way. Nick realized that there was more to life than drinking and partying. But by coming to that decision proved not to be an easy road, truths were revealed, people were hurt! Making it difficult for Nick and Rena to weather the storm.
Rena lived her life to please others not herself. Finding herself while Nick is finding himself has the potential to lead to trouble, not to mention family issues as well as nobody wants them together!
This book will definitely grab your attention and keep you turning page after to page, only to get to the end to be sad it’s over. This is a book, I highly recommend reading. It was a wonderful read!

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Review- Explossive Passion (Sealed for You) Marissa Dobson

Navy SEAL Jared “Boom” Taylor is supposed to chaperone his best friend’s sister home, but with a car malfunction and an impending storm, the plan goes out the window. Finding shelter in an abandoned cabin, with the one woman he can’t get off his mind, is his chance to prove to her that military men are worth the added effort.

Boutique owner Wynn Diamond is on the verge of some exciting opportunities and with each new door opening things become more unnerving. Deciding to take refuge in a one-night stand to let off some steam, she never thought it would turn into more.

Could a one-night stand with a man in uniform actually be the forever she had been looking for?

Allyson’s Review
The SEALed for You Series is wonderful, sweet Series. This was Boom’ s Story, who was met in Ace in the Hole. Boom is a Navy Seal, who loves his job. He lives and breathes it. When home for his Best Friend, Ace’ s Wedding, he ends up taking Ace’ s sister Wynn home. Little does he know, that his world is about to change.

Boom has you falling in love with him from page one. He is kind supportive, charming, protective, thoughtful, sexy and romantic. When obstacles are thrown at him, your heart breaks for him. Marissa’ s style of writing makes you feel like you are living the book.

Wynn has you cheering for her from page one. She is strong, determined, caring, supportive and loyal. She has a backbone of steel. Her banner in this book kept you laughing but was a character easily admired.

This was an excellent Military Romance. It was a short but good read. The characters as well as the storyline flowed nicely. There was always a clear sense of place. Basically, A book that would be easy to recommend.

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SSLY recommended read

Review Tour ~ Safe in the Tycoon’s Arms ~ Jennifer Faye

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Safe in the Tycoon’s Arms

By: Jennifer Faye

Releasing March 1st, 2014


The man behind the headlines…

When billionaire Lucas Carrington returns to his New York mansion, he never expects to find beautiful stranger Kate Whitley making herself at home. Invited by his aunt to stay, he soon discovers she’s a woman in need. She’s raising funds for her sick daughter, so he agrees to let her stay—temporarily!

Kate may not belong in Lucas’s high-society world, but she sees there is more to this tycoon than the headlines suggest. Yet with so much at stake, can she trust herself and her heart with New York’s most sought-after bachelor? 

Buy Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Safe-Tycoons-Arms-Harlequin-Romance-ebook/dp/B00FBZMY7Q

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/safe-in-the-tycoons-arms-jennifer-faye/1116871047?ean=9781460327463

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Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Safe-Tycoons-Arms-Harlequin-Romance-ebook/dp/B00FBZMY7Q/ref=la_B00HDOYIHM_1_5_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1387315713&sr=1-5

Allyson’s Review:
Oh wow, this is definitely a book that you need Kleenex for. It was a touching, heartwarming read.

Kate’s strength was absolutely amazing. Her 4 year old daughter had an major illness and only one last chance to help her, and if she could her insurance wouldn’t cover the procedure. My Heart really went out to Kate, she had one blow after another but keep moving forward.

When Kate was invited to stay at Lucas’ s house by his aunt, since he was out of town. Both were surprised to find each other in the house. Even though Lucas was wealthy he had his own difficult past that left scars. Lucas was sexy, charming, thoughtful, protective and supportive.

This was absolutely a wonderful read. I loved this book and highly recommend. 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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Link to Follow Tour: http://tastybooktours.blogspot.com/2013/12/now-booking-tasty-virtual-book-tour-for_19.html


Jennifer - Author PhotoAuthor Info

Jennifer Faye is a two-time RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award nominee. Maybe that’s partly due to the fact that she has spent most of her life with her nose in one book or another. It was only natural that she would go on to spin tales of her own. Now living her dream, she resides in Pennsylvania with her patient husband, one amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter has flown the coop to chase her own dreams) and two spoiled cats. She’d love to hear from you via her website.

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Review ~ True Love’s Fire: A Red Hot Valentine Story (Hell Yeah!) by Sable Hunter

trueloveTrue Love’s Fire: A Red Hot Valentine Story (Hell Yeah!)
by Sable Hunter

Continuing the Hell Yeah! Series with book 12

While vacationing at a cabin in the Ozarks, Scott Walker – Austin neurobiologist, gets snowed-in and has to be rescued by local, Lia Houston. She brings him food, helps him fix his heat and tries to get his car on the road. A monster storm has paralyzed the mountain and as she’s trying to chain his car to her truck, a huge ice-covered limb falls, crushing the front of her pick-up and almost flattening Scott. If she hadn’t moved fast, he’d be a memory – but the brave action on her part comes with a price, she’s injured and stuck with Mr. Know-It-All until the weather abates. Scott doesn’t believe in love, much less love at First Sight. So when he meets Lia, he welcomes the attraction, but fights the tenderness with every breath in his body. Join Sable Hunter as she chronicles their journey from lust to love with a lot of fireworks in between. They meet at the dawn of the New Year, and by Valentine’s Day the fires of True Love are burning bright.

**Content Warning: Contains explicit scenes, details and language. Intended for 18+ Audience

Available at Amazon

Allyson’s Review:
I absolutely love the Hell Yeah! Series. Every Single one of these books has had me hooked from page one. The McCoy Brothers are just dreamy. Each book is steamy filled with Romance, action and suspense.

This was Lia and Scott’s Story. Scott was Aaron McCoy’s neurologist. Scott was sexy, charming, caring, successful, loving, passionate, protective and excellent Dr and surgeon. Scott didn’t believe in love because past relationships, but when snowed in with Lia while on vacation, something changed but struggled to come to terms with it.

Lia lived in a small town, she had been bullied and ridiculed her entire life. Even as an adult, even though she successfully wrote songs and lyrics. She had long ago decided men weren’t worth the trouble. Lia was funny, strong, caring but had a low self esteem because of her past. I highly recommend this series, I wasn’t able to put a single book down.
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Review- The Fine Line – Alicia Kobishop

High school senior Liv Evans has one rule: No attachments. She’s lost enough in her life and has vowed to do whatever it takes to make sure she never again feels the emptiness of losing someone she loves. Boys are a fun distraction, but a serious relationship is something she’d rather live without. Her determination for a future free of pain and heartbreak is put to the test when she meets–and quickly forms an unexpected bond–with Logan Tanner.

Logan has always been a free spirit, but ever since a life-changing event took place, which left him doubting the integrity of those who are closest to him, he’s taken that term to a whole new dangerous level. Learning the hard way that life is too short for worries or work–and that women can’t be trusted–Logan has exchanged steady work for street racing. When Liv walks into his world, everything he thought he knew about life and women is challenged.

In The Fine Line, Liv and Logan will discover if it’s possible for true love to have a future, or if history is destined to repeat itself.
Allyson’s Review
The Fine Line was such a sweet, heartwarming touching book. This was Olivia and Logan’s story.

Logan was extremely charming, friendly, confident, supportive, protective, caring, brave and understanding. After his father’s death left him reeling, Logan got into street racing as well as helping with his family’s mechanic shop. Logan was good at street racing and was pd top dollar to race. But with street racing comes all sorts of dangers.

Logan met Olivia at a party and sparks flew. Olivia’s childhood had been difficult and left her with the impression that relationship’s don’t last. Logan fell hard. He just had to get Olivia to let go of her reservations. Olivia was sweet, funny and caring but at the same time reserved.

Logan’s career choice scared Olivia to death which made her trust issues harder to deal with. They were such a cute couple that truly complemented each other. But they just kept letting insecurities hurt one another. The Fine Line was a wonderful book, that held my attention from page one. This book was filled with love, laughter, and heartbreak as well as danger. I was sad for it to end. I highly recommend this book, it was a great read! 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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SSLY recommended read

Review ~ Something to Treasure by Christy Newton

Something to TreasureSomething to Treasure
by Christy Newton

Book Two
Murder, jealousy and treasure…

When Cammie Adams, determined novice PI, gets an urgent call from her ex, she is compelled to take his case. Miles, a luxury hotel owner and an upstanding citizen of the Upton Hills Community, finds one of the maids dead in an empty suite and turns to Cammie for help to keep his beloved hotel from being tarnished. With her partner and complicated boyfriend, Simon, she takes on a case that might just be their last. Her ex’s hotel is an eighty-year-old building that has secrets of its own. Will Miles win Cammie back? Will Simon stay by her side when the unthinkable happens? Can they catch the murderer to save the hotel and her ex’s reputation or will the case take a turn that will leave them lost forever?

Available at Amazon

Allyson’s Review:
What an absolutely great book. Christy Newton held your attention from page one and had you turning page after to find out what would happen next.

Cammie found out that her father was not dead liked she originally thought after years. When she found out that he was alive and well, she met her father and his partner Simon. Even though there were all kinds of surprises and shocks, Cammie and Simon fell in love and with her father they opened their Private Investigator business.
Cammie was kind, caring, supportive, loyal and understanding as well as strong and determined.

When an employee was murdered at her close friend, Miles’ s Hotel. She immediately steps up to help. Simon was skeptical, not only because it was dangerous but thought Miles wanted more than friendship from Cammie. Simon was sexy, charming, extremely protective, loving, attentive, dangerous but really truly perfect for Cammie. Their investigation quickly turned dangerous and deadly. This is a book I highly recommend. There were parts that were sweet, funny as well as suspenseful. 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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